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Contents NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 JULY 2008 ISSUE 475 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Letters 5 Your news and views
Opinion: Media/Africa 8 Show the world the other side of Africa 9 Foxing out Obama?
Cover story/South Africa 10 A national disgrace! 18 Who will save South Africa? 24 Xenophobic South Africans have a lot to learn
South Africa A national disgrace! > Who could have prophesied that some black South Africans could turn on fellow black Africans and kill some of them for merely coming to live and work in South Africa – a people who perhaps benefited the most from African solidarity in their days of woe?
32Kenya To prosecute or not to prosecute > President Kibaki’s party wants to prosecute those who committed violence during the post-election riots. Prime Minister Odinga’s party says no; give them amnesty. Kenya has a justice dilemma on its hands.
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New African Woman 42 Welcome to New African Woman 43 Women who inspire 44 Black is beautiful 49 Women of substance 52 Fashion is our culture 56 How to avoid hair loss
Nuggets in a Nutshell 26 Setting and scoring your goals
Features 28 Nigeria: Anti-corruption crusade tests Yar’Adua’s resolve 32 Kenya: Justice dilemma for poll victims 62 Ghana: First woman vice-president?
Under the Neem tree 40 Obama has cleared the way for black achievement
NA Market 46 The irresistible car for Africa
The Arts 58 The economic power of African creativeness
The Interview 66 Liberia: An agent for positive change
Health 71 Sickle Cell: Beware of heroin pumps
Lest We Forget 74 Becoming ‘European’
Comment 76 China may be right in Africa 78 Britain: No freedom from the 1807 Act 80 Debate on Stella’s Jamaicans
Diaspora 84 Obama: A life inside the American dream
Sport 92 Masters of the Olympics
Endtail 98 An ode to New African