Chadian president Idriss Déby finds death on the battlefield

Chadian president Idriss Déby Itno passed away last Tuesday. The one who had been ruling the country for more than thirty years after a coup d’état in 1990 was killed on the battlefield following operations against the rebels, according to the army. Idriss Déby had just been reelected president of Chad in April for a sixth presidential term of office. Professional soldier and supreme chief … Continue reading Chadian president Idriss Déby finds death on the battlefield

George Floyd case: policeman Derek Chauvin convicted, a victory for Black America

Last Tuesday was a good day, Ice Cube would say. Policeman Derek Chauvin, responsible for George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020, was convicted and sentenced to prison this week after months of protest and trouble that have been shaking America and the whole world since the case was known. Guilty of murder, the former policeman, forty-five years old, will know the duration of … Continue reading George Floyd case: policeman Derek Chauvin convicted, a victory for Black America

Ikalook, the Malian touch for your next night out

The so called next night out may not happen early if you live in Europe or the United States, but this is not an excuse to miss the point about Ikalook! The ready-to-wear brand was launched in 2016 by Namissa Théra Sow, a young entrepreneur from Mali.  First, the young woman was merely wearing garments made up with African fabrics from a traditional production. She began to … Continue reading Ikalook, the Malian touch for your next night out

Charlotte Mensah’s Manketti Oil Hair, your next best friend

If your afro hair is driving you crazy for better or for worse, and if you are proud of it, but find it difficult to take care of at the same time, then you should go ahead and read this article to get to know Charlotte Mensah and her haircare collection. For sure, your issues will belong to the past and you will soon be … Continue reading Charlotte Mensah’s Manketti Oil Hair, your next best friend

DMX passes away at the age of fifty

One more artist in heaven. A childhood friend was telling me lately that many, too many rap singers had bid farewell over the last few years. Quite true. Prodigy (2017), Mac Miller (2018), Nipsey Hussle (2019), MF Doom (2020)…The macabre list grew longer this week with the death of Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, at the age of fifty years old in a New York hospital. … Continue reading DMX passes away at the age of fifty

Who wants a little bit of gnonmi?

If you go to Abidjan, or any other place in Ivory Coast, you will fall in love with the local gastronomy for sure. Everyone now knows the secrets of alloco and attiéké, with some fish or chicken, as you wish. People are also starting to discover some other dishes like foutou with its sauce: djoumblé, eggplant, kopè…What about some garba? You are more into sweet … Continue reading Who wants a little bit of gnonmi?

Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

Ten years after the case was opened, the final decision was given at last, and it is going to make some happy people. The court of appeal of the International Criminal Court confirmed Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal last Wednesday and thus dismisses all the charges against the former president of Ivory Coast (2000-2010) and Charles Blé Goudé.  The case dates back to 2010-2011: Gbagbo was charged … Continue reading Laurent Gbagbo definitely acquitted, an upcoming comeback in Ivory Coast?

A solo album for Mr P?

Three years ago, the famous musical group P Square was breaking up, due to family tensions that compelled the twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye to stop a successful collaboration which had begun in 2003. That collaboration brought both artists, through their musical style, to pick up awards and distinctions to become one of the greatest afrobeat groups of the continent.  The Nigerian singers and … Continue reading A solo album for Mr P?

Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko

Is there a political curse in Ivory Coast at the post of Prime Minister? Without being superstitious, the question deserves to be raised. On march 10th 2021, Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko tragically passed away in Germany as a result of cancer. He had been replacing Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the former Prime Minister who suddenly died in exercising his duties as well, in July 2020. Ivory … Continue reading Sudden death of Ivorian Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko

Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed

The recent crisis that hit Senegal lately is much more than a simple protest after the arrest of Ousmane Sonko. His interpellation was actually the trigger that enabled the Senegalese population to set free all their frustration and dissatisfaction over the last few years, sometimes not even related to Ousmane Sonko. The main contender of Senegalese president Macky Sall was put under arrest on Wednesday … Continue reading Riots in Senegal, youth unleashed