Mohamed Ould Ghazouani (1956- )

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, was born Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani on December 31, 1956, in Boumdeid in the Assaba Region of Mauritania. The names of his father and mother are not available but his father was … Read MoreMohamed Ould Ghazouani (1956- )

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1942- )

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is a former military officer who has served as the 2nd President of Equatorial Guinea since August 1979. He is the second-longest consecutively serving non-royal national leader in the world, after Paul Biya of Cameroon. Obiang was born in the town … Read MoreTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1942- )

Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane (1918-1986)

Chief Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane, the first prime minister of Basutoland in the Drakensberg Mountains and a descendant of King Moshesh, the first son of Mokhachane, a minor chief of the Bamokoteli lineage, was born on May 4, 1918, in Mount Moorosi, Basutoland, now the country … Read MoreSekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane (1918-1986)

El-Ouali Mustafa Sayed (1948-1976)

El-Ouali Mustafa Sayed was the first president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (formerly known as Spanish Sahara or Western Sahara). Sayed was born in 1948. Bir Lehlou has been cited as his birthplace. Other authorities believe he was born in a nomad encampment on … Read MoreEl-Ouali Mustafa Sayed (1948-1976)