Youngest President in Africa

Youngest President in Africa

Do you know the name of the youngest president in Africa? Being the head of state is always a serious challenge. This post demands great confidence, reliability, and ability to search for wise solutions for people’s sake.

Youngest President in Africa

The Youngest President in Africa in 2018

Africa is a massive continent with a large population. Approximately 65 percent of its inhabitants are below 35 years.

However, in most cases when we speak about governance and government, we see that people are more likely to trust their lives and lives of their families to experienced individuals, who lived a long life, saw a lot and know the answers to all questions.

However, who knows, maybe “young” doesn’t mean so “bad”. This man has a lack of experience, but his views are more innovative, he knows better what problems currently exist in the society and what difficulties people of his age have.

Let’s find out who the youngest president in Africa is!

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Who is the Youngest President in Africa in 2018?

According to the rating published by, the youngest president in Africa is Joseph Kabila.

Joseph Kabila


He was elected to be the President of Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001. At the age of 29, he became the youngest president in the world!

Joseph Kabila was born on June 4, 1971, in Congo. He has a twin sister Jaynet Kabila. According to the official sources, they were born in a small village Hewabora, the eastern area of Congo. His primary education included studying at the school that was organized in the settlement by the rebel forces of his father.

Later, the family moved to Tanzania, where he finished primary and secondary education.

When Kabila attended high school, he showed a great interest to a military curriculum. His excitement about this activity also continued during studying at Makerere University in Uganda (October 1996).

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As a result of his active position and events he took part in, young Kabila was assigned to be a commander of the Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL). Later, he moved to Beijing, China to develop his skills at the PLA National Defense University.

After he returned to Congo in 1998, he got a rank of major-general. He also got an appointment of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2000, he was appointed to be Deputy Chief of Staff of the Land Forces.

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On January 26, 2001, the young man at the age of 29 with little experience and plenty of courage was elected to be the President of the entire country. Thanks to the negotiations done by Kabila, the country’s civil war saw to the end. In 2002, he signed the Sun City agreement, which officially ended the war.

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Later, in December 2011, Kabila ran for the second presidential term.

Due to the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the president has no right to serve more than two terms. However, due to the social changes, the elections of 2016 were failed. Kabila stayed on the post.

Our life is in our hands when we speak about elections and presidents. One should remember that our “tomorrow” completely depends on our choice “today”. We should choose a person, who will represent and protect our rights within International fields.

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