Famous Black Diplomats

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 1 Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier
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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Bahamian, American

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Afro-Bahamian and Black male actor to receive an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964. In 2009, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life and work inspired a couple of documentary films, including the 2008 film Sidney Poitier, an Outsider in Hollywood.

 2 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

 3 Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan
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Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ghanaian
Died: August 18, 2018

Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. During his stint with the UN, he launched the UN Global Compact and worked to combat HIV/AIDS. 

 4 Andrew Young Jr.

Andrew Young Jr.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 5 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Famous As: Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nigerian

 6 Zenani Mandela

Zenani Mandela
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Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

 7 E. R. Braithwaite

E. R. Braithwaite
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Guyanese
Died: December 12, 2016
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 8 Moses Blah

Moses Blah
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Liberian
Died: April 1, 2013

 9 Grace Ogot

Grace Ogot
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Kenyan
Died: March 18, 2015

 10 Birago Diop

Birago Diop
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Senegalese
Died: November 25, 1989

 11 Joseph Nanven Garba

Joseph Nanven Garba
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: July 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: June 1, 2002

 12 Ben Ngubane

Ben Ngubane
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: South African

 13 Mainza Chona

Mainza Chona
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Famous As: Zambian Politician
Birthdate: January 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Zambian
Died: December 11, 2001

 14 Amara Essy

Amara Essy
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: December 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ivorian

 15 Émile Derlin Zinsou

Émile Derlin Zinsou
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Beninese
Died: July 28, 2016

 16 Davidson Nicol

Davidson Nicol
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: September 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Sierra Leonean
Died: September 20, 1994

 17 Abena Busia

Abena Busia
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Nationality: Ghanaian

 18 Fatima Djibo Sidikou

Fatima Djibo Sidikou
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Nigerien

 19 Mariama Hima

Mariama Hima
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Nigerien

 20 Hassana Alidou

Hassana Alidou
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Famous As: Ambassador
Birthdate: March 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Nigerien

 21 Mabinty Daramy

Mabinty Daramy
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Sierra Leonean

 22 Amina Bazindre

Amina Bazindre
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nigerien