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Articles from New African (August 1, 2003)

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91 and still going strong: born in 1912, Osabarima Agyemang II (known in private life as Wofa Kofi Manu), one of the most experienced chiefs in Akyem Abuakwa, if not in Ghana, is still going strong. He even made it to London recently. Duodu, Cameron 1751
A disservice to Africa? Maso, M. Letter to the Editor 132
Africa--failed states or failed systems: Africans know much more about the Western world than the world knows about Africa. And they don't want compassion, they want co-operation. They know that really there are no "failed" states or continents. It is a world divided between a few rich and most poor that has failed to live up to the full capacity of justice and humankind. de Figueiredo, Antonio 1509
African first ladies debate. Musoka, Anyonyi Letter to the Editor 300
African Union: so far, so good: the 2nd African Union Summit in Maputo, Mozambique (11-14 July), was a huge success. Slowly but surely, Africa is taking its destiny in its own hands, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal summmed it up: "We have achieved a lot over the past four years. What we have done, despite the difficulties and the external pressure, is close to miraculous." Omar Ben Yedder reports from Maputo. Yedder, Omar Ben 1817
Botswana: up USA, down ICC: after days of denials, Botswana has finally admitted signing an agreement with America giving US citizens immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Rodrick Mukumbira reports from Gaborone. Mukumbira, Rodrick 708
Chad: oil brings good tidings: landlocked Chad has been celebrating good times, becoming a first-time oil producer when production from oilfields in the Doba Basin in the south of the country began in July. Jere-Malanda, Regina 404
Charity begins at home. Rosaria, Alex Letter to the Editor 112
Chissano my struggle: the new AU chairman and president of Mozambique speaks to Omar Ben Yedder and Bernard Otabil about the Maputo Summit and his struggle for liberation. Yedder, Omar Ben; Otabil, Bernard Interview 1639
Conflict diamonds the Kimberley Process for corruption: conflict diamonds alone are not the problem. The easy access to overseas secret bank accounts is an enabling factor. Without clamping down on these secret bank accounts, the Kimberley Process is just like closing the barn door at the front only to open a new gate at the back to let the cows out. Ablorh-Odjidja, E. 1136
Cote d'Ivoire: patience is a good word: our correspondent, Josephine Akarue, interviewed Ambassador Albert Tevoedjere, president of the committee in charge of the implementation of the Marcourssis Peace Accord in Cote d'Ivoire, about the current state of affairs in the country. So far, the peace is holding, she reports. Akarue, Josephine Interview 692
Criminals beware, Interpol is wiring up Africa: Ibrahim Seaga Shaw went to interview the first African-American (in fact the first American of any colour) secretary general of Interpol, Roland Kenneth Noble, at the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France. He reports on how Interpol is wiring up Africa to its new ultra-modern communication system to combat African and international crime. Shaw, Ibrahim Seaga Interview 2543
East Africa: Nile waters for sale? In 1929, Britain and Egypt signed the Nile Treaty that gave Egypt huge powers over the use of waters of the Nile River. Now three countries in the Nile basin (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) which were under British rule at the time of the agreement want their fair share of the Nile waters. Blamuel Njuriri reports from Nairobi. Njuriri, Blamuel 605
Eritrea: precision mourning: 20 June was designated "Martyrs Day" by the Eritrean government after liberation from Ethiopia in 1991, and each year there are mass mourning processions around the country to various cemeteries known as "Martyrs Graveyards". This year, something else happened on Martyrs Day. Chris Smith reports from Asmara. Smith, Chris Brief Article 395
First ladies--is it black racism? Kumgeh, B. Akih Letter to the Editor 443
Germany has come to grips with colour? Eben, Valentine Letter to the Editor 220
He fought like a real lion ... Marc-Vivien Foe, the adieu: on 7 July, thousands of people jammed the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, for the burial, with full national honours, of Marc-Vivien Foe, their international midfielder who collapsed and died in France during the Confederations Cup semi-final match against Colombia on 26 June. Musa, Tansa 1385
Illiterate continent? Tesfahuney, Mekonnen Letter to the Editor 354
Liberia: the untold story: for several months, the frenetic reporting of the war and carnage in Liberia has pointedly refused to mention one of the most important causative factors of the current crisis--the role played by America (and to a lesser degree, Britain). Mbakwe, Tom 1181
Mandela at 85. Illustration 108
Muluzi's 'undemocratic' thoughts. Iwayemi, Jibola Letter to the Editor 270
Namibia's island of death: Shark Island, off Namibia's coastal town of Luderitz, was the venue of a brutal concentration camp during German colonial rule. Casper W. Erichsen, an alumnus of the University of Namibia, writes about an island of suffering and death. Erichsen, Casper W. 1968
Namibia: business is getting better: a Euro20 million organic table grapes' business is the latest good news to come from Namibia. Mbakwe, Tom 596
Nepad photo wrongly captioned. Lambert, Franchine Letter to the Editor 210
Oil: latest stop Uganda but who really benefits? Uganda is Africa's latest kid on the oil block. In fact, oil occurrence in the Lake Albert basin in western Uganda has been documented for decades. Now comes news that the Semiliki Basin, south of Lake Albert, could yield "several billions of barrels" of "black gold". Abraham, Curtis 1365
Promoting Morocco: Mohammed Belmahi, Morocco's ambassador to London, speaks to New African on his country's special relationship with Britain. Mbakwe, Tom Interview 867
South Africa/Zimbabwe: Mandela, Rhodes--what do they have in common? The seventh Will of Cecil John Rhodes, the British arch colonialist (left), created an educational grant known as the 'Rhodes Scholarship' in 1902. But in recent weeks, hairs have been torn over the addition of the Mandela name to the Rhodes Foundation. Ndoro, Shingai Rukwata 1093
South Africa: not easy but feasible: with a remarkable turnaround of the currency, the rand, and positive forecasts for its future growth, South Africa continues to defy all the prophets of doom. Pusch Commey reports from Durban. Commey, Pusch 1076
Tanzania: hurrah for African solutions: while some African leaders fly around the world at the least opportunity to seek foreign intervention in domestic disputes, Tanzania is showing the way that Africans themselves can sort out their problems. Tagama, Herald 755
The problem of the 21st century ... One hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote: "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour-line ..." There is no better tribute one can pay to the sheer brilliance of Du Bois' mind than read his beautifully written collection of essays in this their 100th anniversary year. Orakwue, Stella 1555
UK: London festival targets capital's slavery past: 23 August marks UNESCO's International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This year, Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest international human rights organisation, in partnership with African heritage community groups, is organising a four-day programme in remembrance of Britain's role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Herzfeld, Beth 828
Under the Neem Tree. Kanu, Unisa Letter to the Editor 260
What was Bush looking for in Africa? George W. Bush became the second American president (after Clinton) to visit Africa--five days in five countries. But what was his game plan? What was he looking for? Commey, Pusch 1250
Who says Africa is independent? ... the first responses. 2591

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