breaking news: Ugandan VP drives home

The Daily Monitor reported today that Vice President Gilbert Bukenya drove himself home last Friday. This is not the first time the VP has flagrantly disregarded his security squad: in December he went, unsupervised, to the gym.

Another star example of this week’s African media: Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo defended his People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate Alhaji Musa Umar Yar’Adua against rumors of ill health using the infallible logic, “Can somebody with one kidney play squash?”

Last one: Ghana’s Accra Mail declared that smuggling in Ghana is decreasing. The cause? Police efforts to decrease smuggling.