Africa Action’s annual Baraza (Kiswahili for “Assembly”), held in Washington, DC, brings together activists from across the U.S. and from Africa for two days of strategic discussions on U.S.-Africa relations.
Please note that as the Baraza files are in our archives, the links to other Web sites are no longer being maintained, and some may no longer be correct.
Africa Action’s Africa Policy E-Journal was suspended in late 2003 after nine years of service to subscribers. All of the documents distributed through the E-Journal (formerly known as the Africa Policy Electronic Distribution List) since 1995 are archived here.
The Africa Policy E-Journal was a free email service that sent an average of two or three emails per week to a readership of more than 13,000 people in the U.S., in Africa and around the world. These emails contained documents relevant to Africa policy, with a specific focus on broad continent-wide issues with implications for international and U.S. policy. The E-Journal featured publications and statements by Africa Action, as well as documents selected for re-posting from other sources. Selection of documents for reposting indicated that Africa Action considered them a useful resource for wider public debate, but not necessarily that Africa Action endorsed all the views expressed in re-posted materials.
The Africa Policy E-Journal provided accessible information and analysis in order to help shape the debate around U.S. policies toward Africa. It allowed Africa Action to highlight perspectives on Africa policy that were usually excluded from the mainstream media, particularly the voices of our partners in African civil society. The E-Journal was designed to highlight particularly important policy statements and background information and analysis on policy issues.
The archives on this website provide access to the entire collection of E-Journal postings (1995 – 2003), organized by year and, for each year, chronologically and by geographic topic headings.
The E-Journal archives contain a wide range of information and links, and we welcome redistribution of these documents by readers, other email lists or websites. We ask that you acknowledge both Africa Action and the original source of any reposted document. While notification is not required, we appreciate hearing how our material is being re-used.
Please note that as these E-Journals are in our archives, the links to other Web sites are no longer being maintained, and some may no longer be correct.
Assessment Project: Weaving the Ties that Bind (2001) In 2001, APIC initiated an 18-month dialogue with grassroots activists to assess needs, interest, and engagement potential on U.S.-Africa relations. Project Announcement (1999) Final Report (2001)
International Policies, African Realities: An Electronic Roundtable (2001) This pilot project provided an electronic space in which Africans, North Americans and others discussed what policy perspectives and understandings of African reality should shape international engagement with Africa.
In 2003, the Africa’s Right to Health campaign targeted 6 key decision-makers as Africa Action’s MOST WANTED, for being the biggest obstacles to global HIV/AIDS funding and expanded treatment.
Responding to mounting domestic pressure, in January 2003 President Bush promised U.S. leadership in the war on AIDS, but he asked for NO new money for his so-called Emergency plan for AIDS relief in 2003 and only half a billion dollars in 2004. The other 5 decision-makers enable President Bush to break his promises. Across the country individuals and groups are demanding an end to the President’s betrayal of Africa’s people as they face the greatest threat to human security in the world today.
Non-Fiction HIV & AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology Ezekiel Kalipeni Susan Craddock, Joseph Oppong, Jayati Ghosh (editors) 2004 Hardcover/Paperback $64.95 / $29.95. IBN#0631223576
Staff Review: This volume examines the complex social and economic factors that have left Africa at the epicenter of the global HIV/AIDS crisis. It includes dozens of articles by experts from a range of disciplines. A wonderful resource, full of important information. Guns and Gandhi in Africa: Pan-African Insights on Nonviolence, Armed Struggle and Liberation. By Bill Sutherland & Matt Meyer 2000. Paperback $19.95 IBN#0865437513
Staff Review: This fine book examines the strategies and tactics used in achieving an end to colonialism, from the point of view of those who led the liberation movements. It is based on dialogues with a broad spectrum of Africans who have played key roles in both revolution and reform.
This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria Karl Maier, 2000 Hardcover/Paperback $20 IBN#1891620606
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country, and its fate has repercussions far beyond its own borders. Maier explores Nigeria’s great promise, as well as the immense social, political and economic challenges that threaten its future. An exceptional book.
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Gates(editors) 1999 Hardcover $100.00 ($70 at Amazon) IBN # 0465000711
Book description: A landmark in reference publishing, Africana is an incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the Black world-a vital resource for families, students, and educators everywhere.This volume includes more than 3,000 articles from more than 200 contributors, covering the African continent and the African Diaspora.
Fault Lines: Journeys into the New South Africa David Goodman, Paul Weinberg (photographer) 1999 Paperback $17.95 IBN #0520217365
Book description: This compelling story is told through the lives of four pairs of South Africans who have experienced apartheid from opposite sides of the racial and political divide. Taken together, these profiles provide the first in-depth look at the social dynamics of post-apartheid South Africa.