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  • Publication Date: 04-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: This week when the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold their annual spring meetings in Washington, DC, Africa's debt crisis will hardly appear on their agenda.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Economics, Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States, Iraq, Washington, Middle East, Arabia
  • Author: Salih Booker, Ann-Louise Colgan
  • Publication Date: 01-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: The U.S.' Africa policy will continue to be characterized by a duplicity that has emerged as the principal hallmark of the Bush Administration approach to the continent. On the one hand, Africa's priorities are being marginalized and undermined by a U.S. foreign policy preoccupied with other parts of the world. On the other hand, the Bush White House is callously manipulating Africa, claiming to champion the continent's needs with its compassionate conservative agenda.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Economics, Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty, War
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States
  • Author: Salih Booker, Phill Wilson
  • Publication Date: 12-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: In his January State of the Union Address, President George Bush announced an "Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief" that promised $3 billion a year in funding focused primarily on Africa and the Caribbean. Within weeks he broke that promise by seeking no new funding for 2003 and by requesting less than half a billion for the new effort in his 2004 budget. On the domestic front, this administration has proposed flat funding of the AIDS portfolio-which amounts to a decrease in funding- and diverted resources from HIV/AIDS research.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States, Caribbean
  • Publication Date: 11-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: MYTH: President Bush has significantly increased funding to fight AIDS in Africa. FACT: Bush is providing NO new money to fight AIDS in Africa this year. President Bush announced a $15 billion "emergency plan" to fight AIDS in Africa - but this was an empty promise. The President resident has requested NO new money for 2003, and very little for 2004. This is far less than the U.S. can, and should, provide. As a first step, Bush must show global leadership by providing the full $15 billion he promised. While he continues to stall, 7,000 Africans are dying everyday.
  • Topic: Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa
  • Publication Date: 04-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: Gender inequalities are a major driving force behind the global AIDS crisis. Around the world, AIDS takes its most devastating toll on women and girls. Globally, nearly 5,000 women become infected with HIV every day. Hardest hit of all are Black women and girls in Africa and in the U.S., who are most vulnerable as a result of poverty and discrimination.
  • Topic: Gender Issues, Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States
  • Publication Date: 04-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: HIV/AIDS is a deadly global threat, and no one is immune. But some people are more vulnerable than others. At home and abroad, AIDS takes its most devastating toll in poor communities, where people lack access to adequate health care.
  • Topic: Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa, United States
  • Publication Date: 04-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Africa Policy Information Center
  • Abstract: Africa is “Ground Zero” of the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Home to just over 10% of the world's population, sub-Saharan Africa has more than 75% of the world's HIV/AIDS cases. Africa has been hardest hit by HIV/AIDS because poverty has left its people most vulnerable. Inadequate access to health care services in Africa has fueled the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, racism has prevented an urgent international response and continues to cost millions of African lives.
  • Topic: Human Rights, Human Welfare, Poverty
  • Political Geography: Africa