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MISS BEAUTY AFRICA 2014: meeting on next 11th October in Lomé

After Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 2013, it’s now the turn of the Togolese capital town to welcome « MISS BEAUTY AFRICA », the prestigious beauty contest which aims at being, according to organizers, a great party of beauty celebration of women between 18 and 28 years old of Africa. The event occurs once …

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Togo: Lomé hosts the JCI Conference Africa and the Middle East

The Conference of the Junior Chamber International Africa and the Middle East will be held in Lomé from 21st 24th May 2014. In prelude to the event, the chairman of the JCI indicated to Togolese private press agency Afreepress, the advantages that Togo will get by organizing this international meeting. …

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Cheikh Hamidou Kane: For the United States of Africa!

The Senegalese writer Cheik Hamidou Kane, the author of the famous book « Ambiguous Adventure », interviewed by the site Africultures on the fringe of the last book and book fair held in Geneva (from 30th April to 4th May 2014) evoked the future Africa that has to pass by a federation …

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Brazil 2014: Wyclef Jean, Santana, Avicii and Alexandre Pires will interpret the official hymn of the world cup

The official hymn of the World cup of FIFA, Brazil 2014, entitled « Dar um Jeito » (We shall find a way), will be interpreted during the closing ceremony in Rio by the Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean as well as the Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana, the Brazilian singer Alexandre Pires and the …

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P-Square: After the storm, time has come for « Testimony »

Some people thought and others even predicted that the famous African group P-Square was going to disrupt after more than ten years of collaboration. Well, the fratricide war which meanwhile brought into conflict the twins, Peter and Paul (Okoye), the most appreciated African duet, was over. According to sources close …

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Fatou Bensouda: First African woman, public prosecutor of ICC

You can’t judge a book by its appearance. Behind the elegance of Fatou Bensouda, is hiding a rigorous lady. The Gambian jurist is the first African lady to occupy in December 2011,public prosecutor’s post of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Gambian first lady holder of a master’s degree in …

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Marc-Vivien Foé Prize: the Nigerian Vincent Enyeama at the top of Africa!

Vincent Enyeama brilliantly ended the season. The goalkeeper of Lille did not finish celebrating the third place of Lille in the final classification of the French League 1 before being appointed on this 12th May, prize-winner of Marc-Vivien Foé RFI / France 24 Prize. The Nigerian is the first goalkeeper …

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UEMOA: Faure Gnassingbé evoked 20 years of integration in Ouaga

The president of Republic of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé paid on 12th May, a visit of a few hours to his neighbor of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré. Both Heads of State tackled questions related to integration of the sub-region and the strengthening of bilateral relations between both peoples.   For Blaise …

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« Conseil de l’Entente »: Abidjan hosts its 55 years festivities

The Conseil de l’Entente, the first organization of West Africa created on 29th May 1959 is celebrating its 55 years of existence. In press conference last Monday, the Secretary-General of the institution, Patrice Kouamé, gave details on celebration of the event. Ivory Coast, mother country of the Organization will host …

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Media Benin: the young generation and their elders at the 9th edition of Press and Advertising Festival

The Beninese capital has been vibrating since Saturday at the house of media at the rhythm of the 9th edition of « Press and Advertising Festival of Benin ».   Centred under the theme « Journalism and advertising businesses after the second states general of the press », the festival aims at being, according …

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Senegal: L. S. Senghor foundation is thinking about the revival of Africa

Boycotted in 2013 by students of the University Cheik Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD), the annual inaugural Conference of the reopening of Léopold Sédar Senghor Foundation will be held on Wednesday under the theme: « From the Negritude to the African Renaissance: what concepts, keys of reading and answers for today …

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Saïdou Tiendrébéogo: He raises CGE-BTP to the big leagues!

In Burkina Faso, the need in housing is very high. Government estimated at 30.000 the need in housing for the only city of Ougadougou. Endowed with skill great businessmen, Saïdou Tiendrébéogo, the boss of CGE-BTP specialized in public works, decided to invest in real-estate development. He will reach his objective …

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Itinerant Digital cinema: « L’Abattage des Enfants », Madjé Ayité in the spotlight!

Togo no more have real movie theater open to the general public. For several years, populations got out of the habit of going to the cinema. For the more recent generations used to ICTS, the word “cinema” does not mean anything. Nevertheless, Togolese movies are releases every year in a …

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Original: the new clip of Fally Ipupa is making buzz

Original, the last title of the Congolese artist Fally Ipupa that is in full swing, will inflame night clubs of African capitals this summer. The clip of the song has been making success on social networks since a few days already. The former idol of Quarter Latin is back with …

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Chidinma: The clip of «Oh Baby» Finally available!

Chidinma, the rising star of the Nigerian music has just launched the clip of her single « Oh Baby », a featuring realized with her fellow countryman Flavor. The clip awaited since a few weeks, is announcing the coming summer colors in West Africa. Miss Kedike (as nicknamed by her ardent supporters) …

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Dak’Art 2014: Driss Oudahi and Olu Amoda, winners of Léopold Sédar Senghor Prize

Organizers are sending us the news of the 11th biennial event of contemporary African art « Dak’Art 2014 » in real time. The Algerian painter, Driss Ouadahi and the Nigerian sculptor, Olu Amoda won on Friday in Dakar, Senegal, the Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor.   According to the Algerian Abdelkader Damani …

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Forbes: Ecobank (Togo) listed among the 22 biggest African companies

The American magazine Forbes has just published the list of the 2000 biggest companies of the world. Among them appeared 22 African companies that occupy special positions.   The ranking is based on four different criteria: income, trading value, net book asset and operating profit of every company.   The …

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Dak’Art 2014: 600 visual artists awaited in Dakar!

The Senegalese Prime Minister Aminata Touré is presides today the launching ceremony of the 11th edition of the biennial event of African contemporary art Dak’Art 2014. Placed under the theme « Produce the common », the meeting intends to show the place of African art at the international level.   « It will …

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Against Boko Haram: Dangote aims at investing 2,3 billion USD in the north of Nigeria

Scene of numerous attacks attributed to the terrorist group Boko Haram since numerous months, the North of Nigeria could soon get stability.   The wealthiest Nigerian Aliko Dangote, intends to invest 2,3 billion dollars in this region of the country to counter the terrorist group.   The billionaire announced his …

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Taekwondo: The Senegalese Bineta Diédhiou crowned champion of Africa

The president of Senegal Macky Sall should be proud of his ambassador. The young athlete Bineta Diédhiou won last Wednesday, 7th May in Tunis (Tunisia), the golden medal during Africa championship of Taekwon in the category of least than 57 kg. This new distinction brought to four the number of …

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Hotel « Noom Abidjan »: the WADB has pumped 6 billion FCFA in the building project

The West African Development Bank (WADB) is actively taking part in the construction project of the 4-star hotel « Noom Abidjan » in Ivory Coast   The institution has just granted six (6) billion FCFA to finance Chain Hotel Abidjan SA company. The agreement was signed last Wednesday, 7th May in Lomé. …

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Nigeria: 70 countries are taking part in the 24th world economic forum

About one thousand delegates coming from 70 countries of the world have been taking part since Wednesday in Abuja (Nigeria) in the 24th world economic forum. During this meeting of three days, some subject among which industry, education, tourism, employment, finances and health will be tackled. Chinese Prime Minister Li …

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Togo: National Tribute to the 1st archbishop of the country

Togo and Christ community are in mourning. Since Wednesday, flags have been flying at half-mast in Lomé and all over the country. Togo is paying tribute to Mgr. Robert-Casimir Dosseh-Anyron, the first archbishop of the country died in the middle April at the age of 89 years old. A national …

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Bring back our girls: Angelique Kidjo and Michelle Obama are taking action

As Africa Top Success announced it earlier, voices are raised for the release of school girls taken hostage by Boko Haram group. After Barack Obama and Magic System group of Ivory Coast, it is now the turn of the Beninese star Angelique Kidjo and Michelle Obama, the first lady of …

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Nigeria: 300.000 USD against information on kidnapping of school girls

Whoever has key information that would lead to the release of 234 high school girls kidnapped at Chibok (northeast of Nigeria), will get 300.000 USD. This was the amount promised reward by Nigerian police that is doing their best to find these hostages whose kidnapping was claimed by the Islamist …

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Magic System: «Africainement vôtre», the 7th album coming out on 19th May.

Magic System just announced the news on Twitter. The Ivory Coast group will bring out on 19th May « Africainement vôtre« , their seventh album. The « Magicians » stayed in their logic. The group tells about Africans everyday life with a particular stress on hope. On this new album, we note two featurings …

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Kidnapping of 200 girls in Nigeria: Magic Systèm called up to take action

  Further to recent kidnappings of young Muslim girls (approximately 208) by Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, voices are rising to condemn this act and are asking for their release. On his Facebook and Twitter pages, A’salfo, the leader of Magic system group launched a call to Nigerian authorities …

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Ambassador of Pepsi: Wizkid requested again for 2 years!

The young Nigerian singer Wizkid is very successful even with multinationals. He was appointed since 2012, ambassador of Pepsi. The contract that was worth several million francs to Wizkid and that is coming to an end this year, has just been renewed. The famous brand of drink has just extended …

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9th Ecological Festival « Okofilm »: « La pirogue » of Moussa Touré rewarded!

2014 is the year of Moussa Touré. The Senegalese film-maker just won the Public Prize of the 9th Ecological Festival « Okofilm » of Postdam in Berlin (Germany). He won this new distinction thanks to his movie « La Pirogue » released in 2012. « The prestigious trophy of the public very desired by film-makers …

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Ivory Coast: Government has announced reorganization of banking sector

Public banks of Ivory Coast will have reorganization. Ivory Coast government recruited in 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers cabinet to fine a strategy to be implemented. The institution deposited its report which was confirmed by the committee of privatization. In a meeting on this 5th May in Abidjan, the cabinet meeting adopted the …

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