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- Why Is Africa Married to the IMF?
- By Deji Odetoyinbo. 30 December, 1994.
- Foreign Investment & Sovereignty
- By Ahmed Diwan. January, 1995.
- A Dialog on Economics
- carried on by Thami Medinane, Glen Adler, and William Freund.
27 February, 1995.
- La zone franc
- By Ali Bouchniba. 12 April, 1995.
- CAFA, World Bank and ASA
- By Chris Lowe, 11 May 1995. The Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa
in their Spring 1995 Newsletter are circulating a petition to try to stop the
World Bank from participating in African Studies Association meetings.
- Who Gains and Loses from Globalisation of the
- By Wagaki Mwangi. Econews Africa, December, 1995.
- South Africa's Mbeki Urges African Leaders to Get Wise
- By Susan Linnee, Reuters, 13 July 1999. "Mere moral appeals from the
have-nots to the haves are not likely to take us very far," said the former
South African businessman.
- Africa must embrace globalisation - Mbeki
- By Stephen Laufer, Business Day (Johannesburg), 14 July 1999. At
the OAU summit on globalization, President Thabo Mbeki argues that Africa
had little choice but to embrace globalisation, but it should do so in pursuit
of an ethical economy capable of creating equity, security and sustainable
- World Bank Board Rejects Paper On Poorests' Debt
- By Pratap Chatterjee, Inter Press Service Harare. 14 April,
- The Lusaka Declaration and Areas of Action
- 19-21 May 1999. Outcome of the conference attended by delegates
from debt and jubilee 2000 structures from southern, east and
west African countries.
- Declaration and Resolutions of the African Delegation at the
International Meeting "The dictatorship of Financial Markets? Another world
- By ATTAC in partnership with CADTM/COCAD (Committee for the Cancellation
of Third World debt), DAWN (Development of alternatives for Women in a New Era),
the World Forum of alternatives, CC AMI/MAI (Coordination of Committees against
MAI's clones). Organized in Paris 24-25-26 June 1999.
- Egyptian Writer Slams Donors
- By Lewis Machipisa, IPS, 4 August 1999. Egyptian writer and
political activist, Nawal El Saadawi, criticizes the Zimbabwe aid package
set by the IMF in Harare.
- Botswana Wants New Approach Toward Africa's Debt
- From Panafrican News Agency, 30 August 1999. President Festus Mogae calls
for a new approach toward debt alleviation in Africa, saying previous attempts
to solve the problem were "too little too late."
External trading relations
- Oppose the Crane sub-Saharan Africa Bill!
- A petition of 3 March 1998. The undersigned NGOs support democracy-building
and sustainable social and economic development in Africa, and so they strongly
oppose the Crane Africa bill.
- The Case Against the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act [H.R. 1432]
- From the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, 8 March 1998. The new Africa
Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) does not represent a step forward in US-African relations,
and many Africans agree.
- Trying Not to Be Caught Napping in Trade
- From IPS, 13 April 1998. In Harare, African trade ministers and experts of the OAU and
African Economic Community (AEC) have their first meeting in preparation for the WTO summit
in Seattle, at which they say that they must be prepared to play an active part in designing
the agenda of trade negotiations affecting Africa and shaping their results.
- Opening Up Africa For US Capital
- By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, 17 February 1999. Africa's
"friends" in Congress are preparing to again introduce a "NAFTA-for-Africa"
bill. The basic structure of the Africa trade bill is to condition existing and potentially
some minor new aid and trade benefits on African countries' opening their economies to foreign
investment and adopting the recessionary "structural adjustment" policies of the
International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- African nations against new issues in WTO
- By Martin Khor, Third World Network Features. 15 May 1999. A new round of
negotiations at the World Trade Organisation would entail an "unsustainable
burden" on developing countries, and if there is such a round it should not
include new issues. So concluded a workshop in Kampala, with the participation
of over 40 senior trade policy officials from 21 Eastern and Southern African
- Africa Growth and Opportunity Act Passes House
- Efforts to Oppose Economic Conditionality Defeated; Opponents Focus on Senate.
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Briefing Paper, 19 July 1999. The AGOA
law would link new trade preferences for Africa to structural adjustment reforms
and IMF style conditionalities.
- Civil Society Rejects Attempts To Expand WTO Powers
- By Lewis Machipisa, IPS, 9 September 1999. A group of civil society
rejects attempts to expand the powers of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
and calls for a review of the existing agreements and an assessment of the
world trade body.