As the city of Cape Town opens an academic center for the study of the United States, its leaders see Atlanta as a visionary partner on one of the key issues facing the country today: race relations.
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It may be far away, but South Africa is seeking to get closer to Atlanta in terms of business and trade, especially this month as a flurry of events on the country descend on the Georgia capital. Linked by a 17-hour Delta Air Lines Inc. flight to Johannesburg, the two locales also share a heritage of […]
Brent Omdahl, the recently appointed senior U.S. commercial officer to Nigeria, was back in Atlanta Sept. 22 in the wake of a U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York where President Obama said that “We want Africa as a booming, growing, thriving market, where we can do business.…” Following two years in Atlanta at the U.S. […]
Alexander Cummings, the former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Coca-Cola Co., brings a host of credentials but also several challenges as a presidential candidate in the West African country of Liberia. In his presidential bid, which he launched shortly after retiring from 18 years at Coke in March last year, Mr. […]
A Decatur-based global health nonprofit today joined the exclusive ranks of Hilton Humanitarian Prize awardees, receiving $2 million along with a prestigious designation won by only 20 other organizations ever.
It wasn’t just a payment mix-up, but more of a cultural miscue that kept the Nigerian men’s Olympic soccer team stuck in the Atlanta airport this week. And it was culture — in the form of Southern hospitality shown by one of the city’s iconic brands — that helped overcome it, according to the organizer of the team’s […]
The campuses of Clark Atlanta and Georgia State universities are hosting once again this summer Young African Leaders under a program of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational Affairs. Begun in 2014, the fellowship this year is providing 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25-35 from Sub-Saharan Africa to study for six weeks at […]
When 15-year-old Sania Shaikh looks at Hadayai Majeed, she sees not just a domestic-abuse survivor, but one who turned her tragedy into a greater purpose: Helping others avoid the same fate, and fostering discussion about women’s issues often seen as taboo in Islamic cultures.
When Saki T. Golafale had the chance to address an education and business conference four years ago at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia, he took full advantage to decry the lack of laboratories, equipment and textbooks at his alma mater blocking his efforts to further his chemistry studies. Liberia was still getting over decades of […]
Life is about to change for the 25,000 residents of Ruhunda, Rwanda, who now have access to services and facilities that have not been readily accessible. A Coca-Cola Co. sponsored social and economic development Ekocenter is at the center of a variety of new amenities including access to a full fledged health center and a […]