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3 African Presidents, 1 Football Star, others emerge winners in the 10th ALM Persons of the Year Award



3 African Presidents, 1 Football Star, others emerge winners in the 10th ALM Persons of the Year Award

These nominees have shown great faith in the Africa project and are ‘practicing what they preach’ in their communities.

PORTSMOUTH, UK, January 10, 2022 / APO Group / –

African Leadership magazine’s People of the Year awards committee has featured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as the African Political Leader of the Year 2021; the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masis, as African Peace and Security Leader for 2021; Egyptian soccer star Mo Salah named ALM Young Person of the Year 2021, along with five other distinguished Africans in a highly contested poll.

The poll, which has become the continent’s top annual vote-based award, attracted more than 10,000 votes on the ALM website, more than 1 million active online participation during the voting period, and more than 5,000 votes. by email.

As has been the tradition for the past nine years, winners will be decorated and presented with instruments of honor on February 26, 2022, during African Leadership magazine’s annual People of the Year awards ceremony. This year, the event is scheduled to take place virtually and host influential Africans in business, politics, and all spheres of the African leadership spectrum. The winners were presented by the magazine’s editor, Dr. Ken Giami, at the group’s UK headquarters. The announcement of the winners was preceded by the work of the awards committee with the editorial team to collect the votes and submissions online and offline from more than 1 million subscribers / followers of the publication.

The full list of winners is below:

African of the Year 2021:

1. His Excellency Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi (Winner)

2. His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa (Runner-up)

African Political Leader of the Year 2021:

1. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya (Winner)

2. His Excellency Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique (Runner-up)

African Female Leader of the Year 2021:

1. Stella Fubara, Director of International Operations, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) (Nigeria) (Winner)

2. Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Executive Director, Commercial Bank of Zambia (Runner-up)

African Educator of the Year 2021

1. Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor of Makarere University, Uganda (winner)

2. Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong, Founder, Arthur Javis University (Runner-up)

African Industrialist of the Year 2021

1. Tabitha Karanja, Founder and CEO, Keroche Breweries, Kenya (Winner)

2. Mo Dewji, MD / CEO, MeTL Group, Tanzania (Runner-up)

African Philanthropist of the Year 2021

1. Dr. Helen Oritsejafor, Founder and President of A Hand to the Needy Foundation, Nigeria – Winner

ALM Youth of the Year 2021

1. Mo Salah, Soccer Star, Egypt (Winner)

2. Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (Finalist – top

Africa’s Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2021

1. His Excellency, Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana (Winner)

2. His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast (Runner-up-

African Leadership magazine’s People of the Year Awards, the continent’s leading third-party endorsement based on votes, has continued to attract interest from Africans within and in the diaspora.

The president of the African Leadership Organization, in his comment, said that “the presentation of the winners of the People of the Year from the African Leadership Magazine has become part of the organization’s New Years practice that a large number of Africans are waiting “. He continued, he maintained that “this year’s nominees and eventual winners, as in previous years, are deserving of these coveted awards because they have all contributed to making the continent a better place.”

In his words, “These nominees have shown great faith in the Africa project and are ‘doing what they say’ in their communities, helping to change negative narratives about Africa globally. They are all true lovers of Africa, contributing with determination, sometimes in the midst of challenging circumstances, but certainly to make Africa and the world a better place for all. ”

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year, now in its 10th year, is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans who have led the way in the year under review. A short list of nominees is selected from the results collected through a Call for Nomination, traditionally promoted through paid online and offline campaigns across the continent, Europe, and the Americas. The call for applications is the first step in a multi-stage process.

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