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Denis Sassou Nguesso

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Mandela Denies He Wrote Forward To African Leader's Book

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — A new self-serving book by a central African president lists Nelson Mandela as the writer of the glowing foreword, but South Afri...