From Libya’s Gadhafi to Liberia’s warlord Taylor to Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: here’s a look at Africa’s deposed leaders

The latest long-time ruler, Mugabe, has been detained by the military in what many are calling a bloodless coup

As shock continues over the fate of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who vowed to rule until death but now finds himself in military custody, here is a look at other larger-than-life African leaders who spent years in power, then lost it.

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Source: South China Morning Post

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.