Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, first woman appointed Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Ghana

Her appointment will take effect on August 1, 2022. The mission of the School of Engineering Sciences is to serve the country (Ghana) and the world by graduating highly talented and broadly educated engineers, conducting cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research in engineering, building partnerships with industries and engaging in technology transfer from basic research. Prof. Elsie Effah […]

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Jack Ngare appointed CTO at Google Cloud

As CTO, the Kenyan Jack Ngare joins the office of the chief technology officer (CTO) of Google cloud. Google recently announced the upcoming opening in Nairobi of its first product development center in Africa. Since August 2019, Jack Ngare was the general manager of Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC), Microsoft’s first technology innovation center in […]

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Cheick-Oumar Sylla Appointed Director of North Africa for the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Cheick-Oumar Sylla will be based in Cairo, Egypt, and will lead the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) investment and advisory services teams in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. IFC’s portfolio in North Africa currently stands at US$1.58 billion.  Cheick-Oumar Sylla is responsible for leading IFC’s strategy to support private sector growth and job creation in […]

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Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti is the new CEO Of Jumia Express Logistics in Africa

Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti has been promoted CEO Of Jumia Express Logistics and will now oversee Jumia’s operations in Africa. Jumia, it is explained, has built over 10 years a unique logistics platform in Africa, offering efficient delivery services thanks to its “in-house” technology, its 700 partners and its strong physical presence (nearly 3,000 points of […]

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South Africa: Gugu Ndebele assumes role of Deputy Chairperson of Rhodes University Council

Appointed on Monday April 25, Gugu Ndebele succeeds Reverend Canon Dr Vicentia Kgabe, who became the first woman deputy chairperson of Rhodes University Council in 2020. Dr Kgabe was, in 2021, elected the Bishop for the Diocese of Lesotho. Located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Rhodes is a small university […]

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Sandra Uwera is the new Global CEO of Fairtrade International

Fairtrade has announced, on Monday 25 april, the appointment of its new Global CEO, Sandra Uwera, who steps into the role following the departure of Dr. Nyagoy Nyong’o, who served as Interim Global CEO until 31 March 2022. Fairtrade is an international organisation whose mission is to change the way trade works through better prices, […]

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The World’s 50 best restaurants Awards: Dieuveil Malonga, 30, winner of the “Champion of Change” award

The Chef from Congo Brazzaville is one of four personalities to receive this award which “recognises and celebrates the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry who are taking meaningful action and creating plans for a better world”. The international 50 Best organisation announced on 25 April its three Champions of Change 2022, hospitality heroes who […]

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“Bilan Media”,Somalia’s only all-women media team,launched in Mogadiscio

Employing only women and run by women, “Bilan,” which means “bright and clear” in the Somali language, offers women a safe workspace and the power to choose what they report and how they cover it. Somalia’s first-ever women-staffed and -led media unit is made up of six women (five journalists and an editor) and is […]

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Françoise Le Guennou-Remarck joins the new Ivorian government

After resigning and being reappointed as Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Patrick Achi, has presented a new government of 32 members (41 members in the previous one) in which two new personalities have entered, notably Françoise Remarck, President of the Board of Directors of Canal+ Côte d’Ivoire, appointed Minister of Culture and Francophonie, replacing Arlette […]

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Congolese Benedict Lombe made history as winner of the 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Benedict Lombe, 30, a British Congolese playwright based in London is the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She received the award on Monday April 11at at Shakespeare’s Globe  in London for his first play “Lava,” a one-woman memoir-monologue that deals with Black identity and displacement. Benedict Lombe won this award against 9 other […]

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Fadimatou Noutchemo appointed Managing Director of Afrijet in Cameroon

Fadimatou Noutchemo, a Cameroonian national, has been appointed General Manager in Cameroon of Afrijet, a Gabonese airline operating scheduled flights to a number of airports throughout Cameroon, Gabon, São Tomé, and the Republic of Congo. Founded in 2005 in Libreville, Afrijet became the first airline in the CEMAC zone in 2019. Afrijet employs 250 people […]

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South Africa: Nozipho Portia Mdawe is the new CEO of Air Traffic and Navigation Services

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Limited has announced on April 5 the appointment of Nozipho Portia Mdawe as its new CEO, effective from 1 April 2022. She is the second woman to be appointed in this role within ATNS, marking a significant milestone for the company. Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited […]

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