Africa’s sit tight leaders: 4 down, 17 to go

We earlier published a list of Africa’s sit tight leaders. At the time, only Ben Ali of Tunisia had been crossed out. Since then, the continent has made progress down the list.

Watch a video of Laurent Gbagbo of the Ivory Coast’s arrest here

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  • Ben Ali of Tunisia – 23 years – 1988 – 2011
  • Hosni Mubarak of Egypt – 30 years – since 1981
  • Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast – 11 years+ – since 2000
  • Moummar Ghaddfi of Libya – 42 years – since 1969 ███████████████████████████░ Uninstalling dictator … 99% complete
  • Mbasago of Equatorial Guinea – 32 years – since 1979
  • Jose Santos of Angola – 32 years – since 1979
  • Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe – 31 years – since 1980
  • Paul Biya of Cameroon – 29 years – since 1982
  • Yoweri Museveni of Uganda – 25 years – since 1986
  • Blaise Campore of Burkina Fasso – 24 years since 1987
  • Mswati III of Swaziland – 24 years – since April 1986
  • Omar Bashir of Sudan – 21 years – since 1989
  • Idrissu Deby of Chad – 21 years – since 1990
  • Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea – 18 years – since 1993
  • Yahya Jammeh of Gambia – 17 years – since 1994
  • Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia – 20 years – since 1991
  • Pakalitha Mosisili (Lesotho) – 13 years – since 1998;
  • Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti – 12 years – since 1999
  • Mohammed VI of Morocco – 12 years – since 1999
  • Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal) – 11 years – since 2000
  • Paul Kagame (Rwanda) – 11 years – since 2000

 

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