700 Best-known Africans, All-time. Name, country of origin, profile



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Sudan; 1960s, 1980s Prime Minister, head of state 964

502. Mwenze Kongolo, Democratic Republic of Congo; national security minister 957

503. Kalusha Bwalya, Zambia; 1990s captain of national football team 952

504. N!xau, South Africa; actor in 1981 comedy film The Gods must be crazy 933

504. Vuyani Bungu, South Africa; featherweight boxer 933

506. Chris McGregor, South Africa; 1960s, 1970s Jazz-Rock music pianist 929

507. Samuel Matete, Zambia; 1991 World 400m hurdles champion 925

508. Joseph Henri, Gabon; film maker, Le Singe Fou 922

508. Pepe Kalle, DRCongo; singer of Rumba, Soukous music, died 1998 921

510. Cyprien Ntaryamira, Burundi; president, killed in 1994 missile attack on plane 920

510. Ibrahim Bakayoko, Ivory Coast; top scorer, 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 920

512. Letta Mbulu, South Africa; singer, Not Yet Uhuru, (1992), also on M. Jackson's Liberian Girl 917

513. Moise Tshombe, Democratic Republic of Congo; 1960s Prime Minister 913

514. David Lister, South Africa; film maker, creator of comedy Soweto Green (1963) 911

515. Shaun Bownes, South Africa; 110m hurdles African record holder 894

516. Edith Masai, Kenya; Cross Country runner 882

517. Ahmed Abdallah, Comoros; 1970s president, overthrown by army in 1975 909

518. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, Uganda; extra blunt, outspoken woman vice president 882

519. Okkert Brits, South Africa; athlete, men's Africa Pole Vault record holder 882

520. Pakalitha Mosisili, Lesotho; Prime Minister 879

521. Charity Ngilu, Kenya; in 1997, first ever woman presidential candidate 876

522. Sibusiso Dlamini, Swaziland; prime minister, in monarchy 873

523. Azali Assoumani, Comoros; military strongman, head of state 868

523. Gail Johnson, South Africa; foster mother of late 12 year-old AIDS activist Nkosi 868

525. Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius; 1960s Prime Minister 865

525. Thomas N'kono, Cameroon; football goalkeeper, 1982 World Cup team 865

527. Emile Ilunga, Democratic Republic of Congo; leader of RCD rebel group 861

528. Amama Mbabazi, Uganda; defence minister, former head, foreign counterintelligence 859

529. Kizza Besigye, Uganda; main opposition candidate in 2001 presidential election 858

530. Njabulo Ndebele, South Africa; academic, writer 851

531. Shariff Nassir, Kenya; white-haired, controversial veteran Mombasa coast politician 850

532. Tabu Ley Rochereau, Democratic Republic of Congo; veteran singer-songwriter 848

533. Christian Chukwu, Nigeria; coach of national team, the Super Eagles 844

534. David Gresham, South Africa; record company executive 837

534. Negasso Gidada, Ethiopia; former state president, resigned in 2001 837

536. Jimmy Dludlu, South Africa; Jazz guitarist, voted country's Best Male Artist, 2002 836

536. Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Djibouti; first president following independence in 1977 836

538. Joseph Shabalala, South Africa; leader, acappella band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo 828

538. Mzwakhe Mbuli, South Africa; singer, often called the People's Poet 828

540. Janet Museveni, Uganda; First Lady, wife of Yoweri Museveni, active with orphans 825

541. Ken Gampu, South Africa; actor, as witch doctor in TV series Black Velvet Band 814

542. Deepak Ram, South Africa; Indian flautist, played on Darius Brubeck 1993 album 812

543. Salim Saleh, Uganda; b. Caleb Akandwanaho, brother of Yoweri Museveni 808

544. Sammy Marks, South African; Jewish tycoon, built Transvaal, SA Breweries 806

545. Vusi Kunene, South Africa; TV actor, (2001) Diamond Hunters, Final Solution 799

546. Albert Zafy, Madagascar; former president, once co-president with Didier Ratsiraka 796

546. Stella Chiweshe, Zimbabwe; singer, player of thumb piano instrument 796

548. Ngugi wa Thiongo, Kenya; novelist, author of A Grain Of Wheat, The River Between 793

549. Roland Schoeman, South Africa; freestyle swimmer 787

550. Sule Lamido, Nigeria; 2000s foreign minister under president Obasanjo 784

551. Marien Ngouabi, Republic of Congo; 1970s head of state 782

552. Ismael Isaac, Ivory Coast; biggest Ivorian reggae star since Alpha Bondy 779

553. Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopia; 2000 Olympic, 2001 world marathon champion 778

554. Jean-Francois Ntoutoume Emane, Gabon; Prime Minister 777

555. Lawrence Sephaka, South Africa; player with Rugby team, The Lions 775

556. Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya; President Moi's much-resented chosen successor in 2002 774

556. Ladji Camara, Guinea; drummer, traditional drum skills teacher 774

558. David Gitari, Kenya; outspoken Anglican archbishop, retired 2002 770

559. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenya; first vice president, late father of Raila Odinga 769

560. Med Hondo, Mauritania; Senegalese father, filmmaker, Les Ambassadeurs, (1976) 766

561. Rodney Durbach, South Africa; country's top Squash player 761

562. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, South Africa; super bantam featherweight boxer 758

563. Ahmed Kathrada, South Africa; ethnic Indian, jailed, 1964, for anti-apartheid activity 756

564. Mohammed Farah Aidid, Somalia; 1990s warlord, in 1992 killed 18 U.S soldiers 755

564. Dick Tiger, Nigeria; boxer, voted Nigerian Sportsman of the Century 755

566. Gibson Sibanda, Zimbabwe; politician, founder of Movement for Democratic Change 754

567. Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, Burundi; former head of state, ousted, 1987, in army coup 753

568. David Dacko, Central African Republic; overthrown, 1966, by Jean Bokassa 751

569. Mary Onyali, Nigeria; sprinter, Olympic athlete, Africa's fastest woman 748

570. Joseph Kibwetere, Uganda; leader, in 2000, of world's largest-ever mass cult suicide 747

571. Jaojoby, Madagascar; veteran singer, been recording for more than 30 years 743

572. Flora Nwapa, Nigeria; 1960s writer, novelist, EFURU (1966) 741

573. Goodwill Zwelithini, South Africa; king of the Zulu people 737

574. Gigi, Ethiopia; born Ejigayehu Shibabaw, 2000s female singer, Gud Fella 736

575. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria; military leader, forced stern discipline on civil service 731

576. Sony Labou Tansi, Republic of Congo; playwright, died in 1995 723

576. Justin Fashanu, Nigeria; 1980s football player, committed suicide, in 1998 723

578. Tshala Muana, Democratic Republic of Congo; sensuous singer, Yombo, Gologota 721

578. Samuel Ramsamy, South Africa; president, South African Olympic Committee 721

580. Sona Diabaté, Senegal; musician, singer 720

581. John Dube, South Africa; co-founder, in 1912, of Africa's oldest political party, the ANC 716

582. Augustin Bizimungu, Rwanda; former army chief of staff, charged with 1994 genocide 713

583. Holden Roberto, Angola; 1960s, 1970s independence struggle leader 709

584. Douglas Hondo, Zimbabwe; cricket bowler 705

585. Bernard Agré, Ivory Coast; Roman Catholic Cardinal 703

586. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, South Africa, singer, Umkomboti, I'm In Love With The DJ 701

587. Ndabaningi Sithole, Zimbabwe; leading political figure of the then Rhodesia 699

587. Hakim, Egypt, popular singer, brought innovation to sha'bi music 699

589. Cetshwayo Kampande, South Africa; 19th century king of the Zulu 698

589. João de Matos, Angola; former army chief of staff, planned offensive against UNITA 698

589. Heide Seyerling, South Africa; female athlete, track 400m 698

592. Ferhat Abbas, Algeria; freedom fighter, defeated by the French in 1898 691

592. Jehan Sadat, Egypt; former First Lady, author, widow of Anwar Sadat 691

594. Antonio Monteiro, Cape Verde; 1990s president 688

595. Magnus Malan, South Africa; 1980s apartheid-era defence minister 685

596. Beyers Naude, South Africa; 1960s head, South African Council of Churches 685

597. Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, Burundi; president, overthrown by army in 1996 679

597. Lobi Traore, Mali; singer 679

599. Mustafa Kemal, Egypt; 19th century politician and publisher 677

600. Brian Mitchell, South Africa; former two-time world lightweight boxing champion 674

601. Jean-Bosco Ndayikengurukiye, Burundi; leader of Hutu opposition party 671

602. Herman Charles Bosman, South Africa; writer Jacaranda in the Night (1947) 670

603. Ali Triki, Libya; minister for African Affairs 663

604. Gino Sitson, Cameroon; singer, born into musical family, also drummer, album Vocal Deliria 662

605. Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe; First Lady, former secretary, wife of President Mugabe 662

606. Amos Sawyer, Liberia; acting president in 1990, at start of civil war 661

607. Henry Cele, South Africa; actor, acted as Shaka Zulu in film of the same name 658

607. Emmanuel Amunike, Nigeria; football striker 658

609. Charles Nqakula, South Africa; leader, South African Communist Party 653

609. James Kazini, Uganda; army chief of staff, commander, led operations in Congo 653

611. Jean Ping, Gabon; minister of foreign affairs 648

612. Macias Nguema, Equatorial Guinea; dictator, ousted by military in 1979 646

612. Ebenezer Obey, Nigeria; also Chief Commander Obey, 1970s singer 646

614. Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwe; first black Prime Minister of Rhodesia, in 1979 635

615. Ian Kerkhof, South Africa; film director, Nice to meet you, please don't rape me 633

616. Aminata Sow Fall, Senegal; female novelist, La Grève des bôttu (1979) 628

617. Hassiba Boulmerka, Algeria; women's 1992 Olympic 1,500m champion 626

618. William Tolbert, Liberia; president, assassinated in 1980 military coup 621

619. Kofi Awoonor, Ghana; academic, ambassador, writer 618

619. Chukwudifu Oputa, Nigeria; chairman, national human rights commission 618

621. Joseph Kasavubu, Democratic Republic of Congo; 1960s Prime Minister 617

622. Robert Sobukwe, South Africa; founder of the radical Pan African Congress party 615

623. Florence Wambugu, Kenya; scientist, advocates use of genetically modified food 611

624. Patricia Oluchi Onweagba, Nigeria; fashion model, 1998 first M-Net Face of Africa 610

625. Chioma Ajunwa, Nigeria; women's 1996 Olympic Long Jump champion 609

625. Credonia Mwerinde, Uganda; co-architect of March 2000 mass church cult killings 609

627. Jonas Gwangwa, South Africa; 1970s Jazz trombonist player, with Hugh Masekela 601

627. Amanda Botha, South Africa; journalist 601

627. Delarey du Preez, South Africa; Rugby player, hooker for Lions team 601

630. Willem Pretorius, South Africa; 19th century prime minister of South Africa 599

631. Anton Rupert, South Africa; multimillionaire businessman, philanthropist 598

632. Charles Onyango-Obbo, Uganda; newspaper socio-political affairs columnist 597

633. Queen Modjadji, South Africa; ruler of the Sotho people, also known as Rain Queen 587

634. Joe van Niekerk, South Africa; Rugby player, Lions team 586

634. Esther Wanjiru, Kenya; marathon runner 586

636. Barney Barnato, South Africa; Jewish millionaire, founded De Beers diamond firm 583

637. Alex La Guma, South Africa; novelist, short story writer, The Stone Country 580

638. Hilla Limann, Ghana; briefly civilian president, overthrown in 1981 by Jerry Rawlings 578

639. Henry Rono, Kenya; in 1978, holder of five middle, long distance track world records 570

640. Michelle McLean, Namibia; former Miss Universe 562

641. Robert John Lange, South Africa; producer of Rock groups Foreigner, Def Leppard 560

642. Boncana Maiga, Mali; multi-instrumentalist, also one of West Africa's best music producers 558

643. Tony Trahar, South Africa; chief executive, Anglo America mining company 554

644. Okot P'Bitek, Uganda; poet, Song Of Lawino 553

645. Léon Mba, Gabon; first Prime Minister after independence, in 1960 550

646. Eriya Kategaya, Uganda; First Deputy Prime Minister, former foreign minister 548

646. Mpule Kwelagobe, Botswana; winner of 1999 Miss Universe beauty pageant title 548

648. Margaret Gardiner, South Africa; winner of 1974 Miss World Beauty pageant title 547

648. Kenneth Matiba, Kenya; former cabinet minister, later opposition party leader 547

650. Edem Kodjo, Togo; former secretary general of the OAU 544

651. Cosmas Ndeti, Kenya; three-time winner of Boston Marathon 543

651. Isaac Boakye, Ghana; football striker, in Ghana's 2002 Africa Cup of Nations bid 543

653. Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria; former vice president, 1978-1983 540

654. Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia; Olympic 5,000m, 10,000 m gold medals, 1980, Moscow 538

655. Adu Boahen, Ghana; historian, author of books on West African history 537

656. Helen Martins, South Africa; artist, reclusive, died in 1976 536

657. Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania; 2000s foreign minister under president Mkapa 532

658. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Egypt; Islamic cleric, Grand Iman of Al-Azhar University 532

659. Maciré Sylla, Guinea; 2000s singer, frequently tours Europe 529

660. Frans Ludeke, South Africa; coach, Lions Rugby team 529

661. Sheila Sisulu, South Africa; ambassador to the United States 524

662. Noah Samara, Ethiopia; founder, chairman, World Space satellite radio company 523

663. Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda; woman Prime Minister, assassinated, April 1994 521

664. Kante Manfila, Guinea; guitarist, musician 518

664. Dimi Mint Abba, Mauritania; female singer, Mauritania's best-known musician 518

666. Leon Boshoff, South Africa; hooker with Lions rugby team 516

667. Ramose, Egypt; ancient pharaoh, governor of Thebes, tomb in present-day Luxor 515

668. Abeid Karume, Tanzania; from Zanzibar island, former Tanzanian vice president 510

669. Zahra Ouaziz, Morocco; women's Africa 3,000m record holder 508

670. Florence Barsosio, Kenya; marathon runner 506

671. Gloria Bosman, South Africa; Black Jazz singer, composer, Welela, Slowly 500

672. Kingsley Moghalu, Nigeria; human rights official, with UN operations in Cambodia 499

673. Helene Muller, South Africa; freestyle swimmer 498

674. Daniel Opande, Kenya; peacekeeping brigadier, part of Liberia, Sierra Leone efforts 495

675. Wiseman Nkuhlu, South Africa; head, s. African development bank, Mbeki advisor 495

676. Safi Faye, Senegal; film maker, Mossane (1996) 486

677. Hatsepsut, Egypt; queen of ancient Egypt 481

677. Labib Habachi, Egypt; historian and Egyptologist 481

677. Silas Nkanunu, South Africa; president, South African Rugby Football Union 481

680. Olisa Agbakoba, Nigeria; human rights activist, lawyer 480

681. Diblo Dibala, Democratic Republic of Congo; one of Africa's best ever guitarists 478

682. Dedan Kimathi, Kenya; dreadlocked Kikuyu freedom fighter, Mau Mau movement 477

682. Louis Mhlanga, Zimbabwe; member of South African-based Jazz Brew Band 477

684. Garfield Todd, Zimbabwe; New Zealand-born former prime minister of then Rhodesia 475

685. Mohamed Camara, Guinea; film maker, Dakan (1996) 471

686. Nacer Khemir, Tunisia; director, actor, screen writer, Tawk al hamama al mafkoud 468

687. Everard Read, South Africa; dealer in fine art collections, especially paintings 465

688. Clive Calder, South Africa; founder, 1975, Zomba Records, feat. star Britney Spears 464

689. Sipho Mchunu, South Africa; member, with Johnny Clegg, of acclaimed 1980s group Juluka 464

690. Babacar N'Diaye, Senegal; chairman, African Development Bank 462

691. Tony Cox, Zimbabwe; guitarist, album Matabele Ants 457

691. Tunde Adebimpe, Nigeria; Hollywood actor 457

691. Charlene Wittstock, South Africa; backstroke swimmer 457

694. André Ntagerura, Rwanda; former minister of Transport, implicated in 1994 genocide 448

695. Jeremy Ord, South Africa; chief executive, Data Dimension, software company 444

696. Yusuf Dadoo, South Africa; Indian, 1960s anti-apartheid activist, detained by government 439

697. Piet Krause, South Africa; rugby player, flank with Lions team 435

698. Ernest Shonekan, Nigeria; briefly, 1993, civilian head of state, before Sani Abacha 433

698. Theophilus Danjuma, Nigeria; former army chief of staff, later defenceminister 433



700. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Mauritius; former prime minister 432
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