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24 May 2000 description


U.S. seeks to curb illegitimate trade in Africa
The State Department on May 23 issued a fact sheet outlining U.S. involvement in initiatives that seek "to curb the powerful and far-reaching impact of the illegitimate diamond trade on African conflicts, particularly in Sierra Leone, Congo, and Angola."

Following is the text of the fact sheet:

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Office of the Spokesman
May 23, 2000
FACT SHEET
US INITIATIVES ON "CONFLICT DIAMONDS"

28 Mar 2000 description

(Internally displaced persons should be protected as refugees) (3650)

17 Feb 2000 description

AIDS in Africa, Clinton/Moi meeting, Zimbabwe, Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, exports/imports, Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Mandela, Burundi
Senior Administration Officials briefed at the White House on the Africa Summit.

Following is the White House transcript:

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THE WHITE HOUSE

17 Feb 2000 description

Says Africa must get "fair share" of U.S. foreign policy funds

09 Feb 2000 description

Primary responsibility rests with host government, Cunningham says

04 Feb 2000 description

Envoy says 2000 must be the "year of Africa"

06 Jan 2000 description

U.S. Vice Pres. Gore will kick off deliberations at AIDS session
By Judy Aita

07 Oct 1999 description

By Judy Aita, Department of State Washington File Staff Corresponden

Fowler says the step will hamper UNITA's ability to buy arms

United Nations -- The decision by the South African diamond group De Beers to stop buying diamonds from Angola is an important step in curbing UNITA's source of revenue to continue the Angolan civil war, the chairman of the Security Council's Angolan Sanctions Committee said October 7.

De Beers said October 6 that it would stop buying diamonds from Angola except for those originating under a preexisting contract it has with a joint venture …

10 Aug 1999 description

U.S. contributes $13.5 million

By Wendy Lubetkin

03 Aug 1999 description

State Dept. Spokesman Rubin's August 3 statement

The U.S. government "is encouraged by the strong statement in support of peace issued recently by the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Angola," State Department Spokesman James Rubin said August 3 in Washington.

He added: "We applaud the bishops' call for access to all Angolans in need of humanitarian relief, and we endorse their call for peace."

Following is the text of Rubin's statement:

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
For Immediate Release

26 Jul 1999 description

By Judy Aita
USIA United Nations Correspondent

22 Jul 1999 description

Personal drawings, artist portraits begin U.S. tour
By Karen Molchanow

17 Nov 1998 description

RICE BRIEFS REPORTERS ON RECENT AFRICA TRIP
(Went to listen to African leaders) (1430)

By Charles W. Corey

15 Dec 1997 description

(Same day Savimbi declines Albright meeting) (1470)

WASHINGTON -- The White House on December 15 announced additional sanctions against the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and issued a proclamation by President Clinton imposing entry restrictions here against UNITA members and their families.

In a December 12 letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, released by the White House press office December 15, Clinton indicated that the sanctions are a result of UNITA's failure to implement its part of a …

12 Dec 1997 description

(12/12 Albright statement at Chevron facility) (640)

CABINDA, Angola -- The United States has "important national interests" in helping Angola and other African nations build strong, diversified economies, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said December 12 in Cabinda, Angola.

But Albright, on a weeklong, seven-nation visit to the continent, stressed here that U.S.

03 Dec 1997 description

(Will meet with President Dos Santos) (120)

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's December 8-15 trip to Africa will include a stop in Angola, the State Department announced December 3.

Following is the text of the announcement:

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

24 Sep 1997 description

(Continuing threat to U.S. foreign policy) (320)

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced September 24 that it would continue sanctions against UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola).

A statement issued by the White House stressed that "the actions and policies of UNITA pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States."

Following is the text of the statement:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

04 Sep 1997 description

(Director Miller briefs USIA on September 6-17 trip) (850)

By Jim Fisher-Thompson

USIA Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Opportunities in oil, diamonds, fish, and tourism, in an atmosphere of political stability, are the reasons the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is leading a U.S. trade mission to Angola and Namibia September 6-17, according to CCA Executive Director David Miller.

Miller, who will lead representatives from 37 of CCA's 150 member firms to the two southern African nations, told a U.S.

21 Aug 1997 description

(U.S., Russia, Portugal writing resolution) (440)
By Judy Aita