Women in Africa who have held President’s seat in acting or full capacity

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 16:21 | 2 mins read
From left to right: Catherine Samba-Panza of CAR, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius and Slyvie Kiningi of Burundi. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
From left to right: Catherine Samba-Panza of CAR, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius and Slyvie Kiningi of Burundi. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

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1993 – Slyvie Kiningi – Acting President of Burundi – following the killing of Melchior Ndadaye

Sylvie Kiningi. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2006-2018 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – elected President of Liberia

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2009 – Rose Francine Rogombé – Acting President of Gabon following the death of Omar Bongo

Rose Francine Rogombé. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2012 – Monique Ohsan Bellepeau – Acting President of Mauritius after the resignation of Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Monique Ohsan Bellepeau. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2012-2014 – Joyce Banda – President of Malawi after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika

Joyce Banda. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2014-2016 – Catherine Samba-Panza – transitional President of Central Africa Republic

Catherine Samba-Panza. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2015-2018 – Ameenah Gurib-Fakim – President of Mauritius, elected by parliament

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2018-present Sahle-Work Zewde – President of Ethiopia, elected by parliament

Sahle-Work Zewde. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

2021-yet to be sworn in Samia Suluhu Hassan – President in waiting of Tanzania after office holder John Pombe Magufuli died on March 17, 2021.

Samia Suluhu, 61, to become Tanzania's Africa’s first female President. [PHOTO | FILE]
Samia Suluhu, 61, to become Tanzania’s first female President. [PHOTO | FILE]

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