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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.

African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/countlinks/215466/http:%7D%7Dwww.afdb.org%7D/website)) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina on Wednesday inaugurated the upgraded Port of Maio in Cabo Verde, which will help reduce sea travel time to the capital Praia, and boost trade. The modernization of the Ports of Maio and Palmeira cost €36 million, with the African… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/upgraded-maio-port-to-transform-economy-boost-trade-in-cabo-verde?lang=en

Les jeunes d’Aguelhok et de Tessalit ont organisé, le 6 août 2022, un match de football amical dans la ville d’Aguelhok pour davantage promouvoir le dialogue, la réconciliation et les échanges de longue date entre les communautés des deux localités. Le match entre les équipes de Tessalit et d’Aguelhok s’est soldé par une victoire de 1-0 pour Tessalit. Pour les joueurs des deux équipes, le… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sport-pour-la-paix–le-football-unit-les-jeunes-daguelhok-et-de-tessalit?lang=fr

HE Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi met Tuesday in Paris with HE Special Envoy of the French President to Libya Paul Soler. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries and the latest developments in regional issues, especially the situation in Libya. HE Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/qatar-assistant-foreign-minister-for-regional-affairs-meets-french-presidents-special-envoy-to-libya?lang=en

On 11 August 2022, UN Women Uganda, Action Aid and the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) convened the National Symposium on the Impact and Sustainability of Gender Based Violence Shelters in Uganda. Shelters are a critical part of a holistic approach to violence against women and girls, in providing refuge, medical, legal, economic, and psycho-social services for victims.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/national-symposium-on-gender-based-violence-shelters-prompts-discussion-on-sustainability-of-lifesaving-services-in-uganda?lang=en

In the first business-to-business mission since the pandemic, the International Trade Centre brought together 10 Tunisian and 26 Egyptian companies in May in Cairo, to talk about businesses and explore opportunities for regional trade. Textiles and clothing are among the leading exports in the Middle East and North Africa. The Agadir Agreement created a free trade area among Egypt, Jordan, Morocco… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-trade-centre-itc-brings-tunisian-textiles-firms-to-egypt-to-boost-regional-trade?lang=en

The European Commission has provided EUR 200,000 in emergency humanitarian funding to assist those affected by the recent flash floods. Following heavy rains on 30-31 July and 5-6 August 2022 in several regions of The Gambia, widespread flooding occurred, with houses so severely affected that the residents had to be evacuated to public buildings for safety. The EU funds will support The Gambia Red… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-gambia-european-union-funding-for-flash-floods-victims?lang=en

We were shocked to learn of the fire which broke out at Abu Sifin Coptic church on Sunday 14 August, claiming very many lives.

France extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved. It wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

France continues to stand in full solidarity with the Egyptian authorities and people at this difficult time. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/egypt-fire-at-a-coptic-church-in-cairo–statement-by-the-ministry-for-europe-and-foreign-affairs-spokesperson?lang=en

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza, MP has taken the decision to suspend all movement of cattle in the whole country. The Ministers decision is aimed at halting the continued spread of Foot and Mouth Disease in the country. It also means that cattle may not be moved from one property to another for any reason for a period of 21 days reviewable weekly.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-minister-thoko-didiza-announces-the-decision-to-suspend-all-movement-of-cattle-in-the-country-due-to-footandmouth-disease-outbreak?lang=en

Oversight visit to inspect progress on DPWI flood intervention projects in KwaZulu Natal. In April this year, following the devastating flooding in the KwaZulu Natal province, Deputy Minister, Noxolo Kiviet and I led a visit to the flood affected areas to inspect damage to State-owned properties and other areas of work where the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure’s (DPWI) assistance was… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/public-works-and-infrastructure-on-oversight-visit-to-inspect-progress-on-department-of-public-works-and-infrastructure-dpwi-flood-intervention-projects-in-kwazulu-natal?lang=en

Malaria remains a public health threat in Zimbabwe, with more than half the population at risk of contracting malaria annually. Despite the progress made, malaria still accounts for about 40% of outpatient attendances in the moderate to high transmission districts, especially during the peak transmission period. Zimbabwe has adopted several chemical-based vector control measures to reduce malaria.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/zimbabwe-piloting-nonchemical-based-malaria-prevention-measures-in-chiredzi?lang=en

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande reached a mutual agreement with the Coastal College Administrator, Mr Ndoda Biyela to bring to a close the period of Administration, by end of August 2022. The Department of Higher Education and Training has commenced with the process to appoint a permanent college Principal in order to bring certainty and stability to the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/higher-education-science-and-innovation-on-the-ending-of-the-coastal-technical-and-vocational-education-and-training-tvet-college-administration?lang=en

Les épreuves écrites du concours d’entrée à l’Ecole supérieure africaine des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (ESATIC), session 2022, ont été officiellement lancées par le ministre de la Communication et de l’Economie numérique, Amadou Coulibaly, le mardi 16 août au lycée classique d’Abidjan-Cocody. Selon Amadou Coulibaly, le concours actuel concerne les licences… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/concours-dentree-a-lecole-superieure-africaine-des-technologies-de-linformation-et-de-la-communication-esatic-le-ministre-amadou-coulibaly-lance-officiellement-les-epreuves-ecrites?lang=fr

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also sent similar congratulatory messages on the occasion to President Nguesso… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-arab-emirates-uae-leaders-congratulate-president-of-congo-on-independence-day?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 16 August 2022

Government Commemorates the Marikana Tragedy

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that happened around Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana in North West province on 16 August 2012, which claimed the lives of miners, security guards, and members of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Government joins the families, friends and South Africans in remembering those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Marikana renewal Government… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/government-commemorates-the-marikana-tragedy?lang=en

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy, is to appoint a Ministerial Task Team to identify voluntary exit options and pathways for lion breeders from the captive lion industry. The appointment of this advisory panel in terms of Section 3a of NEMA, follows a High Level Panel which made recommendations to the Minister on matters relating to the management, breeding, hunting,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-forestry-fisheries-and-the-environment-on-ministerial-task-team-to-identify-and-recommend-voluntary-exit-options-and-pathways-from-the-captive-lion-industry?lang=en

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) In the months since the European Union declared it would reduce its reliance on Russian oil following that country’s invasion of Ukraine, there’s been a lot of talk about the new opportunities this moment is creating for Africa’s natural gas industry. I myself have been part of that conversation, and I stand by my… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-liquefied-natural-gas-lng-makes-sense-for-europe-now-and-going-forward-by-nj-ayuk?lang=en

Les travaux de l’atelier national de validation du rapport d’incidences politique sociale et financière et d’élaboration d’un modèle de simulation financière de la politique enseignante au Niger ont débuté hier matin à la maison de la presse de Niamey. Cet atelier qui durera 5 jours est organisé par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Education, la Science et la Culture (UNESCO)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/atelier-national-de-validation-du-rapport-danalyse-sur-la-politique-enseignante-dans-lespace-g5-sahel–ameliorer-la-qualite-de-lenseignement-dans-les-pays-membres-de-lorganisation?lang=fr

Un atelier consacré au lancement des programmes de coopération Niger-Belgique pour la période 2022-2026 dans la région de Tahoua a ouvert ses travaux, le jeudi 11 Août 2022 à Tahoua, sous la présidence du Gouverneur de la région, M. Issa Moussa. En lançant officiellement les programmes, le Gouverneur de la région de Tahoua, M. Issa Moussa, a décliné les nouveaux portefeuilles qui concernent… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tahoua–lancement-regional-des-programmes-de-cooperation-nigerbelgique-pour-la-periode-20222026?lang=fr

The President of Liberia has received with serious concern, a recent United States Treasury Department report which designates three of his officials for specialized sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act. President Weah views the allegations against the officials contained in the report as grave. In view of this, President George Manneh Weah has suspended the named officials, Minister of State… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/liberia-president-weah-suspends-designated-officials?lang=en

The largest gathering of Africa-focused early stage investors is back for its 9th edition taking place from 2 – 4 November, 2022. This year the three-day Summit will be a mix of virtual components and in-person Investor meetups in over 25 cities all over the world. The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022 (#AESIS2022) is once again joined by renowned investors, industry associations, policy makers… Read more on https://vc4a.africa-newsroom.com/press/reserve-your-seat-at-the-9th-edition-of-the-highly-anticipated-africa-early-stage-investor-summit-2022-aesis2022?lang=en

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today Tuesday, 16 August 2022, departed South Africa for the Democratic Republic of Congo on a Working Visit to participate in the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government. Regional leaders are expected to deliberate on the region’s development under the theme “Promoting industrialisation through, agro-processing,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-ramaphosa-departs-south-africa-for-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-to-participate-in-the-42nd-ordinary-summit-of-southern-african-development-community-sadc?lang=en

The Government of Japan has disbursed two grants totalling almost US$ 4 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique to enable the provision of emergency assistance to more than 36,100 people displaced by violence in the north of the country and to 17,800 drought-impacted people in southern Gaza and Inhambane provinces. Both communities are being hit hard by the adverse effects… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-world-food-programme-wfp-welcomes-government-of-japan-funding-to-improve-the-food-security-of-particularly-vulnerable-mozambicans?lang=en

The Mauritian minister of labor and trade who is visiting Tehran at the head of a political and economic delegation on Monday met with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. In the meeting attended by the Mauritian deputy foreign minister, Amirabdollahian greeted the country’s delegation. He also welcomed expansion of ties between the two sides in areas of mutual interest including trade,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/iran-mauritian-minister-of-labor-and-trade-meets-with-foreign-minister-amirabdollahian?lang=en

In South Sudan, ITC training guides fruit and vegetable farmers as they work to increase their harvests and attain global standards Small farmers in South Sudan are taking steps towards meeting global food standards, joining cooperatives and undergoing trainings in everything from safety to climate-resilient farming techniques. In the first half of 2022, [South Sudan: Jobs Creation and Trade Development… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-south-sudan-fruit-and-vegetable-farmers-reach-for-global-standards?lang=en

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