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What about Africa?

Published on : 17 November 2012 - 6:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Cartoon: Gado)
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Here's Gado’s take on the recent presidential elections in the US and the appointment of a new leader in China. Do Obama and Xi Jinping even think about Africa?

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Who is Gado?

Gado, full 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 appeared in various other publications, such asLe Monde, the Washington Times and the Japan Times.

Gado is also the man behind XYZ, a Kenyan satirical TV show commenting on current affairs and politics in the form of puppets. He was named Kenyan cartoonist of the year in 1999, and received the Dutch Prins Claus Award in 2007.

"I draw because I want to say something. My drawings are my tools," says the Tanzanian-born cartoonist.

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