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Contents NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 MAY 2007 ISSUE 462 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Mugabe Our cause is Africa’s cause’ > After the recent events in Zimbabwe, which saw opposition leaders beaten up by the police, and the decision thereafter by the SADC to stand by Zimbabwe, our editor, Baffour Ankomah, went to interview the two presidents in the eye of the storm, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania. They were in fi ne fettle.
Focus on Zimbabwe (sponsored supplement)
50 Two contrasting pictures – Zimbabwe, the Truth 52 Introduction 54 SADC communiquéé in full 55 Zambia’s support 56 Morgan Tsvangirai: ‘I will soldier on until Zimbabwe is free’ 58 George Charamba: The democracy faççade of politics of regime change 68 Bombing statistics 69 Clare Short: One bad letter with long-lasting consequences 70 Godwin Matanga: Police tell its side of story 77 BBC’s MDC eyewitness: ‘We fought the police’ 78 Arthur Mutambara: SADC summit, victory for people of Zimbabwe’ 80 David Coltart: ‘Why I cannot join Tsvangirai’s faction’ 87 Prayer meeting or political rally? 88 When Trudy Stevenson was attacked
Letters 4 Your news and views
Baffour’s Beefs 8 ‘But we have President Kufuor’
Cover Story 10 Zimbabwe: ‘Our cause is Africa’s cause’ 20 Tanzania: ‘SADC cannot abandon Zimbabwe’
Nuggets 26 Axioms of effective leadership (part 2)
Features 28 South Africa: A bad way to treat fellow Africans 32 Uganda: The long, hard road to peace 34 Rwanda: Paul Kagame, the toast of Dakar 36 Ghana: The race for Kufuor’s mantle 38 Nigeria: Election blues 40 South Africa: The going is good, but for whom?
Under the Neem Tree 44 How now, Mr Wolfowitz?
Comment 46 World Social Forum, another world possible? 48 Cote d’Ivoire: Progress in Abidjan
Not in Black or White 126 Which is more powerful, the body or the brain?
Travelogue 132 Angola: Keeping secrets
The Arts 136 Blood diamonds or rings on your fi ngers? 140 Blood diamonds: When the spinning stops
Interview 144 Adama Gaye: ‘China’s time is right’
89 ‘Trudy Stevenson, you’ve gone against Tsvangirai’ 91 MDC on MDC 92 Welshman Ncube: Dictatorship and violence in MDC 97 MDC’s electoral strength 98 Peter Mavunga: ‘Media hype, more Western froth and bubble’ 100 USA: ‘We are working for regime change in Zimbabwe’ 104 Chitsaka Chipawiza: ‘Fallen angels can’t preach human rights to us’ 108 Dr Tafataona Mahoso: How sanctions are making Zimbabwe’s economy scream 111 Mugabe: Putting Zimbabwe fi rst 112 Baffour Ankomah: Sanctions, which sanctions? 117 British bishop: ‘We see a lot of propaganda on our TV’ 118 Dr Gideon Gono: Sanctions are more deadly than warfare 123 Mugabe thanks SADC and security forces