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6 African Presidents Who Died While in Office (Photos)

In various circumstances, certain African leaders died during their tenure in office for the country in which they served. Find out who these late presidents were by continuing reading this article.


1. Michael Sata (Zambia

Michael Sata was the president of Zambia, and he died while on official business for his country. Having died in the United Kingdom of an unexplained illness at the age of 77, the former president was greatly missed by the Zambian people and his death was deeply regretted.


2. Meles Zewani (Ethiopia)


The above-mentioned individual served as Ethiopia's prime minister from 1991 to 1995 and again from 1995 to 2021, a total of 21 years in office before passing away in 2012. The prime minister died in Belgium at the age of 57 as a result of an unidentified sickness.


3. John Atta Mills (Ghana)

The African continent lost yet another president when John Atta Mills of Ghana died in 2012 as a result of a stroke and throat cancer, according to his family. Before his death, John Atta had only been president of Ghana for three years, during which time he was assassinated.


4. Umaru Musa Yar' Adua (Nigeria)


During his presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Musa Yar' Adua died as a result of pericarditis, which caused his death in 2010. The president died in office in 2010 at the age of 58, three years after being declared the winner of the presidential election held in 2007. He had been in office for three years when he died.


5. Lansana Conte (Guinea)

Lansana Conte died as a result of complications from heart disease and diabetes while serving as Guinea's second president from 1984 to 2008, when he was sworn in as president for the first time.


6.Muammar Gadaffi (Libya)

Musa Gadaffi was a Libyan politician who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1969 before being slain by opposition troops when he was just 69 years old, according to historical records. He had served his country for 42 years until he passed away peacefully.

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