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TOP 10 LONGEST SERVING AFRICAN LEADERS

The Top 10 Longest Serving African Leaders is a list of Africa’s presidents that have stayed longest in power, either in a civilian or military regime. This Top 10 Longest Serving African Leaders list captures only those that are currently in power. A list of Africa’s leaders that stayed longest in power would be brought to you soon. From 10 to 1, the longest serving African presidents are:
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TOP UGANDAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ARRESTED.

Two top Ugandan politicians seeking to unseat the African nation’s President were arrested Thursday for allegedly defying orders to “stage illegal rallies not cleared by police,” a top law enforcement official said.

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TOP 10 MOST EDUCATED AFRICAN LEADERS.

A wise man once said ‘The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves’. Majority, if not all of Africa’s current leaders possess a form of formal education. This post is aimed at listing the top 10 Africa leaders with the highest academic qualifications.  The list is in no particular order.

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TOP 20 AFRICA RICHEST MEN 2015

I recently brought you a list of Africa’s oldest universities and the most populated cities in Africa. Today let’s talk about Africa’s 20 richest people with a total net worth of over $75,000,000,000. I’d love to know, what that is in your local currency. Tell us in the comment box below.

20. MOHAMMED AL-FAYED, $2 BILLION (EGYPT):

 Mohammed Al-Fayed is an 86years old business magnate from Egypt. A former owner of  Fulham FC, Fayed business interest include hotel Ritz Paris and a host of real estate. He resides in Geneva, Switzerland.

mohammed al-fayed

19. FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA, $2 BILLION (NIGERIA): 

Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman regarded as the richest woman in Africa and also the richest woman of Africa descent in the world. She’s involved in fashion, oil and printing industries and also the executive vice president of Famfa oil limited. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

Folorunsho Alakija

18. KING MOHAMMED VI, $2.1(BILLION (MOROCCO): 

King Mohammed is the current king of morocco, aged 51 and married with 2 children. He’s involved in banking, mining and sugar production. With a leading share in the country’s largest bank. He resides in Rabat, morocco.

king mohammed VI

17. STEPHEN SAAD,$2.1 BILLION (SOUTH AFRICA): 

Stephen Saad is a south African business man, Founder of Africa’s largest pharmaceutical company, Aspen pharmaceuticals(producers of generic drugs min over 150 countries)  Saad became a millionaire at 29 after selling his  stock for $3 million. He’s married with 4 daughters.

STEPHEN SAAD

16. PATRICE MOTSEPE, $2.2 BILLION(SOUTH AFRICA)

 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe is the founder and non-executive chairman of African rainbow minerals. A company that deals in mining of gold and other precious stones. He’s aged 53 and owns a football club called the Mamelodi sundowns.

PATRICK MOTSEPE

15. YASSEEN MANSOUR,$2.3BILLION(EGYPT):

Yassen Mansour runs the Mansour Group with his brothers. They own Caterpillars dealership in several African countries as well as supermarkets and all the McDonalds franchise in Egypt. He’s also involved in real estate. He’s married with 4 children and lives in Cairo, Egypt.

YASSEEN MANSOUR
14.OTHMAN BENJELLOUN, 2.3BILLION(MOROCCO): 
Othman Benjelloun is a Moroccan business magnate aged 84,He’s involved in banking, insurance and telecommunication and owns BMCE bank which has presence in 20 countries in Africa. Last year, Benjelloun announced plans to build a 30 stories high tower to house his bank headquarter in Casablanca, Morocco.

OTHMAN BENJELLOUN

13.KOOS BEKKER,2.5 BILLION(SOUTH AFRICA):

 Former chairman of the leading media group Naspers operating in over 130 countries. Koos bekker ,62 is a shrewd media tycoon who has refused to be paid salary but instead would rather be paid in stocks from the company. Hes a founding member of the telecoms firm, MTN. Geographically, the group spans across Africa,Europe, china, india and other smaller countries.

12. YOUSSEF MANSOUR,$2.9BILLION(MOROCCO): 

The quieter of the 3 Mansour brothers. Youssef aged 70 is married with 5 children and is worth $2.9billion.he has a stake in the Mansour Group.

11. NAQUIB SAWIRIS,$3.1BILLION (EGYPT): 

Naquib Sawiris is a 61 years old Egyptian telecommunication magnate. The  CEO of Orascom telecommunication media. He’s  married with 4 children and has a strong political presence in Egypt after the Egyptian revolution.

10.ISSAD REBRAB,$3.1BILLION(ALGERIA).

 founder and CEO of cevital, the largest privately owned conglomerate in Algeria which boast of being among the  largest sugar refineries in the world. He’s the richest man in Algeria and is married with children.

ISSAD REBRAB

9.ISABEL DOS SANTOS,$3.3 BILLION(ANGOLA):

 Isabel is the daughter of Angola current prersident. jose eduardo dos santos. she’s an investor and is renowned as the richest woman in Africa and also the most powerful woman in Angola.she’s married with 2 children.

ISABEL DOS SANTOS

8.NATHAN KIRSH,$3.9BILLION(SWAZILAND): 

Nathan Kirsh is a Swazi business mogul with a property empire spanning Swaziland,Australia and Europe. He’s the CEO of Jethro holdings,an agro allied company involved in selling of perishable and non perishable food products.

NATHAN KIRSH

7.MOHAMMED MANSOUR $4BILLION(EGYPT): 

Mohammed Mansour is the third of the Mansour brothers . he overruns the  caterpillar subdivision of the Mansour group and is  recorded to be the brain behind the post-revolution success of the Mansour group after the uprising in Egypt.

MOHAMMED MANSOUR

6.MIKE ADENUGA $4.2 BILLION(NIGERIA):

 Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria.CEO of Globacom, an indigenous telecommunication company in Nigeria.his business interest expands into oil and gas as well as telecoms.

MIKE Adenuga

5.NASSEF SAWIRIS $6.3BILLION(EGYPT): 

The richest man in Egypt and  youngest brother  to Naguib Sawiris. He’s the CEO of Orascom construction industries.

NASSEF SAWIRIS

4.CHRISTOFFEL WIESE $6.3BILLION(SOUTH AFRICA): 

Christoffel Wiese is a self-made billionaire whose source of wealth is consumer retails.A graduate of stelenbosch university,he is  the founder of shoprite, and a host of other companies. he lives in cape town, south Africa and is married with 3 children.

CHRISTOFFEL WIESE

3.NICKY OPPENHEIMER $6.7BILLION:(SOUTH AFRICA):

 Nicky Oppenheimer made his money from diamonds. he sold his 40% stake of the company he founded  for $5.1 billion cash. and is currently involved in the  Anglo American company.he is married with a son.

NICKY OPPEBHEIMER

2.JOHANN RUPERT $7.4BILLION(SOUTH AFRICA): 

Johann Rupert is a south African business tycoon whose business of choice is the sales of luxury goods.he is the chairman of compagnie financiere richemont and also a south African luxury goods company remgro. he’s credited as saying that the thought of the poor overthrowing the rich keeps him up at night.

JOHANN RUPERT

1. ALIKO DANGOTE $15BILLION (NIGERIA):

 Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man. he owns the  dangote group. he  made  his  money from the sales of cement, flour and sugar.his net worth dropped from $25billion due to a weak naira and a fall in oil price. he’s currently on a bid to build a private oil refinery in Nigeria.

ALIKO DANGOTE

That’s all folks! Africa’s 20 richest men and women of 2015.

TOP 10 MOST POPULATED CITIES IN AFRICA

The top 10 most populated cities in Africa in 2015 is a very interesting list. This is so because Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. With 1.5 billion people as of recent estimate in 2015 , it accounts for about 20% of the world’s human population. although this  population is dispersed randomly across the continent. this list brings out  the recent estimate for 2015.

10.Casablanca, morocco

Casablanca is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s French colonial legacy is seen in its downtown Mauresque architecture, a blend of Moorish style and European art deco. it has a population of 3.5 million people

9.Nairobi,Kenya:

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya.. it was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway.Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially, current estimate from the 2011population census put Nairobi at 3.8million. 

8 Cape Town, South africa:

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa behind Johannesburg and it is the provincial capital of the Western Cape. Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is famous around the world for its beautiful harbor and it has a long history going back to its development by the Dutch East India Company for supplying ships in the mid-17th century. estimates in 2015 put Cape Town as having a population of 4 million. 

7. Abidjan,Ivory coast: 

Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and is the most populated West African French-speaking city. Its population at the 2014 Census was 4,707,404, which is 20% of the overall population of the country.

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6. Addis Ababa,Ethiopia

Addis ababa, Capital of Ethiopia once termed as Africa’s fastest growing economy is the 6th most populated cities in Africa boasting a population of over 4.5million with expert forecast putting it at 8.1 million by 2040,

alt=  TOP 10 MOST POPULATED CITIES IN AFRICA5. Johannesburg — 

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in the country. Johannesburg is one of the largest 50 urban agglomerations in the world and the largest city in the world that is not located on a coast, lake or river. Johannesburg has an estimated population of 5 million in 2015.

4.Giza,Egypt. 

 Giza is a plateau southwest of modern Cairo which served as the necropolis for the royalty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Most famous for the pyramids of Egypt. its estimated population of 7.4 million puts it at the 7th position.

3.Kinshasa, Congo :

 Kinshasa is often considered the second largest francophone city in the world after Paris. its the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is in the west of the country along the south bank of the Congo River. the population of Kinshasa is 12 million.

2.Cairo,Egypt  

Cairo is the largest city in Egypt and the country’s capital and it is located close to the Nile Delta. With a history dating back to CE 969, Cairo blends old-world and new-world Egypt. It is often referred to as Masr by Egyptians, which is the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of Egypt, as well as al-Qahirah (“the Vanquisher”), Kayro or Umm al-Dunya (“the mother of the world”).

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Cairo has an estimated 2015 population of 13 million,

1. Lagos,Nigeria 

 Lagos is a port and the most populous city in Nigeria. The metropolitan area originated on islands, including Lagos Island, that were protected from the Atlantic Ocean by sand spits. The city has expanded onto the mainland west of the lagoon, however, with Ikeja, the capital of Lagos, and Agege over 25 miles northwest of Lagos Island. Lagos has a population estimated at 21 million in 2014, which makes it the largest city in Africa.

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