African Union envoy Raila Odinga ended his 48-hr long visit to Ivory Coast this week after it failed to yield results following talks with the nation's rival leaders Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.
A proposal for talks was delivered by Odinga on Monday on a fresh round of mediation to persuade Gbagbo to step down.
But why do these talks keep failing? Gado, our cartoonist this week, seems to have a pretty good idea about it.
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.