Newsweek Examines Africa Under the Bush Administration
Stating that President Clinton gave Africa "unprecedented -- if intermittent -- attention" while in office, Newsweek editor Tom Masland examines in an op-ed how experts are viewing President-elect Bush's choice of foreign policy advisers and the effect they will have on U.S. policy toward Africa. Masland writes that Africa's problems "deepened" this year, despite the Clinton administration's attention to the continent, and despite U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's declaration that "Africa matters" and his staging of a "month of Africa" last January. This year, an additional $100 million was allocated to fight HIV/AIDS internationally, bringing U.S. funds to fight the pandemic to $340 million, although that funding is "nowhere near" the $3 billion the United Nations says is needed. Africa saw visits from Clinton and nearly every cabinet member during his second term, but war rages on in the Congo, the U.N. mission to Sierra Leone was thwarted and peace has not beeThis is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.