African presidents’ longevity in power

Do you know which African presidents have the longest political longevity?

The continent has some of the oldest serving Heads of State in the world. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the oldest serving state leader in power for 41 years.

Denis Sassou Nguesso, Congo 23 years

October 25th, 1997 – still in office 

Isaias Afeworki, Eritrea 27 years 

May 24th, 1993 – still in office 

Idriss Deby Itno, Chad 30 years 

December 4th, 1990 – still in office

King Mswati III, Swaziland 34 years

April 25th, 1986 – still in office

Yoweri Museveni, Uganda 34 years

 January 26th, 1986 – still in office

Paul Biya, Cameroon 38 years 

November 6th, 1982 – still in office 

Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinea 41 years

August 3rd  1979 – still in office