Aged Leaders: Nigeria's Kyari Covid-19 death a reminder of elite succession risk

  • Covid-19 related death of Abba Kyari (aged 67), chief of staff to Nigeria's President Buhari (77), on 17 April
  • Succession risk not new to Nigeria or unique; eg recent speculation on Brexit talks delay amid PM Johnson's (55) illness
  • Leaders above age of 65 and in power for over 10 years: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iran, Kuwait, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda

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