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Egyptian becomes Youngest Participant at the 59th International Quran Recital Competition

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It is quite sad that in our world today, religion has been largely polarized across lines of extremism. The drowning volumes of blood shed over religion have almost flushed the sanctity of religion away; horrors committed on the gloves of religious radicalism. It is that bad that we have almost forgotten the basic essence of religion: connection with very existence, synchronization with the fundamental love for humanity.

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Islam has been worse hit. Having been so sprayed with the odour of violence, people now readily see Islam as foul and would add more level of vigilance when in company of a turban. But this is not true. Islam is as beautiful as Christianity same as every religion in the world sparkling in their peculiarity. And things get prettier when a lovely little boy shows such sparkling brilliance in his level of knowledge of the Quran, such dazzling knowledge not really acquainted with his supposed size of brains considering his tender age.

Meet the amazing Taha Ezat Basyony Awad Ibrahim, the 15 year old Egyptian who edited history penning his name in time by becoming the youngest person participating in the 59th International Quran Recitation and Memorization competition.

Taha Ezat Basyony Awad Ibrahim who was speaking through an interpreter from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), revealed his Islamic enthusiasm when he shared that his training on the Quran started at just six years old.

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“I felt very nervous at the beginning but everything is under control reading as usual because this is not the first time I participated in such competition.

“In my family, I managed to memorize the entire Quran constituents but my sister Manghafaz only partially and this is the result of the guidance of my teacher Sheikh Muhammad Dil and my father,” he told reporters.

Speaking further on his ambitions. “I aspire to be a religious teacher and memorize the Quran in the future, then to realize my ambitions are studying at the Madrasah Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt,” he said.

A combined number of 89 participants partook in the event which spreads across 55 countries involving a total of 33 people. So you see age is never an obstacle to success. Never concede to the traditional laziness of saying you are too young for greatness!

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Miss Algeria 2019 Is Black, Racist Trolls Are Attacking Her But She Won’t Back Down

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The newly crowned winner of Miss Algeria beauty pageant has hit back at critics who have hurled racial abuse at her because of her skin color.

“I will not back down because of the people who criticised me,” Khadija Ben Hamou told Algerian news site TSA.

Slurs about her dark skin colour, nose and lips have been made on Facebook and Twitter.

ALSO READ: Tunisia Becomes Second African Country And First Arab Nation To Outlaw Racism. Here Is What Will Happen If You Break The Law

Darker-skinned Algerians face discrimination in the North African state.

Ms Ben Hamou, who comes from the southern Adrar region, said that she was proud of her identity and winning the competition.

“I am honoured that I have achieved my dream, and I am honoured by the state of Adrar where I come from,” she said.

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RwandAir Expands its Flight Destinations to Ethiopia

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RwandAir has announced that it will commence flights to Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, in April 2019.

The Rwanda national carrier will operate five weekly direct flights from Kigali to Addis Ababa with a CRJ-900NG aircraft.

ALSO READ: Rwanda Officially Joins Africa50 to Boost Infrastructure

“As an expanding young airline, it is imperative for us to fly to Addis Ababa Bole International airport as it is one of the important hubs in Africa” said RwandAir’s chief executive Yvonne Manzi Makolo.

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African Vibes Magazine’s Billionaires of 2018

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When it comes to African Billionaires, there are some usual suspects that make the list every year. Unfortunately, 2018 closed on a very bumpy note in the equities market and for many billionaires, this among other things resulted in some considerable loses in fortunes and some billionaires dropping off the list altogether.

The list dropped by 7 from 31 African billionaires to 24. A few billionaires still managed to grow their fortunes. Most Notably Nigeria’s Mike Adenugu who grew his fortunate the most with a 3.2 billion increase over his 2017 fortune.

Folorunsho Alakija remained Africa’s richest woman, Mohammed Dewji is still Africa’s youngest billionaire, and South Africa’s Elon Musk maintained the number one spot as the richest African on the list.

African Countries represented on the Billionaire list

By the end of 2018, South Africa had dropped 5 billionaires from the previous year. They closed with 6 billionaires, same as Egypt which dropped 2 billionaires from its 2017 list.

Nigeria maintained its 3 billionaires while last year’s newcomer from Zimbabwe still held his own. The other countries represented are Angola, Algeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Swaziland and Zimbabwe with their first Billionaire.

African Billionaire Age Distribution

There are 3 billionaires in their forties, 5 in their fifties, 7 in their sixties, 6 in their seventies and 3 in their eighties. Africa’s youngest Billionaire is still Mohammed Dewji from Tanzania at Age 42.

Methodology

The African Billionaires list is a snapshot of wealth taken on January 1, 2018. It is based on the Forbes Real-time billionaire wealth calculator. The calculation is derived from stock prices and exchange rates from around the world used to calculate net worths. Some fortunes change from day to day due to fluctuations in the market.

The list is based on individuals rather than multigenerational families who share large fortunes, though included is wealth belonging to a billionaire’s spouse and children if the current list member is the founder of the fortune. In that case, you’ll see “& family” on the list. Also included are married couples who built fortunes and businesses together. 

It was an interesting year for African billionaires as some fortunes shrunk and others grew. So let’s look at who is left on the list and how they did in spite of the rough year-end.


PictureAfrica RankForbes RankNameNet WorthAgeWealth SourceHometown / Residence
1#35Elon Musk$21.9 B47Tesla MotorsSouth Africa / United States
2#125Aliko Dangote$10.5 B61Self Made, cement, sugar, flourNigeria
3#149Mike Adenuga$8.7B65Telecom, OilNigeria
4#180Nicky Oppenheimer$7.6 B73DiamondsSouth Africa
5#217Patrick Soon-Shiong$6.6 B66PharmaceuticalsSouth Africa / United States
6#240Nassef Sawiris$6 B57Construction, ChemicalsEgypt
7#316Johann Rupert$5.2 B68Luxury goodsSouth Africa
8#413Nathan Kirsh$4.4 B86Retail, Real estateSwaziland
9#519Issad Rebrab$3.8 B75FoodAlgeria
10#572Naguib Sawiris$3.5 B64TelecomEgypt
11#758Haim Saban$2.8 B73TV network, InvestmentsEgypt / United States
12#955Strive Masiyiwa$2.3 B58TelecomZimbabwe
13#958Koos Bekker$2.3 B66Media, InvestmentsSouth Africa
14#964Mohamed Mansour$2.3 B70DiversifiedEgypt
15#1033Isabel dos Santos$2.2 B45InvestmentsAngola
17#1107Aziz Akhannouch$2 B58Petroleum, DiversifiedMorocco
16#1110Patrice Motsepe$2 B56MiningSouth Africa
18#1317Othman Benjelloun$1.7 B86Banking, InsuranceMorocco
19#1387Folorunsho Alakija$1.6 B68OilNigeria
20#1405Mohamed Al Fayed$1.6 B89Retail, InvestmentsEgypt
21#1441Mohammed Dewji$1.5 B43DiversifiedTanzania
22#1463Yasseen Mansour$1.5 B57DiversifiedEgypt
23#1783Mohammed Ibrahim$1.2 B72CommunicationsSudan / United Kingdom
24#1786Youssef Mansour$1.2 B73Self Made, diversifiedEgypt

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