samedi 22 octobre 2011

Zaire/Central African Republic/Ghana: The tears of old!


         In 1971, the Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997) lost his mother, Mama Mary Magdalene Yemo.
        
Jean-Bedel Bokassa (then only president for life in Central Africa) is among the first illustrious supporters came to grief.
What was the astonishment of other dignitaries and the crowd of Congolese, to hear the future Emperor Bokassa Ist wept bitterly (in gasping) while reigning in the crowd silent meditation.
        
The great Kwame Nkrumah, nicknamed the Olusagyefo (1909 - 1972) President of Ghana from 1960 to 1966, the founding father of the Organization of African Unity had one major fault: alone in his office, he wept without restraint for hours. What was the cause of this distress?

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