African Dynasties

It's becoming something of a fashion for the sons of African presidents to take over from their fathers. The most recent example is in the West African state of Gabon, but similar things have happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo and Botswana. Mary Harper asks whether a new form of dynastic politics is developing in Africa, and what this means for democracy?

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Thu 15 Oct 2009 04:40 GMT

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