Jaha Dukureh Announces Her Bid for President of the Gambia

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, since February 2018, Jaha Dukureh,31, announced, this Friday, October 15, her candidacy for the presidential election in Gambia, scheduled for December 4, 2021. If elected, she would become the youngest president of a republic in the world. The president of […]

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Tsega Gebreyes joins the Board of Directors of Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa plc, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, announced, on October 12, the appointment of Tsega Gebreyes as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Tsega Gebreyes becomes the 13th member of the Airtel Africa Board of Directors. At the end of its 2021 financial period, Airtel Africa paid a total […]

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Bajabulile “Swazi’’ Tshabalala appointed as Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group  announced, on wednesday october 13, the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Senior Vice President effective 1 November 2021. Following consultations with the Board of Directors, the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi’’ Tshabalala […]

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Germany: Dr. Irene Kilubi, the dynamic entrepreneur who connects generations

Dr. Irène Kilubi, a German national from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been nominated for the German Diversity Awards in the category “Audience Award”. The awards ceremony will take place on November 25. Since September 2021, Irène Kilubi is also an “Expert Advisor” for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, the German international […]

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“La force des femmes”, the new book by Dr. Denis Mukwege

The 400-page book by the Congolese gynecologist will be published on Thursday, October 14 by the French publisher Gallimard. Written in the first person, it is explained, “The Power of Women” traces the struggle of a lifetime by going beyond the autobiographical genre. The heroine of the novel is the woman composed of all these […]

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Ivorian Serge Agnero, new Regional Director Gulf of Guinea of Bolloré Transport & Logistics

Appointed to this position since October 6, 2021, Serge Agnero succeeds Mohamed Abdoulaye Diop who is transferred to the Atlantic region of Africa. In his new position, Serge Agnero will oversee the activities of Bolloré Transport & Logistics in Cameroon, Chad, CAR and Equatorial Guinea. Prior to his appointment, he was managing director of Bolloré […]

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Keji Mustapha named Global Director of Brand and Community at Partech

Keji Mustapha is the first person to hold this newly created position at Partech. Partech, the Paris-based VC investment fund with operations in Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia, announced on Monday, October 11, the addition of Keji Mustapha as Global Director of Brand & Community and Simone Riva as Senior Principal on the […]

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Catherine Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye Appointed Regional Director of the Ford Foundation for West Africa

Based in Lagos, Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye will lead the foundation’s office of West Africa and oversee its grantmaking, external relations and local operations. The Ford Foundation announced, on October 7, the appointment of Catherine Chinedum (‘ChiChi’) Aniagolu-Okoye as its new regional director for its office serving West Africa. Chinedum Aniagolu-Okoye began the Lagos-based role in September. […]

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Dianne Dusaidi becomes one of the youngest chairperson in the banking sector in Rwanda

Dianne Dusaidi, appointed as AB Bank’s board chair, becomes one of the youngest and few women to chair a board in the banking sector in Rwanda. The new PCA joined the AB BANK board in September 2020. AB Bank Rwanda is a socially responsible bank and the bank of choice for micro and small enterprises. […]

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Zeinab Badawi appointed as President of SOAS, University of London

Award-winning journalist and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) alumna Zeinab Badawi, a native of Sudan and a British citizen, has been named the new president of SOAS. Her appointment is effective immediately and replaces Graça Machel, former First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa. SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education […]

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80 African Women Advancing Artificial Intelligence in Africa and around the World

Only 22% of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals worldwide are women, according to a recent World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap. Nevertheless, around the world, several African women are distinguishing themselves by using AI in different fields: medicine, agriculture, banking, education, telecommunications, etc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the implementation of a number of […]

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Cameroonian girls’ and women’s rights defender Marthe Wandou receives 2021 Right Livelihood Award

Cameroonian gender equality and peace activist Marthe Wandou is among the recipients of the 2021 Right Livelihood Award for her decades-long efforts to ensure the wellbeing of girls and women. She has worked for decades to prevent and fight sexual violence, including providing care to victims of the Boko Haram extremist group in the Lake Chad Basin. […]

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