Famous Black Presidents

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
18 July 1918, South African
Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and

Idi AminIdi Amin
1925 AD, Ugandan
Former President of Uganda

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952, South African
President of South Africa

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
21 February 1924, Zimbabwean
Former PM & President of Zimbabwe

George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia
Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
17 December 1942, Nigerian
Politician

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942, South African
Fourth President of South Africa

Paul KagamePaul Kagame
23 October 1957, Rwandan
President of Rwanda
Yoweri MuseveniYoweri Museveni
15 August 1944, Ugandan
President of Uganda

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
26 October 1961, Kenyan
President of Kenya
Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
05 March 1937, Nigerian
Former President of Nigeria

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya

Emmerson MnangagwaEmmerson Mnangagwa
15 September 1946, Zimbabwean
President of Zimbabwe

Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa
22 February 1921, Central African
2nd President of the Central African Republic
Omar al-BashirOmar al-Bashir
01 January 1944, Sudanese
President of Sudan

Paul BiyaPaul Biya
13 February 1933, Cameroonian
President of Cameroon

Goodluck JonathanGoodluck Jonathan
20 November 1957, Nigerien
President of Nigeria

Juvenal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana
08 March 1937, Rwandan
President of Rwanda
Siad BarreSiad Barre
06 October 1919, Somalian
Politician

Kenneth KaundaKenneth Kaunda
28 April 1924, Zambian
Teacher
Salva Kiir MayarditSalva Kiir Mayardit
13 September 1951, Sudanese
President of South Sudan

Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
05 March 1936, Zimbabwean
Former President of Zimbabwe

José Eduardo dos SantosJosé Eduardo dos Santos
28 August 1942, Angolan
President of Angola
Julius Maada BioJulius Maada Bio
12 May 1964, Sierra Leonean
President of Sierra Leone

Mwai KibakiMwai Kibaki
15 November 1931, Kenyan
Former President of Kenya
William TubmanWilliam Tubman
29 November 1895, Liberian
Politician

Jakaya KikweteJakaya Kikwete
07 October 1950, Tanzanian
President of the United Republic of Tanzania

Morgan TsvangiraiMorgan Tsvangirai
10 March 1952, Zimbabwean
Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
Ahmadou AhidjoAhmadou Ahidjo
24 August 1924, Cameroonian
First President of Cameroon

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Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
29 May 1926, Senegalese
Politician
Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
03 September 1948, Zambian
Member of Parliament

Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
07 September 1935, Senegalese
Politician

Siaka StevensSiaka Stevens
24 August 1905, Sierra Leonean
1st President of Sierra Leone

Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
22 October 1939, Portuguese
Former President of Mozambique
Rupiah BandaRupiah Banda
13 February 1937, Zambian
Former President of the Republic of Zambia
Moussa Dadis CamaraMoussa Dadis Camara
01 January 1964, Guinean
Military Officer

Hassan Sheikh MohamoudHassan Sheikh Mohamoud
29 November 1955, Somalian
President of Somalia

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
16 November 1904, Nigerian
First President of Nigeria

Thomas SankaraThomas Sankara
21 December 1949, Burkinabe
President
Nana Akufo-AddoNana Akufo-Addo
29 March 1944, Ghanaian
Politician

Kweisi MfumeKweisi Mfume
24 October 1948, American
American Politician

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
01 July 1921, Botswanan
Politician

Idriss DébyIdriss Déby
18 June 1952, Chadian
President of Chad

Teodoro Obiang Nguema MbasogoTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
05 June 1942, Equatorial Guinean
President
Blaise CompaoréBlaise Compaoré
03 February 1951, Burkinabe
Former President of Burkina Faso

Umaru Musa Yar'AduaUmaru Musa Yar'Adua
16 August 1951, Nigerian
President
Pierre NkurunzizaPierre Nkurunziza
18 December 1963, Burundian
President of Burundi

Hastings BandaHastings Banda
15 February 1898, Malawian
President

John Atta MillsJohn Atta Mills
21 July 1944, Ghanaian
Politician
Yahya JammehYahya Jammeh
25 May 1965, Gambian
Former President of the Gambia

Ali Bongo OndimbaAli Bongo Ondimba
09 February 1959, Gabonese, Congolese (Republic)
President of Gabon
John Atta MillsJohn Atta Mills
21 July 1944, Ghanaian
President

Bingu wa MutharikaBingu wa Mutharika
24 February 1934, Malawian
Former President of Malawi

Denis Sassou NguessoDenis Sassou Nguesso
23 November 1943, Congolese (Republic)
Politician

Faure GnassingbéFaure Gnassingbé
06 June 1966, Togolese
President of Togo

John KufuorJohn Kufuor
08 December 1938, Ghanaian
President
Sam NujomaSam Nujoma
12 May 1929, Namibian
President

Bakili MuluziBakili Muluzi
17 March 1943, Malawian
Former President of Malawi

Frederick ChilubaFrederick Chiluba
30 April 1943, Zambian
Politician

Bukola SarakiBukola Saraki
19 December 1962, Nigerian
Politician
David DackoDavid Dacko
24 March 1930, Cameroonian, Congolese (Republic)
Former President of the Central African Republic

Hilla LimannHilla Limann
12 December 1934, Ghanaian
Politician
Festus MogaeFestus Mogae
21 August 1939, Botswanan
President

Mathieu KérékouMathieu Kérékou
01 September 1933, Beninese
President

Hifikepunye PohambaHifikepunye Pohamba
18 August 1935, Namibian
President
Sylvanus OlympioSylvanus Olympio
06 September 1902, Togolese
Politician, Prime Minister

Jean-Baptiste BagazaJean-Baptiste Bagaza
29 August 1946, Burundian
President
François TombalbayeFrançois Tombalbaye
15 June 1918, Chadian
President

Lansana ContéLansana Conté
30 November 1934, Guinean
President of Guinea

Ange-Félix PatasséAnge-Félix Patassé
25 January 1937, Central African
President of Central African Republic
João Bernardo VieiraJoão Bernardo Vieira
27 April 1939, Bissau-Guinean
Elected official

André KolingbaAndré Kolingba
12 August 1936, Central African
Politician
Hassan Gouled AptidonHassan Gouled Aptidon
15 October 1916, Somalian
President

Ronald VenetiaanRonald Venetiaan
18 June 1936, Surinamese
President

Modibo KeïtaModibo Keïta
04 June 1915, Malian
Prime Minister, President

Amadou Toumani TouréAmadou Toumani Touré
04 November 1948, Malian
Former President of Mali
Armando GuebuzaArmando Guebuza
20 January 1943, Mozambican
President
William R. TolbertWilliam R. Tolbert
13 May 1913, Liberian
Former President of Liberia

Hamani DioriHamani Diori
06 June 1916, Nigerien
 

Manuel Pinto da CostaManuel Pinto da Costa
05 August 1937, Sao Tomean
President

Girma Wolde-GiorgisGirma Wolde-Giorgis
28 December 1924, Ethiopian
Former President of Ethiopia
Alpha Oumar KonaréAlpha Oumar Konaré
02 February 1946, Malian
Former President of Mali

Pedro PiresPedro Pires
29 April 1934, Cape Verdean
President

Aristides PereiraAristides Pereira
17 November 1923, Cape Verdean
President

Malam Bacai SanháMalam Bacai Sanhá
05 May 1947, Bissau-Guinean
President

Ismail Omar GuellehIsmail Omar Guelleh
27 November 1946, Ethiopian
President of Djibouti
Yayi BoniYayi Boni
01 July 1952, Beninese
Former President of Benin

Émile Derlin ZinsouÉmile Derlin Zinsou
23 March 1918, Beninese
Politician
Lamine GuèyeLamine Guèye
20 September 1891, Senegalese
Politician

Tandja MamadouTandja Mamadou
1938 AD, Nigerien
Politician, President
Robert GueïRobert Gueï
16 March 1941, Ivorian
Politician
Léon M'baLéon M'ba
09 February 1902, Gabonese
Politician