Tag: poverty in Africa

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Moody's rating agency considered in a report published on 19th May that banks operating in the sub-Saharan Africa should continue getting a strong growth due to good economic perspectives and an extension of the financial inclusion in the region. "We expect that the banking systems of the sub-Saharan Africa continue to get a strong expansion ...
They were discovered by the public for the first time with the title "Sitya Loss" by the Ugandan artist, Eddy Kenzo. Today they are famous in their country and on the Internet. The videos of the Ghetto Kids (8 - 11 years old) are visualized by millions of Internet users. Having become artists from their childhood, they make shows on stages and ...
The picture is enough expressive and it is the one of an ambulance, another prototype of motorcycle-ambulance, in the Mosango health area, in the province of Bandundu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is this vehicle (a trailer with an adapted mattress hanging behind a motorcycle) that is used as evacuation means by the health center o ...
As several African countries, Cameroon has met economic growth. The Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, indicated before the members of Parliament that the GDP growth of Cameroon in 2014 is estimated at 5,8 % and the government counts on a growth of 6,3 % in 2015. Xinhua agency reported that according to the Prime Minister, the performance of Cam ...
In spite of big projects for rural electrification, drinking water and quality education for all, it remains much to do. According to a study published by Afrobarometer on Wednesday, Africans have a better access to mobile phones than to the basic services such as health, water and education. The investigation concerned 34 countries betwe ...
The last edition of New York Forum Africa held in Gabon bear fruit. According to the on-line newspaper Gabonreview.com, the mobile telephony company, Airtel Gabon and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) ratified in Paris, an agreement concerning the training of 5000 young Gabonese in the sector of ICTS ...
Literacy is the foundation of any education, any training and any later learning. It thus allows the profitable populations to acquire knowledge, competence, attitudes and necessary values to build a livable and viable world. With this assertion, the Chadian State Minister of Education in charge of fundamental education and literacy, Mrs. ...
In June 2014, the first Moroccac lady, Lalla Salma launched with her counterpart from Gabon, "Fight against cancer", a prevention and treatment campaign against identified cancers. Three months later, both ladies announced the building of a reception center for people victims of cancer. The building works of "La Maison d’Alice" (Alice's House) ...
After Bamako (in 2010), the Togolese video reporter Jean-Claude Abalo will exhibite his works from 15th September to 9th October at Maison de la Laïcité de la Louvière (Belgium). Son of the continent, Abalo tells the story of the other side of Africa, the one that has nothing to do with the "conveyed pictures". The exhibition entitled "L’Afriqu ...
Path difficult of access, very wet zone, thick fog hiding the sun all day long; Kpato a small village situated at some footsteps from Blifou (at 27 km from Kplimé), shows at first sight signs of a hostile environment. Behind this image is hiding a kind population with children whose smile expresses their joy of living. This small village was ch ...
Since 10th August, the Beninese athlete, Carlos Bossouvi has made a commitment in a rather original and solidarity way initiative. The cyclist launched the challenge to join the city of Jarcieu (France) by bicycle. The objective is to collect 6 473 euros to support the humanitarian aids of the Jar’nati association in the North of Benin. This am ...
Africa is the continent that has the lowest rate access to electricity whereas its fossil and renewable energy resources are colossal. According to a report from the World Bank published in 2013, 1, 2 billion individuals in the world live without electricity. One third of them are concentrated in twenty Asian and African countries. All econo ...
The program "Financial Independence Summer Camp" (TREASURY) is a new initiative that offers the possibility to African young people, the keys of entrepreneurship in a world where the employment market becomes more and more saturated.   Set up on the basis of a tripartite partnership between the embassies of Benin, Togo and the United ...
Grace Lath Akaffou was elected on Sunday, 27th July 2014 as the new chairwomen of the children parliament of Ivory Coast for a 4 year mandate. Grace Lath Akaffou placed her mandate under the sign of the protection of the poor children. The exercise allows to teach democratic values to the new generation from the low age. Grace Lath Akaffou is 12 ...
Can we believe in the development of Africa by investing in agriculture and health? Yes, indeed. It is Bill Gates, the richest man in the world and a co-founder of Microsoft, who has this conviction. During a reception ceremony of an honorary diploma of the University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) last Thursday, the American billionaire basically de ...
Senegal appears among the 12 countries with high and intermediary incomes outstripping the other countries of their group of income. Last Friday in Geneva (Switzerland), during the ranking of the Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), the country occupied the African 9th position and the world 98th with a score of 30,6 points over 100. Publi ...
The great voices of the African music are getting together in favor of education of the girls on the continent. The international NGO, PLAN announced for the coming October, a huge concert in Nairobi (Kenya) in which will take part the South African Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the Zimbabwean Oliver Mutukidzi and the Kenyan Suzanna Owiyi. The show of ...
The peaceful locality of Djado, situated at 700 km far from Agadez lost its serenity. The plateau that could hardly counted some hundreds inhabitants registers more than 8000 souls today. According to the site of RFI, this massive movement of the populations is caused by gold discovery in this part of the country. The plateau of Djado former ...
According to the report of the Country Policy and Institutional Assesment (CPIA) of the World Bank, Rwanda is the African country the most involved in economic reforms during the year 2013. Over a total of 6, Kigali obtained a mark of 3,9. During this period, Rwanda substantially improved its public policy with the implementation of structural ...
Student at the tourism school of Girona, Mohamed El Amrani can be proud of his capacity to find solutions adapted to big problems. And his exploit made echo beyond the borders of his native country, Morocco. The young Moroccan has just been rewarded by the new king of Spain, Felipe II who awarded to him on Thursday the "Prince of Girona F ...
According to the United Nations, 3.635 people among whom a very great majority of women were victims of sexual violence in DR of Congo between January 2010 and December 2013. In order to bring a psychological, sanitary and economic help to these women having survived  from "sexual assaults or based on the gender", the World Bank approved on ...
The brand new conference Palace of Sipopo in Malobo (Equatorial Guinea) is crowded. The country is welcoming the 23rd summit of the heads of States and governments of the African Union (AU) which works start on Thursday. Boko Haram, the Lake District, Sahel and the Central Republic of Africa will be on the agenda of the discussions. These ...
A priori, the picture looks like the one of their old song "Story" where both twin brothers, Peter and Paul (Okoye) who form the famous African group, P-Square, were surrounded numerous children. Only that this time, this has nothing to do with a shooting of a video clip. It is rather a handing over ceremony for foods and not foods donati ...
Noun Fare, the Togolese journalist and writer proceeded on Saturday, 21st June to the dedication of "Rivales", her second literary work. Published by the Awoudy Editions, the novel handles in ordinary French, a diversity of themes that makes the annoying everyday life of girls in the tropics. "You are only useful to entertain libidinous and ...
The Democratic Republic of Congo has its film festival. The first edition of the International Film Festival of Kinshasa (FICKIN) will open its doors on 27th June in the Congolese capital town. The Interchange of Limete, one of the places of interest the most appreciated in the city is chosen to shelter the event. For this first edition, the ...
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 ...
They will have to speak about Africa. Not this Africa of poverty that western media usually present but a winning Africa. They are twenty four (24) visual artists coming from 17 African countries that have until 6th July 2014 to speak about Africa to the rest of the world in Switzerland. This is organized within the framework of the colle ...
For the sake of supplying quality care to all the citizens, the Tunisian Ministry of Health worked out a project called "the bus of hope", a real mobile hospital going to meet patients. It will help to provide medical care in zones of difficult access to the care is made because of the socioeconomic or geographical conditions. The launching o ...
Archive   For Sylvia Bongo, "all women are equal". This creed of the chairwoman of the eponym foundation justifies her actions by the side of the Gabonese women. The first lady of Gabon has started since Wednesday, 11th June, a new tour (deep Gabon) inside the country with for "the reduction of difficulties regarding care for pregnant ...
In order to help Djiboutians to follow in live the matches of the 20th edition of the Football World Cup which starting on Thursday in Brazil, government proceeded to the installation of several dozens of big screen TV over the whole country till the most distant regions. All in all, about 41 sites are thus planned to help the public to live ...
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