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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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Ciné Droit Libre: « Mandela, a long walk to freedom » shown last Monday in Dakar

Dakar will host from 14th to 19th April 2014, the fourth edition of the film festival committed to the cause of human rights and freedom of speech, « Ciné Droit Libre » (Movie Free right). As its name indicates it, the festival essentially shows films and documentaries that defend human rights and freedom …

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Fashion and media: Togolese journalists will make show on 3rd May

It belongs to cultural events the most mediatized in Togo. “T of media”, this original concept that consists in making of media professionals, models, evening time, will be at its third edition on 3rd May 2013. Introduced by DBD Com and Parteners, the event is within the framework of press …

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Aimes-Afrique: the NGO carries hospital towards populations.

The NGO « Doctors’ International Association for Education and Health promotion in Africa » (AIMES-Afrique), is committed « to carry hospital towards populations. »It is what explains this new trip of the NGO to deep Togo. Dr Michel Kodom chairman of Aimes-Afrique and his team have been staying since 6th April in the prefecture …

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Fight against unemployment: Senegal is creating 600 green jobs.

Africa Top Success reported it earlier that unemployment rate in Africa is a time bomb. Senegalese government, conscious of the danger, opted for green employment which answers not only to a social need but also participates in environmental protection. Senegalese Minister of Environment and Sustainable development, Mor Ngom announced on …

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Ivory Coast: making of pupils, eco-citizens

The initiative is praiseworthy and could be extended to other regions of Ivory Coast. The town of San Pedro, in order to incite pupils to environmental protection, launched a competition called « Competition of the cleanest school ». The competition gathers 11 schools of the town and received the support of the …

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Francophony 8th games edition: Ivory Coast signed specifications.

Ivory Coast is hurrying up for the organization of the 8th edition of Francophony Games. Having received in September 2013 a mission of International Organization of Francophony (Oif) led by Mahman Seriba, the country has just signed on 7th April in Paris, the specifications the aforementioned Games. The ceremony saw …

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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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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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Léna Sène: Making Africa Attractive to big investors.

The news hits the headlines of Senegalese press. Léna Sène, the campaign director of Idrissa Seck during the presidential election 2012, put an end to her political career. In an interview granted to Senegalese newspaper Quotidien, she decided to dedicate herself to her family and her professional activities. Léna Sène, …

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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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«Fattéliku»: new album of Youssou Ndour full of memories

The Minister-adviser of Senegalese president Macky Sall never misses the opportunity to value the genius that slumbers in him. After he had brought out a  song peace in Central Republic of Africa, Youssou Ndour just launched on 4th April, historic date of Senegal « Fattéliku » (Memory in English), an album of …

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Employment of the Youth: PROVONAT, Togolese solution that works.

Victoire TOMEGAH-DOGBE, Minister of Basic Development, Craft industry, Youth and Employment of the Youth. 750 new national volunteers took oath last Thursday, 3rd April  in Lomé within the context of the program of National Voluntary service Promotion in Togo (PROVONAT). These graduate jobless young belonging to the 7th group of …

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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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Made in Congo: robots to fight against corruption.

Thérèse Kirongosi is an industrial electronics engineer native of Democratic Republic of Congo. One year ago, she launched in Kinshasa the very first robot capable of regulating road traffic. The initiative was saluted by all and the city of Lubumbashi has just acquired its robot. Kirongosi is praising the merits …

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FEMUA: Magic System group launched the 7th edition of the festival.

Magic System, the international famous group of Ivory Coast, did not forget where they come from. A’salfo (Salif Traoré), the helmsman of the group launched on 4th April in Marcory (municipality of Abidjan), the 7th edition of Urban Musics Festival of Anoumabo (Femua 7). Ivory Coast Ministers of Culture and …

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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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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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Ollofindji Babatundé Rasaki: the boss of printing in Benin

Ollofindji Babatundé Rasaki is a self-taught Beninese businessman. Born in 1965, the Beninese launched himself into business sector after obtaining his high school diploma in 1984. He created a small unity of photocopy and sale of office automation equipment. His first attempt was a masterstroke. The small company attracted of …

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Samuel Esson Jonah: the Ghanaian laborer that has become a very influential businessman.

At the age of 20 years, Samuel Esson Jonah could not imagine the impressive career path for which he was intended. Laborer in a gold mine in Ghana, he won a scholarship to continue his studies in England. Samuel E. Jonas is one of the most influential businessmen of Africa …

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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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4th Africa IT & Telecom Forum: a satisfactory assessment for Moroccan delegation.

« Convergence at the time of African emergence » is the theme of the fourth Africa IT and Telecom Forum that gathered in Abidjan on 27th and 28th March, professionals of sectors of Technological Innovation and Telecommunications coming from all over Africa. The 200 participants in the forum thought about the stakes …

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Senegal: Experts announced the writing of the history of the country.

« No one is allowed to destroy a page of the history of people because people without history, it is a world without soul », said Alain Foka. The majority of colonized African countries inherited their histories drafted by colonists. Senegal wants to distance itself by launching the ambitious project of rewriting …

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