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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.

Deloitte poursuit son développement en Afrique francophone et annonce la cooptation au rang d’Associés d’Achille Wafeu au Cameroun, Georges Yao-Yao en Côte d’Ivoire et Zana Koné en République Démocratique du Congo. « Présent depuis plus de trente ans sur le continent, Deloitte recrute localement les meilleures ressources pour apporter aux acteurs privés et publics toutes les compétences… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nominations-dassocies-chez-deloitte-afrique-francophone?lang=fr

– Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency – There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and the African continent. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/germany-and-african-countries-seek-to-strengthen-trade-and-investment-ties-at-first-ever-germanyafrica-business-forum?lang=en

Industrialisation is key to making Africa a force to be reckoned with, but without power and infrastructure this will remain a mere dream. On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria and Siyabonga Gama, CEO, Transnet to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wef-building-africa-industrialisation-key-to-africas-economic-transformation?lang=en

Le Mussulo 40, le voilier accueillant un équipage de seulement deux hommes et participant à la régate de Cape2Rio, est arrivé à Rio, en remportant la quatrième place au classement général et la première place de sa catégorie. Le voilier de 40 pieds [parrainé par Angola Cables ([www.AngolaCables.co.ao](http://www.angolacables.co.ao/))], seule embarcation à deux équipiers à quitter Le… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolan-cape2rio-entry-celebrates-record-finish?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2017

Mali: Islamist Group Abuses, Banditry Surge

Islamist armed groups in northern and central [Mali](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-9%2f%3e3-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=118432&Action=Follow+Link) have executed numerous people and are increasingly imposing restrictions on village life, Human Rights Watch said today. The Malian government has largely been unable to protect vulnerable… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali-islamist-group-abuses-banditry-surge?lang=en

The British High Commisison, in partnership with the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA) and the Board of Investment (BOI), is hosting a conference on Financial Technology (better known as FinTech) on 25 January 2017. The conference will explore the development of Mauritius as a FinTech hub for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. A panel of experts, led by Nicole Anderson, CEO of FinTech Circle… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/british-high-commission-port-louis-to-host-fintech-conference?lang=en

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be in South Sudan on January 18 and Ethiopia on January 19. The primary purpose of the Assistant Secretary’s visit to Juba, South Sudan is to meet with Embassy personnel. She will also speak with international partners who deliver humanitarian assistance and local media. In addition, the Assistant Secretary intends to meet… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/assistant-secretary-thomasgreenfield-travels-to-south-sudan-and-ethiopia?lang=en

O Governo brasileiro recebeu, com satisfação, o anúncio das autoridades da África do Sul de reabertura do país às exportações brasileiras de carne suína. O mercado sul-africano de carne suína foi fechado ao produto brasileiro em 2005, quando se detectou foco de febre aftosa no Brasil. Desde então, o governo brasileiro fez repetidas gestões em favor da retomada das exportações do setor.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/abertura-do-mercado-da-africa-do-sul-para-a-carne-suina-brasileira?lang=pt

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2017

Nigeria: Compensate Families for Camp Bombing

The following quote is from [Mausi Segun](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-9%2f%401-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=118317&Action=Follow+Link), senior Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch: “The Nigerian government should provide prompt, adequate, and effective compensation to the victims and their families of the January 17 bombing… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-compensate-families-for-camp-bombing?lang=en

The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. “This is an unfortunate tragedy that befell people already suffering the effects of violence,” said Edward Kallon,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/emergency-response-mobilised-following-airstrike-on-rann-locality?lang=en

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies ([CMES](http://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/)) (http://CMES.fas.Harvard.edu) at Harvard University today opened its first overseas office, in Tunisia, home to a tradition of learning and research that extends from Antiquity to the present. The office and the year-round programs run from the location are made possible by the support of Harvard College alumnus Hazem Ben-Gacem… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/harvards-center-for-middle-eastern-studies-opens-field-office-in-tunisia?lang=en

Le Centre des études sur le Moyen-Orient ([CMES](http://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/)) ([http://CMES.fas.Harvard.edu](http://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/)) de l’Université de Harvard a ouvert aujourd’hui son premier Centre transatlantique d’apprentissage en Tunisie pour continuer une longue tradition de recherche sur la région du Moyen-Orient depuis l’Antiquité jusqu’à nos jours. Le nouveau Centre… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/harvards-center-for-middle-eastern-studies-opens-field-office-in-tunisia?lang=fr

Projet novateur en faveur des entreprises africaines et de leur croissance, l’Initiative AfroChampions vient d’être officiellement lancée à Bamako, au Mali, lors d’un diner inaugural parrainé par le Comité d’Organisation du Sommet Afrique-France pour le Partenariat, la Paix et l’Emergence, le cabinet de conseil Konfidants et le groupe ADS. Les partenaires du projet ont souhaité mettre… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/founder-of-ecobank-and-asky-airlines-gervais-djondo-receives-afrochampions-lifetime-awards-for-his-panafrican-vision-and-contribution-to-the-development-of-the-continent?lang=fr

The AfroChampions Initiative, an innovative project designed to promote African private sector champions, has been officially launched in Bamako, Mali, at an inaugural dinner sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence, advisory firm Konfidants and ADS group. Partners of the initiative have honoured on that occasion Founder of Ecobank and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/founder-of-ecobank-and-asky-airlines-gervais-djondo-receives-afrochampions-lifetime-awards-for-his-panafrican-vision-and-contribution-to-the-development-of-the-continent?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2017

IMF Online Press Briefing on Egypt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will release the Staff Report and related documents to Egypt’s request for $12 billion extended arrangement under the IMF Extended Fund Facility. The press conference will be webcast live on the [IMF Press Center](https://www-ombc.imf.org/protected/index.aspx) and on [www.IMF.org](http://www.imf.org/) – [here](http://www.imf.org/external/mmedia/viewlive.aspx?eventID=5620).… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-online-press-briefing-on-egypt?lang=en

[Westin Hotels & Resorts](http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html) ([www.StarwoodHotels.com/westin](http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin)), part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today unveiled its first global brand campaign in more than five years, taking on the disruptions, distractions and unpredictability of travel and empowering travelers to embrace well-being… Read more on http://starwood-hotels.africa-newsroom.com/press/lets-rise-westin-hotels-and-resorts-reveals-a-powerful-rallycry-for-travelers-to-regain-control-of-their-wellbeing-while-on-the-road?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 January 2017

Angolan Cape2Rio entry celebrates record finish

Mussulo 40, the yacht with the only two-man crew to compete in the Cape2Rio regatta, has arrived in Rio, earning a fourth place finish overall and the top position in their category. As the only double-hander to leave Cape Town on January 1, 2017, the 40-foot yacht [sponsored by Angola Cables ([www.AngolaCables.co.ao](http://www.angolacables.co.ao/))] was sailed by Angolan doctor José Guilherme Caldas… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/angolan-cape2rio-entry-celebrates-record-finish?lang=en

Selon Médecins Sans Frontières, au moins 120 personnes ont été blessées et 52 sont décédées suite au bombardement du camp de déplacés de Rann par l’armée nigériane. “Cette attaque de grande envergure sur des personnes vulnérables qui ont déjà fui l’extrême violence est choquante et inacceptable », s’insurge Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, directeur des opérations MSF. « La sécurité… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-msf-strongly-condemns-the-aerial-bombing-of-a-displaced-camp-in-rann?lang=fr

At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable,” says Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations. “The safety of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-msf-strongly-condemns-the-aerial-bombing-of-a-displaced-camp-in-rann?lang=en

The organiser of the [Investing in African Mining Indaba](http://www.miningindaba.com/ehome/174097)® ([www.MiningIndaba.com](http://www.miningindaba.com/)) conference is pleased to announce that the JSS Empowerment Mining Fund has signed on as a sponsor of the new Junior Miners Pavilion, including the much anticipated [Investment Battlefield Competition](http://www.miningindaba.com/ehome/indaba2017/482060/)… Read more on http://mining-indaba.africa-newsroom.com/press/mining-indaba-welcomes-new-empowerment-mining-fund-to-support-junior-mining-pavilion-and-investment-battlefield-competition?lang=en

Le Président de la République et à la fois Président en exercice du COMESA, Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu au Palais d’Etat d’Iavoloha, cet après-midi, M. Sindiso Ndema Ngwenya, Secrétaire Général du Marché Commun de l’Afrique Orientale et Australe, en présence des Ministres malagasy Narson Rafidimanana, Tazafy Armand et Baro Rafatrolaza, respectivement chargé des Projets Présidentiels… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/visite-du-secretaire-general-du-comesa-sindiso-ndema-ngwenya—vers-la-concretisation-de-la-vision-integration-regionale-harmonieuse-?lang=fr

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), has appointed, today, Ambassador Ibrahim Mbaba Kamara, of the Republic of Sierra Leone as her Special Representative and Head of the AU Liaison Office (AULO) in the Republic of Liberia. Since 2012, Ambassador Kamara has been serving as the AU Senior Political Advisor at the AU Liaison Office in Sudan. He has extensive professional experience… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/appointment-of-ibrahim-mbaba-kamara-as-the-new-special-representative-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-au-commission-and-head-of-the-au-office-in-liberia?lang=en

A Embaixada dos EUA em Angola anuncia que o seu Governo, através do Departamento de Estado, doou USD 4 milhões adicionais para ajudar o Governo da República de Angola a alcançar a sua meta de livrar o país do impacto de minas terrestres até 2025. A Ministra-Conselheira da Embaixada dos EUA em Luanda, Constance Arvis, viajou a província do Huambo, no dia 14 de Janeiro, para anunciar a doação… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/governo-dos-estados-unidos-doa-usd-4-milhoes-adicionais-para-esforcos-de-desminagem-em-angola?lang=pt

Nesta quinta-feira, dia 19 de Janeiro de 2017, pelas 9h00, no Centro Cultural Brasil Guiné-Bissau, a Câmara Municipal de Bissau e a ONG italiana LVIA vão realizar a cerimónia de encerramento do Projeto GRSU-BISSAU (Gestão dos Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos na cidade de Bissau), financiado pela União Europeia, levado a cabo de Fevereiro 2015 a Janeiro de 2017. O evento contará também com a participação… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/encerramento-do-projeto-grsubissau-gestao-dos-residuos-solidos-urbanos?lang=pt

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