Highlights from this issue

ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Pambazuka to take a break in August
- China?Africa Watch to become Emerging powers in Africa watch

FEATURES
- Samir Amin launches Pambazuka Press's new book, Aid to Africa
- Samir Amin predicts capitalism's ecological footprint will condemn
the South to poverty
- Food Rebellions! now only ?12.95 plus a 20% discount for Pambazuka readers
- Ken Olende tells the stories of Mau Mau veterans seeking
compensation from Britain
- Lansana Gberie on Liberia's TRC report
- Tapera Kapuya calls for Zimbabweans to have a say in the country's
constitution
- William Gumede says South Africa's provincial government needs reform
- Bill Rutto on Kenya's Talai and the end of a dynasty
- Tendai Marima fears a new UK border policy will reduce the rights of migrants
- Ama Biney on Madonna, Mercy and neocolonialism
- Tee Ngugi on cultural nationalism and the Madonna adoption case

COMMENT & ANALYSIS
- Dan Moshenberg on black American children let down by the US prison system
- Vincent Nuwagaba writes an open letter to Barack Obama and Ban Ki-moon
- Ama Biney deconstructs Obama?s speech in Ghana
- Lucy Simiyu asks if there is hope for Kenya?
- Ihechukwu Njoku on Obama's sub-Saharan sermon
- Moreblessings Chidaushe on what the economic crisis means for Africans

PAN-AFRICAN POSTCARD
- Khadija Sharife examines natural capital and sustainable economics
- Mphutlane wa Bofelo looks at the other side of the Madiba magic

ADVOCACY & CAMPAIGNS
- Solidarity Network Kenya calls for the release of 27 civil society activists

LETTERS & OPINIONS
- Google.org's Aleem Walji appeals for help with Kiswahili translation
- Readers respond to Firoze Manji's feature on the Obama speech

BOOKS & ARTS
- Gerald Caplan reviews 'After Genocide: Transitional Justice,
Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond'

AFRICAN WRITERS? CORNER
- Chuma Nwokolo presents his short film, 'Sudan. Sudan.'
- John Otim on reading Okello Oculi?s 'Prostitute'

BLOGGING AFRICA
- Dibussi Tande rounds up the latest from the African blogosphere

EMERGING POWERS IN AFRICA WATCH
- Stephen Marks on why the Rio Tinto case could signal a shift of gear

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