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Forbes Rich List 2017: Meet the 10 wealthiest people in Africa

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Following several years of steady growth in Africa, the continent's wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds, and the plunge in the price of oil and commodities has continued to impact the fortunes of Africa's richest people.

Following several years of steady growth in Africa, the continent's wealthiest are facing a number of headwinds, and the plunge in the price of oil and commodities has continued to impact the fortunes of Africa's richest people.

Forbes' annual Rich List show that the number of billionaires in Africa has actually risen to 25, up from 24 last year.

Two heavyweights, Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu dropped off the list in the past 12 months.

The top 25 richest Africans includes billionaires hailing from eight countries including Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.

IBTimes UK looks at Africa's 10 richest people in 2017.

Aliko Dangote, Nigeria