12 Longest Serving African Presidents

4. Paul Biya – Cameroon: 34 years in power

Paul Biya, who served as the Prime Minister, and is now serving as the President of Cameroon. His tenure began on 30th June 1975. Paul Biya is a native of Camaroon’s south. He served as a bureaucrat under President Ahmadou Ahidjo in the 1960s. He was a Secretary General of the Presidency from 1968 to 1975. He became the Prime Minister of Cameroon in 1975 and served in that capacity till 1982, when he assumed the Office of the President.


3. Jose Eduardo dos Santos – Angola: 36 years in power

This Angolan politician has been its President since 1979. He is also the President of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, the party that has ruled the nation since it gained independence in 1975. Jose Eduardo dos Santos is the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces and the president of the People’s Movement of the Liberation of Angola, the party that has been in power since the nation gained its independence in 1975.


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