Museveni joins Africa’s longest serving leaders

Africa's longest serving leaders, (clockwise), Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang, Cameroon's Paul Biya, Chadian Idriss Deby, Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou Nguesso, Sudan's Omar Bashir, Eritrea's Isaias Afwerki, Swaziland's King Mswati III and Ugandan Yoweri Museveni. FILE/PHOTOS/AFP.

What you need to know:

  • In his inaugural speech at Parliament after capturing power in 1986 through guerrilla struggle, Mr Museveni condemned African leaders who overstay in power.

When President Museveni is sworn in on May 12, he will take the first step towards joining the club of longest serving African leaders who have led their countries for 40 years and are still in the bidding. 

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