As he sat in the bouncing Landrover taking him and his Dad away from Mount Kilimanjaro, Jonathan Mason couldn’t help but turn around and try to get a last “ perfect photo.” There it was proudly rising all of its 19,341 feet above sea level, its ice capped majesty surrounded by low lying clouds. But Read more
An app developed at the University of Georgia is partially responsible for the Jan 23 announcement that the World Poultry Foundation has been awarded a four-year $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance poultry production in Africa. Justin Fowler, an assistant professor in the UGA Poultry Science Department, released the Read more
The size of the African continent, the potential of its inhabitants and the extent of its needs in the 21st century were all highlighted at the opening of the Discover Global Markets Sub-Saharan African Business Forum in Atlanta Nov. 5.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has joined Project Last Mile’s partners to include Mozambique and nine other African countries in their efforts to supply medicines and medical supplies.
When Jim Hyatt, CEO of Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken, reached one of the world’s highest mountain peaks, he saw it as both a personal achievement and a philanthropic enterprise. Mr. Hyatt, 57, and his wife, Christa, joined five other couples seeking to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, which rises nearly 20,000 feet above Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa. They took a photo at the top Church’s Chicken Read more
The director of Senegal’s tourism office in Atlanta, Aziz Gueye, says that his nation’s people are going to welcome President Obama “with open arms” when he arrives Wednesday.
The $10 million without any strings attached was tempting, Jessica Jackley told the more than 200 attendees at a Feb. 12 lecture held at Kennesaw State University.
The Coca-Cola Co. is to provide more help to government and non-governmental organizations for the delivery of critical medicines to remote parts of the world in partnership with the Global Fund. Tanzania, Ghana and Mozambique are to be the immediate beneficiaries, Coke announced on Sept. 26.
When 53-year-old Burundian refugee Obede Nzigimana resettled in Atlanta two years ago, little reminded him of his African homeland. Having spent 14 years in Tanzanian refugee camps, he was used to hot summers, but Georgia‘s winters were different. “I saw snow for the first time. In my country there is no snow,” he told GlobalAtlanta. Read more
Africa is a growing market for agricultural equipment that is often ignored, said Martin Richenhagen, president, chairman and CEO of AGCO Corp., a Duluth-based manufacturer of agricultural equipment. Rapid population growth in developing regions, like Africa, means potential business for AGCO, Mr. Richenhagen said during a Nov. 5 breakfast meeting hosted in Buckhead by the Read more