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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.

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations suivantes : 1 – République démocratique du Congo – Entretien de M. Jean-Marc Ayrault avec le président de la conférence épiscopale (Paris, 24 mars 2017) M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, ministre des affaires étrangères et du développement international, recevra le 24 mars le président de la conférence épiscopale du Congo, Mgr… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-republique-democratique-du-congo–france-gabon–france-egypte–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole?lang=fr

South Africa is committed to work with Nigeria for a better Africa in a better world. This was said by the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni. Mnguni was speaking at a welcoming session for the South African business delegation which arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. The delegation is in Nigeria to attend the trade and investment mission to that country.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-committed-to-work-with-nigeria-for-a-better-africa-in-a-better-world?lang=en

The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive to Uganda every day, fleeing brutal conflict, compounded by the limited availability of food. Uganda currently hosts more than 800,000 South Sudanese refugees. Among them are… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-on-behalf-of-the-government-of-uganda-and-unhcr-breaking-point-imminent-government-of-uganda-unhcr-say-help-for-south-sudan-refugee-inflow-urgently-needed?lang=en

Madame Martine Pinville, Secrétaire d’Etat auprès du Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances, chargée du Commerce, de l’Artisanat, de la Consommation et de l’Economie sociale et solidaire sera à Dakar les 27 et 28 mars prochains pour promouvoir l’Economie sociale et solidaire et l’Artisanat d’art, la France étant Présidente depuis 2016 du groupe pilote de l’Assemblée générale… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/deplacement-de-martine-pinville-secretaire-detat-aupres-du-ministre-de-leconomie-et-des-finances-chargee-du-commerce-de-lartisanat-de-la-consommation-et-de-leconomie-sociale-et-solidaire-au-senegal?lang=fr

A Delegação da União Europeia em Moçambique tem o prazer de o/a convidar para uma Conferência de Imprensa na Sexta-feira, dia 24 de Março, pelas 10h, na Delegação da União Europeia (Av. Julius Nyerere 2820) para marcar o início das Celebrações dos 60 Anos dos Tratados de Roma. A conferência de Imprensa contará com a presença dos Embaixadores da União Europeia e dos seus Estados-Membros.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/conferencia-de-imprensa-celebracoes-dos-60-anos-dos-tratados-de-roma?lang=pt

Armed groups in the [Central African Republic](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-%3a5%3e7-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=124382&Action=Follow+Link) have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, “[No Class:… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/central-african-republic-armed-groups-using-schools?lang=en

Le Président de la République s’est entretenu avec M. Macky SALL, Président de la République du Sénégal, dans le cadre d’un dîner amical. Ils ont effectué une revue des relations bilatérales franco-sénégalaises, pour constater la mise en œuvre satisfaisante des décisions prises lors de la visite d’Etat du président Macky SALL en France en décembre 2016. Le chef de l’Etat a ainsi… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/entretien-avec-m-macky-sall-president-de-la-republique-du-senegal?lang=fr

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles following the act terror perpetrated in London, United Kingdom claiming lives and injuring many others. President Faure said that the Government of the Republic of Seychelles unreservedly condemns acts of violence aimed at instilling fear and terror in the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-faure-sends-message-of-condolence-to-the-united-kingdom-following-vicious-act-terror?lang=en

Company Name: Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC (www.StanbicIBTC.com) Company Symbol: Stanbic [Stanbic]>> Company Report Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC Audited Consolidated Annual Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2016 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’million N’million Gross Earnings 156,425 140,027 Profit Before Tax 37,209 23,651 Taxation (8,689) (4,760) Profit for the Year 28,520 18,891 Earnings Per Share… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-stanbic-ibtc-holdings-plc?lang=en

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP is our chance to Break Free from fossil fuels” making a call to… Read more on http://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/funeral-procession-outside-the-department-of-energy-to-highlight-the-impacts-of-fossil-fuels?lang=en

Kaspersky Lab ([www.Kaspersky.co.za](http://www.kaspersky.co.za/)) has announced the global availability of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy ([https://ICS.Kaspersky.com](https://ics.kaspersky.com/)), a vertical advanced package for energy enterprises, based on Kaspersky Lab’s suite for protection of industrial infrastructure. Modern electrical power grids are complex networks, with… Read more on http://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/critical-infrastructure-protection-gets-a-boost-with-kaspersky-industrial-cybersecurity-for-energy?lang=en

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) ([www.Marriott.com](http://www.marriott.com/)), today announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand ([www.AloftHotels.com](http://www.alofthotels.com/)) in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/marriott-international-to-debut-aloft-hotels-in-mauritius-with-signing-of-the-brands-first-adaptive-reuse-project-in-africa?lang=en

« Disso » tel est le thème de l’exposition de El hadji SY dit El SY qui déroulera du 25 mars au 25 avril 2017 à la Gare de Ngaye Meckhé et dont le vernissage se tient le 25 mars 2017 au même endroit. En choisissant le thème de « Disso » qui renvoie à la notion de rencontre des cultures et de l’art, l’artiste El SY entend célébrer l’universalité au cœur des baobabs millénaires… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ngaye-meckhe-la-capitale-de-lartisanat-abrite-la-grande-exposition-de-el-sy?lang=fr

Mara Social Media (https://Mara.com), an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced this week that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mara-social-media-acquires-global-instant-messaging-and-communications-platform-nimbuzz?lang=en

Près de 600 millions d’enfants – soit un enfant sur quatre à l’échelle mondiale – vivront, d’ici à 2040, dans des zones où les ressources en eau seront extrêmement limitées, d’après un rapport de l’UNICEF publié à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’eau. Ce rapport, intitulé Soif d’avenir: l’eau et les enfants face aux changements climatiques, examine les menaces… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nearly-600-million-children-will-live-in-areas-with-extremely-limited-water-resources-by-2040-unicef?lang=fr

Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF [report](http://unic.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=56501d65dc943898190e9899e&id=67fb0a6e7b&e=2ec3dc57bc) released today, World Water Day. The report, Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate, looks at the threats to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nearly-600-million-children-will-live-in-areas-with-extremely-limited-water-resources-by-2040-unicef?lang=en

Morocco has become the latest country to join UNWTO as partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was delivered at the Moroccan Day of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism held on 20 March in Rabat. Morocco has become the latest partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. On the occasion of the Moroccan Day of Sustainable… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unwto-welcomes-morocco-as-a-partner-of-the-international-year-of-sustainable-tourism-for-development-2017?lang=en

On the 24th of March, on the premises of the Residence of France in Accra, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, along with the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas, will officially lay the foundation stone for the new building of the French embassy in Accra. This ceremony falls within the context of the initiative ‘France & Ghana 1957-2017: moving forward… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nana-addo-dankwa-akufoaddo-lays-the-foundation-stone-for-the-new-building-of-embassy-of-france-in-accra?lang=en

Une nouvelle infrastructure vient d’être inaugurée par le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina à l’EPP d’ Antanimbarinandriana, en plein cœur de la capitale, en présence des membres du Gouvernement, d’élus locaux, et ceux de représentations étrangères. Il s’agit d’une bibliothèque doté de plus de 5000 ouvrages et d’un Centre multimédia composé de plusieurs… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-de-la-republique-inaugure-une-bibliotheque-et-un-centre-multimedia-a-lepp-dantanimbarinandriana-antananarivo?lang=fr

Le CICR lance un appel pour réunir 400 millions de dollars US en vue de venir en aide aux personnes durement touchées par les crises humanitaires qui sévissent en Somalie, au Yémen, au Soudan du Sud et dans le nord-est du Nigéria. Les fonds permettront de fournir des secours vitaux à quelque cinq millions de personnes vulnérables. Lors d’une conférence de presse tenue aujourd’hui à Genève,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/massive-scaling-up-urgently-needed-to-tackle-hunger-crisis-says-icrcs-director-of-operations?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 22 March 2017

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Malawi

– A second consecutive year of the El Niño-induced drought created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that placed an estimated 6.7 million people—or 40 percent of the population—at risk of food insecurity – IMF and development partners intervention helped stabilize maize prices and alleviated the adverse impact of the drought on the vulnerable population – Based on progress to date, a request… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-completes-review-mission-to-malawi3?lang=en

– Takoradi service facility underlines GE’s commitment to bring global expertise and build local capabilities in Africa. – Investment to include training of Ghanaian workforce and partnerships with educational institutions. – New facility will directly support Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project and will be the primary service centre for deep-water offshore projects in Ghana. GE Oil… Read more on http://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ge-oil-and-gas-expands-global-footprint-with-new-sub-saharan-africa-facility-to-support-customer-operations?lang=en

In line with President Danny Faure’s vision of providing an efficient and professional diplomatic service for the benefit of the people of Seychelles, a rotation plan as well as new appointments of the Heads of Seychelles’ missions abroad have been undertaken. The appointments are as follows: – Ambassador Ronny Jumeau will be the Seychelles Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He will… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/rotations-and-appointments-of-ambassadors-of-seychelles?lang=en

The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid. Speaking at a news conference in Geneva today, ICRC director of operations, Dominik Stillhart, warned a massive scaling up of aid was needed to avert a further spiralling downwards in these… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/massive-scaling-up-urgently-needed-to-tackle-hunger-crisis-says-icrcs-director-of-operations?lang=en

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