IN PICTURES: Africa’s longest-serving leaders

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

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been in power since 1979 having ousted his uncle, Francisco Macías Nguema.

 

 

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  • 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.

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 1982 having succeeded former President Ahmadou Ahidjo.

Cameroon President Paul Biya has been in office since 1975 having succeeded former President Ahmadou Ahidjo.

Cameroon President Paul Biya has been in office since 1982 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.

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.  

Denis Sassou Nguesso had two stints as President of the Republic of the Congo first from 1979-1992 then 1997 till present.  

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  • 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.

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni captured power in 1986 having been involved in rebellions that toppled former leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote.

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  • Sudan - Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019. 

File: Omar al-Bashir served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 before stepping down on Thursday, 11 April 2019.

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