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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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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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FATOGO 2014: Craftmen on the way to become entrepreneurs!

Dapaong, a city situated in the North at about 638 km far from Togolese capital, has been vibrating since 16th April 2014 in the rythm of the 7th edition of craft industry and cultural Fair (FA-TOGO). Introduced by Africaworld, the theme chosen for this fair is: « Craft industry and social …

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Kundé 2014: Who will be elected the best artist of Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso will honor on 25th April the most deserving showbiz actors. For the 14th edition of Kundé, the steering committee extended the competition to 14 categories (10 main prizes and 4 special prizes.) The category « The best featuring of Burkina-Faso » is the innovation added to the list. It consists …

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7th edition of Africa Rythms: Lomé in sideshow from 28th April to 3rd May 2014

 « Akcents Croisés », initiator of international festival of musics « Africa Rythms« , launched the 7th edition of the event which will be held in Lomé (Togo) from 28th April 3rd May 2014. The cultural and artistic meeting which aims to be a framework of share and exchange between actors of the sector, …

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RD Congo: « Grand Inga », soon the biggest hydroelectric power plant of the world

The project means a lot to Congolese government since several years. It is henceforth workable. Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) will launch in 2015 at Inga on Congo river, the building work of the biggest hydroelectric power plant of the world. With a production of 40 000 MW, the project …

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Human rights: Beginning of registrations for the 5th summer school of Ouaga.

You are between 20 and 30 years old, you live in Africa and you militate within a human rights organization or in civil society, seize the opportunity and participate in the fifth session of summer schools of human rights which will be held from 4th to 10th August 2014 in …

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Ivory Coast: Total made a “promising” oil discovery.

One year after the first offshore discovery in the bassin of Tano, the French group Total has just announced oil discovery off San Pedro (southwest of Ivory Coast). « The exploration well Saphir-1XB on the block IC 514, operated by Total, proved the existence of liquid hydrocarbons in deep offshore, in …

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Irene Koki Mutungi: the 1st African lady, captain in commands of a Boeing 787

The Kenyan pilot Irene Koki Mutungi has not to envy her colleagues men. Chief pilot, she is the first African woman captain in air transport history. Daughter of a father pilot, Kiko has fed since her childhood the ambition to succeed to her father. She is a captain today and …

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Senegal: Pape Diouf, happy godfather of the 4th Sargal Foot Pro.

The former president of Olympic of Marseille (OM) is supporting to Senegalese local footbal. The candidate for Marseille city hall agreed to be the sponsor of the 4th edition of Sargal Foot Pro, the gala evening that rewards Senegalese local football actors. Diouf was welcomed last Wednesday at Léopold Sédar …

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Social commitment: Luol Deng won the Citizenship Award

Luol Deng did not win the title he wished at the beginning of the season when he was still a player of the Bulls – a ring NBA-. But, the British winger of Sudanese origin, who will not compete for play-offs, will neither have bad memory of his passage within …

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RFI Discovery Awards: Who will succeed to Smarty of Burkina Faso?

RFI Discovery Awards edition 2014 is launched. Registrations for the competition that promotes musical talents of African continent continue on-line. As for previous editions, the Prize-winner of the Discovery Awards will benefit from 10 000 euros, a tour in Africa and a concert in Paris. Several famous names of African …

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SEMICA 2014: mines serving ECOWAS development.

The International fair of energy, mines and quarries (SEMICA) will take place in Ouagadougou from 29th to 31st May 2014. Under the theme « Contribution of mining sector to the emergence of ECOWAS States: Current situation and perspectives », the meeting will welcome about fifty heads of States and governments and experts …

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Jazz in Ouaga: Follow the program of the 22nd edition

The towns of Bobo Dioulasso and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) will welcome, from 25th April to 3rd May 2014, the 22nd edition of Jazz in Ouaga, the festival that garthers lovers of this musical genre every year in this country. About fifteen artists coming from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, DR …

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15th Summit of Francophony: Senegal wants « a popular success »

Senegal will accommodate from November, 29th and 30th 2014, the 15th summit of Francophony. The organizing country is planning to make of this international meeting « a popular success ». It was in this context that Friends Group of Francophony (GAF) organized last Sunday a ramble that crossed several streets of Dakar. …

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International half marathon of Cotonou: the Beninese Bentille Allassane winner

Absent from tracks during a year, Beninese athlete Bentille Allassane lost nothing of her flexibility and her speed. The young mother was imperturbable last Saturday during the 6th edition of international half marathon of Cotonou. She arrived before her Nigerian competitor Mikael lydi (1H24’40) and won the envelope for 2 …

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Ali Bongo and Alassane Ouattara: «becoming champions South-South cooperation»

Gabonese president Ali Bongo made on Friday, 11th April 2014 a working and friendship visit to his homologue Ivorian Alassane Ouattara. Both heads of states evoked several subjects among which, strengthening of South-South cooperation. At his exit of audience that lasted for three hours, Gabonese president indicated that at this …

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Innovation Prizes for Africa 2014: the 10 finalists listed!

African Foundation Innovation published on Thursday, April 10th, the list of 10 finalists in competition for the prestigious  Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). The best ten inventions chosen over 700 presented will substantially improve lifestyle of Africans. From cooking including ICTS and medicine, everything is made up to facilitate everyday …

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Eleni Gabre-Madhin: agricultural grants for the development of Africa

Initiator of the first agricultural grant of Ethiopia, the economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin is planning to extend the project to other countries of Africa. This grant conceived for small traders of informal sector allows farmers and traders to be connected to the global economy, by modernizing Ethiopian agriculture. The success of …

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Sub-Saharan Africa: meeting with growth in 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa will get 5,2 % growth in 2014. It is what Africa’s Pulse of the World Bank published on 7th April. In 2013, the growth of this region of Africa was estimated at 4,7 %. This jump is due to household consumption, to investment in infrastructures and in natural …

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Infrastructures: Niger on rails.

The president of Niger inaugurated on Monday, 7th April in Niamey, the first railroad station of the country. Awaited 80 years ago, the station of Niamey is the first stage of the vast railroad network Cotonou – Niamey – Ouagadougou – Abidjan (2 728 km). The project, carried out by …

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Farmers’ National Day 2014: Burkina Faso honors its producers.

The 17th farmers’ national day is luxuriously getting ready by public authorities of Burkina Faso. This event planned from 10th to 12th April 2014 coincides with the year of agriculture decreed by the African Union. For this year, the meeting is placed under the theme: « Win food-processing challenge in order …

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End of the 4th EU-Africa summit: What is the share of Africa?

Placed under the theme « Invest in human resource for prosperity and peace », the fourth summit European Union – Africa came to an end on 3rd April 2014 in Brussels on a note of satisfaction from participants coming from Africa. Since the creation of this event in 2007, Africa has benefited …

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M-Pedigree: the Ghanaian Bright Simons’ application that saves lives.

In Africa, in spite of government actions to stop the phenomenon, marketing and consumption of imitated medicines remains current events. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 100.000 persons die every year in Africa by taking these products which identity and / or origin is deliberately and fraudulently falsified. A …

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Now official: Nigeria is the first African economic power.

Africa Top Success announced it. It is now official. Nigeria is the first economic power of Africa. The country of Goodluck Jonathan has just outclassed South Africa after the change calculation of its GDP. The Gross domestic product of Nigeria is estimated at 510 billion dollars against 384 billion for …

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