Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been named among the most influential leaders in Africa in 2017.
The President was actually named in the top three following a list released by New Africa Magazine.
The only African leaders to have ranked higher than Akufo-Addo are Nigeria’s Yemi Osinbajo and Alpha Conde of Guinea.
The New Africa Magazine annually rates the 100 Most Influential Africans, with a host of personalities in politics, business, education, technology, amongst others, featuring.
The 2017 list is spread over eight categories, which include politics and public service; business and finance; civil society and activism; education; science, technology and innovation; media; arts and culture; and sport.
Nomination of persons can either be done by peers or fellow industry players in the aforementioned fields.
This is the fifth time that New Africa Magazine is publishing an end-of-year list to celebrate personalities who have excelled in their various fields, following its debut in 2012.
Akufo-Addo’s rating on the list would come as a huge boost with him having spent just a year in office.
Another Head of State on the list is Paul Kagame of Rwanda, whiles business magnate Aliko Dangote (Nigeria) also gets a place on the list for his progressive works.
Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua also gets a mention on the list after continuing with his unbeaten start career in the year under review.
Another Ghanaian on the New Africa Magazine list is newly-appointed Editor of British Vogue, Edward Kobina Enninful.
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