Nbr. 459, February 2007
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- A very loyal reader.
- Gay marriages are un-African.
- Happy birthday, New African.
- It's Igbo not Ibo.
- We are solidly behind you.
- African v black.
- Blame the system, not the leaders.
- If we should stop exporting jobs ...
- In defence of Savimbi.
- After the vision, what next? A leader shouldn't overdrive his workforce lest they grow weary and slide from motivation to indifference. Short-term thinking is an obsession with quick results. But the vision trip isn't a sprint.
- South Africa: Oprah to the rescue?
- 'Apartheid did not die'.
- Sierra Leone/Liberia: will Charles Taylor get a fair trial?
- Somalia: anatomy of an unending conflict.
- Nigeria: the power behind the throne; In this, Part One of our countdown to Nigeria's general elections in April, our associate editor, Ola Sheyin, a Nigerian himself, looks at the power equation in Nigeria and why the same people keep coming up election after election.
- Stealing a nation, Part 3: this is the third and final instalment of John Pilger's account of how Britain and America robbed the African islanders of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean of their homeland, and turned it into an American military base. This extract is from Pilger's new book, Freedom Next Time.
- Celtel: ... and the walls came tumbling down; Celtel, the mobile telephone giant, has taken a huge step towards creating a seamless pan-African service for its subscribers. The new One Network service will cover a unified potential market more than twice the size of South Africa's population. Stephen Williams travelled to East Africa to see it in operation.
- Cote d'Ivoire: a French exception; In this column, guests are given the opportunity to express fully their opinions. Mamadou Koulibaly, the writer of this guest column, is the speaker of the Ivorian National Assembly, and is one of the closest allies of President Laurent Gbabgo. He is known to be a staunch adversary of the leaders of the rebellion.
- Partners in Africa's development.
- Protection of the African environment.
- Somalia: why the new American 'blueprint' is dangerous for Africa; It is important for the AU not to be fooled into sending troops to Somalia, because such a peacekeeping force will ultimately legitimise the American/Ethiopian invasion.
- Tony Blair: slavery our shame.
- Martin Luther King: 39 years on ... 4 April 2007 will be exactly 39 years since Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Tennesee, USA. Professors A.B. Assensoh and Yvette Alex-Assensoh (both of Indiana University, USA) examine Dr King's legacy by focusing on his archive which was acquired last June for safekeeping by Morehouse College, one of his alma maters.
- In DiCaprio's Africa.
- Sepp Blatter: come rain or shine, 2010 World Cup will be in South Africa.