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NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

NATO Summit: Obama Says Brexit Will Not Harm US-Europe Solidarity

Barack Obama has insisted that solidarity between the US and Europe will not be affected by Brexit, as leaders flew to Warsaw for a Nato summit that the US president said was the “most important moment” for the alliance since the end of the cold war. Speaking in the Polish capital after a meeting with […]

Dr. Frannie Leautier Appointed As Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group

Dr. Frannie Leautier Appointed As Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frannie Leautier as the Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group effective on 9th May, 2016. A citizen of Tanzania, Dr. Frannie Leautier is currently Chairperson and Co-Founding Partner of Mkopa Private Equity Fund, which is focused on private equity investments in […]

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Winnie Byanyima Appointed to UN High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment

Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima says she is “honored” at her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Panel seeks to “mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world”. It will provide guidance to implement the 2030 Agenda […]

Amadou Mahtar Ba Named to UN High-Level Women’s Empowerment Panel

Amadou Mahtar Ba Named to UN High-Level Women’s Empowerment Panel

Amadou Mahtar Ba, AllAfrica’s co-founder and executive chair, has been appointed to the United Nations’ first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The establishment of the panel was announced on January 21 in Davos, Switzerland, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The panel will provide recommendations for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development […]

Kumi Naidoo named as director of new Africa Civil Society Centre

Kumi Naidoo named as director of new Africa Civil Society Centre

An alliance of civil society groups across Africa has come together to launch the Africa Civil Society Centre, a dynamic and robust space where progressive African civil society leaders engaged in various civic struggles can convene. The new centre aims to promote and strengthen the effectiveness of Africa solidarity and integration, bringing together networks to […]

Congratulations to Sarah Sosan at 60

Congratulations to Sarah Sosan at 60

Sarah Adebisi Sosan was born in Lagos 11 February 1956 to the aristocratic family of Chief and Princess Durosinmi of Irewe town in Ojo Local Government Area, Badagry division. Her mother hails from the Fafunwa Onikoyi Royal Family of Ita-Onikoyi in Idumota, Lagos Island, and her father was a member of the defunct Action Group […]

Fayemi’s day of 51 solid cheers

Fayemi’s day of 51 solid cheers

The recent widely reported declaration by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, that states could exploit mineral resources in their domains with the attendant positive response from states has, no doubt, opened another chapter in the federal government-states relationship. In the last one month, I have stumbled on a few group discussions […]