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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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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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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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« 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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