“Affondo” wins a new award !

The 2013 Africa-Italy Excellence Awards declared Prof. Jean-Baptiste Sourou the winner of the category Best Writer/Author thanks to his book “Affondo” or The Drowned Dreams of Africans.
.Yearly, Africans in the Diaspora that show the greatest promise of contribution to human well-being, through the creation and application of their activities, intellect and knowledge, are awarded. This is to encourage and support the award winners to showcase their impact on their communities on the local, national and international levels, especially the practical application or creation of jobs and wealth which will generate substantial value for Africans in the Diaspora and in Africa.
Various professional areas are selected each year for the award, and subsequently, a period of time is allocated for the proposal of subjects in order for the AIEA to decide which themes are most important each year.
The selection of the prospective nominees to be awarded, begin from the calling on the general public to nominate a range of gallant personalities, through mails and social networks. Thereafter, the final nomination list is announced by the AIEA board members, at the end of a vetting by the Legal Affairs Committee composed by renowned experts in immigration, economics, and information. Appreciably, the general public possesses 55 percent of the votes via online voting, while the AIEA board has 45 percent. Winners of the various categories are then announced during the awards ceremony.

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“Affondo” in Assisi

C’est sous le patronage de la Ville d’Assise qu’aura lieu ce mercredi 29 janvier le lancement de Affondo à Assisi.

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Sunday Guest on Vatican Radio

During the week from November 23th to 30 th, Jean-Baptiste Sourou was the Sunday Guest of the French Section of Vatican Radio. The program host writers, religiousand researchers who have new ideas about social and religious questions in the contemporary world.
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“Affondo”: Nominated for the 2013 Africa Italy Excellence Awards /VOTE NOW!

foto profiloDr. Sourou’s book, “Affondo” or The Drowned Dreams of Africans has the nomination for the 2013 Africa Italy Excellence Awards. The public’s vote is requested. Everybody can vote for the nominees. Please VOTE NOW for this book on the endless flow of African immigration.
Dr. Sourou is the Green Star Category.
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The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 30th Novembre 2013.

“Affondo” this week on Vatican Radio

Jean-Baptiste Sourou is this week guest at the Program Punto e a Capo of Orizzonti Cristiani on Vatican Radio.
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“Affondo” launch in Rome: Act now to stop migrant deaths in Mediterranean, European and African leaders told

(Français) Dans le cadre d’une série de présentations prévues en Italie, le livre “Affondo”, lauréat du Prix International Award for Solidarity with Refugees 2013 a fait étape à Rome, le mercredi 23 octobre 2013. C’était en la Salle Marconi de Radio Vatican.

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Panama: Awarding Ceremony of the 2013 International Journalism and Media Awards

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Affondo, book on dangerous boat journeys to Europe to be launched in Rome

A new book exploring the dangerous boat journeys undertaken by Africans attempting to reach Europe will be officially launched in Rome on 23rd October 2013. It explores what happens to those who embark on these dangerous journeys, what happens to those who don’t make it, and the inhumane treatment reserved for those who are lucky to make it.

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The rights of the Family and the Challenges of the Contemporary World

The conference, held at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, ran Sept. 19-21 and is themed “The rights of the family and the challenges of the contemporary world.” It will include exhibitions as well as keynote addresses and contributions from renowned journalists in roundtable discussions.

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“Affondo” Awarded!

Prof. Sourou Jean-Baptiste book “Affondo” on African immigration in Italy and Europe has won a Honourable Mention of the International Award for Solidarity with Refugees

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