Some African traditional rulers bestowed the title "king of kings" on Gaddafi in 2008
An interesting Vanity Fair photo collection of the dead Libyan leader, Gaddafi. Muammar will be remembered for his outlandish garb and outrageous ideas, no doubt about that. Remember he coaxed some 200 African kings and traditional rulers to bestowed the title “king of kings” on him in 2008.
With all the billions of money and assets acquired over four decades of his dictatorial reign, I thought Gaddafi would have taken the smartest way out – sneak out of the Libya and buy/negotiate himself a safe landing somewhere, like the Tunisian president did. Ben Ali left Tunisia with his family for Saudi Arabia.
If African heads of state care about their jobs, sincere about good governance, and love the people they lead, then they should get the message behind Obama’s statement, as relied via the AllAfrica’s video clips. This is what the man’s saying in plain English:
Over the weekend, the 2008 M-Net Face of Africa beauty show came to a close in South Africa. Catch a footage of the final as it opens with bang by the House Of Holy Afro. By the way the new “Face of Africa” is Kate Menson from Ghana.
The first ever Mamas – MTV Africa Music Awards, a mega boost for African musicians – has come and gone. However, the report of the Abuja event by Associated Press (AP) leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
What’s my beef with AP?
This, the embolden text below, is:
Two Nigerian singers won top awards Saturday as MTV held its first-ever music award program for Africa, with acts from across the world’s poorest continent being nominated for prizes..
Thanks to AP for rubbing it in. It’s a no-brainner that Africa is the poorest continent in the world, but must AP – and other mainstream media – rub that fact in all the time?
The Mamas was Africa’s moment; our own time to strut our stuff and we do not need a reminder from Associated Press and other MSM on where we Africans are on the global socioeconomic scale! Must MSM reminded the world and us that we, Africans, make do with less than a dollar on day?