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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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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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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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Shea butter: the secret of success of sisters Tawema.

They did not look far for raw materials of their industry. Sister Carole and Glwadys Tawema are producing shea butter, a rapidly growing economic activity. Both Beninese sisters created in 2005, Karethic Company specialized in Production, packaging, marketing of shea butter and its by-products. They also give trainings in this …

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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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Health: traditional medicine in Ivory Coast, a model for the sub-region.

In Ivory Coast traditional practitioners are no more considered as charlatans in several countries of Africa. Since one month, a new pavilion open at the Teaching Hospital of Treichville has accommodated doctors (of conventional medicine) and traditional practitioners who are working in collaboration. This established confidence is the fruit of …

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Cameroon: two housewives that has become solar engineers!

Francesca Moki and Helen Ntuengue, two less educated Cameroonian women took advantage of solar energy project of RUWDEC to take a training course of 6 months in an Indian school specialized in renewable energies. Since their return, they are profoundly changing the habits of Cameroonian populations deprived of electricity. Both …

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Anne Amuzu: among 10 Tech women founder to be followed.

The Ghanaian Anne Amuzu belongs to the list rare African women who refused to leave information and communication technologies market to men. Graduate of entrepreneurial school of technology Melwather, Anne Amuzu launched in 2010 with her class mates, Nadimobile Company. She developed a platform to facilitate exchanges with customer via …

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Kwasi Enin: the Ghanean desired by the US biggest universities.

He is 17 years old; he is of Ghanaian origin and is wooed by eight universities of Ivy League. The young Kwasi Enin when sending his candidature to the prestigious eight universities of the USA was not expecting such an answer. Universities of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Harvard, Universities …

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SIMA 2014: Dakar will welcome the African biggest music show from 20th to 22nd November.

The framework of reflection on African music promotion is getting shaped. After Yaoundé (Cameroon), the second edition of International African Music Show (SIMA) will be held in Dakar (Senegal) from 20th to 22nd November 2014. To reposition African music on international market, such is the mission assigned to this meeting …

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Barkhad Abdi: the original story of Somalian hollywoodian star!

Born on April, 10th 1985, Barkhad Abdi is an American actor and director of Somalian origin. At the age of 7 years, he escaped war that decimated his country for Yemen. In 1994, he landed with his family in Minneapolis. In America, he was at the same time a limousine …

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«Cocoa ‘na Chocolate» : 19 African artists sing agriculture

The African Union declared 2014, the year of agriculture. Several non-governmental organizations are leading various actions to incite decision-makers to invest in the sector. The NGO « ONE » succeeded in mobilizing about twenty African artists who sang for the cause. « Cocoa ‘ na Chocolate » is the title of the song that …

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Employment of the youth: African countries defuse « the time bomb »

27 African countries were in reflection from 31st March to 1st April in Abidjan to find sustainable solutions to employment problem of young people. Introduced by inter-country quality pole in the domain of technical and professional skills development in association with the Association for Education Development in Africa (ADEA), this …

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Intercities in Ivory Coast: an innovation in Africa, and a real success!

The first edition of Intercities games shot in Africa (Ivory Coast) in live conditions came to an end on Saturday March, 29th with the victory of the city of Séguéla, situated at 592 km far in the Northwest of Abidjan. A total of 16 cities participated in this audiovisual program …

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Music: Pharell Williams’ “Happy” is resurrecting dead people!

Africa Top Success wishes you good week start with the mixing of the title « Happy » of the American Pharell William by Dj100proof. The voice mixing of the artist in an instrumental Happy of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti (died in 1997), gave an Afro sound so interesting as the original. Entitled …

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