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10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016 [John Mahama not Included?]

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5. Uhuru Kenyatta

#5:. Uhuru Kenyatta
Location: Kenya
Twitter Handle: @UKenyatta
Tweets: 5282
Followers: 1.38 Million

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya as Minister for Local Government from 2001 to 2002, and he was leader of the official opposition from 2002 to 2007; subsequently he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency beginning in 2002. Kenyatta was also Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU).

Uhuru Kenyatta, as reported by standardmedia.co.ke, President Uhuru Kenyatta recently went on a state visits to France and Germany. While in Paris, President Kenyatta, who is accompanied by the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, will hold bilateral talks with the host President Francois Hollande among other engagements.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uhuru-m-kenyatta-b19a7767?

6. Tony O. Elumelu

#6:. Tony O. Elumelu
Location: Nigeria
Twitter Handle: @TonyOElumelu
Tweets: 3,827
Followers: 187,427

Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, Nigerian economist, investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu is acknowledged to be one of the continent’s most influential entrepreneurs.

On his official website Elumelu speaks of ‘Africapitalism’ or the commitment of the private sector towards economic transformation in Africa. He regularly tweets and uses the forum to discuss pertinent economic and business issues.

In February 2016, via a report by AllAfrica.com, Elumelu had applauded the U.S. Congress Passage of Electrify Africa Act.

The Electrify Africa Act creates a framework for a major public-private partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan African countries to help millions of people gain access to affordable and reliable electricity.

It also codifies access to electricity in Africa as a US foreign policy priority, thereby preserving President Barack Obama’s Power Africa Initiative for years to come.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyelumelu


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