A failed coup in Gabon highlights the staying power of Africa’s ageing leaders – Till death do us part

Coups are growing rarer on the continent, and the average age of its presidents is rising. The decline in coups is a good thing. But political competition for the top spot is still constrained. Most African countries have presidential term limits. But since 2000 ten countries’ leaders have simply changed their constitutions to stay in power.

A failed coup in Gabon highlights the staying power of Africa’s ageing leaders – Till death do us part

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