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  • Executive Memorandum on June 29, 1989 Zaire's Mobutu Visits America

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 6/29/89 239 ZAIRE'S MOBUTU VISITS AMERICA President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire arrived in Washington this! week for an official visit with George Bush, Administration officials, and congressional leaders.This visit comes just one week after the Zairean leader neg otiated a cease-fire to Angola's 14-year civil war,…

  • Backgrounder posted August 19, 2013 by Brett D. Schaefer, Anthony B. Kim, Charlotte Florance Congress Should Pave the Way for a U.S.–Africa Free Trade Agreement

    Vibrant economic growth and lasting development in sub-Saharan Africa depends greatly on increasing the competitiveness of African entrepreneurs through expanded economic freedom. Since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law in May 2000, AGOA has contributed to that goal by providing expanded duty-free access for most imports from the region and…

  • Backgrounder posted May 18, 2012 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Ray Walser, Ph.D. Saving Somalia: The Next Steps for the Obama Administration

    Abstract: Famine, drought, war, piracy, international terrorism, and the absence of democratic governance: The factors behind, as well as the symptoms of, the failed Somali state are legion. Despite its woes, Somalia has not been considered a U.S. foreign policy priority—an unfortunate relegation that has undermined national security. Yet, as terrorist groups like…

  • Executive Memorandum on September 21, 1990 Time to Rethink U.S. South Africa Policy

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9/21/90 282 TIME TO RETHINK U.S. SOUTH AFRICA POLICY Nextweek'sstate visit by South African President F.W. de lGerk will be an historic moment in United States-South African relations. Never before has a South African head of state been received by a U .S. President. But neither has a South African leader…

  • Backgrounder posted March 26, 1979 by Samuel T. The Front Line States: The Realities in Southern Africa

    Cument, may contain errors) 78 March 26, 1979 THE FR ON T-LINE S TA TES THE REALITIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA INTRODUCTION The Front Line States (FLS) are five subsaharan African nations adjacent to Rhodesia: Angola, Botswana, Mozambi que, Tanzania, and Zambia. All are relatively new nations, all are former white-ruled colonies now ruled by black Africans, and all…

  • Issue Brief posted July 29, 2014 by Brett D. Schaefer, Charlotte Florance, Anthony B. Kim Congress Should Upgrade the African Growth and Opportunity Act

    The House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee will convene a timely hearing on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on July 29. The hearing takes place at a critical juncture for America’s engagement with Africa. AGOA, first enacted under President Bill Clinton and amended and extended by legislation three times under President George W. Bush, enjoys broad…

  • Issue Brief posted August 4, 2014 by Brett D. Schaefer, Charlotte Florance, Anthony B. Kim Setting a Course for Obama’s Rudderless Africa Policy

    A‌frican leaders and citizens had great expectations ‌in 2008 that the election of President Barack Obama would elevate the prominence of Africa and its concerns in U.S. government deliberations. These expectations have not been met with concrete policy action. During President Obama’s first four years in office, he spent less than 24 hours in Africa, making a brief…

  • Backgrounder posted April 30, 1985 by Stuart M. An Investment Strategy to Undermine Apartheid

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 427 April 30, 1985 AN INVESTMENT STRATEGY TO UNDERMINE APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA INTRODUCTION Few Americans, if any, defend South Africa's brutalizing racial separation and discrimination policies that are called apartheid. issue. The issue is, rather, finding the best waysby which the U.S. can foster apartheid's…

  • Issue Brief posted January 22, 2014 by Charlotte Florance, Brett D. Schaefer The United States Should Be More Assertive in South Sudan

    South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is embroiled in a conflict that began as a political dispute but has been intensified by pre-existing ethnic tensions. The number of casualties and refugees is straining government and international humanitarian efforts. If the situation deteriorates further, investments made by the U.S. and the international community will be…

  • Lecture posted February 3, 2006 by Brett D. Schaefer How Economic Freedom Is Central to Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The United States has demonstrated considerable dedication to promoting economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. America has provided about $51.2 billion (in 2003 dollars) in bilateral official develop­ment assistance to sub-Saharan Africa since 1960.[1] Under President George W. Bush, America has dou­bled its development assistance to $19 billion…

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