Category: Dictators

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 »

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev,  President of Uzbekistan A member of the Samarkand clan, he was considered to be one of the leading potential successors to Islam Karimov as President of Uzbekistan. Mirziyoyev was reported to have friendly relations with Karimov’s wife, Tatyana Karimova, and National Security Council chairman Rustam Inoyatov. Some outside observers expressed concern about...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 »

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 »

Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos

President of Laos

Bounnhang Vorachith, President of Laos (elected on Apr 19, 2016) Bounnhang Vorachith (born August 15, 1938) is a Laotian politician who has been General Secretary (de facto leader) of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos ( de jure head of state) since 2016. Previously he served as Deputy Prime Minister from...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 »