Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims throng Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest shrine, gathering around the holy Kaaba, late 20 November 2003 to mark the 27th night of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Lailat al-Qadr, the night when the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in the year 610 AD, according to Muslim tradition. Devoted Muslims spend the night reading the Koran and praying. (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.