Elections, especially in Africa, always bring their fair share of heated debates and controversies. Whether it has to do with organising the elections, counting the votes or proclaiming the true results. The latest electoral turmoil comes from Ivory Coast where current president Laurent Gbagbo refuses to step down, after his rival Alassane Ouattara was declared winner of the 28 November presidential elections.
Gado, our cartoonist this week shares with us the many ways in which elections are won.
Who is Gado?
Gado, real name Godfrey Mwampembwa, is one of Africa's most influential cartoonists. He draws a daily cartoon for Kenyan newspaper The Nation, and his work has been published in Le Monde (France), the Washington Times (US) and the Japan Times, to name a few.
Gado also came up with the XYZ Show, a satirical tv show commenting on current affairs and politics. He was named Kenyan cartoonist of the year in 1999, and received the Dutch 'Prins Claus Award' in 2007.