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Olive Najjuma: African leaders don't learn from tragedies of fellow leaders

RX Radio Presenter Olive Najjuma has said it’s unfortunate that African leaders continue to cling to power despite tragedies that have befallen other long serving presidents.

One of Africa’s longest service Presidents, Chad’s president Idriss Deby was announced dead on Tuesday after he sustained injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend.

The announcement came a day after provisional election results projected, he had won his sixth term as president. The 68-year-old has been ruling the country for 30 years.

While on Wednesday’s The Fatboy Show, Olive said that instead of learning from such tragedies like what happened to Libya’s Gaddafi, Omar Al Bashir of Sudan and now Chad’s Idriss and other African leaders that have ended up either dead or incercerated because of power struggles, other long serving African leaders continue to dictate their stay in power.

“They will not learn anything from this tragedy like they didn’t learn in the past. They will continue to do what they do best that’s clinging to power, harassing their opponents and more. This is unfortunate because after their deaths, the politics of their countries are left in disarray which oftentimes culminates into civil wars that shatter the lives of citizens,” she said.

Olive’s co-host James Onen aka Fatboy expressed his sympathy to President Idriss’s family and to Chad for their loss but urged other presidents to think about the future of their countries when they decide to cling to power against the will of the citizens.

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