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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 Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe will lead an investment roadshow to Shanghai, China aimed at wooing investors to the South African Special Economic Zones (SEZs) from 26-31 May 2018. The roadshow will give representatives of the South African government, implementers of the SEZ Programme and SEZs to present the value-proposition of South African SEZs to potential investors… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-deputy-minister-magwanishe-to-lead-mission-to-china-to-woo-investors-to-local-economic-zones?lang=en

The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative (JSR) Jeremiah Mamabolo has concluded a two day visit to oversee progress on the establishment of the Mission’s temporary operating base in Golo, Jebel Marra. On arrival, UNAMID personnel working on the ground briefed him on the current security situation and the challenges faced, including rough terrain,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-unionunited-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-joint-special-representative-jsr-visits-golo-and-expresses-concern-over-reports-of-recent-clashes-and-displacement-in-jebel-marra?lang=en

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea joined Giza Governor General Mohamed Kamal El Daly to inaugurate the first community hub for women and girls in Imbaba. “The United States is committed to supporting the Government of Egypt’s efforts to ensure that women and girls are socially, economically, and politically empowered in public spaces” said U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea. “One… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-goe-inaugurate-community-hub-for-women-and-girls-in-imbaba?lang=en

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (https://am.AfDB.org/en) in Busan, Korea. “Africa’s economic… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-group-annual-meetings-regional-cooperation-structural-reforms-key-to-economic-transformation?lang=en

The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation. “We must remain vigilant and we need to continue strengthening community based-surveillance. The risk of spreading within the country and to neighbouring nations remains… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-congo-red-cross-warns-against-complacency-in-ebola-response-expands-operation?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 May 2018

Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according to a paper published today by the UN Human Rights Office… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/healthcare-under-attack-in-libya?lang=en

In response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), UNICEF and other partners including the Ministry of Health of Guinea, to conduct vaccination against Ebola for people at high risk of infection in affected health zones. On 21 May 2018, ring vaccination started along with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ebola-virus-disease–democratic-republic-of-the-congo-update-on-ring-vaccination?lang=en

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will lead a South African business delegation to the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition (VivaTech) that will take place in Paris, France from 24 to 26 May 2018. The VivaTech conference and exhibition is dedicated to innovation and digital transformation focused on start-ups. The event will have a strong focus on Africa, with more than 200 start-ups… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-davies-to-lead-south-african-business-delegation-to-viva-technology-conference-and-exhibition-in-france?lang=en

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya: Thank you very much, Madam President. Thank you to Ambassador Skoog for his briefing. And let me also very much welcome the briefing of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan Salamé, and also for your report. We fully your work and your efforts,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/a-peaceful-secure-prosperous-libya-through-credible-elections?lang=en

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (May 21, 2018) announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. She will succeed Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership and dedicated service during his tenure. Ms. Msuya has since 2017 served as Adviser… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-secretarygeneral-appoints-joyce-msuya-of-tanzania-as-assistant-secretarygeneral-deputy-executive-director-at-united-nations-environment-programme?lang=en

A vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola is soon to begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to UK aid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The vaccine was developed in trials funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) and Wellcome after the last major Ebola outbreak in 2014. Gavi, with DFID support, is funding the transport of vaccines to the affected areas… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/how-the-uk-is-helping-to-tackle-ebola-in-the-drc?lang=en

Les lauréats des Trophées African Banker 2018 ([http://AfricanBankerAwards.com](http://africanbankerawards.com/)) ont été annoncés lors d’un prestigieux dîner de gala à Busan, en Corée du Sud. Les Trophées, organisés chaque année en marge des Assemblées générales annuelles de la Banque africaine de développement, rendent hommage à l’excellence dans les secteurs de la banque et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/east-african-banks-dominate-this-years-african-banker-awards?lang=fr

Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards ([http://AfricanBankerAwards.com](http://africanbankerawards.com/)) have been announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Busan, South Korea. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent. East Africa dominated the awards this year. The CEO… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/east-african-banks-dominate-this-years-african-banker-awards?lang=en

– Mobiliser les ressources domestiques pour financer l’industrialisation du continent – L’Afrique et la Corée veulent ouvrir de nouveaux axes de coopération L’émir de Kano, Sanussi II Lamido, ancien gouverneur de la Banque centrale du Nigeria, a exhorté mardi à Busan, en Corée, les États africains à faire plus de transparence dans la gestion de leur économie, estimant que la corruption… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/en-afrique-le-fardeau-de-la-corruption-freine-la-transformation-economique-affirme-sanussi-ii-lamido?lang=fr

The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support of WHO and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in affected health zones. Health workers operating in affected areas are being vaccinated today and community outreach has started to prepare for the ring vaccination. More than 7,500 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine have been… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-health-organization-supports-ebola-vaccination-of-high-risk-populations-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=en

Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter. “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/zimbabwe-begins-process-to-rejoin-commonwealth-observers-invited-to-july-elections?lang=en

Members of the public and interested parties have until 28 June 2018, to comment on a gazette notice by the Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies of the intention to designate the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone. Minister Davies has received and approved a recommendation from the Special Economic Zones Advisory Board to designate the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone. The application for the designation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-minister-davies-approves-recommendation-to-designate-the-nkomazi-special-economic-zone?lang=en

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook ([www.Facebook.com](http://www.facebook.com/)) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the launch will showcase the new multi-faceted… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-partnership-with-cchub-facebook-launches-ng_hub-in-lagos-its-first-hub-space-in-africa?lang=en

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) recrute un Journaliste sportif freelance (Rugby) au Maroc et en Tunisie pour couvrir la Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018, créer des communiqués de presse et prendre des photos. Doit avoir une expérience journalistique ou une expérience dans la rédaction d’articles, tels que des articles de presse écrite. Un intérêt pour le rugby serait un avantage. Les journalistes sélectionnés… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/freelance-sports-rugby-writerjournalist-needed-in-namibia-zimbabwe-morocco-kenya-tunisia-and-uganda-to-cover-the-2018-rugby-africa-gold-cup?lang=fr

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is hiring freelance sports (Rugby) writer/journalist in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda to cover the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, create press releases and take photos. Must have a journalistic background or experience in writing sports articles, such as news articles for publication. An interest in Rugby would be an advantage. The selected journalists… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/freelance-sports-rugby-writerjournalist-needed-in-namibia-zimbabwe-morocco-kenya-tunisia-and-uganda-to-cover-the-2018-rugby-africa-gold-cup?lang=en

Les experts présents lors de la table ronde sur l’Afrique, pendant la Semaine internationale des télécommunications qui s’est tenue à Chicago, ont clairement établi que les contraintes liées à la fibre terrestre sont à l’origine de tous les goulets d’étranglement qui retardent la pénétration d’Internet sur le continent. Lors de sa présentation sur le thème « Disponibilité du contenu… Read more on https://mainone.africa-newsroom.com/press/terrestrial-fibre-still-mother-of-all-bottlenecks-in-africa-say-experts-at-africa-panel-session?lang=fr

East African rivals Uganda and Kenya meet up this Saturday in the first leg of the Elgon Cup at the Legends Rugby Club in Kampala. The second leg will be decided on July 7 when Kenya hosts Uganda in a Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixture at the RFUEA Ground. Both sides come into this tie against the backdrop of intense preparations not only for this fixture, but for the upcoming Rugby Africa Gold Cup which… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-old-foes-kenya-and-uganda-face-off-in-elgon-cup-duel?lang=en

A l’occasion des événements Tech for Good Summit et Viva Technology, où l’Afrique est mise à l’honneur cette année avec Afric@Tech, Janngo (www.Janngo.com) réussit une levée d’amorçage d’1 million d’euros, ouvre des bureaux à Paris et à Abidjan et dévoile sa stratégie de développement d’écosystèmes numériques. Grâce à cette levée de fonds, Janngo est en mesure de déployer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/janngo-raises-seed-funding-to-shape-digital-ecosystems-and-create-panafrican-tech-champions?lang=fr

Janngo (www.Janngo.com) successfully closes its first funding round, launches its Paris and Abidjan offices and unveils its strategy of building digital ecosystems in Africa during Paris Tech for Good Summit and Viva Technology. This €1 million seed funding will enable Janngo to launch and grow new digital platforms targeting African SMEs while creating tech-enabled jobs at scale for women and youth.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/janngo-raises-seed-funding-to-shape-digital-ecosystems-and-create-panafrican-tech-champions?lang=en

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