If anything, this should be a wake-up call to the US. They actually sell more guns per year to Africa than they send in Aid. It's hard to keep a despot down when you're supplying them with arms.
Charlie Brooker did a brilliant expose on last night's 10 'o clock show.
I'm sorry I can't post it properly, Channel 4 in particular are very protective of their material. The 10 O Clock show is about the closest we've got to the Colbert Report.