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New AfricAN The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966 NOVeMBer 2007 iSSUe 468 www.AfricASiA.cOM

Letters 4 Your news and views

Opinion 8 Go East, my son

cover story 10 Profi ting from poverty


Profi ting from poverty How Western companies exploit Africa We expose the extent, and the detrimental effects, of corporate profi teering in Africa, at the expense of poverty elimination. This may make your blood boil.



Kenya The race is truly on > Next month’s general elections hold such premium. We preview the top three presidential heavyweights. Do they cut it?


Uganda Commonwealth fever takes hold > The Commonwealth holds its biennial heads of government meeting in Uganda from 23-25 November. Some tough issues await them in Kampala. 6O

Nuggets in a Nutshell 18 The case for servant leadership

for the record 21 UN – The tale of three speeches 22 Bush: “We can build a world where people are free to speak” 26 Mugabe: “Mr Bush should read history correctly” 29 Mbeki: “Let our actions speak louder than our words”

Under the Neem Tree 32 Mandela statue in UK (part II)

features 34 Botswana: A giant step for mankind (part II) 42 Ghana: ‘Monecracy’ and Kufuor’s successors 44 canada: Massive investment in African mining 46 Kenya: The race is truly on 48 Sierra Leone: Hail to the new president 50 Zimbabwe: Burying the truth 56 côôte D’ivoire: How Houphouet’s house of sand collapsed 60 Uganda: Commonwealth fever takes hold 63 Kampala the host city

Lest we forget 64 African victims of Anglo-Boer War

focus 66 South Africa: Scorpions vs police boss 68 Nigeria: Soyinka’s beef with Obasanjo 70 Nigeria’s man in London

Not in Black or white 72 They are hunting monks in Burma – so what?

football 78 cameroon: Good football, bad facilities

New African woman 83 Zambian beauties leading the way

Diaspora 86 The future of Africa (part II) 89 American university bans Tutu

end Tail 90 Angola: Africa’s oldest athlete cycles into history

N0 DE COMMISSION PARITAIRE EN COURS Déépôôt léégal: Novembre 2007