Famous Black Prime Ministers

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Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Abiy Ahmed
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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.

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Patrice Lumumba
(1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Patrice Lumumba
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Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sankuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: January 17, 1961
Congolese politician Patrice Lumumba was the first prime minister of the Republic of the Congo. He was an MNC leader and played a major role in turning Congo from a Belgian colony to an independent country. He was executed on the orders of Mobutu Sese Seko, following the Congo Crisis.
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Jomo Kenyatta
(1st President of Kenya (1964–1978) and the 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964))
Jomo Kenyatta
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Birthdate: October 20, 1893
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.”
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Robert Mugabe
(Former PM & President of Zimbabwe)
Robert Mugabe
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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.

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
(Nigerian Politician)
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
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Birthdate: 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bauchi, Nigeria
Died: January 15, 1966

Nigerian politician Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa served as the only Prime Minister of Nigeria following the country’s independence. He was deputy-leader of NPC and became Prime Minister after the party won the plurality of votes in 1957 in the Federal House of Representatives. He continued to serve the position after Nigeria gained independence in 1960, and got re-elected in 1964.

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Portia Simpson-Miller
(7th Prime Minister of Jamaica (2006 - 2007, 2012 - 2016))
Portia Simpson-Miller
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Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wood Hall, Jamaica

Portia Simpson-Miller is a Jamaican politician best known for her service as the Prime Minister of Jamaica on two occasions; from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2016. From 2005 to 2017, Portia Simpson-Miller served as the leader of the People's National Party. 

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Abel Muzorewa
(Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe)
Abel Muzorewa
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Birthdate: April 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mutare, Zimbabwe
Died: April 8, 2010

Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa was a Zimbabwean politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia from 1 June 1979 to 18 April 1980. He also served as a bishop at the United Methodist Church (UMC).

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Mia Mottley
(8th Prime Minister of Barbados)
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Birthdate: October 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barbados
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Meles Zenawi
(Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia (1995 - 2012))
Meles Zenawi
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Birthdate: May 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adwa
Died: August 20, 2012

Ethiopian revolutionary-turned-politician Meles Zenawi served as the prime minister of Ethiopia. A medical school drop-out, he abandoned his studies to join the Tigrai Peoples Liberation Front. His reforms made Ethiopian economy as well as its education and agricultural sectors stronger. He died of an undisclosed ailment.

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Morgan Tsvangirai
(Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe)
Morgan Tsvangirai
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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.
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Agathe Uwilingiyimana
(4th Prime Minister of Rwanda)
Agathe Uwilingiyimana
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Birthdate: May 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nyaruhengeri, Butare, Rwanda-Urundi
Died: April 7, 1994
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Ahmadou Ahidjo
(First President of Cameroon)
Ahmadou Ahidjo
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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.

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Hage Geingob
(Politician)
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Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
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Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(8th President of Burkina Faso)
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
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Birthdate: April 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burkina Faso
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Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
(President of Somalia)
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
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Birthdate: March 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
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Philip Davis
(5th Prime Minister of the Bahamas and Lawyer)
Philip Davis
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Birthdate: June 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
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Étienne Tshisekedi
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Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kabeya Kamwanga, Belgian Congo
Died: February 1, 2017
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Lynden Pindling
(Prime minister of The Bahamas)
Lynden Pindling
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Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nassau, The Bahamas
Died: August 26, 2000
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Dean Barrow
(4th Prime Minister of Belize)
Dean Barrow
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Birthdate: March 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
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Errol Barrow
(1st Prime Minister of Barbados)
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Birthdate: January 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Lucy, Barbados
Died: June 1, 1987
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Paulo Muwanga
(6th President of Uganda)
Paulo Muwanga
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Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Uganda
Died: April 1, 1991
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Hubert Minnis
(4th Prime Minister of the Bahamas)
Hubert Minnis
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Birthdate: April 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
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Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
(Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
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Birthdate: August 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Moeketsi Majoro
(6th Prime Minister of Lesotho)
Moeketsi Majoro
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Birthdate: November 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lesotho
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Hamed Bakayoko
(Prime Minister of Ivory Coast(8 July 2020 – 10 March 2021))
Hamed Bakayoko
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Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Died: March 10, 2021
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Sitiveni Rabuka
(3rd Prime Minister of Fiji, Politician best known as the instigator of two military coups in 1987)
Sitiveni Rabuka
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Birthdate: September 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cakaudrove, Fiji
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Sylvanus Olympio
(1st President and Prime Minister of Togo)
Sylvanus Olympio
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Birthdate: September 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kpandu, Togoland
Died: January 13, 1963
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Modibo Keïta
(1st President of Mali)
Modibo Keïta
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Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bamako Capital District, Mali
Died: May 16, 1977
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Cleopas Dlamini
(Prime Minister of Eswatini)
Cleopas Dlamini
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Mark Phillips
(Prime Minister of Guyana)
Mark Phillips
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Birthdate: October 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Amama Mbabazi
(9th Prime Minister of Uganda from 24 May 2011 to 19 September 2014)
Amama Mbabazi
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Birthdate: January 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mparo, Rukiga, Uganda
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Eugenia Charles
(Politician)
Eugenia Charles
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Birthdate: May 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pointe Michel, Dominica
Died: September 6, 2005
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Perry Christie
(3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas)
Perry Christie
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Birthdate: August 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
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Amadou Gon Coulibaly
(10th Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast)
Amadou Gon Coulibaly
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Birthdate: February 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Died: July 8, 2020
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José Maria Neves
(5th President of Cape Verde)
José Maria Neves
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Birthdate: March 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Catarina, Cape Verde
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Ismail al-Azhari
(Third President of Sudan)
Ismail al-Azhari
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Birthdate: October 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: August 26, 1969
Ismail al-Azhari was a Sudanese political figure and nationalist. He is best remembered for his service as the third President of Sudan from 10 June 1965 to 25 May 1969. An important politician, Ismail al-Azhari also served as the second Prime Minister of Sudan from 6 January 1954 to 5 July 1956.
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Robinah Nabbanja
(Prime Minister of Uganda)
Robinah Nabbanja
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Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uganda
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Édouard Ngirente
(Prime Minister, Economist)
Édouard Ngirente
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Birthdate: February 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gakenke, Rwanda
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Ruhakana Rugunda
(Prime Minister of Uganda)
Ruhakana Rugunda
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Birthdate: November 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kabale, Uganda
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Freundel Stuart
(7th Prime Minister of Barbados)
Freundel Stuart
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Birthdate: April 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Philip, Barbados
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Michel Micombero
(1st President of Burundi)
Michel Micombero
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Birthdate: August 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutovu, Burundi
Died: July 16, 1983
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Antoine Gizenga
(21st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Antoine Gizenga
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Birthdate: October 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mushiko, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: February 24, 2019
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Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
(Prime Minister of Eswatini)
Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
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Birthdate: March 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manzini, Eswatini
Died: December 13, 2020
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Léon M'ba
(Politician)
Léon M'ba
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Birthdate: February 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libreville, French Congo
Died: November 27, 1967
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Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
(Prime Minister of Burundi)
Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
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Birthdate: April 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kanyosha, Burundi
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Rebecca Kadaga
(First Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda)
Rebecca Kadaga
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Birthdate: May 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kamuli, Uganda
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Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
(Prime Minister of Djibouti)
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
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Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Obock, Djibouti
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
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Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maxixe, Mozambique
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Pakalitha Mosisili
(4th Prime Minister of Lesotho)
Pakalitha Mosisili
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Birthdate: March 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Qacha's Nek, Lesotho
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Bruno Tshibala
(25th Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Bruno Tshibala
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Birthdate: February 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gandajika, Democratic Republic of the Congo