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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.

Infantino promises to give African football support it “deserves”; FIFA President highlights “unequalled” potential of African football; IMC & Pan-African Super League on agenda at CAF Extraordinary General Assembly. Speaking during the 13th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino assured delegates that FIFA will continue to support the continent as a priority… Read more on https://fifa.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-infantino-reiterates-fifas-commitment-to-african-football?lang=en

Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (www.AfDB.org) a approuvé, vendredi à Abidjan, l’octroi de 99,39 millions de dollars américains à la République démocratique du Congo pour la réalisation de la phase I, entre Bukavu et Nyamukubi, du Projet d’aménagement de la route Bukavu-Goma. L’appui financier se compose d’un don de 52,07 millions de… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/rd-congo–la-banque-africaine-de-developpement-accorde-99-millions-de-dollars-pour-lamenagement-de-la-route-bukavugoma?lang=fr

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme, facilitated the safe return of 32 Somali migrants in November 2021. “Currently, there are nearly 6,000 Somali migrants in Libya, many of whom are still stranded.” said Federico Soda, Chief of Mission, IOM Libya. “The VHR programme is a lifeline for these migrants opting to return home… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/32-somali-migrants-assisted-to-return-safely-from-libya?lang=en

The journey towards realizing universal access to modern cooking methods received a boost on Friday following the launch of the first edition of a facilitators training manual on household air pollution. The 136-page document themed “Household Air Pollution: A Silent Threat to Health and Environment. Let’s Act Together to Save Lives’’, was launched by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and development… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/empowering-communities-to-reduce-household-air-pollution?lang=en

The minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, held on November 15, 2021, talks in Rabat with his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Mr. David Francis, which focused on several bilateral and regional issues. Speaking at a joint press briefing, Bourita described as “very positive” these talks, which confirm the remarkable dynamic experienced by relations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mfa-nasser-bourita-holds-talks-with-sierra-leonean-counterpart?lang=en

To make them more sustainable, the transformation of agrifood systems across Africa needs a “cross-sectoral, holistic, coherent and coordinated policy environment,” QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today at a high-level African Union (AU) event. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform (CADP PP) is the AU’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/transforming-africas-agrifood-systems-requires-coordinated-policies-across-sectors?lang=en

The development on Friday came as a World Health Organization ([WHO](http://www.who.int/en/)) panel prepared to meet to assess the potential impact of a new [coronavirus](https://www.un.org/coronavirus) variant identified as B 1.1.529. According to WHO’s [COVID-19](https://www.un.org/coronavirus) technical lead, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the information is still limited. “There are fewer than 100… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/who-urges-caution-over-travel-bans-linked-to-new-covid19-variant?lang=en

To commemorate this year’s World Prematurity Day, globally marked on 17th November yearly, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has launched four guidelines and a training manual for newborn health. The documents launched include: The do Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Operational Guidelines, National Guideline for Basic Newborn Care (NGBNC), National Guidelines for Comprehensive Newborn Care (NGCNC)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-prematurity-day-commemorationnigeria-sets-additional-standards-for-newborn-care?lang=en

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) in collaboration with South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS), Women in Nuclear South Africa (WINSA) and Southern African Radiation Protection Society (SARPA) will be hosting a Nuclear Technology Imbizo (Conference) on the 08th – 09th December, 2021 at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. The theme of this year’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nuclear-technology-imbizo-2021-announced-in-south-africa?lang=en

A building housing various government departments in Mokopane was closed down by the Department of Employment and Labour Inspectors on Wednesday 24 November as it posed immediate dangers to employees. The building is owned by the Department of Public Works and employees had raised a complaint in October 2021 with the Department indicating that the building posed a risk and was in danger of collapse… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/employment-and-labour-closes-government-building-due-to-safety-issues?lang=en

Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) is inviting media and global energy stakeholders to register for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Energy Forum (USAEF) taking place in Houston, Texas, on 9-10 December 2021. Opened by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, participants will be encouraged to hold meetings, advance deals and hear from 10 African ministerial delegations on the latest in African… Read more on https://energycapitalandpower.africa-newsroom.com/press/usafrica-partnership-key-to-determining-africas-energy-future?lang=en

In a November 21-23 visit to Botswana, the Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Stephen J. Townsend, met with Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, the Honorable Dr. Lemogang Kwape, and senior military members of the government of Botswana to advance the robust partnership between Botswana and the United States. AFRICOM is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and is… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-africom-commander-visits-botswana-to-discuss-security-partnership-and-crisis-response-preparedness?lang=en

International partners* urge the completion of inclusive and credible House of the People elections acceptable by all electoral stakeholders and the Somali people according to a published timetable, by 24 December 2021 and for presidential elections to be completed imminently thereafter. We call for full transparency in all related processes, including selection committee appointments, delegates selection,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-partners-call-for-credible-house-of-the-people-elections?lang=en

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo, has called on nations to learn from the tragic Rwandan genocide to build inclusive and prosperous societies. Mr Masondo and the South African delegation to the Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference (CSPOC), which is hosted by the Rwandan branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Kigali,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rwanda-genocide-memorial-sites-offer-lessons-for-us–says-ncop-chairperson?lang=en

In the first visit by UK ministers since 2019, the Africa Minister opened the Friends of the Gulf of Guinea conference to reiterate the importance of keeping trade routes flowing freely in West Africa and combating piracy. In her speech, the Minister committed to being a fierce champion of enterprise and trade and said counter-piracy efforts in the region have been a key part the UK’s G7 Presidency.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-for-africa-and-armed-forces-minister-travel-to-senegal-to-strengthen-economic-and-security-ties-in-west-africa?lang=en

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Konya Metropolitan Municipality, and the Paramedics and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Association (PARHAD) held the “Basic Firefighting and Tactical First Aid Training” for 20 firefighters from Libya and as part of the Emergency and Disaster Response Training Program (ADAMEP). 20 Libyan firefighters attended the 12-day “Basic Firefighting… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tika-held-the-basic-firefighting-and-tactical-first-aid-training-for-libyan-firefighters?lang=en

On 22 November, UNESCO’s 193 Member States approved the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Engineering Innovation, Manufacturing and Technology Transfer in Ghana, during UNESCO’s 41st General Conference in Paris, France. The centre’s name reflects both its new international role and its reputation for excellence in training and in translating the research done at the university into… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unesco-approves-establishment-of-international-centre-of-excellence-in-engineering-innovation-manufacturing-and-technology-transfer-in-ghana-under-its-auspices?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2021

TİKA Supports Education in Chad

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a solar lighting and drinking water system at the University of Science and Technology of Ati in Chad. TİKA created a better learning environment for more than 800 students by building a solar lighting and drinking water system at the University of Science and Technology of Ati, located 450 km from N’Djamena, the capital of Chad. Students… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tika-supports-education-in-chad?lang=en

The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has grown to an estimated 9.4 million as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today. Amhara region – the frontlines of the conflict in Ethiopia – has seen the largest jump in numbers with 3.7 million people now in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Of the people… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/millions-more-in-need-of-food-assistance-as-a-direct-result-of-conflict-in-northern-ethiopia-says-wfp?lang=en

Everyone needs energy to cook food for themselves and their families and to fend off the cold. But in Africa, many millions of people only have access to this by using the natural environment – forests amd woodlands- in the form of firewood and charcoal, rather than being able to access other renewable and affordable energy sources like solar and wind generated power. The increased demand for charcoal… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/community-groups-showing-the-way-forward-to-making-africas-reliance-on-charcoal-and-firewood-more-sustainable?lang=en

As part of the effort to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in Nigeria, the Cross River State Ministry of Health (CRSMOH) recently conducted an orientation for health workers on the need to encourage women adoption of National Self-care/Self-injection plan. The training in Uyo, Cross River state was facilitated with technical support from the Federal Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cross-river-state-empowers-women-on-reproductive-health?lang=en

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has urged measures to protect the safety of journalists in Somalia following a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu that claimed the life of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, also known as Abdiaziz Afrika, and inured another media professional and their driver on 20 November. “I condemn the murder of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled. I urge the authorities to spare… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/directorgeneral-condemns-killing-of-journalist-abdiaziz-mohamud-guled-in-somalia?lang=en

A three-day training for top commanders of the Somali Police Force (SPF), tasked with running election security operation centres known as Joint Operation Centres (JOCs) in various parts of the country, during the ongoing elections in Somalia has ended with a call for them to implement lessons learnt. Facilitated by the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the training… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/somali-police-commanders-trained-to-effectively-secure-elections?lang=en

On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing. This variant is currently labelled as lineage B.1.1.529. The emergence of this new variant coincides with a sudden increase in cases in the Gauteng province over recent days and is accordingly… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-africa-centres-for-disease-control-and-preventions-statement-regarding-the-new-sarscov2-virus-variant-b11529?lang=en

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