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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (2)

Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (2) Backgrounder by Claire Felter Sudan. Omar al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 military coup that ousted the democratically elected prime minister. He has remained in office ever since despite allegations by international and … Continue reading

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1)

Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1) Backgrounder by Claire Felter Last updated March 4, 2019 Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial leaders in the 1960s and 1970s sought to become … Continue reading

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