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Articles from New African (November 1, 2013)

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"The future of African television lies in our culture". Musinguzi, Bamuturaki Interview 1505
'The UN must change': after surviving arguably the most captivating election court case in 56 years of his country's independence, Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama (right) now has the time and comfort to run the country as best he can. In this interview, Mahama talks about everything from the election dispute to the economy, energy, paying taxes, the oil and gas industry, and world affairs. Mahama, John Interview 3853
1:54 Africa Oye! Brief article 133
8X8 Badger deal is announced. Brief article 109
A fishy business: African coastal and small land states cry foul over distant fishing nations in Europe and elsewhere abusing access to fishing rights in their territorial waters. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1276
AfDB invests in Zambian power generation. 103
African leaders tell it like it is. Jere, reGina Jane Interview 7496
Airtel money expands its footprint. Brief article 151
Cameroon and the Vatican a long and warm history. 1023
Carrying the legacy: Seun Anikulapo Kuti (pictured), youngest son and musical heir to the late great King of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, is on a roll. Clarke, Hillary 1550
DRCongo: peacekeepers or a costly 'bunch of tourists': Congo is a classic example of UN failure from the 1960s to the present, wrote a Uganda expert recently. And he was right! The second-largest UN peacekeeping mission in the world, and the most expensive, sent to DRCongo, has failed to stop the rebel wars in the country. prompting Uganda's President Museveni to describe the UN peacekepers as "a bunch of tourists". Mgamba, Richard 2068
Driving Africa's development: the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), commonly known as the Kuwait Fund, is the State of Kuwait's agency for the provision and administration of financial and technical assistance to developing countries. It has played a significant role in boosting Africa's development trajectory. 2066
Eva Muraya: "investing in women and girls is smart economics": on a normal Monday evening in Nairobi, when close of business is approaching, the average office employee is most likely clock-watching, waiting for the working day to finally come to an end. But when you are one of Africa's most successful woman entrepreneurs, there is little time for being lethargic. Interview 1375
For a fistful of dollars: it is a fact that no one has been denying: the United Nations interacts with mercenaries, although they are carefully re-named "private military companies" so as not to upset diplomatic susceptibilities. de Lavarene, Celhia 1143
Freight expectations: on Southern Africa's eastern flank, Mozambique's coastline stretches for more than 1,500 miles. It is of crucial importance to the economies of the whole sub-region, and Maputo Port is a pivotal asset. Osorio Lucas is the port's chief executive, and he spoke to Stephen Williams about its operations and future growth. Williams, Stephen Interview 1554
How Africa can prosper: Ghana's former defence minister, Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, looks at Africa's present condition and its causes, and prescribes ways of meeting the challenges of democracy and economic development on the continent. Addo-Kufuor, Kwame 1411
Is Obama's ancestor frightened? Nagenda, John Column 1611
Joseph Murumbi a pioneer collector: Murumbi's mission in life was to collect and preserve African culture in all its forms. His collection of artefacts was so numerous that it would have had an entire museum of its own, had it not been for the shameful neglect of the Kenyan government. Ndungu, Wanjiru 2085
Julius Malema will he rise from the ashes: as the love/hate figure that is Julius Malema launches his own political party, It's too early to say if the South African political hornets' nest has once again been stirred. Our South African correspondent Pusch Commey examines the implications of the newly formed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Is Malema just "barking mad" again as his critics often describe him? 1543
Lagos state reforms foster progress. Brief article 141
Lagos state under the leadership of the state governor. 1104
Lagos State's economic reform programmes. 804
Lagos State's legal framework. 477
Lessons from the ICC and Westgate. Kabukuru, Wanjohi 1710
Letter from Harare: "I don't know who among us here, what opinions we have about Zimbabwe, but there are certain things which worry me greatly about Zimbabwe"--Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa, speaking at UNISA, 23 August 2013. Column 1448
Mitigate Africa's new threat: terrorism: the horrors of the Westgate mall attacks raise the question as to why Kenya should have born the brunt of this vicious outrage. Ochieno, Joseph 594
New York salutes African business champions: the sixth edition of the annual African business awards was held at the mandarin oriental hotel in the heart of New York City on 20th September. d'Alvi, Alessia 646
President Alassane Ouattara. Interview 1603
Reinventing education. Interview 1738
So you would like to be on telly? With the proliferation of content channels, both locally and internationally, now, more than ever, content is key. And the demand for African content is growing not just from Africans on the continent; it's coming from Africans across the world. Paschorina Mortty profiles Levern Egel, one producer determined to meet that demand. Mortty, Paschorina 1344
Soko creates a virtual market for African artisans. Brief article 177
Sour grapes: South Africa is one of the largest wine-producing countries in the world. Exports have boomed over the last 10 years, and have risen from 174 million litres in 2001 to 350 million in 2011. The Cape Winelands--the wine district of the Western Cape province--is one of the wealthiest areas of South Africa, but the workers hardly get a living wage. Boll, Cynthia 1150
South Africa the history of rugby. Parker, Mushtak 2146
Sporting for peace: the fourth edition of the cross-border African Great Lakes Friendship Games, which are aimed at promoting peace amongst the youth in Burundi, DRCongo and Rwanda took place amid pomp at Luvungi in DRCongo recently, bringing together 300 young people for two days of sporting activities. 620
State governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Interview 1760
Tales of a taxi driver's mate: still reminiscing on his love of cars, Mr Duodu writes: "One of my greatest regrets in life is not to have been able to go and present myself at Kukurantumi ... driving my own sports car--a brand new, lily-white Renault Floride, with red leather seats". Duodu, Cameron Essay 1618
The black woman and the beauty myth: as the title of this month's reflections suggests, I am going back to the topic of the black woman and the beauty industry. Djanie, Akua 1595
The tactics of terror: following the recent death of the Vietnamese war hero general Giap (pictured below), thinking about his tactics, strategy, and the costs of long-term objectives, is particularly useful in the light of the increasingly brutal acts of jihadists in their wars in Africa. Wambu, Onyekachi 604

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