While we all respect the notoriety of lies, damned lies and statistics, I humbly submit that there is nothing more worthy of extreme caution — or even outright suspicion — than most of the so-called news coming out of the negotiations to form a government of national unity (GNU).

This is not to say the negotiators have been lying to us. Most are, I imagine, playing their cards extremely close to their chests, keeping the volatile energies of power sealed behind closed doors and away from the incendiary sparks and oxygen of public debate...

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