Letters: Apr. 20, 1998

AFRICA RISING

Your report "Africa Rising" was a welcome contribution to a better understanding of what's really happening on the continent [WORLD, March 30], but I missed seeing in-depth coverage of the overall economic situation there. Business is carried out in the name of free and fair competition, but that requires a balance of power, and there is no such balance. There is virtually no protection for Africans against the imported goods and surplus produce from Europe that are being dumped on the market. For many Africans, life is solely a matter of survival and freedom of speech has very little...

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