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Meet Top 5 Longest Serving Presidents in Power In Africa

These are the longest serving Presidents in power in Africa, but with President Hosni Mubarak
forced out of power and King of Kings is dead Muammar Gaddafi, Now there is a newcomer on list at number 5 and a new number one on list.

No 5: PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI of UGANDA

25 YEARSAn ex-army officer Yoweri Museveni led his National Resistance Army into Kampala in January 1986
to seize power. Since then He managed to win 4 elections on his own terms of democracy. Despite,
oppositions disputed the results and recently he clamped down on demonstrators that are not happy
because of corruption on his government and high living costs in country.YOWERI MUSEVENI of UGANDA

 

No 4: PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA of CAMEROON

29 YEARS

In November 1982, Cameroon’s first post-independence leader, Ahmadou Ahidjo,formally resigned
due to ill-health, and handed the presidency to his Prime Minister, Paul Biya.
Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, described as running government finances “like a petty cash fund”,
booked himself and his entourage a $1.2m three week holiday by chartered jet to the French resort
of La Baule. They took 43 rooms in two luxury hotels costing $60,000 a night, went on shopping
sprees and splashed cash on casino nights.
” reported the US embassy in Cameroon. “When Biya traveled to the United Nations general assembly
in September 2008, a member of his entourage was caught as he tried to escape from Biya’s Geneva
hotel with a bag filled with 3.4m Swiss francs (about $6.8 million)in cash.”

Paul Biya of Cameroon

No 3: PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE of ZIMBABWE

31 YEARS

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The world cheered when, after leading a long guerrilla war,Robert Mugabe led his Zanu party to victory
at the elections in February 1980, after Zimbabwe had won its independence from Britain. But he is no
longer a global favourite and the opposition accuses him of destroying his country in a bid to stay in
power. The Mugabe administration has been criticised around the world for corruption, suppression of
political opposition, mishandling of land reform , economic mismanagement, and the deteriorating
human rights situation in Zimbabwe He is now sharing power – but remains president.

Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe

No 2: PRESIDENT JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS of ANGOLA

32 YEARS

He’s nick name”quite dictator” came to power in September 1979, one month after the longest
serving President in Africa came into power. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos assumed power on
the death of Angola’s first president, Agostinho Neto, But for much of the time after that, he ruled only
over half the country, as his MPLA fought a civil war against Unita. Now, with the war over, and Unita
crushed at parliamentary two years ago elections, he is being called on to hold an election for
the presidency.No firm date has yet been set.Since then he has been manipulate the weak opposition.

JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS of ANGOLA

No 1: President TEODORO OBIANG NGUEMA of EQUATORIAL GUINEA

NEARLY 32 YEARS

He’s now the longest serving President in Africa. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema came to power
in August 3, 1979 he deposed his uncle in a violent coup d’état, supported by 600 mercenaries
licensed from Hassan II of Morocco, Macias Nguema(uncle), who fled but was later captured
and executed. Despite its new-found oil wealth, 60% of the people of Equatorial Guinea live on less
than a dollar a day. But they clearly all love President Nguema, as he won 97% of the vote at the last
election in 2002.

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  1. This is usually not a good thing, and means they’re undemocratic. Regular transition of power is healthy in a free society. If you believe official vote numbers fro E. Guinea, you’re a fool.

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