Akufo-Addo makes 100 Most Influential Africans list

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been included in the 100 Most Influential Africans list.

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

The list was compiled by London based magazine, New African in its December edition.

According to New African Magazine, with regards to political leaders, the people chosen as the most influential are those who put the interests of their citizens ahead of their own ambitions while running the economy.

“By and large, some political leaders, as well as those running continental institutions, put the interests of their people ahead of their own ambitions. It did not come as a surprise that Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. We believe our listing reflects this aspect of the continent’s politics,” the magazine wrote.

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.


Apart from President Akufo-Addo, some other persons who made the list include Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize this year, and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

Other influencers such as Amina J Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General; Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines; South Africans Thando Hopa, model and activist; and Siya Kolisi, the rugby World Cup champion captain, South African Comedian, Trevor Noah also made the 2019 MIA list.


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