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Senegal: Pape Diouf, happy godfather of the 4th Sargal Foot Pro.

The former president of Olympic of Marseille (OM) is supporting to Senegalese local footbal. The candidate for Marseille city hall agreed to be the sponsor of the 4th edition of Sargal Foot Pro, the gala evening that rewards Senegalese local football actors. Diouf was welcomed last Wednesday at Léopold Sédar …

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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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Unordinary event in Togo: participate in photography competition of France embassy in Togo

Cooperation and cultural action department (SCAC) of France embassy in Togo launched on 14th April 2014, « Le Togo insolite« , a photography competition for natives of Togolese. Three prizes are involved. Winners will be chosen by Internet users and a jury chaired by the Adviser of cooperation and cultural action and …

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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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Togo vision 2030: towards accelerated growth.

After about twenty years of suspension of international community aid, Togo returns to growth. At the instigation of its president Faure Gnassingbé, several plans and programs are launched to attract investors and reduce poverty rate in the country. Government of Lomé, henceforth, goes up a gear with the ambitious project …

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SEMICA 2014: mines serving ECOWAS development.

The International fair of energy, mines and quarries (SEMICA) will take place in Ouagadougou from 29th to 31st May 2014. Under the theme « Contribution of mining sector to the emergence of ECOWAS States: Current situation and perspectives », the meeting will welcome about fifty heads of States and governments and experts …

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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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The 1st Ivorian craft fair: Moroccan Laksis Fatima won the MIVA Prize

Moroccan art was under the spotlight during the first edition of Ivorian Craft Fair that came to an end last Sunday at Treichville Sports center (Abidjan). International cultural Appointment was the opportunity to reward several actors working for promotion of the sector. All in all eight prizes were awarded at …

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Nigeria:President Jonathan’s daughter’s wedding that inflames the web!

This is the news that is making buzz this week on social networks in Africa. Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has entertained with great ceremony to offer to his daughter Faith Sakwe, a sublime wedding. Fairy’s dress, glittering reception hall, nothing was neglected. The wedding ceremony of Faith and Godswill Osim …

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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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International half marathon of Cotonou: the Beninese Bentille Allassane winner

Absent from tracks during a year, Beninese athlete Bentille Allassane lost nothing of her flexibility and her speed. The young mother was imperturbable last Saturday during the 6th edition of international half marathon of Cotonou. She arrived before her Nigerian competitor Mikael lydi (1H24’40) and won the envelope for 2 …

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Ali Bongo and Alassane Ouattara: «becoming champions South-South cooperation»

Gabonese president Ali Bongo made on Friday, 11th April 2014 a working and friendship visit to his homologue Ivorian Alassane Ouattara. Both heads of states evoked several subjects among which, strengthening of South-South cooperation. At his exit of audience that lasted for three hours, Gabonese president indicated that at this …

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Foufoumix: the invention of Togolese Logou Minsob to easy up houseworks

He is making the happiness of households of west and central Africa. Foufoumix, invention of Togolese electronics engineer Logou Minsob helps obtaining foufou (African dish made from tubers) in 8 minutes. Before the creation of this small machine, tubers (yams, manioc…) were generally pounded by women in painful conditions and …

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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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