Category: Startups

"A different way of showing African reality", such is the objective that set by Moussa Fofana and his friend Alex Poblah, Maguette MBow and Céline Crespin by launching one year ago the start-up Yeelenpix. Composed of words Light and Pixel, Yeelenpix is the first world picture library aimed at Africa which got a real success. Africa is not on ...
Tony O. Elumelu likes business, and taking risk. He is a banker, an investor and a philanthropist. He considers himself as apostle of "africapitalism". He was born on 22nd March 1963 in Jos, Nigeria. He got a master’s degree in sciences and in economy at the University of Lagos. He is also a former student of Harvard Business School. He is m ...
At the age of 25, Arthur Zang is a young prodigy who is going to help save thousands of lives in African suffering from cardiac pathology. This young Cameroonian engineer created Cardiopad, the first medical touchpad made in Africa. The famous Forbes magazine underlined: "in innovation, he represents what Africa has better". Arthur Z ...
In Africa, he is one of the most discreet actors but certainly the most influential. Tidjane Dème is Senegalese, 39 years old, who has been since four years the boss of Google in French-speaking Africa. After his high school diploma (with cum laude distinction) in Dakar, he won a scholarship which allowed him to make brilliant studies in France ...
At 36 years old, Ory Okolloh has everything to her credit. She is intelligent, funny, beautiful, mother of three children, and she is the major African woman specialist of digital in Africa. She was the big boss of Google Africa and she has just joined the American Omidyar Network foundation established by Pierre Omidyar (the creator of the of ...
He is one of the Malian greatest successes. Cheick Modibo Diarra was born in 1952 in Nioro-du-Sahel, Mali, a city situated near Mauritanian border. He was an astrophysicist, a top leader of NASA and Malian Prime Minister from April 17th to December 11th, 2012. He also has American nationality. A very attractive career for this son of a co ...
African, he was trained in the United States. But he came back onto his native continent to train the future generations. Acha Leke was appointed as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008. Today, he is consultant within the American McKinsey cabinet, a company of experts-councils, and director of its offices in Lagos, Nig ...
Jessica Colaço is partnerships guiding at iHub in Kenya. She attended at Austin in Texas to South by South West (SxSW) world-famous festival dedicated to digital innovation. She is convinced that mobile is going to change everything in Africa. She said it to «Jeune Afrique magazine»: "Our main asset is our human resources and our youth. Youn ...
Facebook, that just celebrated its 10 years anniversary as Africa Top Success reported, well took roots on the continent. Twitter is facing difficulties but the famous social network which allows 140 digits maxi to communicate becomes more and more successful in its turn. A recent investigation revealed that South Africa is the country wh ...
To the souls nobly born, the value does not wait for the number of the years. She was only 13 years old when she was committed to problems of young people of her district. Access to education, culture, drinking water, cleaning up and environmental protection were the first missions of the young Togolese girl Aimée Abra Tenu during the creatio ...
They are 20 and they are less than 40 years old. They are already successful and a bright future still awaits them! The world economic forum has just revealed the list of the "young world leaders". They were at first 214 to have aspired to this classification. 19 came from sub-Saharan Africa and three of the Maghreb. A communiqué indicated: " ...
François Locoh Donou is senior vice-president for global products group at Ciena, a perfect performance for the Togolese of 42 years old. Ciena is one of the giants of optical solutions of packages. He always remembers that he started in Lomé with a small poultry farming... "When I was 8 years old." He was born in 1971 near Togo Lake not ...
He is very discreet; they rolled out for him the carpet to recruit him in the United States or in Asia to exploit his computing engineering. African, he was born, African he will remain. "I do not have cash flow problem. My occupation is a business of today. I always have enough to live, even much (...) I like Africa, its immensity, its environm ...
Manu Dibango: 80 years old with almost no wrinkle... A legend! On last December 12th, Emmanuel N' Djoké Dibango, under the name of Manu Dibango, the famous saxophonist and Cameroonian singer celebrated his 80 years! And as he has a large shape, he planned to mark well the occasion! Two parties were scheduled: the first one on December 11th in Pa ...
"Nothing can be done without passion!" Karim Sy masters what he is talking about: he is a passionate and committed entrepreneur. Franco-Libano-Malian, he grew up between Mali, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, France and Canada. "The advantage of diversity". Student in IT engineering in Canada, he created the CASCATT association (Canada Africa Cente ...
From the television to the cinema: she is beaming! Lesley-Ann Brandt was born in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1999, Brandt migrated in Auckland, New Zealand with his parents and his younger brother. Before emerging in cinema, she went through many jobs before becoming an appointment consultant of information technologies. She also made an a ...
The world mobile fair show will take place in Barcelona from 24 to 27 February, and it is always a great event regarding the boom of this tool which continues to revolutionize our lives. This gave opportunity to Thierry N’doufou, the managing director of the Ivory Coast company, Siregex, a subsidiary of the holding company Gnanzouky, with a turn ...
She won the biggest African reality show, the second edition of Africa Star, the equivalent of Star Ac in front of the Cameroonian Guy Michel. Difficult to find her real name at the registry office: Ette Valey Ahou Manuella at the registry office. In Africa, she is known under her artist name, Nuella. It was her family and her friends who reg ...
Sonia Mabrouk was born on December 17th, 1977 in Tunis. She made a perfect journalistic performance. After getting her start at “Jeune Afrique” magazine, she is currently a TV newscaster of 10 pm on “Public Sénat”. She is also a journalist on “Europe 1”. Sonia Mabrouk was certified in the business school IHEC in Carthage. She is also a Master Degr ...
He offers a flow comparable to the optical fiber by decreasing the invoice by 10! The invention of the Togolese, Victor Agbégnénou terrifies multinationals! Here is a technological innovation which could revolutionize the world of the telephony. PWCS (Polyvalent Wireless Communication Systems) is the name of the latest invention of the Togolese V ...
He is only 25 years old, but the boldness of the biggest of the web! Nothing frightens him, even to attack the monster of Facebook which is celebrating its 10 years! Welcome to the city of Goma, head office of Kongo Connect which is a community site set up with limited means by a young 25-year-old Congolese, Zacharie Kambale Mayani. This young Co ...
10 years already! Facebook saw the light of day on February 4th, 2004. The success of this social network is purely amazing: we count today more than 1, 12 billion users in the world. The group has just published an annual net profit of 1, 5 billion dollars (1, 1 billion euros) in 2013, or thirty times more than in 2012!!! The "baby" of Mark Zucke ...
At 50-year-old, Elisabeth Medou Badang has just been appointed as the boss of Orange Cameroon. It was for the first that the French company appointed an African woman to such a post. She was till then Chief Executive Officer at Orange Botstwana. Her assignment will not be easier. She had to lead Orange Cameroon to face a market more and more com ...
On the web, Anes Tina, 24 years old, is a real phenomenon. He is presented as king of videos. He has a Master's degree in management; he passes messages to young people who talk about politics and education, always funnily. His last thunder crashing was addressed to Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in a message via YouTube.  “I am used ...
It is the latest buzz advert and it is typically African! Guinness, the Irish famous drink trademark made a misfortune during their new advertisement tour with sappers of Congo-Brazzaville. Motto:  « Made of more » This advertisement emphasized on used ordinary people who actually were unusual. The advertisement was shot by the London a ...
She is 19 years old and was crowned Miss France 2014 in the Saturday night in Dijon. "I am proud to represent a cosmopolitan France (...) this is also what distinguished me from others. My mixing is everything for me, it is my personality. I am French-Beninese and I’ll remain it for my life, so it was important to highlight it. I am very pro ...
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