Category: Africa Leaders
Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo

President of Togo

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo 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; he was previously president for twenty days from February 5...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 »

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa

President of South Africa

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma was born in 1942 in Inkandla, KwaZulu Natal to Gcinamazwi and Nokubhekisisa Zuma. Forced by circumstance to educate himself – his father had died and his mother could not afford to pay for formal schooling – he established an informal school in his village....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 »

Mohamed Ould Abd AZIZ, President of Mauritania

President of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Abd AZIZ, President of Mauritania General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (var. Muhammad Abdel-‘Aziz, Ould Abdelaziz, born 1956) is a Mauritanian military officer. He was a leading figure in the August 2005 coup that deposed President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, and in August 2008 he led another coup that toppled President Sidi Ould...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 »

Joseph Kabila, President of the Republic of Congo

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo President; army officer Personal Information Born Joseph Kabila in either Tanzania or in eastern Congo, between 1968 and 1972; children: Josephine. Education: Received basic military training in Rwanda, 1995; attended university in Uganda, 1996. Religion: Christian. Military/Wartime Service: Trained in China, 1997. Career Major-general in...Read More »

Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi

President of Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza VASYA (b. 18 December, 1963) is the President of Burundi and chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD). The CNDD was an ethnic Hutu rebel group in Burundi, but transformed itself into a political party. Nkurunziza was born...Read More »