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MOROCCO – The singer Oum offered a concert to her fans



«Happy to make an appointment for a concert on the channels of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi to present “Daba”», it is the announcement of the Moroccan singer and composer Oum on her official page. The diva offered a concert broadcast on the YouTube channel and on the Facebook page of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation Wednesday, February 24, 2021, a special occasion for its many fans to discover its fifth album entitled “Daba”. She also plans a tour in March 2021, again in the promotion of her new album.

The diva offered a concert broadcast on the YouTube channel and on the Facebook page of the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. This digital concert allowed the Moroccan singer, Oum, to tap into her musical repertoire and to vibrate the Internet users that she kept in suspense for several hours. Sensational songs one after the other to the rhythms of his last album «Daba», which now in Darija, released on August 30, 2019. An album recorded in Berlin that overflows with sensuality and captivating rhythms, coming from the singular artistic identity of Oum and the artistic director of the album, the Palestinian singer and lutenist Kamilya Jubran. 

The concert : 

The initiators of this concert, in this case the Cultural Foundation of Abu Dhabi, chose Oum because they know what it represents in the musical world. Oum made his way through hearts and history with incredible voices and sounds from his native land. The Moroccan singer-songwriter writes in Darija, the native dialect of Moroccan Arabic, and is associated with the Nayda urban music movement.”

This concert, widely followed on social networks, was a real success for the Organizing Foundation. The tracks of the album Daba captured the attention and sensitivity of an audience in a trance. 

It combines traditional Arab and Saharawi elements, and discreet borrowings from more contemporary aesthetics, namely soul, jazz and electro trance. In this album, Oum also raises current issues such as the constant threat to nature, the phenomenon of illegal emigration and the status of women in today’s world.

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Oum, whose real name was Oum El Ghaït Benessahraoui, was born on 18 April 1978 in Casablanca but she grew up in Marrakech.She is a singer of soul music, mixed with influences like Hassanya poetry (Moroccan desert culture) and African rhythms. She presented her first album Lik’ in May 2009 in Casablanca. Then, in January 2010, Whowa, first single of her second album Sweerty, came out with a music video. Two years later, precisely in July 2012, she released Harguin a collaboration with the Blitz Ambassador on the theme of illegal immigration from sub-Saharan Africa.

The famous singer was invited to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of International Women’s Day to give a concert on 7 March 2012. 

His discography
2015 Zarabi
2013 Soul of Morocco
2012 Sweerty
2009 Lik’Oum

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Robert Beugré Mambé reassured after an infrastructure visit




Yamoussoukro, December 26, 2023- After an impregnation visit of the Charles Konan-Banny stadium in Yamoussoukro, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, the Prime Minister, Minister of Sport and Living Environment, Robert Beugré Mambé, said reassured. The stadium, he said, is ready to host Group C matches from Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea and The Gambia.

‘What we have seen is reassuring. Technically, from the equipment point of view, we are ready at the Yamoussoukro stadium. But we will remain vigilant until the end,” said Robert Beugré Mambé.

The Prime Minister called for on-call teams to be set up in all sectors. We will have specialists permanently because Côte d’Ivoire wants to be up to date, in all circumstances, with the expected benefits of this great country. We have given indications that vigilance is needed,’ insisted the Head of Government.

For this visit, which is part of the visits of infrastructure related to the CAN 2023, the Vice-President of the Republic, Tiémoko Meyliet Koné, accompanied by the Prime Minister and other members of the government, visited the host infrastructure, in particular the President’s Hotel where official delegations will stay.

CAN 2023 is scheduled from January 13 to February 11, 2024 in Côte d’Ivoire with 24 teams.


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AFIS AWARDS 2023: Brvm wins Innovative Deal of the Year award



The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), received the Innovative Deal of the Year Award from the AFIS AWARDS 2023, in conjunction with the SGI EDC Investment Corporation. It was on the occasion of the African Financial Industry Summit (AFIS), held in Lomé (Togo), on November 15 and 16, 2023.

A statement from the Brvm informs that this prize is awarded relative to the success of the introduction to the BRVM of Orange Côte d’Ivoire, on December 30, 2022, with a record capitalization at the introduction of 1538.19 billion Cfa francs.

The document reports that the distinction made to the BRVM through the «Innovative Deal of the Year» Award reflects the recognition of the African financial industry to a rare transaction in recent times on the markets (partial privatization by IPO) which raised the WAEMU stock market to fifth place on African stock exchanges in terms of capitalisation in September 2023.
Dr Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE expressed the gratitude of the BRVM, its Board of Directors, its General Management and all its staff who are honoured to receive this distinction. It is the culmination of the efforts undertaken over several years in terms of promoting the regional financial market and innovation.

Dr AMENOUNVE took the opportunity to express his deep gratitude to the Ivorian Government and its Privatization Committee whose vision and leadership he praised. He thanked them for their ongoing concern for the BRVM. The public offer to sell the shares of Orange Côte d’Ivoire was arranged and conducted by SGI EDC Investment Corporation (Ecobank Group) co-winner of the prize.

Initiated by Jeune Afrique Media Groupe (JAMG) in partnership with Mazars, the AFIS Awards annually reward five categories of companies and individuals who have contributed significantly to the growth of the African financial sector.

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BURKINA FASO – Captain Traoré: “We are not enemies of the French people”



Burkina Faso is not “enemy” of the “French people”, said Captain Ibrahim Traoré, transitional president, following a coup d’état, in an interview broadcast Wednesday, September 06, 2023 by Radio television of Burkina (RTB, public.

“We are not enemies with the French people, it is the policy of those who lead France that poses a problem in Africa, so as long as a state is not in an imperialist spirit (…) there is no problem,” he said in the interview recorded on 31 August.

Burkina has been looking for new cooperation ever since. We have new partners who support us in terms of equipment and so on,’ he added, without naming them.

Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister, Olivia Rouamba, on Monday expressed her country’s desire to “strengthen bilateral cooperation” with Iran, during a meeting in Tehran with President Ebrahim Raïssi.

A Russian delegation exchanged with Mr. Traoré last week in Ouagadougou, on issues of development and military cooperation and Captain Traoré went to Saint Petersburg in July for the Russia-Africa summit.

He reaffirmed his country’s support for Niger, the scene of a coup d’état on 26 July, with which Burkina shares the so-called “three-border” zone between Mali, Niger and Burkina, considered a hideout of jihadist groups.

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