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Articles from New African (December 1, 2013)

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'How do you write on death when you haven't experienced it?' ... Nelson Mandela to his son-in-law. Commey, Pusch Interview 3851
100 Most influential africans. List 15274
Being proudly African: the problem with African society today is the right to choose. in reality this should not be a problem, but it seems all the people's choices are about not being African any more. Column 1719
Democratic republic of congo education and health: the state puts its hand in its pocket. Mohamed, Dounia Ben 1232
Divided by race, united in black people sacrificed their lives in the two world wars. Goodwin, Clayton 2872
Elections, so what: madagascar went to the polls on 25 October to elect new leaders. As Nadia Rabesahala Horning argues here, having elections is probably better than having none, but is there not a danger in creating the illusion of democratic participation where the functions of the state have never been properly negotiated among members of society? Horning, Nadia Rabesahala Column 627
Ghana: fury over offshore accounts: members of Ghana's new parliament are amazed that up to 100% of earnings by foreign mining companies operating in the country are lodged in offshore accounts--and this is all backed by Ghanaian law! Now VIPs want the law changed immediately! Femi Akomolafe reports from Accra. Akomolafe, Femi 1141
Hannah Tetteh: 'Our focus is on Africa'. Yedder, Omar Ben Interview 2424
How many gone: the death of hundreds of African migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa has finally brought home the fact that, like the Atlantic Ocean hundreds of years ago, the Mediterranean is increasing becoming an African graveyard. Wambu, Onyekachi 605
In search of African literature and African writers: some authors object to being categorised based on their origin or ethnicity while others embrace the description. Alecia McKenzie* discusses the issues. McKenzie, Alecia 1590
Jailing American minorities: below are the ugly statistics showing the racial disparities in incarceration in the USA, which disproportionately affects African-Americans. Statistical data 742
Kenya celebrates! ...5O years of hard work pays off: Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence this month (December). On the podium to lead the celebrations will be President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the country's founding father Jomo Kenyatta, who was born as his father was on the cusp of winning independence from Britain in 1963, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru from Nairobi, with additional reporting by Tom Mbakwe in London. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 4547
Leaders and unity. Johns, Trevor Letter to the editor 314
Ngugi: 'I write because I have to': Ngugi wa Thiong'o's celebrated literary output has won him many plaudits. It was even mooted that he might take this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, but presumably the judges felt that he was too young and gave it to the octogenarian Canadian writer Alice Munro. But Ngugi's status as one of Africa's greatest voices is already assured. Stephen Williams went to meet him. Williams, Stephen Interview 2507
Nigeria: nine constitutions in 24 years of democracy: if President Goodluck Jonathan is to be believed, Nigerians are about to write yet another constitution. it will be their ninth in the 24 years that they have had democracy out of the 53 years of independence from Britain. but, as Peter Jazzy Ezeh reports, the idea of the ninth constitution is raising dust in Africa's most populous country. Ezeh, Peter Jazzy 2457
Nigeria: Nok has more wonders yet for the world: Nok terracotta artwork dating back to 1500 BC, which was discovered in modern-day central Nigeria in the 1940s by a British archaeologist, is now famous the world over. But more is on the way. Current research by German archaeological teams on Nok sites covering 240 sq kms northeast of the capital Abuja. is bound to unearth yet more wonders from the Nok world. Curtis Abraham reports. Abraham, Curtis 2895
Remembering W.E.B. Du Bois ... the father of modern Pan-Africanism. Goffe, Leslie Gordon Biography 2937
Still not easy being an African-American: African-Americans constitute 13% of the US population but 40% of its prison inmates. experts attribute this alarming situation to racial discrimination perpetrated by America's criminal justice system against black people. In this piece, lfa Kamau Cush looks at the effect America's judicial perfidy has had on the African-American population. Cush, Ifa Kamau Essay 1638
The battle to succeed Sata gets bloody: Zambia's ruling party, the Patriotic Front (PF), is at war with itself over who should succeed President Michael Sata in 2016. While it was an open secret that the fight for succession would arise, what took many by surprise was how soon it came and how ugly it has turned out to be. Ntomba, Reginald 1525
The black beauty myth. Stevens, Rebecca Letter to the editor 273
The driver who fell asleep at the wheel. 1104
Yayha Jammeh and the colonial legacy. Jallow, Baba G. Column 909
Yayha Jammeh--Sup with a long spoon. Emmanuel, Samuel Letter to the editor 223

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