1st Ladies on the Rampage
Three journalists of the MidWest Hearld have been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria for publishing a story about First Lady, Mrs Stella Obasanjo, in which she is accused of playing a role in a scandal over the sale of public properties at below market prices.
So much for democracy and a free press in Nigeria! Ironically the Pres (Chairman of the AU, advocate of a free press, friend and ally of Mr Bush and the "international community’s" favorite African President) recently attended an event in Dakar, Senegal on World Press Day.
Meanwhile Kenya’s 1st Lucy Kibaki took 6 bodyguards to the offices of The Nation and "had all the cameras, notebooks and mobile phones
confiscated and she swore that she would not leave until the articles’
authors were arrested". Why? Because the paper had reported that she had tried to put a
stop to a farewell party on the night of 29 April for Makhtar Diop, the
World Bank’s representative in Kenya, because it was making so much