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IWD 2015: African women rewarded in Berlin

They are many, these women mothers, sisters, wives, who beyond their domestic or professional concern, play an extraordinary role in the history of their country and their community. Well, these nice women will be once again celebrated on 8th March of this year on the occasion of the International Woman’s …

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Africa Top Success Awards 2014: Find out the prize-winners!!!

The first edition of Africa Top Success Awards launched on 28th November 2014, came to an end on Sunday, 4th January 2015. As announced, five categories were competing. They are: « The African of the year », « The African Woman of the year », « The African artist of the year », « The African innovation …

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Africa Top Success Awards: Vote for the African innovation of the year

The development of the Start-ups in Africa allowed highlighting during the year 2014, a great number of African innovations. These very talented young people have the merit to invent tools adapted to the continent and that meet the needs of populations (from the most disadvantaged to the well-to-do). May it …

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African Leadership Academy: Join the African future decision-makers

The center for the promotion of the leadership on the African continent « African Leadership Academy » (ALA) based in Johannesburg (South Africa) is opened until 12th December 2014 for the registration of the candidates for the class 2015. Created in 2008, the center recruits hundreds of young people for its various …

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Africa Top Success awards 2014: Take part in the event of the year

Africa Top Success launches the first edition of Africa Top Success Awards. The event distinguishes the personalities whose achievements during the year 2014 participated in the development of Africa and in the improvement of its image on the international level. For this first edition of Africa Top Success Awards, the …

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Victory of ANC: Zuma committed to continue the legacy of Mandela

In his first public short speech after the announcement of the official results giving ANC a comfortable majority (62,15 %) in the general elections, the South African president Jacob Zuma dedicated on Saturday evening the victory of ANC (in the power) to the former president, Nelson Mandela, died on 5th …

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Elections in South Africa: Ban Ki-moon appreciated the peace that prevailed

The parliamentary and provincial elections in South Africa that were held in peace with a high participation of voters were appreciated on Thursday by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.   We should note that they were more than 25, 3 million South Africans to go to the polls …

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Nigeria: 70 countries are taking part in the 24th world economic forum

About one thousand delegates coming from 70 countries of the world have been taking part since Wednesday in Abuja (Nigeria) in the 24th world economic forum. During this meeting of three days, some subject among which industry, education, tourism, employment, finances and health will be tackled. Chinese Prime Minister Li …

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Zambia: tourism sailing before the wind

Zambia is fascinating western tourists. In 2013 the country registered the visit of 914.576 tourists. Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) indicated this week that they will do better this year. Thay planned a 20 % increase of tourist activities. « Tourists’ arrivals in Zambia for 2013 amounted to 914 576 and with …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Development: Akon want to light up Africa.

It is with great pleasure to see celebrities committed to noble causes in particular in favour of the Black continent. The American singer of Senegalese origin,  Akon has for ambition to put solar energy in one million households in Africa by the end of the year, through the project « Akon …

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Maître Gims: « Le monstre marin »!

Maître Gims just launched his own production label, « Monstre Marin Coporation » (Sea monster) of which the very first single « to begin« . A structure through which the former member of Sexion D’Assaut’s intends to produce artists. In a recent interview, the latter declared that he was going to have a break …

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Youssoupha: Sponsor of the 3rd StarAfrica Sounds

The French rapper of Congolese origin Youssoupha got actively involved in emergence African talents. The singer is the sponsor and member of Jury of the third edition of StarAfrica Sounds, the competition which promotes talents on the continent. In a video published by the site of the competition, the artist …

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