A new generation of locusts will be hatched in just a few weeks, which will mature into ravenous teenagers possibly sweeping across East, Central and West Africa as well as turning eastward toward Pakistan. Their parents have accosted northern Kenya and the Horn of Africa already, devouring hundreds of thousands of acres of crops including […]
When Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel‘s prime minister, visited Kenya in East Africa in 2016 for a ceremony honoring the 40th anniversary of the hostage rescue mission carried out by Israeli commandos at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976, he exclaimed “Israel is coming back to Africa; Africa is coming back to Israel.” Mr. Netanyahu’s […]
Book: The Abyssinian Cache—The End of Italian Colonial Power Author: Kurt J. Jaeger Review by: Dr. Bruce S. Allen, honorary consul in Georgia for the principality of Liechtenstein History and biographies are my favorite reads, and here is an historical novel that captivatingly blends both genres. Abyssinian Cache is written by one of Europe’s well-known […]
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 […]
Renew Strategies LLC, which runs a Washington-based fund that backs small businesses in East Africa, is seeking to add more Atlantans to its global network of angel investors. The firm’s founders, Matthew and Laura Davis, believe that capitalism, rather than aid or traditional philanthropy, is a more sustainable way to fix the continent’s economic problems. Though […]
With 70 percent of Africa’s 1.1 billion population under 30 years old, Reuben Brigety, the U.S. ambassador to the African Union, knows that one of the continent’s biggest challenges is to find jobs for its youth. If you do the math that 70 percent comes to 770 million potential workers, what Mr. Brigety calls “a […]
Oglethorpe University senior Awet Woldegebriel understands the power of education. Though the 21-year-old has spent more than half of his life in the United States, he remembers vividly challenges faced as an Eritrean refugee driven out of his homeland by war. “Being a refugee meant you were always living on hope, always hoping for stability and normalcy,” said Mr. Woldegebriel. “My […]
The campaign in Ethiopia to distribute a Pfizer Inc. drug that helps eliminate the blinding trachoma disease is to be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 10, in the country’s Amhara Region.
Kenya’s prime minister and the leading candidate in a hotly contested presidential race, Raila Odinga, is to speak at a luncheon of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta on Thursday, April 26.
Mr. Odinga assumed his position as prime minister in 2008 following the presidential election of 2007 in a national unity coalition government. The 2007 election erupted in violence resulting in more than 2,000 deaths…
Charlotte, N.C., will host an inaugural Africa business conference that organizers hope to take on the road, possibly to Atlanta. The Charlotte Africa Business Conference from April 24-28 will feature Albert Essien, deputy CEO of Togo-based Ecobank, who will deliver the keynote speech on doing business in fast-growing Africa. Executives from Ernst & Young LLP‘s […]