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August 11, 2014  Africa: Investment for Whom?
    "While governance remains an issue for many African countries, structural deficiencies in the U.S. financial system are just as responsible for driving the outflow of illicit capital. ... The burden for curtailing these illicit flows must be shared equally by policymakers in the U.S. and in Africa for this partnership to be effective." - Global Financial Integrity

July 29, 2014  USA/Africa: A Dubious Summit
    "Starting August 4, the Obama Administration will host a mini replica of an African Union (AU) summit. As many as 40 heads of state from the continent will be on hand for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a conference that will look at ways to boost trade and investment in the continent, tap into Africa's burgeoning youth population, and promote good governance. ... Unfortunately, unless a major change is made, the summit risks simply becoming an AU heads of state road trip with a photo-op at the end to confirm that they visited Washington before returning home." - Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International

March 13, 2014  USA/Africa: Military Perspectives
    Last week the U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), outlining the overall strategic perspectives for the U.S. military for the next four years. The release came together with White House release of the government's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. Neither the budget nor the QDR provide details about Africa, but the ratio of proposed spending totals is revealing. The proposed budget for peacekeeping, which falls under the Department of State, is $2.5 billion, while the budget for the Department of Defense is $496 billion, almost two hundred times as great.

January 27, 2014  USA/Africa: Exporting Homophobia
May   8, 2013  USA/Africa: Immigration Reform Needs Fixing
Nov 15, 2012  USA/Africa: A Rare Policy Success
Jun 20, 2012  USA/Africa: Reject "Terrorist" Designation for Boko Haram
Jun   1, 2012  USA/Africa: Rising Pressures for Militarization
Aug 18, 2011  USA/Africa: Wage Penalties for Black Immigrants
Aug 18, 2011  USA/Africa: New Data on African Immigrants
Jun 30, 2011  USA/Gabon: Blind Eye for Corruption
Dec 14, 2010  USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 2
Dec 14, 2010  USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 1
Aug   2, 2010  USA/Africa: New Evidence on Lumumba Death
Aug   2, 2010  USA/Congo (Kinshasa): Conflict Minerals Law
Jul   9, 2010  USA/Africa: Detroit to Dakar
Jun   5, 2010  USA/Nigeria: By Way of Comparison
Mar   30 2010  USA/Somalia: Engage or Disengage?
Feb   8, 2010  USA/Africa: Two to Tango
Dec   6, 2009  USA/Africa: AIDS - Yes, We Can?
Dec   6, 2009  USA/Africa: AIDS - No We Can't?
Nov   6, 2009  USA/Africa: Supporting Global Health
Sep 15, 2009  USA/Somalia: Slippery Slope
Aug   4, 2009  USA/Kenya: What Kind of Partnership?
Jul 21, 2009  USA/Africa: Trade Profile
Jul 21, 2009  USA/Africa: After the Speech
Jul 10, 2009  USA/Africa: Obama in Ghana, What Kind of Change?
Jun 24, 2009  USA/Uganda: Recovery from Conflict?
May 10, 2009  USA/Africa: Underfunding Global Health
Apr 14, 2009  USA/Nigeria: Halliburton Fallout
Mar 18, 2009  USA/Africa: Making Peace or Fueling War
Mar   1, 2009  USA/Africa: Waiting for Change
Feb 25, 2009  USA/Africa: Global Health Policy
Dec 18, 2008  USA/Africa: Global Health Commitment
Dec 14, 2008  USA/Somalia: Obama's First Africa Test
Nov 18, 2008  USA/Africa: Reflections on the Transition
Oct 31, 2008  USA/Nigeria: Chevron on Trial
Sep 13, 2008  USA/Africa: New Policy Prospects?
Aug   2, 2008  USA: AIDS & Black America
Mar 14, 2008  USA/Africa: Africom vs. Peacekeeping
Mar   3, 2008  USA/Africa: Health Policy Updates
Feb 21, 2008  USA/Africa: Images and Issues
Feb   5, 2008  USA/Africa: Health Budget Falls Short
Aug   1, 2007  USA/Africa: Questioning AFRICOM, 2
Aug   1, 2007  USA/Africa: Questioning AFRICOM, 1
May   7, 2007  USA/Africa: More than Just a Mvule Tree
Jan 16, 2007  USA/Africa: Constructing a Terror Front
Nov 28, 2005  USA/Africa: Global Gag Rule Expands
Sep   6, 2005  USA/Africa: Call for Food Aid Reform
Mar   23 2005  USA/Africa: Cotton Dumping
Feb   1, 2005  USA/Africa: Textile Meltdown?
Oct 26, 2004  USA/Africa: Fair Elections?
Jul 28, 2004  USA/Africa: Oil and Transparency
Jun 10, 2004  USA/Africa: Peacekeeping Repackaged
Apr   5, 2004  USA/Africa: Policy Prospects
Mar 31, 2004  Rwanda/USA: "The System Worked"
Jan   6, 2004  USA/Africa: Health Unilateralism

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

August 18, 2014  Africa: From Kerosene to Solar
July 14, 2014  Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
July 7, 2014  Africa: Trade Union Perspectives
June 30, 2014  Africa: Clean Energy Most Cost-Effective
June 16, 2014  Africa: Investor Perspectives

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-09-20 USA/Africa: Broken Promises & Betrayals
2003-07-19 USA/Africa: When Mr. President Came Shopping
2003-07-09 USA/Africa: Show Us the Money!
2003-07-07 USA/Africa: Still Waffling on Generics
2003-07-03 USA/Africa: More than a Trip?
2003-06-29 USA/Africa: Trade Wars, 1
2003-06-29 USA/Africa: Trade Wars, 2
2003-03-07 USA/Africa: Anti-War Statements, 1
2003-03-07 USA/Africa: Military Programs
2003-03-07 USA/Africa: Anti-War Statements, 2
2003-01-29 USA/Africa: AIDS Initiative, Famine Update
2003-01-23 USA/Africa: Malign Neglect
2003-01-14 USA/Africa: Trade Meeting, 1
2003-01-14 USA/Africa: Trade Meeting, 2
2002-11-20 USA/Africa: Mobilizing for the Right to Health
2002-10-04 USA/Africa: Questions for Candidates
2002-08-01 USA/Africa: New Data on Murder of Lumumba
2002-07-25 USA/Africa: Anthrax, History and Security
2002-05-13 USA/Africa: Sign-On Letter to Treasury Secretary
2002-01-13 USA/Africa: Organizing on Africa in the USA
2001-10-29 USA/Africa: Economic Policy, 2
2001-10-29 USA/Africa: Economic Policy, 1
2001-10-15 USA: Global Health Fund Alert
2001-07-09 USA/Africa: Urgent Senate Action
2001-06-08 USA: AID Chief Displays Racism, Ignorance
2001-05-10 USA: Action Alert / Failing the Test on Global AIDS
2000-12-13 USA: Color of Election 2000
2000-12-13 USA: Bush and Africa, the Coming Apathy
2000-09-26 USA/Africa: UN Funding
2000-08-22 USA: Nigeria Policy, Letters
2000-08-21 USA: Nigeria Policy, Statement
2000-05-05 USA: Global Infectious Disease Threat
2000-03-23 USA: Summit Documents, 5
2000-03-23 USA: Summit Documents, 4
2000-02-28 USA: Summit Documents, 3
2000-02-27 USA: Summit Documents, 2
2000-02-27 USA: Summit Documents, 1
1999-12-06 USA: Trade and Globalization Opinion
1999-10-16 USA: Africa Trade Bills
1999-07-31 USA: Africa Economy Updates
1999-06-01 USA: Africa Policy On-Line Poll
1999-03-22 USA: Africa Conference, Clinton Speech
1999-03-22 USA: Africa Conference, Amoako Speech
1999-03-07 USA: Africa Trade Documents, 2
1999-03-07 USA: Africa Trade Documents, 1
1999-02-05 USA: Africa Seeds of Hope Act
1998-10-22 USA: Questions for Congress
1998-09-19 USA: Africa Funding
1998-06-11 USA: Changes in Landmine Policy
1998-04-18 USA: Comments after Clinton Trip
1998-03-17 USA: Africa Trade Bill, 2
1998-03-17 USA: Africa Trade Bill, 1
1997-10-27 USA: Letter on Africa Trade
1997-07-09 USA: UN Arrears
1997-06-02 USA: CFR Task Force Statement
1997-04-26 USA: Africa Fund Consultation
1996-10-16 USA: Questions for Candidates, 2
1996-10-16 USA: Questions for Candidates, 1
1996-09-10 USA: African Immigrant on Trial
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