Book: Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire Author: Roger Crowley Review by: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Chair in Soccer and Global Politics, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology One of the great curiosities of history is how Portugal, a peripheral, poverty-stricken country of less than a million inhabitants, was capable Read more
Angola is among the first countries putting in place an NCR Corp. technology that enables banks to print secure checks in-house. Planad, a financial information technology firm in the African country, is to employ NCR Check Bureau, which uses laser technology and impact barcode printing to keep printed checks secure while cutting down the time it takes for bank customers Read more
Members of the African diaspora still have until March 2 to apply for a program that will provide matching grants of up to $50,000 for new business ventures on the continent. Proposals for the second annual African Diaspora Marketplace were initially due by Feb. 3. The program is organized through a partnership between Western Union Foundation and U.S. Agency for Read more
Books For Africa on June 4 will send 22,000 books to Angola from its warehouse in metro Atlanta. The charity is partnering with Better World Books, an online bookstore that uses sales to fund literacy projects, to ship a 40-foot container filled with books bound for libraries and schools in the southern African country. Minnesota-based Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. has canceled the launch of a new flight from Atlanta to Luanda, Angola. The service to the oil-rich country on Africa's southwestern coast was slated to begin Jan. 20 but was put off due to weak consumer demand, said Delta spokesman Kent Landers. Delta gained government approvals for the route in Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. announced on Dec. 8 that it has transported 2 million passengers on its Africa services including direct flights from the U.S. to seven African cities in six countries. “Africa remains a key part of Delta’s international network strategy and we look forward to expanding our operations with service to Luanda starting Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. in January will offer a flight from Atlanta to Dakar, Senegal and Luanda, Angola.
The flight will operate three times a week, making a stop in Dakar before going on to Luanda. Delta currently flies to Dakar from New York, but Angola is a new market for the airline, its eighth in Africa.
When Atlantan Randy Pires graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, he took an engineering job in the modern-day equivalent of the Wild Wild West.
The African nation of Angola experienced 27 years of civil war after gaining independence from Portugal in 1975. While the country of 12.8 million people is peaceful now and its economy is rapidly growing…
As airports and airlines across Africa make improvements, business opportunities for U.S. aviation companies are taking off. That's the premise of an upcoming event that will draw U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood and at least 13 of his African counterparts to the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta Oct. 26-28. The U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa: Read more