The African Diaspora Marketplace, an initiative that helps small to mid-size businesses break into Africa, has returned this year with a newly refined focus on keeping projects alive over the long-haul. Born in 2009 from a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Co., the initiative hosts a biennial competition Read more
Gaining U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker as a speaker was a coup for Atlanta’s Africa trade conference in November, but one of the most poignant moments as when five African diplomats asked American business leaders and policy makers not to turn their backs on West Africa economically.
With nearly 40 countries closing their borders to citizens of Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, Ambassador Bockari Kortu Stevens of Sierra Leone encapsulated well the sentiments expressed by five diplomats from the region in Atlanta yesterday: “To all who stigmatize us, I would say, ‘Ban Ebola; don’t ban our countries.’”
The honorary consuls of Sierra Leone and Liberia, along with a key representative from the Guinean community in the U.S. will come together at the State Capitol at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 to provide an update on the Ebola outbreak in the countries and thank Georgians for their support during the crisis. On hand will Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. passengers traveling from New York to Accra, Ghana, will soon have the option to continue on to Monrovia, Liberia thanks to a recent agreement with Kenya Airways. On Sept. 1, Kenya Airways will add connecting flights from Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport, replacing Delta’s own three-times weekly service. Read more
Susan Caster, who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana from 1977-81, was the winner of Global Atlanta’s “Winter Wonderland” contest held over the Christmas holidays. The contest asked respondents to identify the countries on the basis of the ornaments hanging on fir trees displayed at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. She identified Read more
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama‘s visit to Atlanta last week set the stage for promising new connections with the West African nation.
“I have enjoyed my time here since the moment I arrived,” Ghana’s president, John Darmani Mahama, said of his visit to Kennesaw State University.
While slated to meet with corporate heavyweights like Delta Air Lines Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta this week, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said his government is also making reforms that will open the door to smaller U.S. investors.
Kennesaw State University will host its first visit by a sitting head of state later this month as Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama stops in for two days in Atlanta. The full schedule is still being developed, but the president of the often-lauded West African nation is slated to tour the Kennesaw campus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and meet Read more