Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of former President John Atta Mills death.

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

He died on July 24, 2012, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Apart from Atta Mills, here are 10 other African President who died in office in the last decade:

1. Levy Mwanawasa, 59

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Zambia died in August 2008.

2. Lansana Conte, 74

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Guinea died in December 2008 of an undisclosed ailment.

3. Joao Barnado Viera, 69

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Guinea-Bissau died in March 2009 in a bomb attack that was said to have been a retaliatory attack by soldiers.

4. Omar Bongo Ondimba, 73

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Gabon died of a heart attack in June 2009.

5. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, 58

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Nigeria died in office in May 2010 of reported kidney and heart problems.

6. Muammar Gaddafi, 69

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The Libyan head of state was killed by Western-backed rebels in an uprising in 2011.

7. Malam Bacai Sanha, 64

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Guinea-Bissau died in January 2012 at a hospital in France.

8. Bingu wa Mutharika, 78

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Malawi died in April 2012 of cardiac arrest.

9. Meles Zenawi, 57

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Ethiopia died in April 2012 at a hospital in Belgium.

10. Michael Sata, 77

Photos: 11 African presidents who died in office

The president of Zambia died in October 2014 of throat complications.

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