This is an incomplete list of African supercentenarians (people from Africa who have attained the age of at least 110 years). One source of lifespans is the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) who, as of 25 November 2020, have verified 3 supercentenarians from Africa.[1] Africa is a region that, 110+ years ago, had relatively few areas with birth records. Yet, records existed in places such as Algeria, South Africa, Cape Verde, and the French Indian Ocean islands.

The oldest verified African ever was Adelina Domingues, born in Cape Verde in 1888 and dying in the USA in 2002, age 114 years, 183 days. Among those who died in Africa, French woman Maria Diaz, who died at the age of 113 years, 249 days on the French island of Reunion. There are currently no verified living supercentenarians in Africa, but there are a few who were born in Africa and then emigrated to another continent.

Oldest Living People in Africa (110+)

Below is an incomplete list of the supercentenarians from Africa. For claims over 115, please visit Longevity claims.

Rank Name Sex Birth Age Country
Eliza Carrows [2] F 21 May 1906? 114 years, 188 days CanadaCANSouth AfricaZAF
Mariana Akiss [3] F 6 Feb 1907? 113 years, 292 days Guinea-BissauGNB
Gogo Shuthekile Nkosi [4] F 21 Apr 1907? 113 years, 218 days? South AfricaZAF
Herordina Chacuvala [5] F 24 Aug 1908? 112 years, 93 days? AngolaAGO
Nancy Marie [6] F 26 Jan 1909 111 years, 303 days SeychellesSEY
Koko Hume Lepota [7] F 16 Mar 1909? 111 years, 254 days? South AfricaZAF
Camana Dala Cudiana [8] F 20 Mar 1909? 111 years, 250 days? AngolaAGO
Rosalie Wolpe F 25 Aug 1909 111 years, 92 days South AfricaZAF
Maria Francisca Goraz F 8 Feb 1910? 110 years, 290 days? Cape VerdeCPV
Adelina da Costa F 10 Mar 1910? 110 years, 260 days? Cape VerdeCPV
Bernarda Neves F 16 Aug 1910 110 years, 101 days AngolaAGO

List of African supercentenarians

Below is an incomplete list of the supercentenarians from Africa.

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country
Fatema Amr Eissa Qadib [9] F 20 Apr 1900? 20 Jan 2015 114 years, 275 days EgyptEGY
Olga Yvonne Agar [10] F 28 June 1903? 16 Dec 2017 114 years, 171 days? MauritiusMRI
1 Maria Diaz [11] F 22 Feb 1898 29 Oct 2011 113 years, 249 days AlgeriaALG
Réunion (France)REU, FRA
Eliza Carrows [12] F 21 May 1906 Living 114 years, 188 days CanadaCANSouth AfricaZAF
Beneditu Shikwamanga [13] M 11 Nov 1901 7 Aug 2015 113 years, 266 days AngolaAGONamibiaNAM
Maria Joana Rodrigues [14] F 6 Jan 1906? c.25 June 2019 113 years, c.170 days? Cape VerdeCPV
Mariana Akiss [15] F 6 Feb 1907 Living 113 years, 292 days Guinea-BissauGNB
2 Julia Sinedia-Cazour F 12 July 1892 6 Oct 2005 113 years, 86 days Réunion (France)REU, FRA
Marie Emilie Louise F 4 Jan 1902 5 Dec 2014 112 years, 335 days British Indian Ocean TerritoryIOTMauritiusMRI
Maria Veiga Amado F 9 Oct 1905 6 May 2018 112 years, 209 days Cape VerdeCPV
Gogo Shuthekile Nkosi [16] F 21 Apr 1907? Living 113 years, 218 days? South AfricaZAF
Elizabeth Maloka F 1 Jan 1902? 13 Jan 2014 112 years, 12 days? South AfricaZAF
Johanna Adonis [17] F 5 Aug 1907 1 Feb 2019 111 years, 180 days South AfricaZAF
Albertina Goncalves F 5 May 1897? 27 Oct 2008 111 years, 175 days? Cape VerdeCPV
3 Johanna Booysen F 17 Jan 1857 16 June 1968 111 years, 151 days South AfricaZAF
Massanga Joao Kulembua F c.28 Sept 1908? 11 Jan 2020 c.111 years, 105 days? AngolaAGO
Muthiasse Valoi F 16 July 1905? 28 Sept 2016 111 years, 74 days? MozambiqueMOZ
Nancy Marie [18] F 26 Jan 1909 Living 111 years, 303 days SeychellesSEY
Koko Hume Lepota [19] F 16 Mar 1909? Living 111 years, 254 days? South AfricaZAF
Mathilde Rousseau F 15 Oct 1909 c.7 July 2020 110 years, c.266 days MauritiusMRI
Tassadit Haouchine [20] F 4 Feb 1900? 11 Sept 2010 110 years, 219 days? AlgeriaALG
Martha Fri F 1 Jan 1902 27 Jul 2012 110 years, 206 days CameroonCMR
Kewal Parsad Bisnauthsing M 10 Oct 1909 6 Apr 2020 110 years, 179 days MauritiusMRI
Arrar Zohra [21] F 6 Sept 1906? 4 Feb 2017 110 years, 149 days? AlgeriaALG
Rosalie Wolpe F 25 Aug 1909 Living 111 years, 92 days South AfricaZAF
Menga Helena F 12 May 1907 6 Sept 2017 110 years, 117 days AngolaAGO
Mbuya Chifamba F 14 Sept 1910 21 Nov 2020 110 years, 68 days ZimbabweZIM
Martha Afrikaner F 27 Sept 1905 11 Nov 2015 110 years, 45 days NamibiaNAM
Alice Magon [22] F 21 May 1906 3 July 2016 110 years, 43 days MauritiusMRI
Sylvia Msoka Chembe F 22 Oct 1905 25 Nov 2015 110 years, 34 days ZambiaZAM
Maria Francisca Goraz F 8 Feb 1910? Living 110 years, 290 days? Cape VerdeCPV
Adelina da Costa F 10 Mar 1910? Living 110 years, 260 days? Cape VerdeCPV
Bernarda Neves F 16 Aug 1910 Living 110 years, 101 days AngolaAGO

Limbo/Incomplete Cases

Rank Name Sex Birth Last confirmed alive Age Country
Thampson Mthombeni [23] M 6 Jun 1902? fl. 22 Oct 2016 114 years, 136+ days MalawiMWIZimbabweZIM
Tuulada Laan-Abeer [24] F 1895? fl. 27 June 2009 114 years, 0+ days SomaliaSOM
Nuuriyo [25] F 1894/1895? fl. 13 Aug 2009 114 years, 0+ days SomaliaSOM
Sulaimon Adebayo [26] M 1895? fl. 1 April 2009 114 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Jonathan Kaluwa [27] M 1890? fl. 14 June 2003 113 years, 0+ days Democratic Republic of the CongoCOD
Mdala Aksa [28] F 1900? fl. 5 Apr 2013 113 years, 0+ days TanzaniaTZA
Ismael Porgo [29][30] M 1905? fl. 4 June 2018 113 years, 0+ days Burkina FasoBFA
Enock Bera Choga [31] M 12 Feb 1900 fl. 13 Feb 2012 112 years, 1+ days ZimbabweZIM
Pascal Ochwo [32] M 1902? fl. 4 Sept 2014 112 years, 0+ days UgandaUGA
Ahmed Muhamed Dore [33] M 1897? fl. 29 Oct 2009 112 years, 0+ days SomaliaSOM
Esmel Gnagne Ernest [34] M 1900/1901? 26 July 2013 112 years, 0+ days Ivory CoastCIV
Abodurin Sanusi [35] M 1899/1900? fl. 9 Feb 2012 112 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Abimbola Asaye [36] F 1899/1900? fl. 22 Mar 2012 112 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Mzee Zacharia Kahuno Warugai [37] M 1899/1900? fl. 24 Jan 2012 112 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Arthur Njuguna Muhenia [38] M Nov 1901? fl. 19 Nov 2013 112 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Rachel Wanjiru [39] F 3 Sept 1901? fl. 3 Sept 2013 112 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Andrew Christian Agyeman [40] M Apr 1908? 6 Jan 2020 111 years, 251+ days? GhanaGHA
Amelia Macoo [41] F 2 Mar 1906? fl. 13 Mar 2017 111 years, 11+ days? MozambiqueMOZ
Esther Lucy Itere [42] F 1907? 8 July 2018 111 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Nawara Mohammed Ismail al-Ashri [43] F 1905/1906? fl. 22 Oct 2017 111 years, 0+ days EgyptEGY
Miliya Chimanga [44] F 1905? fl. 30 Apr 2016 111 years, 0+ days ZambiaZAM
Shapiku Nkhani [45] F 1901? fl. 2 Sept 2012 111 years, 0+ days ZambiaZAM
Martha Igyuse Bonka [46] F 1901? 19 Nov 2012 111 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Mallam Shehu Ahmed Bida [47] M 1901/1902? fl. 9 Feb 2013 111 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Agnes Razafindratavy [48] F c. 1897? fl. 2 Oct 2008 111 years, 0+ days MadagascarMAD
Nini Theckla Neng Nakeh [49] F 1901? 13 July 2012 111 years, 0+ days CameroonCMR
Unknown [50] M 1908? Living 111 years, 329 days+? NamibiaNAM
Mujahid Abdul Razzaq Jalgaf [51] M 1907? 27 Feb 2018 110 years, 58+ days LibyaLBY
Michael Kgantsi [52] M 18 July 1904 fl. 6 Sep 2014 110 years, 42+ days ZimbabweZIM
Lucy Ncube [53] F 7 Aug 1904 fl. 6 Sep 2014 110 years, 30+ days ZimbabweZIM
Muzeyi Raphael Ntembahaiguru [54] M 1908? Mar 2018 110 years, 0-82 days? UgandaUGA
Vhulahani Johanna Tsanwani [55] F 9 Aug 1903 fl. 21 Aug 2013 110 years, 12+ days South AfricaZAF
Maria Teixeira F 25 Dec 1898 fl. 28 Dec 2008 110 years, fl. 3 days Cape VerdeCPV
Mzee Asanansio Rutimbirayo [56] M 30 Jun 1902 fl. 1 Jul 2012 110 years, 1+ days UgandaUGA
Andreas Sithole M 13 Jul 1905 fl. 14 Jul 2015 110 years, 1+ days South AfricaZAF
Mariam Ithungu [57] F 1904? c.16 Jan 2014 110 years, 0+ days UgandaUGA
Racheal Jolaade Osho [58] F 1908/1909? 27 Jan 2020 110 years, 0+ days NigeriaNGA
Anonymous [59] F 1908/1909? 18 Aug 2019 110 years, 0+ days AngolaAGO
Esther Mumbua Munyweia [60] F 1907/1908? 29 Oct 2018 110 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Julia Kauna M’Ithili [61] F 1908? 19 Oct 2018 110 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Aba Sahle Mariam [62] M 1903/1904? 21 Feb 2014 110 years, 0+ days EthiopiaETH
Fofana Kartia [63] F 1901/1902? fl. 29 Aug 2012 110 years, 0+ days Ivory CoastCIV
Raline [64] F 1901? fl. 3 Jan 2012 110 years, 0+ days MadagascarMAD
Jesca Ciahcabi [65] F 1904? fl. 14 Oct 2014 110 years, 0+ days KenyaKEN
Fetouma [66] F 1900/1901? fl. 25 Nov 2011 110 years, 0+ days MoroccoMAR
Xalaawi Waadi Jaamac [67] F 1907? 31 Aug 2017 110 years, 0+ days SomaliaSOM
Pa Daniel M. Starke [68] M 1899? 13 Sept 2009? 110 years, 0+ days Sierra LeoneSLE
Elhadj Silaty Seinkoun Kaba [69] M 1906? 29 July 2016 110 years, 0+ days GuineaGUI
Helena Yawa [70] F 1847? 7 June 1957 110 years, 0+ days TogoTGO
Zafan Samrai [71] F 1908? fl. 18 Feb 2018 110 years, 0+ days EritreaERI

List of African emigrant supercentenarians

Below is an incomplete list of supercentenarians born in Africa who emigrated to another continent before they died.

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country
of birth
Country
of death
1 Adelina Domingues [72] F 19 Feb 1888 21 Aug 2002 114 years, 183 days Cape VerdeCPV United StatesUSA
2 Anne Primout [11] F 5 Oct 1890 26 Mar 2005 114 years, 172 days AlgeriaALG FranceFRA
3 Marcelle Narbonne [73] F 25 Mar 1898 1 Jan 2012 113 years, 282 days AlgeriaALG FranceFRA
Rebecca Ngombwa [74] F 1 Jan 1907? Living 113 years, 328 days? Democratic Republic of the CongoCOD United StatesUSA
4 Consuelo Moreno [72] F 5 Feb 1893 13 Nov 2004 111 years, 282 days MoroccoMAR United StatesUSA
5 Emile Fourcade [11] M 29 July 1884 29 Dec 1995 111 years, 153 days AlgeriaALG FranceFRA
Andree Santini [75] F 21 Aug 1907 4 May 2018 110 years, 256 days AlgeriaALG FranceFRA
Jeanne Hue F 2 Oct 1895 5 May 2006 110 years, 215 days TunisiaTUN FranceFRA
Rose Campos [76] F 9 May 1908 25 Oct 2018 110 years, 169 days AlgeriaALG FranceFRA
Miriam Ebrahim [77] F 27 July 1908 Living 112 years, 121 days? ZimbabweZIM United StatesUSA
Virginia Monteiro [78] F 28 Mar 1895 7 Apr 2005 110 years, 10 days Cape VerdeCPV United StatesUSA
Rosalina dos Reis Valle [79] F 1844/45? 1955 110 years, 0+ days? AngolaAGO BrazilBRA
Filisbino Juliano Costa [80] M 1908/09? c.14 Nov 2019 110 years, 0+ days? MozambiqueMOZ BrazilBRA

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