Author: Gérard Dawa

Gérard Dawa, journalist and reporter at Afro impact. Holder of a professional license in journalism obtained at ENSTIC-UAC in Benin, I am passionate about issues of health, culture and sport. I also worked in radio station and I am an active member of the PMS "Platforme Médias et Santé" of Benin. I have 8 years of experience in journalism.

The Institute of Artisans of Justice and Peace (IAJP) commemorates 25 years of existence. To mark the event with a special seal, a pontifical mass will be said this Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Chant d’Oiseau in Cotonou. An initiative that serves as thanksgiving to God for the journey already made and the one to come. The pontifical mass commemorating the silver anniversary of the Institute of Artisans of Justice and Peace (IAJP) took place on the morning of Friday, January 6, 2023. Ecclesiastical authorities, political-administrative authorities and other important personalities joined the leaders of the IAJP, to give…

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The 3rd edition of the Animated Trimester started on 19 September and ended on 16 December 2022. This program, supported by the Benin Association of Animated Image Filmmakers (ACIAB), introduced 15 young people to the animation film industry. Now well equipped by professionals in the field, these young talents are in pole position to conquer the job market. The ceremony of awarding the certificate of completion of training to 15 young beneficiaries of the program “The Animated Trimester”, took place in the presence of several distinguished guests and partners of the ACIAB, namely the Conrad GBAGUIDI Foundation represented by its…

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The followers of the Thron Kpéto Déka Alafia deity are hastily preparing to celebrate the festival of light on Saturday 24 December. The aim of this ceremony is to start the New Year in the best possible way. Everything is ready at the convent of Hounnongan Ayinahen Assogba Baba Agbakodjina, great dignitary of the Thron cult, to commemorate the 2022 edition of the festival of light.The ceremonies start with a series of rituals and prayers to ward off bad luck in families and at the level of the whole nation. According to Hounnongan Ayinahen Assogba, the festival of light is…

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On Sunday 18 December, the final match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup took place. A historic final that pitted Lionel Messi’s Argentina against Kylian Mbappé’s France. The match was fair between the two teams until the penalty shoot-out, when Argentina emerged victorious. It is in a stadium full of people and in front of high authorities such as the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, the Emir of Qatar and others, that the final of the World Cup Qatar 2022 was played. France and Argentina, the two finalist teams, played a historic match. The Argentina-France…

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The only African team left for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has played its match for the semi-finals. Against France, Morocco lost the duel with two goals conceded and none scored. Nevertheless, the Atlas Lions will be able to write a great story by illustrating themselves in the classification match against Croatia next Saturday. A dream has been shattered for the Moroccan team which will not reach the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Facing the French, the Atlas Lions capitulated on Wednesday 14 December by conceding 2 goals. With an entirely weak and porous defence, Morocco were caught…

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The Atlas Lions of Morocco played their quarter-final match on Saturday 10 December. Against the Portuguese, Morocco achieved a feat by eliminating the opponent and going to the semi-finals. The match ended with a score of one goal to zero. Morocco achieved another feat after eliminating Spain in the round of 16. On Saturday 10 December, the Atlas Lions got the better of Portugal’s legend Cristiano Ronaldo. 1-0 is the score of this famous game. The goal came 42 minutes into the first half and was scored by Y. En-Nesyri. The goal conceded by the Portuguese did not go unanswered.…

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The 20th symposium of the Institute of Artisans of Justice and Peace (IAJP) started on Thursday 2 December and ended on Friday 3 December 2022 at the Chant d’Oiseau in Cotonou. These meetings, which also mark the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the creation of this institute, enabled the various actors invited to consult each other and then to make resolutions. These five resolutions sound like the IAJP’s solemn appeal to all Beninese citizens to commit themselves responsibly to the vitality of democracy and the legitimacy of parliament. Two main themes were at the heart of the 20th IAJP…

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Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are out of the 2022 World Cup. Despite their victory against France on Wednesday 30 November, the Tunisian eagle has unfortunately not taken off. As for the Atlas Lions of Morocco, they came to the end of Canada. The victory makes Morocco the second African nation to reach the last 16 after Senegal. On Wednesday 30 November, Tunisia faced France. Already leading their group, this match is not a big issue for the French. But for the Carthage Eagles, it is a glimmer of hope to see themselves in the last 16 provided that Denmark beat Australia.…

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Under the aegis of the Episcopal Conference of Benin (CEB), the Institute of Artisans of Justice and Peace – Centre de Recherche et de Formation Le Chant d’Oiseau (IAJP/CO) has been organising its 20th symposium since Thursday 1 December 2022. This event also marks the 25th anniversary of the Institute, which serves peace and social cohesion. Several political-administrative, religious and other leaders were all present at this intellectual meeting whose aim is to consolidate democracy in Benin. “Inducing a new work culture in Benin for a mature democracy”. This is the theme chosen by the IAJP/CO for the year 2022.…

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The Lions of Teranga of Senegal played their third group match on Tuesday 29 November. Against the Ecuadorian team, they snatched their qualifying ticket for the round of 16. Senegal is the first African nation to reach this stage of the competition so far. Senegal and Ecuador were separated by a score of 2 goals to 1 after 90 minutes of play and six minutes of extra time. This match in favour of the Lions of Teranga, allows Senegal to advance to the eighth round. A feat achieved thanks to goals from Ismaïla Sarr and Kalidou Koulibaly. Indeed, the first…

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