Research has confirmed that Africa is one of the continents in the world with the youngest population.

One thing Africans have in common aside our skin complexion is Presidents above 75 years and long-serving leaders.

A typical example is Robert Moguabe from Zimbabwe. Until his death in 2019, Mugabe held the record as the oldest serving President in Africa at the age of 95.

Hastings Banda from Malawi declared himself president for life and was in his late 90s when he was ousted from office in 1994.

President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akuffo Addo turned 77 years not long ago and still has three more years to lead the country. Apparently, he is one of the youngest Presidents in Africa, at age 77.

Here is a list of African Presidents above the age of 70 and still ruling.

  1. Paul Biya

Country: Cameroon
Presidential Term: 39 Years in Office (6 November 1982 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 13 February 1933
Age: 88

2. Evaristo Carvalho

Country: São Tomé and Príncipe
Presidential Term: 5 Years in office (3 September 2016 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 5 August 1937
Age: 84

3. Alpha Condé

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Country: Guinea
Presidential Term: 11 Years in Office (21 December 2010 – September 2021 ‘Overthrown in a Coup’ )
Date Of Birth: 4 March 1938
Age: 83

4. Hage Geingob

Country: Namibia
Presidential Term: 6 Years in office (21 March 2015 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 3 August 1941
Age: 80

5. Alassane Ouattara

Country: Ivory Coast
Presidential Term: 11 Years in Office (4 December 2010 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 1 January 1942
Age: 79

6. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Country: Equatorial Guinea
Presidential Term: 42 Years in office (3 August 1979 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 5 June 1942
Age: 79

7. Emmerson Mnangagwa

Country: Zimbabwe
Presidential Term: 4 Years in office (24 November 2017 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 15 September 1942
Age: 79

8. Muhammadu Buhari

Country: Nigeria
Presidential Term: 6 Years in office (29 May 2015 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 17 December 1942
Age: 79

9. Yoweri Museveni

Country: Uganda
Presidential Term: 35 Years in office (29 January 1986 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 15 September 1944
Age: 77

10. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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Country: Ghana
Presidential Term: 4 Years in office (7 January 2017 – Current President)
Date Of Birth: 29 March 1944
Age: 77

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