- Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. (Almost 40 years in power).
- Paul Biya, has been the Head of State of Cameroon since November 6, 1982. (About 37 years in power)
- Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo (first from 1979 to 1992 and then returned to office in 1997 until now, which is about 36 years in total in power)
- Yoweri Museveni has been the Head of State of Uganda since January 29, 1986. (About 33 years in power)
- Idriss Deby Itno, head of state of Chad since 1990 (nearly 30 years in power)
- Isaias Afewerki, Head of State of Eritrea since May 1993. (About 26 years in power)
- Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti, has been in power since 1999. (About 21 years in power)
- Paul Kagame, has been President of the Republic of Rwanda since March 24, 2000. (About 20 years in power)