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Articles from New African (June 1, 2012)

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'Don't be a dictator in the wrong continent at the wrong time': as Charles Taylor's trial ends, does the real test for international justice now begin? Asks Colin Waugh, author of the new book, Charles Taylor and Liberia. Waugh, Colin 1268
A betrayed reader. Kioko, Masaku Letter to the editor 295
A call for brotherhood. Claude, Titata Letter to the editor 165
A legend's sad, mysterious end: Rashidi Yekini, one of the greatest strikers to emerge from Africa, died inexplicably on 4 May leaving more questions than answers as to what really happened to the former African Footballer of the Year, writes our football editor, Osasu Obayiuwana, who knew him. Obayiuwana, Osasu In memoriam 1459
A partnership for progress: Djibouti and neighbouring Ethiopia enjoy a particularly close and mutually beneficial relationship. With trade set to increase, infrastructure links are being upgraded. 1303
Bring it on, say the Kenyans! With the London 2012 Olympics a month away, global excitement is in overdrive. And if the Kenyan women long distance runners' showing at the London Marathon last month--winning the first five places--is a yardstick, the world is in for a treat. However, there is one other Kenyan to look out for--Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot. As Clayton Goodwin reports, she is dynamite. Goodwin, Clayton 1881
Building a Red Sea gateway for Africa: having been in the shipping business for 30 years, mostly in the port of Djibouti but also spending three years in Lagos, Nigeria, last year Aboubaker Omar Hadi (pictured below) returned to his country to head the country's all-important ports and free zones authority. He talked to new African about his responsibilities and his vision. Interview 936
Culture serving the nation: Culture and Communication are two elements of a single Ministry that is pursuing a strategy of supporting the arts and building national pride. 924
Facilitating Djibouti's FDI flows. Interview 664
Flawed observations. Zionson, Raymond Eyo Letter to the editor 146
George Bush highway. In Ghana? George Walker Bush Highway. Really? Why would anybody in any country of the world want to name a street or a road, a major one at that, after former American President George W Bush? Therefore, for Ghana, a country in west Africa, to name a major road after him is shocking, disappointing and totally incomprehensible. Djanie, Akua 1527
Have our lives changed for the better? Duodu, Cameron 1662
ICC Articles compelling. Holmes, Alison Letter to the editor 129
ICC Articles compelling. Njeri, Samuel Njoroge Letter to the editor 356
Is Taylor guilty as charged? Boateng, Osei 6468
Legendary leaders, iconic sculptures. Boateng, Osei Book review 2771
Living next door to King Cobra: Zambian president Michael Sata is a man not afraid to speak his mind--to the point where some say he lacks the etiquette of diplomacy and good neighbourliness. On a visit to Zimbabwe at the end of April, the man affectionately called King Cobra was in his element, charming his hosts with his franc-parler Tichaona Zindoga reports from Harare. Zindoga, Tichaona 1107
Prophet of the African soul: sometimes we wait too long to say thanks to people who have profoundly impacted and shaped us. Having just read Chinua Achebe's latest book of essays, now is a good tine to celebrate this literary giant who single-handedly gave many of us a 'useful African past'. Wambu, Onyekachi 665
The colourful message: for the African Diaspora in the UK, there is really only one radio station that is reliably delivering a relevant and varied offering of news, opinion and music. Henry Bonsu (pictured), its star presenter and Kofi Kusitor, Colourful Radio's chief executive, talked to Stephen Williams about the station's pioneering work. Williams, Stephen Interview 1288
The need for a new breed. Thembo, Prendergast Letter to the editor 147
The pivotal role of the Central Bank of Djibouti. Haid, Djama M 759
They came they saw they stayed! Kabukuru, Wanjohi 2634
Trade, not aid, debate. Martin, Buhendwa Letter to the editor 223
Unfinished business: the mixed reception to the conviction of Charles Taylor clearly illustrates that, contrary to what many were thinking, the outcome has left many questions still unanswered. Davies, Desmond 2026
Unlocking greater investment flows: with the potential to unleash debt and equity of up to $25bn, the African Financing Partnership is set to play a key role in Africa's development trajectory. Talking with Simon Jackson, the AfDB's Head of Syndication & Co-Financing (pictured below opposite), Stephen Williams learnt more about the partnership's purpose and mandate. Jackson, Simon Interview 1155
Vision 2035 a long-term development plan: for Djibouti's Minister of economy and finance, Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh (pictured below), the need for forward planning is imperative. In this interview with New African, he describes vision 2035 and the challenges and opportunities that now confront the country. Interview 860
We are African-Americans. McGhee, Ken Letter to the editor 228
When Europeans were refugees in Africa. Abraham, Curtis 3243
When Taylor got his day in court: on 16 May, the Special Court of Sierra Leone (SCSL) gave Charles Taylor the opportunity to speak in court before sentencing was imposed on 30 May. Here is an abridged version of what he said. 1520
When Wole Soyinka cracked the whip: Nigeria's security, economic and ethical challenges must energise its political elite into diligently resolving the country's problems before it is too late, reports our associate. Obayiuwana, Osasu 1691
Will Zuma survive the bait of Mangaung? Commey, Pusch 1884
Zimbabwe no small wonder. Bilen-Onabanjo, Sinem Travel narrative 1901

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