- "Bush Era Heralds Marginalisation for Africa"
Reuters (www.reuters.com) (12/18/00); Denyer, Simon
Analysts say that the presidency of George W. Bush will
probably leave Africa marginalized by the United States more than
its current status due to an administration that will have little
interest in the continent. There are two African-Americans in
key roles in the upcoming administration, but neither is expected
to push African issues, and Bush is also expected to rely on Vice
President-elect Dick Cheney for foreign policy advice--and Cheney
has a history of opposing sanctions against apartheid South
Africa. President Bill Clinton reclassified the HIV-AIDS
epidemic as a security issue and made other moves to support the
continent's economy, but Bush has already said that Africa does
not fit into U.S. strategic interests, and some analysts say that
American support could be reduced during the new administration.
One expert notes that U.S. interest in Africa may move from aid