Presidential List

Democratically Retired Heads of State and Government through 2020

  1. President Nicephore Dieudonne Soglo (Benin) April 1996 – April 1996
  2. President Mathieu Kerekou (Benin) April 1996 – April 2006
  3. President Yayi Boni (Benin) April 2006 – April 2016
  4. President Patrice Talon (Benin) April 2016 to date
  5. President Seretse Khama (Botswana) September 1966 – July 1980
  6. President Ketumile Masire (Botswana) July 1980 – March 1998
  7. President Festus Mogae (Botswana) April 1998 – April 2008
  8. President Seretse Ian Khama (Botswana) April 2008 – March 2018
  9. President Mokgweetsi Masisi (Botswana) April 2018 to date
  10. President Aristides Pereira (Cape Verde) July 1975 – March 1991
  11. President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro (Cape Verde) March 1991 – March 2001
  12. President Pedro Pires (Cape Verde) March 2001 – September 2011
  13. President Jorge Carlos (Cape Verde) September 2011 to date
  14. President Jerry John Rawlings (Ghana) December 1981 – January 1993
  15. President John A. Kufuor (Ghana) January 2001 – January 2007
  16. President John Atta-Mills (Ghana) January 2009 – July 2012
  17. President John Dramani Mahama (Ghana) July 2012 – January 2017
  18. President Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana) January 2017 to date
  19. President Daniel arap Moi (Kenya) November 1978 – December 2002
  20. President Mwai Kibaki (Kenya) December 2002 – December 2007
  21. Prime Minister Raila Odinga (Kenya) December 2007 – April 2013
  22. President Charles Taylor (Liberia) 1997 - 2003
  23. President Moses Blah (Liberia) 2003 -2003
  24. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Liberia) 2006 – 2018
  25. President George Weah (Liberia) 2018 to date
  26. President Bakili Muluzi (Malawi) 2004 -2004
  27. President Joyce Banda (Malawi) 2012 – 2014
  28. President Peter Mutharika (Malawi) 2014 to date
  29. President Alpha Oumar Konare (Mali) 1992 – 2002
  30. President Amadou Tomani Toure (Mali) 2002 - 2012
  31. President Ibrahim Bouhacar Keita (Mali) 2013 to date
  32. Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (Mauritius) 1983 - 1985
  33. President Cassam Uteem (Mauritius) 1992 - 2002
  34. President Karl Auguste Offmann (Mauritius) 2002 - 2003
  35. Prime Minister Navimchandra Ramgoolam (Mauritius) 2005 - 2014
  36. rime Minister/President Anerood Jugnauth (Mauritius) 2014 - 2017
  37. Prime Minister Paul Berenger (Mauritius) 2003 - 2005
  38. Prime Minister/President Pravin Jugnauth (Mauritius) 2017 to date
  39. President Samora Machel (Mozambique) 1933 - 1986
  40. President Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) 1986 - 1990
  41. President Armando Guebuza (Mozambique) 20015 - 2015
  42. President Fillipe Nyusi (Mozambique) 2015 to date
  43. President Sam Nujoma (Namibia) 1990 - 2005
  44. President Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia) 2005 – 2015
  45. President Hage Geingob (Namibia) 2015 to date
  46. President Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) 1999 - 2007
  47. President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (Nigeria) 2007 - 2010
  48. President Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria) 2010 – 2015
  49. President Muhammed Buhari (Nigeria) 2015 to date
  50. President Léopold Sédar Senghor (Senegal) 1960 - 1980
  51. President Abdou Diouf (Senegal) 1981 - 2000
  52. President Abdoulave Wade (Senegal) 2000 – 2012
  53. President Macky Sall (Senegal) 2012 to date
  54. President Nelson Mandela (S. Africa) 1994 - 1999
  55. President Thabo Mbeki (S. Africa) 1999 - 2008
  56. President Kgalema Motlanthe (S. Africa) 2008-2009
  57. President Jacob Zuma (S. Africa) 2009 – 2018
  58. President Cyril Ramaphosa (S. Africa) 2018 to date
  59. President Julius Nyerere (Tanzania) 1962 - 1985
  60. President Ali Hassan Mwinyi (Tanzania) 1985 - 1995
  61. President Benjamin Mkapa (Tanzania) 1995 - 2005
  62. Prime Minister Frederick Sumaye (Tanzania) 1995 - 2005
  63. President Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania) 2005 – 2015
  64. President John Magafuli (Tanzania) 2017 to date
  65. President Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia) 1964 - 1991
  66. President Frederick Chiluba (Zambia) 1991 - 2002
  67. President Levy Mwanawasa (Zambia) 2002 - 2008
  68. President Rupiah Banda (Zambia) 2008 - 2011
  69. President Michael Sata (Zambia) 2011 - 2014
  70. President Guy Scott (Zambia) 2014 - 2015
  71. President Edgar Lungu (Zambia) 2015 to date
  72. President Amani Abeid Karume (Zanzibar) 2000 - 2010
  73. President Ali Mohammed Shein (Zanzibar) 2010 to date