"The truth reddens the eyes, but does not kill them"

From the African Centre of Caricature comes the reactions below following yesterday's murder on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo. As their cartoons show, the situation is only too well known to them:

Alain Mushabah Massumbuko,
Another drawing on me....I shall have you liquidated!

The African Centre of Caricature (CAC) joins in the mourning that has struck the family of cartoonists in the world and the Journal Charlie Hebdo; with the assassination, mere instances ago (in the afternoon of Wednesday, January 7, 2015), the cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous) at the attack on the weekly Charlie Hebdo.

We call on all fellow cartoonists to join in our mourning in the memory of our gallant dead-murdered colleagues on the battlefield.

The CAC Team

Barly Baruti, 2002:
- Come on! Promise us to stop your !"#€%&caricatures and we shall let you go!
- Continue my friend!
-Ok! Ok!

"The long march to freedom of expression" does not end until the "dark figures" stop chewing on the freedom of expression.
It will never be possible to "chew up" CHARLIE HEBDO and all other media that work for the promotion of truth and PEACE!!!
CHARLIE HEBDO and all other media the truth will not be easily chewed up!!!

The CAC Team

Yves Hemedi

Caricature, a provocation against which "gods"?

In September 2005, four years after the attacks on Wall Street, the earth is shaken by a series of cartoons "Faces of Mohammed", which associate the image of the Prophet Mohammed with "fundamentalism" or "terrorism", the cartoons, performed by twelve Danish cartoonists, and published in the Danish newspaper "Jyllands Posten" were the basis of a wave of protests in more than one country in the Arab world, where the Muslim community did not hesitate to undertake retaliations by burning some Danish diplomatic representations before boycotting products from Denmark.

In Africa as elsewhere in the world cartoons are not always welcome where dictatorship, oppression and repression celebrate a great feast at the expense of poor people deprived of freedom and expression!

From Afghanistan to Pakistan via New York and Calcutta, from Algiers to Kimberley through France to Cabu, Wolinski, Charb and Tignous (peace to their souls) in Congo (DRC) ... whether you are for or against Jesus, Moses or Muhammad, caricature will keep an incessantly incisive and decisive outlook, facing all these "gods", who spread desolation in the world!

In bitter war and engaged in an endless battle against these "gods", the army of cartoonists will continue to grow in audiences and organize themselves so as to keep on to the truth!!!

"The truth is stubborn - very stubborn, she faces time and history, her verdict cannot be appealed"

"The truth reddens the eyes, but does not kill them"

The CAC Team

Thembo Muhindo Kashauri alias Thembo Kash:
We are all Charlie Hebdo and we shall never disarm! 
For Wolinski, Cabu, Charb, Tignous
Kinshasa, January 7, 2015.

The drawings shown are courtesy of their artists on behalf of KARIKA'FÊTE Festival (International Festival of caricature and drawn humor) and must not be reproduced without their permission.

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