While most of the youth, teenage, and growing up kids in Africa are living the way we like instead of doing the right thing, some of our old men and women has taken charge of life, leading us astray. Typical example is Robert Mugabe, we do not get the opportunity to be the future leader; in fact some of them has decided to keep the future under their feet.

I will be discussing about five African leaders who are very notorious and of course they have survived ruling and destroying most of the values that would have make Africa a better place to be, most of their acts is one the reasons the foreigners sees us as incompetent, especially we the youth.

1.Paul Biya

A native of Cameroon’s south, Biya rose rapidly as a bureaucrat under President Ahmadou Ahidjo in the 1960s, serving as Secretary-General of the Presidency from 1968 to 1975 and then as Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1975 to 1982. He succeeded Ahidjo as president upon the latter’s surprise resignation in 1982 and consolidated power in a 1983–1984 fake attempted coup where he eliminated all his rivals.

Biya introduced political reforms within the context of a one-party system in the 1980s. Under serious pressure, he accepted the introduction of multiparty politics in the early 1990s. He narrowly won the 1992 presidential election with 40% of the plural, single-ballot vote and was re-elected by large margins in 1997, 2004, and 2011. Opposition politicians and Western governments have alleged voting irregularities and fraud on each of these occasions.

Biya has maintained Cameroon’s close relationship with France, Cameroon’s former colonial ruler. Paul Biya has being on the Presidential seat since the year 1982 till date, a sanctioned genocide occurrence took place at the southern Cameroon this year.

2. Robert Mugabe

 [muɡaɓe]; born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who has been President of Zimbabwe since 1987; he previously led Zimbabwe as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and has led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), since 1980. Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist-Leninist although after the 1990s self-identified only as a socialist; his policies have been described as Mugabeism. Robert Mugabe has being in power since the year 1987 till date, he is the oldest ruling president in the world; ruling at age of ninety three. He has led to high increase in the rate of unemployment during his tenure.

3.Omar Hassan Ahmad al_Bashir

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir.
pronunciation: [ba’ʃiːr];born 1 January 1944) is a Sudanese politician, the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese Army, he led a group of officers in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdiafter it began negotiations with rebels in the south. Since then, he has been elected three times as President in elections that have been under scrutiny for corruption.  In March 2009, al-Bashir became the first sitting president to be indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), for allegedly directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur. He has being in power since the year 1989 till date, he empowered mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians.

4.Idriss Deny.

General Idriss Déby Itno,
 Idrīs Daybī Itnū; born June 18, 1952) is a Chadian politician who has been the President of Chad since 1990. He is also head of the Patriotic Salvation Movement. Déby is of the Bidyat clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group. He took power at the head of a rebellion against President Hissène Habré in December 1990 and has since survived various rebellions against his own rule. He won elections in 1996 and 2001, and after term limits were eliminated he won again in 2006, 2011, and 2016. He added “Itno” to his surname in January 2006. He is a graduate of MuammarGaddafi’s World Revolutionary Center.
He has being in power since the year 1990 till date, also he has being accused of using the famine relief funds to purchase weapon

5.Abdel-Fattah el-Sis.

Field Marshal Sisi was born in Cairo and after joining the military, held a post in Saudi Arabiabefore enrolling in the Egyptian Army’s Command and Staff College. In 1992, Sisi trained at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Watchfield, Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom, and then in 2006 trained at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Sisi served as a mechanized infantry commander and then as director of military intelligence. After the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and election of Mohamed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency, Sisi was appointed Minister of Defence by Morsi on 12 August 2012, replacing the Mubarak-era Hussein Tantawi.

As Minister of Defence, and ultimately Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Sisi was involved in the military coupthat removed Morsi from office on July 3, 2013, in response to June 2013 Egyptian protests, called a revolution by its proponents. He dissolved the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and proposed, along with leading opposition and religious figures, a new political road map, which included the voting for a new constitution, and new parliamentary and presidential elections. Morsi was replaced by an interim president, Adly Mansour, who appointed a new cabinet.
Field Marshal Sisi has being the president of Egypt since the year 2013 till date, he happened to also have gun down about eight hundred and thirteen peace protesters in Egypt during his tenure as the president.

Researched and complied by:
Temi Badmus

Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
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