Meanwhile, Mr. Kibaki is persisting in his insistence that there is in fact no crisis, and therefore no international mediators are needed. So he’s snubbing Kofi Annan, who has offered to come help in any way that he can. I think that, of the two scoundrels, Mr. Kibaki is the greater scoundrel. Even to a cynical outside observer, it appears that Mr. Odinga is actually trying to get together to negotiate a solution. Mr. Kibaki keeps insisting that there’s no problem. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is declaring it the end of belief in any hope for African stability.