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Comprehensive List Of All African Heads-Of-State Currently In Office


Comprehensive List Of All African Heads-Of-State Currently In Office

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President – Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria (1999–present)

Prime Minister – Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria (2014–present)



President – José Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola (1979–present)



Patrice Talon, President of Benin (2016–present)[1]

Prime Minister – Lionel Zinsou, Prime Minister of Benin (2015–2016)



President – Ian Khama, President of Botswana (2008–present)


 Burkina Faso

President – Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso (2015–present)

Prime Minister – Paul Kaba Thieba, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (2016–present)



President – Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Burundi (2005–present)



President – Paul Biya, President of Cameroon (1982–present)

Prime Minister – Philémon Yang, Prime Minister of Cameroon (2009–present)


 Cape Verde

President – Jorge Carlos Fonseca, President of Cape Verde (2011–present)

Prime Minister- Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2016–present)


 Central African Republic

Head of State – Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic (2016–present)

Prime Minister – Simplice Sarandji, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (2016–present)



President – Idriss Déby, President of Chad (1990–present)

Prime Minister – Albert Pahimi Padacké, Prime Minister of Chad (2016–present)



President –Azali Assoumani, President of the Comoros (2016–present)



 Congo–Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)

President – Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo (1997–present)

Prime Minister – Clément Mouamba, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (2016–present)


 Congo–Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

President – Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001–present)

Prime Minister – Augustin Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2012–present)



President – Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti (1999–present)

Prime Minister – Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed, Prime Minister of Djibouti (2013–present)



President – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt (2014–present)

Prime Minister – Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister of Egypt (2015–present)


 Equatorial Guinea

President – Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea (1979–present)

Prime Minister – Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (2016–present)



President – Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea (1991–present)



President – Mulatu Teshome, President of Ethiopia (2013–present)

Prime Minister – Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (2012–present)



President – Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon (2009–present)

Prime Minister – Daniel Ona Ondo, Prime Minister of Gabon (2014–present)


 The Gambia

President – Yahya Jammeh, President of the Gambia (1994–present)



President – John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana (2012–present)



President – Alpha Condé, President of Guinea (2010–present)

Prime Minister – Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea (2015–present)



President – José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau (2014–present)

Prime Minister –Baciro Djá, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (2016–present)


 Ivory Coast

President – Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast (2010–present)

Prime Minister – Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast (2012–present)



President – Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya (2013–present)



Monarch – Letsie III, King of Lesotho (1996–present)

Prime Minister – Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of Lesotho (2015–present)



President – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006–present)



Head of State – Fayez al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya (co-claimant, 2016–present)

Prime Minister – Fayez al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of Libya (co-claimant, 2016–present)



President – Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar (2014–present)

Prime Minister – Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana, Prime Minister of Madagascar (2016–present)[3]


President – Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi (2014–present)



President – Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of Mali (2013–present)

Prime Minister – Modibo Keita, Prime Minister of Mali (2015–present)



President – Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania (2009–present)

Prime Minister – Yahya Ould Hademine, Prime Minister of Mauritania (2014–present)



President – Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritius (2015–present)

Prime Minister – Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius (2014–present)



Monarch – Mohammed VI, King of Morocco (1999–present)

Prime Minister – Abdelilah Benkirane, Head of Government of Morocco (2011–present)



President – Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique (2015–present)

Prime Minister – Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, Prime Minister of Mozambique (2015–present)



President – Hage Geingob, President of Namibia (2015–present)

Prime Minister – Saara Kuugongelwa, Prime Minister of Namibia (2015–present)



President – Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger (2011–present)

Prime Minister – Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger (2011–present)



President – Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria (2015–present)

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria (2015-present)


 Puntland (self-declared autonomous state)

President – Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, President of Puntland (2014–present)



President – Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda (2000–present)

Prime Minister – Anastase Murekezi, Prime Minister of Rwanda (2014–present)


 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom)

Governor – Lisa Phillips, Governor of Saint Helena (2016–present)


 São Tomé and Príncipe

President – Evaristo Carvalho, President of São Tomé and Príncipe (2016–present)

Prime Minister – Patrice Trovoada, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (2014–present)



President – Macky Sall, President of Senegal (2012–present)

Prime Minister – Mohammed Dionne, Prime Minister of Senegal (2014–present)



President – James Michel, President of Seychelles (2004–present)


 Sierra Leone

President – Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone (2007–present)



President – Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia (2012–present)

Prime Minister – Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, Prime Minister of Somalia (2014–present)


 Somaliland (unrecognised, secessionist state)

President – Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud, President of Somaliland (2010–present)


 South Africa

President – Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa (2009–present)


 South Sudan

President – Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan (2005–present)



President – Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan (1989–present)



Monarch – Mswati III, King of Swaziland (1986–present)

Prime Minister – Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, Prime Minister of Swaziland (2008–present)



President – John Magufuli, President of Tanzania (2015–present)

Prime Minister – Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania (2015–present)



President – Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo (2005–present)

Prime Minister – Komi Sélom Klassou, Prime Minister of Togo (2015–present)



President – Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia (2014–present)

Prime Minister – Youssef Chahed, Head of Government of Tunisia (2016–present)



President – Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda (1986–present)

Prime Minister – Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda (2014–present)


 Western Sahara (self-declared, partially recognised state)

President – Brahim Ghali, President of Western Sahara (2016–present)

Prime Minister – Abdelkader Taleb Omar, Prime Minister of Western Sahara (2003–present)



President – Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia (2015–present)



President – Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe (1987–present)


I bet most of you didnt know most of the countries mentioned….

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