2017-2018 List of Current Leaders in West African Countries.3 min read

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You probably can locate West Africa in your geography map, what if I ask you to mention five leaders from West Africa, you guess is as good as mine. Let’s take a look at some of the West African leaders currently serving the region. This list will be updated often to capture any leader change in the region.

Benin: Patrice Talon is the current president of Benin. He came into power in 2016 and has ruled from 2016 till date. The prime minister is Lionel Zinsou.


Burkina Faso:  Roch Marc Christain Kabore is the president of Burkina Faso.  He has ruled from 2015 to present. Paul Kaba Thieba is the current prime minister of Burkina Faso.

Cameroon: Biya Paul is the current president of Cameroon. Biya has ruled Cameroon for more than 35 years. He came into power in 1982-2017. The prime minister is Philemon Yang who had served from 2009 till date.

Cape Verde:The President of Cape Verde is Jorge Carlos Fonseca. Carlos Fonseca came into power in 2011 and has ruled till date. The current Prime Minister of Cape Verde is Ulisses Correiae Silvia.

Equatorial Guinea: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is another long serving West African leader. He came into power in 1979 and has ruled Equatorial Guinea till date. Francisco Obama Pascal Asue is the Prime Minster.

The Gambia: The current president of the Gambia is Adama Barrow. He came into power in 2018 after the former President Yahaya Jammeh fled the country. Fatoumata Tambajang is the current Vice President of The Gambia.

Ghana: The President of Ghana is Nana Akufo Addo. He came into power in 2017.The Vice President of Ghana is Muhamudu Bawumia.

Guinea: Alpha Conde is the President of Guinea and has been the Guinean President since 2010 till date. The Guinean Prime Minister is Mamady Youla.

Guinea Bissau:Jose Mario Vas is the current President of Guinea Bissau. President Jose Mario has been in power 2014 till date. The Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau is Umaro Sissoco Embalo.

Ivory Cost: The President of Ivory Coast is Alassane Quattara who came into office since 2010 till date. The prime minister of Ivory Coast is Daniel Kablan Duncan.

Liberia: The President of Liberia is currently Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Madam Sirleaf has been in power since 2006 – 2017.

Mauritania: Mohammed Ould Adel Aziz is the President of Mauritania. He has ruled Mauritania since 2009 till date. The Prime Minister of Mauritania is Yahya Ould Hademine.

Nigeria: The Nigerian president is Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari came into power in 2015 and has ruled Nigeria till date. Yemi Osinbajo is the Vice President of Nigeria.

President Of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Sao Tome and Principe:The President of Sao Tome and Principe is Manuel Pinto da Costa. He has ruled Sao Tome and Principe twice in 1975 – 1991 and came into office again in 2011 till date. The Prime Minister Sao Tome and Principe is Patrice Emery Trovoada.

Senegal: Macky Sall is the current president of Senegal. He has been in power since 2012-2017. The Prime Minister of Senegal is Mohammed Dionne.

Sierra Leone: Ernest Bai Koroma is the current president of Sierra Leone. He has ruled from 2007 till date.

Togo: Faure Gnassingbe is the current president of Togo. He came into power in 2005 and has ruled till date. Togolese Prime Minister is Komi Selom Klassou.

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