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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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Fatimata Touré: Among the most 10 courageous women of the world

The Malian Fatimata Touré is a pride for her country and the entire African continent. The human rights activist is listed among of 10 women rewarded by the first American lady Michelle Obama for their courage and determination in 2013. The founder of Greffa NGO, research, study and training woman …

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Regional economic perspectives: IMF report awaited on 24th April in Abidjan

The economic growth of Africa is more and more fascinating Breton Woods institutions. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on Thursday, 24th April 2014 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) its biannual report on regional economic perspectives in sub-Saharan Africa. According to a communiqué of the IMF published last Wednesday, this report …

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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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Angelique Kidjo: The most influential woman of Africa

The Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo belongs to the list of the most famous African women who make move Africa. The success of her song artist career made of her a major personality on the continent. Forbes Magazine recently appointed her as the most influential woman of Africa. She is one …

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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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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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Maître Gims: « Le monstre marin »!

Maître Gims just launched his own production label, « Monstre Marin Coporation » (Sea monster) of which the very first single « to begin« . A structure through which the former member of Sexion D’Assaut’s intends to produce artists. In a recent interview, the latter declared that he was going to have a break …

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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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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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Ivory Coast: Total made a “promising” oil discovery.

One year after the first offshore discovery in the bassin of Tano, the French group Total has just announced oil discovery off San Pedro (southwest of Ivory Coast). « The exploration well Saphir-1XB on the block IC 514, operated by Total, proved the existence of liquid hydrocarbons in deep offshore, in …

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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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Ivory Coast: Five new rural localities supplied with drinking water

Access to drinking water in faraway zones in Africa is a current issue. Government of Ivory Coast, conscious of the situation set as goal to increase the coverage rate in drinking water of the country at 82,5 % in 2015. To achieve this they inaugurated last Saturday in the district …

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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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World Bank: Creation of 19 African centers of excellence soon.

The World Bank wants to make of adequacy training – employment, a reality in Africa. The institution has just allocated a 150 million dollars envelope for the creation of the African centers of excellence in seven (7) countries of west and central Africa. With African centers of excellence, World Bank …

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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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