News Africa Magazine a London based monthly magazine picked Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed as the most influential African in the year 2018. The magazine picked 100 influential Africans in the year 2018 and unlike the previous list this time more Ethiopians made it to the list.
PM Abiy Ahmed sweeping reforms in rebranding Ethiopia image was part of the main reason for becoming the most influential African in the year 2018. Breaking the 20-year no-war-no- peace relation with Eritrea, bringing more regional integration within the horn region, opening up Ethiopia for all Africans, promoting women to several key positions and opening up the political space within the country were some of his major achievements in just 9 months since taking office.
Another list of Ethiopians who made it to the list includes Model Gelila Bekele, Dr. Senait Mesfin, CEO Tewolde Gebremariam and Bethelem Tilahun.
Model Gelila Bekele
Dr. Senait Mesfin
CEO Tewolde Gebremariam