July 2, 1987
The Senate approved legislation to bar U.S. aid to countries in southern Africa that support the South African guerrilla practice of "necklacing," the killing of blacks suspected of cooperating with South African authorities by burning them alive in rubber tires. The measure--less restrictive than an earlier version approved by the Senate in May--goes to President Reagan, who has indicated that he will sign it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1990 |
At first, the students who filled the University High School gym Tuesday seemed a bit skeptical. A rally to kick off a monthlong hunger relief campaign had just begun and some of the 300 or so students in the audience continued to talk and even shout comments during the presentation.
March 12, 1998 |
The House passed controversial trade legislation Wednesday designed to aid poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa, despite vigorous opposition from some American blacks and liberals who fear that it would threaten low-wage jobs in the United States. The measure, approved 233-186, would grant full access to U.S. markets--free of most import quotas or duties--to those sub-Saharan African countries that are deemed to be moving toward democracy and free-market economies.
January 3, 1987 |
Despite a rise in agricultural production, Africa faces a severe economic crisis in 1987 marked by heavy debt burdens, the collapse of commodity prices and cuts in U.S. aid, a U.N. official said Friday. At a press conference in the Ethiopian capital, Adebayo Adedeji, executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, said adverse conditions in 1986 caused the economic growth rate to drop to 1.2%. That was below the average population growth rate, estimated at nearly 3%.
May 23, 2000 |
President Clinton agreed with South African President Thabo Mbeki on Monday that the United States and other wealthy countries must do their part to help reverse the spread of AIDS in Africa, both by reducing the cost of drugs and by alleviating the poverty that contributes to the epidemic.