There have been strong reactions across the African continent to the assassination of South African reggae star Lucky Dube during an attempted carjacking in Johannesburg on the evening of 18 October. The 43-year-old musician was shot dead while travelling with his two teenage children in the suburb of Rosettenville. From early morning on 19 October sms messages were received by radio stations from saddened and outraged listeners in numerous countries. The news has reinforced concerns about South Africa