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. […]
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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 […]
When Nigeria‘s Olympic soccer team arrives in Atlanta on June 29th, they will be bringing with them not only their hopes for the future, but memories of the gold-medal winning team of the 1996 Summer Olympics. That 1996 team was the first African team ever to win a soccer gold in the entire history of […]
Atlanta-based Railserve Inc. has made its first sale in Africa and is looking for other opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the demand for cost-effective locomotives for rail yard switching and other activities. The sale of six locomotives was the company’s first out of North America and managed to outbid a Chinese competitor due to […]
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.