Here is the list of women in Africa who have entered in books of history as presidents.
1.Samia Suluhu. Tanzania.
Samia Suluhu is the first female and 6th President of Tanzania out the 5 presidents since Tanzania got her independence. She has taken over the office after the sudden death of President John Pombe Magufuli due to heart disease.
2.Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia.
She is the current first female president of Ethiopia who took over the office on October 25th 2018. She was elected by members of the National Parliamentary Assembly.
3.Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. Mauritius.
She was the first female President of Mauritius from 2015 to 2018 after the former President Kailash Purryag resigned from the office. She was unanimously elected President by the National Assembly.
4.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Liberia.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first elected President who served successfully two consecutive terms after winning the 2005 and 2011 Presidential elections.
5.Joyce Hilda Banda. Malawi.
Joyce Hilda Banda became the 4th President of Malawi who served from April 7, 2012 to May 31, 2014 after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. She was the first female president of Malawi who was named as the powerful woman in Africa and the whole world.
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