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Articles from New African (April 1, 2012)

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'Aid is a dirty word, like colonialism': there are at least a million people in the west who live off the aid industry. They have a vested interest in perpetuating it. But it will disintegrate over time and die slowly, says Yashpal Tandon pictured right, the Ugandan policymaker, political activist, professor, author, and public intellectual. Welt-Sichten interviewed him. Welt-Sichten Interview 1196
'I am no idiot!', Mutharika tells donors. Masina, Lameck 1192
Ama Ata Aidoo: a personal celebration: whether in her short stories, books for children, novels, plays or essays, Ama Ata Aidoo (main picture), the Ghanaian and African literary icon who turned 70 on 23 March, speaks to the most urgent issues of our times. "She is a writer for all seasons," says Kenya's most famous author, Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Thiong'o, Ngugi wa 1324
Business fighting poverty. Samuel, Jon 585
Commodities continue their relentless surge: the world is experiencing what is known as a commodities "super-cycle". Just what this means for Africa is a complex subject. Stephen Williams prepared this report. Williams, Stephen 1366
ECOWAS under Ouattara. Gadio, Samir Letter to the editor 157
Farewell, Odumegwu Ojukwu: at the time of Ojukwu's death on 26 November 2011, his name resonatec across the world. But, unlike in June 1957, when his declaration of Biafran independence led to civil war in Nigeria, his passing away evoked widespread feelings of sadness and regret among Nigerians Our associate editor Mercy Eze looks back on Ojukwu's legacy and enigmatic life. Eze, Mercy 996
From Berlin to Brussels: will Europe underdevelop Africa again? Soludo, Chukwuma Charles 4671
Homosexuality and foreign aid. Mjumbe, K Felix Letter to the editor 202
ICC gets first conviction after 10 years in existence. Mbakwe, Tom 2559
ICC justice the world reacts: here are what some powerful voices and a section of our readers have said, for and against the goings-on at the ICC. What's your view? 1586
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 'postmodern Socrates', gets his honour. Agyeman-Duah, Ivor Biography 2012
Less talk, more action. Djane, Akua Column 1626
Niger Delta: the rape of paradise. Martin, Buhendwa Letter to the editor 234
Not every white person is racist. Viney, Jonathan Letter to the editor 439
Obama not right on gay rights. Kwakye, Kwame Letter to the editor 208
Olympics the game get dirty! Goodwin, Clayton 2546
Peters goes nuclear. Brief article 191
Sierra Leone: the shape of things to come? Gberie, Lansana 2465
Somalia: the path to prosperity. Duale, Abdirashid 1414
The defensive shield: the warrior instinct is ritualised and celebrated all over Africa. At least four African national flags contain weapons or shields. But African military capabilities are not always the force they should be. Wambu, Onyekachi 664
The ICC indictees - all African: currently, 120 countries are States Parties to the Rome Statute. Of these, 33 are from Africa, 18 from the Asia-Pacific, 18 from Eastern Europe, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and 25 from Western Europe and North America. But surprise, surprise, all the ICC indictees so far have been Africans! Below is the roll-call. 1942
The rise of the middle class in Africa. Kelly, Leah Letter to the editor 249
The sad rise of Boko Haram: Boko Haram, Nigeria's latest terrorist group, has been bombing its way into the headlines in recent months. Zach Warner (of the NGO, human wrongs watch) traces the group's antecedents to the economic, political and religious frustration of northern Muslims, and says the group will not be defeated unless the frustration is addressed. Warner, Zach 1732
The two Sudans: elusive peace? North and South Sudan will not find durable peace so long as the marginalised population in the border states continues to die. There must be stability in Abyei, the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Eastern Sudan and Darfur, writes Christopher Zambakari. Zambakari, Christopher 1451
The uses of protocol-diplomacy: what did President Barack Obama tell president John Atta Mills of Ghana when the Ghanaian visited Washington DC in early March? Welcome to protocol-diplomacy! Duodu, Cameron Column 1469
Togo, growing influence: in October 2011. Togo was elected to a non-permanent chair on the United Nations Security Council, seen as both international recognition and a reward for the country's democratic progress since 2007. Williams, Stephen 1472
Uneasy neighbours? For the past 12 years, South Africa (especially under former President Thabo Mbeki) has been a strong supporter of Zimbabwe, particularly after Zimbabwe's controversial land reform programme started in 2000. Now, as Tichaona Zindoga reports from Harare, the relationship appears to be going pear-shaped. Zindoga, Tichaona 1052
Why Kenya is fighting in Somalia: there is more to Kenya's incursion into Southern Somalia than meets the eye. From Nairobi, Wanjohi Kabukuru reports that Kenya has long planned to create a Jubaland enclave in Southern Somalia for its own security and economic interests. "Dislodging Al Shabaab extremists," as Kenya explained its military push, appears just a convenient excuse. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1541

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