FBC–Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has been named among the 100 most influential Africans of 2018 by the New African magazine.

The magazine has featured Dr Abiy on its cover page.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister has made stunning political reforms in the country since he came to power last April.

He released thousands of prisoners, lifted bans imposed on political parties as well as unblocked websites.

The country has also signed peace deal with neighboring Eritrea and appointed a gender-balanced Cabinet with 50 percent women.

Six other Ethiopians, including Group CEO of Ethiopian Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethio-Telecom Frehiwot Tamiru as well as founder and executive director of soleRebels, Bethlehem Tilahun, appeared in the list.

Presidents of Egypt, Rwanda, and South Africa are also included in the list.

In terms of countries, entries are led by Nigeria with 18 names followed by Kenya (11) South Africa (10) Egypt (8) and Ethiopia (7).


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