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28 Slavery: Britain in the dock? Contents NEW AFRICAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 OCTOBER 2011 ISSUE 510 WWW.AFRICASIA.COM
Another October is here, which means another NewAfricanBlack History Month issue – which this year has something special for the activists of African descent fighting for reparations for the African Slave Trade. We have discovered new evidence which shows that Britain accepted liability for slavery way back in 1806, and now must pay up!
ee p. 85 for subscription offer details LETERS 4 Your news and views BAFFOUR’S BEFS 10 Al Gathafi and the others FEATURES 12 Ghana: Samia Nkrumah steps into her father’s shoes 14 Côte d’Ivoire: The UN vs Mbeki 16 Zimbabwe: How the British lost $15m in a bogus coup 18 Nigeria: The ghost of Oputa’s Commission returns 22 Kenya: Hunt for malaria vaccine kicks up a storm COVER STORY: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 28 Slavery: New evidence puts Britain in the dock 34 Slavery: British MPs in their own words 46 Slavery: The greatest evil on earth, ever 54 Slavery: Reparations campaign very much alive
Dag Hammarskjöld? 66 USA: The legend of Sugar RayRobinson REFLECTIONS 70 Riots in England, lessons for Africa NIGERIA SPECIAL REPORT 73 Finance: Nigeria opens for business 76 Politics: Why Nigeria should adopt the Swiss model 80 The Arts: Nollywood pulls in the dollars NEM TRE 88 Africans at risk in Libya DIASPORA 90 Britain: A GREAT initiative for African women THE ARTS 94 The Blue Dragon 96 FilmAfrica 2010: Celebrating African cinema
BACK TO THE FUTURE 98 The end of the affair?
56 Africa/UN: Who killed