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Articles from New African (April 1, 2013)

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'Africa is capitalism's next frontier': the Nigerian economist, banker, investor and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, speaks about the need for Africans to chart and lead their own destinies, noting that "Africa is capitalism's next frontier". He tells John P. O'Malley how his private Foundation helps to train, encourage, and mentor talented young entrepreneurs and business minds from across the continent. Elumelu, Tony; O'Malley, John P. Interview 2171
'Fair trade is not the solution'. Interview 1748
'Hayatou does not look like a prince but more like a king': African football has been plunged into further difficulty, following the CAF congress in Morocco, where Issa Hayatou secured, unopposed, another four-year term as its president--his seventh in a row--reports our Associate Editor, Osasu Obayiuwana, who was there. Obayiuwana, Osasu Viewpoint essay 1681
A pure waste of money! A rich businessman in Ghana pays the American R&B singer, Chris Brown, a whacking $1,000,000 to perform in Ghana. Couldn't that money have gone on a more worthwhile cause? Djanie, Akua Viewpoint essay 1431
Barclays battles for Africa. 685
Chavez rest in peace, says Africa: the death of President Hugo Chavez (below) on 5 March, after a long battle with cancer, sparkea a wave of mourning, not just across Latin America but Africa as well. Charles Hayward explores his significance for Africans. Hayward, Charles Essay 645
China's biggest trade fair to open in April. Conference news 430
Coetzee: 'apartheid's rattlesnake' goes to his grave: Dirk Coetzee (pictured right), died on 7 February unfulfilled, feeling betrayed by his new best friends in the ANC. But, as Pusch Commey reports, who could trust a man to whom life, death, right and wrong were just words, with no meaning? And whose hands dripped with so much blood. Commey, Pusch Viewpoint essay 855
Cracking down on FGM: according to the World Health Organisation, female genital mutilation (FGM) affects 140 million women worldwide, with the majority of the cases occurring in Africa and the Middle East. How to defeat this harmful practice was the main focus of an international conference held in London, reports Mercy Eze. Eze, Mercy Conference news 1477
Dr Mamphela Ramphele mission impossible: she says she is ready to take on the behemoth that is the ruling ANC by forming her own party, a first by a woman in South Africa's political history. "The era of left, right, this-ism or that-ism is over. What we need are economic, social, political and foreign policies that best meet the needs of the majority of South Africans," says Dr Mamphela Ramphele. Fred Khumalo reports. Khumalo, Fred 2038
Ghana opposition goes for broke! As Ghana's Supreme Court begins to hear the mother of all cases--brought by the opposition presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo (pictured right), seeking to overturn the December 2012 presidential result--evidence is emerging that desperation is making Akufo-Addo's faction in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) plan extrajudicial tactics to get its way. Osei Boateng reports. Boateng, Osei Essay 2074
Gilchrist Olympio 'joining the government was the right choice': Togo's opposition leader says joining the government of President Faure Gnassingbe has been a major learning curve, because although his party's top brass had competencies in that they were well educated, "a PhD does not teach you how to run a treasury". Interview 1134
Is West Africa allowing itself to be recolonised? (Part 2). Duodu, Cameron Essay 2545
Making sense of the world: if you find that trying to understand the world by digesting facts and figures makes your head hurt, then The State of the World Atlas is for you. Now in its ninth edition, it is unique in presenting current events and global trends in a factual, graphic and easily comprehensible manner. Stephen Williams reports. Williams, Stephen Book review 728
NEPAD's key role in transforming Africa through agricultural development. 748
Nigeria's new opera star scales the heights: it is a freezing night in Paris, but inside the Theatre des Champs-Elysees on the Avenue Montaigne, the atmosphere is warm with expectation, because Omo Bello, Nigeria's new opera star, is standing in for an ill colleague. Alecia McKenzie was there to hear her sing. McKenzie, Alecia 1457
Oscar Pistorius and the soul of a nation. Commey, Pusch Essay 2560
Swept under the carpet! Is there any point in setting up the Uganda Commission of Inquiry into Violation of Human Rights 1962-1986, and then just ignoring its report? Nagenda, John 1531
The 10 mistakes that Odinga made: Wanjohi Kabukuru analyses some of the mistakes that lost Raila Odinga the presidential race. Kabukuru, Wanjohi Viewpoint essay 1232
The Africans who could be kings in Britain! A "British Obama"--is that idea viable? Probably not, in the foreseeable future. ...... Goodwin, Clayton 3084
The case for a rethink. Essay 1670
The curse of capital flight. Essay 632
The ironies of South Africa: despite the fact that black South Africans were welcomed everywhere else in Africa during the apartheid era, they don't want to pay back the compliment now that the country is free. Another African immigrant was brutally killed by the South African police on 26 February. This is the time to stop such senseless brutalities! Ochieno, Jospeh Essay 550
The return of president Kenyatta. Kabukuru, Wanhoji 2742
Togo on the path of progress: President Faure Gnassingbe's country is on a course to revamp itself politically and economically, and a visit by New African in early March confirmed that the country is sowing the seeds for peace and prosperity. Essay 1314
Uhuru and the Catholic connection: Kenya's new president was born a Catholic, grew up a Catholic, and was helped by the Catholic Church behind the scenes to win the 4 March presidential election, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Kabukuru, Wanjohi Essay 925
What does Uhuru mean? What message are the people of Kenya sending to the world, especially the West, with the election of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto even though they face ICC charges? Wambu, Onyekachi Essay 607
Who is persecuting Laurent Gbagbo? Proceeding with the former Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo's trial could undermine the International Criminal Court's legitimacy in Africa, write Tim Zwart and Alexander Knoops. Zwart, Tim; Knoops, Alexander Essay 1205
Zambia inside Sata's country: it is 18 months since the Patriotic Front (PF) government of Michael Sata came to power in Zambia. Apart from being under pressure to deliver its mega election promises, the government has now come under criticism for its human rights and governance record. But the government insists it is upholding the rule of law. Reginald Ntomba reports from Lusaka. Ntomba, Reginald Essay 2248
Zimbabwe: land and elections can be good bedfellows. Boateng, Osei Essay 4695

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