Thailand: Patience Sangwa appointed resident naturopath at Chiva-Som International Health Resort

Chiva-Som, one of the world’s leading luxury spa and wellness destinations, announced on Jan. 3 the launch of a new online naturopathic and nutritional consultation program specifically for children, to be headed by new naturopath Patience Sangwa, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was living in South Africa. Located in Hua Hin (Thaland), Chiva-Som […]

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USA: Nemat “Minouche” Shafik becomes the first female president of Columbia University

Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, the current president, since 2017, of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will become the 20th president of Columbia University on July 1, 2023. She is a distinguished economist who for more than three decades has served in senior leadership roles across a range of prominent international and academic […]

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Three African appointed to head 3 CGIAR global research centres

The 3 centres are part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership of international organisations involved in food security research that includes 15 research centres, donors and advisory bodies. Dr. Simeon Ehui from Côte d’Ivoire has been appointed Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Professor Appolinaire Djikeng […]

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Senegal: Aminata Ndiaye Niang, new Deputy CEO of Sonatel Group

Aminata Ndiaye Niang has been appointed deputy CEO of Sonatel, effective January 1, 2023. She is also senior vice president at Orange Middle East and Africa. The leading telecommunications operator in Senegal, 42% owned by the Orange Group, the Sonatel Group offers global telecommunications solutions in the areas of fixed-line, mobile, Internet, television and data […]

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60 Congolese personalities appointed,awarded and honoured in 2022

Appointed to positions of responsibility, awarded for their work, winners of a competition, honoured for their various achievements or their career path, several Congolese men and women have made a name for themselves in the news in 2022 in Congo and abroad. Some were already known, while others emerged in 2022.  We take a look […]

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Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, the first woman to be appointed Vice President of Gabon

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed Vice President of Gabon on Monday, January 9 by Gabonese President Ali Bongo. She has been replaced as Prime Minister by Alain Claude Bilie By Nze.  Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda becomes the first woman to be appointed to this position, after being the first woman Prime Minister of […]

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Somachi Chris-Asoluka appointed CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation

The new CEO will take office on 1 March 2023 and replaces the former CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, who has retired, the Foundation said. In her new role, the Foundation explained, Chris-Asoluka will leverage her expertise, experience and network to provide strategic leadership in consolidating and deepening the company’s work of transforming Africa through entrepreneurship. Since […]

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Benin, Gambia and Seychelles the only countries in Africa to offer visa-free access to all Africans

The information is contained in the 7th edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index 2022 annual publication, prepared by the African Development Bank Group in collaboration with the African Union Commission. It was launched on Sunday, 11 December, on the sidelines of the African Economic Conference 2022, held in Mauritius. The Africa Visa Openness Index […]

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Nelma Fernandes elected President of the Confederation of Enterprises of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries

Unanimously elected on 12 December in Lisbon, Portugal, the businesswoman becomes the first woman to head the Confederation of Enterprises of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CE-CPLP) and the first person from Guinea-Bissau to be appointed to the head of this organisation. Nelma Fernandes succeeds the Mozambican Salimo Abdula, who led the organisation for about […]

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Senegalese entrepreneur Birame Sock launches “Kwely” Marketplace with Made in Africa products

Through her startup “Kwely”, based in Senegal, the entrepreneur announced on Wednesday, December 14, the launch of the minimum viable product (MVP) version of her B2B online store for Made in Africa products targeting small and large businesses globally (api.kwely.com). The goal is to change the game, to provide African producers and manufacturers with a […]

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Senegalese Amadou Hott Appointed AfDB Special Envoy to the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa

African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has appointed Senegal’s former minister Amadou Hott, as his Special Envoy and global champion for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA). The African Development Bank, Africa Union and Africa50 launched the Alliance during COP27 last November with global partners: the African Union Development Agency, the […]

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Sony Music appoints Christel Kayibi as director of repertoire strategy for Africa

Sony Music has appointed Christel Kayibi to its Africa & Continental Europe team as director of repertoire strategy for Africa. She will report directly to Daniel Lieberberg, president, Continental Europe & Africa, in close coordination with Sean Watson, managing director of Sony Music Africa. Based in London, Christel Kayibi will work alongside the major’s teams […]

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