Who are the New African Magazine MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS of 2019 and why?
As has become customary for several years now, New African has released its annual listing of the 100 Most Influential Africans (MIA) of 2019 in its December Edition. Who made the list and why? Find out here
The increasingly popular New African 100 Most Influential Africans listing provides a rapid review of some of the major events and developments across the continent through bite-sized highlights of achievements of individuals in various countries and most sectors of life.
As in previous years, we make no distinction between Africans living and working in the continent and those in the diaspora. They all have roots to and in Africa. And as we always indicate, this list is not exhaustive.
The MIA2019 Edition comes with four covers which feature: 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.
How have Africans fared in 2019 compared to previous years and in what ways have they been most influential? There is no easy answer to this as there are so many variables to consider and the world outside Africa itself has been undergoing some extraordinary changes.