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NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 JUNE 2007 ISSUE 463 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Letters 4 Your news and views
Baffour’s Beefs 8 A tale of two countries
Comment 10 African government now!
Tanzania ‘There is hope for Africa’ > “I believe Africa will have one government some day, but I cannot say when with certainty. Let’s see how the discussions go at the AU Summit in Ghana in early July,” says Tanzania’s president, Jakaya Kikwete, in a wideranging interview with New African.
Nigeria New wine in old wineskin? > Nigeria’s new president, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, takes offi ce with several questions hanging over his head: Is he new wine in old wineskin? Old wine in new wineskin? Old wine in old wineskin? Or new wine in new wineskin?
Uganda Idi Amin the last king of Scotland? > The award-winning fi lm, The Last King of Scotland, has brought a new depiction of Idi Amin to screens around the world, but does it really capture the true character of the man or just another propaganda stunt?
Cover stories 12 Tanzania: ‘There is hope for Africa’ 22 Nigeria: New wine in old wineskin? 24 Nigeria: What an election! 26 Yar’Adua profi led 28 Obasanjo: ‘I did my best’ 30 Celebrating Nigerian beauty
Features 32 Uganda: Idi Amin the last king of Scotland? 36 Liberia/Sierra Leone: At last, Charles Taylor’s trial begins
Analysis 38 Ghana: Electricity crisis worsens
Nuggets 42 One major thing: communication
Special Report: Tanzania 45 A country on the march 46 Tanzania takes the breath away 49 Country profi le 52 The economy goes marching on 54 An investor’s haven 61 Finance minister: ‘We are on course’ 62 The green revolution takes root 64 Moshi, training tomorrow’s leaders today 65 Golden Tulip: The place to be 66 Celtel Tanzania sets the pace
Opinion 69 Ghana: ‘Limann was not a traitor’
Under the Neem Tree 70 Lewis Hamilton is pure class
Focus on Oil & Gas 72 Africa: The gasman cometh 74 East Africa: The fi nal frontier
Health & Fitness 76 The African way
Not in Black or White 78 Love and hate, which?
Diaspora 82 Britain: ‘Not in our name’
Football 88 Football: The ‘small mama’ with the big boots