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African presidents, military leaders below 50



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In a significant shift from the traditional political order, Africa is witnessing the rise of young leaders who are reshaping governance and bringing fresh perspectives to the continent’s future.

Here’s a look at some of the youngest African presidents and military leaders who are under the age of 50:

– Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso (Age 36): Since the September 30, 2022 coup, Traoré has been leading Burkina Faso as the military commander.

– Mahamat Deby, Chad (Age 39): Following his father’s death, former President Idriss Déby, Mahamat Deby has taken on the role of Chad’s transitional president.