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Articles from New African (April 1, 2011)

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A decade of revolution: though hardly spoken of, the last decade has seen Kenya undergo revolutionary changes that many countries in the world have not been able to accommodate in such a short time. Indeed, the country's rapid advancement between 2002-2012 will provide excellent fodder for historians in the years to come. Articles in this Special Report are by our Nairobi correspondent Wanjohi Kaburu. Kaburu, Wanjohi 985
A theatre of the absurd: nothing is completely settled yet in Egypt. Nor even Tunisia, which led the way. But that has not stopped the people of Bahrain, Libya, Algeria, or Iran, Syria, and Morocco from listening to their own heartbeat. Inanity in the political affairs of nations will be ended. Duodu, Cameron Column 1666
Akua is losing her soul unnecessarily. Cupido, Mikhaila Letter to the editor 493
Cote d'Ivoire's story. Banienuba, Samwin John Letter to the editor 597
Cracking the code: unlocking Africa's secret to wealth. Boateng, Osei 6696
East Africa why political federation has been difficult to achieve: Tom Oniro explains why East African political federation has been such a difficult thing to realise--the history of betrayals in the region is too much for the "partner states" to trust one another. Oniro, Tom 1658
Election 2011 a new era in Nigeria? Asante, Ben 1060
Fighting for power: Zambia's general election is expected between September and October. But campaigns are already under way even as the credibility of the electoral commission is at stake. Austin Mbewe reports from Lusaka. Mbewe, Austin 1336
From poverty to wealth ... how the others did it: state intervention has been at the core of the wealth creation and economic success stories, starting with Britain and Europe in the late 15th century, carrying through to the USA in the 19th century and Japan, Taiwan and South Korea in the 20th century, and now China and India in the 21st century, reports Osei Boateng. Boateng, Osei 1371
How Sierra Leone fell into the hands of young soldiers. Gberie, Lansana 4048
Issues with Ghanaian football. Kofi, Afrikatu Letter to the editor 293
Kagame 'I will step down in 2017': Rwanda's President, Paul Kagame (pictured), tells New Africans Hichem Ben Yaiche that he will step down at the end of his current term in office, which ends in 2017. "I have no intention to disrespect the constitution," he says. Yaiche, Hichem Ben Interview 1204
Lucky Jim, still working at 81: there is an old African proverb that says: "when an old man dies, a library burns to the ground." Thankfully, the London-based, Ghanaian-born photographer, James Barnor, 81, a sprightly octogenarian, is belatedly being "discovered". His first major exhibition of 60 years of work has received rave reviews in Britain. Kwaku reports. Kwaku Interview 1517
Patrice Lumumba from a mere man to a lasting symbol: Patrice Lumumba is one of the few African leaders who are still remembered 50 years after their death. Yet he only ruled for three months! And he died at the young age of 35! So why is he still so fondly remembered? Cameron Duodu examines the phenomenon. Duodu, Cameron Biography 2716
Pax Africana 3: France has recognised the Libyan rebels, and the UN security council (photo below) has ordered foreign "intervention" to save civilians. Once we lose the authority to internally resolve our own conflicts in Africa, opportunities are presented to powerful outside powers, with their own interests and agendas, to intervene. Wambu, Onyekachi 739
Reflections, narrow-minded. Brenner, Stephan Letter to the editor 253
The Kibaki succession: in 21 months' time, Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki, will be calling it a day. To many Kenyans, the man who took over as president in 2003 is not the same man about to retire. Wanjohi Kabukuru looks at why the Kibaki of 2003 is a different kettle of fish in 2011. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1599
The Malaysian experience: it is often said that at independence in 1957, Malaysia was at par economically with Nigeria. Now Malaysia is an economic and industrial giant while Nigeria has deteriorated. In this interview, Tun Musa bin Hitam (pictured right), the former deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, tells Hichem Ben Yaiche how Malaysia did it. There are important lessons for Africa. Yaiche, Hichem Ben Interview 1823
The Marshall Plan: contrary to popular opinion, re-industrialisation of Europe was the main focus of the Marshall Plan, using the traditional policy toolbox, including heavy protection of manufacturing industries. 770
The rise of South Korea, a lesson for Africa: neo-liberal economists will tell you that South Korea's rise as an industrial powerhouse is because it followed free market ideas. Not so, says Ha-Joon Chang, the South Korean economist. Nevertheless, his home country's experience has valuable lessons for Africa. Boateng, Osei 1192
The war that ended slavery in America ... and blacks' part in it. Goffe, Leslie 2609
Togo looks towards the future: President Faure Gnassingbe, son of Togo's former strongman Gnassingbe Eyadema, has been making strides to completely break away from his father's era. Though he has received the approval of some leading opposition figures, others are not impressed. But he is soldiering on nonetheless. Clair MacDougall reports. MacDougall, Clair 1177
Tourism takes on a new sheen: Kenya is fast regaining her famed tourist status, having learned a quick and painful lesson from the 2007-2008 post-election violence. The reasons behind the resurgence of the tourism sector include political stability, diversification of tourism-generating markets and a continued government commitment to providing an enabling environment, boosted by successful marketing and huge security support. 1259
Where next for African football? The disappointing lack of cerebral debate on the wretched state of the continental game, at the 33rd general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), clearly indicates the need for a revolutionary change in its top management, reports our football editor Osasu Obayiuwana. Obayiuwana, Osasu 2089
Where was the Au? I find it shocking that the African Union (AU) took too long to say anything about the events in North Africa. Maybe it is because it would have looked like the pot calling the kettle black. On the other hand, it could have been because of any number of reasons which we are not aware of. Djanie, Akua Column 1437
Zimbabweans are now fed up with sanctions! At long last, after 10 years of sitting on its hands, the Zimbabwean government has launched an anti-sanctions campaign aimed at getting the debilitating Western economic sanctions removed. Baffour Ankomah was in Harare when an ebullient President Robert Mugabe launched the campaign on 3 March. Ankomah, Baffour 2872

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