Mukelani Dimba and Juliette Fugier

“Yes We Can!” What a brilliant slogan this is. The US presidential hopeful, Senator Barack Obama, certainly has a winner on this one. It denotes so many possibilities. It says we can change the world, we can change our way of life, we can strive towards a better tomorrow for all, and dare I say, we can consolidate democracy in Africa. Yes we can!

It is an irony that these inspirational words come from the United States, a country that for the last eight years of the Bush-Cheney more