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Discover Africa-Newsroom.com, APO’s new press release distribution platform dedicated to Africa

APO-Source, the first database of press releases related to Africa will be discontinued at the end of the year after 8 years of operation

Starting today, we invite you to visit Africa-Newsroom.com, APO’s new press release distribution platform dedicated to Africa.

Africa-Newsroom.com is available in four languages (English, French, Arabic and Portuguese), each with its own Twitter feed. It features a powerful internal search engine allowing you to search press releases per country, industry, subject, and publication time. You are also able to search for multimedia content specifically.

Journalists will be able to copy, share, download, embed, create customized RSS feeds, create customized email feeds, create customized FTP feeds, create customized widgets, and take the content to other websites for all major CMS types.

Journalists are encouraged to create a profile on Africa-Newsroom.com to access even more powerful features including preference settings, homepage personalization, dedicated news feeds, and more.

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Découvrez Africa-Newsroom.com, la nouvelle plate-forme de distribution de communiqués de presse liés à l’Afrique

Créée en 2007, APO-Source, la première base de données de communiqués de presse liés à l’Afrique sera supprimé à la fin de l’année

Nous vous invitons dés maintenant à découvrir Africa-Newsroom.com, la nouvelle plate-forme de distribution de communiqués de presse liés à l’Afrique.

Africa-Newsroom.com est disponible en quatre langues (anglais, français, arabe et portugais), chacune avec son propre compte Twitter. Le site dispose également d’un puissant moteur de recherche interne vous permettant de rechercher des communiqués de presse par pays, par secteur d’activité, sujet, date de publication. Vous pouvez également rechercher spécifiquement du contenu multimédia.

Les journalistes seront en mesure de copier, partager, télécharger, intégrer (embed), créer des flux RSS personnalisés, créer des alertes email personnalisées, créer des FTP personnalisés, créer des widgets personnalisés, et de prendre le contenu pour l’intégrer sur d’autres sites Web.

Les journalistes sont encouragés à créer un profil sur Africa-Newsroom.com pour accéder à encore plus de fonctionnalités, dont des paramètres de personnalisation avancés, la personnalisation de la page d’accueil et des flux de communiqués de presse, et plus encore.

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday approved a $ 124.2 million loan to finance the Urban Water Sector Reform and Akure Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Nigeria. The amount includes an African Growing Together Fund (AGTF) loan of $20 million. The overall project cost is $222.69 million and will span five years from 2020-2025. The project is set to… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-african-development-bank-approves-1242-million-loan-for-water-sector-reforms-in-akure-to-improve-access-to-safe-drinking-water-and-sanitation?lang=en

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors today approved a €20 million loan to strengthen the private sector’s role in Cape Verde’s economic growth. Bank funding will support the second phase of the Private Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Programme (PSC-LED-II). The multi-partner project will extend fiscal 2019 budget support to the government of… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-commits-euro20-million-to-boost-private-sector-competitiveness-in-cape-verde?lang=en

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola, 31, was one of two thousand students who took part in the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-banks-digital-skills-training-benefits-women?lang=en

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Awash Bank have announced a new partnership that will make up to US $6.4 million in financing available to microfinance institutions and small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses in Ethiopia. Under a USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) agreement, this program will expand commercial bank lending into underserved areas and provide… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-and-awash-bank-partnership-expands-64-million-in-credit-opportunities-to-agriculture-enterprises-in-ethiopia?lang=en

Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African Development Bank and African Development Fund… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/kenya-and-tanzania-over-3-million-people-to-benefit-from-african-development-banks-euro345-million-road-construction-support?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 13 December 2019

New ambassadors from Egypt, Kosovo and Montenegro

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 12 December 2019.

The ambassadors were the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr Amr Ramadan, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Mr Uliks Emra and the Ambassador of Montenegro, H.E. Mr Mirsad BiboviÄ (resident in Podorica). Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-ambassadors-from-egypt-kosovo-and-montenegro?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 13 December 2019

The Republic of Kenya’s National Day

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations to the people of Kenya on the occasion of Kenya’s 56th Jamhuri Day. This year, we reflect on the increasingly strong bonds between the United States and Kenya following the elevation of our relationship to a strategic partnership and the launch of the inaugural Bilateral… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-republic-of-kenyas-national-day?lang=en

Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and in the region. Red Cross teams across Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia are scaling up their response to emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity. “This year’s drought is unprecedented, causing food shortages on a scale we have never seen here before,” said Dr… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/immediate-action-needed-as-millions-face-hunger-in-southern-africa-warns-the-red-cross?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 12 December 2019

India condemns terrorist attack in Niger

India condemns the terrorist attack in the western region of Niger on 10 December, 2019, where more than 70 have been killed and many injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Niger. India stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Niger in the fight against terrorism. India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/india-condemns-terrorist-attack-in-niger?lang=en

The southern Egyptian city of Aswan witnessed the launch of the first edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, taking place on 11 and 12 December 2019. The forum provides a high-level and multi-stakeholder platform discussion on the interlinkages between sustaining peace and sustainable development in Africa. The Aswan Forum brings together heads of states and governments, leaders… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/aswan-forum-2019-undps-experts-discuss-interlinkages-between-sustaining-peace-and-development-in-africa?lang=en

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have helped 5,087 Somali refugees return home from Yemen since 2017. In this latest departure, a boat carrying 145 Somali refugees left the Port of Aden today, and will arrive at the Port of Berbera Friday, 13 December. The voluntary returns are part of UNHCR’s Assisted Spontaneous Return… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees-unhcr-and-international-organization-for-migration-iom-over-5000-somali-refugees-voluntarily-returned-home-from-yemen-since-2017?lang=en

La Banque africaine de développement (https://www.AfDB.org/)s’est associée à deux partenaires majeurs du développement pour présenter, ce mardi à la Conférence sur le climat (COP25) à Madrid, une application numérique destinée à aider les pays africains à mettre en œuvre, de façon simultanée, les grandes initiatives internationales. Le « Guide de planification intégrée en Afrique… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/la-conference-sur-le-climat-cop25–la-banque-africaine-de-developpement-presente-un-guide-numerique-pour-aider-les-pays-africains-a-mettre-en-oeuvre-les-programmes-internationaux?lang=fr

Donors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Thursday agreed to commit $7.6 billion to speed up growth in Africa’s poorest nations and help lift millions out of poverty. This fifteenth replenishment of the ADF (ADF-15), up 32% from the previous cycle, sends a strong signal of trust in the Fund, which is the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/). The… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/correction-african-development-fund-adf15-replenishment-donors-commit-76-billion-a-32-boost-from-last-replenishment-in-support-of-africas-lowincome-fragile-countries?lang=en

There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers called for a united front to tackle the challenges of climate change in Africa. In the opening statement for Africa Day on Tuesday, Yasmin Fouad, Egypt’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, on behalf of the African… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/25th-united-nations-climate-change-conference-cop-25-africas-future-depends-on-solidarity-leaders-and-development-partners-rally-around-climate-change-goals?lang=en

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) have agreed to jointly develop a blueprint for a pan-continental electricity network and market. The agreement to set up a Continental Power System Master Plan between the Bank and AUDA-NEPAD was unveiled, on November 29th, during a three-day workshop on the sidelines of Programme for Infrastructure Development… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-and-african-union-to-rollout-a-continentwide-electricity-market-masterplan?lang=en

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named an unchanged tournament squad for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, which kicks off on Friday at the Cape Town Stadium. Siviwe Soyizwapi will lead the same 11 men on the field that left Dubai last weekend as gold medal winners, a feat that will see them running out in front of their home fans as first seeds and early leaders in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/powell-keeps-the-faith-as-blitzboks-gear-up-for-cape-town?lang=en

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year — reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also grew, while the presence of miners dropped by more than a half. These… Read more on https://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/malware-variety-grows-by-137-in-2019-due-to-web-skimmers?lang=en

É aquela época do ano novamente. As lojas estão exibindo as suas decorações de Natal, a música do Michael Bublé já está enchendo os corredores e as crianças em todo o mundo já estão criando as suas listas de desejos de brinquedos e dispositivos que podem ser apenas o sabor da semana até que os mesmos se encontrem em uma caixa debaixo da cama ou atrás da meia até fevereiro. Neste Natal,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/give-them-a-gift-that-will-make-them-smarter-this-christmas?lang=pt

C’est à nouveau cette époque de l’année. Les magasins exhibent leurs décorations de Noël, la musique de Michael Bublé résonne dans les allées et les enfants à travers le monde sont en train d’écrire leurs souhaits de jouets et de gadgets au Père Noël, qui se retrouveront bientôt dans une boite sous le lit ou au fond du tiroir à chaussette d’ici le mois de février. Pourquoi ne… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/give-them-a-gift-that-will-make-them-smarter-this-christmas?lang=fr

It is that time of the year again. Stores are displaying their Christmas decorations, Michael Bublé music is already filling up the aisles and children throughout the world are already creating their wish list of toys and gadgets that may only be the flavour of the week until, it finds itself in a box under the bed, or behind the sock drawer by February. This Christmas, why not give them a gift that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/give-them-a-gift-that-will-make-them-smarter-this-christmas?lang=en

Dans la vallée de Boukitingho, en Basse-Casamance, les jeunes et les femmes s’activent dans les champs rizicoles. Tokyo, l’un d’eux, est tout heureux. « Grâce à la digue construite par le P2RS, nous pouvons labourer toutes les parcelles alors qu’avant, on ne pouvait labourer qu’une ou deux parcelles à cause de la rareté de l’eau », explique-t-il. Le P2RS est le Programme de renforcement… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/senegal–la-desalinisation-des-terres-donne-un-nouveau-souffle-a-la-production-agricole-avec-le-soutien-de-la-banque-africaine-de-developpement?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 12 December 2019

Get Into Rugby (GIR) Nord Togo

Mise en œuvre du projet à Sotouboua ce mercredi Le Directeur technique de la Fédération Togolaise de Rugby, Ouro-Koumoni Mahawiya, a donné le ton de la mise en œuvre du projet GIR Nord, ce mercredi 11 décembre à Sotouboua, chef-lieu de la préfecture de Sotouboua (région centrale du Togo, Près de 288 kilomètres au nord de la capitale Lomé). Lancé le samedi 08 décembre dernier par le… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/get-into-rugby-gir-nord-togo?lang=fr

“Sometimes, it looks to me like surgery in the belly of an ancient beast,” says Herbert Chinokoro, senior water and sanitation engineer at the African Development Bank’s Country Office in Lusaka, Zambia. He is describing the scene along the streets of the capital, Lusaka, where earthmovers and excavators were digging out disused water pipelines from a major trench and replacing them with new… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/zambia-african-development-bank-and-partners-improving-sanitation-for-lusakas-lowincome-suburbs?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 12 December 2019

ONOMO Hôtels rachète BON Hôtels

Avec l’annonce, aujourd’hui, de l’acquisition de BON Hôtels par ONOMO Hôtels (www.OnomoHotel.com), l’industrie de l’hôtellerie sur le continent africain connait un changement de taille. Cette acquisition donne à ONOMO Hôtels une participation majoritaire à hauteur de 60,1% dans BON Hôtels. “ONOMO Hotel consolide davantage son positionnement dans le marché africain de l’hôtellerie et de la… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/onomo-hotels-acquires-bon-hotels-creating-a-powerful-panafrican-hospitality-player?lang=fr

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