Thursday, April 15, 2004

It's a measure of just how normal South Africa is now that the election has attracted so little coverage and comment by the various international news agencies.

Foxnews (which I'm told is America's fastest growing news channel) doesn't appear to have any coverage at all. CNN has a piece in its Africa news section about the ANCs victory. Even the BBC's coverage is consigned to its Africa section, although, to be fair to them, they've been running articles and pictorials about the elections for several weeks now.

It almost makes me miss the uncertainty of the 1994 elections when all the world's media decamped to South Africa to mark the historic event/chronicle the outbreak of civil war etc. Almost but not quite.

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