TIME magazine has released it’s annual picks of the 100 most influential men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.
The list is broken up into groups of Artists & Entertainers, Scientists & Thinkers, Leaders & Revolutionaries, Builders & Titans, Heroes & Pioneers.
Here are the Africans who made TIME 100 most influential people list. The African country represented and the categories they appear in are in parentheses.
Mustafa Hassan, Sudanese aid worker – “Truly he is a hero, making the world better one life at a time,” David Miliband, International Rescue Committee CEO
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author – “Her greatest power is as a creator of characters who struggle profoundly to understand their place in the world,” Time’s Radhika Jones
Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian president-elect – “A president-to-be who wants to leave a legacy to match the historic conditions of his election,” Time’s Aryn Baker
Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian #BringBackOurGirls campaigner – “It would have taken a long time to raise awareness about the girls taken by Boko Haram without her,” Ugandan aid worker Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian militant leader – “The citizens of Nigeria… know Abubakar Shekau all too well: He is the most violent killer their country has ever seen,” retired US General Carter Ham.
Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s president – “It will be up to Essebsi to ensure Tunisia defeats terrorism without compromising the promises of its revolution,” NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin
Jerry Brown, Liberian doctor – “He took action and stopped people from dying of Ebola,” English actor Idris Elba.