Africa

Continent of unrest

Print edition : February 03, 2017

A policeman escorting a man and his children in the Mathare slum in Nairobi on January 2, 2008. After the 2007 election results were announced, there were weeks of ethnic bloodshed in Kenya. Photo: Karel Prinsloo/AP

A group of refugees who fled the civil war in South Sudan at a borewell in the refugee settlement in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, on December 10, 2016. Photo: Justin Lynch/AP

The interior of the Parliament building in Libreville, Gabon, after it was burned in post-election protests. A September 20, 2016, picture. Photo: Edward McAllister/REUTERS

President Yoweri Museveni rode roughshod over the opposition to win his fifth consecutive term in office in February 2016. Photo: /James Akena/REUTERS

President Paul Biya of Cameroon has been in office since 1982. Photo: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP

At the age of 93, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbambwe, who has been in office since the country's independence in 1980, has not given any indication that he plans to demit office. Photo: Jekesai NJIKIZANA/AFP

President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has been running the oil-rich country since siezing power in a coup in 1979. Photo: Manvender Vashist/PTI

President Eduardo dos Santos of Angola has been in office for more than four decades. Photo: Herculano Coroado/REUTERS

From the Horn of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope, political unrest and a general anti-establishment mood have prevailed among the people of Africa in the past one year.

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