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Tuesday, December 9, 1997

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  • Africa and the United States

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright laid out the Clinton administration’s African agenda in a major speech today to the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Among other things, she promoted the president’s June initiative to lower tariffs so Africa can export more goods to the United States. Last year, two-way trade was just $21.3 billion.

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal

    An international panel of jurists, political leaders, cultural figures, and labor and community activists gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this weekend to hear charges that Pennsylvania officials systematically violated the civil rights of journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

  • Islamic Conference

    Some 2,000 official delegates are expected to attend the three-day summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference which beings today in Tehran, Iran. They include some 35 heads of state from Muslim countries all over the world. The 55-member organization’s summit will discuss issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and ways of improving trade and economic relations between Islamic countries.