Wednesday, March 18, 1998

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  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Joins Hunger Strike

    Death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal joined some two dozen other prisoners in a hunger strike Monday. The hunger strikers are protesting draconian new prison rules that severely restrict inmates’ access to legal materials.

  • Preview of Clinton’s Africa Trip

    President Clinton leaves this weekend for the only comprehensive trip to Africa ever undertaken by a sitting American president. On the six-country, ten day tour, President Clinton is slated to visit Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Botswana, and Senegal.

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