Mugabe’s longevity is remarkable, considering that he has two agemates in Africa who left office long ago: Daniel arap Moi of Kenya and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia were both born in 1924, like Mugabe.
By virtue of the fact that the position was an international one that might require the holder to be at odds with the domestic politics of ones home country, several former secretaries-general met a depressing end.
A country’s sex ratio (the ratio of men to women in the population) tell us something about its history, social fabric and economic make-up, if the top five countries on either side of the split in Africa are anything to do by.
In Namibia and South Africa, the richest 10% are responsible for more than half (50%+) of total consumption in the economy – a huge gap by any standards. It’s a legacy of how capitalism was introduced into the region
Cuba is a small island nation that has had a huge impact on post-colonial Africa, and possibly no other figure would have as towering an influence on Africa’s revolutionary imagination than Fidel Castro.