Lade Araba has a Vision for African Girls in STEM Fields 

Lade Araba was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She has lived and studied abroad, doing her undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne, eventually earning an MBA and working for the FAO and UNECA, promoting intra-African trade in the agribusiness sector. But her passion has always been to support African women. Receiving the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship, among other…

Who Shot Upstart Somali Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji? 

A former Somali refugee who returned to his troubled nation specifically to help with reconstruction and development was shot to death by government security officers in a strange incident near the presidential palace. Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji was traveling in a vehicle with two other government officials and an armed security detail.…

Dr. Vera Songwe Assumes an Important Post 

A Prestigious Appointment Recently, Dr. Vera Songwe was appointed as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa (the “ECA”). An economist with extensive experience directing policies relating to the World Bank’s activities in West Africa, she becomes the first African woman to hold the influential position. The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa issued…