The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a contract to Skipping Stone LLC, which provides consulting and technology services to energy markets worldwide, and Experient, a global event company, to host in a reverse trade mission a dozen government and senior utility representatives from four African nations interested in improving their countries’ electricity Read more
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U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia has been joined by three other members of the Senate in introducing legislation in a bi-partisan effort to improve the health care received by Peace Corps volunteers. The Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 is named in memory of a 23-year-old Brentwood, Calif., volunteer who lost his Read more
Summit the hill leading to the Hotel Montana, and it’s easy to see the devastation wrought by Haiti’s 2010 earthquake — or at least it was in 2012, when I visited two years after the apocalyptic tremblement de terre that killed tens of thousands. Many of the ramshackle concrete houses climbing like gray ivy up the Read more
Atlanta’s diplomatic door continued to revolve last year with big changes to makeup and leadership of the Georgia Consular Corps, which provides a direct conduit to more than 70 foreign governments.
Some news services keep track of stats in real time, flashing page views and other story performance metrics on newsroom screens, spurring reporters on as if they were day traders squeezing value from their investments. While we understand the need to broadening your reach — if a tree falls in the forest and all — Read more
Cynthia Blandford, Liberia’s honorary consul general based in Atlanta, is planning to attend the inauguration ceremonies for George Weah, the West African country’s recently elected president, to be held on Jan. 22 in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, completing the presidency of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in a peaceful transfer of power. Mr. Weah, a former senator in the Read more
Book: Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl Author: Pierre Thiam Review by: DeShawn Jenkins, executive director, Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta Few Americans have ever heard of the West African country and former French colony of Senegal. And fewer still would have had an interest in its food and culture prior to Anthony Bourdain’s Read more
Book: The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist’s Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic Author: Wade Davis, 1985 Review by: Trevor Williams, managing editor, Global Atlanta When I first traveled to Haiti in 2012, I was amazed at its sheer cultural magnetism. In spite of its poverty and Read more
Book: Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta Authors: Andrew Young, Harvey Newman and Andrea Young Review by: Kayode Laro, Consul General of Nigeria in Atlanta The title of the book puts the focus on Ambassador Andrew Young, but it is as much a book about Ambassador Young’s contributions to the growth and development Read more
Book: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Authors: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Review by: William De Baets, consul general of Belgium in the Southeast U.S. I discovered a rather unknown part of U.S. history when I picked up this book. As a European I was indeed taught about Read more