U.S. foreign policy: Africa as a whole

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Africa’s New ‘Friend’: Is the US just playing catch-up, or stumbling toward neo-colonialism?
By Milan Vesely, Toward Freedom, February 1998. As the old colonial powers retreat from Africa, the US is rushing in. Is the diplomatic frenzy driven by colonialist economic objectives? The corporate penetration of Africa. What is needed is a clearly defined US government policy dealing with African governments.
United States Arms Perpetuate African war
Opinion by Clarence Lusane, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wednesday 16 February 2000. A new report from the New York-based World Policy Institute implicates the US in the Congo war and other troubles besetting Africa. The continuing trade in U.S. arms to Africa, specifically the Congo, under the Clinton administration.
Clinton’s Africa policy: A thousand triumphs, a million dead
Dr. Joseph Opala, James Madison University, Virginia, 24 April 2000. Clinton’s Africa policy is not just bad, but the worst ever, and his high profile Africa tour in 1998 was mere window dressing. Using his gift for political spin, Clinton has managed to project an image of sincere concern for Africa, while actually inflicting terrible damage on both Africa and US interests in Africa.
Waging War Against Africa: Will Bush Follow Clinton’s Lead?
By William G. Martin, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, 20 December 2000. A dangerous policy path: Bush accelerating not simply the Reagan but Clinton legacy by casting Africa as a threat to the people of the US, and moving to segregate and destabilize Africans at home and abroad.
Privatizing Prisons from the USA to SA: Controlling Dangerous Africans across the Atlantic
By William G. Martin, ACAS Bulletin, Winter 2001. A litany of sexual and sadistic abuses has led state governments to terminate contracts with Wackenhut. Corporate interests are interwoven with a major theme of US policy towards Africa: containment. Africa is seen as a direct threat to the U.S. for non-military reasons: Africa, we are told, is a major source of international crime, narcotics, and disease. And this elicits a security response of a new order.
Bush’s Visit a Non-Event
By Tim Chigodo, The Herald (Herare), 27 June 2002. Very few Africans will find excitement and joy in the proposed visit to the continent by American President George W. Bush following his hard-line stance on Third World states.
Eat GM or starve, America tells Africa
By Manoah Esipisu, Friday 26 July 2002. Countries facing famine in southern Africa should accept genetically modified (GMO) food or risk death for millions of its people, a top U.S. official has said. Traditionally, half of Southern AFrica's food donations have come from the U.S. The U.S. AID cannot certify the food is GMO-free.
Larger US Troop Presence in Africa
By Charles Cobb Jr., Washington, DC, 2 May 2003. A new indication that Washington’s anti-terrorism efforts may continue to involve U.S. troops in Africa. Nato Supreme Commander suggested that the US plans to boost its troop presence in Africa, where there are “ large ungoverned areas…that are clearly the new routes of narco-trafficking, terrorists’ training and hotbeds of instability̶
Bush Administration on a Collision Course with Africa
Press release, Africa Action, Wednesday 2 July 2003. President Bush: misleading American public with empty promises to Africa. four leading advocacy organizations examine the current state of U.S. Africa policy and offer a critical analysis of Bush policies on key issues in U.S. Africa relations.
In the Business of Exporting American Disasters
The Cape Times, [ca. 3 July 2003]. Bush is visiting Africa at a time when U.S. foreign policy is shoving egocentric policies down other countries’ throats, while kicking aside international diplomacy and negotiations. American imperialism is on a roll.
Talking Points on President Bush’s trip to Africa and on the Bush Administration’s Africa Policy
From Africa Action, [7 July 2003]. Talking points covering the key issues in U.S. Africa policy. Each issue is briefly described and followed by a list of relevant facts.