Aliko Dangote: Indispensable African business czar.

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Celebrating his 60th birthday in April, Aliko Dangote, known internationally simply as "Africa's Richest Man", continues to cement his position as the continent's indispensable business czar.

Assured of a red-carpet welcome wherever he now sets foot, Dangote has achieved a level of influence only dreamed of by the continent's political elite.

The bedrock of this success remains Dangote Cement, the Lagos-listed firm that continues to pursue a takeover of PPC, South Africa's largest cement maker. And he continues to make headlines through mullti-billion dollar announcements such as in energy, in agriculture or in...

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