9 African Presidents Who Spent More than 30 Years in Office

May 20, 2016 at 08:00 am | News

Adedeji Ademola

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

May 20, 2016 at 08:00 am | News

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is the current president of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He has ruled from independence in 1980 to date, which adds up to about 36 years in power. The grapevine indicates that he will be contesting for the presidency once again in 2018 — even though he is 92 years of age. While Mugabe became a Marxist in Ghana after observing the government care for the downtrodden under the late-Pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah, his government has been criticized for human right’s abuses and deep corruption at the highest levels.

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