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Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is one of the towering achievements of 20th-century physics.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, the Einstein Foundation is embarking on a publishing milestone: collecting the visions of the 100 greatest innovators, artists, scientists and visionaries of our time in the world’s first 3D-printed book – Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.

Ahead of this publication, 100 people from all works of life have been honoured with the title of Visionaries of Our Time by the foundation and these are the Africans on it.


1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Award winning novelist and nonfiction writer from Nigeria.

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2. Juliana Rotich

Technologist, Strategic advisor, entrepreneur and a keynote speaker from Kenya.

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3. Strive Masiyiwa

Internationally acclaimed businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Zimbabwe.

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4. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The first elected female head of state in Africa who has served as president of Liberia since 2006. Recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize and a global champion and leader in women’s rights.

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5. Obiageli Ezekwesili

Recognized as one of Time 100 most influential people and one of the 25 women of impact for 2015 by the New York Times. She’s Nigerian.