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Top 10 Oldest African Presidents

It is usually argued that the cycle of politicians in Africa does not change. That is the reason we find unbelievable old-aged presidents in Africa. Who are the same people that tell African youths, 'you're the future of tomorrow'. 

Some African countries are led by people who are in their 70s and 80s. Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, is 92.

11) General Muhammadu Buhari (Age: 73) 

Muhammadu Buhari is the President of Nigeria. He was born 17 December, 1942 and has been serving Nigeria since 2015. He is a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation's Head of State from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état.

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10) Alassane Ouattara (Age: 74)

Alassane Dramane Ouattara is the President of the Ivory Coast. He was born on 1 January 1942 and has been serving the nation as its president since 2010. He was the prime minister of the nation from November 1990 to December 1993.
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9) Jacob Zuma (Age: 74)

Jacob Zuma is the President of South Africa. He was born on 12 April 1942. He was sworn in as the president on 9 May 2009 after his party ANC won the national election. The party retained the majority in the 2014 elections. Zuma was elected for a second term as president.
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8) Peter Mutharika (Age: 76)

Peter Mutharika has been the President of Malawi since 31 May 2014. Born in the year 1940, he is an expert in international law, international economic law and international comparative constitutional law.

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7) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Age: 78)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the President of Liberia. She was born on 29 October 1938. She won the 2005 presidential election and assumed the office on 18 January 2006. She was honored with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her non violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation on peace-building work.Image result for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

6) Alpha Condé (Age: 78)

Alpha Conde is the President of Guinea. Born on 4 March 1938 in Boke, he has been leading the nation as its president since 21 December 2010. He belongs to the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) party. He was the first freely elected president in the history of the nation.
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5) Manuel Pinto da Costa (Age: 79)

Manuel Pinto da Costa served as the first President of Sao Tome and Principe between 1975 and 1991. He was reelected in 2011. Manuel Pinto de Costa was born on 5 August 1937.
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4) Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Age: 79)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been the President of Algeria since 27 April 1999. He was reelected for the fourth term in 2014. He was born on 2 March 1937 at Oujda, Morocco. He belongs to the National Liberation Front.
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3) Paul Biya (Age: 83)

Paul Biya is the President of Cameroon. He was born in the village of Mvomeka’a on 13 February 1933. He belongs to the People’s Democratic Movement. He rose to prominence under President Ahmadou Ahidjo and was sworn in as the President on 6 November 1982. He was prime minister then president; in total 40 years, making him the longest serving political leader in Africa.
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2) Beji Caid Essebsi (Age: 90)

Born on 29 November 1926, making him the oldest North Africa leader. Beji Caid Essebsi has been the President of Tunisia since 31 December 2014. Image result for Beji Caid Essebsi

1) Robert Mugabe (Age: 92)

At 91, Robert Mugabe is the oldest president in Africa. He is the President of Zimbabwe. He was born on 21 February 1924 at Kutama, Southern Rhodesia. He won his seventh term as president in 2013.

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