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Here are the Africans who Made it onto Time Magazine’s Top 100 Influential People List

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou (L) sit before UN's International Court of Justice on December 10, 2019 in in the Peace Palace of The Hague, at the start of a three-day hearing on Rohingya genocide case. - The case, brought by the west African state of Gambia, is the first attempt to bring Myanmar to justice over its bloody 2017 military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. (Photo by Koen Van WEEL / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by KOEN VAN WEEL/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Abubacarr Tambadou is a 47-year-old Gambian lawyer and politician. He is the current registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, an international court founded by the UN Security Council. In 2019, Tambadou and his government took on Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor at the International Court of Justice, the UN’s judicial organ, over alleged crimes against the Rohingya ethnic group. Tomi Adeyemi is a 27-year-old Nigerian-American novelist and writing coach. In 2018 her first book, “Children of Blood and Bone,” spent 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In the same year, it won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Novel. Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum is a Congolese microbiologist. He is currently the director-general of the National Institute for Biomedical Research in the central African country and has devoted the last four decades to researching the deadly virus and implementing its control measures. He is also currently leading the country’s response to Ebola and Covid-19. Dr. Tunji Funsho is a Nigerian cardiologist and chair of Rotary International’s polio eradication program in Nigeria. Through efforts from him and his team, this year marked four years without a case of wild polio in the West African country, qualifying it and the rest of the continent as free from the deadly virus.

SOURCE: CNN

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