Painting controversial South African President Jacob Zuma with genital swell destroyed in an art gallery in Johannesburg.
A public invective at the African Union heads of state panel (By Laurent Gbagbo, rightful ruler of South Ivory Coast):
Jamais! I’ll have the same thing Kibaki and Mugabe are having, thank you very much.
South Africa has never been as close to the brink of a civil war than now. The peaceful transition to democracy has always been a fragile isssue walking on eggs. While the average South african (black, coloured or white) is striving to build the economy, the African national Congress Youth league is instigating hate speech with the out-dated liberation song "Kill the farmer", demanding the nationalisation of farms, mines and industries.
Among the plethora of “foundations” to further development in Africa, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation stands head & shoulders above the rag-tag band of also rans. Its objective is arguably the most elusive: promoting that rarest of African qualities – exceptional governance. When the field is thus narrowed, the fact that an august awards committee chooses not to award a multimillion dollar prize this year is extraordinary.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on an eight-nation African tour. All her meetings will be important, but one will be pivotal. Veteran South African journalist,editor, and blogger Llewellyn Kriel has some suggestions for her when she meets SA President Jacob Zuma.