Everything that lives shall taste death as it is an inescapable part of life. The pain associated with that loss differs depending on who dies.
Thus, when a sitting president dies, a nation is ordinarily shattered and united in grief devoid of political, religious, ethnic affiliations.
The unity that loss brings goes beyond the country, sub-region, and continent.
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In this article, Face2Face Africa in no particular order looks at instances where vice presidents became presidents upon the deaths of their bosses.