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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.

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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.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived in the Republic of China to attend the BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting and Trade Ministers Meeting. The two meetings will be preceded by official’s meetings from the BRICS countries. The meetings will discuss areas in which BRICS countries can enhance cooperation on issues related to trade and investment. The key areas of focus will… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-davies-arrives-in-the-republic-of-china-to-attend-brics-trade-and-industry-meetings?lang=en

Le Ministère de l’Energie, de l’Eau, et des Mines, l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis près le Bénin, le Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), et le Programme de Développement de Droit Commercial du Ministère du Commerce des Etats-Unis d’Amérique (CLDP), ont tenu une formation sur la négociation des contrats d’achat d’électricité (CAEs) et les appels d’offres dans le domaine de l’énergie.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-gouvernement-des-etatsunis-contribue-a-laccroissement-des-investissements-dans-le-secteur-de-lenergie-au-benin-a-travers-linitiative-power-africa?lang=fr

Tigo Tanzania ([www.Tigo.co.tz](http://www.tigo.co.tz/)) customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure. The news of the upgrade, revealed recently in Dar es Salaam will be music to the ears of the subscribers even as they continue to enjoy quality, smoother access to… Read more on https://tigo-tanzania.africa-newsroom.com/press/tigo-customers-to-enjoy-highquality-services-with-modernized-network-infrastructure?lang=en

Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mr. Yusuf-Garaad Omar will pay his first official visit to India from 31 July – 04 August 2017 at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj. He will be accompanied by a senior-level official delegation. During the upcoming visit, the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/official-visit-of-the-foreign-minister-of-federal-republic-of-somalia-to-india-31-july-04-august-2017?lang=en

The convention was signed in Moscow on March 15, 2016, as an improvement of the international legal framework for Russian-Moroccan cooperation on extradition issues. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/law-to-ratify-extradition-convention-between-russia-and-morocco?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, la porte-parole a fait les déclarations suivantes : 1 – République démocratique du Congo – Droits de l’Homme (28 juillet 2017) La France est vivement préoccupée par la dégradation de la situation des droits de l’Homme en République démocratique du Congo, notamment dans la région des Kasaïs, comme en fait à nouveau état le Bureau conjoint des Nations Unies… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-republique-democratique-du-congo–france-nigeria–quai-dorsay-declarations-de-la-porteparole-et-agenda-du-ministre-de-la-ministre-chargee-des-affaires-europeennes-et-du-secretaire-detat?lang=fr

L’organisation médicale humanitaire internationale Médecins Sans Frontières engagée contre la rougeole en RDC : un million d’enfant ont été vaccinés et 41.000 enfants soignés dans les provinces du Maniema, Lomami, Tanganyika, Ituri, Sud Kivu, Equateur, depuis Novembre 2016. C’est une maladie parmi les plus contagieuses, qui se diffuse par voie orale à travers éternuements et toux et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-over-one-million-children-vaccinated-against-measles-in-democratic-republic-of-congo?lang=fr

As measles sweeps across Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), more than one million children have been vaccinated against the disease in a nine-month campaign by the international aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), supporting the Ministry of Health. Since November 2016, MSF teams have also treated more than 41,000 children for the disease in Maniema, Lomami,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-over-one-million-children-vaccinated-against-measles-in-democratic-republic-of-congo?lang=en

The British Embassy in Addis Ababa marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons by agreeing to provide training next month to Ethiopian Immigration Officials. The British Embassy has been working closely with Ethiopian Airlines in tackling cases on human trafficking and has been providing training to the airline on a regular basis at Bole International Airport. The aim of the training is to make… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-and-ethiopia-join-efforts-to-fight-human-trafficking?lang=en

Adopting and domesticating the African Mining Vision (AMV) will contribute to laying the institutional groundwork and cementing strong accountability mechanisms that are vital for Nigeria’s plans to expand mineral investment and production. In a presentation was made during the 6th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) conference, hosted by CSR-in-Action in Abuja, Nigeria, John Sloan… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/amdc-calls-for-an-inclusive-mineral-sector-in-nigeria?lang=en

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards (www.AfricaArchitectureAwards.com), founded by Saint-Gobain (www.Saint-Gobain-Africa.com), attracted an unprecedented number of entries for an architecture awards programme in its first edition. More than 500 projects registered to enter the awards before the closing date of 14 July 2017, and a total of 307 projects from across the continent, situated in 32… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-inaugural-africa-architecture-awards-announces-20-shortlisted-projects-out-of-an-unprecedented-307-entered-projects-situated-in-32-african-countries?lang=en

People with albinism living in rural Tanzania continue to live in fear amid widespread attitudes that lead to violence against them, a United Nations human rights expert [has concluded after her first visit to the country](http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21915&LangID=E). The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tanzania-reported-attacks-against-persons-with-albinism-decline-but-root-causes-still-rife-in-rural-areas–un-expert?lang=en

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will on Tuesday, 01 August 2017 hold a joint media briefing on the 2018 NSFAS applications as well as the application centres made available through the NYDA. Details of the briefing are as follows: Date: 01 August 2017 Time: 10h00 Venue: Local Youth Centre, 621, Sikonde Street, Ratanda, Heidelberg,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nsfas-and-nyda-briefs-media-on-the-opening-of-2018-nsfas-applications?lang=en

Ce 26 Juillet 2017, dans la salle du Conseil Régional du Sahel à Dori, a eu lieu le lancement officiel des programmes suivants : i) Insertion socioéconomique des jeunes et femmes dans la province du Séno (Coopération italienne) ; ii) Renforcement de la résilience des communautés vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans les zones septentrionales au Burkina Faso et la… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ceremonie-du-lancement-officiel-de-projets-en-faveur-des-femmes-et-des-jeunes-dans-le-nord-du-burkina-faso?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 28 July 2017

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The members of the Security Council welcome recent efforts to strengthen an inclusive political dialogue among all Libyans, supported by Libya’s neighbours, international partners and regional organizations within the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2259. In that context, the members of the Security Council welcome the meeting of Fayez Al Sarraj,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-press-statement-on-libya968?lang=en

On 27 and 28 July, Libyan authorities and civil society organisations, UN entities and other stakeholders have gathered to discuss gaps and opportunities in victim assistance (VA) during the Workshop on Victim Assistance in the Context of Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Other Explosive Remnants of War in Libya. The initiative is co-organized by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/bridging-the-gap-in-victim-assistance-unmas-press-release?lang=en

Abdelkerim Bendjebbour, Représentant-Résident de la Banque Africaine de Développement, arrive au terme de son mandat. Il est venu faire ses adieux au Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, ce 27 juillet, au Palais d’État d’Iavoloha. Celui qui a dirigé la Représentation de la BAD pendant sept ans, à Madagascar, a mis en relief la chance qu’il a eu de servir dans une nation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/abdelkerim-bendjebbour-representantresident-de-la-bad-quitte-madagascar–un-milliard-usd-de-financements-sur-20172021-agriculture-et-energie-en-priorite-?lang=fr

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson joined officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry at a validation workshop on Ghana’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy. The meeting brought producers, processors and exporters together with customs and government officials to discuss the implementation of Ghana’s AGOA Strategy, which aims to helps Ghanaian companies take advantage… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghanas-agoa-strategy-aims-to-boost-jobs-private-sector-growth?lang=en

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo today in Port Harcourt inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama ([www.Indorama.com](http://www.indorama.com/)) Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at the cost of $1.5 billion. The acting President used the opportunity to remind all Nigerians that time has come for them to grow whatever they eat and produce whatever they consume. “What… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/acting-president-vice-president-osinbajo-inaugurates-15-billion-usd-fertilizer-plant-in-nigeria?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 27 July 2017

Wari Group Joins the US-Africa Business Center

Digital solutions group Wari ([www.Wari.com](http://www.wari.com/)) has joined the USâAfrica Business Center (USABC) ([www.USChamber.com/africa](http://www.uschamber.com/africa)) initiated by the US Chamber Of Commerce. Wari’s CEO and founder, Kabirou Mbodje, will also sit on the Center’s Board of Directors. “Wari is extremely proud to join the US-Africa Business Center. The move demonstrates… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wari-group-joins-the-usafrica-business-center?lang=en

Entre os dia 30 de julho e 11 de agosto, estará em Bissau a Especialista Parlamentar Sénior do Pro PALOP-TL ISC, numa missão de apoio à Assembleia Nacional Popular da Guiné Bissau (ANP-GB) para a elaboração do Manual de ética parlamentar e do Guia parlamentar para o mapeamento e seguimento da implementação dos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) e da Ajuda Externa direcionada… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/especialista-parlamentar-senior-do-pro-paloptl-em-missao-de-assistencia-tecnica-a-assembleia-nacional-popular-da-guinebissau?lang=pt

On Thursday 27 July 2017 Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado (Spanish Navy) handed over force command of the EU’s counter-piracy ‘Operation Atalanta’ to Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori (Italian Navy) during a ceremony in Djibouti. EU NAVFOR’s Deputy Operation Commander, Rear-Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares (Spanish Navy), also attended the ceremony. This was ESPS Galicia’s fourth deployment… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/spain-hands-over-force-command-to-italy-during-ceremony-on-board-esps-galicia-in-djibouti-port?lang=en

Groundbreaking data from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control across all age groups in Swaziland, the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world. Additional PEPFAR-supported studies released in December 2016 for Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe demonstrate significant progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/quatre-pays-africains-sont-sur-le-point-de-maitriser-leur-epidemie-de-vih-tandis-que-les-etatsunis-restent-engages-envers-le-pepfar?lang=en

Des données inédites du Plan présidentiel d’aide d’urgence des États-Unis à la lutte contre le sida (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ou PEPFAR) montrent que l’épidémie de VIH est en train d’être maîtrisée dans toutes les classes d’âge au Swaziland, le pays dont la prévalence du VIH est la plus forte au monde. Des études supplémentaires financées par le PEPFAR et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/quatre-pays-africains-sont-sur-le-point-de-maitriser-leur-epidemie-de-vih-tandis-que-les-etatsunis-restent-engages-envers-le-pepfar?lang=fr

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