Hamadoun Toure (R), Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), speaks during a press conference as Mohamed al-Ghanim, Chairman of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12) listens on during the final day of the WCIT-12 in Dubai, on December 14, 2012. A controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed by 89 ITU member states despite US objections to potential regulation of the Internet. (AFP/Getty Images)
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.