Category: Africa Leaders
Kais Saied, President of Tunisia

President of Tunisia

Kais Saied, President of Tunisia (since Oct 23, 2019) Kais Saied is a Tunisian former professor and politician serving as the fifth president of Tunisia since October 2019. Kais Saied is the son of Moncef Saied from Béni Khiar (Cap Bon) and Lalla Zakia, a family of modest but intellectual origin. His paternal uncle...Read More »

Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique

President of Mozambique

Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique (since Jan 15, 2015; re-elected on Oct 15, 2019) Filipe Jacinto Nyusi (born 9 February 1959), also spelt Nyussi, is the fourth President of Mozambique, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Defence from 2008 to 2014. Nyusi was the candidate of the ruling party, Frelimo, in...Read More »

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania

President of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania (elected on Jun 22, 2019) Born 31 December 1956, also known as Ghazouani and Ould Ghazouani, is a Mauritanian retired general and politician who is the president-elect of Mauritania and will assume office on 2 August 2019. He is a former General Director of National Security and former...Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

President of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa (Re-elected on May 22, 2019) Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician and the fifth and current President of South Africa. He became President following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman, Ramaphosa served as the...Read More »

Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, President of Sudan

President of The Sudan

Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, President of Sudan Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan is a Sudanese Army general and politician who is currently serving as de facto Head of State of Sudan after Former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control. He was formerly the head of the Sudanese ground forces. Omar H.A....Read More »

Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (since Jan 24, 2019) Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi (born 13 June 1963) is a Congolese politician who is the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the oldest and largest...Read More »

Paul Biya, President of Cameroon

President of Cameroon

Paul Biya, President of Cameroon (On Oct 7, 2018 re-elected by winning 71.3% of the vote) Born on February 13, 1933, in Mvomeka’a, Cameroon; married Jeanne Atyam, 1960; married Chantal; children: one. Education: Licence en Droit Public, Paris, 1960; diplome, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1961; diplome, Institut des Hautes Etudes d’Outre-Mer, 1962; diplome, Etudes...Read More »

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe

President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe (re-elected on Jul 30, 2018 with 50.6% of the vote) Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (born 15 September 1942) is a longtime ally of former President Robert Mugabe and a senior member of the ruling ZANU–PF party, Mnangagwa served as Vice President of Zimbabwe from 2014 until his dismissal in November 2017,...Read More »

Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone

President of Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Wonie Bio (born May 12, 1964) is a Sierra Leonean politician, and the 5th and current president of Sierra Leone since April 4, 2018. Bio was the presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party. He defeated Samura Kamara of the ruling All...Read More »

Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana

President of Botswana

Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana (since Apr 1, 2018) Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi (born 21 July 1961) is the 5th President of Botswana since 1 April 2018. He has also served as Minister of Education since 2014, and previously he was Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration from 2011 to 2014. He was...Read More »

George Weah, President of Liberia

President of Liberia

George Weah, President of Liberia (since Jan 22, 2018) George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician, who became the 25th President of Liberia in 2018, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent...Read More »

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya

President of Kenya

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya (since Apr 9, 2013) Update Aug 8, 2017: In presidential elections, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins 54.3% of the vote. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (born 26 October 1961) is the fourth and current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya...Read More »

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

President of Rwanda

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda UPDATE Aug 4, 2017 – In presidential elections, incumbent Paul Kagame wins 98.8% of the vote. Turnout is 98.2%. •  H.E. Paul Kagame was born in October 1957 in Gitarama Prefecture, Central Rwanda to Deogratius and Asteria Rutagambwa. •  He fled persecution and killing in Rwanda and became a refugee...Read More »

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

President of Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana (elected on Dec 7, 2016) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, born 29 March 1944, is the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017. He previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. Akufo-Addo first ran for President in...Read More »