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Vol 47 No 25

Published 15th December 2006

Washington shuffle

The new Democratic Congress will press the Bush administration harder on Africa

The Democratic takeover of Congress in early January will see a reshuffle in the key foreign relations committees and growing pressure on the George W. Bush administration's policy on Sudan and Somalia. Representative Tom Lantos (Democrat) will take over the chair of the House Committee on International Relations from Henry Hyde (Republican) and Donald Payne (D) will take over as chair of the House sub-committee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operarations from Chris Smith (R).

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