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Africa’s four most powerful women

Four Africans feature in this year’s ranking of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, compiled by American business magazine Forbes.

Forbes’ list comprises influential women involved in the worlds of business, politics, entertainment and non-profits. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the top of the list in this year’s ranking.

The four Africans in the top 100 are:

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Overall ranking: 62

Title: President
Country of residence: Liberia
Age: 72
Marital status: Divorced
Children: 4


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Overall ranking: 87

Title: Finance Minister
Country of residence: Nigeria
Age: 57
Marital status: Married
Children: 4


Maria Ramos

Overall ranking: 93

Title: Group CEO, Absa Group
Country of residence: South Africa
Age: 52
Marital status: Married


Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita

Overall ranking: 97

Title: CEO, ArcelorMittal South Africa
Country of residence: South Africa
Age: 52
Marital status: Married
Children: 2


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