With the November cancellation of a Singapore Airlines flight to Newark, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. can now lay claim to one of the world’s longest nonstop flights. According to the Sydney-based Centre for Aviation, Delta’s flight from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg lasts 16 hours and 55 Read more
Atlanta universities are among the organizations planning memorials for former South African president and human rights icon Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at 95.
Atlanta has been burnishing its credentials as a city of peace and tolerance as it prepares for next year’s opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and a conference of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in 2015.
Coca-Cola Co. plans to bring at least 1,500 “downtowns in a box” to rural communities in 20 countries by 2015. Working with partner organizations, the Atlanta-based beverage giant has helped developed the EKOCENTER kiosk, which is housed in a 20-foot shipping container and has the Slingshot water purification system at its core. The Slingshot, introduced Read more
A group of self-described “geeks” from Atlanta has returned from a two-week Africa innovation trip with contacts and ideas to spur more engagement with the continent.
A dairy farmer in California can get twice the milk from cows with the same genes in the same climate as a farmer across the border in Mexico. The difference? Knowledge.
An Alpharetta-based software firm with offices in London and Bangalore, India, is looking to expand sales in South Africa through a new reseller agreement. OpenSpan Inc.‘s software helps companies manage and analyze employee activities and performance. The company will work with Johannesburg-based Ninzi-Connect Software, which has worked extensively with contact centers in the country. Companies that operate contact centers, including some of South Read more
Airline safety was a major agenda item at the International Air Transport Association’s general assembly held in Cape Town, South Africa, which concluded on June 4.
Tackling the daunting challenge of food security will require engaging Africa productively and encouraging open markets around the world, a Cargill executive said in Atlanta May 20.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and CNN, has joined the international advisory board of the Africa Atlanta 2014 project based at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Africa Atlanta 2014 made its official debut at the premiere event of Georgia Tech’s African Film Series, which Read more