Top 10 Most Heavily Protected African Presidents

Every country in the world has maximum security put in place to ensure their president carry out their normal routines with peace of mind. Most African presidents don't have the beefiest security in the game, but the 10 African presidents on today's list, are the continent's most protected presidents. 

Currently not in the list but Deserves some accolades is the President of Niger, Abdourahamane Tchiani. The current head of state of Niger and the president of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP), a military junta established following a coup that overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum, on 26 July 2023. He is a military man, his military background widened his security knowledge, he uses bulletproof high-speed land cruisers to travel. 

Number 10. President Mamady Doumbouya of Guinea.

President Doumbouya is a military officer who is officially the current President of the Guinea Republic. His military background already widened his security knowledge. He uses a bulletproof vehicle when he wants to travel on land, and a chopper to fly. He is shrouded in countless bodyguards who do not blink for the safety of their president.


Number  9. William Ruto of Kenya. 

Kenyan President William Ruto cannot be left out on this list of Africa's most heavily protected presidents. He uses one of the most expensive armored vehicles. The vehicle is a bulletproof armored Land cruiser and his presidential convoy is made of high-speed motorcycles, several high-speed Toyota S U V, a Mercedes-Benz X-class, and a Range Rover whenever he steps out for outstation duties. His Entourage of bodyguards is made up of more than 10 persons.


Number  8. President Paul Biya of Cameroon.

For over 37 years now, President Paul Biya has been ruling the Republic of Cameroon, so it is no surprise that he is one of the most heavily protected African presidents having stayed that long on the throne. He rides in an armored Range Rover sentinel which cost over half a million dollars, and also on armored limousines on special occasions. Having one of the toughest motorcades in Africa, his convoy comprises high-speed land cruisers and Mercedes-Benz. His car is normally protected by heavily trained bodyguards on both sides, he rides with a fleet of horses and motorcycles.


Number 7. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

One of the most outspoken presidents in Africa is the current president of Rwanda in the person of Paul Kagame. Due to his take-on controversial issue, President Paul Kagame had to upgrade his security which placed him among one of the most protected African presidents today.

His presidential car is an armored Range Rover sentinel with futures, making it impossible to pull a direct hit on the president. His motorcade is made up of several high-speed motorcycles, high-speed Mercedes-Benz, land cruisers escalates and many bodyguards covering both sides of his car. 


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

Another heavily protected African leader is the president of Egypt in the person of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. He is a military man who has been ruling Egypt since 2014 and he has no room for errors when it comes to security. His country has one of the best military forces in Africa which is enough to guarantee his utmost protection when in public. His presidential car is an armored Mercedes S-Class and he's accompanied by more than 10 bodyguards. His motorcade comprises motorbikes, land cruisers, and a couple of armored Mercedes-Benz.


Number 5. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

The current president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa unlike other African presidents prefers crossovers to sedans or SUVs as his motorcade. He uses custom-made BMWs with several dispatched riders and heavily armed presidential guards.


Number 4. President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe.

President Emerson is the third president of Zimbabwe who has been ruling the country since 2017. But due to Zimbabwe's political and civil unrest in recent years, the need for the president to be heavily guarded became the topmost priority of the country.

His presidential motorcade also comprises high-speed police motorcycles while the president himself rides most of the time in an armored limousine surrounded by many armed bodyguards.


 Number 3. King Mohammed of Morocco. 

King Muhammad is regarded by many to be the wealthiest president in Africa. He is the current ruler of Morocco who ascended the throne in 1999. He uses an armored Mercedes-Benz as his presidential car in Morocco, but his motorcade comprises several Mercedes-Benz and Range rovers when he goes off-road. He also uses armored BMWs, communication Humvees, and several high-speed motorcycles. 


Number 2. President Alhassan Ouattara of Ivory Coast. 

President Ouattara has been the President of Ivory Coast and currently runs as one of Africa's most protected presidents. He is always spotted with a heavily protected bodyguard each time he goes for special assignments both within and outside the country.  His car is also accompanied by several armed presidential guards that follow his vehicle on foot until he gets out of reach of the public. His impressive motorcade comprises high-speed motorcycles and several land cruisers that follow him wherever he goes.


And finally:

Number 1. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria.

Being the president of the most populous country in the continent Nigeria, the safety of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the country's topmost priority. His presidential convoy comprises the presidential motorcade which is one of the largest and the most impressive in Africa. His motorcade always comprises high-speed police motorcycles, and several presidential guards which he takes with him on official assignments both in and out of the country. His tight security is completely impossible to penetrate. 

Which president do you think has the most impressive security on the list and which other African president do you think should have made the list?

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