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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
T.J. Muehleman is never short on ideas. While keeping on top of a steady flow of outside projects, the Atlanta-based programming shop has also been its own test kitchen — with lines of code as the ingredients. But Standard Code’s creativity hasn’t always been a strength. While they were fun to build, products like the Atlanta Database Read more
One of Atlanta’s Fortune 500 giants is leaving little doubt about its international inclinations this holiday season. AGCO Corp., which sells farm equipment under a variety of brands including the iconic Massey Ferguson mark, released a video greeting card with salutations in multiple languages, celebrating its employees and footprint across the globe, from the Americas to Read more
What started as an expat brainstorm at a Decatur coffee shop is now celebrating 10 years of impact in West Africa. Formed as a gathering place for local women hailing from Ghana, the Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia has also always had a charitable impulse at its core.
Once again this holiday season, two Atlanta landmarks have their halls decked with Christmas trees representing the city’s global diversity. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Global Winter Wonderland has led to festive firs being placed throughout Concourse F for the enjoyment of travelers passing through the international terminal.