The U.S. Commerce Department is recruiting business leaders working with Nigeria to participate in a newly established high-level investment dialogue with the country, according to a recent directive. C-level executives and presidents of U.S. companies can apply for participation in the U.S.-Nigeria Commercial and Investment Dialogue to share their knowledge of the Nigerian economic landscape […]
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Book: Outcasts United Author: Warren St. John Reviewed by: Paul Varian, a senior editor, executive producer and writer at CNN for nearly 30 years before his retirement in late 2013 “Outcasts United” is the inspiring story of refugee boys from countries ravaged by war and the enterprising Jordanian woman who made them a soccer team and called them […]
Book: Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea: A History of the Liberian People Before 1800 Author: C. Patrick Burrows Reviewer: Bior Bropleh, regional account specialist at Home Depot Inc.; Atlanta hub leader for AIESEC Growing up in the coastal West African city of Monrovia, I could not help but feel that there was a gap […]
A dozen students from the Moi Girls High School in Eldoret, Kenya, are to work and play in Athens, Atlanta and Savannah through the month of November as part of their ongoing relationship with the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. During the rest of the year, the students receive online music lessons […]
The Walgreen Co.‘s “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign stretches across the great divide separating the United States from developing countries by encouraging Americans to receive vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every vaccine delivered by Walgreens in the U.S. results in a child receiving one in Chad or Tanzania in Africa, […]
Duluth-based AGCO Corp. is realigning its organizational structure by placing its Africa operations within the Asia Pacific region to benefit from synergies between the market dynamics of both territories. According to a Nov. 3 news release, the change to take place on Jan. 1 will result in an increase in the company’s “on-the-ground presence in […]
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.
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. […]