Uganda has a lot of close links to Libya, and it’s easy to see support for Gaddafi in many different places, particularly in Kampala. When I was coming through Kampala last July he was on a state visit, and the streets were covered in posters welcoming him and the newspapers were running full-page adverts from all the many companies in which he had financial interests, greeting their boss. It was around this time that this company started up:
Times have now changed, obviously, and despite actual street protests in support of the crazy old man and the African Union, under the chairmanship of H.E. Y K Museveni (Uganda’s President), refusing to recognise the TFG as Libya’s legitimate government, Gaddafi is now reduced to recorded voice messages and foxholes as any good despot should be.
However Gaddafi Quality Chapatti is still going strong, and it’s this detail I love: