A New Executive Committee elected for West African Bankers’ Association

At the end of its Extraordinary General Assembly, held virtually on Monday January 30, 2023, the West African Bankers’ Association (WABA) elected a new Executive Committee. The meeting was attended by members from the following countries: Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal (representing all banks in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The Cameroonian […]

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UN: Aminata Maiga and Christine Umutoni appointed resident coordinators

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Aminata Maiga of Côte d’Ivoire as UN Resident Coordinator in Senegal and Christine N. Umutoni of Rwanda as UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia. They will take up their new positions on February 1. Ms. Aminata Maiga brings more than 25 years of experience in economic policy and international […]

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Patience Mutesi appointed managing director of BPR Bank Rwanda Plc.

BPR Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of KCB Group (Kenya Commercial Bank) and the largest banking network in Rwanda, has appointed Patience Mutesi as the new managing director of the bank effective February 1, 2023. BPR is the largest banking network in Rwanda with 154 branches helping people, businesses and communities to thrive since 1975. The […]

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Belgium: 4 young African entrepreneurs win the Awa 2022 Prize

Originating from Morocco, Mali, Rwanda and Burundi, the 4 winners of this first edition of the Awa Prize, organized by the Belgian development agency “Enabel”, were rewarded on Thursday, January 26 in Brussels, during a ceremony organized in the presence of Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Caroline Gennez, Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and Urban […]

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Abiola Bawuah appointed CEO of UBA Africa

A Ghanaian national, Abiola Bawuah was the Regional Director of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in West Africa overseeing 9 countries including Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal and Guinea. Her appointment is effective since 26 January 2023. She becomes the first female CEO of the UBA Group […]

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Thailand: Patience Sangwa appointed resident naturopath at Chiva-Som International Health Resort

Chiva-Som, one of the world’s leading luxury spa and wellness destinations, announced on Jan. 3 the launch of a new online naturopathic and nutritional consultation program specifically for children, to be headed by new naturopath Patience Sangwa, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was living in South Africa. Located in Hua Hin (Thaland), Chiva-Som […]

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Three African appointed to head 3 CGIAR global research centres

The 3 centres are part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership of international organisations involved in food security research that includes 15 research centres, donors and advisory bodies. Dr. Simeon Ehui from Côte d’Ivoire has been appointed Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; Professor Appolinaire Djikeng […]

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Senegal: Aminata Ndiaye Niang, new Deputy CEO of Sonatel Group

Aminata Ndiaye Niang has been appointed deputy CEO of Sonatel, effective January 1, 2023. She is also senior vice president at Orange Middle East and Africa. The leading telecommunications operator in Senegal, 42% owned by the Orange Group, the Sonatel Group offers global telecommunications solutions in the areas of fixed-line, mobile, Internet, television and data […]

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60 Congolese personalities appointed,awarded and honoured in 2022

Appointed to positions of responsibility, awarded for their work, winners of a competition, honoured for their various achievements or their career path, several Congolese men and women have made a name for themselves in the news in 2022 in Congo and abroad. Some were already known, while others emerged in 2022.  We take a look […]

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Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, the first woman to be appointed Vice President of Gabon

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed Vice President of Gabon on Monday, January 9 by Gabonese President Ali Bongo. She has been replaced as Prime Minister by Alain Claude Bilie By Nze.  Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda becomes the first woman to be appointed to this position, after being the first woman Prime Minister of […]

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Somachi Chris-Asoluka appointed CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation

The new CEO will take office on 1 March 2023 and replaces the former CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, who has retired, the Foundation said. In her new role, the Foundation explained, Chris-Asoluka will leverage her expertise, experience and network to provide strategic leadership in consolidating and deepening the company’s work of transforming Africa through entrepreneurship. Since […]

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Benin, Gambia and Seychelles the only countries in Africa to offer visa-free access to all Africans

The information is contained in the 7th edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index 2022 annual publication, prepared by the African Development Bank Group in collaboration with the African Union Commission. It was launched on Sunday, 11 December, on the sidelines of the African Economic Conference 2022, held in Mauritius. The Africa Visa Openness Index […]

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