Category: Dictators
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia (since Sept 16, 2012)

President of Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Former President of Somalia (elected on May 15, 2022) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (born 29 November 1955) is a Somali politician. He is the current President of Somalia. A civic, academic and political activist, he was previously a university professor and dean. Personal life Mohamud was born in 1955 in Jalalaqsi, a...Read More »

Serdar Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan

President of Turkmenistan

Serdar Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan (since Mar 19, 2022) Serdar Gurbangulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow (born 22 September 1981) is the third and current president of Turkmenistan, serving since 19 March 2022. In November 2016, Berdimuhamedow won a seat in the Mejlis representing the 25th parliamentary district centered on Dushak, a town in Ahal Province. In March...Read More »

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (re-elected on Nov 7, 2021 with  75.9% of the vote; and on Nov 6, 2016 with 72.5% of the vote) Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, on November 11, 1945, to middle-class parents who were actively opposed to Nicaragua’s dictator, Anastasio Somoza, Ortega was first arrested for his political...Read More »

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan

President of Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev,  President of Uzbekistan (re-elected on Oct 24, 2021 with 80.1% of the vote) 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...Read More »

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea

President of Guinea

Mamady Doumbouya, President of Guinea (since Oct 1, 2021) Mamady Doumbouya (born 4 March 1980) is a Guinean military officer serving as the interim president of Guinea since 1 October 2021. Doumbouya led a coup d’état on 5 September 2021 that overthrew the previous president, Alpha Condé. He is a member of the Guinean...Read More »

Assimi Goïta, President of Somalia

President of Mali

Assimi Goïta, President of Mali (since May 28, 2021) Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer who has been serving as interim President of Mali since 28 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta that seized power from...Read More »

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on Jun 6, 2014)

President of Syria

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (re-elected on May 26, 2021 with 95.1% of the vote. Turnout is 78.6%.; and on Jun 6, 2014) Assad is a politician who got in power much against his own will. Initially he was not thought of as his father, Hafez al-Assad’s successor. This was a role originally filled...Read More »

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti

President of Djibouti

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti (re-elected on Apr 9, 2021 with 97.4% of the vote and 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...Read More »

Thongloun Sisoulith President of Laos

President of Laos

Thongloun Sisoulith President of Laos (elected by Parliament on Mar 22, 2021) Thongloun Sisoulith (born 10 November 1945) is a Laotian politician serving as General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party since 15 January 2021 and President of Laos since 22 March 2021. Sisoulith was born in the Houaphan province of Laos, and...Read More »

Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan

Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan (since Jan 28, 2021) Sadyr Nurgozhoevich Japarov (born 6 December 1968) is a Kyrgyz politician, was an acting prime minister of Kyrgyzstan in the interim government following the resignation of Sooronbay Jeenbekov amidst electoral protests. Japarov also became acting president of Kyrgyzstan after Jeenbekov’s resignation, but resigned himself on...Read More »

President of Algeria

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Algeria (Elected on Dec 12, 2020 with 58.1% of the vote) Abdelmadjid Tebboune (born 17 November 1945) is an Algerian politician currently serving as the President of Algeria since December 2019 and as Minister of Defence. He took over the power from former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and former Acting Head...Read More »

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi

President of Burundi

Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi (elected on May 20, 2020 with 68.7%) General Évariste Ndayishimiye (born 1968) is a Burundian politician who has served as President of Burundi since 18 June 2020. He became involved in the rebel National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (Conseil National...Read More »