JOHANNESBURG - eNCA.com takes a look at African leaders who have been in power for three decades or more in their respective countries.
Equatorial Guinea - Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been in power since 1979 having ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema.
José Eduardo dos Santos
José Eduardo dos Santos was the longest-serving President on the continent having been in power from 1979 before stepping down in 2017.
Cameroon - Paul Biya
Cameroon President Paul Biya has been in office since 1975 having succeeded former President Ahmadou Ahidjo.
Zimbabwe - Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Robert Mugabe served as Prime Minster of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 then as President from 1987 before stepping down in 2017.
Republic of the Congo - Denis Sassou Nguesso
Denis Sassou Nguesso had two stints as President of the Republic of the Congo first from 1979-1992 then 1997 till present.
Uganda - Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni captured power in 1986 having been involved in rebellions that toppled former leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote.
Sudan - Omar al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019.