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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.

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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.

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

Certificates Backlog Angers Committee

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called for disciplinary measures against officials responsible for delays in issuing certificates to students who have graduated. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Connie September, said the Committee noted the efforts of Minister Mr Blade Nzimande in trying to resolve the matter. However, delays were unacceptable. “The Department of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/certificates-backlog-angers-committee?lang=en

Après deux jours d’échanges sous le thème « Leadership politique et contribution à la consolidation de la paix et de la démocratie », l’atelier interactif des partis politiques organisé conjointement par le Ministère de l’Intérieur et de la Décentralisation et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement s’est terminé mercredi. Ils étaient plus d’une soixantaine de… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/partis-politiques-a-madagascar-deux-jours-dechanges-dautocritique-et-de-promotion-de-la-paix-et-de-la-democratie?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

ONUCI FM devient La Radio de la Paix

A partir du 1er mars 2017, ONUCI FM devient La Radio de la Paix, une nouvelle radio qui sera dirigée par la Fondation Félix Houphouët Boigny pour la recherche de la Paix à Yamoussoukro. Cette initiative entre dans le cadre du transfert des activités résiduelles de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) afin de consolider les acquis dans le domaine de la communication. Elle… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/onuci-fm-devient-la-radio-de-la-paix?lang=fr

The U.S. Embassy welcomes American violinist Chelsey Green and the Green Project, as the popular jazz band visits Egypt next week for the first time. Their historic concert tour, titled “Hakawatya,” will feature performances at the Citadel in Cairo on February 28 and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria on March 3, and will include joint performances with renowned Egyptian musicians Dina… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-jazz-violinist-chelsey-green-to-perform-in-egypt-next-week?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host three-day export training workshops in three provinces next month as part of its efforts to nurture the culture of export and increase the number of the country’s exporters. The workshops, which will be held in Polokwane, Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg, are part of the Integrated National Export Strategy (INES) which is the country’s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nurturing-export-culture-and-capacity-to-increase-exporters?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 Regional Launch

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is partnering with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to implement the ‘Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050’ (ASL2050) project. The project aims to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and consultation among livestock, health and environment stakeholders in… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-sustainable-livestock-2050-regional-launch?lang=en

Preparations for the joint Annual Ministerial Conference of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have reached advanced stages with the partners dispatching teams to Dakar to put final touches to plans for the forum that provides Africa with a platform to discuss issues pertinent to her development. The Conference will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23-28… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/preps-for-2017-ecaau-conference-of-ministers-reach-advanced-stages?lang=en

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will deliver the keynote address at the launch of Ivili Loboya textiles. Ivili Loboya is Africa’s first cashmere fabric manufacturer located at Ibika near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape Province. Ivili produces high-end handwoven and knitted natural blended fabrics… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-radebe-to-address-the-launch-of-ivili-loboya-textiles?lang=en

What: Press Conference at Opening of SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar When: Friday, 24th February 2017, 10am Where: Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Rubaga What: Closing Ceremony of SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar When: Sunday, 26th February 2017, 4pm Where: Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Rubaga Inspired by the touching movie “Queen of Katwe”, the German Embassy Kampala is funding the SOM Chess Academy… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/german-embassy-kampala-sponsored-som-chess-academy-children-seminar?lang=en

Seven new public servants from the Republic of Kenya arrived to Juba this week to begin their assignments as civil service support officers (CSSOs) as part of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative”. The new arrivals are joining two Ugandan CSSOs, who reported to Juba… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-civil-servant-support-officers-arrive-from-kenya-for-mentoring-assignments-to-strengthen-south-sudans-civil-service?lang=en

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is now so severe that the UN has declared a famine in parts of the country. ‘The situation is acute. We must act now to save lives. Norway is therefore providing NOK 135 million for emergency relief efforts in South Sudan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. One of the world’s most serious humanitarian crises is continuing to unfold in South… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-to-provide-nok-135-million-in-emergency-aid-to-south-sudan?lang=en

L’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme au Mali, Suliman Baldo, se rendra en Mali du 26 février au 8 mars 2017 afin d’évaluer la situation des droits de l’homme et d’observer les progrès réalisés dans la mise en œuvre des recommandations formulées dans ses [rapports antérieurs](http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?m=203) au Conseil des droits de l’homme… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali–droits-de-lhomme–lexpert-independant-de-lonu-effectue-une-mission-de-suivi?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

EU-Seychelles partnership in climate change

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles undertook a site visit to La Digue in the context of the coastal flood adaptation and mitigation activities of the “Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance project”. She met with local stakeholders on La Digue. According to Marjaana SALL, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles: “Through this project, the European… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/euseychelles-partnership-in-climate-change?lang=en

Contrairement à l’information relayée par les sites [apanews(dot)net](http://apanews.net/index.php/fr/news/le-cameroun-rapatrie-pres-de-500-refugies-nigerians) et [camerpost(dot)com](http://www.camerpost.com/cameroun-lutte-contre-boko-haram-rapatriement-de-pres-de-500-refugies-nigerians/), le HCR tient à informer l’opinion nationale et internationale qu’il n’a pas coordonné et n’est… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-hautcommissariat-des-nations-unies-pour-les-refugies-hcr-nest-pas-implique-dans-le-rapatriement-des-refugies-nigerians-dans-la-region-de-lextremenord-cameroun?lang=fr

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up their support before it is too late. Before this week there has been only one certified famine globally since 2000. Parts of South Sudan are now in famine and in 2017 there is a credible risk of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-outlines-new-humanitarian-support-and-urges-international-community-to-save-lives-before-its-too-late?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosozana Dlamimi-Zuma, has expressed deep concern over the deterioration of the security situation in the Republic of South Sudan in recent weeks, and the impact on the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan of 2015. The Chairperson is alarmed by the reports received regarding the rising… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/chairperson-of-au-commission-expresses-deep-concern-over-the-recent-fighting-in-south-sudan?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations et répondu aux questions suivantes : […] 3 – Soudan du Sud Q – Quelle réponse la France compte-t-elle apporter à la grave crise humanitaire que connaît le Soudan du Sud ? R – La France est très préoccupée par la gravité de la crise alimentaire qui frappe actuellement le Soudan du Sud et d’autres pays de la région. Nous… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-soudan-du-sud–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

Seychelles and EU Committed to Bolstering Relations

President Danny Faure received the Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mrs Marjaana Sall, at State House today. Ambassador Sall was accompanied by the Ambassador of the French Republic to Seychelles, Mr Lionel Majesté-Larrouy, and the British High Commissioner to Seychelles, Ms Caron Röhsler. On behalf of Seychelles’ Government, the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-and-eu-committed-to-bolstering-relations?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 February 2017

Africa: Declaration of Famine in South Sudan

The United States is gravely concerned by the February 20 declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan and by the significant scale of humanitarian need throughout the country. This crisis is man-made, the direct consequence of a conflict prolonged by South Sudanese leaders who are unwilling to put aside political ambitions for the good of their people. We call on President Kiir to expeditiously… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-declaration-of-famine-in-south-sudan?lang=en

A la veille de son départ définitif, le 25 Février prochain, l’Ambassadeur d’Egypte, SEM Cherif Youssef Abbas, a effectué une visite d’adieu auprès du Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina. « L’Egypte était toujours présente à Madagascar, même durant la période de crise. Nous félicitons le Président Rajaonarimampianina pour avoir réussi à sortir des sanctions… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lambassadeur-degypte-a-fait-ses-adieux-au-president-de-la-republique–les-relations-egyptomalgaches-sont-excellentes-?lang=fr

[Sage](https://www.sage.com/za) (www.Sage.com/za), the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, has today launched [Sage Foundation’s](https://www.sage.com/company/sage_foundation) Enterprise Fund (https://www.Sage.com/company/sage_foundation). The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives… Read more on http://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/sage-foundation-launches-1-million-enterprise-fund-to-inspire-innovation-and-change-in-africa?lang=en

– Vendu par le distributeur Clarke Energy, le moteur GE’s Jenbacher J316 est une alternative économique au générateur diesel de secours d’AGROCAM – Cette solution offre une production d’électricité plus durable pour le client et pour le Cameroun AGROCAM, un éleveur de volailles de premier plan situé à Douala en Afrique centrale, et membre du groupe JS NOUTCHOGOUIN, a acheté à Clarke Energy,… Read more on http://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ges-gas-engine-technology-provides-costeffective-gridstability-solution-for-cameroon-poultry-hatchery?lang=fr

– Sold through Distributor Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher J316 Gas Engine is an Economical Alternative to AGROCAM’s Backup Diesel Generator – Solution Provides More Sustainable Supply of Electricity for the Customer and Cameroon AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery in the central African region, located in Douala, and a member company of the JS NOUTCHOGOUIN Group, has purchased one of GE’s (NYSE:… Read more on http://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ges-gas-engine-technology-provides-costeffective-gridstability-solution-for-cameroon-poultry-hatchery?lang=en

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of François Louncény Fall of Guinea as his Special Representative for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA). Mr. Fall is currently serving as the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of UNOCA since November 2016. Mr. Fall… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-francois-lounceny-fall-of-guinea-as-head-of-united-nations-regional-office-for-central-africa?lang=en

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