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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

Kind of encroaching on drol's territory here, but, former president of Ethiopia Negasso Gidada, dead at 75 in Germany:

https://citizen.co.za/news/news-world/2123772/former-ethiopian-president-has-died-in-germany/

Yesterday morning I was thinking about the late Girma Woldegiorgis and went to see what presidents/rulers of Ethiopia were still living. The thing I thought was "This Negasso Gidada is relatively young. We'll probably talk about him in 20 years". The same day he died. :P

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On 18/02/2019 at 18:09, gcreptile said:

Oh, and her brother-in-law was Baron Harkonnen, the Duke of Giedi Prime who died in a terrorist attack in 1965.

Ambachev Mekonnen and Se'are Mekonnen, an Ethiopian politican and an Ethiopian general, were killed in a coup attempt:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/ethiopia-army-chief-staff-shot-regional-coup-attempt-190623051059851.html

 

When I saw those names, I was immediately reminded of my joke above, refering to a post by alt obits guy mentioning the Prince Mekonnen:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekonnen_Haile_Selassie

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46 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Sad news.

Risultati immagini per celebrating gif

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34 minutes ago, drol said:

Sad news.

Risultati immagini per celebrating gif

Let's hope this is the start of a spate of elderly African leaders deaths and Robert Mugabe is next ! 

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Daniel arap Moi is 95 today!.... " :birthday:"

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On 07/01/2019 at 13:04, JQW said:

 

Mr Bongo is apparently still in hospital in Morocco, and the coup seems to be over.

Ali Bongo hospitalized in London, though government denies everything.

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On 27/08/2019 at 16:59, CoffinLodger said:

Let's hope this is the start of a spate of elderly African leaders deaths and Robert Mugabe is next ! 

Maybe the dominoes have started toppling ! 

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On 24/02/2019 at 15:17, drol said:

So Ali Hassan Mwinyi is now the only African strongman born in 1925 left. There are still 4 iconic people from 1924 (Moi, Mugabe, Kaunda, Jawara) and only one from 1926 (disgusting Senegal overlord Abdoulaye Wade). Then nothing till 1929 (Sam Nujoma and Marcelino Dos Santos). If I have to predict their death orders I'd say:

 

1)Jawara

2)Mugabe

3)Mwinyi

4)Kaunda

5)Dos Santos

6)Moi

7)Nujoma

8)Wade

So far so good ! 

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Updated list (Today, September 8, 2019)

 

*Robert Mugabe (1924), the dictator of Zimbabwe.

*Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), former president of Ethiopia. Not ill, but fat as hell. Could have a bad stroke some day.

*Shehu Shagari (1925), former president of Nigeria

*Olusegun Obasanjo (1937) former president of Nigeria

*Dawda Jawara (1924), former president of Gambia. 

*Kenneth Kaunda (1924) former president of Zambia. 

*Daniel arap Moi (1924), former Kenyan president. 

*Mwai Kibaki (1931) former president of Kenya

*Quett Masire (1925) former Botswana president

*Abdoulaye Wade (1926) politician of Senegal. 

*Abdou Diouf (1935) former president of Senegal.

*Hosni Mubarak (1928) former Egpytian president

*Pascal Lissouba (1931) former president of Congo

*Paul Biya (1933) president of Cameroon

*Pedro Pires (1934) former president of Cape Verde

*Yakubu Gowon (1934) Nigerian president

*Nicephore Soglo (1935) former Benin president

*Menghistu (1937) Ethiopian dictator

*Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937) Algerian politician

*Beji Caid Essebsi (1926), Tunisian president. 

*Zine Ben Ali (1936) Tunisian president 

*Fouad Mebazaa (1933) Tunisian president

*Didier Ratsiraka (1936) former president of Madagascar

*Albert Zafy (1927) former president of Madagascar

*Norbert Ratsirahonana (1938) former president of Madagascar

*John Kufuor (1938) former president of Ghana

*Alpha Condé (1938) president of Guinea

*Moussa Traoré (1936) fomer presidet of Mali

*Joaquim Chissano (1939) former president of Mozambique

*Sam Nujoma (1929) former president of Namibia

*Hifikepunye Pohamba (1935) former president of Namibia

*Henri Konan Bédié (1934) former president of Ivory Coast

*Ellen Sirleaf (1938) president of Liberia

*Ruth Perry (1939) interim president of Liberia

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3 hours ago, gcreptile said:

Tunisian president Ben Ali, toppled in the Arab Spring, hospitalised "after years of treatment of prostate cancer":

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/deposed-tunisian-president-ben-ali-hospital-election-190913093637253.html

 

 

Ben Ali discharged from hospital and allowed to return to Tunisia. Anyway he does not seem intentioned to go right now.

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So here's who went to Bobby Mugs's funeral and who didn't. Kenneth Kaunda was there though he needed aide to stand up, aide provided by Nigeria's seemingly ethernal Olasegun Obasanjo. BTW a Zambian prophet has predicted KK will die before his 96th birthday like Mandela and Mugabe (and Jawara I add). Also there were Sam Nujoma (who will be with us for a long long time) and his lapdog Pohamba.

 

What are the notable absences? Daniel Moi, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Cleopa Msuya, Abdoulaye Wade, Abdou Diouf, Yakubu Gowon weren't there. I'm surprised about Mwinyi who took part to Kaunda's 95th birthday just a gew months ago. Just personal reasons or something is up?

 

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5 hours ago, drol said:

So here's who went to Bobby Mugs's funeral and who didn't. Kenneth Kaunda was there though he needed aide to stand up, aide provided by Nigeria's seemingly ethernal Olasegun Obasanjo. BTW a Zambian prophet has predicted KK will die before his 96th birthday like Mandela and Mugabe (and Jawara I add). Also there were Sam Nujoma (who will be with us for a long long time) and his lapdog Pohamba.

 

What are the notable absences? Daniel Moi, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Cleopa Msuya, Abdoulaye Wade, Abdou Diouf, Yakubu Gowon weren't there. I'm surprised about Mwinyi who took part to Kaunda's 95th birthday just a gew months ago. Just personal reasons or something is up?

 

I was not there either.

 

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13 hours ago, Hosni Mubarak said:

I was not there either.

 

 

What was your excuse then? No canapés provided?

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10 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

 

What was your excuse then? No canapés provided?

I have peanut allergy and they would not cator for my needs. 

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On ‎13‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 16:30, drol said:

Ben Ali discharged from hospital and allowed to return to Tunisia. Anyway he does not seem intentioned to go right now.

Ben Ali seems intentioned to have gone: https://wibqam.com/news/articles/2019/sep/19/tunisian-media-report-death-of-ousted-president-ben-ali/938959/?refer-section=world

 

By which I mean they are reporting his death. But not necessarily confirmed.

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11 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Ben Ali seems intentioned to have gone: https://wibqam.com/news/articles/2019/sep/19/tunisian-media-report-death-of-ousted-president-ben-ali/938959/?refer-section=world

 

By which I mean they are reporting his death. But not necessarily confirmed.

Seems to be true... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tunisia-ben-ali/tunisian-media-report-death-of-ousted-president-ben-ali-idUSKBN1W4206?il=0

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I've never killed a man, but I've... well, you know.

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They say everything comes in threes so hopefully Mubarak will join Mugabe and Ben Ali in Hell any day now ! 

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8 minutes ago, CoffinLodger said:

They say everything comes in threes so hopefully Mubarak will join Mugabe and Ben Ali in Hell any day now ! 

Don't forget Bouteflika!

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