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5 shortest-serving African leaders you need to know

January 26, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

January 26, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

Robert Guei. Photo: Facebook

African leaders are known for their desire to be presidents for life, and many of them resort to unscrupulous ways to ensure that they can hold on to power for as long as possible.

From extending presidential terms to delaying elections, African leaders sure do have some tricks up their sleeves to entice or compel the people to keep them in power. Others resort to violence and war just to prove this point, all to the detriment of the people and the country’s resources. 

But do you know that there are African leaders who served some of the shortest terms on the continent? Whether they resigned, were deposed or assassinated, these presidents did not really enjoy their time in power.

Check them out.

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