6: Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Emery Lumumba was the founder of the mainstream Mouvement National Congolais (MNC) party. He played a major role in campaigning for independence from Belgium. Lumumba was the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Congo.
5: Julius Nyerere
Julius Kambarage Nyerere is one of Africa’s most respected figures. Nyerere was the first President of Tanzania and held office from 29 October 1964 to 5 November 1985. In 1964 he successfully negotiated the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika, resulting in today’s Tanzania. Nyerere voluntarily stepped down as President in 1985.