No 5: PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI of UGANDA
An ex-army officer Yoweri Museveni led his National Resistance Army into Kampala in January 1986
No 4: PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA of CAMEROON
In November 1982, Cameroon's first post-independence leader, Ahmadou Ahidjo,formally resigned
No 3: PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE of ZIMBABWE
The world cheered when, after leading a long guerrilla war,Robert Mugabe led his Zanu party to victory
No 2: PRESIDENT JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS of ANGOLA
He's nick name"quite dictator" came to power in September 1979, one month after the longest
No 1: President TEODORO OBIANG NGUEMA of EQUATORIAL GUINEA
NEARLY 32 YEARS
He's now the longest serving President in Africa. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema came to power
I'm just waiting for whats gonna happen. But trully speaking, 32 years is to much.
Gaddafi is now officially permanently off the list. I pray for Africa
Time is running out for those self proclaimed revolutionalists. King of kings Gadafi is dead. Who is the next king?
masikitiko kumpoteza kiongozi shujaaa na watu mnafurahia
I didn't know these tyrants stay in power for so long. Now I do understand why Africa in this stage.
Why not Uganda take same direction as the Libyans Did? pray
AFRICA did a big mistake. What is the problem if somebody stays in power and the economy is running well? Libya put itself into the deepest abyss. They will never rebuild again and they will always be in endless civil war. WHAT DID GADAFFI DO WRONG?
robbert in as much as the economy which is a right of the people of libya is doing well; democracy must also be in tandem and it is a right as well,you can not put people in prison by force as you provide heaven the environment wont be condusive after a while.Libyans did good to tople the guy
Shame to all this yang boys,I'm sorry for all of you because you make me seek
Theese illetrate leaders needs to be shown an example,exactly what happened to Gadaffi should be impose on them imediately.
the power hungry African leaders should watchout.They should do what is right or face retaliation
So,what to say about Hippolite Kanambe alias "Joseph Kabila", 11 years in power & autoproclaimed RDCongo president after cheating, he "won" the elections last Nov. 2011. Women,girls &babies are being raped openly and publicly,while the so called Internatinal Community close its eyes.
These dictators are greedy for power, it same thing happening in senegal. The current president doesn't want to leave the power after two terms. he and his crooks friends decided to change the constitution of the country for him to run again.
I didn't know some of these were in power for so long! I like Jose Eduardo though, and think we should cut him some slack. After all, for most of that time he was fighting a civil war! He needs to step aside though. Mugabe has disappointed everyone and has tried very hard to prove Ian Smith right.
Let us work together to fight dictators in Africa. The major reason for the backword of Africa are African dictators. Let us make African protest the same to Global protest or Occupy wallstreet.
Thank you my continent
Africans are a bunch of baboons, learn to differenciate good from bad dictator, in France we say as long they keep people safe, money in country and economy strong, who cares how long they stay in power. Libyans killed their own leader, let them wipe flies on their face for a while. Join abyss club.
Why don't you put the picture of Chadian President Idriss Deby. He is there since 1990's, took power by force and stay there forever.Today as I'm writing, there are people in Chad who cannot send their children at school, do not have water, I'm not talking about clean water just water to survive.
No comment !
As long as we African don't understand the Real meaning of Democratie, Implementing it will always be a challenge! Leaders are acting foolishly because the people are too ignorant; leaving their countries instead of fighting for their right. Learn from the ANC of Mr. MANDELA: No Surrender attitude.
Don't blame the dictators blame the west because they rule the world,they put them in power in return to control their interest,and when they are fed up with them they call them dictators,we live in every dictator country,take look uk travelling cost,university fees,people have no say,like it or no
The work continues,the course endures ,the hope still lives and the dream shall never die that is the spirit in Africa, one day africa shall rise up to see the sun set on the other side of the mountain and is upon all of us to know that a journey begins with the simplest of steps,the spirit liveth
Africa is made in the gun form and the trigger is in the the DRC .as long as DRC IS NOT SAFE africa will never come right ,puting or forcing kabila to rule in drc shows how africa is just USA and EU toy. thee've got the remote controle.
All these dictators want is power and wealth. Their people don't matter to them. And as to the situation in DR Congo, my book is almost done and the international community better watch out. Because I'm not mincing words. I'm telling the truth like I see it. Africa, I'll pray for you.
You forgot about Tanzania, the CCM party. The longer one stays on power the worse he take the country as his own 'shamba', field or house.
All those dirty negroes traitors are the servants of the West (Washington, Paris, London) surprising. Their mission is to protect the interests of these powers. Only Mugabe told them shit. You still have to know that since independence 21 African presidents (excluding leaders murdered Nyobé, Moumie, Ben Barka ...) have been killed by the will of the West. I hope that the people of Africa will make them pay dearly for their treachery to these son of bitches. The Bongo, Boigny, Mobutu died quietly it disgusts me. Finally, contrary to Western thought to Gaddafi made ​​a lot for Africa.
At this B Degaulle of Paris son of slavery. . After four centuries of slavery, colonialism and plunder practiced by your current country, France, you allow yourself to insult Africans. It is clear that Africa will be better when she will be Far away from the wound that is France. Start with your released five military bases on African soil. As for your de Gaulle, this supposedly great man. It should have been at the Hague for crimes against humanity. Anyway one day France will pay for all these crimes committed against Africans.
Museveni must die the way gaddafi did
when men of authority rule by the principle of tyranny the fear of their past actions keeps them glue to power, if not why must any person want to hang on to power even when he has run out of ideas.
ZIMBABWE WILL NEVA BE A COLONY AGAIN. MANDELA WAS TOO SCARED TO GO ON.
Well, Robert Mugabe is having his last moments in Zimbabwe. I dont think we shall see him around next year, 2013.
@ Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse, so when will France pay?. Never, how will Africa be United when all the West have kept it destroyed with dictators in every corner, why you don't kick French soldiers out of Africa?. There is no African military base in France, so who is a slave?. Africa dude!!.
Africa will never wake up, too many Africans are a sleep, the education system in Africa is designed for indoctrination to worship France, UK, USA, Australia, you Africans cannot even speak your own languages. France spies Africa 24/7, sells weapons to make sure Africans kill each other, haha!!
B Degaulle you are part of these very smart people apparently like many in the West. The extreme right in these countries shows the level of education of their people. Morons, who think, that they will always be the lords of the planet. Just look at the evolution of peoples supposedly weak to understand the changes taking place. I will not waste my time explaining to the ignorant, like you, the national front the intricacies of world politics.
@ Rodzac, you live in France, shut f**k up, Africa never learnt 500 years ago, what makes you think they will learn, evolve in next 500 years?. France got the oil in Libya, Chad, Ivory Coast and the game is simply over. You are having nice life in France, if you don't like it, get out of France.
Degaulle, enough of your insults. It has been a slow movement but it will catch up with u @ 1 tym. Rome was not built in 1 day, neither had Americans anticipated that a man with an African origin would b their president now.If France didn't depend on Africa yo futbol team wudn't have hv AFricans
WEST AFRICA IT IS A GREAT HONEYCOMB OF WASP'S SCAM, IN BURKINA FASO THIS THE WASP QUEEN.
THIS IT IS THE REAL PROBLEM CULTURE & ECONOMIC STATUS ON AFRICA.
being number one is not easy who will fit in Gaddafi shoes?
why is it dat african leaders when they taste power to releguish it becomes their problem, that is why we don't have ruler in africa instead we have dictators and tyrant leader, i pray almighty God help africa frm dis evil men.
DEGAULLE.Si you had somebody of intelligent you would have realized that Western dominance is s spirit to 'collapse. The history of the world is proof of the great powers forfeited. Alas for your kind of limited minds can not comprehend. In the near future the French like you to meet again the people of southern slaves.
@ Namisi, Obama is not a president, he a puppet, sale Africa . If he was a president and a leader, he would never attack Libya to kill Gadhaffi for Rothschild, UK & France for oil. Yes France is good at using Africans to look great, they are puppets for France, you play the game to play, poker?.
@ vincent osa jacob , nigeria river state, leadership is about principle, you should never think of when the next African dictator will leave or quit. Think what have they done for you and Africa!!, cause France will never make usable dictators quit, till they are useless. France rules, yes!.
@ Rodcaz , FRANCE-Toulouse, you live in France, you enjoy safety of French mercenaries, how can you defend Africa?. They do not defend themselves nor like themselves and their own, they need always support from French wolves in sheeps clothing, France will protect Africa in rat hole. get it.
When I read the presidential time for most African country leaders, I felt shame! These dictators are assuming that power is life for them. They think that they will not survive if they get thrown away from their throne. It is really annoying for all people who are lead by these arogant leadres!Fuck
AFRICA WILL NEVER DeVelop if presidents turned into kings
WE, THE Africans we know us our self so we don't want any support of idea about our countries,we know why you help us. we are in ways of close the mounth-
of strangers one time Africa will born the billion KadHafis of check the white and other one who are like them
other thing i'm the one uzaharanira ko twigenga realy born of second ant colonials.
@ Umwami David , RWANDA. 1 billion Gadhaffi's, Africa will be unmatched to any other continent in world. Unfortunately African people do not support their greatest assets, I categorically say leaders of that continent are lame, zombies deserve French colony. Accept faggots in Africa for Aid/s.
all this prisendent here in this list are full of corruption , greedly , they think they are in heaven , let me remain you that , sickness, old , death is coming upon you,you will not rule this earth permante, you are just temporry, lord jesus christ is a ruler, jose eduardo santos,death is upon you
and for your information , this black african persidents here in this list are all working under the devil rules , they kill inocents blood to survive long in power , and they are still sucking peoples blood , money for them to be president for ever, but when god said enough is enough,they will dei
I won't waitfor nothing much, instead of to see Zé-dú, as we used to threat him, out off power.32 years is to, to, to, t much....
Da whity iz devil, kil da whity.
These presidents may use all means to stay in power ; but DEATH will surely have the final say !
Never restrict a dead body from entering its grave. The same way applies to such leaders only that we are taking long to show them their grave yards.
Their main aim in life now is to die confortably in their beds and not at the end of a rope. Poor old men. I feel sorry for them.
This is so alarming. We have become slaves in the hands of our own brothers. What a world.
The book of REVELATION in the Bible is very clear;every knee shall bow in the great judgment day regardless of ones political,economical power!let them remember that we are pilgrims in this dark,rugged and sin ruined universe and our deeds will follow us beyond the grave!
The sad thing is My country The Gambia despot and HIV curer see them as his mentors in Africa. He said he will rule for billion yrs if God allows. Now Gambia have no democracy and he once plan to be grown king of Gambia too put on "hold" for the moment.
I wish my fellow Africans all the best as they continue felling their able leaders in the name of reberation.
this is serious
leaders like Museveni and Mugabe still deserve to rule.
Why we african!O GOD.African leaders are not serious as well.
Time will come when they will need to step down peacefully but the mass(people) will not allow.People will revenge,they should know that they hurt people though many dont speak out
What is killing Africa is the sit-tight attitude of leaders. God help Africa! Akonoafua Sarah. +(234) 708 292 9181
This surpose to be a big shame for africa and africans leaders,well the end is coming to them one by one,i just pray the rest repent.where are gadafi and others now "hell or heaven"this are qestion obiang,mugabe,eduado santos,biya even mswati of swaziland should ask them self.
SUCH PRESIDENTS ARE DIGGING THIER OWN GRAVES.I CAN ASSURE YOU NONE OF THEM WILL LIVE WHEN GET OFF POWER,INCLUDING THEIR FAMILIES.AFRICA IS WATCHING
how can you say africans are baboons?, so what service r yu doing advising them if you are not one white baboon yoself?
This is serious,a man will rule a whole nation of millions of people for 30years and above.Don't they need a change of government?,GOD help us!
But what do they discuss when they are in AU meetings? to rule us like dogs?, God help us.
why can nigerian presidents serve this long. but am not realy sure if their tenure was good at all. because all over the world there is this issue of coruption. if nigerian presidents could serve this long, then there will be peace. but i am not 1oo% sure if their tenure was successful. long live..
it does'nt matter short or long in offical position! We need result not fault. Is not bad staying long in office but without impact it is stupid. A lead is born - a lead is not made
It is the ugandans who have kept Museveni in power all that long,having found the countrz in ruins,restord order,a descplined army,constitutional order,helped establish peace in the region ie,congo,Rwanda,southern sudan,and now somalia,Museveni is a darling to atleast 60 percent of ugandans
You will all die like Gaddafi . Wicked devils.
All that goes up most come down.
Though Mr.Museveni has ruled for these many years but he has brought many positive changes in Uganda.
The list of these positive changes is endless.
The problem of Africa is not how many years some one has spent in power but service delivery.
Service delivery is the paramount thing.If the leader is good,and the majority of the citizens see him as a darling,so what?So long as there is security,justice,economic,development,equality,employment and economic emancipation of the people,it shouldn't matter who leads us.Rise Africa rise!!
Hei you B Degaulle,stop insulting people,you piece of trash.How can you say africans are baboons?You are just a product of unsuccesful abortion of raped woman,idiot of first degree order!
careless about the amount of time they spend in power. but how safe and sound we are in their hands...
i think staying in power isnt a problem provided the person is creating a conducive env`t for democracy, and maintaining the economy of the country; otherwise, the democracy must be participative.
There's no reason why one man should occupies his country number one seat, this sign of selfisf leadership and opression to the citizery, office of the mr. President should be facate after giving time for another person to service his fatherland. African leaders must know's that their rigth t
Let talk about the development being done by the long serving presidents, does any one out there need his/her parents to die, because they have over lived on the earth? pse think big and develop.
What can you say about the queen? Is it not a family property? Is there no other person or family fit in that position? This is Africa allow us to manage our affairs.
No doubt,the idea of african leaders of wanted to become life ruler has make the practice of democracy difficult in african continent. This is so sadden that an individual could rule a country for so long.
You could call to my attention, you know
I hop that we can now choose much carefully this time and not under the influence of alcool like in the past. Above all let not be braibed by small sweets
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Amosii if you voted under the influence of alcohol, then that is your case. Not every one was under you state at that time. You are proving to be a disgrace to yourself. Have respect
I dont think that there is any problem for a leader to stay in power so long as we have peace. No leader can ever give u money or feed yo family. FOR THINGS TO CHANGE IT IS U TO CHANGE FIRST. Guys dont expect a govt to change when u wake up in the morning to watch TV, nothing can change.
So long as the leader of any given country respects the rights of its citizens and his or her leadership brings economic prosperity,the number of years he continues to serve do not matter.The outlook in which Africa is portrayed by the west is largely prejudiced and not justified.
So it is ok for as after i heard about those presedents comparing to our issue
Never having been to Africa, I can only imgnaie what the saying means to Africans, but, to me it addresses the universal need to reframe and find meaning in the hard times and to engage in and relish the good moments. Healing, healthy laughter can used to accomplish either goal.
We can change africa no matter what it takes coz its our time and we've brains
Good Hope for Africa with this Young Boys. God bless Africa
let them serve their people, they are doing what is necessary 4 their country.
a seat tide power is not bad as well as the rulling class is serving the ploroterians. it can be long at the other side the older you are the less IQ you got that tooo must be considered as well' "a nation state will not experiance devalopment untill philosopers and interlectuals have become kings"
African da most reachest continent wen it comes to mineral resources but still da poorest continent on earth. If u don't leave power, power let go off u one day or da other...
spending a long time in office does not mean that you are a dictator. whoever posted this writing is foolish and arrogant, biased also, and i can easily depict how colonised his mind is. how about writing how mugabe gave the land back to its indigenous people?
Just a tight corner for african people to handle out of thoese dictators!
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents has been always tragic, chiefly as an almost indecent excitement at first, and a worse reaction afterwards; but also because no mind is so well balanced as to bear the strain of seizing unlimited force without habit or knowledge of it.
26 YEARS ARE MANY AS IF THERE ARE NO OTHER ABLE LEADERS.PRES.MUSIVENI SAID IN 1986 THAT THE PROB' OF AFR' IS LEADERS OVER STAYING IN POWER.BUT HE CHANGED IT NOW IS TELLING US THE PROB' OF AFR IS SERVICE DELIVERY. HE REMOVED TERM LIMITS & AM SURE HE WILL CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION TO CONTAIN HIS AGE.
There is a section of people who benefit from presedent's over staying in power but Ugandans are watching. Tym will come for them who knew that Gaddafi" king of kings" one tym can run into a Sewerage channel to save his life. Ugandans should not loose hope tym is coming soon.
Redistribution of land to the original owners comes with sanctions people suffer gvt is blamed .How many presidents have taken land back only one Robert Bob Marley Mugabe he should take Mines as well tied of these white bald heads he should rule until africans what are the fruits of independence.
B degaulle yu can fool people sometimes but not all the times Robert Bob Marley Mugabe has taken land and well as mines and houses ,live stock and your french women living your buddies foot to france with nothing and yu how france going to pay?yu ve started
B degaulle yu can fool people sometimes but not all the times Robert Bob Marley Mugabe has taken land and well as mines and houses ,live stock and your french women living your buddies foot to france with nothing and yu ask how france going to pay?yu ve started
what is wrong if some one stay on power for ever as long as it makes the country develop and his people happy. I am sorry we africans seem to be brainwashed by the west propoganda.of course the west will invade one by one all africa countries in the name of no election or democracy - modern colony.
By the way in England the queen is the head of the state - no one elect her, her kids are on power no one choice them,they born to be on power, they countrol all the instition of the country, uk. No one will dear to ask to UK about dictatrship. so Africa respect your leaders what ever they are first
No wonder all names advocating for museven are westerners and also, u cant talk as ua eating.But honestly these guys have robbed our country.no even use for votting wastage of tax payers money because these guys are not ready to leave power.local men.
Ope president barrack obama will help us on da African dictators. Why America respects da constitution b't African countries fail.
Really african leaders must get example of power changeing in ghana.I want to see what will happen to Dos santos in 3years to come he is to hold now,he has stollen enought chega,chega chega ,chega
Mugabe is a problem that guy people ar suffrng n dieng there but he dont do anythng he is a divel incarnate
For sure all does presidents are old and they can nolonger handle issues that is why there are many problems i.e corruption, bribery political instability etc in their countries all they are remaining with is the title (president). They shld leave peacefully not by force otherwise it will cause adoption other future leaders will want to stay in power for also longer years to break records.
there is no discipline in ghana again why?our political leaders keep oninsulting themselve always and they are the people who have graduated from euro,usa, aust, brit and other high universities.But one who was trained and attend sch in gh is occrupt free and well disciplineman,Is now our ex-pres,Papa JerryJohn Rawling,he manage to stop coul di-tat at his time,i like man.
God, some how, in some way, may get rid of the blood suckers in Africa.
B Degaulle u're idiot, u're country's [France]looting from Africa habit; is the cause of African conflicts [wars]. Congo & Libya are best examples. nuff said.
All those who are ruling from 20 to 30 years should be removed and new young and talented Africans who can bring about good social,economic and technology
let them stop saying,ghana is not a peaceful country.Only the leaders are joying with their family.if you dont belongs to party A or B,you will be maltreated we need equal JUSTICS our leaders.
for so many years in power no institutions developed.Then why stay in power.its high time africans we unite.we make one constitution.these guys are ruling using state tools.
The western Nations are hipocrites, look at the UK for instance, the Queen commands so much power and influence over the political, economic and even the relgious systems ( She is involved in the appointment of the Bishop of Cantebury!). Greece is in the same mess like many African countries.
MUSEVENI OF UGANDA FOUGHT PRESIDENT OF DRC WHO WAS CALLED MUBUTU SESEKO BECAUSE MUBUTU WAS DICTATOR BUT NOW MUSEVENI IS ALSO BECOMING A DICTATOR WHY MUSEVENI FOUGHT HIS FRIEND MUBUTU ? IF HE KNEW THAT IS HE ALSO GOING TO BE DICTATOR. MANY PEOPLE WERE DISPLACED & 5 MILLION DEID
but then all should step down and act as promised on assuming power to returning it in civilians hand this fundamental change should be first in uganda as stated in 1986 by the general.
Harare from Zimbabwe, u are very stupid to say, Nelson mandela left power out of fear. If not for Nelson mandela did u think u dirty zimbabwens would be surviving in south africa now? The best president in my time is Nelson mandela. He is not greedy like other fucking black president. Best nelson
I WILL NOT BLAME ANY ONE FOR STAYING SO LONG IN POWER,BLC POWER IS SO SWEET,ONE THINGS WORRY ME IS THAT THEY ALL WANT TO CARRY ANY things THAT Came THEIR WAY FOR GATING,THAT ONE DAY WE ALL ARE GOING TO PASSE AWAY AND LIVING ALL E PROPERTIES BEHIND.there is never a job whether
I love canal muammar Ghaddafi is a good leader in africa
The biggest problem of Africa is not lack of resource; the biggest problem is lack of "good governance"..it emerges from poverty. The people who pray for daily bread do not think about power. First bread then power. The African leaders know this very well. They want people to stay in Poverty.
That M7 does not wanna leave power, he cheats during voting period. One time he said. "I came to power by gun" to protestors. Meaning he will get off by gun. I want all these dictators dead like Gadaffi
Zimbabwe is very interesting and at the same time very shameful.Zims keep blaming RSA for doin nothing to get rid of their elected presdnt!Self pitty!They hv all the power to get rid of their own dictator if at all they did not want him in power.Zim Polic and army,well trained!Why not act&stop this?
I also like king of kings of Libya he did alot to his lovely country may his soul rest in perfect peace ameen.
greedy african leaders shoould emulate what julius Nyeree of Tannzania did and so is Mandela and Festus Mogae of Botswana
One of the greatest dictators of all times that people do not know is paul biya. he has so much blood on his hands, and any person who dare critisises him goes straight to jail, many of his ministers and prime ministers are in the deadly condigue prison of Younde. he needs to go like Gaddafi
i think in Cameroon we need a new leader i am tired of Paul Biya......
Africa will never be the same as long as democracy is in hands of western countries. As far as I know, Somaliland is the leader of democracy in Africa and worth to be recognized internationally.
Mugabe's time is up. This time he is going
i don't bleive 32 years ruling is easy but those leadership are criminals and they are afraid if they step down the power they met court becouse they killed thousand and they took thousand of dollar for there public wealth
to not know is sinful because when you don't know you don't participate and if you don't participate, you don't have the right to criticize.
B degaulle:u knw empty containers makes the loudest noise and its seems you are the top talkin about africa u must knw why you idiots are after africa its coz of our riches ask your self what is france without africa ?"TRUSH"
if it is their time to rule nothing we can change but GOD is the one who kwons
This rubbish can't happen in my country (Nigeria) who are you to be in power more than 8years. Those countries mentioned don't have politicians. Their people don't know politics.
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My fellow Africans just know that Europe has its own interests.why did they kill Gadafi? Tumbavu.they should learn that African countries got indipendance and live us to control our counties the way we want instead of interacting in every thing for their benefits like stilling our oil.I hate them.
Is a big shame that most african president did not want change in there country not even peace i wonder y will u even think of staying in the office for ten years talkless of 32 years no matter how good u are give someone else the chance take a look of NELSON MANDELLA he have given a good example
its over to much and l just wounder what will happen after he step down from the power, and l believe that Dos Santos doesn't love he's people 32 years its unsay but the Angola people should be wise and open a case of genocide and abuse of human rights against Mr. Dos Santos and not on corruption.
with this kind of "sit down tight" leaders, when will Africa as a continent be developed as we see other continents of the world rapidly developing. Thank God for the president of Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan who does not have that kind of mentality and conceded defeat after the just concluded Nigeria general elections.
Hello I strongly support my President YK Museveni Of Uganda though he has ruled for alleged long time, But he has fundamentally changed the image of Ug and the positives he has done a seen by even a blind person. I support him come 2016. Long live Ug and her pple long live M7 fr God and my country
It is great for African to be in supper power you should not even talk of long serving in office I ever needs African leaders to be prove as kings to damn whites
its areal shame to here African leaders(some)calling themselves patriots,ruling for so long to me is asign of political hypocricy,all those long serving leaders are too corrupt,opressive and selfish,God should just get them away because they can't go because of votes due to rigging