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10 How Europe is undermining African development

We delve deep into Europe’s current contraption, the derided Economic Partnership Agreements, and expose why they can be described as the modern equivalent of the Berlin Conference which balkanised Africa and shared its natural resources among the European powers.

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COVER STORY 10 From Berlin to Brussels: Will Europe underdevelop Africa again? SPECIAL FEATURES: ICC 18 ICC gets first conviction after 10 years in existence 22 ICC justice, the world reacts 26 Roll-call of ICC indictees. All Africans! REGULAR FEATURES 30 South Africa/Zimbabwe: Uneasy neighbours? 32 Malawi: ‘I am no idiot!’ Mutharika tells donors 34 Kenya/Somalia:

Why Kenya is fighting in Somalia 38 Nigeria: The sad rise of Boko Haram 42 Sierra Leone:

Elusive peace? 50 Togo: Small voice, growing influence REFLECTIONS 54 Less talk, more action NA MARKET 56 African commodities on the surge 59 Business fighting poverty GUEST COLUMN 60 Somalia: The path to prosperity NEEM TREE 62 The uses of protocol-diplomacy DIASPORA 64 Kwame Appiah: The “postmodern Socrates” honoured THE ARTS: LITERATURE 68 Ngugi wa Thiong’o pays homage to Ama Ata Aidoo SPORT: OLYMPICS 70 The Games get dirty TRIBUTE 78 Farewell, Odumegwu Ojukwu THE INTERVIEW 80 “Aid is a dirty word”

The shape of things to come? 46 Sudan/South Sudan:

BACK TO THE FUTURE 82 The defensive shield