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Wednesday 22 October  
Cartoon of the week by Damien Glez
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Zuma Zapiro peace pipe?

Published on : 3 November 2012 - 8:53am | By RNW Africa Desk (Cartoon: Damien Glez)
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South African president, Jacob Zuma withdrew on 28 October his claim for damages against a cartoon by Zapiro, ending a four-year saga between the two men. Fellow cartoonist, Damien Glez shares his view on the matter with us.
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Who is Damien Glez?

Franco-Burkinabé Damien Glez was born in 1967.

In 1991, when Burkina Faso's state of emergency ended, Glez began his career as a cartoonist for the satirical weekly Le Journal du Jeudi, where he is now the director of publications.

In 2001, in association with other cartoonists, he created the monthly Pan-African satirical Le Marabout. He also contributes drawings to publications on three continents. Cartoonist-columnist, writer and lecturer at the University of Ouagadougou, he is author of the comic strip Divine Comedy.

Glez's cartoons are regularly published in Le Journal du Jeudi (Burkina Faso), Vita Magazine (Italy), Afronline(Italy), Chorus (France), World Policy Journal (US), Continental (France-Africa), La Mèche (France), Courrier international (France-Africa) and Jeune Afrique (France-Africa).

Glez is a member of the Cartooning for Peace foundation.

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