Latest Changes in the Heads of State
George Weah, President of Liberia

President of Liberia

George Weah, President of Liberia (since Jan 22, 2018) George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born 1 October 1966) is a Liberian politician, who became the 25th President of Liberia in 2018, and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. After beginning his career in his home country of Liberia, Weah spent...Read More »

Alain Berset, President of Switzerland

President of Switzerland

Alain Berset, President of Switzerland (since Jan 1, 2018) Alain Berset was born in Fribourg on 9 April 1972. He studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Neuchâtel where he graduated in 1996, later obtaining a doctorate in 2005. He is married and the father of three children. While preparing his doctoral...Read More »

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe

President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe 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, shortly before the November coup d’état against Mugabe. On...Read More »

Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Kyrgyzstan

President of Kyrgyzstan

Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President of Kyrgyzstan (takes office on Dec 1, 2017) Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov (born 16 November 1958) was the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from April 2016 to August 2017. Jeenbekov was born in Biy-Myrza, Osh Region to a collective farm manager and a housewife. His brother, Asylbek Jeenbekov, is also a politician. Jeenbekov...Read More »

J.Y. Pillay, Acting President

President of Singapore

J.Y. Pillay, Acting President (since Sept 1, 2017) Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay, DUNU (First Class) (born 30 March 1934), also known as J. Y. Pillay, is the chairman of the Singapore Council of Presidential Advisers. He has been appointed acting President of Singapore following the end of President Tony Tan’s term on 31 August 2017....Read More »

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya

President of Kenya

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya (since Apr 9, 2013) Update Aug 8, 2017: In presidential elections, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta wins 54.3% of the vote. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (born 26 October 1961) is the fourth and current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya...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 »