|Ali Bongo of Gabon is now under house arrest. VIDEO GRAB|
Why the Gabon coup is a wake-up call to intellectuals in Africa to rethink politics on the continent
THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | There has been yet another a successful military coup in Africa, this time in Gabon. This is a country that has not known a military coup in all its history. It has been under a family dynasty for 56 years. The coup in Gabon follows one in Niger and before that, others in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sudan, Mali, CAR, Sudan, Zimbabwe etc. And it will not be the last.