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Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel

Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel

Standard Chartered (the Group) announced on January 13 the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel. She will...
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Paula Kahumbu becomes the first National Geographic explorer to join the organisation’s Board of Directors

Paula Kahumbu becomes the first National Geographic explorer to join the organisation’s Board of Directors

Kenyan national Paula Kahumbu is one of five new members of the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society,...
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Chef Thiam creates joint-venture to boost fonio production

Chef Thiam creates joint-venture to boost fonio production

USAID/Prosper Africa has awarded a $1.98 million co-investment grant to Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam's Yolélé and Simballa Sylla's Mali Shi...
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Gabonese Huguette Oyini appointed Regional Director of BGFI Bank group in Central Africa

Gabonese Huguette Oyini appointed Regional Director of BGFI Bank group in Central Africa

She is responsible for overseeing BGFI Bank's subsidiaries in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria reappointed as UN Deputy Secretary-General

Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria reappointed as UN Deputy Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres made official on Monday 10 January his announcement that Nigerian Amina J. Mohammed will continue to...
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

The Council of the University of Johannesburg (UJ)  announced on January 10 the appointment of former United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General...
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Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh appointed Microsoft’s Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh appointed Microsoft’s Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, a native of Ghana, has been appointed head of strategic partnerships for Africa in Microsoft's newly created Africa...
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Miriam Camara, 34,appointed Senior Vice President of Encore Recordings

Miriam Camara, 34,appointed Senior Vice President of Encore Recordings

Miriam Martine Camara will serve as Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Encore Recordings, while Tawny Thompson,...
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Ambroise Wonkam, World Renowned Geneticist and Sickle Cell Disease Exper,now leads Genetic Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins

Ambroise Wonkam, World Renowned Geneticist and Sickle Cell Disease Exper,now leads Genetic Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins

South African geneticist, of Cameroonian origin, Ambroise Wonkam, M.D., Ph.D., D.Med.Sc., has been selected as Johns Hopkins Medicine’s director of...
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After Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai also praises Nadia Owusu’s book

After Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai also praises Nadia Owusu’s book

To help readers navigate the endless list of books published in 2021, the American channel CNN asked influential figures -...
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Senegalese Ababacar Diaw appointed CEO of Allianz Insurance Company Ghana Limited Non-Life

Senegalese Ababacar Diaw appointed CEO of Allianz Insurance Company Ghana Limited Non-Life

The appointment of Ababacar Diaw, currently deputy managing director of Allianz Africa Services and regional head of protection and resilience...
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Aisha Ahmad Appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc.

Aisha Ahmad Appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc.

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Aisha Ahmad, has been appointed Chairperson of the reconstituted Board...
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Eric Odhiambo and Chinedu Ikwudinma promoted at Ecobank

Eric Odhiambo and Chinedu Ikwudinma promoted at Ecobank

Kenya's Eric Odhiambo has been appointed executive director of Ecobank's corporate and investment banking arm, while Nigeria's Chinedu Ikwudinma is...
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Leyla Gozo appointed Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development

Leyla Gozo appointed Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development

In a press release issued on Wednesday 5 January and signed by its President, Antoinette Sassou N'Guesso, First Lady of...
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Henone K. Girma appointed new Curator for Art of Global Africa at the Newark Museum of Art

Henone K. Girma appointed new Curator for Art of Global Africa at the Newark Museum of Art

Born in Ethiopia, Henone K. Girm is leaving the Africa Center in Harlem, where she worked as a programme manager,...
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Yetide Badaki, Mo Abudu and 50 Cent to produce series on Angola’s Queen Nzinga

Yetide Badaki, Mo Abudu and 50 Cent to produce series on Angola’s Queen Nzinga

The STARZ media group announced on 16 December the development of "Queen Nzinga", produced by Nigerian-American actress Yetide Badaki, Nigerian...
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The 7 cultural elements of Africa inscribed on the Unesco Intangible Heritage Lists 2021         

The 7 cultural elements of Africa inscribed on the Unesco Intangible Heritage Lists 2021         

The Unesco Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage met online from 13 to 18 December and...
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Thembinkosi Moses Madondo appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations

Thembinkosi Moses Madondo appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations

De Beers Group announced, on December 14, the appointment of  the South African Thembinkosi Moses Madondo as Managing Director of...
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Full Professorship for Patricia Kingori: A Historic First for Oxford

Full Professorship for Patricia Kingori: A Historic First for Oxford

Oxford University announced Dec. 13 that its senior research fellow, Patricia Kingori has, this term, become one of the youngest...
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Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy is Spotify’s new Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy is Spotify’s new Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Originally from Rwanda, Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy has held this position since November 2021. She has lived for long periods in Ethiopia,...
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