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CONTENTS p. 16 Reflections on a time of great change

Kaleidoscope 06 Briefs 14 Quote/unquote

Editorial 15 Will Africa push the ‘reset’ button?

Cover Story 16 When the world turned upside down 17 The happy hermit, by Anver Versi 19 C’est la vie – but not quite as we knew it, by Clayton Goodwin 20 The project to die for that nearly killed me, by Baffour Ankomah 21 Eight things that Covid made me do, by Moky Makura 23 Like a rebirth of history, by Onyekachi Wambu 24 Staggered by the selfishness of some people, by Michael Renouf 26 Following my heart in Mexico, by Gail Collins 27 The good, the bad and the ugly, by Mushtak Parker 28 The silver lining to the Covid cloud, by Epajjar Ojulu 29 Where are the big ideas? by Omar Ben Yedder

The Global Perspective 30 Tutu – the irrepressible, indomitable champion of justice

SPECIAL REPORT: Maritime Security 33 Nigerian navy takes giant strides in Gulf of Guinea security 36 In conversation: Awaal Gambo, Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff, Nigeria 40 Engaging the enemy in the Gulf of Guinea

Letter from London 42 A tale of two Elizabeths

SPECIAL REPORT: Cameroon 44 Cameroon growth boosted by cross-sectorial investment plans 47 Maximising agricultural advantages 48 Cameroon’s global gamechangers 50 A magical blend of wonders 52 AFCON – bringing the country together

Analysis 54 Can Ethiopia finally cut its Gordian knot?

Jo’burg Diary 58 Where being poor is a crime

Ivor at Large 60 Is South Africa on brink of state collapse?

Around Africa 62 South Africa: At 110, is the ANC a spent force? 64 Uganda: Two-year schools closure takes heavy toll

Books 66 Was 2021 the most glorious year for African writers?

Sport 70 Highlights of a splendid sporting season

Moky’s Musings 74 Africans getting to know Africa

NewAfrican The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966. FEBRUARY / MARCH 2022 ISSUE 612 www.newafricanmagazine.com

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