"Kwanza Capital": the name might not speak to most Congolese. But according to the American NGO The Sentry, co-founded by actor George Clooney, this company is at the heart of an attempt led by the Kabila clan to take control of several Congolese banks between 2013 and 2017, when Joseph Kabila was still president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The 50 most influential Africans: Daniel Yohannes
Now in charge of a huge aid budget that rewards economic and political improvements in developing countries, Yohannes arrived in the US in 1970 and worked his way to the top of the banking profession.
As chief executive of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), he is a powerful voice for Africa in Washington DC.
By linking aid to good governance, the MCC rewards reforming governments on the continent and across the globe.
The corporation is now reflecting on how it got it wrong on Mali, as corruption and an ineffective state apparatus under President Amadou Toumani Touré contributed to the country’s current political turmoil.