Zouera Youssoufou Joins the Board of Directors of Women’s World Banking

The Nigerian banker is the current CEO of the Dangote Foundation, the largest private foundation in sub-Saharan Africa, created by the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote. Women’s World Banking has announced, on September 14 septembre,  the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. This brings the number of Board members to […]

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Who is Vanessa Azar, the Cameroonian influencer appointed as the head of Fenty in sub-Saharan Africa?

Half Cameroonian and half Lebanese, the new “Area Manager” sub-Saharan Africa of the beauty brand Fenty, created by Rihanna, announced the news on its social networks including Instagram, where she is followed by nearly 30,000 followers. “FENTY’S REGIONAL AREA MANAGER ! (Pinch me 🫰🏽)Sub-Saharan Africa I never truly did know who else to bet on […]

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Joyce-Ann Wainaina is a new fellow at Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs

The Jackson School of Global Affairs announced its 2022-2023 senior fellows last month, featuring three leading practitioners who will join 14 returning fellows. A Kenyan national, Joyce-Ann Wainaina, one of the three new fellows, is the Managing Director at Citibank where she leads the Global Network Banking across Sub Saharan Africa. She has worked in […]

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10 eminent African scientists among the new members of the World Academy of Sciences

The World Academy of Science recently published its list of new Fellows elected in 2022. The honor, which TWAS refers to as the “apex of scientific achievement,” is bestowed on scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science in the developing world. The 10 African scientists are among the 53 new members […]

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Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda received 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer Award

Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda of Burkina Faso received the 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year Award on 31 August. The United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award was established in 2011 to recognize the exceptional contributions of women police officers to United Nations peace operations and to promote […]

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Dina Abdel-Moneim,the first woman to lead an Egyptian military production company

Egypt’s Ministry of State for Military Production announced on Tuesday, August 30, the appointment of Dina Abdel-Moneim as chairwoman of the board of directors of Shubra Company for Engineering Industries (also known as Military Factory 27), making her the first woman to head an Egyptian military production company. Shubra Company for Engineering Industries was founded […]

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Oikocredit appoints Caroline Mulwa as new Regional Director for Africa

Social impact investor Oikocredit announced on Monday 29 August the appointment of Caroline Mulwa as its new regional manager for Africa, effective 16 August 2022. Based at Oikocredit’s regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, she will report to the director of impact investments.  Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has over 45 years of experience […]

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Ekow Nelson is appointed Country General Manager of Ericsson United Arab Emirates

He assumes the role in addition to his current role as Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& (Etisalat) and Pakistan at Ericsson Middle East and Africa. Ericsson has announced, on Tuesday august 23, the appointment of Ekow Nelson as the Country General Manager of Ericsson United Arab Emirates (UAE) effective immediately. […]

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Mercy Miyang Tembon appointed Vice President and Secretary General of the World Bank

A Cameroonian national and current World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, she will take up her post on 1 September, according to bangladeshpost.net. Mercy Miyang Tembon is an experienced international development professional who has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America for over 30 years. She is the World Bank’s Country Director […]

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Phyllis Migwi appointed Country Manager of Microsoft Kenya

Microsoft Kenya on Friday 19 August announced the appointment of Phyllis Migwi as Country Manager, replacing Kendi Ntwiga who joined Meta (Facebook’s parent company) a few months ago as Global Head of Misrepresentation. A technology leader with over twenty years’ experience in the ICT, consumer products and consulting sectors, Phyllis Migwi works in developing new […]

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Adissa Barry, the Burkinabe turned successful entrepreneur in the USA

Adissa Barry, who has lived in the US for over 30 years, is the owner of the electrical construction company “Tei Electrical Solutions”, which has a turnover of about $25 million. She is one of the few female owners of a construction company in the US and also invests in the purchase of real estate. […]

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Kenya: 6 women make history as the first elected female city governors  

While in 2017, only 3 women were elected as governors of a city in Kenya, for the August 9 elections, 7 women were elected as governors, 6 of whom are the first women to be elected as governors of their respective cities, after hotly contested electoral battles. The seventh was re-elected to her position, having […]

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