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David Maraga listed among 100 influential Africans

President of the Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga has been listed among 100 most influential Africans of 2017.

Other promintent Kenyans in list are Centum CEO James Mworia, Ijara MP Sophia Noor and Lawyer PLO Lumumba.

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The magazine has also honoured Arimus Media Limited CEO Julie Gichuru, Med in Africa founder Yvonne Mburu,athletes Faith Kipyegon ,Nutritionist Ruth Oniang’o  and Helen Obiri.

Three heads of state have been enlisted this year, namely Rwanda’s Paul Kagame,Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo and President Alpha Conde of Guinea.

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also made the list in the Politics and Public Service category for how he served as a safe pair of hands during President Muhammadu Buhari’s enforced absence for most of 2017.

Leading business magnates Aliko Dangote (Nigeria), Mohammed Dewji (Tanzania) make a return on the Business and Finance category, which also sees two controversial entries: Angola’s Isabel dos Santos and Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais.

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The list – the magazine’s most diverse to date –  is spread over eight categories: politics and public service; business and finance; civil society and activism; education; science, technology and innovation; media; arts and culture; and sport – profiles both continental and Diasporan Africans nominated by their peers and industry insiders.


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