Category: Africa Leaders
Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, President of Burkina Faso

President of Burkina Faso

Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, President of Burkina Faso (since Jan 31, 2022) Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba (born January 1981) is a Burkinabé military officer who heads the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR), having overthrown President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on 24 January 2022 in the 2022 Burkina Faso coup d’état. On 31 January, the...Read More »

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia

President of Gambia

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia (re-elected on Dec 4, 2021 with 53.2% of the vote) Adama Barrow (born 16 February 1965) is the third and current President of the Gambia since January 2017. He is a member of the United Democratic Party (UDP). Prior to his presidential campaign, he was the treasurer of the...Read More »

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea

President of Guinea

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea (since Oct 1, 2021) Mamady Doumbouya (born 4 March 1980) is a Guinean military officer serving as the interim president of Guinea since 1 October 2021. Doumbouya led a coup d’état on 5 September 2021 that overthrew the previous president, Alpha Condé. He is a member of the Guinean...Read More »

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia

President of Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia (elected on Aug 12, 2021 with 57.9% of the vote) Hakainde Hichilema (born 4 June 1962) is a Zambian businessman, farmer and politician who is the seventh and current president of Zambia since 24 August 2021. After having contested five previous elections in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016,...Read More »

Assimi Goïta, President of Somalia

President of Mali

Assimi Goïta, President of Mali (since May 28, 2021) Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer who has been serving as interim President of Mali since 28 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta that seized power from...Read More »

Patrice Talon, President of Benin

President of Benin

Patrice Talon, President of Benin (elected on Mar 20, 2016; re-elected on Apr 11, 2021 with 86.4% of the vote ) Patrice Talon (born 1 May 1958) is a Beninese businessman and politician who was elected President of Benin on 20 March 2016. Known as the “King of Cotton” for his involvement in the...Read More »

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

President of Djibouti

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti (re-elected on Apr 9, 2021 with 97.4% of the vote and on Apr 8, 2018 with 87% of the vote) Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (born November 27, 1947 in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia) is the second president of Djibouti. He succeeded his uncle, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, in 1999. Background In...Read More »

Mohamed Bazoum, President of Nigeria

President of Nigeria

Mohamed Bazoum, President of Nigeria (since Apr 2, 2021) Mohamed Bazoum is a Nigerien politician who is the current president of the Republic of Niger. He has been in office since 2 April 2021. Before becoming a President, he served as the President of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya). He also...Read More »

Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania

President of Tanzania

Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania (from Mar 19, 2021) Samia Suluhu Hassan (born 27 January 1960) is a Tanzanian politician who is serving as the sixth and current president of Tanzania. She is a member of the ruling social-democrat Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. Suluhu is the third female head of government of...Read More »

Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau (elected on Dec 29, 2020 with 53.5% of the vote)

President of Guinea-Bissau

Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea-Bissau (elected on Dec 29, 2020 with 53.5% of the vote) Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló (born 23 September 1972) is the president of Guinea-Bissau. He is a political scientist and military officer who previously served as prime minister between 18 November 2016 and 16 January 2018. Born in Bissau,...Read More »

President of Algeria

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria (Elected on Dec 12, 2020 with 58.1% of the vote) Abdelmadjid Tebboune (born 17 November 1945) is an Algerian politician currently serving as the President of Algeria since December 2019 and as Minister of Defence. He took over the power from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and former Acting Head...Read More »

Pradeep Roopun, President of Mauritus (since Dec 2, 2020)

President of Mauritius

Pradeep Roopun, President of Mauritius (since Dec 2, 2020) Born 24 May 1959. Prithvirajsing Roopun was born in Quatre Bornes and grew up in Morcellement St. Jean, a suburb of Quatre Bornes. He attended secondary school at New Eton College in Rose Hill and worked as Mathematics teacher at Eden College. He has been...Read More »

Hage Geingob, President of Namibia

President of Namibia

Hage Geingob, President of Namibia (since Mar 21, 2015; re-elected on Nov 27, 2020 with 56.3% of the vote) Hage Gottfried Geingob (born 3 August 1941) is the third and the current President of Namibia, in office since 21 March 2015. Geingob was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 until...Read More »

Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi

President of Malawi

Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi (elected on Jun 23, 2020 with 59.3%) Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (born 5 April 1955) is a Malawian theologian and politician who has served as President of Malawi since June 2020.[1] In addition to the Presidency, he also gave himself a cabinet portfolio as Minister of Defence. He has been...Read More »

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi

President of Burundi

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi (elected on May 20, 2020 with 68.7%) General Évariste Ndayishimiye (born 1968) is a Burundian politician who has served as President of Burundi since 18 June 2020. He became involved in the rebel National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (Conseil National...Read More »