Who's next? That's the question asked by millions of Africans since the fall of Blaise Compaoré? Many African countries especially the French speaking ones are ruled by despotic regimes that have been maintaining themselves in power for decades thanks to massive frauds and human rights violations.
In the list of leaders who have kept power the longest, Faure Gnassingbé of Togo and Ali Bongo of Gabon who replaced their fathers that died in power after four decades of rule are omitted. However, there hasn’t been any regime change in these nations when the sons took after the dads. That said, Togo and Gabon should be added to the list on the nations tagged in this map.