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NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 OCTOBER 2008 ISSUE 477 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Celebrating Africa’s glorious legacy
10Welcome to Black History Month 2008. As Africans and people of African descent in Britain celebrate their annual Black History Month in October, we devote this month’s issue almost entirely to black history. Be prepared to be surprised by what lies inside here.
Zimbabwe A deal at last
After seven weeks of waiting, Zimbabwe has at last got a power-sharing deal signed by all three main parties in the country. Who says hope does not spring eternal?
Zambia: After Mwanawasa, who?
After the Great Funeral of President Levy Mwanawasa who died in Paris on 19 August, national attention has switched to picking his successor? And who will this be? read it all here.
Letters 4 Your news and views
Baffour’s Beefs 8 Healer, heal thyself
Cover: Black History Month 10 Africans became Christians long before Europeans 20 Greek philosophers who came to Africa to study 28 Will America’s vote point to its future or its past? 34 The black struggle is interconnected 40 How America silenced little Grenada
Lest We Forget 46 Every genocide has its deniers
The Interview 48 Arnold Ekpe, Ecobank's CEO
Features 52 Zimbabwe: A deal at last 56 Zambia: After Levy Mwanawasa, who?
Under the Neem Tree 60 Methuselah's daughter
International 64 Turkey seeks stronger ties with Africa
Endtail 66 Celtel becomes Zain