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Articles from New African (November 1, 2010)

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'A disgrace that we have to import food': Tanzania, June 1981 modernise farming methods. That is president Julius Nyerere's message to Tanzania's farmers. He insists the country must become self-sufficient. New African reports on the realities behind the president's remarks. Nyerere, Julius 676
'Old soldiers never die'. Armah, Kwesi 2098
'Only the best is good enough for Africa': Africans should not to be brainwashed into thinking we are chickens when in fact we have the potential of eagles. The future of New African best lies in continuing to provide the right information to correct misinformation and to expose disinformation, writes Prof Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu. Konotey-Ahulu, Felix I D. 1462
'You only listen to Cassandra when Troy is on fire'. Leclercq, Michel Interview 2521
500 and still we rise! 584
A life in stained glass: Cameron Duodu looks back on his long years with New African and picks the article he did after 9/11 as a reminder of the lessons the world should learn on the 9th anniversary of that tragedy in September 2001. Duodu, Cameron 1227
ACBF, quietly brilliant: as the 20th anniversary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) draws near, the Foundation has been given an overwhelming vote of confidence by member countries to consolidate the successes of the past two decades, reports Baffour Ankomah from Paris. Ankomah, Baffour Organization overview 2302
Africa can leapfrog into the Information Age: "the rise and fall of Timbuktu holds an important lesson for modern Africa: Timbuktu failed to control critical technologies. Hence it lost its treasures of wisdom. And America, once behind Timbuktu, is now the motherland of technology," writes Philip Emeagwali, the Nigerian award-winning computer scientist/geologist. Emeagwali, Philip 703
Africa ready for take-off! As we launch into the new decade, Africa stands in good stead. Economically, our growth is now five times that of the Eurozone, and there have been gains across the continent in health and education, writes Mo Ibrahim, founder of celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Ibrahim, Mo 922
Africa's finest bankers shine. 658
Africa's women have led in the past, and will lead in the future: African politics has often excluded women, but Africa's women have played a much bigger part in it than they are given credit for. It is time for our women to be judged on their own merits and stake their rightful claim on the new Africa, writes Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf the president of Liberia and the first elected female president in Africa. Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen 890
All issues great and small. Ankomah, Baffour 4555
Does South Africa have the bomb? South Africa October 1977 In August, a Soviet satellite detected preparations for a South African nuclear test. The South Africans denied it. Now New African takes a look at the military might of a country moving into a state of siege. 2473
How long will Jonathan's 'good luck' last? Events in Nigeria in the run-up to next year's elections, are likely to test the wave of good luck that President Jonathan Goodluck has ridden to power from obscurity 10 years ago. The president has already announced his candidacy for the 2011 elections, but he has some tough obstacles to navigate on the way. Cameron Duodu reports from Abuja. Duodu, Cameron 2582
Kofi Annan 'I see the green revolution happening across Africa every day': with the right focus and sufficient political support, African agriculture can be a powerful engine for eradicating poverty and hunger, boosting economic growth and ensuring sustainable development, writes Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general and currently the chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Annan, Kofi 878
Mandela Conversations with Myself. Otas, Belinda Book review 2507
Mugabe 'we would rather Smith got all the seats in parliament and we got all the soldiers': Zimbabwe, July 1977 yet another set of British-sponsored negotiations are under way concerning the future of Zimbabwe. How does the Patriotic Front view the latest developments? New African talks to Robert Mugabe, joint leader with Joshua Nkomo. Interview 1668
Sadat the man they couldn't weep for after assassination. Egypt, November 1981 Anwar Sadat was something of an enigma. Little he did as Egypt's president gained applause in his own country. Yet to Western leaders, he was something of a hero, particularly after his peace initiatives with the Israelis. Akbar Mustafa tells the full story of his assassination on 6 October 1981. Mustafa, Akbar 1747
SADC Africa's most successful regional community: as the Southern African development community (SADC) celebrates 30 years since its formation, Neil Ford examines how Africa's most successful regional community is gearing up for a very ambitious future. 2471
Still we rise: "don't be ashamed of Africa or your African roots. Africa has a rich history, and an even more promising future," Zambia's first president, Kenneth Kaunda, tells African-Americans. Kaunda, Kenneth 2063
The African voice in the Diaspora. Bonsu, Henry Interview 839
The first issue under Afif Ben Yedder. Yedder, Afif Ben 592
The good old days ... from 1966. Goodwin, Clayton 1958
The New African story: Alan Rake, the father of New African, who retired in May 1999 after serving 21 years as editor, tells how the magazine came to be what it is today. Rake, Alan 2766
The role of literature in modern Africa: "African countries need to change and change occurs through ideas. Literature is an essential repository of ideas. Literature can lead to change, not by espousing crude propaganda but by creating a collective sense of who a people are." By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author of the award-winning novel, Half of a Yellow moon; purple hibiscus and the thing around your neck). Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi 602
Tourism Africa's heartbeat, but ... New investment in hotel and airline capacity suggests that foreign and African firms alike are confident that tourist numbers to Africa are set to rise. But although not all countries will benefit from this increase, it is clear that most African governments are taking tourism seriously as a key driver of economic growth. Report by Neil Ford. Ford, Neil 2739
Who will define Africa? The time has come that we, as Africans, take responsibility for how our continent is portrayed, writes Thabo Mbeki former president of South Africa. Mbeki, Thabo 2028
Why grooming for leadership is essential: onerous challenges lie ahead of Africa, and because of this Africa's new leaders need to go through some form of apprenticeship or grooming to prepare themselves for the demands of modern nation-building, writes John Agyekum Kufuor, Ghana's former president. Kufuor, John Agyekum 1210
Women march slow in Kenya: Kenya November 1981 the plight of Kenyan women is very close to the heart of professor Wangari Maathai--a Kenyan woman. She is an associate professor at the university of Kenya. Here, she talks to Jimoh Omo-Fadaka about feminism. Omo-Fadaka, Jimoh 594

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