The previous two weeks have set the African continent on the world map for the wrong reasons. Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh held on power driving the recently chosen Adama Barrow to be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in Senegal.
He has been in power for more than 22 years, but other current African leaders have ruled longer. Below is a list of Seven other African leaders who have led for more than 30 years…
1. Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) — 36 years
Current election rules: Five-year terms, no term limits. He has claimed victory in popular votes — sometimes highly controversially — in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2013. He is the last living African leader who’s been in power continuously since his country’s independence.