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Articles from New African (November 1, 2011)

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'Man of action' makes his mark: it is an "African" election that has set tongues wagging globally, but this time not for the usual reasons of rigging, violence and leaders overstaying their welcome after defeat. Our correspondent in Lusaka Reginald Ntomba, reports on the new Zambian government of President Michael Sata, which for the first time in independent Africa includes a white vice president, Dr Guy Scott. Ntomba, Reginald 1128
A conference for Africa: TEDxEuston is an annual conference which brings together the African diasporan community in the UK, to talk about Africa and find ways of influencing change on the continent. It will take place in London on 26 November. Belinda Otas reports. Otas, Belinda Conference news 611
A rising Africa! Judging by the growth of economic activity in many parts of Africa, it can be said that a silent but momentous change is under way on the continent, writes sigi Osagie. Osagie, Sigi 1217
Africa, what next? Kyalo, Theresia Anyango Letter to the editor 271
Afwerki 'self-reliance does not mean isolation'. Afwerki, Isaias Interview 2678
Al Gathafi, the end. AlGathafi, Muammar 650
At last, genuine devolution comes home: devolution of power from the centre to county level is one of the major achievements of Kenya's new political dispensation. Next year, after the elections, 47 county governments will be inaugurated countrywide to empower local people to take charge of their own destinies. 523
Black history month. Barnard, Alan Letter to the editor 177
Brazil it's not fun to be black! Afro-Brazilians have faced racism since the days of slavery, and though some improvements have been recorded in recent years, the country's largest population group still suffers horrendous discrimination, reports Santorri Chamley. Chamley, Santorri 1477
Country profile: the land and space currently known as Kenya acquired that name in 1920 when it became the Kenya colony after years of being part of British East Africa. The country gained independence on 12 December 1963 after attaining self-governance status six months earlier on 1 June 1963. With Jomo Kenyatta as prime minister. One year later, on 12 December 1964, it became a republic with Kenyatta as president. Country overview 950
Creationism vs evolutionism. Ikeotuonye, Festus Letter to the editor 314
Darwin and the Bible. Wieland, Carl Letter to the editor 161
Dogon - Africa's scientists of pre-science: since early April, the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris has been running an extraordinary exhibition describing the cultural heritage of the Dogon people of Mali. Stephen Willams went to see it. Williams, Stephen 1826
Ethiopia Commodity Exchange: ... growing the market and growing Ethiopia. Gabre-Madhin, Eleni Interview 1031
Goffe got it wrong. Olusegun, Kalonji Letter to the editor 331
Helping to build the future: as over 1000 delegates and prominent decision-makers converge in Doha on 1 November for the third World Innovation Summit for Education(WISE), New African's deputy editor Regina Jane Jere speaks to its chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani(pictured right), who tells us more about the WISE story and why it deserves to be told. Jere, Regina Jane Interview 2534
High noon in Liberia: as the first round of Liberia's presidential election did not produce an absolute winner, the country goes to the polls again on November 8 in a run-off that could make or break the democratic consolidation and development in the country. Pailey, Robtel Neajai 1265
Home values, foreign interest: foreign policy is a difficult balance between a country's values and the interests it wants to protect. Many struggle to get the balance right. Recent happenings at the Security Council prove a case in point. Wambu, Onyekachi 660
How Edward Acquah nearly got me into trouble: a great footballer died in poverty on 5 October 2011; but during his heyday 50 years ago, Edward Acquah was dynamite! Duodu, Cameron Column 1536
Letting off the Arab slave traders. Moore, Zelbert Letter to the editor 197
Lords of impunity ... why whistleblowing at the UN is a waste of time: until the United Nations can show that it has a credible record of protecting whistleblowers, employees who are aware of sexual exploitation or other human rights abuses in peacekeeping operations are likely to remain silent, writes Rasna Warah, a former UN staff member. Warah, Rasna 2240
Made in Kenya: a constitution for the people, by the people: Kenya has received kudos for its new constitution, which came into force on 27 August last year after ratification by the people through a referendum on 4 August. A year on, the excitement has not died down. All agree that the constitution has provided the bedrock for a radical reshaping of the country. But what's in it that is creating all the fuss? 2407
Malema what people say: the excitement that Julius Malema causes cuts across all ages and races. He is damned and praised in equal measure. Here is just a snippet of what others say about him. 671
Namibia will not go down. Iithete, Taamba Letter to the editor 201
Nkrumah's stolen diary resurfaces in the USA: a diary that disappeared 40 years ago from among the possessions of Ghana's first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah (pictured below), has turned up in the US, reports Leslie Goffe. Goffe, Leslie 763
Only education, discipline, and good leaders can save Africa! Our correspondent Femi Akomolafe went to Warsaw to interview the first ever African member of the Polish Parliament, John Abraham Godson (pictured), a Nigerian emigre. He turned out to be a man of many parts. Akomolafe, Femi Interview 2801
Overview astonishing Kenya! Versi, Anver 2264
PM Raila Odinga: 'Kenya has a major role to play in Africa': Kenya still faces major challenges at home. But Prime Minister Raila Odinga (pictured below and opposite) says the country is now in pole position to play a positive role in Africa and help other countries, especially its neighbours, to resolve their own economic and political problems. Odinga, Raila Interview 1379
President Kibaki: 'together we've made our country a better place': three years after the most horrific crisis to hit Kenya since independence in 1963, in the shape of the post-election violence, an ebullient President Mwai Kibaki says the legacy he wants to leave when he finally bows out of politics next year is: "Together we made our country a better place that Kenyans are happy to call home.". Kibaki, Mwai Interview 1215
Remembering Stokely Carmichael ... 13 years on: on 15 November 1998, one of Black America's and pan-Africanism's greatest sons, Stokely Carmichael, died in Guinea and was buried in Conakry. As his 13th anniversary approaches, Leslie Goffe recalls Rev Jesse Jackson's parting words: "Carmichael was the one of our generation who was determined to give his life to transforming America and Africa.". Goffe, Leslie In memoriam 1238
Saving the Africans ... again! Don't we get tired of the negative images of Africa portrayed by the Western media? Couldn't Africa deal with its own issues, such as droughts, if we had the right people in place? Djanie, Akua Column 1318
The Malema dilemma. Commey, Pusch 2503
The Princess who stole the heart of the West. Abraham, Curtis Interview 2289
The woman who did 'simple things in a great way': our Kenyan correspondent, Wanjohi Kabukuru, was among three environmental journalists decorated by Prof Wangari Maathai (picturedbelow) in 2004. Here is his personal tribute to the woman who did "simple things in a great way", and won the respect and adulation of the whole wide world. Maathai, Wangari 949
What Frantz Fanon meant to African liberation: this year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Frantz Fanon (pictured right), one of the great men whose thoughts and actions hugely influenced the course of Pan-Africanism and the liberation struggle in Africa. In this tribute Cameron Duodu, who knew fanon personally trace the life and times of the great man. Duodu, Cameron Biography 2095
Why the enduring admiration for Lee Kuan Yew. Anafu, Moses 2563
Zambia breaks the mould: Elias Mbao reports on the new Zambian vice president, Guy Scott, of British descent but born and bred in Zambia. Though much liked by the locals, and having lived all his 67 years in the country, he doesn't speak the dominant local language, Bemba. But he could one day become president. Mbao, Elias Interview 1236

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