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[Answers] Test your knowledge of African presidents

January 31, 2018 at 02:19 pm | Africa Quiz

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

January 31, 2018 at 02:19 pm | Africa Quiz

1. One of these men was the first President of São Tomé and Príncipe? Manuel Pinto da Costa

2. I am currently the second longest serving president in Africa. Who am I? Paul Biya

3. As young as 25, Valentine Trasser became the youngest president in African history in 1992. Which country was she president of? Sierra Leone

4. Which African country has had the most number of presidents in history? Liberia 

5. He was a General and a pilot in the army before becoming president. As president, he occasionally flew military aircrafts by himself when on official trips. Who is/was he? Seretse Khama Ian Khama

6. Who is the longest serving president in Africa? Teodoro Obiang Nguema (Guinea)

7. This African leader has the longest surname than any other president in the world. He bears the full name Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina. He is the current president of one of these countries? Madagascar

8. How many women have led African countries as Heads of State? Eight

9. After four unsuccessful bids to be president, his people finally gave him a chance and elected him as president at the age of 73 in the year 2000. Who is he? Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal)

10. Which of these African leaders is the current oldest Head of State in office? Beji Caid Essebsi

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