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Nana Akufo-Addo Recognized Amongst The 100 Most Influential Africans, 2019.

GREATER ACCRA, GHANA ( – President of the 4th Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, according to the New African Magazine (an English-language monthly news magazine based in London), has been recognized and named as one out of the 100 Most Influential Africans in 2019.

Akufo-Addo featured in the list which includes Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote for his significant and practical contribution on the continent, especially in the areas of education among others. The list is broken down into eight categories, of which the Business and Finance section leads with 28 entries, followed by The Arts and Culture, with 18 entries, and Politics and Public Office which has 15 entries.

The increasingly popular New African 100 Most Influential Africans listing provides a rapid review of some of the major events and developments across the continent through bite-sized highlights of achievements of individuals in various countries and most sectors of life. As in previous years, the list makes no distinction between Africans living and working in the continent and those in the diaspora. They all have roots to and in Africa. And as we always indicate, this list is not exhaustive.

Overall, Nigerians dominate this year’s list with 27 entries, followed by South Africa and Ghana, both with 9 entries. English speaking countries represented 65% of all entries, while at 42 entries, female representation is down from 50 achieved last year.

Some of the notable names on the list is the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Alaa Salah, the 22 year-old Sudanese protester popularly referred to as ‘Lady Liberty’ – the architectural engineering student, who became the face of the people’s revolution in Sudan – that eventually brought down the iron-fisted rule of former leader Omar Al-Bashir.

Two sporting heroes also make this year’s top list, Siya Kolisi, the first black captain of South Africa’s national rugby team, who were crowned world champions in November, and of course Kenyan world record breaker Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon runner.

The full list can be found here

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