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NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 APRIL 2007 ISSUE 461 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
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8Africa Confessions of a CIA agent > Larry Devlin was the CIA chief in DRCongo in 1960 when the US president, Dwight Eisenhower, authorised the assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba by lethal poisoning. In a new book, Devlin tells all, including how the imperial powers run Africa by remote control.
Sudan Darfur, the inside story > We have a rare insight into why the Darfur crisis is still ongoing, written by one of the peace mediators. It is a must-read.
Nigeria Obasanjo out, who’s in? > Nigeria goes to the polls on 30 April to elect Obasanjo’s successor. Will he be Umaru Musa YarAdua or Muhammadu Buhari? We conclude our insight into why the same old faces keep coming up again and again in Nigerian elections.
Cover Story 8 Africa: The confessions of a CIA agent
Law 20 Sierra Leone: What use the Special Court?
Nuggets 22 Axioms of effective leadership
Features 24 Ghana: Glory, glory ... except the suit 28 Sudan: Darfur, the inside story 33 Sudan: “We’re all Africans, we’re all black” 34 Nigeria elections: The power behind the throne (Part 3) 38 Liberia: The wonders of the Blue Lake 40 The Gambia: First university proves its worth
Under the Neem Tree 42 How The Daily Telegraph opened my eyes to racism
The Interview 44 Côôte d’Ivoire: Africans are too afraid to be free
Focus on Health 48 Impressive results in Africa 50 Jimmy Carter: “Fight against Guinea worm disease needs more effort”
Not in Black or White 52 I think like an African
Diaspora 54 African prostitutes storm Europe 56 Canada: “Africa is a lost cause” 58 USA: How to stop a ‘nigger’ from voting
Innovations 62 African artistry behind GM’s revolutionary Volt car
Football 65 First African amputee football tournament 66 King Drogba is African footballer of the year