Coca-Cola Co. once again brought Atlanta’s African community together Wednesday to celebrate its employees of African descent, as well as efforts to improve lives on the continent while selling more Coke to its rising middle class.
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The Coca-Cola Co. announced on Tuesday, May 24, key leaders for its international operations which are facing the challenges of a strong dollar and weak growth globally. The changes have made in connection to bottler realignments affecting Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Brian Smith, currently president of the company’s Latin America […]
An Atlanta real estate partnership has announced plans to build what could eventually amount to a $6.5 billion entertainment district anchored by a soccer stadium in the West African nation of Ghana.
A leading African bank, Ecobank Group, with operations in more than 30 countries across the continent, has chosen Columbus, Ga., based TSYS’s payments platform to support acquirer processing of MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay International point-of-sale transactions. The bank has more than 1,100 branches servicing more than 10 million customers in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, […]
With Europe‘s refugee crisis taking over the world’s attention, the crisis in northeastern Nigeria slips below the headlines even though the Boko Haram terrorists have displaced 1.5 million people who are unable to leave an area that is pockmarked with burnt villages and destroyed schools. It is these “displaced people” that Princess Modupe Ozolua […]
Olowo-n’djio Tchala grew up with adversity. The son of a man with 42 children, he was raised in Kaboli, a village in central Togo near the West African country’s border with Benin. At age 6 he dropped out of school to help his mother farm. One of eight siblings, Mr. Tchala’s mother was one […]
As the Western world reeled from coordinated suicide bombings in Brussels March 22, the director of the Peace Corps said in Atlanta that her organization is fighting extremism at its root: building hope and goodwill through culturally sensitive service.
Mayor Kasim Reed may be suffering from some serious jet lag — or at least travel fatigue.
At least one Atlanta-based refugee resettlement agency is forming a “contingency plan” for a possible Donald Trump presidency, given the billionaire businessman’s proposals to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and his plans to send Syrian refugees back home.
An Atlanta organization forged in the fires of the civil rights movement has honored former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in January for his contributions to human rights and freedom.