Six African Heads Of State Who Have Succeed Their Parents

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April 22, 2021, 11:09 a.m.

Six African Heads Of State Who Have Succeed Their Parents

President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma was born on June 6, 1966, and is a politician who has been president since 2005.Before becoming president of Togo, his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, had given him a ministerial post from 2003 to 2005.Following the death of President Eyadéma in 2005, Gnassingbé was hastily appointed as the new president with the support of the military. President Ali Bongo Ondimba is the son of former Gabonese President Omar Bongo, who ruled the country from 1967 until his death in 2009.He is Gabon's third president since October 2009, following the death of his father. After the assassination of President Laurent, Joseph was appointed the new President on January 26, 2001.It has inherited a host of wars that have engulfed the country, and most of the regions have been without a government or other vital resources, and the economy has collapsed due to high levels of violence. Chad's new president, Mahamat Idris Deby, is a military general who is less than 40 years old, succeeding President Idriss Deby Itnu on April 20, 2021.General Mahamat Idriss Déby was born in 1983 where he became one of the children of the late Idriss Deby. Kabila lost a landslide victory, defeating his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba in a referendum in October 2006.In early 2008, Kabila signed a peace deal with 20 rebel groups fighting in the east of the country, but the deal fell apart and some rebels returned to the waters. He ascended the throne on July 23, 1999, following the death of his father, King Hassan II.Shortly after his ascension to power, King Mohammed VI addressed the nation on television that tackling poverty and corruption by creating jobs and improving the human rights sector. General Mahamat Déby Itno, the son of Chadian President Idriss Deby, was sworn in on Tuesday following the death of his father as a result of injuries sustained in clashes with rebels. Following the revision of the country's constitution in 2002, multi-party elections were held for the first time in forty years. Laurent became president he returned the country to its original name, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and from there Joseph was sent to China for further military training. He was only eight years old when his father Omar Bongo became president in 1967 according to French historian François Gaulme. An illness that has plagued him in recent years has caused concern in the country, where until the military attempted a coup - which was unsuccessful. Joseph Kabila Kabange presided over the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 2001 to January 2019.He took office 10 days after the assassination of his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. At the time of his father's death, he was the head of the presidential guard, according to a BBC correspondent in Chad.

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