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Here Are All African Countries With Their Presidential Term Limits, Even Countries You Don’t Know

You know I have always wondered why some African leaders wouldn’t just want to leave their office once their terms end. Some other Africans too may even be wondering what exactly are these terms for political leadership.

Going into this research we discovered the office terms for each African leadership. Even with this constitution and laws, some African leaders have been there since their early adulthood.

Notwithstanding this anomaly, lets see African countries with their various terms in office.

 

Algeria President Two 5-year terms, since 2016 Constitutional Reform

Angola President Two 5-year terms, since 2010 Constitutional Reform

Benin President Two 5-year terms, since 1990 Constitution

Botswana President Two 5-year terms, since 1966 Constitution

Burkina Faso President Two 5-year terms, since 2002 Constitutional Reform Burundi President Two 5-year terms, since 2005 Constitutional Reform Chad President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 2005 Constitutional Reform

Cameroon President Unlimited 7-year terms, from 2008 Constitutional Reform

Cape Verde President Two 5-year terms, the third term only after 5 years, Central African Republic President Two 5-year terms, since 2015 Constitutional Reform

Comoros President Unlimited 5-year non-consecutive terms, since 2009 Constitutional Reform

Côte d’Ivoire President Two 5-year terms, since 2000 Constitutional Referendum

Democratic Republic of the Congo President Two 5-year terms, since 2005 Constitutional Referendum Republic of the

Congo President Three 5-year terms, since 2015 Constitutional Referendum

Djibouti President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 2010 Constitutional Reform

Egypt President Two 4-year terms, since 2011 Constitutional Referendum

Equatorial Guinea President Two 7-year terms, starting from 2011 Constitutional Reform, Ethiopia President Two 6-year terms, since 1987 Constitutional Reform

Eritrea President Two 5-Year terms, since 1993 Constitutional Reform

Gabon President Unlimited 7-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Reform

Ghana President Two 4-year terms, since 1992 Constitutional Referendum, Gambia President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 1996 Constitutional Reform

Guinea President Two 5-year terms, since 1996 Constitutional Reform

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Guinea-Bissau President Two 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Reform

Kenya President  Two 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Reform

Liberia President Two 6-year terms, since 1986 Constitutional Referendum

Lesotho King No set terms (Hereditary succession), Libya Presidential Council No set terms (Transitional)

Madagascar President Two 5-year terms, since 1992 Constitutional Referendum

Malawi President Two 5-year terms, since 1995 Constitutional Referendum

Mali President Two 5-year terms, since 1992 Constitutional Referendum

Mauritania President Two 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Referendum, Mauritius President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Reform

Morocco King No set terms (Hereditary succession) Mozambique President Two 5-year terms, since 2004 Constitutional Reforms

Namibia President Two 5-year terms, since 1999 Constitutional Reforms Niger President Two 5-year terms, since 2010 Constitutional Referendum

Nigeria President Two 4-year terms, since 1999 Constitutional Reforms

Rwanda President Two 5-year terms, since 2015 Constitutional Reform (from 2024)

São Tomé and Príncipe President Two 5-year terms, since 2003 Constitution Reforms

Senegal President Two 5-year terms, since 2016 Constitutional Reform Seychelles President Two 5-year terms, since 2016 Constitutional Reforms

Sierra Leone President Two 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Referendum

Somalia President Two 5-year terms, since 1991 Constitutional Referendum

South Africa President Two 5-year terms, since 1996 Constitutional Referendum

South Sudan President Two 5-year terms, Proposed Sudan President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 2015 Constitutional Reform

Swaziland King No set terms (Hereditary succession)

Tanzania President Two 5-year terms, since 1977 Constitutional Reform

Togo President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 2002 Constitutional Reform

Tunisia President Two 5-year terms, since 2014 Constitutional Referendum

Uganda President Unlimited 5-year terms, since 2005 Constitutional Reform

Zambia President Two 5-year terms, since 2006 Constitutional Reform

Zimbabwe President Two 5-year terms, since 2013 Constitutional Referendum

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