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Africa Design Award 2014: Continuation of registrations till 9th May

Registrations deadline for the first edition of competition « Africa Design Award » initially planned on 30th April 2014 is extended until 9th May. According to the official site of the competition which published the news, three prizes are involved for this first edition of the competition that is promoting African creations. …

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014: Altis OBM and Foufoumix rewarded

African Foundation Innovation announced yesterday in Abuja (Nigeria), prize-winners of Innovation Prize for Africa 2014. Over 10 projects chosen for the final stage, Altis OBM of South Africans Dr. Nicolaas Duneas and Nuno Peres, fascinated the jury.  The project succeeded in combining marketable quality, originality, evolution capacities, social impact and commercial …

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« Lion d’or 2013 »: A new Award for Yaya Touré

On the same bases as last year, Yaya Touré is realizing an enormous season with Manchester City. Two days ahead for the end of the championship of England, the Ivorian is for the struggling for the title. With 19 goals this season in Premier league, the former player of Barcelona …

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« Vues d’Afrique 2014 »: Tango Negro by Dom Pedro rewarded

The official site of film festival « Vues d’Afrique » published yesterday, the list of the winners of the 30th edition of the festival. The prize of short film came to Algerian director Hicham Lasri with the movie « C’est eux les chiens« . Another Algerian Karim Moussaoui won the prize of the full-length …

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The 3rd T of Media: Back on to the show of Togolese journalists

Africa Top Success did not make a mistake by agreeing to commit itself to the adventure with « T of media », the entertaining evening of professionals of Togolese press organized every year within the framework of the celebration of international day of freedom of the press. The fashion show of the …

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Rep of Central Africa: Sonia Bafounga is making a fashion show at SIMOA for peace!

Will Sonia Bafounga succeed where politicians failed? The stylist designer of Republic of Central Africa hopes to bring back peace and stability in her country by participating in the edition 2014 of International fair of African fashion (SIMOA) planned from 8th to 10th May in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). « RCA is …

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Africa Progress Panel: The report 2014 awaited on Thursday!

The report 2014 of « Africa Progress Panel » will be published on Thursday in Abuja (Nigeria) during the world economic Forum on Africa. The green and blue revolutions will be evoked in this document which analyzes every year the progress registered on Africa. Eminent personalities who compose the panel of APP …

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African Banker awards 2014: the list of the nominees

African Banker, the quarterly magazine dedicated to bank and finance in Africa published the list of 36 financial institutions nominated for its Awards 2014. We should note a strong presence of English-speaking banks. Nigeria and South Africa, the first two economic powers of the continent, are the most represented. According …

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6th Africa Banking Forum: ICTS at the service of African banks

African banks will meet from22nd to 23rd May 2014 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) to work on development of the sector with technologies of information and communication. The meeting is within the framework of the 6th Africa Banking Forum. For this edition, organizers announced the participation of 200 experts coming from …

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Tchêlê Micke: The idol of Ivorian rap that is amazing!

When his staff contacted us, we thought of having to deal with a beginner. Big error. We were amazed when we discovered « Je t’invite » (I invite you) a single of the Ivorian artist Tchêlê Micke (24 years old). Very creative, the artist gave originality to his clip which gave us …

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Africa Water: Africa is planning the 7th world forum of water in Ouaga.

African countries want to speak as a single man at the 7th world forum of water which will be held in Daegu (South Korea). In prelude to the world meeting, Burkina Faso is organizing from 12th to 14th June in Ouagadougou in partnership with international Institute of water and environment …

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Tcherno Baldé: Guinean IT specialist that has become a giant of virtual recruitment

Africa would have well liked taking advantage of the knowledge of his son Tcherno Baldé who is solving unemployment problem in France while his continent of origin has the record of poverty. The Guinean IT specialist had the ingenious idea to be self-employed while offering employment to other thousand unemployed …

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Against racism: African stars mobilized than ever

It was this dirty behavior from a tactless supporter that worked in favor his victim. Last Sunday as he stopped executing a corner kick, a banana was thrown at the Brazilian defender Dani Alves. The player in reaction to this racist act (treating the player of monkey), took the banana …

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Book, press and culture Festival 2014: Cheikh Hamidou Kane, the honorable guest!

African literature will be celebrated in Geneva from 30th April 4th May 2014 during Book, press and culture fair 2014. The Senegalese writer Cheik Hamidou Kane, author of « Ambiguous Adventure » and the Congolese Tchicaya U Tam’s are the distinguished guests of the fair which is for its 11th edition. From …

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ECOWAS: 17 Senegalese pupils beneficiaries of scholarships of excellence

ECOWAS Center of Gender Development (CCDG) based in Dakar, granted scholarships of excellence to 17 Senegalese girls. The institution which makes equality of opportunity between Man and Woman a major concern, intends to encourage feminine gender to be interested in scientific domains. Comings from region of Dakar, Thiès and Diourbel, …

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OIF: Who will succeed to Abdou Diouf?

In November 2014, the Senegalese former president Abdou Diouf will leave the head of the International Organization of Francophony (OIF), the institution he has been managing since 2002. Candidates for the succession of the Senegalese are being revealed. After the Mauritian Jean Claude de L’ Estrac, two other African personalities …

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Ali Boudoukh Prize: Three Algerian journalists on podium

Three Algerian journalists were rewarded on Sunday for their investigation work during the first edition of Ali Boudoukh Prize. Meziane Abane was honored for an investigation realized on sand traffic, published in El Watan Week End newspaper. Mohamed Koursi, as for him worked on unemployment thorny problem in Algeria for …

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Blue Zone: The new technology to light up villages in Togo

After Niamey, Lomé inaugurated last Saturday the first train which will assure the railroad buckle Lomé-Cotonou-Niamey-Ouagadougou-Abidjan. This immense work will be carried out by the French Group Bolloré. Vincent Bolloré and President Faure Gnassingbé were at the inaugural ceremony. In an interview granted to the site Republic Of Togo, the …

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Lilian Thuram in Cotonou: the former football player is praising African icones

Lilian Thuram continues his African tour within the framework of promotion of his book « Mes Etoiles Noires » (My Black Stars). After Guinea, Thuram went to Cotonou (Benin) on Friday. In his book, the winner of football World Cup 1998 pays a tribute to men and women who made history of …

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People: 10 Africans among the most influential personalities of the world.

Africa is satisfactorily represented in the ranking 2014 of the most influential personalities of the world by time magazine. Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala former Chief Executive Officer of World Bank (in 2007) is at the top of Africans. The Ugandan sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh and South African Thuli …

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Health: African States united to comply with WHO requirements.

Under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO) and of African Union (UA), Ministers for Health of African States met in Luanda (Angola) to fine new strategies to reduce mortality rate of African populations. Participants in the high-level historic meeting decided the creation of an African Agency of medicine and …

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Mobile phones: a mean of promoting reading in Africa

Many of African people use mobile technology as support today to reach text. It was what raised a study of UNESCO published on Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 on the occasion of world Day of book and copyright. The report entitled « Read in mobile era« , is the first study published on …

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Murielle Ahouré: distingushed guest for the 18th Meeting Gabriel Tiacoh

The Ivorian athlete Murielle Ahouré is the distinguished guest of the 18th meeting Gabriel Tiacoh that will be held on 26th April 2014 at Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium (Ivory Coast). The silver double medal-holder of 100 and 200m in world championships 2013 was welcomed on Tuesday evening in Abidjan by …

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Lupita Nyong’o: the world most beautiful woman according to People magazine.

Lupita Nyong’o could not expect better. 2014 is year of glory of the young Kenyan actress. She was just elected the world most beautiful woman by People magazine. This new distinction is added to Oscar of the best feminine hope for her role in 12 Years a Slave. The Kenyan, …

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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: Ivory Coast is paying tribute to the author of Bété alphabet

Even in his resting place, the painter and poet of Ivory Coast Frédéric Bruly Bouabré is drawing attention. The author of Bété alphabet died on 28th February 2014 at Yopougon (Abdijan) will be honored by his peers on 24th April 2014 at the museum of Civilizations of Ivory Coast. A …

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Mercy Johnson: The richest actress of Nigeria

Some people said that the Nigerian Mercy Johnson is the best actress of Nollywood and others supported that nobody plays better than her, the roles of prostitutes and villagers in Nigerian movies. The international Magazine « Yes » of Nigeria reported that Mercy Johnson is the most requested and the busiest Nigerian …

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MTV Africa Music Awards: the list of des nominees!

MTV Base, the initiator of the prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) published on 16th April the list of artists nominated for the edition 2014 of the event. The appointment of numerous famous names of Nigerian music such as Davido, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide or  Flavour …

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Kenya/M-Pesa: The N°1 in payment by mobile in the world

In 2007, when launching M-Pesa, money transfer system by mobile phone, Kenya could not imagine the success this revolutionary initiative was going to get. 7 years later the introduction of M-Pesa (mobile-money) in the daily life Kenyans, the result is more than satisfying. More than the half of the population …

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