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In some regions of Africa, albinos are badly considered, victim of any kind discrimination and violence. In Tanzania, they are attacked, kidnapped and killed for rites. In Ivory Coast, albinos declare to be still stigmatized in spite of a "slight improvement" since a few years. In front of this sad situation, campaigns are multiplied o ...
Nominations continue for the movie, "Sound of Tears" by the Cameroonian director, Dorothy Atabong. After its first listing in the official selection of the World Films Festival of Montreal (Canada) in 2014, the work was nominated in the category of the "Best narrative short film", for the Pan-African Film Festival of Los Angeles taking place fro ...
Four countries of the sub-region will successively welcome the 14th edition of Theater and Puppets International Festival of Ouagadougou (FITMO) around the "problem of artistic training and socio-professional insertion of artists in Africa". According to sources close to the organization, the event will be held from 10th October to 5th Novem ...
They are the best in Togo. Barabas and Master Just, the members of Toofan group has given since 2005, a new identity to the Togolese music. From Ogbragada to Gweta via Cool Catché, the "sons of wind" have conquered Africa. The originality of their concepts fascinates many people. After Africa and the main western capital towns, Toofan are hence ...
The fifth edition of the popular and international Festival of traditional musics"Feux de Brazza" will be held from 2nd to 8th August 2014 in the Congolese capital town. After the 2012missed meeting, the organizers are working twice as hard in order to fill the expectation of the public. In order to assure the transport of the foreign participa ...
Product of the film club of Dakar "Cinégal Pictures", Adji Adj Diallo is a talented Senegalese actress who aims at a full and rich career. After "Colères des tambours" and "Poussière d’espoir", she appears at the right place in the new full-length film "Panique à domicile" that will come out in October 2014. Adji Adj Diallo is not the main a ...
He has been fighting for about twenty years for the improvement of conditions of life for widows and orphans in Togo through his NGO, help to widows and orphans fund (FONDVO). This good fight coming to support the efforts of the government is multiform. Worried about the situation of this vulnerable stratum of society characterized by a heav ...
The Togolese writer, Badanadu Ago Tchao, proceeded last Friday to the launching of his collection "Contes et Légendes du Togo" (Tales and Legends of Togo), published at the Continents Editions. The work, made up of 14 tales, safeguards the cultural treasure of Togo. For the author of the work, it is compulsory to complete instructions received ...
Alain Foka belongs to the list of the most influential African French-speaking journalists of the World. Committed to the regeneration of the history of Africa, he is the author of the famous sentence "No one is allowed to erase a page from the history of a nation, for a nation without history is a world without Soul", that begins any number of ...
"When an old man dies in Africa, it is a whole library that burns". This famous sentence of the Malian writer Amadou Hampâté Bâ illustrates the incapacity of the African continent to keep its ancestral values. Gaston Donnat Bappa, a Cameroonian engineer proposes a solution for the loss of Africa cultural treasure. He plans to set up the first e ...
The editions of the international festival of contemporary and African dance "Duo Solo Danse" of Saint Louis in Senegal succeeds one another but are not alike. The 7th edition that is taking place from 11th to 14th June of this year proposes in preview, "Senghor notre contemporain" by Alioune Diagne and Moses Touré, Adonis Nebie's "Ballet  D ...
The Ivory Coast star of reggae, Tiken Jah Fakoly has just launched his last song entitled "Dernier appel" (last call) to take out Africa from the underdevelopment, he said. Through this song, Tiken supported that he "wants to show that agriculture is not a dirty business for the poorest society". The artist musician does not thus hide tha ...
People of Madagascar are having good time again at the occasion of the 21st edition of the "Donia" festival of music that began on Wednesday on the tourist island of Nosy Be, in the north-west of the Big Island. Translated into English as good life, "Donia" is a meeting centered on cultural exchanges between all the islands of Indian Ocean. ...
  This piece of news should certainly delight the Togolese cinema sector. For first time, a movie "made in Togo", is shown on Canal +. It is about "Sherifa", a full-length film of 119 min by the Togolese director, Steven Af, will be broadcast next Friday in the evening on the cable channel. Released on 26th April 2013 in Togo, the movie ...
Germaine Acogny, the famous figure of African dance will support the 8th edition of the Akini dance festival in Loubou planned from 5th to 7th June 2014 in Libreville (Gabon). Dancers coming from about ten African countries and Europe are expected on this cultural meeting that joins the framework of the "Season dance Gabon 2014". The figure ...
Africa is honored again by the ecumenical Jury in the Cannes film festival that awards its prize 2014 to the Mauritanian film-maker, Abderrahman Sissako for his movie "Timbuktu".   "Timbuktu" is a full-length film which tells the life and the resistance worthy of men and women in Tombouctou who want to live according to their culture ...
Nicknamed King of Togolese music, King Papavi Mensah has been staying since last 14th May in Japan where has been presenting through the big cities of the country until 26th May. This tour that is occurring within the framework of African day celebration, is supported by Togo embassy in Japan, the Universal Union for Peace, the Rotary club, ...
The Beninese star of Hollywood, Djimon Hounsou, who is staying at present on his native land, announced on Wednesday in Cotonou, the realization of a movie about "King Béhanzin", Beninese and African great history figure (1845-1906). For the Hollywood actor, Benin is a land of great culture which rich heritage deserves to be better known thr ...
"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 ...
Ashanti king, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, reached the throne in the chieftainship of Ghana exactly 15 years ago. Last weekend, the second biggest city of Ghana, Kumasi vibrated at the rhythm of a great celebration in honor of Osei Tutu II Festivities in the look of a "big festivity in village" which took place at Baba Yara stadium of Kumasi, saw t ...
With its success in 2013, the Nollywood Week festival comes back this year with more new things. From 5th to 8th June in Paris, African cinema and particularly Nigerian movies commonly called "Ibo movies" will be in the spotlight. For four days, the public will have the privilege to discover the best of Nigerian productions on a selection of 8 mov ...
33 years after her death, the works of the Senegalese academic, Mariama Bâ continue to influence the world of writing. The communications presented by Mariama Bâ were collected in a book that has just been published in La Brousse editions. The foreword of the book was carefully written by the Prof. of philosophy Alpha Amadou Sy. "The time of an af ...
Cultural mixing between Jamaica and Ghana with the union of Sharon Marley Prendergast, the daughter of Bob Marley, the world legend of reggae song, and a Ghanaian, Ekow Alabi Savage. Ekow and Sharon are henceforth, husband and wife at the end of a marriage with great fanfare on last 13th May in Accra, in the presence of the members of famili ...
The 16th edition of Africajarc festival opens in Cajarc (France) from 24th to 27th July 2014. The rich African cultures will be celebrated again during 4 days that will last the event. For this year, the African music diva, Angélique Kidjo marks her return with "Eve", her last album. Corneille for his part will, for his first time, go to the po ...
"Domestic Tourism: what strategies of promotion?", it’s under this theme that is placed the 11th edition of the International Tourism Show of Ouagadougou (SITHO) that will be held from 2nd to 5th October of this year in the capital town of Burkina Faso. The agenda of activities of this meeting registers an exhibition, an African gastronomic ...
A new concept is getting ready to take possession of African continent. More and more African women are proudly raising their natural and frizzy hair. The hair curling, wigs and weaving which were in fashionable for several decades tend to lose ground. All started from social networks with the creation of "Nappys de babi"(Natural and Happy) pag ...
It has been awaited since 2010. It is henceforth available. The Congolese star Lokua Kanza has just published on Tuesday the video clip of "Famille", a title recorded with the cooperation of the other idol of Congolese music Fally Ipupa.   The new video of Lokua Kanza is a call to express affection and tenderness to people we love wh ...
  Further to recent kidnappings of young Muslim girls (approximately 208) by Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, voices are rising to condemn this act and are asking for their release. On his Facebook and Twitter pages, A’salfo, the leader of Magic system group launched a call to Nigerian authorities to save kidnapped girls. "In fr ...
He is known in the series Bododiouf broadcasted by several African television channels in 2000s. He is back but this time behind cameras. The comedian of Burkina Faso, Souké of his real name Mahamadou Tiendrébeogo, is working on "ça ou rien", his very first movie in production. Mahamadou Tiendrébeogo evokes in his full-length film, a phenome ...
The event attracts thousands of visitors every year in Ivory Coast. Dedicated at first to valuation of cultural heritage of Abouré people EHIVET, Popo Carnaval of Bonoua quickly became an important national event. For the 34th edition which came to an end last Sunday, organizers gave an international character to the event. Gastronomic Compe ...
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