All The African Presidents And Leaders Who Died In Office – Photos + Cause Of Death


On Wednesday March 17 2021, it was reported that Tanzanian President John Magufuli passed on and his vice President Samia Suluha occupying the vacant position.

The 61-year-old was rumored to have fallen seriously ill. It is currently unclear the cause of his death. His last public appearance was in February 27.

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H.E John Magufuli is not the only African president who died while in office. As facts will have it, 18 Presidents and African leaders have passed on while still leading the country.

Below is a list of African leaders who dies in office, the country they governed, the cause of death and the age they died.

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King Hassan II

King Of Morocco
Year Of Death – 1999
Age – 70
Cause Of Death – Pneumonia

Ibrahim B. Mainsassara

President of Niger
Year Of Death – 1999
Age – 50
Cause Of Death – Assassinated

Laurent D. Kabila

President Of DR Congo
Year Of Death – 2001
Age – 61
Cause Of Death – Assassinated

Muhammad H. I. Egal

President Of Somaliland
Year Of Death – 2002
Age – 73
Cause Of Death – Undisclosed illness

Gnassingbe Eyadema

President Of Togo
Year Of Death – 2005
Age – 65
Cause Of Death – Heart Attack

Levy Mwanawasa

President of Zambia
Year Of Death – 2008
Age – 59
Cause Of Death – stroke

Lansana Conte

President of Guinea
Year Of Death – 2008
Age – 74
Cause Of Death – Diabetes/ heart condition

Omar Bongo

President of Gabon
Year Of Death – 2009
Age – 72
Cause Of Death – Cancer

Joao B. Vieira

President of Guinea-Bissau
Year Of Death – 2009
Age – 69
Cause Of Death – Assassinated

Umar M. Yar’Adua

President of Nigeria
Year Of Death – 2010
Age – 58
Cause Of Death – Pericarditis

Muammar Gadhafi

Peime Minister Libya
Year Of Death – 2011
Age – 69
Cause Of Death – Killed

Malam B. Sanha

President of Guinea-Bissau
Year Of Death – 2012
Age – 64
Cause Of Death – Diabetes

Bingu wa Mutharika

President of Malawi
Year Of Death – 2012
Age – 78
Cause Of Death – Heart Attack

John Evans Atta Mills

President Mills

President of Ghana
Year Of Death – 2012
Age – 68
Throat Cancer/ Stroke

Meles zenawi

Prime Minister Ethiopia
Year Of Death – 2012
Age – 57
Cause Of Death – Encephalitis

Michael Sata

President of Zambia
Year Of Death – 2014
Age – 77
Cause Of Death – Undisclosed Illness

Pierre Nkurunziza

President of Burundi
Year Of Death – 2020
Age – 64
Cause Of Death – Heart Attack

John Pombe Magufuli

President John Magufuli

President of Tanzania
Year Of Death – 2021
Age – 61
Cause Of Death – Heart complications

SOURCE: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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