African Diplomats: Preface
This section contains the names of the members of the diplomatic staffs of the African
missions and their spouses.
Members of the diplomatic staff are the members of the staff of the mission having
diplomatic rank. These persons, with the exception of those identified by asterisks, enjoy
full immunity under provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Pertinent
provisions of the Convention include the following:
The person of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable. He/she shall not be liable to any
form of arrest or detention. The receiving State shall treat him/her with due respect and
shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on his/her person, freedom, or
A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving
State. He/she shall also enjoy immunity from civil and administrative jurisdiction, except
in the case of:
- (a) a real action relating to private immovable property situated in the territory of
the receiving State, unless he/she holds it on behalf of the sending State for the
purposes of the mission;
- (b) an action relating to succession in which the diplomatic agent is involved as
executor, administrator, heir, or legatee as a private person and not on behalf of the
- (c) an action relating to any professional or commercial activity exercised by the
diplomatic agent in the receiving State outside of his/her official functions.
A diplomatic agent's family members are entitled to the same immunities unless they are
United States nationals. ASTERISKS (**) IDENTIFY UNITED STATES NATIONALS.
Note: Changes occur daily. The status of personnel listed in this publication
should be verified with the Office of Protocol.