Unofficially assumed, officially lent or concealed, these sons of presidents aspire to become president of their respective republic. Their acts and the positions they occupy in the governments of their countries make it clear.
According to Tribune Afrique, they have a hallowed surname and now want to make a name for themselves. Inspired by the same dynamics as their elders who had to succeed their dads at the head of African states, some heirs of the new generation aim at the presidential or “paternal” chair.
Teodorin Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso of Congo, Karim Keïta of Mali, Muhoozi Kainerugaba Museveni of Uganda, Mohamed Alpha Condé of Guinea Conakry, Filomeno de Sousa dos, Santos (of Angola), have demonstrated, one way or another, their will to direct their countries if their fathers leave power.
In a continent where longevity of politics and power in the hands of the same people is a major problem, it is seen with a suspicious eye that these sons of president can claim their desire to be at the head of their nation.