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Much of Africa will go through presidential and general elections in the next few months to elect the next set of leaders. You can expect energetic men in their 70s and 80s to compete aggressively and violently to serve the continent’s much younger population. The youth are patiently watching the old men doing more of the same. Some of the countries have just gone through this periodical ritual. Don’t call it democracy, that’s a Western concept. You can congratulate him already — by the time you read this, Paul Biya will have been announced as Cameroon’s latest president. The Cameroonian people are so confident of a brighter future they again re-elected Biya, 85, to lead them for another seven years. He’s been in power for a mere 36 years. Biya is only the country’s second president since independence from the French and British, starting in 1960. Elections were held on October 7. Then just before Christmas, Joseph Kabila may finally allow the Democratic Republic of Congo to choose ...

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