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Articles from New African (October 1, 2004)

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'An unencrypted email is like a letter without an envelope': "how do we know that Saddam has WMD? Because we've still got the receipts"--Bill Hicks, the late British comedian. Ankomah, Baffour 1567
'If you want a nigger for a neighbour vote Liberal or Labour': Smethwick 1964 is the nasty smell in British politics which everyone in the country's public life wishes would go away. Goodwin, Clayton 1854
'No matter where you come from, so long as you are a black man, you are an African'. Zamani, Kubara Interview 6070
'Only the best is good enough for Africa'. Konotey-Ahulu, Felix I.D. 1726
Africa does have a glorious past. Cover Story 806
Africa: fastest growing mobile market in the world; There is good news from the mobile telephone front in Africa. Celtel International, the continent's dominant provider, is making huge inroads and is now the leader in 10 of the 13 countries in which it operates. Stuart Price reports. Price, Stuart 479
Africa: the mercenaries must be stopped! Cameron Duodu on the abortive attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea by mercenaries. He wants Africa to send out a clear message that the continent will not tolerate interference in its affairs by any latter-day incarnations of Cecil Rhodes. Duodu, Cameron 3178
African development bank ... you kidding? This is the story of how Africa got a development bank in 1963, thanks largely to the determination of a visionary Liberian technocrat, Dr Romeo Horton, who would not allow even the World Bank to browbeat him on the issue. Omar Ben Yedder reports. Yedder, Omar Ben 692
African Diaspora at the Olympics. Illustration 143
Aggrey of Africa. Konotey-Ahulu, Felix Letter to the Editor 139
Ancient Africans in recent America: in continental United States, there were Africans who came before slavery, before Columbus, and thousands of years before Christ. They were engaged in boat building, seafaring, trade and commerce. They still exist today, owning millions of acres of lands in the southern United States and the Mississippi Valley. But don't expect to read about them in the mainstream media, reports Paul Barton. Barton, Paul 1425
Balance, please. Neath, Anthony G. Letter to the Editor 102
Be strong, Stella. Akomolafe, Femi Letter to the Editor 263
Bravo Namibia. Gyamera, Anthony Letter to the Editor 164
Brazil: the cult of whiteness; Abdias do Nascimento, the African-Brazilian senator, artist and author, writes on the disappearing blackness of the country's African-descended people. do Nascimento, Abdias 717
Cameroon: first African MP in Canada; On 28 June, Maka Kotto became the first African to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, on the ticket of the Bloc Quebecois, a party dedicated to Quebec independence. Robin Philpot reports from Montreal. Philpot, Robin 751
Cote d'Ivoire: no peace, no war; Efforts to put the fragile Ivorian peace pact back on course have taken the key stakeholders to Accra, the Ghanaian capital, for the third time. The question is, will the Accord work this time? Josephine Akarue reports from Abidjan. Akarue, Josephine 946
Either you are with Kibaki or ... Chege, John Maina Letter to the Editor 198
Ethiopia/Eritrea: close to war again! Eritrea and Ethiopia fought a devastating border war from 1998 to 2000 that killed over 75,000 people on both sides. The two countries are close to war again, according to reliable sources in both countries. Baffour Ankomah reports. Ankomah, Baffour 1323
Ghana: Kufuor set for second victory; As the 7 December General Election draws near, the overriding concern of the electorate is peace and stability, reports George Frank Asmah from Accra. Asmah, George Frank 762
Great stuff. Akol, William Letter to the Editor 188
In defence of Teresa Heinz Kerry. de Figueiredo, Antonio Letter to the Editor 463
Long before Columbus, West Africans traded with the Americas: Paul Barton writes on one of the least reported facts of African and world history. Barton, Paul 497
Malawi: former president in trouble? The former Malawian president, Bakili Muluzi, may not enjoy the comfortable retirement he expected, reports Hobbs Gama. Gama, Hobbs 384
Mazrui is Kenyan. Bemath, Abdul Samed Letter to the Editor 96
No, not IBB again. Johns, Trevor Letter to the Editor 265
Seychelles, a fascinating history: Seychelles is a wonderful place. Baffour Ankomah looks at the history of how Britain came to run it as part of the empire, thanks to the then mysterious coco de mer fruits which grew exclusively on the islands. Ankomah, Baffour 2024
Stella is right! Boro, Wadada Yamba Letter to the Editor 269
Tanzania: national dress, not on my life! Attempts to instil a sense of cultural identity in Tanzania through a national dress have hit the buffers. "In a country of 120 tribes and a wealth of dresses, is it logical to pick a foreign outfit as a national dress?" asks one Catholic priest. Herald Tagama reports from Dar es Salaam. Tagama, Herald 624
The Gambia: for whom the bell tolls; Momodu Musa Secka reports on a new anti-corruption commission making waves in The Gambia. Secka, Momodu Musa 413
The language factor. Selmore, Joseph Letter to the Editor 374
The Maasai vs the Crown: exactly 100 years ago, the British moved the Maasai people from their rich pasturelands in Kenya. Now they want their land back. And they are very uncompromising about it. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1498
This was not Africa's Olympics: African male athletes came to the Olympic Games in Athens and stamped their authority on the track with four gold medals and a cluster of silver and bronze--but where were the ladies? Clayton Goodwin traces Africa's disappointment at the just-ended Olympics in Athens. Goodwin, Clayton 2115
Truth submerged shall rise again: Paul Barton writes on how the Mende people of West Africa influenced the Olmec Civilisation in the Americas. Barton, Paul 851
Uganda: an end in sight? Hope springs eternal, and the long-drawn-out rebel war in northern Uganda may be nearing its end. Tom Okello reports from Kampala. Okello, Tom 580
Updating the black struggle; Recently The Economist--which these days could simply change its name to The Businessman--wrote: "Portugal was the first African colony in Europe." Blacks in the Diaspora are tired of the Brazilian-style "marginalisation" which they have suffered from for much longer than the term has internationally been applied to Africa. de Figueiredo, Antonio 1593
When God was not looking: if you have an enemy, fight him straight--as so many gallant resistance-fighters have done throughout history. Picking on the innocent to use as human shields or as cannon fodder is amoral. Duodu, Cameron 1183

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