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10 Successful African Entrepreneurs On Twitter

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    TheNewAfrica

Only a tiny handful of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have embraced Twitter, using the micro blogging platform to share business advice, personal experiences, news updates, opinions and lunch pictures; but mostly words of wisdom.

All Africa.  Here is the list compiled and commented by Forbes.

@Strive Masiyiwa
Executive Chairman and Founder of the Econet Wireless Group, Johannesburg, South Africa.

@TonyOElumelu
Widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists. Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder The Tony Elumelu Foundation.

@AshishJThakkar

Founder of Mara Group@marafoundation; Astronaut representing Africa; YGL 2012 @YGLvoices

@vimalafrica

Vimal Shah of Kenya is CEO of Bidco Oil Refineries, the largest manufacturer of edible oils in the East African region.

@CKirubi

Kirubi is the founder of Tiger Haco Industries, Kenya’s leading producer of fast moving consumer goods.

@regmengi

Reginald Mengi, Executive Chairman of Tanzania’s biggest media group IPP LIMITED, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

@moodewji

MeTL Group CEO. Member of parliament. Mohammed Dewji has also an interesting personal website.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania · metl.net

@KolaAluko

Aluko is a cofounder of Atlantic Energy, a Nigerian oil exploration company. He is also a cofounder of the Made In Africa Foundation.

@njeririonge

Njeri Rionge is one of Kenya’s most successful businesswomen. She is a cofounder of Wananchi Group, East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator. It is a fully vertically integrated media and telecoms group.

@heshdesilva
The 25 year-old Kenyan venture capitalist is the founder of DSGVenCapa firm that makes seed investments in the tech, media, agribusiness, consumer and hospitality industries.

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