Category: Africa Leaders
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 »

President of Somalia

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of Somalia (elected on Feb 8, 2017) Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed (born 11 March 1962) is a Somali diplomat, and politician who is the 9th and current President of Somalia. He was previously Prime Minister of Somalia from November 2010 until June 2011 and is the founder and Chairman of...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 »

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia

President of Gambia

Adama Barrow, President of Gambia 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 UDP and operated a real estate agency. He established the...Read More »

Jorge Carlos

President & Prime Minister of Cape Verde (re-elected on Oct 2, 2016)

Re-elected on Oct 2, 2016 with 74% of the vote. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca (born 20 October 1950) is a lawyer and university professor who became President of Cape Verde on September 9, 2011. Previously he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993. Supported by the Movement for Democracy (MpD),...Read More »

Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon

President of Gabon

Albert-Bernard Bongo, President of Gabon (Re-elected on Aug 27, 2016 with 50.7% of the vote; turnout 60%) Born Albert-Bernard Bongo, December 30, 1935, in Lewai, Franceville, Gabon; given name changed to El Hadj Omar in 1973. Married first wife, divorced 1988; married Edith Lucie Sassou-Nguesso, 1990; children: Ali (son). Religion: Muslim. Military/Wartime Service: Gabonese Air...Read More »

President of Zambia

Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia (since Jan 25, 2015. Re-elected on Aug 11, 2016 with 50.3% of the vote; turnout 56.5%) Edgar Chagwa Lungu (born 11 November 1956) has been the President of Zambia since January 2015. Under President Michael Sata, Lungu served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defense. Following Sata’s death in...Read More »

Brahim Ghali, President of Western Sahara

Western Sahara President

Brahim Ghali, President of Western Sahara* Brahim Ghali (born 16 September 1948) is the current president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and former SADR Ambassador to Algeria. Ghali has served as an historic figure and played a key role in the struggle of the Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence from Morocco. He...Read More »

Azali Assoumani, President of Comoros

President of Comoros

Azali Assoumani, President of Comoros (elected on Apr 10, 2016 with 41% of the vote; turnout is 68.9%) Azali Assoumani (born January 1, 1959) was President of the Comoros from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2002 to 2006. He became leader of the country on 30 April 1999 after leading a coup to depose...Read More »

Idriss Deby, President of Chad

President of Chad

Idriss Deby, President of Chad (re-elected on Apr 10, 2016 with 61.6% of the vote; Turnout is 76.1%) Born in 1952, in Fada, Ennedi, Chad; son of a shepherd; married, four wives; children: ten. Education: Military officers’ academy in Chad, attended; L’Institut Aeronautique Amaury de la Grange, pilot’s license, 1976. Politics: Patriotic Movement of...Read More »

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

President of Djibouti

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti (re-elected 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 the late 1960s, Guelleh migrated to Djibouti before finishing high...Read More »

Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger (re-elected on Mar 20, 2016) UPDATE: Re-elected on March 20, 2016 with 92.5% of the vote and turnout is 59.8%. Mahamadou Issoufou (born 1952) was elected President of Niger on March 13, 2011 by winning 58% of the vote with 48% turnout. He has been a Nigerien politician, President of...Read More »