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I would never give up being an African for anything else in the world. Look what happened a few days.
The summit bid farewell to two retiring regional leaders. However, also in attendance was our man, Uncle Bob of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe has been in power for 37 years, and is officially in campaign mode seeking re-election next year.
He is sickly, and recent videos show him barely able to walk or even wipe his own nose. At this rate, by the time of the Zimbabwe election in July or Augusthe will probably need help to cast his vote. Dos Santos turns 74 on August 28, 20 years younger than Mugabe.
Uganda is also headed in the same direction, as the lifting of the year age limit to allow President Yoweri Museveni bid for office in looms larger.
Usually, when presidencies-for-life are discussed, there is a lot of focus on the hunger for power of the Mugabes, Nguemas, Biyas and Musevenis of this world. They are usually the problem. We never ask what it says about the countries where these men rule.
Can it only be that their subjects are too afraid to oppose them, or that they are ruthless in suppressing Opposition?
Are their politicians venal, so easy to buy off? Do the peculiarities of the type of colonial rule they endured explain anything?
They are spread all over Africa, some are landlocked, and some are coastal. Can these countries, after the Big Men leave, ever be democratic for long periods, or there is something in their soil and air that inevitably breeds despotism?
It is surprising how relatively little study of "these other things" there is. Part of it is understandable. If research suggested that all sorts of natural conditions make democracy impossible in Uganda, for example, then it would mean the country is doomed.
It also negates the great possibilities of agency, i. The possibilities of ending up with these "pre-destination" and dead-end kinds of conclusions thus make scholars reluctant to explore the subject.
There are many tell tale signs that an African country might struggle with democracy, but the one that I find coincides it might not necessarily explain with authoritarianism of some variety nearly 90 per cent of the time is glorious history. When an African nation has a glorious history, and its fair share of heroic emperors, kings, queens, and generals who fought foreign invaders, or had built great courts and had a tradition of learning, you need to be on a democracy alert.
That still leaves us with Ghana, and even Senegal. How come with the rich history of their rulers, they have fidgeted with modern democracy a little more successfully? It seems the answer is in finding a "right balance" as the Ghanaians have with the asantehenes, and the Nigerians with their chieftaincies.
Likewise, beware of a country that has great monuments the pyramids in Egypt and Sudan, the Zimbabwe stone carvingsor colourful traditional costumes and rich foods Egypt.
A certain hankering for a glorious past creates fertile ground for a modern day despot to fill the void. Mr Onyango-Obbo is the publisher of Africa data visualiser Africapedia.Start studying African countries and their colonial rulers.
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