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

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Gnassingbe Eyadema

Although dead, General Gnassingbe Eyadema is one of the few African presidents that has ruled a country for more than 30 years. He assumed office as the president of Togo in 1967 and ruled until he was killed in 2005. Eyadema was a military officer in the French army and participated in the French-Indochina War, among others. After his death, his son Faure Eyadema assumed control of government and won election to succeed his father.

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