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US military pact controversy rages on. Jun 1, 2018 1316
Murder of army captain linked to loss of social values. Aug 1, 2017 680
When will our leaders stop putting African up for sale? Ghanaian-born politician, Amma Asante, who became only the second African elected to the Dutch parliament, talks to Femi Akomolafe on immigration, racism in the Netherlands and balancing work and family life. Interview Nov 1, 2016 1519
Ghana: much ado about election: once again, Accra's incredulous citizenry are asking why no lesson were learned, and not much done, to stop the city's perennial flooding. Jul 1, 2016 1337
Politricks and empty pockets. Apr 1, 2016 1565
Never forgotten: the Dutch anti-apartheid hero, Klaas de Jonge. Interview Dec 1, 2015 1265
Ghana goes back to the IMF amid dumsor, dumsor. Column May 1, 2015 1147
Two men, two visions, and foreign policy. Cover story Feb 1, 2015 704
Gambia: The "coup that never was". Feb 1, 2015 1393
Burkina Faso: you cannot kill ideas. Dec 1, 2014 1412
New pastures, not so green after all. Cover story Nov 1, 2014 2024
The PAWA of Africa's literati. Interview Nov 1, 2014 2600
The Libyan disaster: Femi Akomolafe writes on the disaster that is Libya today, three years after NATO's leaders and their planes brought "democracy" and "freedom" to the North African country. Essay Oct 1, 2014 1423
Solutions lie within our continent. Essay Jun 1, 2014 3549
Nigeria: celebrating the 'mistake of 1914'. Apr 1, 2014 3678
Holland's Sinterklass reeks of racism: for many yeats, the people of the Netherlands have celebrated the festival of Sinterklass (Santa Claus) with black characters which have their roots deep in African slavery. But now Holland's black population cannot take the insult any more and want the black characters banned. Femi Akomolafe reports from Amsterdam. Jan 1, 2014 2207
Ghana: fury over offshore accounts: members of Ghana's new parliament are amazed that up to 100% of earnings by foreign mining companies operating in the country are lodged in offshore accounts--and this is all backed by Ghanaian law! Now VIPs want the law changed immediately! Femi Akomolafe reports from Accra. Dec 1, 2013 1141
Dutch trouble with ugly slavery past. Oct 1, 2013 1258
Introducing Angele Etoundi Essamba: the photography of Angele Etoundi has garnered international acclaim. In this wide-ranging interview for New African, she explains to Femi Akomolafe something of her childhood in Cameroon before moving to live in France, and what currently motivates her amazing work. Interview Aug 1, 2013 1308
'My jet is bigger than yours': Nigeria never ceases to amaze. While the country struggles to supply four hours of constant electricity a day, the rich are gorging themselves on private jets. "My jet is bigger than your jet" appears to be the new craze, while the extravagance of those in government knows no bounds. Femi Akomolafe reports. Mar 1, 2013 1316
'Military intervention is not as easy as it seems'. Interview Mar 1, 2013 3616
Kenya: Odinga's travails. Letter to the editor Oct 1, 2012 229
Goods are priced the way they are displayed. Letter to the editor Mar 1, 2012 310
The BBC African debate: what debate? Conference notes Mar 1, 2012 1740
Only education, discipline, and good leaders can save Africa! Our correspondent Femi Akomolafe went to Warsaw to interview the first ever African member of the Polish Parliament, John Abraham Godson (pictured), a Nigerian emigre. He turned out to be a man of many parts. Interview Nov 1, 2011 2801
The sad tale of African immigrants in Europe. Essay Jul 1, 2011 1702
Kissing him today, raining bombs on him tomorrow: the assault on Libya offers important lessons for Africa, and it is to be hoped that African leaders will wake up from their stupor and start to smell the coffee, writes Femi Akomolafe. May 1, 2011 2153
A good woman in Europe: Augustina Osei (pictured right), a Dutch politician of Ghanaian extraction, has high ambitions and a fertile mind. A born optimist, she is a lover and helper of people. Femi Akomolafe interviewed her in Amsterdam for New African. Interview May 1, 2010 2733
Beauties, really? Letter to the editor Apr 1, 2010 262
Respect is the word. Letter to the editor Mar 1, 2010 493
The sad plight of African albinos: why, in this day and age, do some Africans treat albinos with disdain and sometimes even kill them? Why do some Africans still believe that spilling the blood of albinos will yield better crops, help in passing examinations, guarantee business success, help in winning elections, drive off evil spirits and facilitate financial success? Femi Akomolafe went to find out and was shocked beyond measure. Feb 1, 2010 1017
'This is the way, walk in it' ... an exclusive interview with Nkrumah's daughter. Interview Oct 1, 2009 3532
'Ghana needs redemption': Ghana's number-one reggae star and radio DJ, Blakk Rasta (born Abubakar Ahmed), thinks his country has sold its soul to "Westernism" and needs redemption. His famous song, Barack Obama, released last year to support Obama's presidential campaign, shot him to African and global stardom. Femi Akomolafe interviewed him in Accra. Interview Jan 1, 2009 1884
More history lessons, please. Letter to the editor Nov 1, 2008 435
Holland blame everything bad on immigrants: Femi Akomolafe reports from Amsterdam on a favourite Dutch pastime--blaming everything bad on immigrants. And a new kid on the block is one Geert Wilders, an MP, who is simply beyond irony. Jun 1, 2008 1322
Go East, my son. Nov 1, 2007 1585
Zimbabwe report stole all the thunders! Letter to the editor Jun 1, 2007 394
No one is laughing at the Asians anymore; Femi Akomolafe on the lessons Africa can learn from China: stop listening to the West and your economic dreams will come true. Column Jun 1, 2006 1641
Obasanjo: to run or not to run. Letter to the Editor Feb 1, 2006 426
Bennett who? Letter to the Editor Dec 1, 2005 285
Economic policies in Africa. Letter to the Editor May 1, 2005 342
Be strong, Stella. Letter to the Editor Oct 1, 2004 263
Africa: happy with less than $1 a day? Is it really true that Africa is a hopeless place and Euro-America a sort of paradisaical seventh heaven? Femi Akomolafe asks. Jul 1, 2004 1430
The Netherlands: immigrants beware; A few years ago, it would have been difficult to envisage The Netherlands becoming a society so intolerant of its minority populations. Femi Akomolafe sent this opinion piece from Amsterdam. May 1, 2004 1292
An affront to our integrity. Letter to the Editor Apr 1, 2004 289
Why are they in Europe? I felt neither joy nor gratitude for living in Europe simply because thousands of Europeans are living colonial lives in my country of birth. (Endtail). Dec 1, 2002 798

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