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13 Most Politically Influential Africans In 2017, Nigeria’s President Buhari Out, His Vice Makes The List

These men wield the most political powers in the continent.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari

The African New Magazine has published 13 most influential African in 2017. On the list, it is surprising that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari Rtd, was not mentioned while his deputy had a place among politically powerful persons in Africa.

According to Mr Omar Ben Yedder, the group publisher and Managing Director of IC Publications, this list shows the power of diversity that defined Africa.

“What our readers will find pleasing is the almost bewildering diversity of this list – in terms of race, ethnic and national diversity. This list, if nothing else, displays the beauty and power of the diversity that makes the Africa we all love,” he said.

This list is made up of highly important Africans who are nominated by their peers and industry insiders.

“Our criteria for ‘influential’ this year was a fairly simple one – it is applied to people whose work or activity has had some sort of transformative effect outside their main calling. This effect results in a change of perception or provides inspiration to others,” said Anver Versi, the editor of the magazine.

Here is the list of the 13 most influential Africans for 2017.

1.    Mrs Amina Mohammed – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (Nigeria)

Mrs Amina Mohammed is the most powerful political personality in Africa.Mrs Amina Mohammed is the most powerful political personality in Africa.

2.    George Weah – Football legend and aspiring President (Liberia)

George Weah leads other contesters in the last presidential elections in Liberia.George Weah leads other contesters in the last presidential elections in Liberia.

3.    Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President (Nigeria)

Auwal Bindo and Samira Idris-AlomaMuhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa (Lamido Adamawa), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

4.    Alpha Condé – President (Guinea)

Guinean President, Alpha CondéGuinean President, Alpha Condéplay

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5.    Mohammed VI – King (Morocco)

Morocco government adopts draft bill on pension reformMorocco government adopts draft bill on pension reform

6.    Justice David Maraga – Supreme Court Judge (Kenya)

Justice David Maraga made history for annulling Kenya's Presidential election in 2017 which was won by a sitting president.playJustice David Maraga made history for annulling Kenya’s Presidential election in 2017 which was won by a sitting president.

7.    Nana Akufo-Addo – President (Ghana)

Buhari at the inauguration ceremony of President Nana Akufo-Addo of GhanaplayBuhari at the inauguration ceremony of President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

 

 (Vanguard)

8.    Sophia Abdi Noor – Politician (Kenya)

Sophia Abdi Noor is the first female Senator in the Kenya parliament.playSophia Abdi Noor is the first female Senator in the Kenya parliament.

9.    Akinwumi Adesina – President Africa Development Bank (Nigeria)

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi AdesinaplayPresident, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

10.    Vanessa Moungar – Director of Gender AfDB (Chad)

She is a leading CSO leader in Africa.playShe is a leading CSO leader in Africa.

11.    Vera Songwe – New head – UN Economic Commission for Africa (Cameroon)

Vera SongweplayVera Songwe

12.    Moussa Faki Mahamat – African Union Commission Chairperson (Chad)

Moussa Faki MahamatMoussa Faki Mahamat

13.    Paul Kagame – President (Rwanda)

President Paul Kagame (above) is seeking a third term in office in 2017 after the approval of constitutional amendments in Rwanda.President Paul Kagame (above) is seeking a third term in office in 2017 after the approval of constitutional amendments in Rwanda.

(Reuters)

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