Editor’s note: The following is a commentary piece written by Zack Lindsey, a second-year law student at the University of Georgia who participated in the global externship program this summer. Disclosure: The law school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law, which runs the program, is a Global Atlanta advertiser. Ten years ago, Ghana passed the […]
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MedShare’s global impact was clearly visible once again on Sept. 13 when more than 30 volunteers gathered at its headquarters on Clifton Springs Road to send off a shipment of medical supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Decatur-based humanitarian aid organization has delivered life saving medical supplies to 100 countries and […]
Lain Shakespeare looks out a window over the Atlanta Beltline, sharing the vision for the light rail line organizers hope will eventually run parallel to a trail that already has arguably transformed the way the city sees itself. “Projects like this are really redefining the way people view this city and increasing the demand for […]
Attracted by its temperate climate and fertile grounds, settlers have been coming to Nigeria’s Plateau State for thousands of years. The earliest arrivals have been traced to at least 1,000 BC, members of the Nok culture whose life-size, highly valued terra-cotta sculptures are actively sought on international art markets. Initially Neolithic or a Stone Age […]
Emelia Orubele, the president and CEO of the American-Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce, has taken over the responsibility of heading the U.S. office of the African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO), which is to be opened in Atlanta. Ms. Orubele, a pharmacist and president and CEO of the CNU Medical Institute, a training facility for […]
It must’ve been stiff competition for the international startups that applied for entry into the second year of the Techstars accelerator’s Atlanta residency. About a third of the applications came in from 41 countries around the world, with Israel, India, the United Kingdom and Nigeria leading the non-U.S. pack. That was down from 69 countries last year. But […]
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been in the media spotlight in recent days for a trip taken in May to South Africa. At issue is the trip’s $90,000 price tag for eight people (including security team members) over three days, the bulk of which was reportedly spent on business-class airfare. In a news story, WSB called the mayor’s office out […]
Books for Africa, which ships tomes from its piled-high Atlanta warehouse to libraries and schools around the continent, last month capitalized on an influx of thousands of do-gooders to the city.
During his visit to Atlanta in mid-June, Mohamed Siad Douale, the Republic of Djibouti’s ambassador to the U.S., traced for Global Atlanta his country’s progress over the past 40 years recalling its point of departure when it became independent from France in 1977. Djibouti’s prospects for the future, he said, were widely reported to be […]
One thousand promising professionals and civic leaders from 17 sub-Saharan countries arrived in the United States this week, June 12-18, under the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program — and Atlanta is hosting 50 of them. Twenty-five are to attend Georgia State University’s Public Management Institute and will receive six weeks of academic […]