Liberia: Africa’s Richest Man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Pays Courtesy Call on President Sirleaf; Proposed Cement and Coal-Burning Power Plants among Topics Discussed

Africa’s richest man, billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote, paid a courtesy call, Thursday, on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry Office, where he briefed her on the progress of his investment in Liberia. According to an Executive Mansion release, the two discussed ongoing arrangements for a cement plant which the billionaire’s company, Dangote Cement … Continue reading Liberia: Africa’s Richest Man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Pays Courtesy Call on President Sirleaf; Proposed Cement and Coal-Burning Power Plants among Topics Discussed

Seccom Director Sam Blango to serve on the State of New Jersey NAACP

Seccom Director Sam Blango has been selected to serve on the State of New Jersey NAACP  Economic Development Committee. The Committee on Economic Development shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African-Americans and other communities of color by: researching and establishing relationships with private and public entities; … Continue reading Seccom Director Sam Blango to serve on the State of New Jersey NAACP

South Africa: President Zuma Arrives in Addis Ababa to Attend the 22nd AU Summit

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, scheduled to take place on 30 and 31st January 2014. The theme of the Summit is “2014 – Year of Agriculture and Food Security in … Continue reading South Africa: President Zuma Arrives in Addis Ababa to Attend the 22nd AU Summit

Former Exit Port for a Wave of Cubans Hopes to Attract Global Shipping

MARIEL, Cuba — The images of desperate refugees crammed onto boats have defined this bay outside Havana for decades. About 125,000 Cubans left from here in 1980 after Fidel Castro, facing growing discontent, announced that anyone who wanted to leave should just go to Mariel and get out. But on Monday, Raúl Castro, Cuba’s president, … Continue reading Former Exit Port for a Wave of Cubans Hopes to Attract Global Shipping

Liberia: World Bank Supports Road and Bridge Works

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$29 million in additional funds for the Urban and Rural Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (URIRP) in order to continue to support road and bridge improvements in Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia and surrounding rural areas, and improve the government’s institutional capacity to manage the … Continue reading Liberia: World Bank Supports Road and Bridge Works

Africa: White House On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Photo: Premium Times President Goodluck Jonathan discusses with US President Barack Obama (file photo). The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on August 5 and 6, 2014. President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the … Continue reading Africa: White House On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Africa: Obama Promises U.S. $7 Billion Investment in Power Grids

Photo: Pete Souza/White House President Obama answers questions at a Young African Leaders Initiative town hall meeting in Soweto. An excerpt from President Obama’s speech at the University of Cape Town: [We] believe that nations must have the power to connect their people to the promise of the 21st century. Access to electricity is fundamental … Continue reading Africa: Obama Promises U.S. $7 Billion Investment in Power Grids

Seccom paves the way for Hill International in Liberia

Mr. Samuel T. Blango of Seccom has introduced Mr. Irvin E. Richter, Chairman and CEO of Hill International (http://www.hillintl.com/), a prospective American investor in the Liberian housing sector who met recently with President Sirleaf in the USA and expressed a keen interest in working with the Liberian Government to build up to 5,000 homes. President … Continue reading Seccom paves the way for Hill International in Liberia

Sam Blango becomes Chairman of the International Business & Trade Commission

International Business & Trade Commission of Camden, NJ and Region (NEWPENNDEL) Mission Statement: To be a conduit for economic development, trade and investment, cultural exchange and market penetration Objectives To extol the benefits of democratic values, good governance, and human rights in all African and Caribbean countries, Eastern Europe and Asia, Europe and Latin America … Continue reading Sam Blango becomes Chairman of the International Business & Trade Commission