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Articles from New African (August 1, 2010)

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'Business unusual' approach to efficiency. 531
A real African World Cup. Kanu, Unisa Letter to the editor 355
A striker's night to forget. Interview 1589
A time for reckoning and reform. Obayiuwana, Osasu Editorial 349
Africa won. Barnard, Alan Letter to the editor 405
Africa@50 ridding ourselves of colonial mentality: as 17 African countries celebrate the golden jubilee of their independence this year, Cameron Duodu takes a retrospective look at the continent and its place in the world, and challenges the Westerners who think it is a "Dark Continent" or even a "hopeless" one, as The Economist once claimed, to look at themselves again. Duodu, Cameron 3112
African nurses and doctors can now sleep easy. Hwenda, Lenias 1871
Africans and slavery: Let's be grown up enough to begin to discuss slavery - to look at which African states benefitted, and why certain African elites eagerly chose this method to drive their economies - rather than try to close down this discussion as many people are trying to do. Wambu, Onyekachi 655
Akua is right. Sagbohan, Maurice Letter to the editor 183
At the core are the meaningful relationships and partnerships we have built with government, communities, universities, the private sector, SMEs and NGOs. 347
Bitter--but expected--disappointment: the continent's miserable performance at the World Cup finals is a direct consequence of the way in which the African game continues to be mismanaged by its administrators, reports Osasu Obayiuwana, who was in South Africa throughout the month-long championship. Obayiuwana, Osasu 3972
Cameroon at 50. Awungafac, Ntebo Ebenezer Letter to the editor 304
Carina is wrong. Chibanda, Emmanuel Letter to the editor 444
Celebrating Africa, driving growth: amid the successful World Cup hosting and euphoria, the organisers of the third annual African Business Awards were also scoring high, proudly celebrating and showcasing the achievements of prominent businessmen and women who are driving growth and development in Africa. Masauko Mandawila attended the African Business Awards gala ceremony at London's Grosvenor hotel and gives us some highlights. Mandawila, Masauko Conference notes 461
Diageo and Africa - A long term partnership. 317
Doing a luissuarez: "bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny" - Edmund Burke (1729-1797), the Irish statesman and philosopher who moved to England and served in the house of commons. Ankomah, Baffour Column 1814
Ethiopia 'a dam of contention': Ethiopia's controversial Gibe III dam is going ahead amidst conflicting views from local people and international critics. Our correspondent, Kate Eshelby, has recently returned from there and reports that while the local people think the dam will destroy their way of life, the Ethiopian government says it will bring electricity and progress. Who is right and who is wrong? Read it all here. Eshelby, Kate 1903
Kenya in space exploration. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 931
Making a difference. Company overview 577
Making Peace Happen: of the many challenges facing Africa, the quest for peace and security is undoubtedly one of the most pressing. And as such, the AU special session of heads of state and government held in Tripoli last August, declared 2010 as the Year of Peace and security in Africa. As Tom Mbakwe reports, halfway through the year, the campaign dubbed "Make Peace Happen" is in high gear. Mbakwe, Tom 984
Maternal mortality rate is unacceptable: Malawi has the worst maternal mortality rate of any non-conflict country in the world. Statistics show that 16 women die daily from childbirth and pregnancy-related complications. While Malawian nurses are leaving for the West in droves, one midwife, Dorothy Ngoma, has decided to stay and help. Santorri Chamley reports. Chamley, Santorri 806
Nepad: a blueprint for Africa's development in the 21st century: since the beginning of the 1990s Africa has suffered more than ever from economic marginalisation and alarming increases in poverty, coupled with an enlargement of the lower classes and a shrinking middle class. In several countries, national enterprises went bankrupt and many sectors such as health, education, transport, water and sanitation failed. 1031
Nigeria's show of shame: "Nigerians are too busy trying to scrape a living to concern themselves unduly with what they know is going to happen anyway and about which they can do very little." Welcome to Nigeria where MPs now let their fists do the talking in parliament instead of their mouths. Maja-Pearce, Adewale 1148
Sierra Leonean wins Caine Prize: Olufemi Terry's short story, "Stickfighting Days", won this year's Caine Prize, otherwise known as the African Booker. Uchenna Izundu went to meet him and the prize committee. Izundu, Uchenna Interview 1240
Sixteen years of Yahya Jammeh. Sowe, Bubaccar 1947
So close, yet so far: never has an African team been nearer a World Cup semi-final than Ghana's Black Stars, whose praiseworthy form saved the continent from total embarrassment in South Africa, reports Michael Oti Adjei, who travelled with the team. Adjei, Michael Oti 1779
Swaziland COMESA summit 18th August--1st September 2010, Ezulwini: Harnessing Science and Technology for Development. Conference news 116
Swaziland key to rapid African economic unity. 756
That was the World Cup that was! South Africa deserves the highest praise for seeing the World Cup through in such a beautifully magnificent fashion. And Fifa must change the rules to eliminate, once and for all, cheating from the otherwise lovely game of international football. Duodu, Cameron Column 1565
The art of the Congo: the last weekend of June marked the 4th anniversary of the opening of the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris. It also coincided with the opening of the museum's major summer exhibition, "the Congo River and the Arts of Central Africa". Stephen Williams was invited to Paris for a private view and to meet with Stephane Martin, the president of France's greatest ethnological museum, and sent us this report. Williams, Stephen 1942
The Mandela many have never seen. Ankomah, Baffour 4459
The most successful in Fifa's history. Nkrumah, Afrikatu Kofi Letter to the editor 337
To the Beautiful One Not Yet Born: As I prepare to welcome my firstborn, a son, into the world in the coming days, I can't help but wonder what the Africa of his lifetime will be like, what Africa will mean to him, and what contributions he will make to the future of our beloved continent. Ray, Carina 994
Uganda 'our attackers will face justice': two terrorist attacks in the Uganda capital, Kampala, on 11 July, have changed life in the country for good. A defiant president Yoweri Museveni says the terrorists "have invited problems for themselves. We shall look for them wherever they are and get them." Agnes Asiimwe reports from Kampala. Asiimwe, Agnes 1321
Uganda: is paying a dowry a bad idea? Does a dowry mean a bride is for sale? Female activists in Uganda want the custom abolished and replaced with unsolicited, non-refundable gifts. Agnes Asiimwe reports from Kampala. Asiimwe, Agnes 1709
We want your heroes and good news. 222
What aid does to a country's image. Carey, Sean Interview 2078
What do diasporan Africans owe Africa? Do diasporan Africans owe Africa anything? what about Africans born in Africa but now living in the Diaspora; or those born in the Diaspora who travel to Africa regularly? Djanie, Akua Viewpoint essay 1590
What's next for South Africa? As the euphoria of staging a successful World Cup dies down, South Africa must confront the tough challenge of sustaining a lasting legacy that will justify the billions of dollars it spent on hosting the world, says Piers Edwards. Edwards, Piers 1143
Why CSR matters more and more in Africa: corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a rather nebulous concept but over the years some steps have been taken to sort the wheat from the chaff in terms of CSR policy. "Assessing the actual positive impact that CSR has made in Africa to date is a difficult task ... yet CSR is perhaps more important in Africa than anywhere else in the world," reports Neil Ford. Ford, Neil 2950
Why Swaziland is an investor's dream. 632

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