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Alassane Ouattara

African leaders who refused to stand down

PARIS: Before Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who has disputed his rival Adama Barrow's election victory, many African heads of state have attempted, in some cases successfully, over the past few years to remain in power beyond their legal mandate. In some countries, elections have been disputed amid deadly violence, as was the case in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo and Gabon. Here are examples of two African leaders, in Ivory Coast and Madagascar, who refused to step down after…