Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity

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The Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity served as the head of the Organisation of African Unity.[1]

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# Portrait Chairperson Took Office Left Office Country Region
1 Addis Ababa-8e00855u.jpg Haile Selassie 25 May 1963 17 July 1964 Ethiopian Empire East Africa
2 Nasser portrait2.jpg Gamal Abdel Nasser 17 July 1964 21 October 1965  Egypt North Africa
3 The National Archives UK - CO 1069-50-1.jpg Kwame Nkrumah 21 October 1965 24 February 1966  Ghana West Africa
4 Joseph Arthur Ankrah 24 February 1966 5 November 1966
(1) Addis Ababa-8e00855u.jpg Haile Selassie I 5 November 1966 11 September 1967 Ethiopian Empire East Africa
5 Mobutu.jpg Mobutu Sese Seko 11 September 1967 13 September 1968  Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) Central Africa
6 Houari Boumediène.jpg Houari Boumedienne 13 September 1968 6 September 1969  Algeria North Africa
7 Ahmadou Ahidjo.jpg Ahmadou Ahidjo 6 September 1969 1 September 1970  Cameroon Central Africa
8 Kenneth David Kaunda detail DF-SC-84-01864.jpg Kenneth Kaunda 1 September 1970 21 June 1971  Zambia Southern Africa
9 Moktar Ould Daddah - 1977.jpg Moktar Ould Daddah 21 June 1971 12 June 1972  Mauritania North Africa
10 DF-SC-83-08526.jpg Hassan II 12 June 1972 27 May 1973  Morocco North Africa
11 Yakubu Gowon 27 May 1973 12 June 1974  Nigeria West Africa
12 Siad Barre 1985.jpg Muhammad Siad Barre 12 June 1974 28 July 1975 Somali Democratic Republic East Africa
13 Idi Amin 28 July 1975 2 July 1976  Uganda East Africa
14 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam - David Ben Gurion 1962.jpg Seewoosagur Ramgoolam 2 July 1976 2 July 1977  Mauritius Southern Africa
15 Omar Bongo cropped.jpg Omar Bongo 2 July 1977 18 July 1978  Gabon Central Africa
16 Gaafar Nimeiry exhib.jpg Gaafar Nimeiry 18 July 1978 12 July 1979 Democratic Republic of the Sudan East Africa
17 William R. Tolbert, Jr..JPG William R. Tolbert, Jr. 12 July 1979 12 April 1980  Liberia West Africa
18 Leopold Sedar Senghor (1987) by Erling Mandelmann.jpg Léopold Sédar Senghor
(acting)
28 April 1980 1 July 1980  Senegal
19 Siaka Stevens 1 July 1980 24 June 1981  Sierra Leone West Africa
20 Daniel arap Moi.jpg Daniel arap Moi 24 June 1981 6 June 1983  Kenya East Africa
21 Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg Mengistu Haile Mariam 6 June 1983 12 November 1984 Ethiopia East Africa
22 Julius Nyerere (1965).jpg Julius Nyerere 12 November 1984 18 July 1985  Tanzania East Africa
23 Abdou Diouf.jpg Abdou Diouf 18 July 1985 28 July 1986  Senegal West Africa
24 Sassou-Nguesso.jpg Denis Sassou-Nguesso 28 July 1986 27 July 1987 PR Congo Central Africa
(8) Kenneth David Kaunda detail DF-SC-84-01864.jpg Kenneth Kaunda 27 July 1987 25 May 1988  Zambia Southern Africa
25 Moussa Traoré (1989) (cropped).jpg Moussa Traoré 25 May 1988 24 July 1989  Mali West Africa
26 Hosni Mubarak ritratto.jpg Hosni Mubarak 24 July 1989 9 July 1990  Egypt North Africa
27 Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.jpg Yoweri Museveni 9 July 1990 3 June 1991  Uganda East Africa
28 Ibrahim Babangida (cropped).jpg Ibrahim Babangida 3 June 1991 29 June 1992  Nigeria West Africa
(23) Abdou Diouf.jpg Abdou Diouf 29 June 1992 28 June 1993  Senegal West Africa
(26) Hosni Mubarak ritratto.jpg Hosni Mubarak 28 June 1993 13 June 1994  Egypt North Africa
29 Ben Ali 2004.jpg Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 13 June 1994 26 June 1995  Tunisia North Africa
30 Meles Zenawi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg Meles Zenawi 26 June 1995 8 July 1996  Ethiopia East Africa
31 Biya behind podium.jpg Paul Biya 8 July 1996 2 June 1997  Cameroon Central Africa
32 Robert Mugabe.jpg Robert Mugabe 2 June 1997 8 June 1998  Zimbabwe Southern Africa
33 Blaise Compaoré 2010 monochrome rogné.jpg Blaise Compaoré 8 June 1998 12 July 1999  Burkina Faso West Africa
34 Abdelaziz Bouteflika.jpg Abdelaziz Bouteflika 12 July 1999 10 July 2000  Algeria North Africa
35 Gnassingbe Eyadema detail1 DF-SC-84-10025.jpg Gnassingbé Eyadéma 10 July 2000 9 July 2001  Togo West Africa
36 Frederick Chiluba 9 July 2001 2 January 2002  Zambia Southern Africa
37 Levy Mwanawasa 2004-09-23.jpg Levy Mwanawasa 2 January 2002 9 July 2002

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "OAU Founders". African Union. Retrieved 30 January 2014.