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Why Do African Politicians Cling to Power?

November 5, 2021

The 77 Percent takes a closer look at the African politicians who change the rules to cling to power. As Gambia prepares for elections, tensions are rising among young people on both sides of the political divide.

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Why do African politicians cling to power?

They are old, they are male - and they don't plan to leave anytime soon. Africa is very familiar with leaders who regularly switch up the rules to stay in office. But when they overstay their term, how can Africans get their leaders to finally step down?

 

 

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Vox pops: Where do young Gambians stand on the upcoming election?

As Gambians prepare to vote in one of the country's most anticipated elections, we asked young people on the streets of Serekunda what matters to them the most.

 

 

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Street Debate: Is Gambia's Adama Barrow getting drunk on power?

When Gambia's president Adama Barrow came to power in 2016, he promised to step down after three years. His decision to extend his term from three to five years - and seek another - has unsurprisingly divided the country. Edith Kimani meets young Gambians in the heat of the election campaign to hear from both sides.

 

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Rap Up: Killa Ace on change in Gambia

Rapper Killa Ace speaks up on change eluding Gambians, as many struggle to trust the presidency despite a democratic transition.

 

 

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Satire with a message in Zimbabwe

Health care, police harassment, local governance - the comedians at Bustop TV cover all the issues that Zimbabweans deal with in their daily lives. They disguise their messages in humor, but it's not always enough to evade censorship.

 

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The magic school inspiring young South Africans

Did you know Cape Town in South Africa has its own School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? For more than 30 years, the College of Magic has been teaching young people everything from clever card tricks to spellbinding illusions. It is not only about wizardry and fun - but also about bringing young people together in a society that is to some extent still divided.

 

 

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