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AFRICAN RULERS

COUNTRY - LEADER - TOOK POWER - LAST ELECTION - NEXT ELECTION

as at May 2021.

 

ALGERIA - Abdelmadjid Tebboune - 12/2019 - 12/2019 - 12/2024

ANGOLA - Joao Lourenco - 08/2017 - 08/2017 - 08/2021

 

BENIN - Patrice Talon - 03/2016 - 04/2021 - 04/2026

BOTSWANA - Mokgweetsi Masisi - 04/2018 - 10/2019 - 10/2024

BURKINA FASO - Roch Kabore - 11/2015 - 11/2020 - 11/2025

BURUNDI - Evariste Ndayishimiye - 05/2020 - 05/2020 - 05/2027

 

CAMEROON - Paul Biya - 11/1982 - 10/2018 - 10/2025

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS - Ulisses da Silva - 03/2016 - 04/2021 - 04/2026

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. - Faustin Touadera - 02/2016 - 12/2020- 12/2025

CHAD - Idris Deby - 12/1990 - 04/2016 - 04/2021 died day after winning election
Son General Mahamat Deby head of military council until elections 10/2022

COMOROS - Azali Assoumani - 04/2016 - 03/2019 - 03/2024

CONGO REP. - Denis Sassou-Nuguesso - 10/1997 - 03/2021 - 03/2026

COTE D'IVOIRE - Alassane Ouattara - 11/2010 - 10/2020 - 10/2025

 

DEMOCRATIC REP. OF CONGO - Felix Tshisekedi - 12/2018 - 12/2018 - 12/2023
said to be puppet of former president Joseph Kabila 2001/2018.

DJIBOUTI - Ismail Guelleh - 04/1999 - 04/2021 - 04/2026

 

EGYPT - Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi - 05/2014 - 03/2018 - 03/2022

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Obiang Nguema - 08/1979 - 04/2016 - 04/2023

ERITREA - Afewerki Isaias - 06/1993 - no elections

ESWATINI (formerly SWAZILAND) - King Mswati III - 04/1986 - no elections

ETHIOPIA - Abiy Ahmed (PM) - 04/2018 - 05/2015 - 05/2020
(at 43 the youngest leader in Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2019)

 

GABON - Ali Bonga Ondimba - 08/2009 - 08/2016 - 08/2023

GAMBIA - Adama Barrow 01/2017 - 12/2016 - 12/2021

GHANA - Nan Akufo-Addo - 12/2016 - 12/2020 - 12/2024

GUINEA - Alpha Conde - 11/2010 - 10/2020 - 10/2025

GUINEA-BISSAU - Umaro Embalo - 12/2019 - 12/2019 - 11/2024

 

KENYA - Uhuru Kenyatta - 03/2013 - 10/2017 - 10/2022

 

LESOTHO - Moeketsi Majoro 05/2020 - 06/2017 - 06/2022

LIBERIA - George Weah - 1/2018 - 12/2017 - 10/2023

LIBYA - civil war has engulfed the country since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011. Until elections in December, Mohamed Menfi, former ambassador to Greece, will head the presidency whilst Abdul Dbeibah, a businessman from Misrata, has been appointed PM. Neither will contest the election.

 

MADAGASCAR - Andry Rajoelina - 01/2019 - 11/2018 - 12/2024

MALAWI - Lazarus Chakwera - 06/2020 - 06/2020 - 06/2025

MALI - Ibrahim Keita - 08/2013 - 07/2018 - 08/2023: overthrown 8/2020:
military transitional government with former defence minister Bah Ndaw appointed president until 03/22

MAURITANIA - Mohamed Ghazouani - 06/2019 - 06/2019 - 06/2024

MAURITIUS - Pravind Jugnauth - 1/2017 - 11/2019 - 11/2024

MOROCCO - King Mohamed VI - 07/1999 - no elections

MOZAMBIQUE - Filipe Jacinto Nyusi - 10/2014 - 10/2019 - 10/2024*

 

NAMIBIA - Hage Geingob - 11/2014 - 11/2019 - 11/2024

NIGER - Mohamed Bazoum - 02/2021 - 02/2021 - 02/2026

NIGERIA - Muhamadu Buhari - 05/2015 - 02/2019 - 02/2023

 

RWANDA - Paul Kagame - 2000 - 08/2017 - 08/2024

 

SAHRAWI ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (Western Sahara) - Brahim Ghali - 07/2016 - 07/2016 - 07/2021 (currently mostly annexed by Morocco)

SAO TOME/PRINCIPE - Evaristo Carvalho - 08/2016 - 08/2016 - 07/2021

SENEGAL - Macky Sall - 03/2012 - 02/2019 - 02/2024

SEYCHELLES - Wavel Ramkalawan - 10/2020 - 10/2020 - 10/2025

SIERRA LEONE - Julius Maada Bio- 04/2018 - 04/18 - 04/23

SOMALIA - Mohamed 'Farmajo' Mohamed - 02/2017 - 02/2017 - 02/2021
Despite internal and international opposition the Lower House of Parliament has extended Famajo's term as presdient until 02/2023

(Somaliland - Muse Bihi Abdi - next election May 2021)

SOUTH AFRICA - Cyril Ramaphosa- 12/2017 - 05/2019 - 05/2024

SOUTH SUDAN - Salva Kir - 07/2011 -07/2011 - 07/2018
civil war broke out causing next election to be delayed until July 2021

SUDAN - a transitional government made up of the military and the Forces of Freedom and Change for 3 years from 08/2019. Interim prime minister - Abdalla Hamdok

 

TANZANIA - Ms Samia Suluhu Hassan - 03/2021 - 10/2020 - 10/2025
on the death of President John Magafuli

TOGO - Faure Gnassingbe - 04/2005 - 02/2020 - 02/2025

TUNISIA - Kais Saied - 10/2019 - 10/2019 - 10/2024

 

UGANDA - Yoweri Museveni - 01/1986 - 01/2021 - 01/2026

 

WESTERN SAHARA (government in exile) - Brahim Ghali - 07/2016 - no elections.

 

ZAMBIA - Edgar Lungu - 01/2015 - 08/2016 - 08/2021

ZIMBABWE - Emmerson Mnangagwa - 11/2017 - 07/2018 - 07/2023

*final term

 

 

 




 
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