Thursday, 29 December 2016

Oh, here we go again! “Barack Obama: I am ‘confident’ I could have won a third term as president”, The Guardian, London, Monday 26 December 2016

(Barack Obama... : “I’m confident that if I had run again...”)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

The extended/indefinite-stay-syndrome? 

Herewith is the dreadful roll call of a history in Africa, 1956-2016:  Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (the Sudan), Sani Abacha (Nigeria),Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea),  Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Abdoulaye Wade (Sénégal), Ahmadou Ahidjo (Cameroon), Isaias Afwerki (Eritrea),  Dawda Jawara (the Gambia), Idriss Deby (Chad), Idi Amin Dada (Uganda), Mengistu Haile Mariam (Ethiopia),  Jean-Bédel Bokassa (Central African Republic/Central African Empire/Central African Republic), Hourai Boumedienne (Algeria), Hissène Habré (Chad),  Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Algeria), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (Tunisia), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Mobutu Sese Seko (Congo Leopoldville/Congo Kinshasa/Zaïre/Democratic Republic of the Congo), Paul Biya (Cameroon), Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak (Egypt), Mohamed Siad Barre (Somalia), Yahya Jammeh (the Gambia)…
(extended-stay-syndrome pursued so ritualistically, so ruthlesslyObusonjo)
(syndrome legacyMobutu)
(syndrome legacy… Mubarak)
(syndrome legacy… Mengistu)
(syndrome legacy… Mbasogo)
(syndrome legacy… Jawara)
(syndrome legacy… Mugabe)
(syndrome legacy… Boumedienne)
(syndrome legacy… Idi Amin)
(syndrome legacy… Deby)
(syndrome legacy… Barre)
(syndrome legacy… Ahidjo)
(syndrome legacy… Wade)
(syndrome legacy… Abacha)
(syndrome legacy… Museveni)
(syndrome legacy… Bouteflika)
(syndrome legacy… Bokassa)
(syndrome legacy… Biya)
(syndrome legacy… al-Bashir)
(syndrome legacy… Habré)
(syndrome legacy… Ben Ali)
(syndrome legacy… Afwerki)
(syndrome legacy… Jammeh)
(Andrew Hill Quintet, “Legacy” [personnel: Hill, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Joe Chambers, drums; Renaud Simmons, conga, percussion; Nadi Qamar, percussion, African drums, thumb piano; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 8 October 1965])
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