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Meet 15 African Presidents Who Died While in Power

Idriss Déby- Chad

Idriss, who had been in power for quite a while, passed on April 20, 2021, from wounds got while telling his military against rebels.

Muammar Gaddafi- Libya

Gadhafi, a demise survivor, was killed by rebel powers in Libya at 69 years old, finishing his 42-year rule as the nation's chief.

João Bernardo Vieira- Guinea-Bissau

Joo was killed in Walk 2009, finishing his rule as president starting around 1980. He filled in as President from 1980 to 1984, 1984 to 1999, and 2005 to 2009.

Thomas Sankara- Burkina Faso

Thomas Isidore Nol Sankara was the Leader of Burkina Faso from his upset in 1983 until his sworn statement and murder in 1987. He was hoodwinked into his demise at a gathering of the Public Progressive Chamber, which simply decided.

Michael Sata- Zambia

Michael Sata, Zambia's Leader, passed on October 28, 2014, at 77 years old, in London, Joined Realm, subsequent to experiencing an undisclosed unusual disease a couple of months prior.

Samora Machel- Mozambique

Samora Moisés Machel was a legislator and military authority from Mozambique. Machel passed on in office in 1986, when his administration plane crashed close to the Mozambican-South African line.

General Sani Abacha- Nigeria

Sani Abacha GCFR was a Nigerian general who was Leader of the country from 1993 until his passing in 1998. He held onto power on November 17, 1993, in the last feasible opposition in Nigeria's essential history.

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua- Nigeria

He was a Nigerian lawmaker who filled in as the country's Leader from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, he went to Saudi Arabia for pericarditis treatment. On February 24, 2010, he got back to Nigeria and passed on May 5, 2010.

Levy Patrick Mwanawasa- Zambia

He was the third Leader of Zambia. He was president from January 2002 until his demise in a Paris stroke center in August 2008.

Laurent-Désiré Kabila- Congo

Kabila was a Congolese moderate and lawmaker who filled in as the third Leader of the Majority rule Republic of the Congo from 1997 until his passing in his office inside his authority home in 2001.

Bingu wa Mutharika- Malawi

He was a Malawian lawmaker and financial master who filled in as Leader of Malawi from May 2004 until his demise in office from a cardiovascular breakdown in April 2012, at 78 years old.

Omar Bongo Ondimba- Gabon

He was Gabon's second President from 1967 until his demise on June 8, 2009, in Spain, because of colorectal malignant growth.

John Pombe Joseph Magufuli- Tanzania

He was Tanzania's fifth president, serving from 2015 until his demise from heart complexities in 2021, at 61 years old.

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