If you are reading this I take it you took a stab at our presidential quiz on Instagram or Twitter [@by.ssozinha] and want to know the answers. The answers to all 12 questions are listed and as usual, the correct ones are highlighted in Green. If you are new to our Instagram in particular and enjoyed the quiz, please ensure you follow us! and comment on our post to let us know whether you want more Instagram story quizzes. If you're from Twitter, then you probably already know the drill!
1. Who was the predecessor of the current Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo?
a) John Kufuor
b) John Mahama
2. Who was the longest reigning African president ?
a) Denis Sassou Nguesso (Republic of Congo)
b) Paul Biya (Cameroon)
c) Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)
3. Who was South Africa's FIRST Black President ?
a) Haile Selassie
b) Nelson Mandela
c) Kenneth Kaunda
4. Who is known as "Africa's Iron Lady", for being the first female head of state in the continent that served two successful terms?
a) Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Liberia)
b) Sylvie Kiningi (Burundi)
c) Rose Francine Rogombe (Gabon)
5. Which of these African presidents was NOT assasinated?
a) John-Aguiyi Ironsi (Nigeria)
b) Laurent Desire Kabila (Congo DRC)
c) Michael Sata (Zambia)
6. Which of these African presidents is the richest?
a) Paul Kagame (Rwanda)
b) Ali Bongo (Gabon)
c) Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya)
7. Which of these are among the most educated African presidents ever?
a) Peter Mutharika (Malawi)
b) Paul Kagame (Rwanda)
c) Muhammadu Buhari (Nigeria)
8. Who is the oldest ever serving African president in history?
a) Alpha Conde (Guinea)
b) Alassane Ouattara (Ivory Coast)
c) Hastings Banda (Malawi)
9. Who was the shortest serving African president ever, serving only for 4 months?
a) Michel Djotodia (Central African Republique- 9 months)
b) Robert Guie (Ivory Coast - less than 10 months)
c) Melchior Ndadaye (Burundi - 4 months)
10. Which African president died of a heart attack just two days after being voted back into office?
a) Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi)
b) Joseph Mobutu (Congo DRC)
c) Agostino Neto (Angola)
11. Which of these African presidents has NOT been imprisoned?
a) Jose Eduardo dos Santos (Angola)
b) Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)
c) Nelson Mandela (South Africa)
12. Which of these African rulers had the most wives?
a) Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nigeria - 3 wives)
b) King Mswati III (Swaziland - 14 wives)
c) Jomo Kenyatta (Kenya - 4 wives)
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