“Mnangagwa mimics Mugabe in every sense of the word: mannerisms, how he sits, protocol when leaving the country and coming back (officials and hangers-on queue for him to express fawning loyalties and usually crack boring jokes), authoritarian tactics and, of course, foreign travel.Mnangagwa seems intent on beating his mentor when it comes to travel and reckless spending.”

VETERAN African strongman Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, was last October re-elected for the seventh term (yes seventh!) with a 71% landslide victory in a controversial presidential election amid tightened security and internal strife.

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