About 65 percent of the total population of Africa is below 35 years of age. More than 35 percent are between the ages of 15 and 35 years. This makes Africa the most youthful continent. Relatively few young people are leading some African nations.
Here is a brief overview of the 10 youngest serving presidents and kings in Africa as of 2015.
10) John Dramani Mahama, Ghana (Age: 56)
John Dramani Mahama has been the President of Ghana since July 2012. He served the nation as its Vice President between 2009 and 2012. He assumed the office of the president on July 24 2012, when the then president John Atta Mills died.
9) Ali Bongo Ondimba, Gabon (Age: 55)
Ali Bongo Ondimba has been the President of Gabon since October 2009. His father Omar Bongo was the President of Gabon from 1967 to 2009, when he died.
8) Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya (Age: 53)
Uhuru Kenyatta has been the President of Kenya since April 9 2013. He is the fourth president of Kenya. His father Jomo Kenyatta was Kenya’s first president.
7) Macky Sall, Senegal (Age: 53)
Macky Sall has been the President of Senegal since April 2012. He served as the Prime Minister of Senegal under President Abdoulaye Wade. Later he formed his own party after coming to conflict with Wade. He defeated Abdoulaye Wade in the 2012 presidential election.