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Top 10 Richest Presidents in Africa

Top 10 Richest Presidents in Africa 2021

Africa is perceived as a poor continent but most of its influential leaders are worth millions of dollars.  A big number of African presidents are worth much more than anyone can imagine. Here is a list of the richest Presidents in Africa in 2021.

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10. Idriss Déby ($50 million)

Idriss Déby born on June 18th, 1952 has been the president of Chad since 1990.  He won the presidency in 1990 through a coup to become the 6th president of Chad. He has consecutively won the five other presidential elections that have been held in Chad.

Idriss Déby is worth $50 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.  In 2006, Chad was listed as the world’s most corrupt nation by Forbes Magazine. Chad’s wealth comes from oil but over 10 million of its citizens live below the poverty line.

idris derby is among the richest presidents in africa

 

9. Isaias Afwerki ($100 million)

Isaias Afwerki was born on 1946 February 2nd in Asmara, Eritrea.  He has been in power since 1993 as the president of Eritrea.  His net worth is estimated to be $100 million. His wealth is said to come from compensations as a world leader.

Isaias Afwerki is one of the richest presidents in africa

 

8. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ($185 million)

The president of Egypt since 2014 is Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He was among the top 50 powerful people in Forbes List 2018.  The president was born on 1954 November and his net worth is $185 million.  His source of wealth includes inheritance, land assets as well as family success as reported by the Guardian.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

 

7. King Mswati III ($200 million)

King Mswati III is the leader of a monarch that currently rules Swaziland. He is worth $200 million according to Forbes. His wealth comes from his enormous investments.

The 51-year-old monarch owns several vehicles including a Maybach worth $500,000.  He also has a private jet that he received in 2018 as a gift for his birthday as he turned 50. The private jet is worth $17 million. Allegedly, his over 13 wives spent $6million on shopping in summer 2020. The king has however been criticized due to his extravagant lifestyle as the rest of the citizens suffer. Over 40% of the population is also unemployed.

King Mswati III

 

6. Cyril Ramaphosa ($450 million)

Cyril Ramaphosa is the current president of South Africa.  According to Time Magazine Cyril Ramaphosa was among the most influential people in 2021.  According to Forbes Magazine, Cyril Ramaphosa net worth was $450 million in 2015.

He was also number 12 among the richest South African the same year. He is a self-made millionaire. He was the chairman of Shanduka Group that merged with the Pembani Group to form Pan African Industrial Holding Group, with total assets amounting to $900 million. Shanduka own financial institutions, bottling plants among other businesses.

Cyril Ramaphosa

 

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5. Paul Kagame ($500 million)

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda was born in October 1957, in Tambwe Ruanda-Urundi. He rose into power in 2000 and has been the president of Rwanda after the resignation of Pasteur Bizimungu.  He is worth $500 million.

According to a report by Financial Times in 2012, Paul Kagame and his family own the majority of investments in Rwanda such as Crystal Ventures.  The company has $500 million worth of assets inclusive of a Bombardier Global Express private jet worth $50 million. Most of his wealth is also hidden offshore under the names of his children. Ivan Kagame is said to have a house in Beverly Hills, California worth 2 million dollars.

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4. Uhuru Kenyatta ($500 million)

Uhuru Kenyatta is the current president of Kenya serving his second term as the 4th ruler of the republic. He was born in 1961 October 26th.  His father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of the nation.  Although sources estimate Uhuru Kenyatta’s net worth to be $500 million, he is richer than the Rwandese president.

According to Forbes, his main source of wealth is land. He is the heir of the largest land holdings in the country with over 500,000 acres of land acquired by his father in 1960s. Uhuru Kenyatta and his family members also own popular businesses in the country such as Brookside Dairies, shares in K24 a television station and a commercial bank among others.

 

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3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo ($600 million)

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the 2nd and incumbent president of Equatorial Guinea. He has been in power since 1979.  He was born on June 5th, in the year 1942.  The country constitution has given him the power to rule through a dictatorship.  As of 2021, his net worth stood at $600 million as per Forbes Magazine.

In 2007, he was investigated on corruption and use of funds fraudulently to finance his luxuries and purchase private mansions.  Teodorin, the eldest son of Obiang and the vice president of the country has been accused by various international countries such as France and the USA for money laundering and purchase of property using stolen funds. The family is said to own Equatorial Guinea’s economy. Corruption, poverty, and abuse of human rights continue to affect the citizens of the country under Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo leadership.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the third richest presidents in africa

 

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2. Ali Bongo Ondimba ($1 billion)

Ali Bongo Ondimba is the president of Gabon and among the top richest presidents in Africa. He is worth $1 billion. He has been in power since 2009 October. He is the son of the former president of the county Omar Bongo.  Ali Bongo Ondimba was born on 1959 February 9th.  He owns several properties in foreign nations including a townhouse worth $138 million in Paris.

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1. Mohammed VI ($5.8 billion)

Mohammed VI the king of Morocco is worth $5.8 billion. He was born in 1964August 21st. He was number five in the Forbes List of top richest in Africa in 2015.  His wealth emanates from an inheritance from his father King Hassan. He owns 5% of shares in Societe Nationale d’Investissement (SNI) a holding company that has stakes in Atijariwafa, Management Group, and Centrale Danone.

Mohammed VI is the richest president in Africa

 

The list consists of the wealthiest and among the most influential presidents in Africa in 2021. Africa is well-endowed with natural resources. Unfortunately, high levels of corruption amongst the political leaders have forced many citizens to live below the poverty line. Most African presidents have been accused of accumulating wealth at the expense of the poor citizens.


Top 10 Richest Presidents in Africa 2021:

  1. Mohammed VI ($5.8 billion)
  2. Ali Bongo Ondimba ($1 billion)
  3. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo ($600 million)
  4. Uhuru Kenyatta ($500 million)
  5. Paul Kagame ($500 million)
  6. Cyril Ramaphosa ($450 million)
  7. King Mswati III ($200 million)
  8. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ($185 million)
  9. Isaias Afwerki ($100 million)
  10. Idriss Déby ($50 million)

Question: Who is the richest African President?
Answer: Mohammed VI is the richest president in Africa with an estimated net worth of about $5.8 billion.

 

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Top 10 Countries With Very Beautiful African Women

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In this list, we will show you the Countries With The Most Beautiful African Women.

Africa,  a very diverse continent whose women possess quite various characteristics. Human appeared in Africa thousands of years ago. Climatic conditions and hot bright sun have played a pragmatic role in influencing the appearance of an African woman. Elsewhere, different African nations are rich in traditions and old history, which have greatly influenced the character, position in society and behavior of a woman.

Dark skin is the main common feature of an African woman. Most of these women have big brown eyes set rather wide from each other and full lips. Their beautiful smile with sparkling teeth is yet another indispensable peculiarity of African women. So, without further ado, the following is a list of countries with the most beautiful women in Africa.

10. Tanzania

Tanzanian women are famed for their beauty and homemaking skills. The latter emanates from their ancient tradition where women pass these skills to the young teenage girls.

If you are looking for a beautiful woman to take back home and introduce to your parents, Tanzania is most likely the place. The “kanga” is common attire for women here. The kanga is usually bright, colorful and a wind blowing garment.  

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9. Eritrea

Eritrean women have an exotic look and features that could easily be mistaken for several different races. One of the fundamental reasons surrounding this could be that Eritreans together with Northern Ethiopians, which are collectively known as Habesha have a genetically unique phenotype.

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The Caucasoid genes of Eritrean and some Northern Ethiopian women are more closely related to Mediterranean Caucasian groups such as Arabs and Berbers than their counterparts in East Africa.

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8. Ghana

An African beauty list can never be complete without the gold coast. A Ghanaian woman is famed for her height and ebony skin. A well-rounded bottom is a conspicuous feature that cannot go unnoticed in this woman.

A Ghanaian woman is known for her respect. She is not known to brag, a good listener and not money minded. She will value a relationship more than a huge bank account.

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7. South Africa

South Africa is definitely home to numerous African beauty queens. From Durban, Pretoria, Johannesburg to Cape Town, meet these gorgeous females in their day to day schedules.

A South African woman is stunning. It does not matter whether she is a Black South African or a White South African. Their amazing African facial features are amazing. You will definitely love their semi-curly, fluffy and sometimes natural afro hair. South Africa has really lived up to expectations in being a rainbow nation!

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6. Angola

Angolan women, daughters of the Atlantic coast. This nation is more like little Brazil comprising of exotic women of varied texture. Most of these females have chocolate complexion.

On average, women have noble features and facial proportions. A number of them are supermodels. An Angolan woman’s beauty is famed for its naturalness, no wonder the supermodels.

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5. Nigeria

A Nigerian woman is famed for her well-rounded curve. Fertility is said to be a natural feature for these beauties. The population of this nation has grown tremendously especially between the ’70s and 2011 pushing the nation at the top list as the most populous nation in Africa.

Women are said to be motherly and wife materials who cherish taking good care of their homes. She is known for her distinctive kitchen related matters.

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4. Kenya

Welcome to Kenya! Home of warm, beautiful, independent and hardworking women. This woman will value her social life aficionado. She will put her best foot forward toiling and is passionate about eking a living. She is a true definition of “beauty with brains”.

In addition to the Kenyan sensation, a Kenyan woman is curvaceous, tall, ebony skin tone and very jovial. A Kenyan woman is down to earth and easy to get along with.

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3. Egypt

Ancient Egypt placed is known for the creation of perfumes, oils and other beauty treatments. The high emphasis on their physical appearance has a lot to do with women’s beauty. Women here have a history of frowned up body hair with much more elaborate wigs.

A golden beautiful complexion is linked to a rich Egyptian woman. Female allure, also known as “divine aroma” is a crucial point in Egyptian writings.

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2. Somalia

Someone who has never spotted the beauty of Somali women may be surprised by their unique features at first sight. The women here are remarkably beautiful and have come of age with many becoming a household name in foreign lands. The culture here has for long directed the behavior and dress code of this woman.

However, over time, a Somali woman is appearing in fashion competitions, and in western movies playing different characters. Her beauty is evident right from chocolate skin, soft long hair and stunning facial features.

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1. Ethiopia

The fact that civilization started in Ethiopia makes it a no-brainer that the country is the home of the most beautiful African Women. Ethiopian queens are by far some of the most beautiful women in the world.

Some associate the beauty of these females to the mixing of Ethiopians with the Yemeni people. Whichever, they are superlative. Regardless, their characteristics are unique and incredibly attractive. They have unrivaled bodies and intriguing faces. Additionally, every woman here can perform incredible shoulder dances.

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Question: Which country has the most beautiful women in Africa?
Answer: Ethiopia

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Countries in East Africa

Question: How many countries are in East Africa?

Answer: 21

1. Tanzania

Officially known as the Republic of Tanzania and has a total population of 57.31 million led by John Magufulli as the president. Tanzania is famous for having the highest mountain known as Mount Kilimanjaro and also for its wildlife-rich national parks such as the Serengeti Nation Park.

Tanzania is generally a safe country to visit with very friendly locals. Tanzania’s capital city is Dodoma.

2. Kenya

Kenya is an East African nation with the Indian Ocean coastline. With a population of about 47 million people, Kenya has Uhuru Kenyatta as their leader. Kenya has many tourist attractions and also know to be the only country with a national park in the city. Kenyans are known for being great long-distance runners.

Kenya’s capital city is Nairobi which has a total population of 4 million people.

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3. Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse ecosystems include the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains and the massive Victoria Lake. Farming accounts for almost one-quarter of Uganda’s GDP. The country is renowned for its production of tea, tobacco, and cotton. Uganda is widely seen as a peaceful country with low rates of crime.

The capital city of Uganda is Kampala and its official language English and Swahili.

4. Rwanda

In eastern Central Africa, Rwanda is a landscaped republic located south of Equator. Rwanda has one of the highest population densities in sub-Saharan Africa and is geographically a small country. Rwanda has a population of about 12 million people.

Rwanda’s capital city is Kigali and it is one of the cleanest capitals in Africa.

5. Burundi

Gitega is the capital city to the landlocked country Burundi with a total population of 10.86 million people. On 1 July 1962, the nation declared independence, changing its name legally from Rwanda-Urundi to Burundi. Their official languages include French, English, and Kirundi. Burundi is generally considered not safe for tourists by other Governments and is considered to be one of the poorest countries in the world.

6. South Sudan

In 2011, it achieved independence from the Republic of Sudan and is now widely recognized as the newest sovereign state. South Sudan’s capital city is Juba and the country has a population of about 12.58 million people. Juba is also the largest city in South Sudan.

South Sudan is one of the world’s poorest. Most of the country’s villages have no electricity or running water and there is not enough infrastructure for the country with just 10,000 kilometers of asphalt roads.

7. Djibouti

It is located in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti, partly due to a large western military presence, is one of the safest destinations in Africa. Serious crime or animosity specifically aimed at travelers is very rare and there is nothing else to think about than in most other nations.

Djibouti has a population of about 1 million people. Their official language is Arabic and French.

8. Eritrea

With a population of about 5 million people, Eritrea is known to be founded on 27 April 1993. The existence of hundreds of thousands of land mines has left Eritrea facing environmental issues such as continuous deforesting, desertification, soil erosion, overgrazing, and major land losses.

Eritrea’s capital city is Asmara and its official language is Tigrinya.

9. Ethiopia

Also located on the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the largest country in East Africa and has a population of 106 million people. Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world and its territorial scope has varied throughout its thousands of years. Ethiopia is bounded north by Eritrea, northwest by Djibouti, east by Somalia, south by Kenya, and west by South Sudan.

Ethiopia’s official Language is Amharic

10. Somalia

Mogadishu being its capital city the country has a population of about 15 million people.  It is bordered on the west by Ethiopia, the north by the Aden Gulf, the east by the Guardafui Channel and the southwest by the Somali Sea.

11. Comoros

Comoros, in the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa, is a volcanic archipelago. The capital and also the largest city in Comoros is Moroni.  The Official languages include French, Comorian, and  Arabic. Comoros is among the world’s least developed countries with 45 percent of the population living below the poverty line and ranked third from the last in the 2013 Global Hunger index.

12. Mauritius

Mauritius is known for its beaches, lagoons, and reefs as an Indian Ocean Island nation. The mountain interior is made up of National Park Black River Gorges, with rainforests, cascades and animals like the flying fox.

Its capital city is Port Louis and the country has a population of 1.3 million people. It is located 2.000 km off the African continent’s south-east coast.

13. Seychelles

Seychelles is also considered as one of the countries in East Africa. Seychelles are an archipelago of 115 islands off East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is home to numerous beaches, coral reefs, natural parks, and rare animals, including the giant tortoises of Aldabra. It is also home to the Morne Seychellois mountain rainforests, as well as beaches such as Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

Seychelles has a population of about 100,000 people.

14. Reunion

Réunion island is known for its tropical, rainforest interior, coral reefs and beaches, as a French department of the Indian Ocean. It has a population of fewer than 1 million people and uses Euro as their national countries. Saint-Denis is the capital city of Reunion.

15. Mayotte

Mayotte is an Indian Ocean archipelago between Madagascar and Mozambique’s coast. Mayotte is the smallest country in East Africa and has a population of 270,372 people. They speak french as their official language.

16. Mozambique

Mozambique is a nation in East Africa whose long coastline has popular beaches, including Tofo and offshore marine parks. Mozambique is the largest of its kind.

Mozambique, although a beautiful country and lots of tourist attractions, has ever been listed as the poorest country. It has a population of about 29.67 million and its capital city is Maputo (which was once known as  “Lourenço Marques” from 1876 to 1976).

17. Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean that lies about 400 kilometers off the East African coast, and the Republic of Madagascar, formerly known as the Malagasy Republic.

Madagascar has a population of about 25.57 million and the island is famously known for wildlife and culture

18. Malawi

The topography of the highlands of Malawi, a landlocked country in the Southeast, is distinguished by the Great Rift Valley with its massive Lake Malawi. The South end of the Lake Malawi National Park-which houses a range of wildlife from baboons to colorful fish-is also popular for boating and diving in clear waters.

Malawi’s capital city is Lilongwe with the country having a total population of 18.9 million people.

19. Zambia

Zambia is a landscaped country in East Africa with rough terrain and wildlife, and numerous parks and safari areas.

Zambia has a population of 17 million people with its capital city being Lusaka

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20. Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is an East African landlocked country known for its stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, many in parks, reserves and safari regions.

Zimbabwe means “great houses of stone,” which come from the language of Shona. Zimbabwe has a total population of 16.6 million people.

21. Sudan

With a population of 40 million people, It borders on the north by Egypt, northwest by Libya, west by Chad, southwest by the Central African Republic and to the south by South Sudan, South-east Ethiopia, east by Eritrea and northeast by the Red Sea.

Sudan’s capital city is Khartoum.


Question: How many countries are in East Africa?

Answer: 21


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101 Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel To South Africa

In this List, we will give you 101 Interesting Facts about South Africa:

  • Christiaan Barnard was the first Doctor to perform the first human heart transplant in Cape Town in 1967.

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  • South Africa has The Rovos Rail, the world’s most luxurious train in The World.

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  • The Palace of the Lost City in South Africa is the world’s largest themed resort hotel in the world.

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  • South Africa hosts the world’s largest commercial Bungy jumping in the world which is 710 feet.
  • A migration of South African fish is so large that it can be seen from outer space.
  • South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world.
  • There was an apartheid government – white minority rule – in South Africa for nearly 50 years.
  • South Africa is the world’s largest country with an HIV epidemic. It is said that one in five men is suffering from Aids in South Africa.
  • South Africa is considered to have one of the most blue and beautiful sky in the world.
  • In South Africa it is opposed by law if someone wears nothing but a bathing dress and sits next to any person of the opposite sex over 2 m.
  • The official name of South Africa is the Republic of South Africa.
  • The oldest meteoric scar in the world is in South Africa, the Vredefort Dome in a region that is called Parys.
  • South Africa has the Largest Economy in the Continent of Africa
  • South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa
  • Cave paintings have been discovered in South Africa that date to about 75,000 years ago

Interesting Facts About South Africa

  • South Africa has three capital cities, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town.
  • Drivers in South Africa use the left side of the road.
  • Soccer, rugby and cricket are the most popular sports in South Africa.
  • South Africa is the only country in Africa that has ever hosted the world cup which took place in 2010.
  • Johannesburg is the biggest town in South Africa. Soweto and Durban are also major cities.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages, which include: Afrikaans, Dutch, Ndebele, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa Zulu, and English
  • The length of the coastline of South Africa reaches over 2500 kilometers (1553 miles).
  • The Major Rivers in South Africa are Limpopo and Orange
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  • South African brewery SABMiller is – by volume the world’s largest brewery. Up to 50% of China’s beer is also supplied by SAB Miller.

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  • The world’s smallest (less than 0.39 inch) and largest (the baobab tree) sugar plants are found in South Africa.
  • South Africa has a population of about 55 million people with a land area of about 1,219,089 square kilometers.
  • According to the World Bank, South Africa has the highest income inequality in the world in 2019.
  • South Africa is the largest macadamia nuts manufacturer in the world.
  • According to the World Bank, South Africa has the highest income inequality in the world in 2019.
  • The longest wine route in the world is in South Africa.
  • The third biggest canyon in the world – and the largest green – is the Blyde River Canyon which is found in South Africa.
  • In Soweto, the only street in the world that houses two Nobel Peace Prize winners. The Nobel Price Winners were Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

  • Today, South Africa is the only nation worldwide to host a World Cup of Football, Cricket and Rugby.
  • South Africa has: deserts, wetlands, grasslands, bush, subtropical forests, mountains and escarpments.
  • The Table Mountain is considered to be one of the world’s oldest peaks and one of the world’s 12 major energy centers of magnetic, electrical or religious power radiating.
  • The drinking water of South Africa is ranked as the 3rd best drinking water in the world.
  • South Africa’s Cape Winelands have around 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers
  • South Africa is the only country in the entire world that has voluntarily abandoned its nuclear weapons program.
  • South Africa’s mining and mineral riches are strong and considered the world leader with almost 90% of all earth’s platinum metals and around 41% of the world’s gold!
  • Out of the South African Sea, there are over 2000 shipwrecks; the majority date from at least 500 years.
  • Johannesburg has the largest man-made forest in the world. It has more than 10 million trees.
  • Nearly 80% of the population of South Africa is Christian
  • South Africa was the first African country to recognize same-sex marriage in 2006 and the fifth country in the world.
  • The largest bicycle race in the world is in  South Africa and hosts 35,000 riders.
  • South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world.
  • At the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, on 25 January 1905, the world’s biggest diamond was discovered

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