Dr. Teguest Guerma, the Director General of the African Medical and Research Foundation- AMREF, focused on empowering and bettering the health of women and children in poverty stricken communities said she joined the organization because she wanted to go give back to Africa at a certain time of her life, and thought this was the right time to do so before retiring.
As a “student of the UN system” known for wearing his signature African wardrobe and king like “chapeau,” Dr. Djibril Diallo currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). He has for the past 33 years demonstrated a commitment to the development and transformation of Africa. While most of the globe is still rebounding from a recession, Africa’s robust economy presents a highly attractive environment for foreign investment, offers diaspora populations incentives to return home and has a youthful population seeking entry points for employment in the formal sector. Despite the continent having an annual growth rate of 6%, Dr. Diallo describes, “there are 1/2 billion young people waiting to take charge in Africa and the Diaspora are an important element to support nation building.”
8 May 2013. Lagos, Nigeria – Internet entrepreneurs of iROKOtv and Nollywood fame, Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, today announce the official launch of SPARK, a $1m-backed company to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and Internet entrepreneurs. SPARK, a company that builds companies, is based in Lagos, Nigeria and is set to fill the vacuum that currently exists in the country’s angel investment ($30-75k funding level) eco-system.
AAI is extending an invitation for representatives from Africa-focused institutions and companies operating in the U.S and on the African continent to participate in its first annual career expo on Saturday, September 21 in New York City. Recruiters will experience a unique, multi-platform event that connects outstanding individuals interested in working in Africa or in an Africa-focused environment in the U.S. with employers from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.
From an ongoing career in modeling to her collaborative and entrepreneurial work in the business side of the industry, Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi has demonstrated that she can take action as well as she strikes poses. Although many people are familiar with Oluchi from her stellar achievements in the world of modeling, it is her inner beauty that what earned her a place in Applause Africa’s Top 40 as well as many other accolades. Staying true to her Nigerian roots, Oluchi is making an impact by creating opportunities for other young aspiring models in Africa.
- Tackling Malawi’s Doctor Deficit
- U.S. Secretary Kerry Issues Statement on Republic of Senegal's National Day
- Sierra Leone’s jaw dropping Ball. GWB commission bring the annual red carpet event to Howard Theatre.
- Generation Flux: New Faces of Africa 9-on-9 at NYU African Economic Forum
- The literary lion is gone / Chinua Achebe dies at 82
- NYS Senator Eric Adams, To Host “The ‘Business, Cocktails and Politics’ Empowering African businesses and leaders to be more active in state and local politics.
- Apollo Theatre and World Music Institute present Africa Now!
- An Evening of Elegance and Glamour to Create Awareness and Raise Funds for UKF 2013 Education and Healthcare Programs
- Harry Belafonte, South African Pop Band Freshlyground and Father Michael Lapsley To Be Honored at Shared Interest’s Annual Awards Gala
- Applause Africa joins ConceptLink as an Outreach Partner to embark on a study of common challenges for Africa-interest nonprofits.
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