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 Capital Current President
1.       Algeria North Africa Algiers Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999-present)
2.       Angola Central Africa  Luanda Joao Lournco (2017- date)
3. The Republic of Benin West Africa  Porto Novo Patrice Talon (2016- date)
4.       Botswana South Africa Gaborone Mokgweetsi Masisi (2018- date)
5.       Burkina Faso West Africa Ouagadougou Roch Marc Christian Kabore (2015- date)
6.       Burundi East Africa Bujumbura Pierre Nkurunziza (2005-date)
7.       Cameroon Central Africa Yaoundé Paul Biya (1982- date)
8.       Cape Verde West Africa Praia Jorge Carlos Fonseca (2011- date)
9.       Central African Repulic  Central Africa Bangui Faustin-Archange Touadera
10.   Chad Central Africa Ndjamena Idriss Deby (1990-date)
11.   Comoros East Africa Moroni Azali Assoumani (2016- date)
12.   Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) Central Africa Brazzaville Denis Sassou Nguesso (1997- date)
13. The Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa Kinshasa Joseph Kabila (2001- date)
14.   Djibouti East Africa Djibouti Isamil Omar Guellleh (1999- date)
15.   Egypt North Africa Cairo Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (2014- date
16.   Equatorial Guinea Central Africa Malabo Toedoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1979- date)
17.   Eritrea East Africa Asmara Isaias Afwerki (1991 – date)
18.   Ethiopia East Africa Addis Ababa Sahle-Work Zewde (2018- date)
19.   Gabon Central Africa Libreville Ali Bongo Ondimba (2009 – date)
20. The Gambia West Africa Banjul Adam Barrow (2017- date)
21.   Ghana West Africa Accra Nana Akufo-Addo (2017- date)
22.   Guinea West Africa Conakry Alpha Conde (2010- date)
23.   Guinea-Bissau West Africa Bissau Jose Mario Vas (2014 – date)
24.   Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) West Africa Yamoussoukro Alassane Quattara (2010 -date)
25.   Kenya East Africa Nairobi Uhuru Kenyatta (2013- date)
26.   Lesotho  South Africa Maseru Monarch- Letsie III, King o Lesotho (1996 – date)
27.   Liberia West Africa Monrovia George Weah (2018 to date)
28.   Libya North Africa Tripoli Since 2016, the government of Libya split between the House of Representatives and the National Salvation Government
29.   Madagascar  East Africa Antananarivo Rivo Rakotovao (2018 to date)
30.   Malawi East Africa Lilongwe Peter Mutharika (2014 to date)
31.   Mali West Africa Bamako Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (2013 to date)
32.   Mauritania West Africa  Nouakchott Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (2009 to date)
33.   Mauritius East Africa Port Louis Barlen Vyapoory(2018 to date)
34.   Morocco North Africa Rabat Monarch –Muhammed vi, king of Morocco (1999 to date).
35.   Mozambique East Africa Maputo  Filipe Nyusi (2015 to date)
36.   Namibia South Africa Windhoek Hage Geingob (2015 to date)
37.   Niger West Africa Niamey Muhamadou Issoufou (2011 to date)
38.   Nigeria West Africa Abuja Muhammadu Buhari (2015 to date)
39.   Rwanda East Africa Kigali Poul Kagame (2000 to date)
40.   Sao Tome and Principe  Central Africa Sao Tome Evaristo Carvalho (2016 to date)
41.   Senegal West Africa Dakar Macky Sall (2012 to date)
42.   Seychelles East Africa Vitoria Danny Faure (2016 to date)
43.   Sierra Leone West Africa Freetown Julius Maada Bio (2018 to date)
44.   Somalia East Africa Mogadishu  Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (2017 to date)
45.   South Africa South Africa Pretoria (exclusive), Bloemfontein (judiciary), and lastly Cape town (legislative) Cyril Ramaphosa (2018 to date)
46.   South Sudan North Africa Juba  Salva Kiir Mayardi 2018 (2005 to date)
47.   Sudan North Africa Khartoum Omar al-Bashir (1989 to date)
48.   Swaziland South Africa  Lobamba (royal and legislative)and then Mbabane (administrative) Monarch – Mswati III, king of Swaziland (1986 to date)
49.   Tanzania East Africa Dar es Salaam (traditional capital) and Dodoma (where the legislature is situated) John Magufuli (2015 to date)
50.   Togo West Africa Lome Faure Gbassingbe (2015 to date)
51.   Tunisia North Africa Tunis Beji Caid Essebsi (2014 to date)
52.   Uganda East Africa Kampala Yoweri Museveni (1986 to date)
53.   Zambia East Africa Lusaka Efgar Lungu (2015 to date)
54.   Zimbabwe East Africa Harare Emmerson 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.