Interview.Freda Katunda: “LEAP is digitizing healthcare education”

Born in the DRC, raised in the US and currently living in Germany, Freda Katunda won the Social Hero award from Global Digital Women GmbH (Germany) in December 2021 for her startup LEAP. In partnership with UNICEF, the London School of Economics, international universities and African organizations, among others, LEAP offers affordable and accessible training […]

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UN: Amanda Khozi Mukwashi appointed Resident Coordinator in Lesotho, Edward Kallon appointed Coordinator in Zimbabwe

On 1 January, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Amanda Khozi Mukwashi of Zambia as UN Resident Coordinator in Lesotho. Edward Kallon of Sierra Leone has been appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, effective 6 January. Amanda Khozi Mukwashi holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Bachelor […]

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45 Congolese personalities or those of Congolese origin who distinguished themselves in 2021

In 2021, several Congolese personalities or those of Congolese origin were appointed or elected to positions of responsibility in the DRC or abroad, while others won awards in various fields. Let’s take a look at these Congolese honored in 2021. Deborah Kayembe, First Black Person Elected as Rector of the University of Edinburgh On February […]

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Joyce Msuya Appointed Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, announced on december 14, the appointment of Joyce Msuya of the United Republic of Tanzania as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. A national of the United Republic of Tanzania, Joyce Msuya, who succeeds Ursula Mueller of […]

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100 Outstanding Female Executives in the African Oil and Gas Industry

The global oil and gas sector has been a male-dominated industry for many years. According to a study conducted by McKinsey in 2020, women make up just 15% percent of the world’s oil and gas workforce; 17% of the power and utilities sector and 32% of the renewable energy workforce. In Africa and the Middle […]

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Martha Chizuma and Denise Namburete Honored as Anti-Corruption Champions 2021

The two Africans are among 11 individuals honored this year by the U.S. Department of State for Global Anti-Corruption Day, celebrated every December 9. These personalities, said the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, “have demonstrated leadership, courage and impact in preventing, exposing and fighting corruption. Other honorees this year are Dorothy Bradley of Belize, […]

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Namibia:Sade Gawanas,32,elected mayor of Windhoek

A member of the Landless People Movement political party, for which she was the national spokesperson, she was unanimously elected as the new mayor of Windhoek City Council on December 1. Windhoek has a population of around 450,000. Te Mayor of Windhoek is the political head of Council and its Chairperson. Like other elected municipal […]

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Mabingue Ngom, new UNFPA Director to the African Union and UNECA

Mabingue Ngom, a Senegalese national, has been appointed director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative Office to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), both based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mabingue Ngom is also appointed senior advisor to UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, a Panamanian-American. Mabingue Ngom, […]

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Football champion Didier Drogba appointed WHO Ambassador for Sports and Health

Football legend Didier Drogba was announced, on october 18 as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. Didier Drogba’s announcement as […]

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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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“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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