TBT: Be inspired: A professor from Université de Bouaké in Ivory Coast’s photo has gone viral as ‘Hero Of The Week’.

Being a professor he knows the importance of education and wanted to help a young determined mum concentrate on her exams, he helped his student by carrying her baby on his back so she can write her exams… Now that’s a real man!

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The prof’s act of kindness reminds us the following: Leadership is about helping other people to succeed –

 ‘A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.’

‘Be the person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and grace’.

Also below is the main Tweet from the User @adewryght  and others about the Hero Of The Week

 

Credit:  Twitter user @adewryght

 

 

Armed attackers have opened fire near a hotel in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast. According to reports about, 11 people have been killed including a 5 year old girl…
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It is still not very what actually started the attack, according to Sky News, 4 attackers opened fire with machines guns.  The gun men started their attack on the beach and  chased most of them to the hotel. The attackers are believed to be  still holding some of the  tourist hostage..

It is believed this is not the first attack, few months ago  attacks were launched on luxury hotels in the capitals of Ivory Coast’s neighbours Mali and Burkina Faso, this left lots of people dead

We will keep you updated

Protège mon pays seigneur

Born March 9, 1978 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ray Reboul is a film actor. Ray grew up in the Ivory Coast and then in France, raised by his paternal grandmother.

It’s in France Ray studied management and savings before starting a career as a model for 10 years in Paris, Cape Town, Shanghai, London and Los Angeles.

He made his first steps as an actor next to Brigitte Fossey, Jimmy Jean-louis, Barry Primus, Xavier Letourneur, Emile Abossolo and many more…

After only 6 years as an actor, he received the award for best Actor in 2013 Golden crown Awards Abidjan film.


“I never knew what it was to be a star, but I always run after the glory … I never forget where I come from….’

Photo credit: Ray Reboul

Great News for Ivorian commuters! President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, announced that works for the New Metro in Abidjan will begin this year…during his traditional message to Ivorians on Independence Day of Côte d’Ivoire …..

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 ” Finally to allow hundreds of thousands of citizens to travel in better conditions, we will start this year Métro Abidjan’s work ”

President Ouattara went round northern motorway, the Bédié bridge junction of Riviera 2, Boulevard de France straightened, bridges and Bouaflé Jacqueville… Read full story here

Great! We can’t wait!

Source/Credit: Économie Africaine

Joyonline has reported that, President John Mahama has announced a $25,000 reward to each of the gallant Black Stars players who won silver at the just ended AFCON 2015 tournament held in Equatorial Guinea.

The Stars were beaten 9-8 on penalties by the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire after a barren yet grueling 120 minutes of football action.

They arrived in Ghana on Monday to a rapturous welcome by Black Stars supporters. They were met on arrival by the Vice President Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who was full of praise for the exploits of the Stars.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of the president to show his gratitude to the boys who made Ghana proud at the just ended tournament.

Announcing the $25,000 reward, the president said the gratitude of the nation is the most handsome reward the players could get.

“We have a reward for you. GNPC  is your headline sponsor and GNPC has made a promise to reward you when you come back.

“So GNPC has asked me to announce that they will give a reward of $25,000 to each of you as a reward for the great work that you have done.

“There are other sponsors who have come forward. We are finalizing the rewards but they look quite promising and handsome to me,” he said, adding the team captain will later be informed about the package.

Ghana made a fifth successive semi-final berth at the AFCON tournament and were silver medalist on two occasions after losing to Egypt in 2010 and then to Ivory Coast in 2015.

 

Cote d’Ivoire has reached their 3rd Africa Cup of Nations final in 9 years after defeating DR Congo…

Yaya Toure helped Ivory Coast an amazing 20-yard shot…Gervinho had a header cleared off the line before he made it 2-1 when he curled in to finish off a breakaway

Ivory Coast’s final goal came from Wilfried Kanon

Viva La Côte D’ivoire!

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AFCON 2015: Manchester City striker/Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony helped Ivory Coast to reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals by scoring twice…

Bony’s first goal was around the  26th minute of the game whilst the second was in the 68th with Yaya Toure’s free kick. The 3rd goal was by Gervinho. 

The  Algeria goal was scored by Hilal Soudani

Viva La Côte D’ivoire! 

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Live from Estadio De Malabo, Guinea…Scores: AFCON 2015: Cameroon 0 – 1 Ivory Coast   Vive La Cote D’ivoire…!

 

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Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Cameroon and Ivory Coast Live from Estadio De Malabo, Guinea.

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Cameroon

  • 16 Ondoa
  • 05 Guihoata
  • 03 N’Koulou
  • 21 Chedjou
  • 12 Bedimo
  • 17 Mbia
  • 14 Mandjeck
  • 08 Moukandjo
  • 13 Choupo-Moting
  • 11 Salli
  • 15 Etoundi

Ivory Coast

  • 16 Gbohouo
  • 21 Bailly 
  • 04 K Touré
  • 22 Kanon
  • 17 Aurier
  • 19 Y Touré 
  • 20 Gonzaroua Die
  • 05 Tiéné
  • 15 Gradel
  • 12 Bony
  • 07 Doumbia

Ref: Eric Arnaud Otogo-Castane

camerooncafOn Saturday the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the 2019 hosts, plus the hosts for the 2021 and 2023 competitions, as the hosts for the next tournament in 2017 has yet to be announced due to the unrest continuing in Libya which was originally awarded the tournament. A decision on that will be made in 2015.

Cameroon have only hosted the tournament once before, way back in 1972, and the first African nation to reach the knockout stages of a World Cup.

Africa’s best teams will do battle in January 2015, as the tournament which is held every two years will take place in Morocco in four months time. With Cameroon getting the 2019 tournament, the Ivory Coast will hold the event in 2021 and Guinea in 2023.

After announcing the host countries for those three tournaments, the CAF also confirmed that it was extending a ban on games in the Ebola-affected West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia until further notice.

nkrumah nkrumahstamp nkrumahToday September 21 marks the 105th birthday of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

In 2010, the late President John Mills instituted the Founders Day to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The day will be marked with lectures, symposiums and other programmes to highlight his achievements and vision.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) which was founded by Nkrumah will celebrate the 105th birthday of their founder who was born September 21, 1909.

The celebration which began on September 14 has so far been highlighted by a series of activities including a durbar and launch of the reprint of ‘The Big Lie’, a book written by Nkrumah in 1969.

Since the Founders Day falls on Sunday, Monday has been declared a national holiday in Ghana.

The CPP says it is not enough to set a day aside as a holiday to celebrate Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The party is calling for the day to be linked to an activity such as a cleanup exercise to make it more productive.

Speaking ahead of Dr Nkrumah’s 105 anniversary, the Deputy Communications Director of the party, Ernesto Yeboah also called on President Mahama to amend NLC decree 332, on election and public office qualification decree which bars some people from standing for election.


Biography

Kwame Nkrumah was born as Francis Nwia Kofi Ngonloma in Nkroful, Gold Coast.

He studied to be a teacher at Achimota School in Accra from 1925 to 1935.

He worked as a teacher in several schools in the Gold Coast including a Roman Catholic school in Axim, while he was saving money to continue his education in the United States of America.

In 1935, Nkrumah sailed from Takoradi, Gold Coast, to Liverpool, England, and made his way to London, England, where he applied and received his student visa from the American Embassy.

It was while Nkrumah was in London in late 1935 that he heard the news of the Invasion of Abyssinia by fascist Italy, an event that outraged the young Nkrumah. This prompted him to set his sights on a political career.

In October 1935, Nkrumah sailed from Liverpool to the United States, where he enrolled at the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1939, and then he completed his Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1942.

Nkrumah also earned his Master of Science degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1942, and then his M.A. in philosophy in 1943.

Return to the Gold Coast
In 1947, Nkrumah was invited to serve as the General Secretary to the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) under Joseph Boakye Danquah.

This political convention was exploring paths to independence. Nkrumah accepted the position and sailed for the Gold Coast.
After brief stops in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast, he arrived in the Gold Coast on 10 December 1947.

On 28 February 1948, police fired on African ex-servicemen protesting the rising cost of living, killing and injuring sixty eight.
The shooting spurred riots in Accra, Kumasi, and elsewhere.

The government suspected the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) was behind the protests and on 12 March 1948 arrested Nkrumah and other party leaders.

Realising their error, the British released the convention leaders on 12 April 1948.

After his imprisonment by the colonial government, Nkrumah emerged as the leader of the youth movement in 1948.

Facing international protests and internal resistance, the British decided to leave the Gold Coast.

Britain organized the first general election to be held under universal franchise on 5–10 February 1951.

Though Nkrumah was in jail, his party, CPP was elected by a landslide, taking 34 out of 38 elected seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation ‎-