William Minter is the editor of AfricaFocus Bulletin. His research focuses on southern Africa and international issues.
On the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS, we may just have turned the corner on battling the disease -- if we commit the resources.
A very small charge on currency transactions could raise billions for development.
While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.
On the eve of Copenhagen, momentum is still falling short of what's needed to prevent disaster. And Africa will feel the effects most of all.
In 2003 U.S. policy toward Africa will be driven almost exclusively by geopolitical considerations related to Washington's war plans against Iraq, and by its geostrategic interests in African oil.