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.