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TAKE OUR POLL: After Robert Mugabe’s Resignation, Which Of These 5 African Dictators Is Most Likely To Step Down Next?

President Robert Mugabe Is Forced To Surrender His Throne... At Last!
President Robert Mugabe Is Forced To Surrender His Throne... At Last!
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe – Photo by Русский: Пресс-служба Президента России from Wikimedia Commons

In a very recent and surprising turn of events, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe resigned, becoming the 3rd African President to step down from power this year after over 2 decades of rule. Prior to his resignation, Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after 38 years of rule. Also, in The Gambia, President Yahyah Jammeh was forced out after losing elections – this effectively ended his 23-year rule.

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Africa’s Presidents With Over 15 Years In Power

CountryPresidentTermYears In PowerAge
AlgeriaAbdelaziz Bouteflika1999-Present1880
AngolaJosé Eduardo dos Santos1979-20173875
CameroonPaul Biya1982-Present3582
ChadIdriss Déby1990-Present2765
Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso1997–Present2073
Democratic Republic of the CongoJoseph Kabila2001–Present1646
DjiboutiIsmaïl Omar Guelleh1999–Present1870
Equatorial GuineaTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo1979–Present3875
EritreaIsaias Afwerki1991–Present2671
The GambiaYahya Jammeh1994–20172352
RwandaPaul Kagame2000-Present1760
UgandaYoweri Museveni1986-Present3173
ZimbabweRobert Mugabe1987–20173093

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