Belgium: Gladys Kazadi, 28 years old, appointed vice-president of the political movement “Les Engagés”

Gladys Kazadi, Brussels MP and alderman, has been appointed vice-president of the political movement “Les Engagés” as part of the renewal of its governing bodies. This is the first time that a young, female, sub-Saharan African is appointed vice-president of a Belgian political party.  Les Engagés, Social Christian Party until 2002, then Humanist Democratic Centre […]

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Grace Murugi Appointed global head of digital strategy for Oxfam International

The Kenyan, who took up her position in early June, will oversee more than 20 markets covered by Oxfam International. Prior to her appointment, Grace Murugi was head of digital at Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunications company and one of the largest in East Africa. In this role, she was responsible for developing high quality digital […]

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Afreximbank Board Appoints Kanayo Awani Executive Vice President, Intra-African Trade Bank

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), on June 20 in Cairo, announced the appointment of Kanayo Awani to the position of Executive Vice President of the Intra-African Trade Bank (INAT) with effect from 1 July 2022. The appointment follows a decision by Afreximbank’s Board of Directors on 13 June 2022 to approve a recommendation by Bank President […]

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Bogolo Kenewendo,35,named as the first Africa Director for the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions

Former minister for Botswana, global economist and international trade and development specialist, Bogolo Kenewendo has been appointed, on June 17, as the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions’ Africa Director. During her tenure, Bogolo Kenewendo was the youngest Cabinet Minister in Africa and in Botswana’s history. The Climate Champions Team helps to deliver on their mandate […]

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Adji Sokhna M’baye appointed Director General of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) Securitization

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boad Titrisation, Serge Ekué, announced on Monday, June 13, the appointment of Adji Sokhna M’BAYE as Director General of BOAD Titrisation, with effect from April 4, 2022. Boad Titrisation is a limited company whose corporate purpose is the management of debt securitization mutual funds (FCTC). It is […]

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UK: Marjorie Ngwenya has been appointed as an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee

Marjorie Ngwenya will join the PRC on 5 September 2022, commencing a three-year term, replacing Norval Bryson as an external member. In UK, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) supervises banks, insurers and major investment firms. The PRA’s most important decisions are taken by the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC), chaired by the Governor of the Bank […]

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Kendi Ntwiga appointed as the Global Head of Misrepresentation at Meta (Formely Facebook)

Former Managing Director of Microsoft Kenya, and now based in Ireland, she has been appointed in May 2022. In line with itscommitment to authenticity, Meta does not allow people to misrepresent themselves, use fake accounts, artificially boost the popularity of content or engage in behaviours designed to enable other violations under its Community Standards. The […]

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Microsoft’s ADC appoints Catherine Muraga as Managing Director

African Development Centre (ADC), Microsoft’s premier engineering hub, has announced, on Thursday June 2, the appointment of Catherine Muraga as its Managing Director effective 01 June 2022. Launched in May 2019 in Nairobi , the Africa Development Center (ADC) is Microsoft’s first ever engineering office in Africa. The centre aims to recruit 500 engineers by […]

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USA: Dr. Boukary Sawadogo named 2022 “Instructor of the Year” at the Black Studies Program ,City College of New York

Dr. Boukary Sawadogo was named Instructor of the Year 2022 at the Black Studies Program, City College of New York, the oldest college in USA and the first free public college in the United States. Dr. Boukary Sawadogo is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Black Studies at City College of New York. Born […]

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Tumi Chamayou appointed Group Executive: Enterprise Business Unit at MTN

MTN Group announced, on May 30, the appointment of Tumi Chamayou as Group Executive:  Enterprise Business Unit (GEBU), effective 1 June 2022. Tumi Chamayou joined the GEBU team in 2018, as General Manager for Large Enterprise Sales, and has been Acting Executive for the function since July 2020, until now. During this time, said MTN, […]

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: Wawira Njiru is the Winner of the Icon Award

Wawira Njiru, founder of Kenya’s Food for Education, has been named, on May 31, as the recipient of the Icon Award 2022 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The Kenyan nutritionist is recognized for her work as founder and director of Food for Education, a non-profit organisation that provides nutritious meals to children in schools […]

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from Harvard University

Jean-Jacques Muyembe, a Congolese microbiologist who leads public health emergency responses in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including for COVID-19, is one of Harvard University’s honorary degree recipients for 2022. During the 371st commencement on Thursday 26 May, Harvard celebrated a small cohort of accomplished leaders, conferring honorary degrees in person on four women […]

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