Celebrating the best and brightest of the year

Readers’ Views 04 Your comments and letters

Kaleidoscope 06 Briefs 15 Quote/unquote

Editorial 17 We must stop Ethiopia tearing itself apart

The Global Perspective 18 Mandela, a man in full

Moky’s Musings 68 Dissent is the essence of democracy

Most Influential Africans of 2021 20 Introduction 22 Leaders 28 Entrepreneurs 36 Changemakers 44 Opinion shapers 52 Creatives 64 Sportspeople

In Conversation 76 Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi, Member of DRC’s National Assembly

Letter from London 78 Two tales of one city

Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 80 Trade, technology and tourism on agenda at IATF

Cop26 84 Why disaster risk management is central to climate fight

Events 87 Youth to take centre-stage at this year’s WISE summit

Books 88 Review: And Then a Wind Blew

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Back to the Future 89 We are winning the war over stolen artefacts

NewAfrican The bestselling pan-African magazine, founded in 1966. DECEMBER 2021 / JANUARY 2022 ISSUE 611 www.newafricanmagazine.com