2. Aliko Dangote (Dongote Group – Nigeria)
71st Most Powerful Man In The world.
The second most powerful man on the continent is Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man by far, and he’s not slowing down. This year alone, his Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, launched new cement plants in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania. In total, Dangote Cement now produces more than 30 million metric tonnes each year, with a plan to double capacity by 2018. Dangote owns more than 90% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Other companies in the Dangote Group – which is active in 15 African countries – include publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.
1. Abdel el-Sisi (President of Egypt)
49th Most Powerful Man In The World.
The most powerful man in Africa ranks 49th on the global scale. A former Egyptian defense minister and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi took over leadership of the most populous Arab state well before he was elected president last year with 96.6% of total votes. In 2013, the military ousted President Mohamed Morsi, with el-Sisi saying Morsi “did not achieve the goals of the people.”