Microkhan is big enough to admit when we were wrong. And so we must eat a bit of humble pie regarding Gabonese president Omar Bongo, who apparently wasn’t faking his illness. Last month, we opined that the timing of Bongo’s medical leave seemed curiously perfect, given that he was under French investigation.
Given Bongo’s horrendously kleptocratic ways, we expect a bevy of acerbic British obits (much like the Economist‘s devastating farewell to Prabhakaran). Until that happens, though, let’s shed a single tear for fans of the Stutz Royale Limousine; Bongo owned one of only two in existence. How he managed such luxury while ruling one of the planet’s poorest nation is a question for the ages.