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New Term at 90 in Africa: Mo Ibrahim Tackles these Presidents and Pleads for a Younger African Leadership

”  We are the only continent in the world where we have presidents starting a new term at the age of 90  ,” recently said with irony Mohammed Ibrahim at the Assembly of the African Development Bank (Bad).

It is a very special reality. To observe closely, African leadership with each day, its intriguing new political outcomes as each other, deserves to take a new step. That is to say, changing hands, that’s what came the Anglo-Sudanese billionaire and philanthropist Mohammed Ibrahim during the AfDB Assembly.


If not, the scheme is very simple. We have on one side, a black continent which has the youngest population in the world, and on the other side a black continent led almost exclusively by leaders whose average age is in their sixties. ”  It’s a joke,  ” he says.


They may be old, yes. But they have the necessary experience to run a country , we could afford to think again … But times have passed and we now know their aptitude. In any event, the risk of transferring power to younger leadership on the continent is a wish cherished by many.


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