List of African Nobel laureates

1951, Max Theiler, South Africa, Physiology or Medicine

1957 Albert Camus, France (born in Algeria), Literature

1960 Albert Luthuli, South Africa, Peace

1978 Anwar El Sadat, Egypt, Peace

1979 Allan M. Cormack, South Africa, Physiology or Medicine

1982 Aaron Klug, South Africa, Chemistry

1984 Desmond Tutu, South Africa, Peace

1985 Claude Simon, France (born in Madagascar), Literature

1986 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, Literature

1988 Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt, Literature

1991 Nadine Gordimer, South Africa, Literature

1993 Nelson Mandela, South Africa, Peace

1993 F. W. de Klerk, South Africa, Peace

1997 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, France (born in Algeria), Physics

1999 Ahmed Zewail,  Egypt, Chemistry

2001 Kofi Annan, Ghana, Peace

2002 Sydney Brenner, South Africa, Physiology or Medicine

2003 J. M. Coetzee, South Africa, Literature

2004 Wangari Maathai, Kenya, Peace

2005 Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt, Peace

2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, Peace

2011 Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, Peace

2018 Denis Mukwege, Democratic Republic of Congo, Peace