33-year-old Ange Didier Houon from Côte D’Ivoire in West Africa has sadly passed away today in a motorbike accident.

Popularly known as DJ Arafat, he was known for his Coupé-décalé amongst others…

Very tragic! The entertainment world has lost yet another icon. 

GONE TOO SOON

DJ Arafat Ivory Coast music star killed in road crash

Tributes from fellow African Celebrities has been pouring in. Family and fans are all in shock

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: DJ Arafat

 

Today marks a memory day in the lives of the children of Pokou-Kouamékro village of Gagnoa, Côte D’ivoire as the school ‘The Didier Drogba Foundation’ built, opens its door to the children. 


The new primary school called EPP Didier Drogba comprises of  7 classroom facility (6 classrooms, a kindergarten class) also has a football pitch, housing allocations for teachers Thanks to The Didier Drogba Foundation supported by  Nestlé and ICI (International Cocoa Initiative)  almost 300+ children can now have a well deserved education.

 

‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people’

Bravo grand homme!

‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people… Until we next time check out 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇  👇

 

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We sometimes forget how lucky we are to have our parents alive and how these kids are alone” ~ Didier Drogba‪Didier Drogba Foundation‬’s

 

Ivorian football star Didier Drogba has been captain of the Côte d’Ivoire national team for the last decade. Drogba‬ has the distinction of being highest goal-scorer of any foreign player in the Premier League, and was even voted the best Chelsea player by supporters of the club in 2012. But beneath the surface, there are many things you didn’t know about Didier Drogba.

Didier Drogba wants all his followers repost this.
Didier Drogba wants all his followers to repost this.

1.Drogba’s mother, Name, nicknamed him “Tito” after President Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, whom she greatly admired. 2.He was sent to live with his uncle in France at a young age 3.He was reunited with his parents in 1993 after they moved to France. 4.He’s the most expensive Ivorian player in history. 5.Both his brothers are footballers. 6.Drogba was the first African player to score 100 premier league goals.

7.He was also the first player to be sent off in a European Cup final for violent conduct. 8.Drogba used his position to help the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire. 9.Drogba was appointed a goodwill ambassador for the UN in 2007. 10.The Didier Drogba Foundation‬’s first initiative was to build a hospital in Abidjan Drogba is a True Touch of Class!

The Ivorian professional footballer took to his Instagram page to today, December 21st 2016 with the photos and caption below:

‘Petite visite à l’orphelinat d’Adiaké pour apporter de la joie de l’affection à ces enfants seuls. On ne réalise pas toujours à quel point nous sommes chanceux d’avoir nos parents à nos côtés. An emotional stop at this orphanage from Adiaké, outside Abidjan to give some love and some present to this orphans with different but heartbreaking stories. We sometimes forget how lucky we are to have our parents alive and how these kids are alone. ” ~Didier Drogba

He was also at Abrabo’s school  Abidjan yesterday. 

”Très belle journée hier avec cette remise de cadeau de Noël pour les enfants de l’école de Abrabo…Had an amazing time yesterday with didier drogba foundation giving away some Christmas presents to this kids from Abrabo’s school outside Abidjan….”

God continue to bless you!

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Keep up the good work!  Credit: Didier Drogba

Black Stars vice captain and 2015 Afcon top scorer Andre Ayew told reporters upon the team’s arrival in Accra on Monday.

“The feeling of losing a second Afcon final got me very emotional and I couldn’t control it. It was really difficult for me to take.

“I thought we just deserved the trophy. We played well and put in a lot of effort,” the pain of a second loss after Sunday’s encounter against Cote d’Ivoire was too much all Ghanaians especially the players who put in more than 100%!….“It was very difficult to accept the loss, but that is football. We are hoping that we win it next time,” Asamoah Gyan

Ayew Explains Tears. Ayew Explains Tears

Many including the Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga, Cote d’Ivoire coach Herve Renard, his junior brother Jordan Ayew tried in vain to console the talismanic midfielder.

Cote d’Ivoire  beat Ghana under the same circumstances in 1992 when his father Abedi Pele was captain of the Black Stars “When again are we going to come this close? It is very unfortunate.

Am sure Ghana will take home the Afcon cup next time.

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The 16 finalists of this year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of 10 million dollars with the eventual champions on February 8 in Bata earning $1.5 million.

The 16 finalists of this year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea will share a total of 10 million dollars with the eventual champions on February 8 in Bata earning $1.5 million.

According to a special CAF media guide for Equatorial 2015, beaten finalists will cash in a million dollars with the other two semi-finalists carting home $750,000 each.

A further breakdown of the prize will see quarterfinalists each guaranteed $600,000.

The third-placed teams in each of the first round groups will pocket $500,000 while the bottom teams get $400,000 each.

Nigeria won the 2013 AFCON in South Africa after they pipped fellow West Africans Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.

AFCON2015 final is tomorrow… 2 extremely good teams will be playing. Black Stars of Ghana vs. Les Éléphants de Cote D’ivoire… one thing is for sure is a game not to be missed!

Ghana’s Ayew brothers, André Ayew and Jordan Ayew, Ivory Coast’s Touré brothers Yaya Touré and Kolo Touré, Also the like of Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu…..

Ghana Vs Ivory Coast.

4- time champion Ghana last won the African Cup in 1982 almost 33 years ago… Ivory Coast on the other hand has gone 23 years since taking the cup.

Who will you be cheering for?

The match takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. GMT.

 

New railway network aims to boost inter regional tradeA new railway network is underway to link 7 West African countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Togo 

On the dual carriageway linking the main airport to downtown Niamey, the capital of Niger, workers are busy digging trenches in the middle of the island separating the lanes, and laying tracks where rows of lampposts once stood. They are racing against the clock to build a thousand-kilometre stretch of a regional network that will connect Niamey to the West African seaport of Cotonou, Benin. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

“We’ve waited so long for the train to arrive,” quipped Nigerien president Mohamadou Issoufou as he ushered his counterparts from Benin and Togo into a brand-new carriage on a muggy day in April 2014. The symbolic ride lasted for only a few minutes. “History is in the making,” said President Issoufou.

Building a railroad network along the West African coast from Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to Lomé in Togo has been talked about for years. The network is expected to boost trade among Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Togo. After several delays, the project is now firmly back on track following the decision by the exclusively francophone Conseil de l’Entente (Council of Accord), the oldest West African subregional cooperation forum, to start construction. Niger and Benin started working on their stretch of the project in April, to be followed by Burkina Faso and Togo shortly thereafter. Continue here.

What an exciting news! We all can’t wait!

Source: Africa Renewal

Bronze medal for Ghana in 2014 Marrakech women 4x100m relay the fastest time in 14yrs !
Ghana’s women’s 4x100m relay team ran the fastest time by a Ghanaian female team at an African Athletics Championship since 2000, after grabbing a bronze medal at the 19th edition of the Confederation of African Athletics Championship in Marrakech, Morocco.

Ghana’s quartet took third place in 44.06 behind winners Nigeria 43.56 and second placed Cote D’Ivoire 43.99.

Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman and Janet Amponsah also ran the third fastest 4x100m time (44.06secs) by a Ghanaian relay team at an African Championship in the past 20 years.

The 1998 and 2000 relay teams run 43.89 secs and 43.99 respectively.

Having won a silver medal in a time of 44.35 at the 2012 African Championship in Benin, the relay team which included three surviving members, Janet, Flings and Beatrice, set out on their journey to claim the ultimate in Morocco.

Flings Owusu-Agyapong started for the team, with debutant Gemma Acheampong handing off to Beatrice Gyaman and Janet Amponsah running the anchor.

Flings’s start was strong, comfortably keeping pace with Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire and Gemma Acheampong ran another impressive back straight as she did in the semi final, Beatrice Gyaman run a decent curve and Janet Amponsah finished off to grab third place.

Ghana has participated in eight editions of the African Championships since 2000 and the 4x100m quartet wrote their names into the history books as one of the best teams with their time.

Sprinter Flings Owusu-Agyapong reflected on the relay team’s achievement saying, “It felt good to win that medal, but more importantly it felt good to have run that time which is very close to qualifying for the world championships next year.”