Canada: Martine Musau Muele to chair Montreal City Council

Martine Musau Muele, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been chosen by Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante to become the new Chair of the city’s City Council. Her appointment will be ratified by the Montreal City Council at its meeting on Monday, November 29. On the sidelines of the first regular meeting of […]

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Gwendoline Abunaw appointed Ecobank Cluster Head CEMAC

Appointed Ecobank Cluster Head  in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), the current Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroon, in addition to her current position, will oversee all business activities of Ecobank’s subsidiaries in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and São Tomé.  Gwendoline Abunaw, the group explains, will continue to […]

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Miss Universe 2021: Meet the 9 candidates who will represent Africa

The 70th edition of Miss Universe will take place on December 12 in the southern Israeli resort of Eilat and will feature 80 contestants from around the world. This year’s contestants will travel to Israel in the coming weeks to compete in national costumes, evening gowns and swimsuits. They will also test their public speaking […]

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Abena Osei-Poku is the new Chairperson of the Ghana Stock Exchange

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Council has announced, on November 17,  the appointment of Mrs. Abena Osei-Poku as the Chairperson of the Council, effective October 14, 2021.She is the second female in twenty-six years to become the Chairperson of the Exchange after Mrs. Gloria Nikoi of blessed memory. She takes over from Mr. Ray Anselm […]

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Amini Kajunju,new Chief Operating Officer of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center

Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amini Kajunju assumed her position in September 2021. Founded in 2018, the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) aims to amplify the voices of women and girls in all spheres of life by increasing the representation of women in public service leadership positions […]

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For the first time, the judiciary of Mauritius will be headed by two women

Judge Bibi Rehana Mungly Gulbul was appointed Chief Justice of Mauritius on Tuesday, November 16, the first woman appointed to this position in the history of the country. For her part, Judge Nirmala Devat, who was number 3 in the judicial system will hold the position of Senior Puisne Judge (Deputy Chief Justice). Bibi Rehana […]

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Leattytia Badibanga and Indira Moudi among the 15 winners of the “Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec”

The winners of the 21st Quebec Women in Business Awards (QWBA) were announced on Tuesday, November 9, during an evening organized in the presence of nearly 600 people, in virtual and in person. 15 winners were awarded out of 45 finalists. The Quebec Businesswomen’s Award competition aims to promote the excellence, dynamism and audacity of […]

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Elvis Adidiema, 33, appointed Director of Sony Music French Speaking Africa

A French national and native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Elvis Adidiema took up his position on November 2 and will be based between Paris, France and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The appointment of Elvis Adidiema was announced by Sony Music Entertainment France’s general manager, Marie-Anne Robert, in an internal email. Elvis Adidiema will oversee […]

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Stephen Omollo is the new CEO of Plan International

A native of Kenya, he will take office in early 2022. His appointment followed a global search, the organization said. Raj Nooyi will continue to serve as interim executive director of Plan International until Omollo’s arrival in early 2022. Omollo joins Plan International as it strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and […]

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Dr. Monde Muyangwa to Lead USAID in Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Friday, October 9, the appointment of Dr. Monde Muyangwa as deputy administrator of the Africa Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. government agency responsible for economic development and humanitarian assistance around the world. The agency works under the supervision of the U.S. President, […]

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Ozim Ifeoma Obasi appointed General Counsel for GE Africa

As General Counsel for GE Africa, the Nigerian will be responsible for leading General Electric’s legal and compliance department in Africa, and providing guidance to teams across GE’s geographies and businesses on the continent. Prior to her appointment, Ozim Ifeoma Obasi had served as legal director for GE Gas Power Business in Africa since January […]

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