Category: Africa Leaders
José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau (since Jun 6, 2014)

President of Guinea-Bissau

José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau (since Jun 6, 2014) Mário Vaz was named by President Malam Bacai Sanhá as the country’s Finance Minister in 2009, though he and the other ministers were ousted in the 2012 Guinea-Bissau coup d’etat. He is a member of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape...Read More »

President of Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria (re-elected on Apr 17, 2014) 1937 March 2: Born in Oujda (today Morocco) to a father of origin in Tlemcen. 1956: Bouteflika finishes his secondary education, and joins the ALN (Armée de libération nationale), which is part of FLN. 1957: Starts serving as officer, working specifically out of Oujda,...Read More »

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali (since Sept 4, 2013)

President of Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali (since Sept 4, 2013) Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (born January 29, 1945), or as he is often known IBK, is a Malian politician who has been President of Mali since 2013. Previously he was Prime Minister of Mali from 1994 to 2000 and President of the National Assembly of...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 »