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2020 100 Most Influential Young Africans List Announced

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Leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media and Africa Youth Awards have announced the 5th annual publication of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans list for 2020 curated to recognize young Africans for their outstanding contributions towards the development of Africa in diverse fields.

With a record 49 females and 51 males represented from 29 African countries, the list features notable faces such as Davido, Peace Hyde, Bobi Wine, Aya Chebbi, Caster Semenya and climate change activists Vanessa Nakate & Nisreen Elsaim.

The list also features 7 young ministers from across the continent, including Angola’s Finance Minister, Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves, Rwanda’s ICT Minister, Paula Ingabire, Sudan’s Minister of Youth, Wala’a Essam al-Boushi and Namibia’s deputy ICT minister, Emma Inamutila Theofelus.

Nigeria recorded the highest representation with 21 young achievers, with Ghana, Kenya and South Africa also recording a representation of 10 young people each.

Sharing insight about the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media noted: “the 2020 list features young people pursuing various interests intended to put the name of the continent on the globe through selfless sacrifices and spirited leadership”. He also stated that young people are motivated by the stories of these young achievers who continue to take a lead amid a global pandemic.

The announcement of the list precedes the African Union’s annual Africa Youth Day celebration which is slated to celebrate young trailblazers from across the continent for 2020.

Criteria for selection included: Excellence in Leadership & Performance, Personal accomplishments, Commitment to sharing knowledge, Breaking the Status Quo and being an accomplished young African.

Below is the official list of 2020 100 Most Influential Young Africans arranged in alphabetical order
Abasi Ene-Obong (54Gene)
Abdoulaye “ABD” Traore (WatsUp TV)
Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan)
Adebola Williams (RED | For Africa)
Adetola Nola (Veritasi Homes and Properties)
Adji Bousso Dieng (Computer Scientist)
Alain Nteff (Healthlane)
Alex Iwobi (Everton)
Amina Priscille Longoh (Minister, Women and Protection of Children, Chad)
Anwar Bougroug (Fashion Designer)
Arielle Kitio Tsamo (Cameroon Youth School Tech Incubator)
Ashish Thakkar (Mara Group)
Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona Femení)
Aurélie Adam Soulé Zoumarou (Minister, Digital Economy and Communications, Benin)
Aya Chebbi (African Union Youth Envoy)
Berla Mundi (OAP)
Betty Kyallo (Journalist)
Bobi Wine (MP, Kyadondo East Constituency, Uganda)
Boniface Mwangi (Activist)
Boubou (Artist)
Bright Simons (IMANI Africa)
Broda Shaggi (Comedian)
Burna Boy (Musician)
Caster Semenya (Athlete)
Charlette N’Guessan (BACE Group)
Charlot Magayi (Mukuru Stoves)
Christian Achaleke Leke (Youth Development Expert)
Clarisse Iribagiza (Computer Scientist)
Dancegod Lloyd (Dancer)
Daniel Dotse (Lead for Ghana)
Davido (Musician)
Dentaa Amoateng (GUBA Foundation)
Diamond Platnumz (Musician)
DJ Neptune (Disc Jockey)
Dorcas Wangira (Citizen TV)
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (OAP)
Eddy Kenzo (Musician)
Edith Brou (Blogger)
Edith Kimani (DW)
Emma Inamutila Theofelus (Deputy Minister, ICT, Namibia)
Emtithal Mahmoud (Activist)
Fadzayi Mahere (Spokesperson, MDC Alliance, Zimbabwe)
Fatoumata Bâ (Janngo)
Fejiro Hanu Agbodje (Patricia Technologies)
Gregory Rockson (mPharma)
Habila Malgwi (Global Citizen Forum)
Hadeel Osman (Fashion Revolution)
Ilwad Elman (Elman Peace and Human Rights Center)
Innoss’B (Musician)
Javnyuy Joybert (Speaker)
Joeboy (Musician)
Joel Nanauka (Speaker)
John Obidi (Speaker)
Karl Kugelmann (Model)
Kiki Mordi (Journalist)
Kuami Eugene (Musician)
Lamin Darboe (National Youth Council, Gambia)
Lelise Neme (Ethiopian Investment Commission)
Master KG (Musician)
Mbwana Samatta (Fenerbahce)
Melene Rossouw (Women Lead Movement)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Nancy Kacungira (BBC Africa)
Nelson Kwaje (Defy Hate Now)
Nermine Sfar (Dancer)
Ngombe Tamaris (Collectif Entre Elles)
Nisreen Elsaim (UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change)
Njugush (Comedian)
Odunayo Eweniyi (PiggyVest)
Ogutu Okudo (SpringRock Group)
Ola Brown (Flying Doctors)
Olugbenga Agboola (Flutterwave)
Orondaam Otto (Slum2School)
Paula Ingabire (Minister, ICT and Innovation, Rwanda)
Peace Hyde (Forbes Africa)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Qabale Duba (Qabale Duba Foundation)
Rachel Sibande (mHub)
Rediet Abebe (Computer Scientist)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Sandrine Umutoni (Imbuto Foundation)
Satta Sheriff (Action for Justice and Human Rights)
Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa (Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab)
Simi (Musician)
Siya Kolisi (Rugby Player)
Solomon Serwanjja (NBSTV)
Stonebwoy (Musician)
Takele Uma Banti ((Minister, Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ethiopia)
Temie Giwa Tubosun (LifeBank)
Thando Thabethe (OAP)
Theo Baloyi (Bathu Shoes)
Thuso Mbedu (Artist)
Tumi Sole (CountyDuty)
Umra Omar (Safari Doctors)
Vanessa Nakate (Climate Justice Activist)
Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves (Minister, Finance, Angola)
Victor Wanyama (Montreal Impact)
Vusi Thembekwayo (Speaker)
Wala’a Essam al-Boushi (Minister, Youth and Sport, Sudan)
Yawa Hansen-Quao (Emerging Public Leaders)

This initiative is a partnered activity between Africa Youth Awards and Avance Media.
You can also visit www.africayouthawards.org to get more information about the list activities.

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Wolves Striker, Raul Jimenez Suffers Fractured Skull After Head Clash With David Luis In Arsenal Game; Undergoes Surgery | PHOTOS

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Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull and has undergone an operation following his head clash with David Luis against Arsenal on Sunday, November 29.

The Mexican striker was stretchered off after the head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and was given oxygen after the accidental incident.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery The clash of heads occurred early in the match and resulted in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:27pm today (29 November) to reports of a person injured at Emirates Stadium on Queensland Road, Holloway.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a medic in car to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

The 29-year-old was taken to a London hospital, where he was conscious and responding to treatment.

In a statement on Monday, Wolves said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.

“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.

“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”

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Senegal World Cup Hero, Pape Bouba Diop Dies At 42 After Battling With Long Illness

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Pape Bouba Diop, a former Senegalese footballer has passed away at the age of 42.

According to reports, Bouba Diop had been suffering from a long-time illness before his death.

The midfielder became a national hero when he scored the goal which saw Senegal beat France 1-0 in their opening World Cup game in 2002.

He first arrived in English football when he joined Fulham from Lens in 2004. He later joined Portsmouth in 2007 and after a stint with AEK Athens returned to the top flight by joining West Ham in 2011.

After one season with the Hammers, he joined Birmingham City before being released in January 2013.

Diop won 63 caps for Senegal, scoring 11 goals including his historic World Cup strike.

Barthélémy Dias, the mayor of Mermoz Sacré-Cœur in Senegal paid tribute to Bouba Diop on Sunday, writing on social media: :Thank you GAINDÉ for making us dream so much.

“Your name will forever be engraved in the Football Hall of Fame alongside great legends.

“May God welcome you in his Paradise.”

 Senegal World Cup hero, Pape Bouba Diop dies at 42 after battling with long illness

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie Drops Another Prophecy Ahead Of The 2020 Elections

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie, the leader of Prophetic Hill Church has dropped a cryptic prophecy ahead of the coming 2020 election which is barely a week away.

In the next 6 days, Ghanaians would be going to the polls to elect a new president and parliament members to represent them in their various constituencies.

According to him, John Mahama would win the presidential elections, but he won’t be given the power because he is a Northerner.

His post reads: “The Lord Sais, tell the NATION..Thye said they won’t even give the POWER TO JM,EVEN IF HE WINS BECAUSE HE IS A NORTHERNER…Let the N.D.C WOKE UP, LET THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GHANA WOKE UP TO SAVE THIS NATION FROM WORSE DARKNESS EVER IN OUR HISTORY SAYS THE LORD” P.N.G”

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