President Bush Issues a National Emergency on Congo

Dear Friends of Congo Global Action,

In a financial crisis such as the one we all are experiencing today, things may seem a little uncertain, more so for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been in crisis for more than a decade and whose suffering has been immeasurable. But we shouldn’t forget that the Congolese people are still hopeful and deserve our attention and our voice so that they can have peace and prosperity for themselves and their country. Continue reading President Bush Issues a National Emergency on Congo

Defense Contractors’ Growing African Business

Business Week
Northrop, Lockheed Martin, and other defense outfits see opportunities as the U.S. government, private industry, and the U.N. spend more in Africa

By Lawrence Delevingne

Five years ago, Africa didn’t matter much to DynCorp International (DCP). The Falls Church (Va.) company had its hands full in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it recruited, trained, and supplied police. But with big new contracts in Liberia, Sudan, and Somalia—and lots of potential business elsewhere on the continent—DynCorp’s interest in Africa is growing fast. In fact, Africa is now so important that the company this month is paying to be the top sponsor of a Washington conference for defense contractors focused on the region.
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