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 […]
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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 […]
The U.S. State Department for the fourth straight year is bringing 25 Young African Leaders to Clark Atlanta University for a prestigious six-week fellowship.
While it’s more coincidental than official, the week of June 12 is shaping up to be an impromptu ambassadors’ week in Atlanta, with top diplomats from four countries dropping in on the city. It all starts that Monday with Canadian Ambassador David McNaughton, who will be hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for a discussion on NAFTA […]
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is the most recent addition to the list of institutions offering returned Peace Corps volunteers the opportunity to apply for graduate-level scholarships. Georgia State University announced on May 31 that Peace Corps volunteers who have successfully completed their service abroad and returned to the U.S. may apply for […]
Coca-Cola Co. has been present in Africa since 1929, but at no point before now has the Atlanta-based beverage giant been so invested in the continent’s continued growth from the ground up. That was the message of newly installed CEO James Quincey to Coke employees and supporters celebrating Africa Day a day early this week […]
DeShawn Dominique Jenkins, who previously headed up a yearlong series of Africa-focused programming in Atlanta, has been tapped as the new executive director of the Alliance Francaise in Atlanta, the organization has announced. After managing Africa Atlanta 2014 with Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Ms. Jenkins worked to develop the college’s Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. She then in 2015 moved […]
As he sat in the bouncing Landrover taking him and his Dad away from Mount Kilimanjaro, Jonathan Mason couldn’t help but turn around and try to get a last “ perfect photo.” There it was proudly rising all of its 19,341 feet above sea level, its ice capped majesty surrounded by low lying clouds. But […]
Apparently, it’s not enough to wipe a disease off the face of the earth. Workers and organizations tackling acute global health problems must also address the systemic factors that gave rise to it in the first place. That was the message that Dave Ross, CEO of the Task Force for Global Health, had for about 80 […]
Delta Air Lines Inc., which operates flights from the U.S. to four African countries, now offers films from the continent’s largest movie market on its in-flight entertainment systems. As part of an ongoing effort to offer culturally relevant programming on its flights, Delta has added the two first Nigerian-made films — Bambitious and A Place Called Happy — to […]