Good News from Africa

  1. AFCON 2019:South Africa, Zimbabwe, DRC, Tanzania, & Benin quality as campaign wraps up:

South Africa became the 24th and last country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 win over Libya in Sfax, Tunisia on Sunday. Along with Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Benin, the Bafana Bafana swept up the five remaining spots for the finals in Egypt on the last day of the qualifying campaign. Zimbabwe edged the Republic of Congo 2-0 in Harare to top Group G while DR Congo beat Liberia 1-0 in Kinshasa to secure second spot.

  • Climate Action: Lagos-based ‘We cyclers’ wins African Development Prize:

A Lagos-based waste management start-up, We cyclers, was on Wednesday March 20 awarded the King Baudouin Foundation African Development Prize for 2018/19.The announcement was made in the offices of the start-up on the occasion of the first day of the Silicon Lagoon Mission. The € 200,000 prize will assist the local start-up to further develop their business and increase their impact at national and global levels.

  • Rediscovering Sierra Leone with Vicki Remoe (Inspire Africa):

In its latest edition, ‘Inspire Africa’ displays a different side of Sierra Leone, though the lens of a TV show host who’s making waves in the West African country. This episode also puts the spotlight on some young Nigerians who are revamping the automobile industry and a new generation of filmmakers in Burkina Faso.

  • Gabon: Bongo returns home after rehabilitation in Morocco:

President Ali Bongo Ondimba flew home to Gabon Saturday after several months in Morocco recovering from illness. He flew back into Libreville on Saturday afternoon, accompanied by his wife Sylvia, to be welcomed by Prime Minister Julien Nkoghe Bekale and senior members of the government.

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Hotel Jobs in India

Datum Recruitment Services, is an Executive Search Firm, and we mainly recruit for mid and Senior level roles for our esteemed clients in India and International market

The below mentioned requirement is from a very esteemed client, a leisure hotel for various locations, if you match the criteria, kindly forward your cvs to

  1. Manager – IT, A Leisure Hotel, Agra
    1. BE (Computer Science or equivalent) or MCA or BSc or MSc (Computer Science) from a reputed institution
      1. Minimum 6 – 10 years of IT experience in Hospitality domain with proven knowledge of hotel operations and hospitality technologies. This will include a minimum of 4 years of experience as IT Manager.
  2. Sr. IT Executive, Chennai & Amritsar
    1. PG Diploma in IT along with Graduation or BSc (Comp Science) or BCA
    1. 3-4 years of experience in Hotels IT support and services
  3. Jr. IT Executive , IT Graduate with 1-2 years of experience
    1. Work locations: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur

The candidates with experience from hotel industry would be preferred

The candidate must have Working knowledge of Hospitality software applications (PMS/ CRS/ S&C/ POS/ Back Office ERP – Financial Accounting, Material Management, Payroll, etc.), hardware and interfaces.

Pl email your cvs with specific position on subject line to

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?Good News from Africa!

Good News from Africa!

  1. Buhari seeks second term governance strategies, Atiku in court:

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was setting up a committee to review his government’s policies, with a view of guiding the country over the next four years. One of the main duties of this Committee will be to produce a comprehensive document that will guide the incoming Cabinet, & enable us continue the implementation of the vision of our Party and our administration, for Nigeria,’‘ Buhari said.

  • Nigeria’s Lagos among world’s cheapest cities:

Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos is one of the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s bi-annual survey. Lagos was ranked 127 in the survey that compares the cost of more than 150 items such as cars, food, rent, transport and clothing in 133 cities.

  • Ethiopia PM seeks Qatari investment:

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday visited his Qatari counterpart, seeking to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen efforts to attract investment from the gas rich nation Abiy, who announced plans to liberalize the economy last year, hopes to attract foreign direct investment into several sectors that have been previously state-controlled.

  • French culture Ministry launches language app:

The French Ministry of Culture has launched its first video game featuring eight Romanian languages. The application called ‘‘Romanica’‘, features languages from Occitan to Corsican, French to Romanian. Its graphics are simple and the app is available on tablets and smartphones. The theme of the app includes greetings, time, travel and arts.

  • Travelers & partners keep faith with Ethiopian Airlines:

As investigations into the cause of the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people continue, travelers, lenders and partners have kept faith with Africa’s largest carrier. The causes of the Flight 302 tragedy will likely take months to establish. While much of the international focus has been on U.S. plane maker Boeing and its 737 MAX 8 jet, the airline’s reputation could also hinge on the results of the investigation.

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Good News from Africa

1. Macron in East Africa:Historic Lalibela trip, deals signed in Addis Ababa Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed received French president Emmanuel Macron at the site of the buried churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia, a threatened World Heritage site that France wants to help preserve.PM Abiy Ahmed received @EmmanuelMacron in his first state visit to Ethiopia. The welcome in Lalibela is the first of its kind since the city’s historic relevance as a site of diplomacy 800 years ago.The two countries have also enjoyed strong diplomatic relations since 1897

2. South African Bank Adsa Joins list of Eyjiopials suitors

South Africa’s Absa bank has become the latest multinational corporation to express interest in exploiting the Ethiopian market, following last year’s decision by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to liberalise the economy.Ethiopia has long prevented foreign ownership in economic sectors including banking, but Abiy has embarked on rapid political, diplomatic and economic reforms since coming to power in April.

3. Scientists edge closer to “cure” for sickle cell

Scientists in the U.S. have unveiled results of a small clinical trial that could mean an effective “cure” for sickle cell anemia, the painful and debilitating disease that inflicts many millions of people across the globe, mostly of African heritage and including some 100,000 African Americans in the U.S.  

4. Nigeria states march 23 for six inconclusive gubernatorial elections:

Nigeria’s ruling party took a close lead in elections for powerful state governors on Tuesday, although the final results hang in the balance as six contests were declared inconclusive or suspended.  

Current Job Vacancies Uncategorized

Africa Calling…..

Hello Everybody

Datum is an Executive Search Firm, with major focus on recruiting for mid and senior level roles for

Again, I am back with some immediate roles received from our esteemed clients from this part of world, Kindly refer / apply to relevant jobs:

  1. Finance Controller required for a Beverage producing and marketing company, the ideal candidate would be in the similar position from beverage / fmcg industry with / without Africa experience.  Pl email your cv to
  • A Non-Woven and Paper Bag making Company, based at Tanzania, is looking for  the following positions
  • Operator for Paper bag manufacturing/Kraft
  • Operator for Non-woven bag.
  • General Manager from similar industry
    • Should have a fair amount of experience in no-woven bags and paper bags
    • Experience (6 to ten years )
    • Leadership experience in the field is preferred
    • A degree in Engineering is preferred but not a limited factor
    • Must be able to manage employees

Pl email your cvs to

  • Required Service Manager for a very reputed 2w/3w distribution company in Ghana, the ideal candidate would be from similar industry, please email your cv to
  • Required Training Manager for a leading QSR in Ghana, Our client would prefer to hire a Training managers from some of the most reputed multi national companies from India, Indonesia or Philippines, Please email your cv to
  • Required Sales Manager (FMCG company) to be based at Brazaville & Point Noire, the ideal candidate would be fluent in French from FMCG industry, Congo or any West Africa experience would be added advantage, Please email your cv to
  • Required Commercial Director for a Leading MNC Media Shared Service company based at Mumbai, Ideal candidate would be CA with atleast 5 years experience mainly from shared services, please email your cv to
  • Required Mechanical Engineer for a paint manufacturing company to be based at Lagos, ideal candidate would be Nigerian national with similar industry / FMCG industry experience, please email  your cv to

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Recruiting CEO for an FMCG company in Nigeria

Our client is a leading manufacturer and marketer of few fantastic beverages in Nigeria surrounding markets. So far this has been a family managed business, but now the stake holders are looking forward to appoint a CEO to run the show and expand their market presence.

The ideal candidate would be presently managing full P&L responsibility of a FMCG / beverage company with Africa or Nigeria experience

If you are keen to explore this opportunity or would like to share references, please mail it to me on

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