0 April 2012 - New African Magazine

April 2012

Africa is in trouble. Its future is once again on the table, and it is Europe that holds the aces. This month issue reports its …

Time To Face Some Home Truths

The blog was written by Field Ruwe, a US-based Zambian media practitioner and author and recounts, in brutal detail, a conversation he had with a …

No Condition Is Permanent

How things have changed. North Africa, long regarded as an ‘island of stability’ in a sea of chaos, has swapped places with sub-Saharan Africa which, …

Ama Ata Aidoo: A Personal Celebration

Whether in her short stories, books for children, novels, plays or essays, Ama Ata Aidoo, the Ghanaian and African literary icon who turned 70 on …

Olympics: The Games Get Dirty!

It was the sprinting clash of the century – and it lasted for less than 10 seconds. The eagerly-awaited showdown between Ben Johnson and Carl …

Somalia: The Path To Prosperity

These hardships are not new to Somalis, but the 2011-2012 famine was the worst in living memory. As a result, the region has been the …

Farewell, Odumegwu Ojukwu

At the time of Ojukwu’s death on 26 November 2011, his name resonated across the world. But, unlike in June 1967, when his declaration of …