Why Africa’s Dictators Live Long While Its Democrats Die Off Quickly: The Political Gods Have A Naughty Sense Of Humour

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, died on Tuesday aged 68. If the gods of democracy exist somewhere out there, then they are sending very mixed signals to African democrats. There is now a nearly-established fact of African politics. The strongmen and dictators not only rule longer (naturally), they also seem to live longer than the democratic ones. In 2007 Nigerians …