USAFRICOM-related news stories for April 29, 2010 (From the Beltway/From and About Africa)

Recent Publications on Sudan, Uganda, Swaziland, Nigeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Niger

Sudan’s Future Is Now, U.S. Envoy Says (New York Times)

WASHINGTON — A day after Sudan’s leader coasted to victory in a fraud-tainted election, a senior Obama administration official defended the vote, and said the United States should turn its attention to getting southern Sudan ready for its likely future as an independent state.

American Corps to Serve As Teachers (New Vision)

KAMPALA, Uganda — American Peace Corps Volunteers will serve as teachers and also support economic development activities countrywide.

Nigeria, Spain agree to collaborate on security in Gulf of Guinea (

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria and Spain have agreed to collaborate in providing security in the Gulf of Guinea and the West Africa sub-region, Mr Angel Fernandes, the Spanish ambassador to Nigeria, said in Abuja on Tuesday.

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1 Response to “USAFRICOM-related news stories for April 29, 2010 (From the Beltway/From and About Africa)”

  1. 1 mutulekilonzo May 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The potential impact of a delayed renewal of the third country fabric provision of AGOA is grave. Third country fabric is the most successful components of the AGOA legislation and can be credited with over 100,000 direct jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Apparel orders are drying up due to the uncertainty surrounding the provision. In Kenya alone, over 40,000 factory workers could very likely lose their jobs if third country fabric is not renewed in a timely manner. The apparel industry in SSA rely on the third country fabric provision; without it there is a very real possibility that the investors in the apparel factories will pack up and move production to some other part of the world as happened in Madagascar following its loss of AGOA eligibility in 2009. This would cause enormous economic strife in countries that are strong partners of the United States. On September 30, 2012, the third country fabric AGOA provision will expire. With barely six months to go, further delay threatens the lives of 1 Million people, mostly women who work in the apparel sector. We estimate that each factory worker supports ten additional people. If third country fabric is not renewed soon, these jobs will disappear and Africa’s poverty rate will sour by over 55%.
    Dr. Richard Mutule Kilonzo, Chief Executive, Export Processing Zones Authority – Kenya

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