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Isabel dos Santos and Valentina Guebuza the most powerful young women in Africa





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Isabel dos Santos and Valentina Guebuza the most powerful young women in Africa

Isabel dos Santos and Valentina Guebuza are on the list of the 20 most powerful young women in Africa, published by Forbes. The list highlights bright and innovative young people.
Isabel dos Santos leads the top, Valentina Guebuza is among the top ten. The businesswomen are both daughters of heads of state.
Isabel dos Santos, daughter of José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola, is first on the Forbes list. The richest African is also Africa\’s most powerful businesswoman.
Owner of 25% of the mobile operator Unitel, she also has another 25% of Banco BIC in Angola, 25% of the Portuguese telecommunications company ZON Optimus and close to 20% of the Portuguese bank BPI, among other businesses in Portugal.
Valentina Guebuza occupies the 7th place.
Focus 21 Management & Development also has businesses in the fisheries, transportation, mining and property sectors.

Ethiopian Mimi Alemayehou is the second young entrepreneur in this ranking.
She was appointed Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Agency (OPIC) by US President Barack Obama in 2010.
OPIC is an institution of the American state financial development. Mimi manages $16 billion to find opportunities in emerging markets.
Vera Songwe from Cameroon takes 3rd place. She is the World Bank\’s regional director for Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau.
She is the only Cameroonian on the list.
From Nigeria , Forbes distinguishes Tara Fela-Durotoye (4th), owner of a cosmetics line (House of Tara); 25-year-old doctor Ola Orekunrin (13th) and Folake Folarin-Coker (17th), fashion designer, founder of one of Africa\’s best-known brands, Tiffany Amber. South
Africacomes up with three names: Rapelang Rabana (5th), 29 years old, CEO and founder of Yeigo Communications, in Cape Town; Lindiwe Mazibuko (11th), parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance, was named South Africa\’s most influential woman in 2012, and Sibongile Sambo (14th), CEO and founder of SRS Aviation.
Claire Akamanzi (6th) is the only entrepreneur from Rwanda, as well as Hadeel Ibrahim (8th) the only entrepreneur from Sudan on this list.
Uganda and Zambia follow in 9th and 10th with 20-year-old Alegot Oromait and Monica Mussonda respectively.
The list continues with businesswomen from countries such as Egypt (Minoush Abdel-Meguid, 12th); Kénia (Lupita Nyong\’o in 15th and Wangechi Mutu, 19th); Democratic Republic of Congo(Amini Kajunju, 16th); Zimbabwe (NoViolet Bulawayo, 18th) and Tanzania (Angellah Kariuki, 20th)

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