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

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1. Bob Collymore

#1:. Bob Collymore
Location: Kenya
Twitter Handle: @bobcollymore
Tweets: 5,876
Followers: 576,561

Bob Collymore has served as CEO of Safaricom since 2010. The company was established in 1997 as a fully owned subsidiary of Telkom Kenya (until 2000) and is now the largest mobile service provider in Kenya. Safaricom has a staff complement of over 1500 employees, and at the end of 2012, posted revenues of $1.2-billion. He actively re-tweets and features both personal and professional posts.

According to the dailynation.co.ke, Collymore recently married his partner, Ms Wambui Kamiru, at an invite-only purple- and white-themed ceremony in Nairobi.

LinkedIn: https://ke.linkedin.com/in/bobcollymore

2. Naguib Sawiris

#2:. Naguib Sawiris
Location: Egypt
Twitter Handle: @NaguibSawiris
Tweets: 6,838
Followers: 2.4 Million

Born June 15, 1954, Egyptian businessman and politician Naguib Sawiris’ reported net worth is said to be in the region of $2.5 billion. He was executive chairman of the telecommunications companies Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) before turning to politics in May 2011. Orascom Telecom Holdings has 20,000 employees and manages 11 GSM operators around the world. Based on his Twitter profile, Sawiris is proactive with responses to tweets and actively uses the forum.

In an article by alarabiya.net, Naguib Sawiris plans to invest $55 million to set up a bank in Luxembourg specialising in services for small and medium-sized businesses. Sawiris told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Cairo that he had submitted an application to establish the proposed bank but provided no further details other than his proposed initial investment.

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