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China in Africa Why the West is worried > as billions of dollars of Chinese investment pour into africa without strings attached, we analyse why Western interests are nervous about this burgeoning economic partnership.
Diaspora The Obama phenomenon > In the most exciting race to the White house ever, barack obama, the articulate, inspirational and personable african-american, remains unfazed against the formidable Clintons in his quest to become america’s first black president.
Sport African Nations Cup > In words and pictures, we review the african nations Cup tournament held in Ghana as undoubtedly the best ever since the birth of the tournament 51 years ago. Ghana raised the bar, how high will angola and south africa 2010 lift it?
Cover story 12 China in Africa – why the West is worried 21 Abdoulaye Wade: the West must practise what it preaches
Nuggets in a nutshell 24 sir, you don’t need more time
Focus on Kenya 26 the soul-searching begins 30 Impact of the violence on the region
Under the Neem Tree 36 the lonely aspect of pain
Features 38 Zimbabwe: at last, all prepare for elections 42 Ghana: Free cash for the poor? 44 South Africa: the saga of the former police chief 46 Zambia: Copper boom, new tax rules 50 Côôte d’Ivoire: the real rulers
Spotlight on health 56 Confronting africa’s health crisis
Not in Black or White 62 God save Jamaica and “Iraq”
Books 68 Pan-africanism is not a pipedream 70 rwanda genocide haunts France again
Diaspora 72 USA: the obama phenomenon 76 USA: Who is more experienced, obama or Clinton?
African Nations Cup 78 the best ever! 83 bravo egypt 84 Good business, bad business 86 the nations Cup in pictures 90 the final results
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