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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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Jakaya Kikwete: The Tanzanian President won «African Leader» Prize

The Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete succeeded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Ghanian former president John Kuffor by winning African leader prize 2013 « having impact the most ». A prize awarded last week by « African Leadership » magazine. It was Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Bernard Membe, who …

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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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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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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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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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Tiken Jah Fakoly: «Dernier appel», his new album coming out on 2nd June.

On 2nd June 2014, Ivory Coast artist Tiken Jah Fakoly will proceed to official launch of « Dernier appel » (The last call), his new album. The reggae icon remained faithful to his principles. He one more time reaffirmed his commitment by Africains sides.  Contrary to « African revolution » the previous album of …

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E-business: Congolese group 242 Industry launched their labels

They chose Internet to promote their music (Rap) and they did not regret it. The Congoleses Fajjakir, Büshi and Nick NiZa of 242 Industry group based in Dakar (Senegal) did not wait for the support of a showbiz tycoon before getting known. Thanks to social networks, the group made reputation …

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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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Lamine Diack: the president of IAAF honored by Macky Sall

In August 2015, the Senegalese Lamine Diack (80 years old) will leave the head of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). After 15 years of management of the world institution of athletics, Diack can be proud of his results. In his native country, he is considered as a model for …

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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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Omar Victor Diop: the new face of photography in Africa

Nothing predestined him to photography businesses. Certified at the Business College of Paris, the Senegalese Omar Victor Diop (33 years old) worked for companies Ernst & Young and British & American Tobacco (BAT) before finding his vocation. The specialist of fashion and portraits pictures began his young professional career with …

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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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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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Emerging Gabon: removing 1 million Gabonese from poverty

The president Ali Bongo, since his arrival at the head of Gabon in 2009, made of the fight against poverty his warhorse. He launched « Emerging Gabon », a concept which consists in implementing a strategy which result is the valuation of potentials in human, natural and mining resources of Gabon. It …

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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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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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