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10. Blaise Compoare- Burkina Faso

Born 3 February 1951 is a Burkinabe politician who was President of Burkina Faso from 1987 until his resignation on 31 October 2014. He was a top associate of President Thomas Sankara during the 1980s, and in October 1987 he led a coup d’état during which Sankara was killed; subsequently he introduced a policy of “rectification”, overturning the Marxist policies pursued by Sankara. He won elections in 1991, 1998, 2005, and 2010.


9. Uhuru Kenyatta- Kenya

Born 26 October 1961 is the fourth and the current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya as Minister for Local Government from 2001 to 2002, and he was leader of the official opposition from 2002 to 2007; subsequently he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013. Kenyatta was also Chairman of Kenya African National Union(KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU).



8. Goodluck Jonatha-Nigeria

Born 20 November 1957 is the President of Nigeria since 2010. Prior to his role as President, he served as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007 and as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).





7. King Letsie- Lesotho

Born 17 July 1963) is the reigning king of Lesotho. He succeeded his father, Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored in 1995 but soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again. As a constitutional monarch, most of King Letsie’s duties as monarch of Lesotho are ceremonial.

He was educated in the United Kingdom at Ampleforth College. From there he went on to study at the National University of Lesotho where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law. He then went on to study at the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, and the University of London. He completed his studies in 1989, when he returned to Lesotho.


6. Joseph Kabila- Democratic Republic of Congo

Born 4 June 1971) is a Congolese politician who has been President of the Democratic Republic of Congo since January 2001. He took office ten days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. He was elected as President in 2006. In 2011, he was re-elected for a second term.




5. King Mohamed – Morocco

Born 21 August 1963) is the current King of Morocco. He ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II. His birthday is a public holiday, although festivities were cancelled upon the death of his aunt in 2014.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI speaks beside his son Crown Prince Moulay Hassan III and his brother Moulay Rachid, in Tangier

4. Pierre Nkurunziza- Burundi

born 18 December 1963) is a Burundian politician who has been President of Burundi since 2005. He was the Chairman of the National Council for Defense of Democracy-forcesfor the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD), the ruling party, until he was elected as President of Burundi.

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza attends the opening of a coffee conference in the capital Bujumbura February 13, 2014. Burundi's junior coalition party has accused Nkurunziza of undermining a delicate power-sharing deal, a constitutional requirement that has kept ethnic tensions in check since a 12-year civil war in the east African nation ended in 2005. REUTERS/Jean Pierre Aime Harerimana (BURUNDI - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE COMMODITIES)

1. Jakaya Kikwete- Tanzania

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born 7 October 1950) is the Fourth President, in office since 2005. Prior to his election as President, he was the Minister of foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 under his predecessor, Benjamin Nkampa. He has also served as the Chairman of the African Union in 2008–2009 and the Chairman of the Southern African Development Community Troika on Peace, Defense and Security in 2012–2013.

H.E. Mr Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, speaks at the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health 2011 press conference


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  1. Blaise Campaore did not resign. The Burkinabe people’s popular uprising against his failed attempt to twist the constitution to enable him contest again for president again, caused him to flee the country. He fled after a failed attempt to continue abusing the Burkinabe peopłe’s right.

    You put the credibility of your news in doubt when you fail to tell a simple truth.

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