From the (South African) Mail & Guardian:
“African governments are not noted for their sense of humour: the SABC has mothballed a … satirical puppet show, Z News, by political cartoonist Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro. South African President Jacob Zuma has lodged two lawsuits against Shapiro’s cartoons already. In Egypt, blogger Abdel Karim Suleiman was imprisoned in 2006 for insulting the president, the same offence that saw Senegalese journalist El Malick Seck jailed last August. And in Morocco, a prankster who created a fake Facebook page for the king’s brother was sentenced to three years in prison, although he was pardoned by the king after 43 days behind bars.”
Not so in Kenya, where The XYZ Show, a satirical puppet show that pokes fun at the country’s political class, has become a smash hit.
HT: Wendy Willems