African's Youngest President
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.
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.
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