Famous Black Diplomats

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 1 Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan
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Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
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. 

 2 Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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 Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier
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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, U.S.

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.

 4 Colin Powell

Colin Powell
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Famous As: 65th United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: October 18, 2021

A veteran politician who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. A member of the Republican Party, he was an army man prior to entering politics. He was a  four-star general at the time of his retirement. After leaving politics, he pursued a career as a public speaker.

 5 Andrew Young Jr.

Andrew Young Jr.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 6 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Famous As: Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi-Uku

 7 Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: August 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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 8 Zenani Mandela

Zenani Mandela
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Birthdate: February 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 9 E. R. Braithwaite

E. R. Braithwaite
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
Died: December 12, 2016

 10 Monica Juma

Monica Juma
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Kenya

 11 Ousmane Sonko

Ousmane Sonko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 12 Abena Busia

Abena Busia
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 13 Grace Ogot

Grace Ogot
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asembo, Kenya
Died: March 18, 2015

 14 Jemimah Gecaga

Jemimah Gecaga
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Famous As: Politician, Businesswoman
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Kenya
Died: 1979 AD

 15 Judy Wakhungu

Judy Wakhungu
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bungoma, Kenya

 16 Ben Ngubane

Ben Ngubane
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: October 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camperdown

Former South African politician Ben Ngubane, a qualified surgeon, has held several important positions in his country, from being the minister of arts and culture to the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal. The Inkatha Freedom Party member has also been the South African ambassador to Japan.

 17 Margaret Kenyatta

Margaret Kenyatta
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: February 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Died: April 5, 2017

 18 Birago Diop

Birago Diop
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: November 25, 1989

 19 Asma Mohamed Abdalla

Asma Mohamed Abdalla
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: August 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

 20 Joseph Nanven Garba

Joseph Nanven Garba
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: July 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Langtang, Nigeria
Died: June 1, 2002

 21 Mainza Chona

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

 22 Pascaline Bongo Ondimba

Pascaline Bongo Ondimba
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Franceville, Gabon

 23 Amara Essy

Amara Essy
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: December 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire

 24 Émile Derlin Zinsou

Émile Derlin Zinsou
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ouidah, Benin
Died: July 28, 2016

 25 Pamela Mboya

Pamela Mboya
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Famous As: Tom Mboya's wife
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Maseno, Kenya
Died: January 26, 2009

 26 Davidson Nicol

Davidson Nicol
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: September 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: September 20, 1994

 27 Claudette Werleigh

Claudette Werleigh
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Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

 28 Lucienne Heurtelou

Lucienne Heurtelou
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 1921 AD
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: May 19, 2006

 29 Fatima Djibo Sidikou

Fatima Djibo Sidikou
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 30 Mariama Hima

Mariama Hima
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

 31 Laure Olga Gondjout

Laure Olga Gondjout
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris

 32 Honorine Dossou Naki

Honorine Dossou Naki
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port-Gentil

 33 Hassana Alidou

Hassana Alidou
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Famous As: Ambassador
Birthdate: March 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Niamey Urban Community, Niger

 34 Mabinty Daramy

Mabinty Daramy
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone

 35 Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh

Henry Boimah Fahnbulleh
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

 36 Amina Bazindre

Amina Bazindre
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niger

 37 Stergomena Tax

Stergomena Tax
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Magu, Tanzania

 38 Asha-Rose Migiro

Asha-Rose Migiro
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Songea, Tanzania

 39 Bashiru Ally

Bashiru Ally
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Bukoba Rural, Tanzania

 40 Liberata Mulamula

Liberata Mulamula
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Birthplace: Kagera Region, Tanzania

 41 Gabriel Baccus Matthews

Gabriel Baccus Matthews
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liberia
Died: September 7, 2007

 42 Clarence Lorenzo Simpson

Clarence Lorenzo Simpson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liberia
Died: April 3, 1969

 43 Winston Tubman

Winston Tubman
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1941 AD
Birthplace: Pleebo, Liberia

 44 Cecil Dennis

Cecil Dennis
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montserrado, Liberia
Died: April 22, 1980

 45 Edward Wilmot Blyden

Edward Wilmot Blyden
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: August 3, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: February 7, 1912

 46 Martin Shalli

Martin Shalli
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Famous As: Diplomat, Military commander
Birthdate: January 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Namibia

 47 Kaire Mbuende

Kaire Mbuende
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: November 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windhoek, Namibia

 48 Theo-Ben Gurirab

Theo-Ben Gurirab
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Usakos, Namibia
Died: July 14, 2018

 49 Peter Katjavivi

Peter Katjavivi
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: May 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Okahandja South-West Africa

 50 Tomaz Salomão

Tomaz Salomão
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Famous As: Economist, Politician
Birthdate: October 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Inharrime, Mozambique