David Johnson

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THIS POSTING IS COURTESY OF David Johnson, an international consultant specializing in financial & personal privacy, security and investigative matters. He has lived in Asia for close to two years, where he saw ten countries, and plans to travel much of Europe, some of Latin America & the Carribean, and a bit of Africa & the Middle East. He is the editor of Information Gatherer Newsletter, a quarterly e-mail publication for private detectives, information brokers, researchers, and journalists, and frequently writes on issues of interest to the global-thinking individual. He seeks to make contact and communicate with Internet users who live outside the U.S., and may be contacted via e-mail at

Any and all correspondence (including questions & comments) is most welcome.

Please feel free to distribute, post, or archive this information (in its entirety) on any computer system worldwide. The publication and/or distribution of this article in paper format is prohibited without consent of the author.

From: (David Johnson)
Newsgroups: soc.culture.african
Subject: Africa: Resources for the curious
Date: 16 Aug 1994 15:55:41 GMT
Message-ID: <32qnht$>

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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