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Photos: 3 Famous African Presidents Who Died While Still In Office

The few presidential deaths witnessed in Africa have seen nationals mourn their beloved leaders for days. A country without a president feels like an orphaned child. This is why the by-elections are swiftly prepared to fill the vacuum. 

After a president dies, electoral bodies make arrangements for speedy elections to ensure a smooth running and transition of the government. .


below is a list of 3 presidents who died while still in office.


Idriss Déby, President of Chad

Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno, who has been in power for 30 years, died on April 20, 2021 from injuries sustained while commanding his army in fighting against rebels in the north over the weekend, a spokesman announced on state television.

Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi

Mutharika until his death was credited with broad successes in Malawi’s food and agriculture sector. He came to power in 2004 through the ballot box and secured re-election but died before his second term ended.

He came to power: 2004, ruled for 8 years and died at the age of 78. He took over from Bakili Muluzi.


Michael Sata, president of Zambia

Michael Sata died at the age of 77 of an undisclosed illness in the United Kingdom on October 28th, 2014. After his election in 2011, rumors about his failing health spread across Zambia. His continuous absence at major state functions raised concerns about his well-being, even though his spokesmen said he was in good health.

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