These are the longest serving Presidents in power in Africa, but with President Hosni Mubarak
forced out of power and King of Kings is dead Muammar Gaddafi, Now there is
a newcomer on list at number 5 and a new number one on list.
No 5: PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI of UGANDA
An ex-army officer Yoweri Museveni led his National Resistance Army into Kampala in January 1986
to seize power. Since then He managed to win 4 elections on his own terms of democracy. Despite,
oppositions disputed the results and recently he clamped down on demonstrators that are not happy
because of corruption on his government and high living costs in country.
No 4: PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA of CAMEROON
In November 1982, Cameroon's first post-independence leader, Ahmadou Ahidjo,formally resigned
due to ill-health, and handed the presidency to his Prime Minister, Paul Biya.
Cameroon’s president, Paul Biya, described as running government finances “like a petty cash fund”,
booked himself and his entourage a $1.2m three week holiday by chartered jet to the French resort
of La Baule. They took 43 rooms in two luxury hotels costing $60,000 a night, went on shopping
sprees and splashed cash on casino nights.
” reported the US embassy in Cameroon. “When Biya traveled to the United Nations general assembly
in September 2008, a member of his entourage was caught as he tried to escape from Biya’s Geneva
hotel with a bag filled with 3.4m Swiss francs (about $6.8 million)in cash.”
No 3: PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE of ZIMBABWE
The world cheered when, after leading a long guerrilla war,Robert Mugabe led his Zanu party to victory
at the elections in February 1980, after Zimbabwe had won its independence from Britain. But he is no
longer a global favourite and the opposition accuses him of destroying his country in a bid to stay in
power. The Mugabe administration has been criticised around the world for corruption, suppression of
political opposition, mishandling of land reform , economic mismanagement, and the deteriorating
human rights situation in Zimbabwe He is now sharing power - but remains president.
No 2: PRESIDENT JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS of ANGOLA
He's nick name"quite dictator" came to power in September 1979, one month after the longest
serving President in Africa came into power. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos assumed power on
the death of Angola's first president, Agostinho Neto, But for much of the time after that, he ruled only
over half the country, as his MPLA fought a civil war against Unita. Now, with the war over, and Unita
crushed at parliamentary two years ago elections, he is being called on to hold an election for
the presidency.No firm date has yet been set.Since then he has been manipulate the weak opposition.
No 1: President TEODORO OBIANG NGUEMA of EQUATORIAL GUINEA
|NEARLY 32 YEARS
He's now the longest serving President in Africa. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema came to power
in August 3, 1979 he deposed his uncle in a violent coup d'état, supported by 600 mercenaries
licensed from Hassan II of Morocco, Macias Nguema(uncle), who fled but was later captured
and executed. Despite its new-found oil wealth, 60% of the people of Equatorial Guinea live on less
than a dollar a day. But they clearly all love President Nguema, as he won 97% of the vote at the last
election in 2002.
I'm just waiting for whats gonna happen. But trully speaking, 32 years is to much.
Augusto N. K. , Huambo, Angola
Gaddafi is now officially permanently off the list. I pray for Africa
Issah K , Uganda
Time is running out for those self proclaimed revolutionalists. King of kings Gadafi is dead. Who is the next king?
Andrew kashangoha , Uganda
masikitiko kumpoteza kiongozi shujaaa na watu mnafurahia
prosper , Tanzania
I didn't know these tyrants stay in power for so long. Now I do understand why Africa in this stage.
John , Denmark
Why not Uganda take same direction as the Libyans Did? pray
Miho , Uganda
AFRICA did a big mistake. What is the problem if somebody stays in power and the economy is running well? Libya put itself into the deepest abyss. They will never rebuild again and they will always be in endless civil war. WHAT DID GADAFFI DO WRONG?
Robert , Kitale
robbert in as much as the economy which is a right of the people of libya is doing well; democracy must also be in tandem and it is a right as well,you can not put people in prison by force as you provide heaven the environment wont be condusive after a while.Libyans did good to tople the guy
holie , Nairobi,Kenya
Shame to all this yang boys,I'm sorry for all of you because you make me seek
the great , drcongo/leicester
Theese illetrate leaders needs to be shown an example,exactly what happened to Gadaffi should be impose on them imediately.
Justics James , USA
the power hungry African leaders should watchout.They should do what is right or face retaliation
Daniel Ikome , Cameroon
So,what to say about Hippolite Kanambe alias "Joseph Kabila", 11 years in power & autoproclaimed RDCongo president after cheating, he "won" the elections last Nov. 2011. Women,girls &babies are being raped openly and publicly,while the so called Internatinal Community close its eyes.
Angeles , Bilbao
These dictators are greedy for power, it same thing happening in senegal. The current president doesn't want to leave the power after two terms. he and his crooks friends decided to change the constitution of the country for him to run again.
Diof , Senegal, Dakar
I didn't know some of these were in power for so long! I like Jose Eduardo though, and think we should cut him some slack. After all, for most of that time he was fighting a civil war! He needs to step aside though. Mugabe has disappointed everyone and has tried very hard to prove Ian Smith right.
Basil , Bridgetown, Barbados
Let us work together to fight dictators in Africa. The major reason for the backword of Africa are African dictators. Let us make African protest the same to Global protest or Occupy wallstreet. Thank you my continent
Belachew Ibsa , Ethiopia
Africans are a bunch of baboons, learn to differenciate good from bad dictator, in France we say as long they keep people safe, money in country and economy strong, who cares how long they stay in power. Libyans killed their own leader, let them wipe flies on their face for a while. Join abyss club.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
Why don't you put the picture of Chadian President Idriss Deby. He is there since 1990's, took power by force and stay there forever.Today as I'm writing, there are people in Chad who cannot send their children at school, do not have water, I'm not talking about clean water just water to survive.
Ibrahim Doude , U.S
No comment !
gary walker , london
As long as we African don't understand the Real meaning of Democratie, Implementing it will always be a challenge! Leaders are acting foolishly because the people are too ignorant; leaving their countries instead of fighting for their right. Learn from the ANC of Mr. MANDELA: No Surrender attitude.
Dixon , Royaume Kongo
Don't blame the dictators blame the west because they rule the world,they put them in power in return to control their interest,and when they are fed up with them they call them dictators,we live in every dictator country,take look uk travelling cost,university fees,people have no say,like it or no
tandhoson , ENGLAD
The work continues,the course endures ,the hope still lives and the dream shall never die that is the spirit in Africa, one day africa shall rise up to see the sun set on the other side of the mountain and is upon all of us to know that a journey begins with the simplest of steps,the spirit liveth
holie , Nairobi
Africa is made in the gun form and the trigger is in the the DRC .as long as DRC IS NOT SAFE africa will never come right ,puting or forcing kabila to rule in drc shows how africa is just USA and EU toy. thee've got the remote controle.
hypoccrite , jhb rsa
All these dictators want is power and wealth. Their people don't matter to them. And as to the situation in DR Congo, my book is almost done and the international community better watch out. Because I'm not mincing words. I'm telling the truth like I see it. Africa, I'll pray for you.
Krystene , Canada, Toronto
Hello Guys, You forgot about Tanzania, the CCM party. The longer one stays on power the worse he take the country as his own 'shamba', field or house.
Munene Mukubwa , Burundi
All those dirty negroes traitors are the servants of the West (Washington, Paris, London) surprising. Their mission is to protect the interests of these powers. Only Mugabe told them shit. You still have to know that since independence 21 African presidents (excluding leaders murdered Nyobé, Moumie, Ben Barka ...) have been killed by the will of the West. I hope that the people of Africa will make them pay dearly for their treachery to these son of bitches. The Bongo, Boigny, Mobutu died quietly it disgusts me. Finally, contrary to Western thought to Gaddafi made ​​a lot for Africa.
Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse
At this B Degaulle of Paris son of slavery. . After four centuries of slavery, colonialism and plunder practiced by your current country, France, you allow yourself to insult Africans. It is clear that Africa will be better when she will be Far away from the wound that is France. Start with your released five military bases on African soil. As for your de Gaulle, this supposedly great man. It should have been at the Hague for crimes against humanity. Anyway one day France will pay for all these crimes committed against Africans.
Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse
Museveni must die the way gaddafi did
Hassan , Queenstown
when men of authority rule by the principle of tyranny the fear of their past actions keeps them glue to power, if not why must any person want to hang on to power even when he has run out of ideas.
ogboma ifeanyi , nigeria,
ZIMBABWE WILL NEVA BE A COLONY AGAIN. MANDELA WAS TOO SCARED TO GO ON.
truth be told , zimbabwe, harare
Well, Robert Mugabe is having his last moments in Zimbabwe. I dont think we shall see him around next year, 2013.
Martin Poland , Poznan
@ Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse, so when will France pay?. Never, how will Africa be United when all the West have kept it destroyed with dictators in every corner, why you don't kick French soldiers out of Africa?. There is no African military base in France, so who is a slave?. Africa dude!!.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
Africa will never wake up, too many Africans are a sleep, the education system in Africa is designed for indoctrination to worship France, UK, USA, Australia, you Africans cannot even speak your own languages. France spies Africa 24/7, sells weapons to make sure Africans kill each other, haha!!
B Degaulle , France
B Degaulle you are part of these very smart people apparently like many in the West. The extreme right in these countries shows the level of education of their people. Morons, who think, that they will always be the lords of the planet. Just look at the evolution of peoples supposedly weak to understand the changes taking place. I will not waste my time explaining to the ignorant, like you, the national front the intricacies of world politics.
Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse
@ Rodzac, you live in France, shut f**k up, Africa never learnt 500 years ago, what makes you think they will learn, evolve in next 500 years?. France got the oil in Libya, Chad, Ivory Coast and the game is simply over. You are having nice life in France, if you don't like it, get out of France.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
Degaulle, enough of your insults. It has been a slow movement but it will catch up with u @ 1 tym. Rome was not built in 1 day, neither had Americans anticipated that a man with an African origin would b their president now.If France didn't depend on Africa yo futbol team wudn't have hv AFricans
B Namisi , Uganda
WEST AFRICA IT IS A GREAT HONEYCOMB OF WASP'S SCAM, IN BURKINA FASO THIS THE WASP QUEEN. THIS IT IS THE REAL PROBLEM CULTURE & ECONOMIC STATUS ON AFRICA.
alex , mexico
being number one is not easy who will fit in Gaddafi shoes?
edward , Bbotera kabuwoko uganda
why is it dat african leaders when they taste power to releguish it becomes their problem, that is why we don't have ruler in africa instead we have dictators and tyrant leader, i pray almighty God help africa frm dis evil men.
vincent osa jacob , nigeria river state
DEGAULLE.Si you had somebody of intelligent you would have realized that Western dominance is s spirit to 'collapse. The history of the world is proof of the great powers forfeited. Alas for your kind of limited minds can not comprehend. In the near future the French like you to meet again the people of southern slaves.
Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse
@ Namisi, Obama is not a president, he a puppet, sale Africa . If he was a president and a leader, he would never attack Libya to kill Gadhaffi for Rothschild, UK & France for oil. Yes France is good at using Africans to look great, they are puppets for France, you play the game to play, poker?.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
@ vincent osa jacob , nigeria river state, leadership is about principle, you should never think of when the next African dictator will leave or quit. Think what have they done for you and Africa!!, cause France will never make usable dictators quit, till they are useless. France rules, yes!.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
@ Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse, you live in France, you enjoy safety of French mercenaries, how can you defend Africa?. They do not defend themselves nor like themselves and their own, they need always support from French wolves in sheeps clothing, France will protect Africa in rat hole. get it.
B Degaulle , France, Paris
When I read the presidential time for most African country leaders, I felt shame! These dictators are assuming that power is life for them. They think that they will not survive if they get thrown away from their throne. It is really annoying for all people who are lead by these arogant leadres!Fuck
Helen , Abebe
AFRICA WILL NEVER DeVelop if presidents turned into kings
Kalanzi colantine , Uganda
WE, THE Africans we know us our self so we don't want any support of idea about our countries,we know why you help us. we are in ways of close the mounth- of strangers one time Africa will born the billion KadHafis of check the white and other one who are like them
Umwami David , RWANDA
other thing i'm the one uzaharanira ko twigenga realy born of second ant colonials.
Umwami David , RWANDA
@ Umwami David , RWANDA. 1 billion Gadhaffi's, Africa will be unmatched to any other continent in world. Unfortunately African people do not support their greatest assets, I categorically say leaders of that continent are lame, zombies deserve French colony. Accept faggots in Africa for Aid/s.
B Degaulle , France Paris
all this prisendent here in this list are full of corruption , greedly , they think they are in heaven , let me remain you that , sickness, old , death is coming upon you,you will not rule this earth permante, you are just temporry, lord jesus christ is a ruler, jose eduardo santos,death is upon you
mayana , angola
and for your information , this black african persidents here in this list are all working under the devil rules , they kill inocents blood to survive long in power , and they are still sucking peoples blood , money for them to be president for ever, but when god said enough is enough,they will dei
mayana , angola
I won't waitfor nothing much, instead of to see Zé-dú, as we used to threat him, out off power.32 years is to, to, to, t much....
João , angola
Da whity iz devil, kil da whity.
negroe , Kampala
These presidents may use all means to stay in power ; but DEATH will surely have the final say !
Kobena mensah , Ghana
Never restrict a dead body from entering its grave. The same way applies to such leaders only that we are taking long to show them their grave yards.
Owor , Kampala
Their main aim in life now is to die confortably in their beds and not at the end of a rope. Poor old men. I feel sorry for them.
Ben , London
This is so alarming. We have become slaves in the hands of our own brothers. What a world.
Samuel , Cameroon
The book of REVELATION in the Bible is very clear;every knee shall bow in the great judgment day regardless of ones political,economical power!let them remember that we are pilgrims in this dark,rugged and sin ruined universe and our deeds will follow us beyond the grave!
MAUYA ATUNGA ERIC , KENYA-sironga village
The sad thing is My country The Gambia despot and HIV curer see them as his mentors in Africa. He said he will rule for billion yrs if God allows. Now Gambia have no democracy and he once plan to be grown king of Gambia too put on "hold" for the moment.
malick , Gambia
I wish my fellow Africans all the best as they continue felling their able leaders in the name of reberation.
peter maritim , olenguruone Kenya,
this is serious
marcellinus , ghana
leaders like Museveni and Mugabe still deserve to rule.
Haile , somalia
Why we african!O GOD.African leaders are not serious as well.
Michael , France
Time will come when they will need to step down peacefully but the mass(people) will not allow.People will revenge,they should know that they hurt people though many dont speak out
NYAMUGABWA GOLDINO , UGANDA
What is killing Africa is the sit-tight attitude of leaders. God help Africa! Akonoafua Sarah. +(234) 708 292 9181
Akonoafua Sarah , Lagos Nigeria
This surpose to be a big shame for africa and africans leaders,well the end is coming to them one by one,i just pray the rest repent.where are gadafi and others now "hell or heaven"this are qestion obiang,mugabe,eduado santos,biya even mswati of swaziland should ask them self.
Taye R , calabar nigeria
SUCH PRESIDENTS ARE DIGGING THIER OWN GRAVES.I CAN ASSURE YOU NONE OF THEM WILL LIVE WHEN GET OFF POWER,INCLUDING THEIR FAMILIES.AFRICA IS WATCHING
KAGGA DUNCAN , KAMPALA UGANDA
how can you say africans are baboons?, so what service r yu doing advising them if you are not one white baboon yoself?
IRUMBA DAN , TZ
This is serious,a man will rule a whole nation of millions of people for 30years and above.Don't they need a change of government?,GOD help us!
Echezona , Onitsha,Nigeria
But what do they discuss when they are in AU meetings? to rule us like dogs?, God help us.
Mujurizi Elsam , Uganda
why can nigerian presidents serve this long. but am not realy sure if their tenure was good at all. because all over the world there is this issue of coruption. if nigerian presidents could serve this long, then there will be peace. but i am not 1oo% sure if their tenure was successful. long live..
simon , Nigeria
it does'nt matter short or long in offical position! We need result not fault. Is not bad staying long in office but without impact it is stupid. A lead is born - a lead is not made
Ourleader , Nigeria
It is the ugandans who have kept Museveni in power all that long,having found the countrz in ruins,restord order,a descplined army,constitutional order,helped establish peace in the region ie,congo,Rwanda,southern sudan,and now somalia,Museveni is a darling to atleast 60 percent of ugandans
Benard , uganda
You will all die like Gaddafi . Wicked devils.
Elvis , USA
All that goes up most come down.
John , Canada
Though Mr.Museveni has ruled for these many years but he has brought many positive changes in Uganda. The list of these positive changes is endless.
BEINOMUGISHA INNOCENT , UGANDA
The problem of Africa is not how many years some one has spent in power but service delivery.
Turyahabwe Atinkson. , Uganda
Service delivery is the paramount thing.If the leader is good,and the majority of the citizens see him as a darling,so what?So long as there is security,justice,economic,development,equality,employment and economic emancipation of the people,it shouldn't matter who leads us.Rise Africa rise!!
Les Masetla , Soth Africa,Limpopo Province
Hei you B Degaulle,stop insulting people,you piece of trash.How can you say africans are baboons?You are just a product of unsuccesful abortion of raped woman,idiot of first degree order!
Les Masetla , Soth Africa ,Limpopo Province
careless about the amount of time they spend in power. but how safe and sound we are in their hands...
uno chicharito , cameroon
i think staying in power isnt a problem provided the person is creating a conducive env`t for democracy, and maintaining the economy of the country; otherwise, the democracy must be participative.
ngobi , uganda
There's no reason why one man should occupies his country number one seat, this sign of selfisf leadership and opression to the citizery, office of the mr. President should be facate after giving time for another person to service his fatherland. African leaders must know's that their rigth t
Samuel Udoh , Nigeria
Let talk about the development being done by the long serving presidents, does any one out there need his/her parents to die, because they have over lived on the earth? pse think big and develop.
mugabe , kampala uganda
What can you say about the queen? Is it not a family property? Is there no other person or family fit in that position? This is Africa allow us to manage our affairs.
Eric Alimamy , Freetown, Sierra Leone
No doubt,the idea of african leaders of wanted to become life ruler has make the practice of democracy difficult in african continent. This is so sadden that an individual could rule a country for so long.
Kehinde isaac , Nigeria
You could call to my attention, you know
Bodaerapreork , Ireland
I hop that we can now choose much carefully this time and not under the influence of alcool like in the past. Above all let not be braibed by small sweets
Amosii Uganda , Angola
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Grayce Nuniz , usa
Amosii if you voted under the influence of alcohol, then that is your case. Not every one was under you state at that time. You are proving to be a disgrace to yourself. Have respect
Lordwin Kasambula , Kampala Uganda
I dont think that there is any problem for a leader to stay in power so long as we have peace. No leader can ever give u money or feed yo family. FOR THINGS TO CHANGE IT IS U TO CHANGE FIRST. Guys dont expect a govt to change when u wake up in the morning to watch TV, nothing can change.
Edward Twahirwa , Uganda, Kampala
So long as the leader of any given country respects the rights of its citizens and his or her leadership brings economic prosperity,the number of years he continues to serve do not matter.The outlook in which Africa is portrayed by the west is largely prejudiced and not justified.
George kahugu , Kiambu ,Kenya
So it is ok for as after i heard about those presedents comparing to our issue
Bana , ERITREA
Never having been to Africa, I can only imgnaie what the saying means to Africans, but, to me it addresses the universal need to reframe and find meaning in the hard times and to engage in and relish the good moments. Healing, healthy laughter can used to accomplish either goal.
We can change africa no matter what it takes coz its our time and we've brains
Koech david , Eldoret;kenya
Good Hope for Africa with this Young Boys. God bless Africa
Steve , Cameroon
let them serve their people, they are doing what is necessary 4 their country.
Alpha Barrie , sierra leone
a seat tide power is not bad as well as the rulling class is serving the ploroterians. it can be long at the other side the older you are the less IQ you got that tooo must be considered as well' "a nation state will not experiance devalopment untill philosopers and interlectuals have become kings"
Yassir Abdulrahman raji , Nigeria
African da most reachest continent wen it comes to mineral resources but still da poorest continent on earth. If u don't leave power, power let go off u one day or da other...
Bilz , Serekunda, The Gambia
spending a long time in office does not mean that you are a dictator. whoever posted this writing is foolish and arrogant, biased also, and i can easily depict how colonised his mind is. how about writing how mugabe gave the land back to its indigenous people?
ronald , south africa
Just a tight corner for african people to handle out of thoese dictators!
innocent , kigali,rwanda
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents has been always tragic, chiefly as an almost indecent excitement at first, and a worse reaction afterwards; but also because no mind is so well balanced as to bear the strain of seizing unlimited force without habit or knowledge of it.
Katemba Edison Kakitahi , Kampala Uganda
26 YEARS ARE MANY AS IF THERE ARE NO OTHER ABLE LEADERS.PRES.MUSIVENI SAID IN 1986 THAT THE PROB' OF AFR' IS LEADERS OVER STAYING IN POWER.BUT HE CHANGED IT NOW IS TELLING US THE PROB' OF AFR IS SERVICE DELIVERY. HE REMOVED TERM LIMITS & AM SURE HE WILL CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION TO CONTAIN HIS AGE.
Kasirivu Moses , Uganda
There is a section of people who benefit from presedent's over staying in power but Ugandans are watching. Tym will come for them who knew that Gaddafi" king of kings" one tym can run into a Sewerage channel to save his life. Ugandans should not loose hope tym is coming soon.
Kasirivu Moses , Uganda
Hassan Queenstown, you also need to die like Gadafi. Why are you hungry for power?
Kabs , Uganda
I hate my country Uganda because of people like him & a certain group of people who think the country is theirs. am not surprised to see comments from people of the same tribe supporting museveni.
KAGGA DUNCAN , ENTEBBE, UGANDA
Redistribution of land to the original owners comes with sanctions people suffer gvt is blamed .How many presidents have taken land back only one Robert Bob Marley Mugabe he should take Mines as well tied of these white bald heads he should rule until africans what are the fruits of independence.
laurence ovimbundu , south africa
B degaulle yu can fool people sometimes but not all the times Robert Bob Marley Mugabe has taken land and well as mines and houses ,live stock and your french women living your buddies foot to france with nothing and yu how france going to pay?yu ve started
laurence ovimbundu , south africa
B degaulle yu can fool people sometimes but not all the times Robert Bob Marley Mugabe has taken land and well as mines and houses ,live stock and your french women living your buddies foot to france with nothing and yu ask how france going to pay?yu ve started
laurence ovimbundu , south africa
what is wrong if some one stay on power for ever as long as it makes the country develop and his people happy. I am sorry we africans seem to be brainwashed by the west propoganda.of course the west will invade one by one all africa countries in the name of no election or democracy - modern colony.
Tedros , Lonodn
By the way in England the queen is the head of the state - no one elect her, her kids are on power no one choice them,they born to be on power, they countrol all the instition of the country, uk. No one will dear to ask to UK about dictatrship. so Africa respect your leaders what ever they are first
Tedros , lonodn
No wonder all names advocating for museven are westerners and also, u cant talk as ua eating.But honestly these guys have robbed our country.no even use for votting wastage of tax payers money because these guys are not ready to leave power.local men.
michel , uganda
Ope president barrack obama will help us on da African dictators. Why America respects da constitution b't African countries fail.
joseph washington , Uganda, kampala.
Really african leaders must get example of power changeing in ghana.I want to see what will happen to Dos santos in 3years to come he is to hold now,he has stollen enought chega,chega chega ,chega
Helder tchipoia , Luanda
Mugabe is a problem that guy people ar suffrng n dieng there but he dont do anythng he is a divel incarnate
membry mhlarhi , south africa
For sure all does presidents are old and they can nolonger handle issues that is why there are many problems i.e corruption, bribery political instability etc in their countries all they are remaining with is the title (president). They shld leave peacefully not by force otherwise it will cause adoption other future leaders will want to stay in power for also longer years to break records.
Lakwey stephen nzikobankunda , Kapchorwa, Uganda
there is no discipline in ghana again why?our political leaders keep oninsulting themselve always and they are the people who have graduated from euro,usa, aust, brit and other high universities.But one who was trained and attend sch in gh is occrupt free and well disciplineman,Is now our ex-pres,Papa JerryJohn Rawling,he manage to stop coul di-tat at his time,i like man.
BUABENG ENOCK , Ghana, accra
God, some how, in some way, may get rid of the blood suckers in Africa.
ih , e
B Degaulle u're idiot, u're country's [France]looting from Africa habit; is the cause of African conflicts [wars]. Congo & Libya are best examples. nuff said.
sniper , Africa Powers United
All those who are ruling from 20 to 30 years should be removed and new young and talented Africans who can bring about good social,economic and technology
Clinton , Cameroon
let them stop saying,ghana is not a peaceful country.Only the leaders are joying with their family.if you dont belongs to party A or B,you will be maltreated we need equal JUSTICS our leaders.
Buabeng Enock , Ghana, accra
for so many years in power no institutions developed.Then why stay in power.its high time africans we unite.we make one constitution.these guys are ruling using state tools.
igin , somalia
The western Nations are hipocrites, look at the UK for instance, the Queen commands so much power and influence over the political, economic and even the relgious systems ( She is involved in the appointment of the Bishop of Cantebury!). Greece is in the same mess like many African countries.
Tobby K , South Africa
MUSEVENI OF UGANDA FOUGHT PRESIDENT OF DRC WHO WAS CALLED MUBUTU SESEKO BECAUSE MUBUTU WAS DICTATOR BUT NOW MUSEVENI IS ALSO BECOMING A DICTATOR WHY MUSEVENI FOUGHT HIS FRIEND MUBUTU ? IF HE KNEW THAT IS HE ALSO GOING TO BE DICTATOR. MANY PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED & 5 MILLION DEID
kalamoja , kampala
but then all should step down and act as promised on assuming power to returning it in civilians hand this fundamental change should be first in uganda as stated in 1986 by the general.
ssemwanga newton , kampala
Harare from Zimbabwe, u are very stupid to say, Nelson mandela left power out of fear. If not for Nelson mandela did u think u dirty zimbabwens would be surviving in south africa now? The best president in my time is Nelson mandela. He is not greedy like other fucking black president. Best nelson
Ramsey , Nigeria
I WILL NOT BLAME ANY ONE FOR STAYING SO LONG IN POWER,BLC POWER IS SO SWEET,ONE THINGS WORRY ME IS THAT THEY ALL WANT TO CARRY ANY things THAT Came THEIR WAY FOR GATING,THAT ONE DAY WE ALL ARE GOING TO PASSE AWAY AND LIVING ALL E PROPERTIES BEHIND.there is never a job whether retirement.long life
Kotong Orsino Count , Cameroon,Bamenda
I love canal muammar Ghaddafi is a good leader in africa
Habibu el-sulaiman farinyaro , Nigeria
The biggest problem of Africa is not lack of resource; the biggest problem is lack of "good governance"..it emerges from poverty. The people who pray for daily bread do not think about power. First bread then power. The African leaders know this very well. They want people to stay in Poverty.
H. Milkessa , Ethiopia
That M7 does not wanna leave power, he cheats during voting period. One time he said. "I came to power by gun" to protestors. Meaning he will get off by gun. I want all these dictators dead like Gadaffi
peter , USA, originally fr Uganda
Zimbabwe is very interesting and at the same time very shameful.Zims keep blaming RSA for doin nothing to get rid of their elected presdnt!Self pitty!They hv all the power to get rid of their own dictator if at all they did not want him in power.Zim Polic and army,well trained!Why not act&stop this?
joe , Pmb
I also like king of kings of Libya he did alot to his lovely country may his soul rest in perfect peace ameen.
AbdulmBalarabe , Nigeria
greedy african leaders shoould emulate what julius Nyeree of Tannzania did and so is Mandela and Festus Mogae of Botswana
DAUDI , Tanzania
One of the greatest dictators of all times that people do not know is paul biya. he has so much blood on his hands, and any person who dare critisises him goes straight to jail, many of his ministers and prime ministers are in the deadly condigue prison of Younde. he needs to go like Gaddafi
Jean , Cameroon
i think in Cameroon we need a new leader i am tired of Paul Biya......
njysi foatah , cameroon
Africa will never be the same as long as democracy is in hands of western countries. As far as I know, Somaliland is the leader of democracy in Africa and worth to be recognized internationally.
Ali Jama , Somaliland
Mugabe's time is up. This time he is going
Batman , Zimbabwe
i don't bleive 32 years ruling is easy but those leadership are criminals and they are afraid if they step down the power they met court becouse they killed thousand and they took thousand of dollar for there public wealth
ahmed muse , Hargiesa Somliland
to not know is sinful because when you don't know you don't participate and if you don't participate, you don't have the right to criticize.
kanala moses , uganda
B degaulle:u knw empty containers makes the loudest noise and its seems you are the top talkin about africa u must knw why you idiots are after africa its coz of our riches ask your self what is france without africa ?"TRUSH"
patrick , South Africa
if it is their time to rule nothing we can change but GOD is the one who kwons
pato jinja uganda , uganda
Help to run the crusade of urging the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution by giving the powers to ICC to prosecute elections rigging as "War Crime" because it is a crime against those whom you will govern
Sylvester Macauley , Freetown
I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really thank you! Want more.
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Can't these DICTATORS learn from GHANA 'THE BEACON' of Africa? It's a shame.
Abdulai Mohammed , Ghana
We need change and democracy which must bring peace,unity and stability rather than wanting to rule for life which brings about civil wars in the country
Swadique Ajobe , Kampala
I honestly think democracy will NEVER work in africa. It can only work for the interests of the White man. What we need is Monarchies since they are more stable. Holding USELESS elections and rigging them at the same time will not make sense and wastes Tax payers' money. What do you think?
Fala , Kampala
How i wish our so-called African leader will have time to read these article written by concern african. African leader are indeed selfish. It's is only in Africa that politician will promise people and fail to redeem his promises. May God help Africa.
JOSEPH ENEOJO , JOS NIGERIA
Museveni!!! that Guy will not leave us and is not ready to leave us until when the Almighty God will help us. Museveni would not be bad but his ministers and the gov't officials that do not deliver and he doesn't punish corrupt officials oba why????, Kabaka wa Buganda Awangaale
Munakampala omulabuffu , Kampala
In many of these countries, the best way for a president to remain alive is to stay in power for life mainly due to their tyranny or such. Talking is good but it won't change a thing.
Marie D , Chad
am a ugandan national born in 1982.have grown up seeing museveni and given birth to children in his regime and my children are again seeing him as the president.i believe there is some one who can be president not museveni only.we are tired of him
Ngobi Ivan , uganda
Africans we shoul d learn a lesson on over staying leaders. Once the whites intervin such countries will lose peace & conflicts will be endless! take an example of Libya, Somalia, and more others. Lets not critisize long serving presidents so long as there is stability in political & economic status, where it fails, peaciful measures shoud be used but not coups & fire arms because many african countries with ever changing presidents arent at all stable!
Sebulime G , Uganda
Museven should go we are teared of him.
Katangwa vicent , Uganda
I wish all african leaders could learn from Mandella. Some people leaders have to be forced to go the GADAFII WAY. I sence the wave of overthrow is coming to those leaders including UGANDA, ZIMBABWE.Y DO AFRICANS WANT TO BE FORCED TO LEARN?
SSENYONDO VICENT , UGANDA
i wash all african learders could learn from N.Mandella.
kalema , uganda
the hardworking thru developing the economy and well protecting people with their property in the country should not be forced to resign ''but our president fullfill''
saddam , uganda
God help us! African' should learn to respect the costution. There's no point of having it then you keep changing it, you shal have done nothing!! H
Sylvia , kenya
If gold could rust, what about iron. The hands of time waits for no one. The time shall come when it shall all end. Those are the realities of life.
T-Boy , Bamenda, Cameroon
Top in the least of dictators in the world and not only africa and who is to become the longest serving world president after elections in 2018 is paul BIYA of cameroon nicknamed "Popol". his government is "masked dictatorship" where any exercise of democracy, you disappear the next morning!
N2K , Anyajua, Bamenda, Cameroon
Museveni too old the extent that he can not plan for the country, he can not control the cabinet, we need to join hands and sweep him out with his son , wife, prime minister,I CAN SAY THAT KING GADDAFI HAD MORE DEVELOPMENTAL IDEAS THAN HIM
WADDA DANIEL , UGANDA
God save Africa
Ferdinand , Cameroon
Africa is a rich continent europe wants to rule us and thr a leaders who dislike dis behaviour like RG Mugabe@Museveni da west say they a dictators
NYAMBE , BULAWAYO ZIMBABWE
Cameroon is a very rich country. its rich in all domains.As such, we need change so as to grow and develop as fast as even south Africa. God save us.
MBIATAT BRANDON , YAOUNDE, CAMEROON
Muammar gaddafi was indeed a good leader that was ready to do anything to develop his country. I believe his death was a result of hatred by other countries leader who knows his acheivements are not their match
abejide Lekan , nigeria