Category: Africa Leaders
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic

President of the Central African Republic

Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic (Elected on Feb 14, 2016) Faustin-Archange Touadéra (born 21 April 1957) is a Central African politician and academic who served as Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from January 2008 to January 2013. According to the announcement of the national electoral authority made on February...Read More »

Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d'Ivoire

President of Cote D’Ivoire

Alassane Ouattara, President of Cote d’Ivoire (re-elected on Oct 25, 2015 with 83.7% of the votes) Alassane Dramane Ouattara (born 1 January 1942) is an Ivoirian politician who has been President of Côte d’Ivoire since 2011. An economist by profession, Ouattara worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – where he rose to be deputy head...Read More »

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014)

Leader of Libya

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014) Nouri Abusahmain (Arabic : نوري أبو سهمين) is a Libyan politician. He is a major figure on the Islamist side of the 2014 Libyan Conflict and founder of the LROR group which is considered “terrorist” by the internationally recognized Libyan parliament. He is reported to...Read More »

Sprent Dabwido, President of Nauru

President of Nauru

Sprent Dabwido, President of Nauru (since Nov 10, 2011) Sprent Jared Dabwido was born on September 16, 1972. Dabwido is a close relative of former parliamentarian Audi Dabwido, who served in the first parliament of Nauru in 1968. Dabwido was elected to parliament in the 2004 general elections, defeating Nimrod Botelanga to win the seat...Read More »

Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, President of Somaliland (since Jul 26, 2010)

President of Somaliland

Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, President of Somaliland (since Jul 26, 2010) Ahmed Mohamed Mahamoud “Silanyo” (Somali: Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud “Siilaanyo”, Arabic: احمد محمد محمود سيلانيو‎) is a Somali politician. He is the current Chairman of the Peace, Unity and Development Party (Kulmiye) political party and President of Somaliland, a self-proclaimed republic internationally recognized as an...Read More »

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo

President of Togo

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo (re-elected on Jan 22, 2020 with 72.4% of the vote) Update: On Apr 25, 2015, he is re-elected with winning 58.8% of the vote. Turnout 60%). Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé (born June 6, 1966), also known as Faure Eyadéma, has been the President of Togo since May 4, 2005;...Read More »

Mswati III, King of Swaziland

King of Swaziland

Mswati III, King of Swaziland (Eswatini) Mswati III (born Makhosetive on April 19, 1968) of Swaziland is the king of Swaziland, and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He succeeded his late father, Sobhuza II, in 1986. Early life He was the second of 210 sons of the elderly King Sobhuza II, (who had...Read More »

Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua, President of Nigeria

Former President of Nigeria

Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua, Former President of Nigeria Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua was born in Katsina Town, Katsina State in 1951. He started his primary education at Rafukka Primary School, Katsina in 1958. He left Rafukka for Dutsinma Boarding Primary School in 1962 from where he completed his primary education in 1964. Between 1965-1969,...Read More »

Letsie III, King of Lesotho

King of Lesotho

Letsie III, King of Lesotho His Majesty King Letsie III is the first son of the late King Moshoeshoe II and Queen Mother ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso. He was born at Scott Hospital in Morija on July 17 1963 and named Mohato Bereng Seeiso. He was christened into the Roman Catholic Church as David. He...Read More »