Cameroonian Judith Yah Sunday elected Chairwoman of the Rascom Board of Directors

The Cameroonian has been elected at the 74th meeting of the Board of Directors of the African Regional Satellite Communications Organization (Rascom), held from May 22 to 24 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Created on May 27, 1992 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Rascom is a pan-African intergovernmental organization made up of 45 countries, whose mission is to […]

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Esther Cecil Maruma, 38, new Managing Director of Bank of Africa Tanzania

A seasoned banker with over 17 years’ experience in financial services, her appointment took effect on May 6. Prior to this, Esther Cecil Maruma was Head of Global Markets in Institutional and Investment Banking at Absa Bank Tanzania (formerly Barclays Bank).  Bank of Africa Tanzania is part of the BMCE Group, which operates in 18 […]

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IFC Appoints Mehita Fanny as Country Manager for Comoros, Eswatini, Madagascar and Mozambique

IFC has announced, on April 4, the appointment of the Ivorian Mehita Fanny as Country Manager for Comoros, Eswatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Seychelles. Her appointment took  effect on April 1, 2024 and she is based in Maputo. In her new role, Mehita Fanny will oversee IFC’s activities across the five countries while managing a multidisciplinary […]

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Judith Suminwa, First woman appointed Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Her appointment by the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, was announced on Monday April 1. Since March 2023, Judith Suminwa has been Minister of State in charge of Planning and Chairman of the DRC Executive Committee of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Judith Suminwa has over 20 years’ national and […]

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Fatiya Diene Mazza, the creative and innovative Senegalese Architect

Architect Fatiya Diene Mazza designed the new R+10 Tower for Radio-Télévision sénégalaise (RTS) and the refurbishment of the former building of the Senegalese public media, which will be inaugurated on Wednesday 20 March by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall. She is also the “brains” behind the design, modelling and construction of the emblematic Diamniadio […]

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Ethiopian Airlines: Captain Kalkidan Girma at the helm of an all-female flight

To mark International Women’s Rights Day, celebrated on March 8, 2024, Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading aviation group, organized, as it does every year, an all-female flight. This year’s flight was from Addis Ababa to London Heathrow, with Captain Kalkidan Girma, Ethiopia’s first female Airbus A350 captain, as lead pilot. The flight was preceded by a […]

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DRC: Rodolphe Kembukuswa and Eldon Khuty appointed to Africa Global Logistics (AGL)

Rodolphe Kembukuswa, a Congolese national, has been appointed Country Manager of Africa Global Logistics (formerly Bolloré Africa Logistics) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, based in Kinshasa, while Eldon Khuty, also a Congolese national, is the new General Manager of Africa Global Logistics in the province of Katanga, based in Lubumbashi. He replaces Rodolphe Kembukuswa. […]

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Finance :Three women bankers appointed CEOs

As part of the restructuring of First National Bank of Namibia’s (FNB) management committee, following the departure of its former Managing Director, Erwin Tjipuka, FNB, Namibia’s largest and most successful commercial bank, announced on 26 January that Nangula Kauluma has been appointed CEO of FNB Retail Banking, while Sepo Haihambo has been appointed CEO of […]

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African Union: Dr. Tidiane Ouattara appointed Head of Science, Technology and Space Division

Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, a national of Côte d’Ivoire, is the new Head of the Science, Technology and Space Division in the Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of the African Union Commission. The Science, Technology and Space Division manages collective action at national, regional and continental levels to popularize and raise awareness of the […]

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Abena Osei-Poku appointed Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana

Ecobank announced on January 05 the appointment of Ghanaian Abena Osei-Poku as CEO of Ecobank Ghana and Regional executive, anglophone West Africa, effective January 1, 2024. Abena Osei-Poku, 52, succeeds Joana Mensah, who has been acting CEO since August 15, 2023, following the retirement of former CEO Dan Sackey. Ecobank Ghana has 65 branches, numerous […]

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Tariye Gbadegesin appointed CEO of the Climate Investment Funds

The Trust Fund Committee of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) announced, on November 27, the appointment of Tariye Gbadegesin as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2024. She replaces Mafalda Duarte, who left in July 2023 to lead the Green Climate Fund. A US and Nigerian national, Tariye Gbadegesin was selected following a highly competitive international […]

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Tsakani Maluleke appointed Unesco’s External Auditor

Currently Auditor General of South Africa, she has been appointed External Auditor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for a period of six years, from 2024 to 2029. Tsakani Maluleke was elected on November 16 by the members of Unesco’s various committees and subsidiary bodies. The other candidates were from Chile, […]

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