Editor’s note: This commentary article was written by Dr. Tara Stoinski, president, CEO and chief scientist at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Atlanta. In September more than half a century ago, the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey pitched tents on a mountain slope in Rwanda to study the elusive mountain gorillas. These are the Gorillas […]
Laura Lane, who is president of Global Affairs at UPS and has had widespread international experience on behalf of private industry as well as government, has been appointed to the U.S. Commerce Department’s President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Mrs. Lane is to serve on the council for the 2019-2021 term along with […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jason Seagle doesn’t come off like the typical tech CEO. He’s reflective, not reflexive, when answering questions, feeling his way through a response without the brash confidence of a serial entrepreneur. The quiet Atlanta native needs that sensitivity for his work: Although he’s building a tech platform that will ultimately require the cold logic of scalability […]
Life is about to change for the 25,000 residents of Ruhunda, Rwanda, who now have access to services and facilities that have not been readily accessible. A Coca-Cola Co. sponsored social and economic development Ekocenter is at the center of a variety of new amenities including access to a full fledged health center and a […]
While he doesn’t foresee a “United States of Africa” on the near horizon, Rwandan President Paul Kagame lauded African integration as a worthy goal and urged regional blocs to find common ground where possible. “It is necessary that we work together in Africa, and whether we get the whole of Africa together in whatever period of time, we […]
The evolution of the Rwandan people’s collective mindset has enabled it to achieve a new level of success two decades after an ethnic cleansing campaign left up to a million people dead in the East African nation, President Paul Kagame said in Atlanta.
The Kula Project, a nonprofit organization based in Marietta, in October will kick off an agricultural project in Rwanda it hopes will change the landscape of coffee farming in the East African nation, boosting entire communities in the process.
Global Atlanta has confirmed with the Rwandan Embassy in Washington that Mr. Kagame will be the guest of honor at the Sept. 20 Rwanda Day celebrations in Atlanta. The diaspora community in the U.S. and Canada invited the president to discuss plans for building the new Africa, just after he was in the U.S. to discuss the same topic with President Obama and other African leaders.