Zouera Youssoufou Joins the Board of Directors of Women’s World Banking

The Nigerian banker is the current CEO of the Dangote Foundation, the largest private foundation in sub-Saharan Africa, created by the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote. Women’s World Banking has announced, on September 14 septembre,  the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. This brings the number of Board members to […]

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10 eminent African scientists among the new members of the World Academy of Sciences

The World Academy of Science recently published its list of new Fellows elected in 2022. The honor, which TWAS refers to as the “apex of scientific achievement,” is bestowed on scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science in the developing world. The 10 African scientists are among the 53 new members […]

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Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda received 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer Award

Chief Warrant Officer Alizeta Kabore Kinda of Burkina Faso received the 2022 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year Award on 31 August. The United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award was established in 2011 to recognize the exceptional contributions of women police officers to United Nations peace operations and to promote […]

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Dina Abdel-Moneim,the first woman to lead an Egyptian military production company

Egypt’s Ministry of State for Military Production announced on Tuesday, August 30, the appointment of Dina Abdel-Moneim as chairwoman of the board of directors of Shubra Company for Engineering Industries (also known as Military Factory 27), making her the first woman to head an Egyptian military production company. Shubra Company for Engineering Industries was founded […]

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Oikocredit appoints Caroline Mulwa as new Regional Director for Africa

Social impact investor Oikocredit announced on Monday 29 August the appointment of Caroline Mulwa as its new regional manager for Africa, effective 16 August 2022. Based at Oikocredit’s regional office in Nairobi, Kenya, she will report to the director of impact investments.  Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has over 45 years of experience […]

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Mercy Miyang Tembon appointed Vice President and Secretary General of the World Bank

A Cameroonian national and current World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, she will take up her post on 1 September, according to bangladeshpost.net. Mercy Miyang Tembon is an experienced international development professional who has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America for over 30 years. She is the World Bank’s Country Director […]

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Adissa Barry, the Burkinabe turned successful entrepreneur in the USA

Adissa Barry, who has lived in the US for over 30 years, is the owner of the electrical construction company “Tei Electrical Solutions”, which has a turnover of about $25 million. She is one of the few female owners of a construction company in the US and also invests in the purchase of real estate. […]

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Kenya: 6 women make history as the first elected female city governors  

While in 2017, only 3 women were elected as governors of a city in Kenya, for the August 9 elections, 7 women were elected as governors, 6 of whom are the first women to be elected as governors of their respective cities, after hotly contested electoral battles. The seventh was re-elected to her position, having […]

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Thierno Habib Hann is the new CEO of Shelter Afrique

Shelter Afrique (SHAF), a pan-African housing development financier, announced on Tuesday, August 16, the appointment of Thierno Habib Hann as its new CEO, succeeding Andrew Chimphondah who left the company earlier this year. Originally from Guinea (Conakry), Thierno Habib Hann has over 20 years of experience in strategic positions in the banking sector and multilateral […]

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Eisenhower Fellowships: Phyllis Wakiaga,Marcia Ashong and Shahira Diab among the 25 Leaders Selected

Twenty-five leaders from 23 countries have been selected for the prestigious 2022 Eisenhower Global Fellowship Program, which consists of six weeks of intensive mid-career development in the United States. Now in its 69th year, the program is named after the 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, and brings together innovative leaders from all […]

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Birahim Diouf appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Central Depository/Settlement Bank of the WAEMU

At the end of the meeting of the Board of Directors held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the institution’s headquarters, Birahim Diouf is appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Central Depository/Settlement Bank, the structure of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Regional Financial Market in charge of centralization, custody of securities, the […]

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Dr. Alex Mubiru appointed as Director General in the Cabinet Office of the African Development Bank Group’s President

The African Development Bank has appointed Dr. Alex Mubiru as Director General in the Cabinet Office of the Bank Group’s President, with effect from 16 August 2022. Dr. Mubiru, a Ugandan national, brings close to 25 years of experience to the position, with a proven track record in the various positions he has held at […]

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