List Of All African Countries and Their Current Presidents

This article aims to describe all 54 countries in Africa and their current heads of state. However, we will not only give you names but also tell you when these officers assume their duties.

At least it will add to your knowledge of African current events.

To save time, let’s move on with our discussion.

African Countries and their Current Head of States

Africa is the second-largest continent and the second most populated in the world is filled with richness and beautiful scenery.

There are 54 independent nations and 4 dependent nations on the continent and with a total population of approximately 1.3 billion people.

Africa is divided into five parts: North, South, East, Western, and Central.

List of African Countries and their Current Presidents

10 African countries are an island, 16 are intercontinental, and 37 have broad access to the sea. Outside of Ethiopia and Liberia, all other African states have been colonized by European countries.

The British and France took over much of the territory. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, and Germany succeeded in capturing a few territories.

Listed below are all the African countries and their current presidents. Out of 54, 51 are republics and 3 are monarchies.

Country Region CapitalCurrent President
1.       AlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersAbdelaziz Bouteflika (1999-present)
2.       AngolaCentral Africa LuandaJoao Lournco (2017- date)
3. The Republic of BeninWest Africa Porto NovoPatrice Talon (2016- date)
4.       BotswanaSouth AfricaGaboroneMokgweetsi Masisi (2018- date)
5.       Burkina FasoWest AfricaOuagadougouRoch Marc Christian Kabore (2015- date)
6.       BurundiEast AfricaBujumburaPierre Nkurunziza (2005-date)
7.       CameroonCentral AfricaYaoundéPaul Biya (1982- date)
8.       Cape VerdeWest AfricaPraiaJorge Carlos Fonseca (2011- date)
9.       Central African Repulic Central AfricaBanguiFaustin-Archange Touadera
10.   ChadCentral AfricaNdjamenaIdriss Deby (1990-date)
11.   ComorosEast AfricaMoroniAzali Assoumani (2016- date)
12.   Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)Central AfricaBrazzavilleDenis Sassou Nguesso (1997- date)
13. The Democratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaKinshasaJoseph Kabila (2001- date)
14.   DjiboutiEast AfricaDjiboutiIsamil Omar Guellleh (1999- date)
15.   EgyptNorth AfricaCairoAbdel Fattah el-Sisi (2014- date
16.   Equatorial GuineaCentral AfricaMalaboToedoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1979- date)
17.   EritreaEast AfricaAsmaraIsaias Afwerki (1991 – date)
18.   EthiopiaEast AfricaAddis AbabaSahle-Work Zewde (2018- date)
19.   GabonCentral AfricaLibrevilleAli Bongo Ondimba (2009 – date)
20. The GambiaWest AfricaBanjulAdam Barrow (2017- date)
21.   GhanaWest AfricaAccraNana Akufo-Addo (2017- date)
22.   GuineaWest AfricaConakryAlpha Conde (2010- date)
23.   Guinea-BissauWest AfricaBissauJose Mario Vas (2014 – date)
24.   Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)West AfricaYamoussoukroAlassane Quattara (2010 -date)
25.   KenyaEast AfricaNairobiUhuru Kenyatta (2013- date)
26.   Lesotho South AfricaMaseruMonarch- Letsie III, King o Lesotho (1996 – date)
27.   LiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaGeorge Weah (2018 to date)
28.   LibyaNorth AfricaTripoliSince 2016, the government of Libya split between the House of Representatives and the National Salvation Government
29.   Madagascar East AfricaAntananarivoRivo Rakotovao (2018 to date)
30.   MalawiEast AfricaLilongwePeter Mutharika (2014 to date)
31.   MaliWest AfricaBamakoIbrahim Boubacar Keita (2013 to date)
32.   MauritaniaWest Africa NouakchottMohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (2009 to date)
33.   MauritiusEast AfricaPort LouisBarlen Vyapoory(2018 to date)
34.   MoroccoNorth AfricaRabatMonarch –Muhammed vi, king of Morocco (1999 to date).
35.   MozambiqueEast AfricaMaputo Filipe Nyusi (2015 to date)
36.   NamibiaSouth AfricaWindhoekHage Geingob (2015 to date)
37.   NigerWest AfricaNiameyMuhamadou Issoufou (2011 to date)
38.   NigeriaWest AfricaAbujaMuhammadu Buhari (2015 to date)
39.   RwandaEast AfricaKigaliPoul Kagame (2000 to date)
40.   Sao Tome and Principe Central AfricaSao TomeEvaristo Carvalho (2016 to date)
41.   SenegalWest AfricaDakarMacky Sall (2012 to date)
42.   SeychellesEast AfricaVitoriaDanny Faure (2016 to date)
43.   Sierra LeoneWest AfricaFreetownJulius Maada Bio (2018 to date)
44.   SomaliaEast AfricaMogadishu Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (2017 to date)
45.   South AfricaSouth AfricaPretoria (exclusive), Bloemfontein (judiciary), and lastly Cape town (legislative)Cyril Ramaphosa (2018 to date)
46.   South SudanNorth AfricaJuba Salva Kiir Mayardi 2018 (2005 to date)
47.   SudanNorth AfricaKhartoumOmar al-Bashir (1989 to date)
48.   SwazilandSouth Africa Lobamba (royal and legislative)and then Mbabane (administrative)Monarch – Mswati III, king of Swaziland (1986 to date)
49.   TanzaniaEast AfricaDar es Salaam (traditional capital) and Dodoma (where the legislature is situated)John Magufuli (2015 to date)
50.   TogoWest AfricaLomeFaure Gbassingbe (2015 to date)
51.   TunisiaNorth AfricaTunisBeji Caid Essebsi (2014 to date)
52.   UgandaEast AfricaKampalaYoweri Museveni (1986 to date)
53.   ZambiaEast AfricaLusakaEfgar Lungu (2015 to date)
54.   ZimbabweEast AfricaHarareEmmerson Mnangagwa (2017 to date)

Facts About Africa

Let me give you some interesting facts about Africa. This will enlighten you on wonderful Africa and its inhabitants.

  • Former Zimbabwean President Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the most educated president in the world. He holds 7 certificates including 2 master’s degrees.
  • Morocco is the most visited nation in Africa.
  • Among other African nations, Equatorial Guinea is the only country that speaks Spanish as its official language.
  • Ethiopia is the only oldest nation that has not been colonized by the Europeans and has existed for over 3,000 years.
  • Nigeria is home to the world’s largest monarch population.
  • Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, is the oldest president in Africa and the second in the world. It originated in the year 1924.
  • The wealthiest black men in Africa are Nigerians.

Africa is the birthplace of black people. The continent has a set of recreational centers and mineral resources and that’s one of the factors that attracted the Europeans.

Today, practically all countries in Africa are independent.

While some African states practice the heritage of democracy as part of their system of government, others stick to the old monarchical system of governance.

That is why some African presidents are addressed to monarchs. However, looking at what we have described above, you can see the total number of African countries along with their current heads of state.