Africa's youngest Heads of State - 2020

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Africa's youngest Heads of State - 2020

Below is a list of Africa's youngest Heads of State


Danny Faure Seychelles Africa

10. Danny Faure (58)

Country: Seychelles

Born: 08-May-62

Assumed Office: 16 October 2016

Notable Quote:
"It is not just because I am from paradise [on] Earth that I have a special relationship with the sea — the sea has a special relationship with all of us. It keeps the planet alive, it keeps us alive, and it is clear to me that it is under threat like never before."

Mohamed Abdullahi Somalia Africa

9. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (58)

Country: Somalia

Born: 11-March-62

Assumed Office: 5 May 2012

Notable Quote:
"Confidence doesn't come from what you think you know, it comes from what you already know."

King Letsie III of Lesotho

8. Félix Tshisekedi (57)

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Born: 13-Jun-63

Assumed Office: 31 March 2018

Notable Quote:
"I am here to throw off the shackles of this dictatorial regime that was in place, because our country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, needs to enter the era of democracy, and a new era that will help us move forward."

King Letsie III of Lesotho

7. King Letsie III of Lesotho (57)

Country: Lesotho

Born: 17-Jul-63

Coronation: 31 October 1997

Notable Quote:
"...we don't surrender the principles of the constitutional monarchy, and we do not, at the same time, try to usurp the powers of the elected government. So it will have to be a very balanced exercise.... but in the end, it depends on the views of the people and the leadership."

King Letsie III of Lesotho

6. King Mohammed VI of Morocco (57)

Country: Morocco

Born: 21-Aug-63

Coronation: 23 July 1999

Notable Quote:
"I have a lot of respect for countries where the practice of democracy is highly developed. I think, however, that each country has to have its own specific features of democracy."

Julius Maada Bio Sierra Leone Africa

5. Julius Maada Bio (56)

Country: Sierra Leone

Born: 12-May-64

Assumed Office: 4 April 2018

Notable Quote:
"Eradicating poverty can only be achieved when we develop and improve on our nations’ greatest resource – the people."

Adama Barrow Gambia Africa

4. Adama Barrow (55)

Country: Gambia

Born: 16-Feb-65

Assumed Office: 19 January 2017

Notable Quote:
"For 22 years, the Gambian people yearned to live in a country where our diverse tribes will be bridged by tolerance and our determination to work together for the common good. One Gambia, one nation, one people."

Faure Gnassingbé Togo Africa

3. Faure Gnassingbé (54)

Country: Togo

Born: 06-Jun-66

Assumed Office: 4 May 2005

Notable Quote:
"We wish that all Togolese who have chosen to live abroad feel at home in our country and feel free to return whenever they wish."

George Weah Liberia Africa

2. George Manneh Oppong Weah (54)

Country: Liberia

Born: 01-Oct-66

Assumed Office: 22 January 2018

Notable Quote:
"I believe education should be a right for every child, but tragically in many parts of world it is a privilege for certain children whose parents have money. There are 72 million children in the world who don't go to school and many of them are in Africa."

Mswati III Eswatini Africa

1. King Mswati III (52)

Country: Eswatini

Born: 19-Apr-68

Coronation: 25 April 1986 (was the world's youngest monach at the time - 18 years old)

Notable Quote:
"There should be careful thought of the consequences to the whole nation before declaring strike action. We can all see too clearly that past mistakes have scared away investors and discouraged national development."

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