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USA The dream lives on
8At long last, a black man is in the White House, not just as a member of staff but the President of the USA! Now every black person in the world can hold his or her head high, anywhere in the world, and without saying a word, proclaim to all and sundry, by gait and demeanour: “The dream has come true.” Read all about it here.
40Ghana A good example to Africa
South Africa The politics of snakes and ladders
Though democracy has gradually taken root in Africa, some elections in the recent past have not been very pleasant. Not so in Ghana where elections in December provided so many positive points worth emulating across the continent.
The political situation in South Africa took another ominous turn on 11 January with a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling which put the ANC president, Jacob Zuma, back in harm’s way and his ascent to the state presidency in jeopardy.
Letters 4 Your news and views Cover story: Elections 8 USA: The dream lives on 14 USA: Our son is in the White House 18 Ghana: A good example to Africa 23 Economy in safe hands 24 Atta Mills’ promise 26 Kufuor’s adieu 28 The Kufuor factor 30 No let-up after the elections 32 Africa: Taking violence out of elections
Features 39 Kenya: Taming the media? 40 South Africa: The politics of snakes and ladders 43 Liberia: Health sector needs urgent help 44 Nigeria: Hunting the hunter 46 Africa/USA: Africom’s agenda still baffl es 48 Nigeria: Money can’t buy me love 50 Swaziland: Who will save the children? 52 Rwanda: The charity industrial complex
Opinion 56 Africa: Beware the new missionaries
NA Market 58 Zambia: Trouble on the economic front
Under the Neem Tree 60 Why are teachers so different?
Diaspora 64 Tanzania/USA: A golden example 68 Africa/World: Gunning for a gunrunner 71 Rwanda/Germany: Friends again 72 Kenya/Britain: How Britain tortured Obama’s grandfather
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