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Nigerian Tops Africa’s Richest List

Posted November 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Forbes magazine has named Africa’s richest man — a Nigerian tycoon who made his fortune in sugar, flour, and cement. This is the second year in a row that Aliko Dangote has topped the list of Africa’s 40 richest people, with a reported net worth of $12 billion. Forbes says most of Dangote’s wealth comes […]

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Guinness Names Filipino as World’s Shortest Man

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Guinness Book of World Records has declared a Filipino as the world’s shortest man. Guinness says Junrey Balawing, who turned 18 Sunday, measures just under 60 centimeters. He edges out Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who is a “towering” 67 centimeters tall. The announcement was made in Zamboanga del Norte’s remote Sindagan township in […]