Alain Foka: the African journalist passionate about history and culture

Alain Foka: the African journalist passionate about history and culture

Alain Foka is a French journalist, radio and television host of Cameroonian origin, born November 14, 1955 in Douala. He is mainly known for his program “Mémoire d’un continent” broadcast on RFI (Radio France Internationale) and “L’Afrique en marche” on France 24. Committed and passionate about African history and culture, Alain Foka is a true ambassador of Africa through the media.

Promising beginnings

Alain Foka began his career in the media in 1980 by joining the Cameroonian television channel CRTV. His talent and perseverance quickly enabled him to get noticed and in 1984 join the prestigious RFI as a journalist.

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A committed journalist

Alain Foka is above all a committed journalist. He uses his program “Mémoire d’un continent” to educate and inform about African history and culture, which are often overlooked or under-represented in the international media. This program, created in 1998, allows him to explore African history in all its facets, giving voice to historians, experts and witnesses of this rich and complex history.

A defender of Africa

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Alain Foka also advocates for Africa by denouncing the prejudices and stereotypes associated with it. He does not hesitate to address sensitive and controversial subjects, such as colonization, slavery, corruption and governance, to highlight the African reality and make the voice of the continent heard.

A prolific career

Throughout his career, Alain Foka has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Prix de la Francophonie in 2002 and the Grand Prix des media de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie in 2004. In addition to his radio and television, he has also written several books, thus contributing to the preservation and dissemination of African history.

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Alain Foka is a passionate and committed journalist who has used his voice and his talent to highlight African history and culture. Over the years, he has become an emblematic figure of African journalism, whose work is recognized and appreciated both in Africa and internationally.

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