Satirist behind Kenyan Spitting Image out to make the powerful squirm again

The Times of London
Nairobi, Kenya

A promotional poster for the first season of XYZ. It has made for uncomfortable viewing for Kenya's political elite
A promotional poster for the first season of XYZ. It has made for uncomfortable viewing for Kenya’s political elite

He has braved legal and physical threats and been called weird by a government minister but the man behind the Kenyan version of Spitting Image refuses to be intimidated.

“Kenya needed a show like this,” Godfrey Mwampembwa, 40, said before the broadcast tomorrow of the second series of his popular satirical TV show. Continue reading Satirist behind Kenyan Spitting Image out to make the powerful squirm again

Shambolic election in Sudan will bring no relief to starving and brutalised country

The Times of London
Mvolo, Southern Sudan

Mandelina Nyi-bo folds her long limbs around the youngest of her six children, a nine-month-old girl, and talks about the day that her husband was killed.

“They came with guns to attack our village. They shot people randomly and killed many. My husband was among them,” she said.

After the survivors fled, the raiders — from a neighbouring cattle-herding community — destroyed their houses and grain stores. Continue reading Shambolic election in Sudan will bring no relief to starving and brutalised country