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Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, after agreeing a fee in the region of £40 million, sources have told ESPN FC.

The club are hoping to announce a deal for the Serbia midfielder in the coming days and he could make his debut against Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday or in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid next week.

A leaked picture on Twitter allegedly showed Matic already wearing a United training top. Sources told ESPN FC that he underwent a medical at Carrington on Sunday and United should be able to announce the deal in the next 24 hours once the final details are completed.

The 28-year-old will become Jose Mourinho's third signing of the summer after the arrivals of Victor Lindelof from Benfica and Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to add more players to his squad before the end of the transfer window and, after Matic's arrival, he is set to target one final addition.

Croatia winger Ivan Perisic remains a target although Inter Milan are refusing to budge on their valuation of £48.5m and United have so far resisted attempts from Inter to take Anthony Martial on loan as a makeweight.

Mourinho had targeted Eric Dier to fill the holding midfield role at United next season. However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has refused to negotiate the sale of the England international and Mourinho turned his attention to Matic.

Matic was a regular at Chelsea under manager Antonio Conte last season, but his place has come under pressure after the £40m arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.

Chelsea had been keen to sell Matic to Juventus, but after the Serie A side withdrew their interest, the Premier League champions were forced to accept United's offer.

Mourinho knows Matic well from their time together at Stamford Bridge; he was part of Chelsea's title-winning team in 2014-15 after Mourinho sanctioned his return to the club from Benfica in January 2014.

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Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario has advised Portugal teammate Renato Sanches to join bitter rivals AC Milan from Bayern Munich this summer, the former Sporting man told reporters on Sunday.

Inter defeated Bayern 2-0 in a July 27 friendly at Singapore's national stadium, and afterward Joao Mario told Gazzetta dello Sport he gave some advice to the 19-year-old ex-Benfica man who is reportedly nearing a loan move to the Rossoneri.

"We talked on Thursday, after the game," Joao Mario said. "He is young and he wants to play, I understand that.


"I told him that if he goes to AC Milan he'd join a big club and I'd have one more friend in Milan."

While Inter won all three of their International Champions Cup games in Asia this summer, the Portugal international cautioned that any talk of a Serie A title for Luciano Spalletti's side is premature at this point.

Renato Sanches is reportedly nearing a loan move to AC Milan from Bayern Munich this summer

"It makes no sense to talk about the Serie A title," he said. "Juventus are the favourite team, followed by Roma and Napoli.

"They've been together for the last few years and they know each other very well. Then there is AC Milan. We want to win the Coppa Italia and qualify for the Champions League. A team like Inter must play in the Champions League every year."

An attacking midfielder, the 24-year-old scored just three goals in 33 games over all competitions last season.

He's pointed to Roma dynamo Radja Nainggolan and Napoli captain Marek Hamsik as examples to follow for the upcoming campaign.

"Nainggolan and Hamsik are my role models," he said. "They create many goal chances, they score lot of goals and I have to improve in front of goal.

"I hope I will go the extra mile with Spalletti, many midfielders have really improved after working with him, I hope the same will happen with me."

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OSLO, NORWAY -- Jose Mourinho says he is "waiting for news" about Nemanja Matic's imminent move to Manchester United but insists Marouane Fellaini is not going anywhere this summer.

United are on the verge of sealing a £40 million move for Chelsea midfielder Matic after he underwent a medical at Carrington on Sunday.

Matic has been pictured wearing United's No. 31 training kit, which Mourinho cheekily acknowledged is "free" after Bastian Schweinsteiger's departure last season.

The deal is set to be announced in the next 24 hours and the Serbian could make his debut against Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Aug. 8.

"I am waiting for news," Mourinho told a news conference after a 3-0 friendly win over Valerenga in Oslo on Sunday.

"I know that he wants that very, very much. When a player wants very, very much, the chance is bigger.

"I think we have a chance but in football until it's official, I saw so many things happen that I refuse to say more than I am telling you now.

"No. 31 is a free number. We have a few free and 31 is one of them."

Fellaini got the opening goal in Norway despite claims from Galatasaray on Saturday they are "close" to signing the Belgian midfielder.

Mourinho, however, has insisted that even if Matic comes in, Fellaini will stay at Old Trafford next season.

He added: "It is easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane. Marouane forget it. He's very important for me."

Mourinho also refused to respond to comments from Antonio Conte that he is hoping to avoid a "Mourinho season" at Chelsea next year following their title triumph.

The United manager chose instead to heap praise on £75m striker Romelu Lukaku, who got his third goal in six preseason games during the victory at the Ullevaal Stadion.

Mourinho said: "I could answer in many different ways but I am not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio's comments.

"It's nice [for Lukaku]. Strikers they like to score goals.

"It's not important for me but it's important for him, for his confidence, his self-esteem.

"We managers are many times happy with them even when they don't score because of the way they participate. For them, scoring goals is always important."

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:41

8 Killed in Latest Mogadishu Car Bomb

At least eight people were killed and four others wounded Thursday when a car filled with explosives hit a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

A reporter for VOA’s Somali Service, Ahmed Hassan Olad, says the attack targeted the Waberi police station along the busy Maka al-Mukaramah road.

Olad, who was near the police station when the attack occurred, says he saw a man driving a Toyota Surf speeding toward the station.

Emergency teams are at the scene trying to help the wounded people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militant group al-Shabab regularly attacks government buildings and places where government officials are known to congregate.

On Tuesday, an al-Shabab car bomber attacked a local administration building in the Wadajir district, killing at least 10 people.

On June 15, al-Shabab fighters assaulted two popular Mogadishu restaurants. The attack claimed 29 lives, including those of the six assailants.

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At least 18 African Union troops were killed in a deadly ambush in the Lower Shabelle region by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali.

The attack, near near Golweyn village, 120 kilometers south of Mogadishu, targeted a supply convoy of 24 vehicles near the town of Bulo Marer.

Al-Shabab claimed killing 39 AU soldiers, but military officials say that figure is exaggerated.

The convoy of Ugandan soldiers was as part of AMISOM that left Shalanbod town.

Residents in Jeerow village also told VOA Somali that they saw al-Shabab fighters dragging the bodies of two soldiers

AU military spokesman Wilson Rono confirmed the ambush in an interview with VOA Somali.

“There was an IED [Improvised Explosive Device] that was made on the road that hit our convoy and then they followed that up with an ambush, but so far we have not gotten the details of the casualties on both sides,” he said.

Rono denied the figure claimed by al-Shabab.

“That figure is farfetched.”

AMISOM exit strategy

The attack comes a day after AU and Somali government officials concluded a five-day conference where they discussed transitioning security responsibilities from the AU peacekeepers to the Somali national security forces. AMISOM said it will start gradual transfer of responsibilities next year.

A statement issued at the conclusion of the conference said the transition is “real and must happen, but will be gradual and conditions-based”.

The statement also said the commanders of AMISOM and Somali national forces will hold a meeting in August for a joint, coordinated operation against al-Shabab “for the rest of 2017 and beyond”.

Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle Ali Nur Mohamed, whose region sees relentless al-Shabab attacks, says “politicization” of the rebuilding of Somali national army is delaying the process. Mohamed was referring to the apparent divisions within the Somali national army in his region.

He said some members of the national army have left the region following the infighting, which he says created a vacuum in the troops’ capability to operate alongside the AU troops.

“It was five years ago when AU and Somali troops came here in this region, but their operations have been politicized by the officials in previous governments and AMISOM officials themselves,” he said.

He said the Somali government needs to make its own plans.

Mogadishu explosion

Meanwhile, at least 10 people were killed and 15 others were wounded in a massive suicide car bomb attack Sunday in the Somali capital, witnesses and security sources said.

Burning vehicles are seen outside Midnimo mall after a car bomb attack on a popular mall in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 30, 2017.
Burning vehicles are seen outside Midnimo mall after a car bomb attack on a popular mall in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 30, 2017.

The car that exploded was in a line of vehicles on Maka Al-Mukarama road, Mogadishu’s busiest street, witnesses said.

A VOA Somali service reporter who went to the scene said the car was stuck in a traffic jam due to intensive stop and search operations by the security forces. The bomber then detonated the car filled with explosives.

A security source who could not be named said it’s believed the ultimate destination for the car used in the attack may have been the parliament, where lawmakers were discussing ongoing constitutional reviews.

Most of the victims were shoppers caught in the explosion as they came out of a supermarket next to the road.V

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Six years after independence, South Sudan's flag has been raised in Dallas, Texas, at the municipal government's administration building, known as City Hall.

The South Sudan flag went up this week at the culmination of South Sudan Unite, an annual diaspora event organized by the Luol Deng Foundation.

The flag was raised by two-time National Basketball Association All-Star Luol Deng, a South Sudan native.

Deng, who lives in Los Angeles, California, was also made an honorary citizen of Dallas.

South Sudanese residents of the Dallas area said the flag-raising was more than a symbolic gesture. It was a chance for them to formally add their voices and ideas to the city while contributing to its social and economic development.

Jacob Alieth Gai was just a young man when he arrived in the United States in September 2001. He was one of hundreds of Lost Boys from southern Sudan with a keen eye for a better future and hopes of creating a new home in Dallas. But even with a bright future in front of him, Alieth knew he could not forget his past. This week, he was again overwhelmed with hope and pride when he saw his country's flag raised in his new hometown.

Sense of recognition

"For me, I can feel like the community of Dallas recognized the Sudanese community living in Dallas and for our flag to be one of them," said Alieth. "This is an achievement for Sudanese. It takes a lot of hard work for this one to happen. Sudanese really put their hands together."

The flag ceremony was especially meaningful to Alieth because the flag was raised in a city that is close to former U.S. President George W. Bush, whom Alieth considers a friend of South Sudan.

Laura Bush, the former first lady, graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where the 43rd U.S. commander in chief's presidential library was built.

President Bush's administration played an influential role in crafting the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that paved the way for southern Sudan's independence referendum in early 2011.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dallas-area resident Michael Majok said the presence of his home country's flag would send a message to other communities.

"It's something that is going to showcase to Dallas that the South Sudanese community are here and we are staying and we are officially now going to be partaking in whatever it is that is taking part in the city of Dallas and the neighboring cities," said Majok.

14th African flag

Regina Onyeibe, the Africa liaison for Dallas, said South Sudan's flag was the 14th African flag to be raised at City Hall. She said each flag was unique, representing the history and geography of the respective country, but tha tthe pride felt among participants was universal.

"Everybody can feel more a part of this city, and that is always my intent" for all Africans who live in Dallas, Onyeibe said.

For others like Chol Amol Piok, who has lived in the Dallas metropolitan area since 2011, the flag raising offered a sense of legitimacy that could open doors for members of his community.

"At this moment, [South Sudanese] are now reaching a larger forum, which is a platform of Dallas where they can participate," said Amol. "They can be recognized should there be any concern of mutual interest, be it business or anything cultural."

Alieth said the flag-raising would give his community "motivation for things that we need to do as one community."

"We need to unite and come together — one flag, one community — and then we move forward. And the new country of South Sudan needs to wake up and think about unity," said Alieth.

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is already the world’s oldest living head of state. The 93-year-old says he is fit enough to run for re-election next year, and has batted away whispers about who he will choose to follow him when he inevitably succumbs.

But as the increasingly frail leader shuttles back and forth to Singapore for medical treatment, the call for him to name a replacement has grown louder. The most recent -- and loudest -- voice to call for a successor is also the most unexpected: his own wife.

Grace Mugabe, 52, raised the delicate issue at this week’s gathering of the women’s league of the ruling ZANU-PF party, to applause and cheering from the crowd.

“I know president says ‘no no no, I don’t want to impose any candidate,’” she said. “But I’ve always argued with him, that ‘you have the role, you have the right to be part of that process. Because we respect you.’ His word will be final. Mark my words, his word will be final!”

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace follow proceedings during a youth rally in Marondera about 100 kilometers east of Harare, June, 2, 2017.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace follow proceedings during a youth rally in Marondera about 100 kilometers east of Harare, June, 2, 2017.

Madame Mrs. President?

Mrs. Mugabe is on the shortlist of Zimbabwean public figures rumored to be trying to succeed him, alongside Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Professor Shadrack Gutto of the University of South Africa says the president’s wife is clearly making a play to be his pick. But, he says, she’s wrong about one thing: President Mugabe’s word is only final as long as he lives.

“She wants the position,” he said. “But I’m saying it will occur, as soon as he goes -- in other words, he passes away -- Grace doesn’t have political power in Zimbabwe, at all. And therefore a lot of struggles will start to take place within.”

Pro-opposition analyst Jacob Mafume said he thinks Mugabe has already handed the reins to his wife. Zimbabwe’s struggling economy has been blamed on President Mugabe’s decisions during his 36 years in power, and the couple have been repeatedly accused of corruption and mismanagement.

Mugabe’s plan? Only he knows

“He actually believes that he is running the country when he is not, that is how bad it is,” he told VOA. “His wife is running the country. The other half of the country is being run by Vice President Mnangagwa. The other half is being run by Grace Mugabe grabbing farms, dams and whatever she wants to do at that particular time. So basically we are on auto-pilot as a country, and it is a shame that we are failing to retire an old man to an old people's home.”

And what does the president think? When asked, his response far from clear.

“Other countries have more than two, why can’t we have three deputies,” he said, his voice soft, slow and halting. “Two, two choices: The one, to revert to our position of two vice presidents and one being a lady but another of adding another position of vice president, we have three vice presidents and one a woman.”

Zimbabwe votes in 2018, with President Mugabe leading the ruling party’s ticket.

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Normally, African election campaigns like the one taking place in Rwanda generate a lot of "noise," meaning tension and worries of unrest, according to Moody Awori, head of the East African Community team tasked with observing the August 4 presidential vote.

In Rwanda, however, "I have not seen that, I have not heard that and, in fact, sometimes it is difficult to know that an election campaign is going on," he said. "To me, that is a plus."

Of course, a campaign is taking place. Incumbent President Paul Kagame has attracted huge rallies in the capital, Kigali, and everywhere else he goes. His opponents, opposition party leader Frank Habineza and independent Philippe Mpayimana, have drawn crowds too, although not nearly as large.

FILE - Frank Habineza speaks to a reporter at his offices in Kigali, Rwanda, March 25, 2014.
FILE - Frank Habineza speaks to a reporter at his offices in Kigali, Rwanda, March 25, 2014.

The events have been peaceful and free of threatening rhetoric, in part because Kagame is expected to win in a landslide. He won the 2003 and 2010 polls with more than 90 percent of the vote, and there is no indication this year's result will be much different.

Several rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have said Kagame's re-election bid comes in a climate of fear that resulted from two decades of crackdowns on the political opposition, media and activists.

FILE - Philippe Mpayimana speaks to the media during his first press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Feb. 4, 2017.
FILE - Philippe Mpayimana speaks to the media during his first press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Feb. 4, 2017.

Kagame commented on the accusations at one of his campaign stops in western Rwanda, saying that those who say there is a climate of fear and that people are being forced to attend rallies have yet to "get used to the new Rwanda."

Kagame has ruled the country with a firm hand since his forces ended Rwanda's 1994 genocide, which killed an estimated 800,000 people. He is widely credited with helping to bring peace to the country and spurring on economic growth that has led to a falling poverty rate.

Diplomats don't usually make election predictions, but in May, a European Union official in Rwanda said Kagame was likely headed toward re-election.

FILE - Rwanda's President and RPF Chairman Paul Kagame gives a press conference after presenting his credentials as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in Kigali, June 22, 2017.
FILE - Rwanda's President and RPF Chairman Paul Kagame gives a press conference after presenting his credentials as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections in Kigali, June 22, 2017.

Michael Ryan, head of the European Union delegation in the country, told reporters, "I think you would not lose any money if you bet on Mr. Paul Kagame."

While the EU declined to send a mission to monitor the election, the East African Community picked Awori, a former Kenyan vice president, to head its team of 30 election observers in Rwanda.

The team will observe the concluding stages of the campaigns, as well as observe the voting and counting process on and after August 4.

"The community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantees political stability in the region," Awori told VOA's Central Africa service Thursday in Kigali.

He said that on election day, the EAC will deploy teams around the country, sampling all 30 districts to assess the level of preparation for the vote, as well as the polling process.

"I am looking forward to seeing a free, fair and transparent election," Awori said.

Kenyan elections

Separately, the seasoned Kenyan politician dismissed fears of election problems in his home country.

"There won't be problems. What I see now is simply healthy and things will work out quite well," said Awori.

Kenyans go to the polls on August 8.

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Senegal is wrapping up a heated campaign season ahead of Sunday’s legislative polls.

Tear gas filled the air in Dakar’s city center this week as police dispersed an opposition demonstration called by former president Abdoulaye Wade to denounce the organization of the upcoming election.

Wade’s return to the country to lead the main opposition coalition has been just one spark raising the temperature during this campaign period.

Another key political figure, the mayor of Dakar, is leading his "Manko Taxanu Senegal" coalition from prison. Khalifa Sall was arrested in March and charged with embezzling public funds. He demanded temporary release during the campaign period, but his request was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Supporters waited for the verdict outside the court. Mama Gueye, a coordinator for Ande Dollel Khalifa, a political movement supporting the mayor, was among them.

She said the verdict will not affect the "Manko" campaign. “We will continue the battle until he is released,” she said. “Our objective is to see him live and become the next president in 2019.”

Police arrest a protester on Place de l'Independance, in Dakar, Senegal, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)
Police arrest a protester on Place de l'Independance, in Dakar, Senegal, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)

​There are 165 seats to be filled in the National Assembly, and voters on Sunday will choose from a record 47 lists, casting their ballots by party rather than for individual candidates.

Many see the vote as a sort of referendum on the current government of President Macky Sall and a preview of his potential challengers for the top job in 2019, although analysts say it is unlikely the ruling party will lose its majority in parliament.

There has been some violence during campaigning.

In and around Dakar, supporters of Sall’s ‘Manko’ coalition have clashed several times with members of the president’s Benno Bokk Yaakaar coalition, which is led by the current prime minister.

Senegalese political analyst Aly Fary Ndiaye says the mayor’s coalition has made his continued detention work for them.

“It is a tactic to put pressure on the government,” he said, “to question the independence of the justice system and remind Senegalese citizens of the injustice [they say] Khalifa Sall is suffering,” Ndiaye said.

Abdoulaye Wade supporters gather in Dakar's city center to protest against what they say is a poor organization of upcoming legislative elections, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)
Abdoulaye Wade supporters gather in Dakar's city center to protest against what they say is a poor organization of upcoming legislative elections, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)

New ID card system

Meanwhile, former president Wade has joined civil society groups in condemning delays in the introduction of new biometric identity cards. The new ID cards were officially launched by the government in October last year, and also are meant to function as voting cards.

Sadikh Niass, Secretary-General of the NGO African Assembly for the Defense of Human Rights, says there have been delays in getting the cards out to voters, adding that as of July 19, many voting cards had yet to be printed. He also said those that have been issued are not reaching voters because the distribution system is poorly organized.

His organization estimated that with three weeks to go before the vote, only about 40 percent of voters had collected their cards.

Presidential spokesman Hamidou Kasse told VOA the situation is not as bad as reported.

“In distribution centers there are hundreds of thousands of cards waiting for their owners. In Senegal, we have the habit of waiting until the last minute before collecting our cards,” Kasse said.

Tear gas is used to disperse protesters gathered in Dakar's city center to protest against what they claim is a poor organization of upcoming legislative elections, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)
Tear gas is used to disperse protesters gathered in Dakar's city center to protest against what they claim is a poor organization of upcoming legislative elections, July 25, 2017. (S. Christensen/VOA)

On Thursday, local media reported that the Constitutional Court approved a request from the presidency to allow citizens without new biometric cards to vote using other forms of identification.

Legislative elections in Senegal typically do not witness high voter turnout. But with all the excitement during campaigning, this time could be different.

Still, Abdou El Mazide Ndiaye president of Gradec, a research group promoting democracy and good governance in Africa, says the anticipation of long lines could still be a turn-off.

“Lines at the polls will be long because there are 47 lists. People will be completely discouraged by the wait,” said Mazide.

That’s almost double the number of lists that voters had to choose from during the last legislative elections in 2012, and there are concerns it could lead to some confusion at the polls Sunday.

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Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria has been ranked the fourth wealthiest city in Africa.

With no other Nigerian cities listed in the ten-city fortune club, the nation’s commercial nerve-centre automatically clinches the wealthiest spot among Nigerian major cities.

In a report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, Lagos, considered to be home to

US$120 billion Africa’s wealth, is only topped by two South-African cities; Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as Egyptian city of Cairo.

The Nigerian state is unofficially believed to be most populous too in the country.

Four billionaires in dollars are mentioned to be resident in Lagos, with 360 multi-millionaires and 6,800 millionaires.

Two Forbes-recognized wealthiest Nigerians, Femi Otedola of Zenon Oil and Mike Adenuga of Globacom reside in Lagos.

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote also has investment in the city.

The report says by “Total wealth”, it refers to the “private wealth held by all the individuals living in each city. It includes all their assets (property, cash, equities and business interests) less any liabilities. We exclude government funds from our figures.”

Cities ranked below Lagos include, Nairobi in Kenya, Luanda, Durban, Pretoria, Casablanca and Accra.

While Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Egypt, Angola and Kenya have a city each to their fortune consideration, South-Africa has five of its cities listed, making it the richest country in Africa.

Highlight of the report;

Johannesburg: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$245 billion. Home to 18,200 millionaires (HNWIs), 970 multi-millionaires and 2 billionaires. Our figures for Johannesburg include Sandton. Major sectors in the city include: financial services (banks, accountancies, insurance), professional services (law firms), construction, telecoms and basic materials.

Cairo: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$140 billion. Home to 8,900 millionaires, 480 multi-millionaires and 5 billionaires. Major sectors in the city include: real estate & construction, financial services and basic materials.

Cape Town: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$135 billion. Home to 8,200 millionaires, 440 multi-millionaires and 2 billionaires. Major sectors in the city include: real estate, financial services (fund management), retail and tourism. Cape Town is also a second home hotspot for the wealthy with over 1,500 multi-millionaires living in the city during peak holiday months (many of these individuals are from outside South Africa).

Lagos: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$120 billion. Home to 6,800 millionaires, 360 multi-millionaires and 4 billionaires. Major sectors in the city include: real estate & construction, telecoms, transport, financial services and basic materials.

Nairobi: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$55 billion. Home to 6,800 millionaires and 280 multi-millionaires (no billionaires). Major sectors in the city include: financial services, real estate & construction, retail, tourism, FMCG, telecoms and basic materials.

Luanda: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$48 billion. Home to 4,100 millionaires, 240 multi-millionaires and one billionaire. Major sectors in the city include: real estate & construction, transport and basic materials (oil & gas).

Durban: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$46 billion. Home to 3,200 millionaires, 130 multi-millionaires and one billionaire. Our figures for Durban include Umhlanga, Ballito, Zimbali and La Lucia. Major sectors in the city include: real estate, finance, healthcare, construction, retail and transport.

Pretoria: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$42 billion. Home to 2,600 millionaires and 110 multi-millionaires (no billionaires). Major sectors in the city include: basic materials, manufacturing and financial services.

Casablanca: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$40 billion. Home to 2,300 millionaires, 110 multi-millionaires and 2 billionaires. Major sectors in the city include: basic materials, manufacturing and financial services.

Accra: Total wealth held in the city amounts to US$35 billion. Home to 2,300 millionaires and 100 multi-millionaires (no billionaires). Major sectors in the city include: basic materials, manufacturing and financial services.”Ni

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