Patrick Bofunda Ilingo, new Director of Africa at TV5MONDE

TV5MONDE announced on Thursday, May 19, the appointment of Patrick Bofunda Ilingo to the position of Director of Africa within the Directorate of Distribution, Marketing and Commercialization. This new appointment, explains the channel, completes the organization of the marketing department of the French-speaking channel following the retirement of Jean-Luc Cronel and the appointment of Denise […]

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Albert Zeufack appointed World Bank Director of Operations for Angola, DRC,Burundi and Sao Tome & Principe

Dr. Albert G. Zeufack, a Cameroonian national, was the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, since May 2016. It is expected to take office in July 2022. Prior to his appointment in May 2016, he was Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice and leader of the World Bank-wide Community of Practice […]

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Afreximbank: Marlène Ngoyi and Emmanuel Assiak appointed CEO and CIO of FEDA respectively

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) announced on May 13 the appointment of Congolese Marlène Ngoyi as CEO of the Export Development Fund for Africa (FEDA), the Bank’s development-oriented subsidiary, while Emmanuel Assiak has been appointed Chief Investment Officer. FEDA is a subsidiary of Afreximbank focused on development impact investment. FEDA pursues a multi-sectoral investment strategy […]

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USA: Dr John Nkengasong confirmed as Coordinator of the USA governement activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally

Dr. John Nkengasong has been confirmed, on May 5, by the U.S. Senate to be the next U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. A dual US-Cameroonian citizen , he was the Director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Africa). As the new U.S. Global […]

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“Africa Wealth Report”: 5 major countries hold over 50% of Africa’s private wealth

The total private wealth currently held on the African continent is USD 2.1 trillion and is expected to rise by 38% over the next 10 years, according to the latest 2022 Africa Wealth Report, published on April 27 by Henley & Partners in partnership with New World Wealth. The Africa Wealth Report is the continent’s […]

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Kenya: Michael Mutiga, new Safaricom’s strategist

According to Safaricom’s CEO, Peter Ndegwa, Michael Mutiga will lead Safaricom’s business development and transformation agenda. Safaricom is a leading first-class products and telecommunication services, Broadband Internet and Financial services provider in Kenya Michael Mutiga is responsible for Strategic Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions, Safaricom’s funding strategy and asset optimization. With over 20 years’ experience in […]

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Jessica Motaung Appointed to CAF

Kaizer Chiefs’ Marketing and Commercial Director, Jessica Motaung, has been appointed to the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Organising Committee for Women Football Standing Committee from 2022-2024, said the South African soccer club this Wednesday, May 4 via a press release.  The appointment, confirmed by CAF Secretary General, Veron Mosengo- Omba, said The football Club […]

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Ibrahim Kamara, 32, joins Off-White as Art & Image Director

Originally from Sierra Leone, he will be joining a collective of creatives and overseeing the artistic direction of the brand created by Virgil Abloh who passed away on 28 November 2021. Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil and Off-White™, it’s explained, born and nurtured through DM messages on Instagram, blossomed both personally and professionally in the last […]

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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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