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Top 10 African Presidents Who Are Too Old And Should Retire Immediately

Africa, according to research, is one of the continents with the youngest populations but such a continent holds something in common, the aging and long-serving presidents.

Malawi’s self-proclaimed president for life, Hastings Banda, was in his late 90s when he was ousted from office in 1994. Until his death in 2019, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was the oldest leader in the world aged 95 years.

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Many questions run in my head after my President Nana Akuffo Addo turned 77 and still in active service. He, compared to other African leaders, seem to be one of the youngest in office, which is sad.

Leaders who ought to be enjoying their retirement in peace and quiet are still in office weighing down the continent. It appears the citizens are not bothered by the age of the people they vote into power to govern them.

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In my opinion, the continent filled with unmatched opportunities wobbles behind in development, unable to keep pace with other continents, thanks to its hidebound aging leaders.

Check Below for African Presidents and Heads Of States we think are too old and should retire immediately to pave way for younger leaders.

1. Paul Biya

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Country: Cameroon
Presidential Term: 6 November 1982 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 13 February 1933
Age: 88

2. Evaristo Carvalho

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

3. Alpha Condé

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Country: Guinea
Presidential Term: 21 December 2010 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 4 March 1938
Age: 83

4. Hage Geingob

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Country: Namibia
Presidential Term: 21 March 2015 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 3 August 1941
Age: 80

5. Alassane Ouattara

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Country: Ivory Coast
Presidential Term: 4 December 2010 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 1 January 1942
Age: 79

6. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

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Country: Equatorial Guinea
Presidential Term: 3 August 1979 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 5 June 1942
Age: 79

7. Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Country: Zimbabwe
Presidential Term: 3 August 1979 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 5 June 1942
Age: 79

8. Muhammadu Buhari

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Prez Buhari

Country: Nigeria
Presidential Term: 29 May 2015 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 17 December 1942
Age: 79

9. Nana Akufo Addo

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Nana Akufo Addo

Country: Ghana
Presidential Term: 7 January 2017 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 29 March 1944
Age: 77

10. Yoweri Museveni

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Country: Uganda
Presidential Term: 29 January 1986 – Current President
Date Of Birth: 15 September 1944
Age: 77

SOURCE: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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