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Articles from New African (November 1, 2003)

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A stranger in Windhoek. Ankomah, Baffour 1754
A test case for the African Union: the British high court has thrown out a compensation claim brought by the Ilois people of the Chagos Islands against the British government, saying the case was "an obviously unmeritorious" one. The stunned islanders say they will appeal and ask for the support of the African Union. Boateng, Osei 1452
Africa needs longer presidential terms. Maonga, Beston Letter to the Editor 367
Africa will triumph: President Mwai Kibaki has invited European business leaders to embrace the new era of opportunities in Kenya and Africa as a whole. Banda, Muzordwasi 644
Africa: bright future for oil production: Africa has long been regarded as a region of importance to the international oil industry. Today, thanks to a string of major discoveries and the development of the Gulf of Guinea as one of the world's premier areas of deepwater activity, African production is becoming even more important. Ford, Neil 1163
All about M-Net: 'to create the best television entertainment in Africa and beyond'. 677
All African Games: the 8th All African Games were still on in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, by the time we were going to press. We bring you here some of the highlights of the Games--in pictures. 108
Ancient Egypt: Africa's glorious past. Nhami, Jose Marcolimo Letter to the Editor 81
Batting for Ghana in Windhoek: Africans abroad have been complaining for years that their embassies do not sufficiently look after them, but things might be changing for the better if the performances of some of the new-breed African ambassadors are any guide. Ankomah, Baffour 1101
Black, bright, wanted! Gendran, Henny Letter to the Editor 163
Brazil's invisible blacks: legalised segregation has never existed in Brazil. And yet black Brazilians remain invisible citizens. The only areas where blacks are visible are in music and sports. Arko, Kwame 835
Cancun a cause for celebration: for once, the developing world found its voice and would not allow itself to be trodden over by the richer countries at the WTO conference in Cancun, Mexico (10-14September). In the ashes of Cancun rose a new lobby group for the poor--the G21. It was a cause for celebration. Siddiqui, Moin 1604
Chad joins the oil club: after years of waiting, and many months of battling with environmental and human rights groups, Chad has finally become an oil producer. Mbakwe, Tom 419
Chilembwe, the forgotten hero: the aim of John Chilembwe's Uprising was twofold: first, if successful, the creation of an African state in Nyasaland, with strongly theocratic elements and selected European guidance; second, if unsuccessful, a gesture of protest at what were conceived as the intolerable aspects of European rule. Boateng, Osei 3819
Eyadema, obstacle to peace. Kweku, Atukui Datevi Letter to the Editor 196
First black pope in 1,500 years? Could the Nigerian cardinal, Francis Arinze, succeed Pope John Paul II and become the first African pope in 1,500 years? Jere, Janet 653
Five ways to handle your foreign donors: "they all come together, we all sit down and get to know what each one is doing, and we fill the gaps together. And we've all made remarkable savings in time," says Ghana's finance minister. Yaw Osafo-Maafo. Duodu, Cameron 1758
France honours black death row inmate: the French capital, has bestowed one of its prestigious accolades, Honorary Citizen of Paris, on the radical African-American death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jere-Malanda, Regina 517
Gas to the rescue: after years of neglect, fuelled by the obsession with oil, African oil powers are now taking the opportunities offered by the gas sector more seriously. Ford, Neil 1147
Mobil's new engine oil hits African market. 382
More on the AU, please! Letter to the Editor 168
NA not wrong about Zimbabwe. Wa Muluza, Dipoko Letter to the Editor 526
Namibia at a glance. 317
NBC--a revolution in the making: the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the media partner of the Nujoma film project and the biggest donor in kind on the gala night, is in the middle of a revolution to transform itself into a credible public broadcaster. Ankomah, Baffour 1052
Nujoma--the movie: Uazuva Kaumbi, the executive producer of Nujoma, the epic feature film on the life and times of President Nujoma and Namibia's struggle for independence, tells how and why the project was conceived and what the end result will be. Kaumbi, Uazuva Movie Review 1127
Politics at the pulpit: critics have attacked the involvement in partisan politics by Roman Catholic priests, but the Church is fighting back. Gama, Hobbs 674
Respect the dead, please. Nweke, Ugo Letter to the Editor 237
Sam Nujoma speaks. 436
Seeing Africa in positive light. Mumma, Constansia Letter to the Editor 369
Special delivery--the VIP baby: President Museveni has been trying hard to rebuff critics who have denounced his grandchild's costly birth at a German private clinic. But why did it happen? Jere-Malanda, Regina 790
Stella is wrong. Menang, Kaah Correction Notice 116
Tanzania a very African beauty contest: an alternative beauty pageant based on African values is taking Tanzania by storm and attracting both women and men in droves. Tagama, Herald 477
The ANC tackles the ANC: it has degenerated into an open factional fight all too familiar in rural South Africa, This time it is the deputy president, Jacob Zuma versus the national director of public prosecutions, Bulelani Ngcuka. And both are staunch ANC members with serious credentials. Commey, Pusch 1614
The flying Amos: is she a "forceful figure in her own right" or a "shooting morning star"? Time will tell--and soon--whether Africans would be right to celebrate her meteoric rise in British politics. Goodwin, Clayton 1509
The interview: another of New African's collectors' items. Interview 9399
The lost tribe: this is the second and concluding part of Amani Olubanjo Buntu's wide ranging piece on the history of the African glory and downfall in Asia, the merit of which is to question the white European scholars' view of African civilisations. You may agree or disagree with the views expressed. But they give food for thought. Buntu, Amani Olubanjo 4415
Why Africa is lagging behind: president Yoweri Museveni of Uganda explains in this thought-provoking article, why Africa is in its current state. He starts by recounting the history of the continent over the last 500 years--from pre-colonial days to the present day--and offers pertinent suggestion on how Africa can solve its pressing problems. Museveni, Yoweri 2801
Why Cancun has upset the West? Cancun put me in this mood. Look at those blacks! They can get by with nothing, on nothing. They always have done. Still do. The West even has the gall to think we are happy to be poor. They believe we are happy to go without. Orakwue, Stella 1440
Yemi's world: Yemi Osunkoya, a London-based Nigerian designer, set up his Kosibah Creations in 1991 as he could not find a job after graduating from the Paris Academy School of fashion in London. Sanusi, Abiola 197

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