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Facts About The Top Ten Youngest President's Of Africa And Their Country's

This article is to envisioned the top ten youngest president in Africa and their countries.


The first on the list is Mswati III of Swaziland. He is 52 years of age. Mswati III is the King of Swaziland, a crown he inherited from his father Sobhuza II,. He is the head of the Swazi Royal Family.He was introduced as the crown prince in 1983 and was crowned on April 25 1986, at the age of 18. This make Mswati III currently the youngest head of state in Africa.


The second on the list is Faure Gnassingbe of Togo. He is 53 Years of age. Faure Gnassingbe has been the President of Togo since May 4 2005. He was appointed to the government by his father Gnassingbe Eyadema before he passed away on February 5 2005.

He then won a controversial presidential election on 24 April 2005, and was sworn in as President. Gnassingbé was re-elected for a second term in 2010.

In the April 2015 presidential election, Gnassingbé won a third term, defeating his main challenger, Jean-Pierre Fabre, by a margin of about 59% to 35%, according to official results.


The third on the list is George Weah of Liberia. He is 53 years of age. After defeating Vice President Joseph Boaka in the 2017 election, George Weah became the President elect of Liberia. Making him the third youngest president in Africa.

The fourth on the list is Adama Barrow of Gambia. He is 55 years of age. Adama Barrow is a Gambian politician and real estate developer who is the third and current President of the Gambia. He was sworn into office in 2017 after he defeated Yahya Jammeh in a free and fair election.


The fifth is Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi. He is 57 years of age. Pierre Nkurunziza is a Burundian politician who was formerly the Chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), the ruling party, until he was elected as President of Burund. Pierre Nkurunziza has been the President of Burundi since 2005. Currently, He is the fifth youngest president in Africa.


The sixth on the list is Letsie III of Lesotho. He is 57 years of age. Letsie III is the current king of Lesotho. He succeeded his father, Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored in 1995 but soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again. As a constitutional monarch, most of King Letsie’s duties as monarch of Lesotho are ceremonial.


The seventh on the list is Félix Tshisekedi Congo Democratic Republic. He is 57 years of age. Félix Tshisekedi is a Congolese politician who has been the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 25 January 2019. He took up the position at the age of 55.


The eighth on the list is Macky Sall of Senegal. He is 58 years of age. Macky Sall is a Senegalese politician who has been President of Senegal since April 2012. Under President Abdoulaye Wade, Sall was Prime Minister of Senegal from April 2004 to June 2007 and President of the National Assembly (Senegal) from June 2007 to November 2008. He was the Mayor of Fatick from 2002 to 2008 and held that post again from 2009 to 2012.


The Ninth on the list is Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. He is 58 years of age.

Uhuru Kenyatta has been the President of Kenya since April 9 2013. He is the fourth president of Kenya. His father Jomo Kenyatta was Kenya’s first president. He is also the ninth youngest president in Africa.


The tenth on the list is Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon. He is 60 years of age. Ali Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese politician who has been President of Gabon since October 2009.

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