South Africa: Nozipho Portia Mdawe is the new CEO of Air Traffic and Navigation Services

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Limited has announced on April 5 the appointment of Nozipho Portia Mdawe as its new CEO, effective from 1 April 2022. She is the second woman to be appointed in this role within ATNS, marking a significant milestone for the company. Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited […]

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Alexandra Awadi, new Managing Director of Bridge Bank Senegal

Launched on December 16, 2021, Bridge Bank Senegal is the new subsidiary of Bridge Group West Africa (BGWA), itself a subsidiary of Teyliom Finance, one of the multiple branches of the Teyliom Group, owned by the powerful but very discreet Senegalese businessman, Yérim Habib Sow. Teyliom is a pan-African group based in sub-Saharan Africa with […]

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Ada Osakwe, Binta Touré Ndoye and Delphine Traoré Maidou Appointed to AGRA Board of Directors

AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) has announced on March 28 the appointment of six new members to its Board, bolstering the organisation even further to accomplish its mission as it prepares a strategy that is focused on advancing the 2030 agenda in Africa.  The appointments, effective immediately, are meant to strengthen AGRA’s […]

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Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola appointed The Heineken Africa Foundation’s Chair of the Board of Trustees

The Heineken Africa Foundation has announced, on March 28, the appointment of Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola as Chair of the Board of Trustees, as of 1 January 2022, taking over an organization that is committed to building sustainable communities since 2007.  Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola succeeds Guus Lubsen who, since January 2014, successfully scaled up and accelerated the Foundation’s […]

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Interview.Charlotte Kalala: “the diaspora is in demand for events like Congo Na Paris

Director of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a group based in Congo, Charlotte Kalala is also the founder of the “Congo Na Paris” fair, a socio-economic forum and pop culture festival that takes place every year in Paris. The 2022 edition will take place from April 16 to 17 on the theme “Tonga […]

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FIFA : Gelson Fernandes, 35, appointed to lead African soccer development

A native of Cape Verde and a Swiss national, the former Swiss international has been appointed regional director of FIFA’s member associations division for Africa. He will take up his position on 1 August 2022. Gelson Fernandes, 35, will be responsible for overseeing services to strengthen the development of African member associations through FIFA’s Forward […]

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Titi Cole and Chinwe Esimai to lead Citi’s Legacy Franchises

Titi Cole was named CEO of Legacy Franchises in February 2022 and Chinwe Esimai has been appointed as Managing Director – Chief Compliance Officer, Legacy Franchises, since April 2022.  Citi’s Legacy Franchises is the new operating segment that houses Citi’s consumer businesses and colleagues in the markets Citi is exiting across Asia, Europe, the Middle […]

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Gilbert F. Houngbo of Togo, the first African to head the ILO, now heads four international organizations

Gilbert Houngbo was elected director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on March 25 in Geneva by the ILO’s Governing Body, which is made up of representatives of governments, workers and employers. He will take office on October 1 for a five-year term and will be the 11th director general of the ILO and the […]

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Aboubacar Coulibaly, new Managing Director of Nestlé Cameroon

A Malian national, he will take up his post on 1 April and will also oversee other Central African countries such as Gabon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe. Aboubacar Coulibaly holds a doctorate in medicine from Cheik Anta Diop University in Senegal […]

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USA: Toyin Tofade, new President-Elect of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Toyin Tofade is the first Black woman to serve as president in the college’s 141-year history. She begins her term on July 1, 2022. Toyin Tofade, MS, PharmD, BCPS, CPCC, FFIP, has been selected as the 10th president of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), following a comprehensive national search. Founded in […]

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Francis Kéré, First African winner of the “Nobel Prize for Architecture”

Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, originally from Burkina Faso, was awarded the Pritzker Prize on Tuesday 15 March, becoming the first African to receive the architectural profession’s highest honour. Diébédo Francis Kéré, an architect, educator and social activist, has been selected as the 2022 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, announced Tom Pritzker, chairman of […]

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Gabon: Women ministers in key positions

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Odimba reorganized the Gabonese government on March 8, 2020. Some ministers have kept their posts, others have been swapped or have left the government. The government now has 38 members, including 13 women, some of whom hold key ministries such as justice, defense, the economy and the ministry responsible for foreign […]

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