African countries and their current presidents 2021

How many countries in Africa

Africa is the second largest continent after Eurasia. From the north, the African land is washed by the Mediterranean Sea, from the northeast by the Red Sea, by the Indian Ocean by the east and south, and by the Atlantic from the west. African islands cover an area of ​​about 1 million square km. The largest of these islands are Madagascar, Seychelles, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands. In the postcolonial era, international organizations and governments viewed Africa as two regions: Sahara Africa (less developed, traditional cultures, Black Africa) and North Africa (a more developed region with industrial centers, the influence of Islam, people with roots from the Middle East, “Arab Africa”).

Such a regional classification led to a common, but false, belief that North Africa was not really Africa, apart from its location on the African continent. Today, geographers, historians, and sociologists point out that this division of Africa into two main areas was based on outdated and dubious ideas. While it is true that North Africa has a common Arab heritage that differs from the population of other regions in Africa, there are many social, cultural, historical, as well as geographical features that unite North Africa with areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

The African continent is not the biggest, but here the largest number of countries is fifty-four. The total number of states and dependent territories in Africa is 62 (of which 54 are independent). This includes 10 islands, 16 intercontinental and 37 states with wide access to the seas and oceans. African countries are conventionally divided into 5 regions – North, South, Central, West, and East.

List of all African countries and their current presidents

Currently, most states in Africa have a republican form of government. Three monarchies – Morocco, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The UN classifies practically all African states as a group of developing countries. The exception is the only economically developed country on the continent – the Republic of South Africa. The successes of the struggle of African states for the strengthening of political and economic independence depend very much on the political forces that are in power.

The largest state in Africa is Sudan, and the smallest is the Gambia. By the way, Africa is on the second place not only in the number of countries but also in the number of people living here, as well as in size. Let’s get acquainted with African countries and presidents.

Here are all African countries and their current presidents.

No.CountryNamePresidential term
1.AlgeriaAbdelmadjid Tebboune2019 – present
2.AngolaJoão Lourenço2017 – present
3.BeninPatrice Talon2016 – present
4.BotswanaMokgweetsi Masisi2018 – present
5.Burkina FasoRoch Marc Christian Kaboré2015 – present
6.BurundiÉvariste Ndayishimiye2020 – present
7.CameroonPaul Biya1982 – present
8.Cape VerdeJorge Carlos Fonseca2011 – present
9.Central African RepublicFaustin-Archange Touadéra2016 – present
10.ChadMilitary Junta2021 – present
11.ComorosAzali Assoumani2016 – present
12.Republic of the CongoDenis Sassou Nguesso1997 – resent
13.Democratic Republic of the CongoFélix Tshisekedi2019 – present
14.DjiboutiIsmaïl Omar Guelleh1999 – present
15.EgyptAbdel Fattah el-Sisi2014 – present
16.Equatorial GuineaTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo1979 – present
17.EritreaIsaias Afwerki1991 – present
18.EswatiniMswati III1986 – present
19.EthiopiaSahle-Work Zewde2018 – present
20.GabonAli Bongo Ondimba2009 – present
21.The GambiaAdama Barrow2017 – present
22.GhanaNana Akufo-Addo2017 – present
23.GuineaAlpha Condé2010 – present
24.Guinea-BissauUmaro Sissoco Embaló2020 – present
25.Ivory CoastAlassane Ouattara2010 – present
26.KenyaUhuru Kenyatta2013 – present
27.LesothoLetsie III1996 – present
28.LiberiaGeorge Weah2018 – present
29.LibyaFayez al-Sarraj2016 – present
30.MadagascarAndry Rajoelina2019 – present
31.MalawiLazarus Chakwera2020 – present
32.MaliBah Ndaw2020 – present
33.MauritaniaMohamed Ould Ghazouani2020 – present
34.MauritiusPrithvirajsing Roopun2019 – present
35.MoroccoMohammed VI1999 – present
36.MozambiqueFilipe Nyusi2015 – present
37.NamibiaHage Geingob2015 – present
38.NigerMahamadou Issoufou2011 – present
39.NigeriaMuhammadu Buhari2015 – present
40.RwandaPaul Kagame2000 – present
41.São Tomé and PríncipeEvaristo Carvalho2016 – present
42.SenegalMacky Sall2012 – present
43.SeychellesDanny Faure2016 – present
44.Sierra LeoneJulius Maada Bio2018 – present
45.SomaliaMohamed Abdullahi Mohamed2017 – present
46.South AfricaCyril Ramaphosa2018 – present
47.South SudanSalva Kiir Mayardit2005 – present
48.SudanSovereignty Council2019 – present
49.TanzaniaSamia Suluhu Hassan2021 – present
50.TogoFaure Gnassingbé2005 – present
51.TunisiaKais Saied2019 – present
52.UgandaYoweri Museveni1986 – present
53.ZambiaHakainde Hichilema2021 – present
54.ZimbabweEmmerson Mnangagwa2017 – present