Top 10 Most Protected Presidents in Africa


African presidents president are given the highest security possible to enable them to carry out their duties locally and internationally. The presidents are protected by heavily armed motorcades, with bodyguards, presidential bulletproof vehicles and the like. Africa has some of the most closely guarded presidents, but some African rulers go above and beyond to ensure their safety.

10. Mamady Doumbouya – Guinean President

President Mamady Doumbouya is now officially the president of Guinea as a military officer himself. He understands a thing or two about security and so he doesn’t give room to any funny business. The president of Guinea motorcade is quite the beefy one not luxury wise but combat-wise. He travels in humvees by land and choppers by air. He is shrouded in countless bodyguards who don’t blame the safety of their president.

9. Uhuru Kenyatta – President of Kenya

Based on the measures put in place to assure his protection in and out of Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya is next on the list. When he goes out in public, he rides in an armoured land cruiser with a convoy of more than ten high-speed motorbikes, several high-speed luxury automobiles, a Mercedes Benz X class, and Range Rovers. On rare occasions when he is required to perform outstation tasks, his security detail consists of more than ten security personnel.

8. Paul Biya- President of Cameroon

President Paul Biya, the Republic of Cameroon’s president for the past 37 years, is one of Africa’s most protected presidents. He rides in a 500,000 USD armoured range rover sentinel. He rides in his armoured limousine on special occasions. The motorcade of President Paul Biya is one of the best in Africa. His convoy is made up of high-speed land cruisers and Mercedes Benz S class vehicles. When he is out in public, his car is heavily guarded by a group of eight specially selected bodyguards who run on foot at both sides of the vehicle. He is sometimes accompanied by a fleet of horses. As a result, he is regarded as one of Africa’s most protected presidents.

7. Paul Kagame – President of Rwanda

Rwanda’s president is Paul Kagame. He is Africa’s most popular president because he has taken it upon himself to expose bad African leadership as well as bad Western influence in African politics.

He drives Tsh 1.272 billion Rangerover. He is always accompanied by a high-speed Mercedes Benz, as well as several police motorcycles and land cruisers.

6. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi -President of Egypt.

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the present president of Egypt. He was signed into the Presidential office in 2014 and has ruled the country since then. His Presidential car is a 2013 Mercedes s class with a special black number plate. Currently, he is one of Africa’s most protected presidents and the fact that his country has one of the best military forces in Africa is enough to guarantee him utmost protection. When in public he is accompanied by more than 10 bodyguards, his presidential motorcade always comprises of high-speed motorbikes, land cruiser and a couple of armored Mercedes Benz

5. Cyril Ramaphosa – President of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa, the country’s fifth and current president, is ranked fifth on our list. He was elected South Africa’s President in 2019 and is one of the continent’s most well-protected leaders. His presidential motorcade is escorted by heavily armed presidential security.

4. Muhammadu Buhari – President of Nigeria

In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari was elected President of Nigeria. Buhari, as president of Africa’s most populous country, is unquestionably one of the continent’s most protected presidents. His safety and protection are of the utmost importance to the Nigerian people. His presidential motorcade is one of Africa’s largest and most impressive. Buhari’s security is extremely tight. His motorcade always consists of a high-speed police motorcycle and several presidential guards, which he takes with him when he travels on official business both within and outside of the country.

3. Emmerson Mnangagwa – President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, born on September 15, 1942, was elected as Zimbabwe’s third president on November 24, 2017. He is currently one of Africa’s most well-protected presidents, having succeeded Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe has seen a lot of political and civil unrest in recent years, necessitating the president’s close protection, especially when he’s on official business in and out of the country. His presidential motorcade also includes high-speed police motorcycles, and the president rides in an armoured limousine flanked by a large number of presidential guards.

2. King Mohammed VI – King Of Morroco

The king of Morocco is one of the most protected leaders not only in the Maghreb region but the whole of Africa. He ascended the throne on the 23rd of July 1999 upon the death of his father. His presidential car is an Armoured Mercedez 600 Pullman while in morocco. His motorcade normally comprises of several Mercedez bens S 500 and Range Rover models when he goes to mountainous places, A BMW s series with a communications unit, an ambulance and several high-speed motorcycles. King Mohammed V is the richest president in Africa therefore getting extra security costs him little or nothing.

1. Allasane Ouattara – President of Ivory Coast

Since 2010, Alassane Ouattara, born on January 1, 1942, has served as President of the Ivory Coast. He is currently one of Africa’s most well-protected presidents. When Allasane Ouattara goes on official tasks in and out of the country, he is accompanied by heavily armed security personnel. His presidential car is escorted by heavily armed presidential security who follow him on foot until he is out of sight of the public. His convoy of high-speed motorbikes and armoured Land cruisers follows him wherever he travels, making it one of the most stunning Presidential Motorcades


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