HOW LONG HAVE AFRICA’S PRESIDENTS HELD OFFICE?

heads of state. Leaders such as Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and José Eduardo dos Santos have been in power for over 30 years. It’s also a continent of change. Across Africa, 25 presidents have held office

heads of state. Leaders such as Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and José Eduardo dos Santos have been in power for over 30 years.

It’s also a continent of change. Across Africa, 25 presidents have held office for five years or less. A dozen presidents have assumed office in the last two years.

Use this map and chart to explore how long each sitting president has held power.

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7 COMMENTS
  • keshi mars January 25, 2016

    If we can get rid of DIA by ourselves, let us challenge the AU to come up with a policy, “not to engage with a country that is ruled by a person who presides on that country for more than 10 years.”

  • Semharr January 25, 2016

    Eritrea never had election since independence.
    The tyrant Isayas never been elected, it should be corrected.

    • Sol January 26, 2016

      Semharrina, DIA in his last ናይ እንዳ ስዋ interview has said the coming constitution must guarantee PFDJ ‘S future. What he want to say is (His life stay in power) because we Eritreans clearly know that there is no institutional organization called PFDJ it is always about one man that controls all the powers in our beloved country.

  • halefom January 25, 2016

    what does mean Ethiopia”s figure. EPRDF has been in power for the last 25 years.

  • AHMED SALEH !!! January 25, 2016

    Does it mean to have a country controlled by ruling political party
    is accepted in this report ?
    For example Ethiopia elected president since 2013 sounds misleading
    to Ethiopians in general .

  • Yerhiwo January 25, 2016

    Isaias Wedi Berad (from Tembien) never been elected by the people of Eritrea. He came to power and cling to it after he was sent by his uncle Dejezematch Solomon Abraha ex-Wollo governor and Asrata Kassa to destroy ELF and Eritrean movement for freedom.

    He controls Eritrea for the time being until he dies like his idol Geddafi in sewer!!!

  • HAILU January 25, 2016

    We need to initiate and persuade African youngsters to push some sort of African Union legislation to limit the term if any African leader to be only 4years with maximum od double 8 years.

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