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Sir Creep

Posted 27 April 2016 - 02:42 PM

Former Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, famous for her charity work and her quick temper, has died aged 76.
Kibaki, often referred to as "Mama Lucy," died while undergoing treatment at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital.
The statement did not say what Kibaki was suffering from but she registered at the hospital earlier this year for what the family said was a routine check-up. AShe was married to Kenya's third president Mwai Kibaki, who was in power from 2002-2013 and who survives her.
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msc

Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:13 PM

 

A certain Drop Forty candidate next year, former Nigerian President and household name Ibrahim Babangida is reported to be seriously ill.

We seem to have grown up in different households.
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You know the French back in the day had a punctuation mark, which was a sort of upside down question mark which marked sarcasm or irony. We could do with it again these days.


Sir Creep

Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:50 PM

A certain Drop Forty candidate next year, former Nigerian President and household name Ibrahim Babangida is reported to be seriously ill.

We seem to have grown up in different households.
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msc

Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

A certain Drop Forty candidate next year, former Nigerian President and household name Ibrahim Babangida is reported to be seriously ill.


Sir Creep

Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:18 AM

Niger’s opposition presidential candidate Hama Amadou has for the second time in less than a week been hospitalized.   The 66-year-old former Prime Minister “fainted and was taken for first aid at the Filingué district hospital,” said his personal physician Harouna Yacouba.  Dr. Yacouba said the jailed opposition leader needs “proper care” explaining that the Filingué center lacked adequate equipment.  Amadou, who is being held for alleged child trafficking is said to be unwell although it is not clear what condition he is suffering.
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gcreptile

Posted 27 November 2015 - 12:34 PM

 

Take your pick,

 

both Yahya Jammeh of Gambia:

 

http://www.freedomne...om-north-korea/

 

and Issias Afewerki of Eritrea:

 

http://asmarino.com/...ating-but-alive

 

are surrounded by death rumours.

 

With regards to Jammeh, the same website which reported his ill health in the link above ran a story yesterday that he had narrowly escaped death after he was attacked by his pet lion.  In 2011 the very same site also reported that he was dying of pancreatic cancer and last month they raised concerns about his sex addiction.   :huh:

 

Hehe, yes, African politics is a bit of a bloodsport... There's so little restraint it looks like parody to us. And it reminds me of the time an opponent of then-presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said he had prostate cancer, asthma and dementia and "wouldn't last long in office". Only then Buhari won and now the old, corrupt regime is running away from justice, including the oil minister you mentioned, because Buhari means business.

The situation in Gambia becomes even more complicated because just a few days later, Yahya Jammeh banned female genital mutilation. It's apparently a hugely progressive policy stance there, so maybe there was a truthful leak, or some fabrication, from inside his own camp. The régime hadn't exactly been known for it's progressive policies before.


Toast

Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:05 AM

Yahya Jammeh?  Surely that's one for the 'what a monicker' thread.


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:33 PM

Take your pick,

 

both Yahya Jammeh of Gambia:

 

http://www.freedomne...om-north-korea/

 

and Issias Afewerki of Eritrea:

 

http://asmarino.com/...ating-but-alive

 

are surrounded by death rumours.

 

With regards to Jammeh, the same website which reported his ill health in the link above ran a story yesterday that he had narrowly escaped death after he was attacked by his pet lion.  In 2011 the very same site also reported that he was dying of pancreatic cancer and last month they raised concerns about his sex addiction.   :huh:


gcreptile

Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:26 PM

Take your pick,

 

both Yahya Jammeh of Gambia:

 

http://www.freedomne...om-north-korea/

 

and Issias Afewerki of Eritrea:

 

http://asmarino.com/...ating-but-alive

 

are surrounded by death rumours.


Bibliogryphon

Posted 15 October 2015 - 09:49 AM

The former President of Benin, Mathieu Kérékou, passed away. No news articles outside of Africa yet but he was a notable African leader so it won't take long.

 

http://www.afrique-s...kou-est-decede/

 

BBC Article


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