Brenda Anzeze | Kenyan Woman Finds Success in Consultancy After Leaving 6-Figure Salary in the US

By John Wanjohi  | Mwakilishi.com

Brenda Anzeze ditched her lucrative job in the US and returned to Kenya, where she has established a successful consultancy company. Brenda says she was earning a six-figure salary before she quit in 2018 after having worked for top US multinationals including JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, and the Bank of America. Shortly after relocating to Kenya in July 2018, she formed a company named Brenda’s Diaspora Consultancy, which helps Kenyans abroad to invest in real estate in Kenya.

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Trump is out, but US evangelicalism remains alive and well in Africa

By  Dion Forster | The Conversation

On the day before the 2020 US presidential election, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the leader of the African Christian Democratic Party in South Africa, tweeted: “Please pray… for President Donald Trump to be re-elected”. It seems bizarre that a black African Christian would support an overt racist who disdains people who come from “shithole countries”.

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West African fufu is the latest viral food on TikTok

By ARIT JOHN | Los Angeles Times

Joeneen Hull had never tried fufu, but for weeks the 31-year-old nail artist watched mukbangs of people dipping warm chunks of starchy dough into rich, spicy soups.

“One day, I was just like, ‘you know what? Today’s gonna be the day’,” she said. “I’m craving it so bad. I don’t even know what this food tastes like and I’m craving it.”

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Moncef Slaoui | Moroccan born Warp Speed head will stay on as a consultant for President Biden


By John Tozzi | Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — Moncef Slaoui, the Moroccan-born head of Operation Warp Speed, will serve as a consultant in the Biden administration, he confirmed Wednesday. He suggested it would be a less active role than his current position, as the initiative’s chief adviser.

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Funmi Badejo | Biden Appoints Nigerian-American as Associate Counsel

By Ojomo Olusegun Adebambo | FirstNigeriaTV

Nigerians are in a celebratory mood as another one of their daughters, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, has been appointed by US President-elect, Joe Biden, as Associate Counsel to President-elect. She is the third person with Nigerian heritage who has been given a role in the Biden Administration”

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Adebayor Ogunlesi | Global Infrastructure Partners agrees £3.4bn deal for Signature Aviation

  by Philip Georgiadis and Kaye Wiggins | Financial Times

Global Infrastructure Partners, the private equity firm founded by Nigerian-born billionaire, Adebayo Ogunlesi, has agreed to buy private jet services company Signature Aviation for £3.4bn, outbidding buyout group Blackstone and Bill Gates’ wealth manager Cascade Investment.

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Global Infrastructure Partners Announces Acquisition Of MAP® Energy’s Renewable Energy Business

NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ — Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading global, independent infrastructure investor founded by Nigerian-born billionaire, Adebayo Ogunlesi, has announced the acquisition of MAP® RE/ES, the renewable energy business of MAP® Energy (MAP®).  GIP’s fourth flagship fund, GIP IV, will acquire 100% of the MAP® RE/ES investment platform, team, and renewable energy assets under management from MAP®, a private fund manager and energy investor. 

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Yohannes Abraham | Meet the Ethiopian American who is the head of the Biden Transition team

By Ebimo Amungo

Ethiopian-American Yohannes Abraham currently serves as the Executive Director of the Biden-Harris Transition, overseeing preparation for the implementation of Biden-Harris policy, personnel, and management priorities. He has also been announced as the Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the White House National Security Council (NSC)

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Samuel Quarcoo | This man is a waiter at a Md. country club. He also helps support thousands of students in Ghana, his home country.

By Cathy Free | Washington Post

Samuel Quarcoo’s crusade started by happenstance in 1999, when a third-grade teacher asked him to visit her class and give a presentation about Ghana, his African homeland. Quarcoo, who lives in Rockville, Md., was then a math teacher at Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Montgomery County. He showed the kids some photos of his old neighborhood school in Ghana and explained that the students often did not have basic supplies such as pencils and notebooks.

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Trump’s parting gift echos his immigration policies toward Africa

Africans look with dismay on the parting gift U.S. President Donald Trump has given them:  On the last day of 2020, Trump extended the U.S. government’s ban on green cards and work visas, which his administration imposed in April last year as the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe. The new order, like the first one, was meant to ensure that American workers didn’t lose jobs to foreign nationals desiring to migrate to the United States, the administration said. But in Africa, even before the coronavirus outbreak, Trump’s immigration policies had been particularly felt.

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