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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.

Le conflit dans le nord de l’Éthiopie continue d’évoluer, causant le déplacement de centaines de milliers de personnes et mettant à très rude épreuve le système de santé et le personnel médical dans toute la région. Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est profondément préoccupé par la pénurie de fournitures médicales, notamment de médicaments et de matériel. Les… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dwindling-medical-supplies-in-northern-ethiopia-prevent-health-workers-from-aiding-those-in-need?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2022

Les services du FMI concluent une visite au Tchad

La situation économique et financière et les perspectives à moyen terme du Tchad se sont détériorées en raison d’une série de chocs durables depuis le début de la pandémie de COVID-19 ; L’accord de facilité élargie de crédit (FEC) récemment approuvé par le conseil d’administration du FMI permettra d’alléger les pressions importantes qui pèsent sur l’économie et à la placer sur… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-concludes-visit-to–chad?lang=fr

The WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari and the Regional Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Dr Hossam Elsharkawi, today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration to support countries in the Middle East and North Africa respond effectively to key public health challenges. The aims of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/who-and-ifrc-partnership-aims-to-build-regional-capacity-in-responding-to-key-public-health-challenges?lang=en

New Cases: 183 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 82,975 Active Cases: 14,421 Total Recovered: 65,842 (321 New) (Recovery rate: 79.35%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 168 (21 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 36 Total Test Conducted: 515,907 (898 New) (Positivity rate: 20.38%) Total Deaths: 2,480 (6 New) (CFR: 2.99%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 1,098,898 (0 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca:… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-malawi-covid19-daily-info-update-18-january-2022?lang=en

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali, on Tuesday, spoke with UK Minister for Africa, H.E Vicky Ford, and discussed UK’s multifaceted support to Somalia including on critical humanitarian assistance, security and economic cooperation, and exchanged views on political developments in the Horn of Africa. Somalia’s Foreign Minister thanked the U.K… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/somalia-foreign-minister-talks-with-uk-minister-for-africa?lang=en

A l’occasion d’un atelier bilan annuel de la Cellule de Coordination de la Coopération Côte d’Ivoire-Union européenne (CCC CI/UE), le coordonnateur national de la Cellule, Semon Bamba, a annoncé la signature du nouvel accord de partenariat entre l’UE et l’Organisation des États d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (OEACP) intitulé « Accord de Samoa ». Ce nouvel accord qui devrait… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cooperation-cote-divoireunion-europeenne–la-signature-dun-nouvel-accord-entre-lue-et-loeacp-annoncee-en-2022?lang=fr

Total Daily Tests: 823 Active Cases: 602 New Deaths: 2 New Confirmed Cases: 57 Recoveries: 65,968 (69 New) Total Deaths: 1,365 (CFR 2.0%) Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 67,935 Currently Admitted: 33 Fully vaccinated: 312,516 (26.6% of Total Population) Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-eswatini-covid19-daily-info-update-18-january-2022?lang=en

There is a reason football is the world’s most popular sport: the beautiful game can be played almost everywhere. In Makpandu in Western Equatoria State, it used to be the word “almost” that defined the situation for boys and girls attending primary and secondary school, and everyone else in the community. That’s when Bangladeshi peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/bangladeshi-engineering-troops-bring-football-joy-to-makpandu-western-equatoria-state?lang=en

Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said the human rights situation in Sudan continues to be of serious concern, with peaceful protestors killed or injured on a near-daily basis,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-urged-to-stop-unnecessary-use-of-force-against-protestors?lang=en

Dans le cadre de ses consultations régulières avec les forces vives de la Nation, le Président du Conseil Militaire de Transition, Président de la République, Chef de l’Etat, Général MAHAMAT IDRISS DEBY ITNO, a reçu ce matin le Secrétaire Général de la Convention Tchadienne pour la défense des Droits Humains (CTDDH), M. Mahamat Nour Ibédou. Accompagné de quelques-uns de ses collaborateurs,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-membres-de-la-ctddh-recus-par-le-pcmt?lang=fr

Pour mission accomplie au service du Tchad, Messieurs Edward Gemayel et Joseph Ntamatungiro respectivement, Chef de mission et Représentant Résident du Fonds Monétaire International (FMI) ont étéélevés ce midi, au grade d’Officier de l’Ordre national du Tchad, par lePrésident du Conseil militaire de Transition, Président de la République, Chef de l’Etat, Général MAHAMAT IDRISS DEBY… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cooperation–deux-cadres-du-fmi-au-tchad-decores-par-le-pcmt?lang=fr

Le Premier Ministre, Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde kyenge, a présidé, ce mardi 18 janvier 2022 à Rotana Hôtel, la cérémonie de lancement de l’Atelier portant sur l’élaboration de l’Annuaire National des Ressources naturelles renouvelables et non renouvelables de la République démocratique du Congo. Organisé par le ministère de l’Aménagement du Territoire, cet atelier est placé sous… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-premier-ministre-jeanmichel-sama-lukonde-a-lance-les-travaux-delaboration-de-lannuaire-national-des-ressources-naturelles-de-la-rdc?lang=fr

O navio de investigação oceanográfico Islândia recebeu esta manhã a visita do Ministro do Mar que pode inteirar-se dos avanços nos trabalhos de manutenção da embarcação que tem estado paralisada desde 2015, prevendo-se que a intervenção, um investimento de cerca de nove mil contos, financiados pelos apoios sectoriais da União Europeia e pelo Fundo Autónomo das Pescas, termine em finais… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cabo-verde-vai-estar-preparado-e-com-capacidade-propria-para-promover-investigacao-cientifica-em-alto-mar–abraao-vicente-ministro-do-mar?lang=pt

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2022

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Chad

Chad’s economic and financial situation and medium-term prospects have worsened due to a series of long-lasting shocks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; The recently approved Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement by the IMF Executive Board will help lessen the severe stress on the economy and put it on a balanced and sustainable path toward inclusive green growth and poverty reduction;… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-concludes-visit-to–chad?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2022

Ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe´s interview on ZBC

The Ambassador of Cuba in Harare, Carmelina Ramírez Rodríguez, had an interview for “Good Morning Zimbabwe”, a programme of the Zimbabwean television ZBC. The Cuban diplomat highlighted the historical ties between the two nations, which started before Zimbabwe independence and they are still prevailing to this day. During the interview she denounced the unfair US economic blockade against the Caribbean… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-of-cuba-in-zimbabwes-interview-on-zbc?lang=en

Le territoire de Djugu, dans la province de l’Ituri en République démocratique du Congo, est régulièrement en proie à la violence depuis 2017 et la résurgence de conflits armés sur fond de tensions communautaires. Entre le 12 et le 28 novembre 2021, quatre attaques successives d’une violence inouïe ont frappé les sites de Tché, Drodro Paroisse, Luko et Ivo. Une nouvelle escalade de violence… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rdc-malgre-laccalmie-un-cycle-de-violence-amene-a-se-repeter-dans-la-province-de-lituri?lang=fr

New cases: 392 Sample size: 5,730 Positivity Rate: 6.8% Recoveries: 856 Recorded Deaths: 5

Cumulative tests: 3,157,009 Total Confirmed cases: 318,249 Total Recoveries: 286,483 Cumulative Fatalities: 5,504 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-kenya-covid19-update-18-january-2022?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2022

Eritrea: Congress of youth organization in Italy

The YPFDJ organization in Italy conducted its 5th annual congress in Milano on 16 January. At the congress in which representatives of the organization from various cities of Italy took part, activity report was presented including the work relationship of the organization with other national associations as well as activities conducted since the establishment of the organization. Conducting extensive… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eritrea-congress-of-youth-organization-in-italy?lang=en

Eighty-three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern and Gash Barka Regions. Out of these, fifty-three patients are from Quarantine Center (1) and Testing Stations (52) in Asmara, Central Region. Twenty-nine patients are from Testing Stations in Mendefera (10), Adi-Keih (8), Senafe (7), Segeneity… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-eritrea–announcement-from-the-ministry-of-health-18-january-2022?lang=en

Se déroulant les 15, 16 et 17 juin, le Congo International Energy Summit and Exhibition 2022 – organisé par Energy Capital & Power (EnergyCapitalPower.com) sous le patronage de S.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso et du Ministère des Hydrocarbures – représentera le premier événement international sur le thème de l’énergie de ce genre organisé au Congo-Brazzaville ; Le troisième producteur d’Afrique… Read more on https://energycapitalandpower.africa-newsroom.com/press/republic-of-congo-to-host-firstever-international-energy-summit-in-brazzaville?lang=fr

Taking place on June 15, 16 and 17, The Congo International Energy Summit and Exhibition 2022 – organized by Energy Capital & Power (EnergyCapitalPower.com) under the patronage of H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons – will represent the first international energy event of its kind held in Congo-Brazzaville; Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest producer is seeking to reassert… Read more on https://energycapitalandpower.africa-newsroom.com/press/republic-of-congo-to-host-firstever-international-energy-summit-in-brazzaville?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2022

Uganda: Evaluate performance of Umeme – MPs

Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to conduct a study on the status and performance of energy distributor, Umeme as its concession ends. Umeme’s concession granted in 2015 will end in 2025 subject to renewal. The total investments that Umeme has made as of December last year stand at US$547.5 million with a recovery of US$331.94 million. It is reported… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uganda-evaluate-performance-of-umeme-mps?lang=en

Internal Affairs Minister, Maj Gen (Rtd) Kahinda Otafiire has condemned the shooting of a traffic police officer by a UPDF soldier still at large, saying the perpetrator will face justice. Otafiire said having been part of the National Resistance Army that shot its way to power in early 1986, incidents such as those shock him and that there is no way he can make excuses for a military personnel who… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uganda-otafiire-condemns-shooting-of-police-officer?lang=en

In the morning hours the Secretary General of the regional organization Mano River Union Her Excellency Ambassador Medina Wesseh Esq, who was received by the head of mission of Cuba in Liberia Mercedes L. Martinez Herrera, visited the headquarters of the Cuban Embassy in the West African country. The atmosphere was conducive to exchange on the possibilities of cooperation that are open to Cuba and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretary-general-of-the-mano-river-union-regional-organization-visits-the-cuban-embassy-in-liberia?lang=en

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