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Ezekwesili, Dangote among most influential Africans in 2014

24 November 2014, 21:26

Lagos - Nigeria is dominating the Most Influential Africans list of 2014, a year that was dominated by the overnight abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the militant Boko Haram sect in Chibok Borno

Nigeria has 27 entries, six behind South Africa, which has the highest number of listings.

The abduction of the schoolgirls earned Obiageli Ezekwesili the listing.

Also read: Dangote to support Ebola fight with $3m

Listed by New African for her influence in Civil Society and Activism, Ezekwesili, one of the founders of Transparency International used her voice to speak up for those who could not, as she demand #BringbackOurGirls.

"Slowly but surly this message went viral and the world began to listen," New African commented.

There is some mention of  prominent local businessman, Aliko Dangote.

The Most Influential Africans of 2014 highlight the key themes, personalities and game changers" of the year, for the celebrations and the controversy, compilers said.

However, the full version of the list will be available in the December issue of New African, available on newsstands from Tuesday

- CAJ News


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