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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.

« Je suis fier, en tant que gouverneur de l’Iowa, de proclamer monsieur Akinwumi Adesina lauréat du Prix mondial de l’alimentation 2017 ! » C’est avec ces mots que Kim Reynolds, gouverneur de l’État de l’Iowa, a officiellement adoubé, le 19 octobre 2017, au nom de la fondation du Prix mondial de l’alimentation, Akinwumi Adesina, président de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) (www.AfDB.org),… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/adesina-to-set-up-fund-for-young-farmers-agripreneurs-with-us-250000-world-food-prize-money?lang=fr

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/afdbs-agricultural-transformation-strategy-to-guarantee-513-million-tons-of-additional-food-production?lang=en

Le Prix mondial de l’alimentation vient conforter la volonté de poursuivre la transformation de l’Afrique à travers les Cinq grandes priorités que la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) (https://www.AfDB.org) a définies dans ses High 5 (https://www.AfDB.org/en/the-high-5), en particulier celle de Nourrir l’Afrique (http://APO.af/jZrUaR), a déclaré son président Akinwumi Adesina,… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/world-food-prize-laureate-says-recognition-motivates-him-to-accelerate-africas-agricultural-transformation?lang=fr

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, on behalf of the World Food Prize Foundation, setting off an atmosphere of… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/adesina-to-set-up-fund-for-young-farmers-agripreneurs-with-us-250000-world-food-prize-money?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 9am. The forum will be held on the margins of the Joint Commission co-chaired by the Minister of DIRCO, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Iranian… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-and-iran-to-host-business-forum-in-pretoria?lang=en

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended a visit to Rwanda due to a series of obstructions imposed by authorities, such as accessing some places of detention, confidentiality of certain interviews and over concerns that some interviewees could face reprisals. The delegation suspended the visit on day five of their planned seven-day mission because of Rwanda’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/prevention-of-torture-un-human-rights-body-suspends-rwanda-visit-citing-obstructions?lang=en

By launching the display housing developments of the second Wellcity.O2 hub in the new town, the Confortis International Group (www.Confortis.tg) sought to embody the theme for World Habitat Day 2017, namely “Housing Policies: Affordable Homes” with a view to helping middle-class Africans buy, in the words of the company’s CEO, the architect Dontou H. Dérou, “an environmentally friendly and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-groupe-confortis-international-a-loccasion-de-la-journee-mondiale-de-lhabitat-le-02-octobre-dernier-a-procede-au-lancement-officiel-de-wellcityo2?lang=en

By 2035, half of Africa’s population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990. This rapid urbanization creates growing challenges in terms of infrastructure and services’ needs, but it can also be a driver of industrial development on the continent, under the right policy framework. In this context, the latest Economic Report on Africa by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), “Industrialization… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-rapid-urbanization-can-be-a-driver-of-industrialization?lang=en

The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa” at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against apartheid. The exhibition chronicles the history of the UN’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-nations-in-south-africa-opens-exhibition-at-apartheid-museum?lang=en

African Registrars General are meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, for the first time to deliberate on how to improve civil registration as part of implementing the civil registration and vital statistics process the continent. This is in recognition of the fact that the implementation of the African Programme for Accelerated Improvement of the civil registration and vital statistics would not be… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-vital-civil-registration-systems-under-spotlight-at-historic-zimbabwe-meeting?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, host the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa, in Cape Town. South Africa and Senegal enjoy cordial bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to the years of the liberation struggle. Members of the media are invited… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-host-senegal-president-sall-on-a-state-visit?lang=en

Le Ministre des Finances, du Budget et de la Privatisation, Ordonnateur National du Fonds Européen de Développement, M. Domitien Ndihokubwayo et l’Ambassadeur de l’Union européenne au Burundi, M. Wolfram Vetter, ont signé aujourd’hui une nouvelle mesure d’appui qui permettra de réaliser des actions pour le développement rural et la nutrition, la santé et l’énergie. « Avec ce programme, l’Union… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lunion-europeenne-alloue-euro-95-millions-au-benefice-de-la-population-du-burundi?lang=fr

A group of twenty businesspeople who will be departing for Novosibirsk, Russia on Sunday are relishing the prospects of exporting their goods and services to Russia and contributing in increasing trade between South Africa and the European country. The businesspeople will be participating in the 10th Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Russia from 24-27 October 2017. According to the Minister… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-african-businesspeople-relish-prospects-of-exporting-to-russia?lang=en

Following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, the Federal Government of Somalia, humanitarian organizations, the UN, NGOs, donors, the private sector, member states and civil society organizations have stepped up search and rescue efforts, including providing urgent life-saving assistance through the government-led emergency response center. Assistance provided so far include earthmoving… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mogadishu-attack-emergency-response-update-as-of-20-october-2017?lang=en

A consultation in Arusha, Tanzania, has issued a communique entitled “Sustainable Peace in Burundi.” The meeting, organized by the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, drew together Burundian religious leaders on 18-19 October. Representatives from the Roman Catholic Church, National Council of Churches of Burundi, Council… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-and-world-council-of-churches-consultation-issues-communique-on-sustainable-peace-in-burundi?lang=en

Recognized as the largest annual gathering of farmers, buyers, manufacturers, government officials, development partners and financial institutions, the Seventh Annual Pre-Harvest Agribusiness event draws private sector investment and encourages the sustainable growth of agribusinesses in Ghana. On October 19, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the U.S. Government’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-states-agency-for-international-development-and-ghana-government-foster-private-sectorled-economic-growth-through-partnerships?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board. The three new members are: Mr. Ronald Lamola, Ms. Martina Della-Togna and Ms. Nombeko Mbava. Mr. Lamola is currently a member of the finance committee in the Tshwane University of Technology Governance Council. Ms. Della-Tonga is a multimedia and social media consultant and former Multimedia… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-appoints-new-media-development-and-diversity-agency-mdda-board-members?lang=en

Ms. Patel’s call came as she announced vital lifesaving support for hundreds of thousands of victims of political insecurity and increasing levels of violence in the DRC. The crisis has forced 3.8 million people to flee their homes, resulting in widespread malnutrition, disease and suffering in many regions of the DRC. Ms. Patel also called on international partners and the UN system to follow the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-provides-urgent-lifesaving-aid-to-victims-of-escalating-conflict-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo?lang=en

Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, today announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke. His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017 when Dr. Pali Lehohla’s tenure expires at the end of October. Maluleke has served within Stats SA for twenty years, having joined Stats SA as a manager at Limpopo… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-statisticiangeneral-and-head-of-statistics-south-africa-is-appointed?lang=en

A new report launched today states that in spite of recent progress, African countries need to sustain efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and gender inequality and also improve their statistical capabilities to implement and track progress towards Africa’s own Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jointly published by the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/an-initial-appraisal-of-africas-path-towards-sustainable-development?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has appointed four members of the Commission for Gender Equality. The President has appointed Ms. Tamara Eugenia Mathebula, Mr. Sediko Daniel Rakolote, and Ms. Nthabiseng Sepanya Mogale as part-time members as well as Ms. Nthabiseng Moleko as a full-time member of the Commission. The President has also designated Ms. Lulama Nare as the Chairperson of the Commission for Gender… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-appoints-members-of-the-commission-for-gender-equality?lang=en

At a recent event in Lagos to commemorate the anniversary of Africa’s first ever online Oil and Gas media company Upstreaminsider, Emeka Eke, founder and CEO said, “History was made a year ago when Africa’s first ever online Oil and Gas media company was born! For us it’s been a long and an exciting journey with potholes that has propelled and motivated us into becoming one of Africa’s most trusted… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-first-ever-online-oil-and-gas-media-company-marks-first-year-anniversary?lang=en

The World Health Organization is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District, a mountainous area 300 kilometres northeast of Kampala.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/who-supports-containment-of-rare-virus-on-ugandakenya-border?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 October 2017

Cameroon: 365MW Hydroelectric Project

Platinum Power, a Power Africa partner, has pre-qualified a total of 7 consortia for the design and build of one of their hydropower projects in Cameroon, the Makay Hydroelectric project. This project has an expected installed capacity of 365 MW and is located on the Nyong River, in the Nyong-et-Kelle Department, Central region of the Republic of Cameroon. The following candidates have been prequalified:… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroon-365mw-hydroelectric-project?lang=en

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