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The next generation

November 20, 2009

A kind reader sent me the link to this BBC article on inherited power in North Africa:

In Libya and Egypt, it’s a son. In Algeria it’s a brother. In Tunisia it’s a son-in-law – or even his mother, the president’s wife. Across Africa’s northern rim, the belief is growing that these favoured relatives of long-serving leaders are being positioned for succession. With Morocco already a monarchy, the emergence of these heirs-apparent has led to the prospect of dynastic rule from the Red Sea to the Atlantic.

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