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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, President of Sudan

President of The Sudan

Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan, President of Sudan Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan is a Sudanese Army general and politician who is currently serving as de facto Head of State of Sudan after Former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control. He was formerly the head of the Sudanese ground forces. Omar H.A....Read More »

Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (since Jan 24, 2019) Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi (born 13 June 1963) is a Congolese politician who is the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the oldest and largest...Read More »

Paul Biya, President of Cameroon

President of Cameroon

Paul Biya, President of Cameroon (On Oct 7, 2018 re-elected by winning 71.3% of the vote) Born on February 13, 1933, in Mvomeka’a, Cameroon; married Jeanne Atyam, 1960; married Chantal; children: one. Education: Licence en Droit Public, Paris, 1960; diplome, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, 1961; diplome, Institut des Hautes Etudes d’Outre-Mer, 1962; diplome, Etudes...Read More »

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe

President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe (re-elected on Jul 30, 2018 with 50.6% of the vote) Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (born 15 September 1942) is a longtime ally of former President Robert Mugabe and a senior member of the ruling ZANU–PF party, Mnangagwa served as Vice President of Zimbabwe from 2014 until his dismissal in November 2017,...Read More »

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

President of Rwanda

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda UPDATE Aug 4, 2017 – In presidential elections, incumbent Paul Kagame wins 98.8% of the vote. Turnout is 98.2%. •  H.E. Paul Kagame was born in October 1957 in Gitarama Prefecture, Central Rwanda to Deogratius and Asteria Rutagambwa. •  He fled persecution and killing in Rwanda and became a refugee...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 »

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 »