Mo Ibrahim at a past event in Addis Ababa. His list of potential winners is short indeed. (Photo/ Flickr/ Mo Ibrahim Foundation)

No Winner For Ibrahim Prize, Again: Just Four Former Presidents In Africa Are Even Eligible

In all other countries, presidents have either died in office, been deposed in a coup or revolution, lost at the ballot, or changed the constitution to extend their term in office.


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They have all extended their terms in office, either through constitutional amendments, referendums, or judicial decisions. Clockwise from top: Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi), Denis Sassou-Nguesso (Rep. of Congo), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda).

Africans Love Term Limits, But Will Readily Vote For A ‘Third Termer’. What’s Going On?

Support for term limits is the majority view in the 29 countries surveyed, including those that have never had term limits, and (surprisingly) even in those that have removed them from their constitutions.