Two Africans made Forbes international’s list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ for the year 2016. Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote was listed along with Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh el Sisi.
Both men rose up the ladder from the 2015 ranking. El Sisi was ranked 44th most powerful person in the world – 5 spots up from 2015 when he was at number 49. Dangote also notched three steps up from his 2015 position of 71st to end this year at 68 spot.
El Sisi beat the likes of incumbent US president Barrack Obama (48th), Michael Bloomberg (55th) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (56th). Dangote also beat incoming vice-president of the US, Mike Pence.