Soccer in the Streets’ Nations Cup fundraiser is returning for its third year, pitting football fanatics from various countries against each other for the benefit of local kids. The April 29 one-day tournament is will have some added nationalistic punch this year, coming as it does just before the June kickoff of the 2018 World Read more
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Gov. Nathan Deal this week headlined his last annual celebration recognizing Georgia companies exporting all over the world. During his customary speech at this year’s Go Global reception, Mr. Deal used his swan song to praise the state’s network of international offices in 12 countries as key to its vaunted top ranking for doing business. Read more
Editor’s note: This commentary was originally printed in the Macon Telegraph under the headline “Wakanda and the World.” The author, Jonathan S. Addleton, is a former U.S. ambassador to Mongolia who teaches international affairs at Mercer University in Macon. **Warning: The article contains mild spoilers for those who haven’t seen the film.** A couple of Read more
Just weeks removed from a 12-year stint in office, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf didn’t seem keen to talk about specific transitions of power during a World Affairs Council of Atlanta breakfast Thursday. She was curt on the performance so far of her successor, former soccer star George Weah, and she only had a brief comment about Read more
Five people were taken to the hospital for minor injuries after evacuating an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines plane forced to turn back after taking off from Lagos, Nigeria, according to news reports. Nearly 250 passengers and crew exited the Airbus A330-200 using emergency slides after landing safely at Lagos International Airport. The plane faced problems Read more
The maker of Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and other brands announced Tuesday that it would open a new North American headquarters in Atlanta by February, adding Europe’s second largest car maker to the city’s list of prestigious foreign nameplates. But according to the French company, this isn’t your traditional auto announcement; it’s in part a technology play, a gradual Read more
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
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.