Famous Black Prime Ministers

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 1 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe.
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Famous As: Former PM & President of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: September 6, 2019

Robert Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary. He played a major role in the Rhodesian Bush War, which eventually led to the Lancaster House Agreement, resulting in the creation of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Subsequently, Mugabe served as the first prime minister of Zimbabwe and later as its president. A controversial figure, Mugabe is also often criticized for his tyrannical ways.

 2 Abiy Ahmed

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Famous As: Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Birthdate: August 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed is an Ethiopian politician and the current prime minister of Ethiopia. Since becoming the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for launching a wide program of economic and political reforms in Ethiopia. He also played a major role in ending the 20-year Eritrean–Ethiopian War for which he was honored with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

 3 Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: August 22, 1978
After being held as a prisoner by the British for 9 years, anti-colonial activist Jomo Kenyatta was released shortly before Kenya achieved its independence, and became the country’s first prime minister and then its first president. The Father of the Nation, Kenyatta was also named Mzee, meaning “grand old man.”

 4 Milton Obote

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Uganda
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Apac
Died: October 10, 2005

 5 Morgan Tsvangirai

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: March 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gutu
A long-time opponent of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai was a trade union activist who later also served as the Zimbabwean prime minister, sharing power with Mugabe. He lost his wife in a deadly car crash, in which he was himself injured. He later died of cancer.

 6 Meles Zenawi

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: May 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adwa
Died: August 20, 2012

 7 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nigeria
Birthdate: October 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bauchi, Nigeria
Died: January 15, 1966
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 8 Portia Simpson-Miller

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wood Hall, Jamaica

 9 Ahmadou Ahidjo

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Famous As: First President of Cameroon
Birthdate: August 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Garoua
Died: November 30, 1989

Ahmadou Ahidjo was a Cameroonian politician who served as the first president of Cameroon from 1960 to 1982. He played an important role in helping Cameroon attain independence from France. He also played a major role in reuniting the English and French-speaking parts of the country. Ahmadou Ahidjo is also credited with establishing a centralized political system in Cameroon.

 10 Étienne Tshisekedi

Étienne Tshisekedi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kabeya Kamwanga, Belgian Congo
Died: February 1, 2017

 11 Lynden Pindling

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Famous As: Prime minister of The Bahamas
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Died: August 26, 2000

 12 Siaka Stevens

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Famous As: 1st President of Sierra Leone
Birthdate: August 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moyamba
Died: May 29, 1988

Siaka Stevens, known for his self-indulgent and corrupt rule, was overthrown by a coup in 1967, shortly after becoming the prime minister of Sierra Leone, but he was called back from exile in Guinea after a second coup a few months later. He was also the country’s first president.

 13 Sylvanus Olympio

Sylvanus Olympio
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Famous As: Politician, Prime Minister
Birthdate: September 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lomé
Died: January 13, 1963

 14 Hugh Shearer

Hugh Shearer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Died: July 5, 2004

 15 Modibo Keïta

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Famous As: Prime Minister, President
Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bamako
Died: May 16, 1977

 16 Eugenia Charles

Eugenia Charles
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pointe Michel, Dominica
Died: September 6, 2005

 17 Léon M'ba

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libreville, French Congo
Died: November 27, 1967

 18 Hubert Ingraham

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Famous As: Politicians
Birthdate: August 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

 19 José Maria Neves

José Maria Neves
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Catarina, Cape Verde

 20 Patrice Trovoada

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Famous As: Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Libreville

 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 Mamadou Dia

Mamadou Dia.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: January 25, 2009

 23 Luisa Diogo

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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tete Province

 24 Claudette Werleigh

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

 25 Florence Duperval Guillaume

Florence Duperval Guillaume
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 26 Rose Christiane Raponda

Rose Christiane Raponda
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Libreville, Gabon