Friday, 9 July 2010


Johann Rupert & Family (South Africa)
African Rank No.9 - World Rank No.601 - Wealth $1.2 billion

 Femi Otedola (Nigeria)
African Rank No. 9 - World Rank No.601 - Wealth $1.2 billon

Patrice Motsepe (South Africa)
African Rank No.8 - World Rank No.559 - Wealth $1.3 billion

Onsi Sawiris (Egypt)
African No.7 - World Rank No.430 - Wealth $1.7 billon

Mo Ibrahim (Sudan)
African No.6 - World Rank 334 - Wealth $2 billion

Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)
African No.5 - World Rank No.261 - Wealth $3.0 billion

Nassef Sawiris (Egypt)
African No.3 - World Rank 196 - Wealth $3.1 billion

Nicky Oppenheimer & Family (South Africa)
African Rank No.2 - World Rank No 98 - Wealth $5 billion

Mohammed Al Amoudi (Ethiopia)
African Rank No.1 - World Rank No. 43 - Wealth $9 billion

Thursday, 10 June 2010


Do you know that with six African nations representing the African continent in the current world cup,  it will  possible to witness an African side get to the final for the first time.

The permutation for this scenario to happen will be  Nigeria to win its group and South Africa to qualify as second place in it's own group or vice versa.

Ghana also needs to win its group and then win the second round match by beating USA or any other team that finishes second in the USA group.

If this scenario happens either South Africa or Nigeria will meet Ghana in the quarter finals, meaning that an African country will get to the semi final for the very first time.

If Ivory Coast gets to the semi-final from their half of the draw, then it means an African Nation will be in the final for the first time ever. keep your fingers crossed.
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Six African Star Players to watch out for:

Karim Ziani: Born and raised in France, his father is from Algeria and his mother is from France. The 27 year old was a regular with Sochaux and Olympique Marseille before joining German Champions Wolfsburg last year.  He has not been on form recently but for his national he is the absolute key man. He was involved in more than 80% of Algeria’s qualifying goals.

Steven Pienaar: Johannesburg- born midfielder had an excellent season with Everton, both his club and country were dependent on his form. He is a fast and versatile player and can play as creative attacking midfielder or winger. He is nicknamed ‘The Mighty Peanut’.

Obafemi Martins: Martins has 24 caps and 15 goals for the Super Eagles. An injury meant he only played in three qualifies but scored twice. He is a fast and deadly player.

Sulleyman Muntari: With Michael Essien not available for the Black Stars, Muntari will be looked upon as the team leader, he is the biggest star in the team and is  known for his thunderous strikes which are a nightmare for goalkeepers. 

Samuel Eto’o: one of the best players in the world, Eto won a fistful of titles with Barcelona including the champion league in 2009 and has just done the same with Inter Milan, he his the only player to have won back to back trebles. He has scored more than 43 goals for his national side.

Didier Drogba: The 32 year old Chelsea striker is one of the best centre fowars in the world. He was recently named African Footballer of the year for the second timeand netted his country first every goal in a world cup. He has 41 goals from 60 games. He his the highest goal scorer in the just concluded English Premeir league.


 Of the 736 players representing their countries in the world cup, 35 were born in 1989 or later and 11 of these players will be representing Africa.

Nigeria,s Lukman Haruna( Monaco) was the captain of their 2007 U-17 World Cup Championship team. With Mikel Obi injured, he his guaranteed a place in  the team to face Argentina. He his hard working centre midfielder, whose style is been compared to Michael Essien of Ghana.

Ryad Boudebouz( Algeria& Sochaux) like Haruna might be fortunate and find himself having a role for the Algerians, with the injury to Algerian playmaker  Mourad Maghni he may have a chance to showcase his talent.

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Ghana has the most youngsters, with five under 21 players representing the Black Stars. Goalkeeper Daniel Adei plies his trade with Liberty of Ghana.  Jonathan Mensah is another home based player with Free Star State also in Ghana, he has already drawn interest from clubs in Europe.

 Dominic Adiyiah plays for AC Milan; he won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the under 20 world cup last year. He his not expected to be in the first team but is expected to be a supersub.

The two youngsters guaranteed to start for the Black Stars are Andre Ayew currently a free agent and Samuel Inkoom. Ayew is a left sided midfielder and Inkoom who plays for FC Basel is a right back with good crossing ability.

Cameroon has four youngsters lead by Eric Maxim Chupo-Moting a striker who has a goal in two appearances for his country. He switched from Germany after appearing for the youth team and plays for Hamburg.

Nicolas N’Koulou plays for AC Monaco, he is a centre back, and has been linked to clubs in Spain and England.

Joel Matip is another defender who has made four appearances as a substitute in Cameroon’s last five games and is expected to feature for the Indomitable Lions, he piles his trade for Schalke 04.

Abourbakar is the second youngest player at the world Cup, his speed and finishing ability has drawn interest from all over Europe, he currently plays for Valenciennes in France


The world cup is upon us and the African teams are buzzing for hosting the tournament for the first time ever on African soil. Here is a list of the teams representing Africa and tactics they would employ for the world cup and their chances.

South Africa tactics

Team - 4-4-1-3-2
Khune; Gaxa, Masilela, Morris, Mokoena; Dikgacoi; Tshabalala, Pienaar, Modise; Mphela  Parker.

South Africa habit of rapid passing and quick movement off the ball and a level of fitness that will wear down opponents.

South Africa will use the midfield generals of Steven Pienaar and Teko Modise to probe and try break through the centre but wing play will be as important with Siphiwe Tshabalala tricky on the left and Siboniso Gaxa likely to play right back and storm down that flank.

South Africa are expected to play just a single defensive midfielder with Kagisho Dikgacoi likely to get the nod ahead of MacBeth Sibaya. He is quicker and more adventurous.

 Captain Aaron Mokoena is key in the centre of defence while Tsepo Masilela is strong on the left


Team - 4-4-2
Gaouaoui; Yahia, Halliche, Bougherra, Belhadj; Mansouri, Yebda, Meghni, Ziani; Matmour, Ghezzal.

Algeria tactics are built around the game winning potential of Karim Ziani,. The diminutive winger spends his time on the right, looking to run at opposing defences.

Meghni is a new find and a good counter on the left side of attack but faces a battle to get fit in time for the World Cup. With plodding strikers in Ghezzal and Matmour, there is too much of a reliance on the players across the middle.

Hassen Yebda will look to provide some playmaking qualities. Algeria therefore will be well prepared to take advantage of set pieces and look to get their sizeable back four forward on as many occasions as possible.

A dangerous weapon too is Nader Belhadj, continually overlapping on the left hand side.

Nigeria tactics

Nigeria fast pace football and quality defensive midfielder has been a revelation under new coach Lagerback . Odemwingie and Uche have single handly carried teams to the world cup but other players have stated pulling their weight.  Obasi can be expected to make some impact down the right hand side and upfront Martins and Yakubu have both pace and power.

Holding role
Yobo is the mainstay of the defence with Taiwo a deadly weapon on the overlap and also at set pieces.

Right-back is still a position to be settled. Uche Kalu and Haruna are the possible impact players, while Kanu is reserved these days for cameo roles late in the game too, where he still has the footwork to create limited havoc.

Team - 4-1-3-2
Enyeama; Apam, Yobo, Nwaneri, Taiwo; Etuhu; Obasi, Haruna, Odemwingie; Martins Yakubu.

Cameroon tactics

Team - 4-4-2
Kameni; Mbia, Assou Ekotto, Nkoulou, Bassong; Song, Eyong, Emana, Mandjeck; Webo, Eto'o. (st)

Eto'o, who was named team captain – replacing Rigobert Song – by coach Le Guen last August, has had a myriad of players alongside him for more than a decade now but has never had one to even come close to profiting properly from his speed and guile.

At the Nations Cup in Angola, the tall form of Idrissou probably looked the best foil for the Inter striker.

Alex Song will run the midfield – he has a withdrawn role at Arsenal shielding the back line, but Cameroon will look to him for creativity – but Mbia is being moved to right-back.

In defence, coach Le Guen has dropped Rigobert Song and Geremi and will probably use the Tottenham pair of Assou-Ekotto and Bassong in their stead. The 20-year-old Nkoulou is the other centre-back and one with a bright career ahead of him.

Cameroon are likely to line up in a traditional 4-4-2, although against the Dutch they may be tempted to play with Eto'o as lone striker and put more muscle into the midfield, perhaps in the form of Makoun.

Gaouaoui; Yahia, Halliche, Bougherra, Belhadj; Mansouri, Yebda, Meghni, Ziani; Matmour, Ghezzal.

Ghana tactics
Team - 4-1-3-2
Kingson; Inkoom, Mensah, Vorsah, Sarpei; Annan; Asamoah, Prince Boateng, Muntari' Gyan, Amoah.

Ghana's use of a midfield pivot at the African Nations Cup finals in Angola earlier this year proved hugely effective, with Kwadwo Asamoah a veritable general.

The powerful Essien is not taking part but in his place is the equally powerful midfield general Kevin-Prince Boateng  will seek to drive things forward, while Muntari's ability to weave in from the flank provides other exciting options.

Packing the midfield
However, Ghana often inhibit their own ability to move freely by packing their midfield. Sarpei uses the left flank to good effect and Inkoom can push on the right. If they do so, Annan will become the anchor and Asamoah the playmaker.

Up front, Gyan's pace means that he can sit high up on the opposing defence and then break free to capitalise on the service provided.

Ivory Coast/ Cote d'Ivoire

Team - 4-4-2
Barry; Eboue, Toure, Bamba, Tiene; Zokora; Toure; Tiote; Gervinho; Kalou;

The most gifted African team in the world cup ,  surplus of quality strikers will likely see the Ivorians go in with at least three up front against North Korea but be a lot more circumspect against Brazil and Portugal. Drogba leads the line and will have Kalou and Bakary Kone as possible partners with Abdelkader Keita used as second half impact player.

Winning possession in midfield is one of their strong points with Zokora and Toure among the world's best defensive midfielders. Lacking is a better supply to the strikers with the Ivorians missing a genuine playmaker.

The left side of defence is also a weak point with several options tried in recent years but no real solution found. Eriksson's influence will likely not to be as marked as it was with England given the short amount of time he has to prepare the team.

The new coach's priority, after the foibles of the Nations Cup, will be to install better discipline in the defence where Bamba and Toure made calamitous mistakes.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


The Top African hospitals for the year has been published by webometic.

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1. Angal Hospital in Uganda  African Ranking 1 . World ranking 665  -St. Luke’s Hospital Angal is a Private Not for Profit health institution belonging to the network of Catholic Health    instistutions of Uganda under the umbrella of Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau                       

Flag of sz2. Gambro Healthcare -   African Ranking 2. World ranking 850 - Switzerland
Gambro is a global medical technology company with related services. Gambro has leading positions in renal care. The Healthcare can also be found all over Africa and the world.

Flag of za3. Netcare Group  - African Ranking 3. World ranking 899 Netcare Limited, an investment holding company, operates through its subsidiaries the largest private hospital network in South Africa

Flag of mg4. Institut Pasteur de Madagascar - African Ranking 4. World 1,107 - The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar is a facility of the Pasteur Institute under supervision of the Ministry of Health and Family Planning and recognized of public utility by the Government of the Malagasy Republic.

Flag of ng5. Ecwa Evangel Hospital  - African Ranking 5. World 1,620 ECWA Evangel Hospital is a 150-bed general hospital located in Jos, Nigeria providing health care for Nigerians in the name of Christ, preaching the gospel for all to hear

Flag of za6. Medi Clinic Private Group Hospital  - African Ranking World 1,814 edi-Clinic Private Hospital Group .... the Southern African operations of Medi- Clinic Corporation , one of the largest private hospital groups in the world

Flag of ke7. The Aga Khan Hospital-  African Ranking World 1,815 The Aga Khan Hospitals are a network of international hospitals based in Mombasa, Nairobi and other country.

Lists of hospitals in Africa. List of African Hospitals
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Saturday, 20 March 2010


For years North Africa had been dominating the soccer scene in Africa, this has been preceded by the massive resurgence of West Africa football not to discount Southern Africa which has always exported players to the powerful leagues in Europe. Is it East Africa’s turn? For a nation better known for its long and middle distance athletics prowess, McDonald Mariga has made history. He became the first Kenyan and to be more precise, to show the magnitude of its importance, the first East African to play in the Champions league.

The Buzz it’s creating not only in Nairobi but within East Africa is incredible. When Mariga walked into the pitch on Tuesday March 16th for Inter FC against Chelsea, for seven minutes, the whole nation stood to watch their son. Mariga started his playing career at Ulinzi Stars before moving first to Tusker FC and then to Pipeline FC whilst still at school.

Mariga was a member of the Kamukunji High School 'Golden Boys', which also included Kenyan striker Dennis Oliech (Auxerre, France), that won two consecutive National Championships in 2002 & 2003.The central midfielder went to Sweden in 2005 to play for third Division side Enköpings SK. After only one season at ESK, he signed for Helsingborgs IF before the 2006 season.

His success at Olympia was immediate. Following initial interest from Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp, Mariga looked set to sign for the Premier League team, but work permit issues held up the deal which was supposed to have cost around €2.7million. Mariga played 35 times for Parma in the Serie B during the 2008-2009 season scoring three times to help them back to Serie A for the 2009-2010 season. On 1 February 2010, the last day of the transfer window, Mariga moved to Internazionale in a co-ownership deal, after a predicted move to Manchester City fell through.

Watch out for other East African players making progress, Kenyan striker Dennis Oliech (Auxerre, France) and Uganda David Obua (Rangers, Scotland).

Friday, 26 February 2010


1. Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu (South Africa)

One of the most renowned activist in the word, Desmond Tutu was born 7th October 1931. He not only fought but was a major opponent of the apartheid regime. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for humanitarianism, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Desmond Tutu became the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Among many other accolades he is known as one of the major protagonists in the shaping of a more inclusive South African.

2. Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo (Nigeria)
Pastor Mathew is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre which started out with 11 members in 1992 and has grown into a 2000 plus mega church. Pastor Mathew, as famously known was born in Kaduna Nigeria on 17th March 1952 in a Muslim family. His Muslim name was Ahmed, his father died in the Biafra war. At the age of 22 he got saved and went on to bible school in Lagos to further his career as a minister of the gospel.

3. Archbishop Dr. John Sentamu (Uganda)
Dr John Sentamu is the UK’s first black Archbishop and the Church of England’s second most senior clergyman. His appointment as the Archbishop of York in June 2005 was a breakthrough in the history of the Church of England. John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu was born into Uganda’s Buffalo clan near Kampala in 1949. He graduated in Law in 1971. Dr Sentamu was a high court judge before fleeing Idi Amin’s regime. He came to Britain in 1974 after being involved in a case that led to the imprisonment of one of Amin’s cousins.

 4. Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe)
 Bishop Tudor Bismark resides in Harare, Zimbabwe, which is in the Southern Region of the continent of Africa. He and his wife, Chichi, founded Jabula-New Life Ministries International in 1989, initially as an extension of New Life Covenant church in Harare. Bishop Bismark serves as an apostolic overseer to over 900 churches in 12 African nations, the UK, New Zealand, South America, West Indies and the USA. Bishop Bismark travels extensively functioning in the role of an Apostle, and is sending a clear voice in this season that it is time for God’s people to establish His kingdom in the earth.

5. Evangelist Teresa Wairimu Kinyanjui (Kenya)

Reverend Wairimu is the founder and director of Faith Evangelistic Ministries and a great symbol of faith in the nation of Kenya and the world. Known for her passion and exuberance when sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Evangelist Wairimu has established herself as a spiritual leader within the nation of Kenya. After a divine visitation in 1985, Rev. Wairimu’s ministry was jet propelled and translated into a blessing for so many people around the world.

6. Dr Mensah Otabil (Ghana)
Dr. Mensa Otabil is a Pastor, educator, entrepreneur and consultant. Founder and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Churches worldwide. He provides challenge and inspiration for individuals and organizations to reach beyond the confines of their current experiences. The uniqueness of his ministry and messages are found in their cross-over appeal to both church and corporate audiences. He is the founder and overseer of International Central Gospel Church in Ghana which was inaugurated in 1984, with their first meeting in a small classroom of just twenty members. It has grown dramatically to a ministerial institute with an education scholarship for needy students.
7. Pastor Ray McCauley (South Africa)
Ray McCauley is a prominent South African religious leader, president of the International Federation of Christian Churches, author and champion body builder. He was a former Mr South Africa and took part in the Mr Universe bodybuilding championship in London in 1974 where he finished 3rd place. He then attended Bible College at the Rhema Bible Training Centre in Tulsa Oklahoma during 1978/79. On returning to South Africa he started Rhema Bible College under Rhema Ministries South Africa, today the church is 45,000 strong.

8. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (Nigeria)
Pastor Adeboye was born on 2nd march 1942 at Ifewara in the present Osun State. He survived severe conditions, going to primary and secondary school sometimes in tears and barefooted. Even though the his early formal educations was nearly curtailed due to funds, he managed to completed his education and as God would have it, he managed to complete university education in 1967 at the age of 25 and completed two more degrees in 1965 and 1967. An Msc in Hydrodynamics and PhD in Applied Mathematics. He is the general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God.

9. Evangelist Robert Kayanja (Uganda)
Robert Kayanja is the Senior Pastor of the Miracle Centre Cathedral, a mega church in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He is sometimes cited as one of the most powerful people in the country. He was converted at the age of 22. Kayanja started the Miracle Centre as a papyrus reed structure, together with a few other young ministers having a congregation of just one. Today he is the overseer of the Miracle Bible College, the Never Again Children’s project and the Kapeeka orphanage, plus weekly Miracle Life Television programmes on Lighthouse and Daystar Television Networks. The church has also founded over 1,000 Miracle Centre Churches across the country. Kayanja is the younger brother of the current Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.

Dr Ramson Mumba (Zambia)
Dr Ramson Mumba is the founder and senior pastor of El-Shaddai International Christian Centre Houston. He is also the founder of El-Shaddai London, Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield and Lusaka to whom he now gives apostolic oversight. A prolific church planter and growth strategist, Dr Mumba is a visionary leader, author, entrepreneur, life coach and international conference speaker who specialises in the development of people’s God-given potential. His ‘Get Understanding’ television broadcast is aired in many countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Born in Zambia, Dr Mumba left his native land at the age of 19 to move to the United Kingdom to pursue further studies. He received a degree in Business Administration and pursued postgraduate studies in Theology. Dr Mumba also received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2003 for his outstanding contribution to cross-cultural ministry and church growth.


The World Bank releases an "Ease of Doing Business" report every year, the report ranks 183 countries by how beneficial their regulatory environments are to the operation of business. In the most recent edition, just three African nations--Mauritius, South Africa and Botswana--made the top 50 countries, the list below shows the top 15 African countries in the list.

 Doing Business Rank
Protecting Investors
South Africa
Egypt, Arab Rep.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


Danny Jordaan has been nominated as our African personality of the year 2009, he heads the local organising committee for the 2010 world cup, the biggest event that will take place in Africa, it is probably the biggest event that has been held in Africa and arguably will be held considering the odds of the event being held in Africa. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. He has served FIFA in numerous capacities, including, as a General Co-ordinator for the Youth World Cup (now FIFA U-20 World Cup), 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan. He was also a match commissioner for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee. He currently serves on the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup Organising Committee. Jordaan has a BA degree from the University of the Western Cape and also an Honours degree from the University of South Africa. He was also awarded three honorary Doctorates from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (D.Phil), the University of South Africa (D. Admin), and also from University of the Western Cape (D. Phil).