Amrote Abdella, new General Manager for Amazon Web Service in Sub-Saharan Africa

Amrote Abdella, an Ethiopian national, will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, after serving as Africa Director for Microsoft’s “4Afrika” initiative, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the cloud computing platform for Amazon’s cloud services. AWS brings together more than 100 services in various categories such as cloud […]

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Two Eminent African Lawyers Appointed Special Advisors to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Karim A.A. Khan QC of the United Kingdom, announced on September 17 the appointment of 17 eminent experts as Special Advisors, in accordance with the provisions of Article 42(9) of the Rome Statute. The Special Advisors to the Prosecutor, says the ICC, are outstanding […]

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Flora Jika appointed General Manager of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Ghana

The South African will take up her position at the end of December 2021 and will succeed Simon Everest who will retire in December after 20 years with The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to her appointment, Fora Jika was director of logistics at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA). Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is Coca-Cola’s eighth largest […]

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Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, new Vice President Africa of Total Energies/Exploration-Production

A native of Gabon who was appointed to the position on September 8, Henri-Max Ndong Nzue served as secretary general and director of the Americas for “Total Marketing and Services,” after serving as managing director of Total Gabon from 2015 to 2019. Henri-Max Ndong Nzue is the very first African to head Total Energies’ exploration […]

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Arielle Kayabaga, 31 years old,elected Member of Parliament in Canada

Originally from Burundi, Arielle Kayabaga was elected as the Member of Parliament for London West, the first Francophone and the first Black woman to be elected as a Member of Parliament in this riding since its creation in 1968. In 2018, at the age of 28, she was also the first black woman elected to […]

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Addy Awofisayo,new head of music,sub-Saharan Africa,at YouTube and YouTube Music

She will be in charge of the YouTube Music business and partnership teams in sub-Saharan Africa and will report to the head of music for YouTube Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Originally from Nigeria, she had joined YouTube in 2018 as head of content partnerships for Africa before being promoted in March 2020 to […]

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Grace Muliisa, new Managing Director of Ecobank Uganda

The announcement of the appointment of Grace Muliisa was made by Kim Kariisa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ecobank Uganda. She succeeds Annette Wabunoha Kihuguru, who retired after a distinguished 30-year banking career, the last eight years of which were spent with Ecobank Uganda, first as Executive Director and most recently as Acting […]

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Kenza Ait Si Abbou: “Math, technology and computer science are feminine”

Kenza Ait Si Abbou was born in Morocco, and from a young age, it is reported, she was solving math problems faster than her mother was creating new ones. Today, she is responsible for robotics and artificial intelligence at Deutsche Telekom, the largest German and European telecommunications company. Her first book “Keine Panik, ist nur […]

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Yamina Karitanyi,new CEO of the Rwanda Mines,Oil and Gas Board

Appointed on August 31 by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Yamina Karitanyi replaces Francis Gatare, who had been the CEO of the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) since its creation in 2017. Established in February 2017, the RMB is the Government of Rwanda’s body responsible for implementing and advising the government on matters related […]

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Tunji Balogun named President and CEO of Def Jam Recordings

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music entertainment company, announced on Tuesday, August 10, the appointment of renowned A&R (Artists and Repertoire) executive Tunji Balogun as president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings, effective January 1, 2022. In conjunction with Balogun’s appointment as President and CEO, the label has also named the Nicki Farag […]

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Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu named head of content acquisition for Amazon Prime in Africa

A Nigerian national, she was director of West Africa for M-Net, a South African television channel owned by the Naspers group, and similar to Canal+ in its operation. Prime Video is a video on demand service created by Amazon and present in many countries. A competitor to Netflix, it offers movies, series and TV shows […]

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WHO: Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu charged with protecting the world from future pandemics and epidemics

The Nigerian physician is the new director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence Centre. Based in Berlin, Germany, the Center was inaugurated on September 1 by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. Its mission is to provide the world with better data, analysis and decisions […]

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