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Kenya The example of power-sharing
1028 February marked one year exactly since Kenya signed a power-sharing deal that ended two terrifying months of post-election violence that saw over 1,000 people dead. A year on, having overcome its most serious national crisis since independence, Kenya is looking to the future with renewed optimism. But can Africa learn anything from Kenya? read it all here.
52Nigeria Worries over Yar’Adua Diaspora Yinka Shonibare MBE
President Yar’Adua’s health has become a major worry for Nigerians. The anxiety went into overdrive in January when the president took another “vacation” to, according to the grapevine, seek another round of medical treatment, while his oficial spokesmen continue to keep the nation in the dark!
Yinka Shonibare is arguably the best-known artist of African descent in Britain. A Nigerian by birth, his work has thrilled many art lovers worldwide for the past two decades. But who is he really – a Nigerian or British? We take a critical look at the man, his magnificent work, and a new book accompanying his latest exhibition.
Letters 4 Your news and views
Under the Neem Tree 50 How a teacher can create rebels
Baffour’s Beefs 8 Surgery below the waist (part 1)
Cover stories 10 The Kenyan example 16 Kenya: Annan wants more reforms 18 Kenya: And Obama came along 22 Nigeria: Worries over Yar’Adua
Features 26 Zimbabwe: Thank God! 30 South Africa: No nationalisation, no bail-outs 32 Rwanda: The charity industrial complex
Lest We Forget 36 Cuba and the “race-less” nation (part 1)
Interview 38 Simba Makoni: “I’m not a spoiler”
NA Market 40 Botswana: Diamonds are not forever 42 Uganda: Oil, oil, everywhere!
Tribute 44 Ghana: Seth Anthony’s farewell
Diaspora 52 Nigeria/UK: Yinka Shonibare MBE 58 USA: Emory Douglas on exhibition
Opinion 66 Africa: Time to break free
Sport 68 Football: Is Adebayor Africa’s player of 2008? 70 Football: COSUA’s big day 72 Cricket: Amazing Jewel
Back to the Future 74 From Piankhy to Obama
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