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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


Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:38 PM

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/


Sir Creep

Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:44 AM

Col. Sam Inukoba, a leader of the All Progressive Congress in Bayelsa State (Sudan) and former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has died a month shy of 66, of 'food poisoning'. After his recent party switch he probably had a few enemies.
SC
http://bolateethole....f-food.html?m=1

jujyfruits

Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:17 PM

 

Incidentally, Benin's (or Dahomey as it then was) former President, Emile Zinsou is evidently still alive. Having been sentenced to death in absentia 32 years ago he's probably stopped looking over his shoulder, but at 88, his days may be numbered. Not a lot of information, though.

 

Emile Zinsou, now 96, was hospitalised in June and the outlook doesn't look particularly promising...  (article is in French) 

 

 

This could be a unique pick for my theme team (also the first of the year, bummer. 


Sir Creep

Posted 26 July 2015 - 03:55 AM

 

Incidentally, Benin's (or Dahomey as it then was) former President, Emile Zinsou is evidently still alive. Having been sentenced to death in absentia 32 years ago he's probably stopped looking over his shoulder, but at 88, his days may be numbered. Not a lot of information, though.

 

Emile Zinsou, now 96, was hospitalised in June and the outlook doesn't look particularly promising...  (article is in French) 

 

Never heard of either.
But I can see how someone might have said to Emile, "Are you Dahomey that is President of Benin?"
SC

 

 


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:10 PM

Incidentally, Benin's (or Dahomey as it then was) former President, Emile Zinsou is evidently still alive. Having been sentenced to death in absentia 32 years ago he's probably stopped looking over his shoulder, but at 88, his days may be numbered. Not a lot of information, though.

 

Emile Zinsou, now 96, was hospitalised in June and the outlook doesn't look particularly promising...  (article is in French) 


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