Doha-based Arabic news channel Al Jazeera is celebrating its 15th anniversary, marking a decade and a half of proactive news gathering from the region. Above: The new director-of the channel, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem al-Thani, speaks during the ceremony. (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.