List of African Countries and Their Presidents 2020

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Africa is a very rich continent with radiantly colourful landscapes and bright weather contrasts. Africa, though not the biggest continent, has more countries than any other continent – it consists of 54 sovereign states, and to avoid anarchy and ensure peace reigns, the affairs of each state are overseen by a president and/or prime minister.

The former is also the number 1 citizen of the nation. In reality, the total number of states and dependent territories in Africa is 62 (of which 54 are independent).

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This includes 10 islands, 16 intercontinental and 37 states with wide access to the seas and oceans. African countries are conventionally divided into 5 regions – North, South, Central, West, and East.

In this article, I guarantee that you will satisfy your curiosity about the names of the people overseeing the affair of every nation on the continent. Journey on! It promises to be a savoury experience reading this article.

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Presidents in Africa

African Countries and Their Presidents

1. Algeria

President – Abdelmadjid Tebboune
President of Algeria (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Abdelaziz Djerad,
Prime Minister of Algeria (2019–present)

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2. Angola

President – João Lourenço, President of Angola (2017–present)

3. Benin

President – Patrice Talon, President of Benin (2016–present)

4. Botswana

President – Mokgweetsi Masisi,
President of Botswana (2018–present)

5. Burkina Faso

President – Roch Marc Christian Kaboré , President of Burkina Faso (2015–present)
Prime Minister – Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré , Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (2019–present)

6. Burundi

President – Pierre Nkurunziza ,
President of Burundi (2005–present)

7. Cameroon

President – Paul Biya, President of Cameroon (1982–present)
Prime Minister – Joseph Ngute , Prime Minister of Cameroon (2019–present)

8. Cape Verde

President – Jorge Carlos Fonseca ,
President of Cape Verde (2011–present)
Prime Minister – Ulisses Correia e Silva , Prime Minister of Cape Verde (2016–present)

9. Central African Republic

President – Faustin-Archange Touadéra , President of the Central African Republic (2016–present)
Prime Minister – Firmin Ngrébada ,
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (2019–present)

10. Chad

President – Idriss Déby , President of Chad (1990–present)

11. Comoros

President – Azali Assoumani , President of the Comoros (2016–present)

12. Congo–Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo)

President – Denis Sassou Nguesso ,
President of the Republic of the Congo (1997–present)
Prime Minister – Clément Mouamba ,
Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (2016–present)

13. Congo–Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

President – Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Sylvestre Ilunga ,
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2019–present)

14. Djibouti

President – Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ,
President of Djibouti (1999–present)
Prime Minister – Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed , Prime Minister of Djibouti (2013–present)

15. Egypt

President – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ,
President of Egypt (2014–present)
Prime Minister – Moustafa Madbouly ,
Prime Minister of Egypt (2018–present)

16. Equatorial Guinea

President – Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo , President of Equatorial Guinea (1979–present)
Prime Minister – Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (2016–present)

17. Eritrea

President – Isaias Afwerki , President of Eritrea (1991–present)

18. Eswatini

Monarch – Mswati III , King of Eswatini (1986–present)
Prime Minister – Mandvulo Ambrose Dlamini , Prime Minister of Eswatini (2018–present)

19. Ethiopia

President – Sahle-Work Zewde ,
President of Ethiopia (2018–present)
Prime Minister – Abiy Ahmed , Prime Minister of Ethiopia (2018–present)

20. Gabon

President – Ali Bongo Ondimba,
President of Gabon (2009–present)
Prime Minister – Julien Nkoghe Bekale, Prime Minister of Gabon (2019–present)

21. The Gambia

President – Adama Barrow , President of the Gambia (2017–present)

22. Ghana

President – Nana Akufo-Addo ,
President of Ghana (2017–present)

23. Guinea

President – Alpha Condé , President of Guinea (2010–present)
Prime Minister – Ibrahima Kassory Fofana , Prime Minister of Guinea (2018–present)

24. Guinea-Bissau

President – José Mário Vaz , Acting President of Guinea-Bissau (2014–present)
Prime Minister – Faustino Imbali,
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (2019–present)

25. Ivory Coast

President – Alassane Ouattara ,
President of the Ivory Coast (2010–present)
Prime Minister – Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast (2017–present)

26. Kenya

President – Uhuru Kenyatta , President of Kenya (2013–present)

27. Lesotho

Monarch – Letsie III , King of Lesotho (1996–present)
Prime Minister – Tom Thabane , Prime Minister of Lesotho (2017–present)

28. Liberia

President – George Weah , President of Liberia (2018–present)

29. Libya

Government of House of Representatives of Libya (Government of Libya internationally recognised to 12 March 2016)
Head of State – Aguila Saleh Issa , Chairman of the House of Representatives of Libya (co-claimant, 2014–present)
Prime Minister – Abdullah al-Thani , Prime Minister of Libya (co-claimant, 2014–present)
Government of National Accord of Libya (Interim government internationally recognised as the sole legitimate government of Libya from 12 March 2016)
Head of State – Fayez al-Sarraj ,
Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya (co-claimant, 2016–present)
Prime Minister – Fayez al-Sarraj ,
Prime Minister of Libya (co-claimant, 2016–present)

30. Madagascar

President – Andry Rajoelina, President of Madagascar (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Christian Ntsay,
Prime Minister of Madagascar (2018–present)

31. Malawi

President – Peter Mutharika , President of Malawi (2014–present)

32. Mali

President – Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta,
President of Mali (2013–present)
Prime Minister – Boubou Cisse , Prime Minister of Mali (2019–present)

33. Mauritania

President – Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of Mauritania (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Ismail Ould Bedde Ould Cheikh Sidiya , Prime Minister of Mauritania (2019–present)

34. Mauritius

President – Pritvirajsing Roopun ,
President of Mauritius (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Pravind Jugnauth,
Prime Minister of Mauritius (2017–present)

35. Morocco

Monarch – Mohammed VI , King of Morocco (1999–present)
Prime Minister – Saadeddine Othmani ,
Head of Government of Morocco (2017–present)

36. Mozambique

President – Filipe Nyusi , President of Mozambique (2015–present)
Prime Minister – Carlos Agostinho do Rosário , Prime Minister of Mozambique (2015–present)

37. Namibia

President – Hage Geingob, President of Namibia (2015–present)
Prime Minister – Saara Kuugongelwa ,
Prime Minister of Namibia (2015–present)

38. Niger

President – Mahamadou Issoufou ,
President of Niger (2011–present)
Prime Minister – Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger (2011–present)

39. Nigeria

President – Muhammadu Buhari ,
President of Nigeria (2015–present)
Puntland (self-declared autonomous state)
President – Said Abdullahi Deni,
President of Puntland (2019–present)

40. Rwanda

President – Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda (2000–present)
Prime Minister – Édouard Ngirente ,
Prime Minister of Rwanda (2017–present)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha ( Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom )
Governor – Philip Rushbrook , Governor of Saint Helena (2019–present)

41. São Tomé and Príncipe

President – Evaristo Carvalho ,
President of São Tomé and Príncipe (2016–present)
Prime Minister – Jorge Bom Jesus ,
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (2018–present)

42. Senegal

President – Macky Sall, President of Senegal (2012–present)

43. Seychelles

President – Danny Faure, President of Seychelles (2016–present)

44. Sierra Leone

President – Julius Maada Bio ,
President of Sierra Leone (2018–present)
Chief Minister – David J. Francis ,
Chief Minister of Sierra Leone (2018–present)

45. Somalia

President – Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed , President of Somalia (2017–present)
Prime Minister – Hassan Ali Khayre ,
Prime Minister of Somalia (2017–present)
Somaliland ( unrecognised, secessionist state )
President – Muse Bihi Abdi ,
President of Somaliland (2017–present)

46. South Africa

President – Cyril Ramaphosa ,
President of South Africa (2018–present)

47. South Sudan

President – Salva Kiir Mayardit,
President of South Sudan (2005–present)  [b]

48. Sudan

President – Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ,
Leader of the Sovereignty Council (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Abdalla Hamdok ,
Prime Minister of Sudan (2019–present)

49. Tanzania

President – John Magufuli , President of Tanzania (2015–present)
Prime Minister – Kassim Majaliwa ,
Prime Minister of Tanzania (2015–present)

50. Togo

President – Faure Gnassingbé ,
President of Togo (2005–present)
Prime Minister – Komi Sélom Klassou ,
Prime Minister of Togo (2015–present)

51. Tunisia

President – Kais Saied , President of Tunisia (2019–present)
Prime Minister – Youssef Chahed ,
Head of Government of Tunisia (2016–present)

52. Uganda

President – Yoweri Museveni , President of Uganda (1986–present)
Prime Minister – Ruhakana Rugunda
Prime Minister of Uganda (2014–present)
Western Sahara ( self-declared, partially recognised state )
President – Brahim Ghali, President of Western Sahara (2016–present)
Prime Minister – Mohamed Wali Akeik, Prime Minister of Western Sahara (2018–present)

53. Zambia

President – Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia (2015–present)

54. Zimbabwe

President – Emmerson Mnangagwa,
President of Zimbabwe (2017–present)

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