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Contents NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 MAY 2008 ISSUE 473 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Letters 4 Your news and views
8 baffour’s beefs
Cover Story High noon in Zimbabwe > the political landscape will never be the same again, following the stiffest electoral battle to befall President robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF since independence. What really happened this time round?
South Africa Should Africa be grateful for Colonialism? > Yet again the issue of racism has reared its ugly head in south africa, with a british-born local journalist claiming, among many other inapt assertions, that africa should be grateful for colonialism. a must read.
Nigeria Not yet at ease > an all encompassing scrutiny of nigeria, as the first anniversary of President umaru Yar’adua’s government fast approaches. however on both the economic and political fronts, many hurdles still remain, despite best efforts.
Cover Story 10 high noon in Zimbabwe 20 Is a coalition government the answer?
For the record 22 Cameroon: l’etat, c’est biya?
Lest we forget 24 racial politics of writing african history
Features 26 DRCongo: the real price of the world’s high-tech 30 Botswana: Who is Ian Khama? 32 South Africa: should africa be grateful for Colonialism? 34 Nigeria: not yet at ease 38 Kenya: It’s bonding time 40 Ghana: old faces give way 42 Senegal: bread and butter matters
Under the Neem tree 44 Who will judge the judges?
Special Report: Telecoms 46 ICt powering development 50 Celtel spreads its coverage 52 ICt and governance in africa
The Arts 58 like father like son 60 hollywood comes to africa
Not in Black or White 68 It’s a pity
Opinion 74 Press freedom under attack 76 let former colonisers apologise in kind 78 Slavery: 1807 commemoration, what did we achieve?
Diaspora 82 UK: It was not all milk and honey 86 back to africa mission
Sports 88 african soccer fans date with destiny