While still in office, U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, came for a groundbreaking of the Cannon Chapel at Emory’s Candler School of Theology in the sweltering August of 1979 — the same year that Emory University received $105 million from Robert and George Woodruff, the largest gift ever given to an educational institution at the time. […]
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Jimmy Carter is in the United Kingdom this week drumming up further support for his Atlanta-based nonprofit’s efforts to wipe out tropical diseases. The former U.S. president gave a nearly half-hour speech to the House of Lords in London, held in the ornate Robing Room, to gather momentum for the final push to eradicate Guinea […]
Geoffrey Teneilabe arrived in Atlanta four and a half years ago as Nigeria’s consul general for the Southeast and he left on Feb. 2 for Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, as an ambassador. During an interview with Global Atlanta shortly before his departure, he said that he would be leaving with a sense of accomplishment “From the […]
Duluth-based AGCO Corp. held its fifth annual Africa summit in Berlin Jan. 18 with this year’s focus on transforming agriculture through “inclusive and sustainable growth.” At the summit, AGCO signed a memorandum of understanding with CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture), a non-profit based in Washington, to jointly promote agricultural mechanization within the continent as […]
Savannah-based private jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has named a new head of sales for Africa. Nicolas Robinson, who previously worked as head of product sales support in Asia, will be based in London at the company’s product sales and design center in the upscale neighborhood of Mayfair. It’s a return to the Africa beat […]
Book: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants Author: Malcolm Gladwell Review by: Derreck Kayongo, CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights I chose to read David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell because it explains my career and life journey in ways […]
Western countries seek to cast China as new imperialist, extracting Africa’s wealth with no regard for its governance and future. China sees itself as a fellow developing country, partnering for mutual prosperity, employing thousands without pesky strings attached to its trade, investments and loans. The murky truth must lie somewhere in between.
The Meursault Investigation – one of Time Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2015 and Financial Times’ Best Books of the Year – is a very creative take on Camus’ The Stranger.
Book: The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty Author: Nina Munk Reviewer: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Professor of Soccer and Global Politics – Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech – and Director of Rise Up & Care (Riseup.care). The best book I read this year was Nina Munk’s The Idealist: […]
Alexander B. Cummings, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at the Coca-Cola Co., is to retire March 31 next year after serving more than 18 years where he currently fills a key role in efforts to improve productivity throughout the company. Originally from Liberia, Mr. Cummings joined Coca-Cola in 1997 as deputy region manager […]