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Articles from New African (July 1, 2005)

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'Politics, to me, is about people'; Governor Ali Sheriff of Borno State talks to New African's Ben Asante: "politics is about people. In politics the measure, as an elected leader, remains whether your actions have affected the majority of the people." Here are excerpts. Asante, Ben Interview 1720
'Rhodesians had a very effective democracy'. Bouic, Kaj Letter to the Editor 674
A magical and mystical country: Omar Ben Yedder interviews Bacar Abdouroihamane the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Equatorial Guinea. Yedder, Omar Ben Interview 1479
A voice for Africans. Ihediwa, Okechukwu M. Letter to the Editor 85
Africa Remix confounds the critics: Beverly Andrews on the exciting exhibition of contemporary African art held first in Dusseldorf, then London and now Paris, at the Centre Pompidou. Whatever the critics say, she writes, the fact remains that there is always something new and exciting out of Africa. Andrews, Beverly 1030
Africa. Brief Article 210
Africa/UK: in the name of god; On the Day of the African Child (16 June), a confidential report leaked from London's Metropolitan Police warned that African children were being smuggled into the UK for use in human sacrifice and as domestic slaves. Martha Kabwe reports from London. Kabwe, Martha 721
Africa/UN. Brief Article 134
Bravo, Harold Smith. Kamara, Johnny Letter to the Editor 91
Cameroon: third term for Biya? President Paul Biya has already spent 23 years in office, but his supporters still want the constitution amended to let him go for a third seven-year term. From Yaounde, Tansa Musa reports that opposition groups are jumping mad. Musa, Tansa 604
Creating the country of tomorrow. Ford, Neil; Yedder, Omar Ben 2745
Culinary delights from the economic high tables: did you know that Equatorial Guinea's GDP was nearly 25% in 2002--so impressive that desperate measures are plotted? Africa must be the only continent where you are punished for being successful. Orakwue, Stella 1540
Delivering the dividends of democracy. Asante, Ben 1677
Equatorial Guinea: facts and figures. Illustration 333
Ethiopia: on a knife edge; The stakes were always going to be high in Ethiopia's multi-party elections. A potentially explosive aftermath was swiftly dealt with, some say oppressively, by the government, yet the situation still remains tense. John Muwendo reports. Muwendo, John 648
Flying without licence. Ankomah, Baffour Column 1788
G8 & Africa. Ankomah, Baffour; Duodu, Cameron; Okello, Tom; Price, Stuart 7554
Ghana: seeing double; Research has shown that West Africa has the highest rate of fraternal twinning in the world. Now, a new foundation has brought together some 800 identical twins at the first ever Festival of Twins in Ghana. Douglas Akwasi Owusu reports from Accra. Owusu, Douglas Akwasi 659
If you can't stand the heat, get out of Elmina's Kitchen: first impressions may lead one to think that Kwame Kwei Armah's new production of Elmina's Kitchen is a tale of the bitter colonial past of the small yet fiercely historical coastal area of Elmina in Ghana. But, says Kissy Agyeman, don't be hoodwinked. Agyeman, Kissy Theater Review 1240
Information is a revolutionary tool. wa Mbinda, Kikuvi Letter to the Editor 181
Is corruption a new racial stereotype? If, as most religions claim, there is posthumous divine reward for those who have suffered on earth, then the heavens must be full of black people. I do not have to go further than my own library to re-learn this. de Figueiredo, Antonio 1662
Kenya: athletes for sale? No one ever thought of them as exports. For decades, patriotism had been the hallmark of their art. But in the last five years, Kenyan athletes have managed to give "patriotism" a new meaning. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 679
Mbeki: following the European example. 2533
Mozambique. Brief Article 111
Never forget the past: Reverend Jesse Jackson wants Africans at home and in the Diaspora to remember the importance and relevance of their historical struggles. Andrew Togobo reports. Togobo, Andrew 730
Nigeria: war on corruption yet to convince; Now entering its sixth year, President Olusegun Obasanjo's war on corruption has been met with a degree of uncertainty in some quarters, despite claiming several high profile scalps. Peter Ezeh reports. Ezeh, Peter 664
Of dwarfs and men. Duodu, Cameron 1705
Return to Somalia: a decade after his last visit to Somalia, Theodore Liasi shares his expectations and fears ahead of a return trip to the troubled country. Liasi, Theodore 751
Rise of a new maritime power. Ford, Neil; Price, Stuart 1723
South Africa. Brief Article 207
South Africa: Zuma down, but not out; In the end, President Thabo Mbeki stood up to the challenge. At a special session of parliament on 14 June, he announced the sacking of his deputy president, Jacob Zuma, a comrade-in-arms for over 30 years. Zenzile Khumalo reports from Johannesburg. Khumalo, Zenzile 1548
The black heroes that the West tried to forget. Goodwin, Clayton 2108
The long road home. Versi, Anver 1696
The star of the Gulf of Guinea. Ford, Neil 2683
The world comes calling. Yedder, Omar Ben 466
Visitor's guide. 637
Zambia: free ride for Mwanawasa? In Zambia's ruling MMD party, "the unwritten rule" rules, at least as far as challenging the president is concerned. Austin Mbewe reports from Lusaka. Mbewe, Austin 619
Zimbabwe report, glaring errors. Clements, Lem Letter to the Editor 299
Zimbabwe, a lesson to Africa. Oryema, Opiyo Letter to the Editor 302
Zimbabwe: operation restore order; Zimbabwe's clean-up operation, started in early June, has attracted harsh condemnation from Western capitals. The reporting in the Western media has scarcely acknowledged the government side of the story. We asked Zimbabwe's secretary of information, George Charamba, to react. This is his response. Charamba, George 2681

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