First Ladies of Africa

These are the names of the First Ladies of African countries, arranged in alphabetical order by country. Last update: June 28, 2020.

Angola – Ana Afonso Dias Lourenço
Benin – Claudine Gbènagnon
Botswana: Neo Jane Masisi
Burkina Faso: Sika Bella Kaboré
Burundi – Angélique Ndayubaha
Cameroon – Chantal Biya
Cape Verde – Lígia Fonseca
Chad – Hinda Déby Itno
Comoros – Ambari Daroueche
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) – Dominique Folloroux-Ouattara
Democratic Republic of the Congo – Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi
Djibouti – Kadra Mahamoud Haid
Egypt – Entissar Amer
Equatorial Guinea – Constancia Mangue de Obiang
Eritrea – Saba Haile
Gabon – Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
Ghana – Rebecca Akufo-Addo
Guinea – Djene Kaba Condé
Guinea-Bissau – unknown
Kenya – Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
Lesotho – Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso
(born Anna Karabo Mots’oeneng)
Liberia – Clar Weah
Madagascar – Mialy Rajoelina
Malawi – Monica Chakwera
Mali – Keita Aminata Maiga
Mauritania – Lady Tekber Mint Melainine Ould Ahmed
Mauritius: Sayukta Roopun
Morocco – Princess Lalla Salma
Mozambique – Isaura Nyusi
Nigeria – Aisha Buhari
Republic of the Congo – Antoinette Sassou Nguesso
Rwanda – Jeannette Nyiramongi
Senegal – Marieme Faye Sall
Sierra Leone – Fatima Maada Bio
Somalia: Zeinab Abdi
South Africa – Tshepo Motsepe
South Sudan – Mary Ayen Mayardit
Tanzania –  Janeth Magufuli
Tunisia – Ichraf Chebil
Uganda – Janet Museveni
Zambia – Esther Lungu
Zimbabwe – Auxillia Mnangagwa

Female Presidents:
Ethiopia: Sahle-Work Zewde
 

 
Multiple Wives
Central African Republic: Faustin-Archange Touadéra has 2 wives:
· Brigitte Touadéra
· Marguerite “Tina” Touadéra
Niger: President Mahamadou Issoufou has 2 wives:
· Aïssata Issoufou
· Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou
Gambia: President Adama Barrow has 2 wives
· Fatoumatta Bah
· Sarjo Mballow
Swaziland: King Mswati III reportedly has 14 wives
Togo: President Faure Gnassingbé reportedly has 8 wives

Divorced:
Seychelles – Danny Faure

Wife’s Name Not Known:
Libya: President & Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj

Marital Status Not Known:
Algeria: President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune
São Tomé and Príncipe: President, Evaristo Carvalho

Government in Transition:
Sudan

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