All Hail Our Dictators and Tyrants

Oracle: “What does any man with power want?”
Neo: “….”
Oracle: “More power.”

Sigh, another election in Africa has passed.

Once meant to be a democratic means by which the people chose their leader, elections are now merely a formality as the obvious victor gathers his band and prepares a celebratory fanfare. This usually drowns the resounding echo of the opposition’s chants of fraud, rigging and corruption long enough for a new scandal to distract the masses.

And so justly or unjustly, Hip-Hop legend and quarter-century incumbent, Yoweri Museveni a.k.a. Sevo is president of Uganda again. Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 06/12


Did Davis Deserve to Win Tusker Project Fame? [Shamless Plug]
So Ms. Wangari Maathai, has modern environmentalism lost its spiritual core? [TIME]
Ababu Namwamba’s brilliant piece on the ‘Second Republic’ in Kenya [DN]
Thabo “There’s No Crisis in Zimbabwe” Mbeki arrives in Cote d’Ivoire to mediate Presidential Stand-off [BBC]
God-Fearing Kalonzo, Ruto Unite to Expose Raila [KumeKucha]
President Yoweri Museveni’ s rap with lyrics [YouTube]
‘Find Me Tall, Slim Wife’ says Botswana President [Telegraph]
Hey Euro, we need to talk. It’s not me, its you! [Economist]
7 Zimbabwean women, arrested and charged with indecent exposure, for wearing..what for it.. leggings! [EyeWitness]
Your wifey’s favourite blogger talks about…what else..”Women” [BikoZulu]
Sarah Palin’s ‘dangerous’ new book. Yes, she cant read but she can write. Apparently. [SG]
A beautiful act of solidarity by Palestine in the aid of Israel [France24]

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