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Mali coup must serve as a warning to African leaders – PLO Lumumba

Renowned Pan-Africanist Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has said that the recent military take-over of power in Mali should serve as a serious warning to other African leaders who hold on to power for longer than necessary. The respected Kenyan professor of law, who is renowned as an advocate for good governance in Africa, however added that he does not support …

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Africa’s efforts to end practice of ‘president for life’ suffer another setback

Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara (78) has finally confirmed he’ll seek a third term in office in October. Within days of this, Guinea’s ruling party asked President Alpha Condé (82) to seek a third term. The actions signal that Africa is a long way from burying the ugly era of presidents for life. The period, which followed immediately after independence and …

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