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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.

Aos 27 de Julho de 2017, a Agência dos Estados Unidos para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID) e a Direcção Nacional de Saúde Pública de Angola (DNSP) realizaram uma actividade de encerramento do Projecto de Capacidade de Comunicação em Saúde Colaborativa, conhecido como HC3. A ocasião assinalou a conclusão bem-sucedida de três anos de esforços colaborativos no sentido de responder… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/governo-dos-estados-unidos-e-direccao-nacional-de-saude-publica-encerram-projeto-de-comunicacao-sobre-planeamento-familiar?lang=pt

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today (16 August) on Horst Köhler’s appointment as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara: I would like to offer Horst Köhler my most sincere congratulations! Horst Köhler has long devoted himself to the African continent with dedication and passion – for many years as Federal President and latterly on behalf… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-gabriel-congratulates-horst-kohler-on-his-appointment-as-personal-envoy-of-the-un-secretarygeneral-for-western-sahara?lang=en

Two United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concern over a new European Commission policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues, warning that more people will drown. “The EU’s proposed new action plan, including a code of conduct for organizations operating rescue boats, threatens life and breaches international standards by condemning people to face further human rights violations in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-trying-to-move-border-to-libya-using-policy-that-breaches-rights–un-experts?lang=en

O Chefe de Estado angolano, José Eduardo dos Santos, prestou um apoio institucional à Assembleia Nacional, que tornou possível o sucesso do trabalho do parlamento, no período 2012 a 2017. A informação foi prestada pelo presidente do parlamento angolano, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, na cerimónia solene de encerramento da 5ª sessão legislativa da III legislatura, realizada hoje, terça-feira,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/destacado-apoio-institucional-do-presidente-da-republica?lang=pt

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, at a time when refugees continue to flee the brutal conflict in South Sudan. He called on the international community to recognize Sudan’s long-standing tradition of hosting refugees and asked for more support for the country. “For decades, Sudan has kept its doors open to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-refugee-chief-urges-international-recognition-and-support-for-sudan?lang=en

Seychelles’ Paris-based Ambassador, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, has presented his Letters of Credential to Mrs. Irina Bokova, the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris yesterday. Ambassador Radegonde and the Director General reviewed UNESCO’s activities, particularly those centred on Africa and Small Island… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-radegonde-accredited-as-new-permanent-delegate-of-seychelles-to-unesco?lang=en

On August 14, 2017, Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Dai Bing met with visiting Secretary of Cabinet and Director-General in the Presidency Cassius Lubisi of South Africa, exchanging in-depth views on China-South Africa relations, the implementation of outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in South Africa, BRICS cooperation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/directorgeneral-of-the-department-of-african-affairs-of-the-foreign-ministry-dai-bing-meets-with-secretary-of-cabinet-and-directorgeneral-in-the-presidency-cassius-lubisi-of-south-africa?lang=en

Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. The new Personal Envoy succeeds Christopher Ross of the United States who completed his assignment on 30 April 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Ross’ tireless efforts and dedication to facilitate negotiations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-horst-kohler-of-germany-as-his-personal-envoy-for-western-sahara?lang=en

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arrives in South Sudan today to view the devastating effects that the country’s continued violence is having on the millions of residents on the brink of extreme hunger. The numbers associated with South Sudan’s violence reveal the level of brutality being carried out against civilians. Of the country’s population of 12 million,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-number-of-hungry-displaced-at-staggering-levels-icrc-president-says-during-visit?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders est choqué par la souffrance occasionnée suite aux dramatiques inondations et glissement de terrain qui ont endeuillé ce lundi la Sierra Leone et plus particulièrement sa capitale Freetown, faisant des centaines de morts et privant des milliers de personnes de leur habitation. Les pensées du Ministre vont aux familles… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-shocked-by-suffering-after-floods-and-landslide-in-sierra-leone?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked about the suffering caused by the dramatic floods and landslide last Monday in Sierra Leone, especially in the capital, Freetown. Hundreds were killed and thousands rendered homeless. The Minister’s thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends, as well as with the Sierra Leonean people, who were hit hard by… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-shocked-by-suffering-after-floods-and-landslide-in-sierra-leone?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a annoncé, le 14 août 2017, la nomination de Ruby Sandhu-Rojon en tant que nouvelle Représentante spéciale adjointe pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel. Mme Sandhu-Rojon remplace Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, qui a terminé sa mission le 6 août 2017. Le Secrétaire général remercie Mme Guebre Sellassie pour toutes ses réalisations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-ruby-sandhurojon-of-the-united-states-as-deputy-special-representative-for-west-africa-and-the-sahel43?lang=fr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel. Ms. Sandhu-Rojon succeeds Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, who completed her assignment on 6 August 2017. The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Guebre Sellassie’s accomplishments as Special Envoy for the Sahel and later as Deputy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-ruby-sandhurojon-of-the-united-states-as-deputy-special-representative-for-west-africa-and-the-sahel43?lang=en

We strongly condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali. Our prayers are with the families of those killed and injured in this senseless violence. In Mali, terrorists killed one UN peacekeeper and several other employees of the UN peacekeeping mission. Attacks on innocent civilians and those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect them are especially shameful. We take these… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-de-mme-lambassadrice-haley-suite-aux-attentats-terroristes-au-burkina-faso-et-au-mali?lang=en

Nous condamnons fermement les récents attentats terroristes au Burkina Faso et au Mali. Nous adressons nos prières aux familles de toutes les victimes et de tous ceux qui ont été blessés dans cette violence insensée. Au Mali, des terroristes ont tué un Casque bleu de l’ONU et plusieurs autres employés de la mission de maintien de la paix des Nations unies. S’attaquer à des civils innocents… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-de-mme-lambassadrice-haley-suite-aux-attentats-terroristes-au-burkina-faso-et-au-mali?lang=fr

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food assistance to 7,500 people affected by the massive mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone that have killed scores of people and left many more homeless and in desperate need of assistance. Hours after Monday’s mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wfp-begins-food-distributions-to-thousands-hit-by-mudslides-in-sierra-leone?lang=en

Le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a procédé, ce mercredi 16 août, à l’inauguration de la rénovation de la Centrale Thermique de Mandroseza, en présence du Premier Ministre Mahafaly Olivier, du Président du Sénat Honoré Rakotomanana, du Président de l’Assemblée Nationale Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, du Ministre de l’Eau, de l’Énergie et des Hydrocarbures Lantoniaina Rasoloelison,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/inauguration-de-la-renovation-de-la-centrale-thermique-de-mandroseza—un-grand-defi-pour-lamelioration-et-le-developpement-du-secteur-de-la-production-energetique-a-madagascar-?lang=fr

En seulement deux ans, [Angonix](https://www.angonix.net/) ([www.Angonix.net](http://www.angonix.net/)) – un point d’interconnexion Internet (IXP) basé à Luanda – a connu une croissance exponentielle jusqu’à devenir le troisième plus grand IXP en Afrique. [Avec un pic de trafic à 10,8 Go/s](https://www.angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) (www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) (enregistré… Read more on https://angolacables.africa-newsroom.com/press/angolabased-internet-exchange-point-ixp-now-topthree-in-africa?lang=fr

– Best-selling line with more than 30 million units sold all offering renowned GROHE quality – GROHE SilkMove cartridge for uniquely comfortable lever action – Designed and engineered in Germany With more than 30 million faucets installed to date, Eurosmart – the best-selling line of GROHE (www.GROHE.com) faucets worldwide -, is now widely available in West Africa. Eurosmart combines high quality… Read more on https://grohe.africa-newsroom.com/press/grohe-eurosmart-range-of-highquality-faucets-available-in-west-africa?lang=en

Facebook ([www.Facebook.com](http://www.facebook.com/)) is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017 Creative Week. The world’s largest social media community is sponsoring the Student Category of The Loeries Awards for the second year running, as well as hosting workshops and hackathons to help upskill young… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/facebook-gears-up-for-a-jampacked-week-at-the-loeries?lang=en

The decision to release the Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, will help to progress peaceful dialogue, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said in a statement today. The Secretary-General was responding to the news that Zambia’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had decided to stay the treason case against the leader of the United Party for National Development through what’s called… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-delighted-with-zambian-opposition-leaders-release?lang=en

Statement attributable to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria. The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls for those responsible for these repeated heinous… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-nigeria42?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 16 August 2017

Local EU Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya

The European Union and its Member States accredited to Kenya issue the following statement: The EU and its Member States express great concern at the decision taken by the NGO Coordination Board regarding Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC). We welcome the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior to reverse the NGO Coordination Board decision… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/local-eu-statement-by-heads-of-mission-in-kenya?lang=en

In just two years, [Angonix](https://www.angonix.net/) ([www.Angonix.net](http://www.angonix.net/)) – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. [With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps](https://www.angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics/) ([www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics](http://www.angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics))… Read more on https://angolacables.africa-newsroom.com/press/angolabased-internet-exchange-point-ixp-now-topthree-in-africa?lang=en

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