Roads lead to the headquarters of Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's biggest real estate company, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Property values and rents slumped in the United Arab Emirates after banks curtailed lending and speculators left the market during the global recession. (Bloomberg)
Twenty years ago the Dubai-based business tycoon watched his parents flee the Rwanda genocide having lost everything — again. Today, the company he started to help get his family back on their feet is a monstrous conglomerate in 22 African countries.