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Assassinations in Africa- A compiled list of African assassination attempts that succeeded and resulted in the loss of notable people in the country. These assassinated Africans were important people who were murdered, mostly for ideological or political reasons. We've included assassinations across Africa including Sudan and South Africa. History shows that historic African assassinations were carried out mainly using swords, but later matured to complex methods of killing, like poisoning, suicide bombing, sniper attacks etc,. Feel free to use this list as a basis for your own political or people list.

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Hiempsal I is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Hiempsal I Co-ruler of Numidia

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François Darlan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
François Darlan Died at 61 (1881-1942) - Senior figure of Vichy France

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Mohamed Khemisti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Mohamed Khemisti Algerian foreign minister

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Mustafa Bouyali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Mustafa Bouyali Died at 47 (1940-1987) - Islamic fundamentalist

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Mohamed Boudiaf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Mohamed Boudiaf Died at 73 (1919-1992) - President of Algeria, shot at Annaba

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Kasdi Merbah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Kasdi Merbah Died at 55 (1938-1993) - Former Prime Minister of Algeria

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Abdelkader Alloula is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Abdelkader Alloula Died at 65 (1929-1994) - Playwright

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Cheb Hasni is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Cheb Hasni Died at 26 (1968-1994) - Singer

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Matoub Lounès is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Matoub Lounès Died at 42 (1956-1998) - Singer

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Abdelkader Hachani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Abdelkader Hachani Died at 43 (1956-1999) - Islamic fundamentalist

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Ali Tounsi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Ali Tounsi Chief of the national police

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Jeremias Chitunda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Jeremias Chitunda Died at 50 (1942-1992) - Vice President of UNITA

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Elias Salupeto Pena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Elias Salupeto Pena UNITA senior advisor

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Thomas Sankara is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Thomas Sankara Died at 38 (1949-1987) - Head of State of Burkina Faso

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Norbert Zongo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Norbert Zongo Died at 49 (1949-1998) - Journalist

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Prince Louis Rwagasore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Prince Louis Rwagasore Died at 29 (1932-1961) - Prime Minister of Burundi

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Pierre Ngendandumwe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Pierre Ngendandumwe Died at 35 (1930-1965) - Prime Minister of Burundi

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Joseph Bamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Joseph Bamina Died at 40 (1925-1965) - Prime Minister of Burundi

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Melchior Ndadaye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Melchior Ndadaye Died at 40 (1953-1993) - President of Burundi, Founder of The Burundi Workers' Party

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Cyprien Ntaryamira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Cyprien Ntaryamira Died at 39 (1955-1994) - President of Burundi, airplane shot down

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Kassi Manlan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Kassi Manlan Died at 54 (1947-2001) - World Health Organisation representative

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Ruben Um Nyobé is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Ruben Um Nyobé Died at 45 (1913-1958) - Leader of the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon

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Jean Izamo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Jean Izamo Head of the gendarmerie in David Dacko's government

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François Tombalbaye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
François Tombalbaye Died at 57 (1918-1975) - President of Chad

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Ali Soilih is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Ali Soilih Died at 41 (1937-1978) - Former President of Comoros

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Ahmed Abdallah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Ahmed Abdallah Died at 70 (1919-1989) - President of Comoros

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Marien Ngouabi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Marien Ngouabi Died at 39 (1938-1977) - President of the Congo, shot at Brazzaville

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Patrice Lumumba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Patrice Lumumba Died at 36 (1925-1961) - Former Prime Minister of the Congo

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Maurice Mpolo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Maurice Mpolo Former Youth Minister, and Lumumba associate

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Joseph Okito is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Joseph Okito Senate Vice-President and Lumumba associate

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Laurent-Désiré Kabila is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Laurent-Désiré Kabila Died at 62 (1939-2001) - President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, shot by bodyguard

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Pompey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Pompey Died at 58 (105 BC-47 BC) - Roman politician killed in Egypt

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Al-Afdal Shahanshah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Al-Afdal Shahanshah Died at 55 (1066-1121) - Vizier of Fatimid Egypt

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Al-Amir bi-Ahkami'l-Lah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Al-Amir bi-Ahkami'l-Lah Died at 34 (1096-1130) - Fatimid Caliph

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Qutuz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Qutuz Mamluk sultan of Egypt

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Jean Baptiste Kléber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Jean Baptiste Kléber Died at 47 (1753-1800) - French general

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Boutros Ghali is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Boutros Ghali Died at 64 (1846-1910) - Prime Minister of Egypt

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Sir Lee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Sir Lee Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

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Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moy... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne Died at 64 (1880-1944) - The UK's Minister Resident in the Middle EastEast

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Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha Died at 60 (1888-1948) - Prime Minister of Egypt

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Hassan al-Banna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Hassan al-Banna Died at 43 (1906-1949) - Founder of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Anwar Sadat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Anwar Sadat Died at 63 (1918-1981) - President of Egypt, shot while reviewing military parade

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Farag Foda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Farag Foda Died at 47 (1945-1992) - Egyptian politician and intellectual

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Rifaat el-Mahgoub is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Rifaat el-Mahgoub Died at 64 (1926-1990) - Speaker of Egyptian parliament

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Deyda Hydara is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Deyda Hydara Died at 58 (1946-2004) - Journalist

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Amílcar Cabral is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Amílcar Cabral Died at 49 (1924-1973) - Pan-African intellectual, in Conakry, Guinea

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Batista Tagme Na Waie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Batista Tagme Na Waie Chief of staff of the army

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João Bernardo Vieira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
João Bernardo Vieira Died at 70 (1939-2009) - President of Guinea Bissau

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Baciro Dab� is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
Baciro Dab� Government minister and independent presidential candidate

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H�lder Proen�a is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Assassinations in Africa
H�lder Proen�a Former government minister