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Pamodzi Launches Africa’s Biggest Private Equity Fund

Pamodzi Launches Africa’s Biggest Private Equity Fund

JOHANNESBURG: Investemnt firm Pamodzi Investment Holdings has launched Africa's biggest private equity fund, the $1,3bn Pamodzi Resources Fund (PRF), CEO Ndaba Ntsele said on Friday.

Ntsele said the…

U.S., African Anglican Bishops Meet to Forge Stronger Relations

U.S., African Anglican Bishops Meet to Forge Stronger Relations

U.S. Episcopal bishops and Anglican leaders from Africa concluded a six-day conference Thursday that was arranged to strengthen relationships and build new ones.…

UNESCO Announces Winners of 2007 Literacy Prize – 3 Groups from Africa Among Them

UNESCO Announces Winners of 2007 Literacy Prize – 3 Groups from Africa Among Them

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization today announced five winners – from China, the United States, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania – of this year’s Literacy Prizes.

The…

Bush Names Deputy EUCOM Commander to Lead Africom

Bush Names Deputy EUCOM Commander to Lead Africom

President Bush named Army Gen. William E. “Kip” Ward today to help stand up U.S. Africa Command as its first commander.

Ward has served as deputy commander…

Olara Otunnu Receives Harvard Law School Association Award

Olara Otunnu Receives Harvard Law School Association Award

Harvard Law School graduate Olara A. Otunnu LL.M. '78 is the newest recipient of the prestigious Harvard Law School Association Award. The award was presented by Dean Elena Kagan ’86…

Inaugural Africa Investor Awards Honors Top Capital Market Performers

Inaugural Africa Investor Awards Honors Top Capital Market Performers

South Africa's Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was named Africa's best stock exchange, New York-based Citigroup as Africa's best investment bank, and Kenya Commercial Bank as the continent's top performing company…

Two Films from Africa to Screen at Walker Art Center

Two Films from Africa to Screen at Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced its latest edition of Global Lens: Films from the Global Film Initiative.

Somali Educator receives Virginia McKnight Binger Award

Somali Educator receives Virginia McKnight Binger Award

Said Salah Ahmed of Minneapolis was among eleven Minnesotans awarded the 2005 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service. The McKnight Foundation presented the awards on Friday, November 18,  at…

Africa’s First Elected Woman President

Africa’s First Elected Woman President

Liberian voters have become the first Africans to elect a female head of state. Liberians on November 8 elected Harvard-educated economist and former World Bank official,…