Abdalla Hamdok, born 1956 in south-central Kordofan province. Studied at a Sudanese military academy and later in Egypt and Jordan. Hamdok was sworn in as Sudan’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday 21 August 2019 as leader of a transitional government. “I think he knows how to get in through the system, much more than anyone else who tried before,” said Sayed Ahmed. Abdalla Hamdok Biography and Profile.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika was born on 2 March 1937. He won his spurs in the eight-year war of liberation against the French. Abdelaziz Bouteflika was Sectional Secretary-General of the General Union of Algerian Moslem Students (UGEMA). Just five months after he took office, he won overwhelming endorsement for a reconciliation plan that granted amnesty to thousands of Islamists. Read Abdelaziz Bouteflika Full Biography and Profile.
Menelik II was born on August 17, 1844 in Ankober, Shewa, Ethiopia. He was king of Shewa and emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913). In 1865, Menelik escaped Tewodros’ imprisonment and, with the help of family and friends, became the ruler of Shewa. Read Emperor Menelik II Biography and Profile.
Macky Sall was born on December 11, 1961 in Fatick, the town to which he served as Mayor from 2009 to 2012. President Sall was Prime Minister for three years from 2004 to 2007, and also acted as President of the Senegalese National Assembly from 2007 to 2008. Elected fourth President of the Republic of Senegal in March of 2012, he took office on April 2, 2012. Married to Marième Faye, President Macky Sall has two sons and one daughter. Read Macky Sall Biography and Profile.
Sahle-Work Zewde was born on 21 February 1950, Ethiopia. 2018 Ethiopian members of parliament elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Read Sahle-Work Zewde Biography and Profile.