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Articles from New African (June 1, 2010)

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"Africa cares: no woman should die while giving life". Interview 1702
'Dear Dad, where's the family in our family?' Bob Marley, the late reggae superstar, sang about peace and love. Yet, according to a new book by one of his children, Ky-Mani Marley, a family war, driven in part by battles over his estimated $600m musical estate, has been raging between the singer's legitimate and illegitimate children. Leslie Goffe reports. Goffe, Leslie 1178
'Inverting the Slavery Blame-Game'. Ray, Carina 1542
A captain's burden: being the first African to lead his country in a World Cup tournament on home soil is a responsibility weighing heavily on Aaron Mokoena. But he tells Barney Cullum that wilting under the pressure is not an option he's considering. Cullum, Barney Interview 1259
A fight against the odds: making their return to the World Cup after a very long absence, the sole North African team at the finals will have a hard time reaching the knockout stages, writes Piers Edwards. Edwards, Piers 1130
A flight in turbulence: the Super Eagles' World Cup preparations have been far from professional, making Nigeria's qualification for the knockout stages an extremely tall order, say Andrew Adighi and Osasu Obayiuwana. Adighi, Andrew; Obayiuwana, Osasu 1092
Africa cannot depend on handouts. Griffis, Robert J. Letter to the editor 231
After the bonanza. Jere-Malanda, Jane Regina 3221
An attitude problem: Sierra Leone celebrated 49 years of independence on 27 April in a largely low-key fashion. But President Ernest Koroma indicated that this year's celebration was merely a dress-rehearsal for the country's golden jubilee next year, reports Lansana Gberie from Freetown. Gberie, Lansana 1240
Armah--in his own words. 1836
Can an African team win the World Cup? Although the continent has the talent with which to launch a serious challenge for the trophy, Andrew Adighi thinks the lack of professional preparation by our football officials will be our undoing. Adighi, Andrew 992
Can the Black Stars shine? The Ghanaians may only be playing in their second World Cup finals but fans in the West African country believe they are in with a chance, writes Michael Oti Adjei. Adjei, Michael Oti 1079
Do Somali pirates have legitimate grievances? It is a familiar story. Faceless Somali pirates wreaking havoc and making the Gulf of Aden, along Somalia's northern coast, one of the world's most dangerous zones for ships. But as Valerie Noury reports, one story that has largely been ignored is that of the pirates themselves. Who are the men behind the masks? Are they simply criminals or do they have legitimate grievances? Noury, Valerie 1171
Falling in love with Sierra Leone. Repa, Sara Letter to the editor 337
Finding lasting solutions to Africa's health dilemmas. Ford, Neil 3470
God's followers: Beverly Andrews looks at Peter Brook's play, 11 and 12, set in Mali, which examines tolerance as the most difficult and essential quality for a human being to develop. But in the religious realm, tolerance of one another's views becomes an even more difficult quality for the followers of the same religion to develop. ...... Andrews, Beverly 1049
Good luck Jonathan: with the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua and the expected "new" political order about to be put in place, perhaps the time has come when Nigerians should insist that the rules prescribed by the national constitution be followed. Maja-Pearce, Adewale 1198
Greeks bearing gifts: given that most African countries are more like Greece than prudent Germany (disciplined, hardworking, risk-averse and with a belief in "sound money"), it probably means that we are not yet ready for a monetary union. Wambu, Onyekachi 632
Happy birthday, Sam Nujoma. Tjitjo, Johannes PSK Letter to the editor 268
In defence of Carina. Ka-Gwata, Mzukisi Letter to the editor 308
Ireland 'we want justice': Ireland, a country whose citizens have, historically, emigrated more than most, now has racists who terrorise African immigrants. One such incident on Good Friday, 2 March, ended in the murder of a 15-year-old Nigerian boy who had lived in the country with his parents since 1999. The beleaguered Africans in Ireland are now furious and want justice, reports Edorodion Osa from Dublin. Osa, Edorodion 1135
Joy or sorrow for Bafana Bafana? After having six years to prepare for the World Cup, the hosts will face their moments of truth before their demanding home fans, writes Piers Edwards. Edwards, Piers 992
Lessons from "the Mother of all Parliaments". Duodu, Cameron 2561
Positive war vs negative peace. Ngwane, George Letter to the editor 330
Power rotation, not Nigerian. Amala, Obiokoye Letter to the editor 115
Red alert! Prostitution during the World Cup. Agbiboa, Daniel 1230
Remembering Walter Rodney: the 30th anniversary of the murder of Dr Walter Anthony Rodney, scholar, historian and political activist, was marked recently with fond memories of the man who wrote How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Here, Clayton Goodwin, Rodney's schoolmate at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, remembers a man who once felt "like a mosquito let loose in a nudist colony". Goodwin, Clayton In memoriam 1655
Silent thoughts. Pillen, Jan Letter to the editor 128
Talented but troubled: with four managers in four years, an unstable Cote d'Ivoire team could struggle to make an impression at the World Cup, even with their depth of high-quality talent, says Barney Cullum. Cullum, Barney 1156
The Africa-EU Energy Partnership: an energising partnership. Stoyke, Michael 889
The grandfather of African liberation: if, as is now almost universally acknowledged, George Padmore was the "father" of African liberation, then Edward Wilmot Blyden, as Padmore's intellectual mentor, was the "grandfather", argues Cameron Duodu. Duodu, Cameron Biography 2961
The moment of truth has come ... Obayiuwana, Osasu 412
Time for Europe and America to pay up! Cush, Ifa Kamau 1539
We want your heroes and good news. Letter to the editor 222
What free trade is doing to Africa! Elich, Gregory 2001
What went on in Sudan: between 11 and 15 April, Sudan held its first democratic elections in 24 years, amidst allegations of fraud and rigging. Western election observers ridiculed the results, but the African Union said they reflected the will of the people. Granfadaa Ayitomeka was in Sudan to cover the elections and sent us this report. Ayitomeka, Granfadaa 1162
Where have all the goats gone? Many of us have no shame in associating ourselves with whoever is on top, but we drop them as soon as they slide down. For some, it is their full-time job, but this way of sucking up to people must stop. Djanie, Akua 1549
Why Tazara is in a fine mess. Mbewe, Austin 1253
Will the Lions roar on African grass? Cameroon's sixth appearance at the World Cup finals is an African record. But they'll have to rebuild their reputation this time, writes Peter Law. Law, Peter 908

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