The widely-held belief is that political leaders and presidents receive huge monthly and annual salary, accompanied by donations, gifts and sometimes bribes.
Though the leaders of Cameroon, South Africa and Kenya are said to be the highest earning presidents, there are others who are earning a fraction of what they pocket every month.
They are taking these lowest figures largely as part of ways to cut government spending and improve the welfare of their people. Others, though, are already well-to-do and so their salary – whether small or not – is no big deal.
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Here are some of the African leaders with the lowest pay: