The heavyweights of African business, diplomacy, government and politics.
The global mediator
The Ghanaian former UN boss quietly pushes for peace from Kenya to Syria and is championing agricultural reform.
Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi
Africa's cement king
Dangote's cement and sugar empire is expanding in Nigeria and abroad, and he may well be the richest man in Africa.
Good governance guy
Sudan's former telecoms mogul has dragged governance to centre stage with his prize that rewards former presidents.
|Ellen Johnson Sirleaf|
First woman president
Liberia's nobel peace prize winning president paves the way for more women to reach the highest office.
The economic shepherd
The African Development Bank president has brought his institution back into relevance by focusing on infrastructure.
The elder stateswoman
Trying to bash commonsense into Africa's hotheads, Mozambique's former first lady is a champion for women's rights.
Busting vested interests
A longtime crusader for reform as Nigeria's finance minister and, previously, as World Bank managing director.
Central bank doctor
Stepping in during Nigeria's bank collapse, Sanusi wants to re-inject ethics into banks.
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS