Akufo-Addo, Anas named among top 50 African disruptors for 2020


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and ace Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas have been named among the top 50 Africans, who are ‘shaking up the status quo’ on the continent.

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President Akufo-Addo is named alongside Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast in a joint position for their role in cocoa and a single currency for West Africa.

Another Ghanaian who did the country  proud is Nelson Boateng of ‘ plastic bricks’. He placed 44th.




The exclusive ranking of Africa’s Top 50 disruptors is based on three factors: innovation, disruption and heft. These criteria take into account how new the idea is, how big the change is and how many people are impacted.

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Others on the ‘To 50 Disruptors’ include: 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Abiy Ahmed, President of Ethiopia; Aliko Dangote a businessman and a reformist, the  João Lourenço of Angola; Koos Bekker, a Tech king based in South Africa; Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist bent on naming, shaming and jailing corrupt officials of government, among others.

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