Thursday, June 26, 2008

Knight Falls

Finally, the British have done the right thing and stripped this abomination of his knighthood. Robert Mugabe has blackened the name of Africans everywhere. And finally, they are starting to speak up. Yesterday, Nelson Mandela issued an admittedly timid condemnation of the dictator and Kenya has taken the lead in calling for international intervention. The sooner we see the back of this idiot, the better.

1 comment:

Codrin said...

Dear Gathara
Let me start by saying how much I enjoy every single caricature you're posting. They are amazing.
My name is Codrin Arsene, I am a young Africanist doing research at the University of Chicago, who has recently launched an African portal on political affairs. My website is designed to offer visitors daily analysis of the most important events, provide them with the most recent video news, daily updates of the most significant breaking news on the continent, with blog news and also a short feed of news explored somewhat in detail, on the right column. My primary area of interest is Chinese investment in Africa but I write on various African political events. The mission of this portal is to create the largest database of African and Africa-related blogs. By the end of the summer I hope to create different feed reads that will pile blog news from different social areas from African culture, Africa and technological advancements, African politics, travel to Africa and other similar resources. These feeds with compliment the current web platform that is mainly focused on political events. It will allow users to subscribe to these feeds and receive all the blog entries they want from a particular field of interest. I have also added you to my blogroll, followed your blog progress and, at times, I have listed your main stories in the Blog news, linking our blogs. As you will see the linkage fully respects the journalistic deontology listing the exact title and source. Since the blogroll is becoming bigger and bigger you will find that I might list fewer stories from your blog, only those which are of great importance for a particular day (I’m also limited by Google which only allows me to list 10 stories in the News section).
While I’m really interested in your postings I’m also interested in helping bloggers with a great interest in African affairs interact. In the near future I will create a listhost inviting all those bloggers, researchers, PHD candidates with an interest on Africa to start debating on an issue that they feel they have the background and the knowledge to engage in such a debate. I will pair 2 or 3 bloggers for a limited period of time and give them the opportunity to debate and answer the questions other users will ask. I will also create several pages with the debaters’ profiles and resumes, if they accept this offer. If you would like to participate in such a project, please do not hesitate to contact me at so that when the listhost is launched I can add you on it immediately.
I would also kindly ask you to add me to your blogroll if you think that the content of this portal is of general interest for the people living in your area or visiting your blog. By no means will I delete your blog from the blogroll or stop referring your stories if you choose not to add me to the blogroll. I will only do that at your explicit request. I hope that this project will help us bond, create strategic partnerships and collaborate in the future.
After two weeks of generating Africa related content, this portal currently runs at 100-150 unique visitors a day.
All the best
Codrin Arsene