Monday, 23 February 2009

Separated at Birth?

Col. Mummar Gaddafi, Africa's 'king of kings', and newly appointed head of the African Union, has been taking time off from his United States of Africa project to concentrate on something far more important - suing the scandal rag Red Pepper for publishing slanderous stories that he is having an affair with the Queen Mother of the ancient Toro kingdom in Western Uganda. Red Pepper has never let the facts get in the way of a good story, and apologies or corrections are rare in the Ugandan media, however so far Gaddafi has merely ensured that everyone is talking about the rumour and its merits. Perhaps most amusingly, though, is the amount is he demanding in damages, a figure so large that there is absolutely no chance the Red Pepper could ever pay (even if it was in shillings). $1,000,000,000 remind you of anyone...

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