Why does it seem difficult for Africa to rank among continents with the youngest presidents? Africa is known to be the home of a number of the world’s oldest serving presidents led by Zimbabwe’s 92-year old Robert Mugabe. Most African leaders are always accused of clinging on to power for decades; they see themselves as life presidents.
However, did you know that the continent also has some of the youngest leaders in the world? One is just 47 years old.
10. John Dramani Mahama, Ghana (Age: 60)
John Dramani was born on November 29, 1958. John Dramani Mahama has been the President of Ghana since July 2012. He served the nation as its Vice President between 2009 and 2012. He assumed the office of the president on July 24, 2012, when the then president John Atta Mills died.