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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.

Le Sommet sur l’innovation en Afrique (AIS) ([www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com](http://www.africainnovationsummit.com/)) a annoncé aujourd’hui que les innovateurs sélectionnés sur tout le continent allaient présenter leurs solutions au forum, qui se tiendra du 6 au 8 juin 2018 à Kigali, au Rwanda, sous le haut patronage de leurs Excellences le Président Paul Kagame et Pedro Pires (ex-président… Read more on https://africainnovationsummit.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-innovation-summit-ii-ais-announces-top-50-innovations-for-innovation-exhibition?lang=fr

The President of African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)), Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Bank’s Board of Governors held a high-level session on “Climate and Disaster Risk Financing” focusing on the Role of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) ([www.AfricanRiskCapacity.org](http://www.africanriskcapacity.org/)) and the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program (ADRiFi) on Wednesday… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/climate-and-disaster-risk-financing-get-fresh-boost-from-african-development-bank?lang=en

Mise à jour du marché : Bonnes perspectives d’affaires pour les industries agroalimentaires, plastiques et de l’emballage en Côte d’Ivoire et en Afrique de l’Ouest Selon GTAI Germany Trade & Invest du 16 mai 2018, [la Côte d’Ivoire devient le grenier de l’Afrique de l’Ouest](http://www.agrofood-westafrica.net/agrofood-abidjan-grenier.html) (https://goo.gl/ZtD9gD). L’agriculture et l’industrie… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire-is-becoming-the-bread-basket-of-west-africa?lang=fr

Market update: Good business prospects for the agrofood, plastics and packaging industries in Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa According to GTAI Germany Trade & Invest of 16 May 2018, [Côte d’Ivoire is becoming the bread basket of West Africa](http://www.agrofood-westafrica.net/6435.html) (https://goo.gl/kJPmWm). Agriculture and the food industry, especially in Abidjan, have been very dynamic for years,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire-is-becoming-the-bread-basket-of-west-africa?lang=en

Ghana Rugby ([http://GhanaRugby.org](http://ghanarugby.org/)) and the national rugby team, the Ghana Eagles, invited the General Manager of Panafrican Equipment (Panafrican), Mr Tim Callaghan, to the Secretariat in Osu-Accra to share the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup (Bronze Cup) with the company in appreciation of the enormous contribution of Panafrican towards Ghana Rugby. Panafrican/Komatsu became… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/panafricankomatsu-commits-to-rugby-development-in-ghana?lang=en

The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)) have issued a Joint Declaration following the conclusion of the Ministerial Roundtable of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference taking place during the African Development Bank’s 53rd Annual Meetings in which Korea announced a $5-billion bilateral financial assistance package for Africa.… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/korea-announces-5billion-financial-package-for-africa-at-african-development-bank-annual-meetings?lang=en

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has concluded her successful visit to Argentina, where she led a South African delegation at the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers. The meeting was held in preparation for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, which will be held in November 2018. Argentina holds the rotating Presidency of the G20. The meeting focused on strengthening multilateralism,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-minister-sisulu-concludes-successful-visit-to-argentina?lang=en

Led by Inés AYALA-SENDER (S&D, Spain), Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries (DMAG), and composed of Claude MORAES (S&D, UK), Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE), and Fabio Massimo CASTALDO (EFDD, Italy), Vice-President of the European Parliament and DMAG Member, the mission went to Tunis and Tripoli from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2018. In Tunis, the EP delegation,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mission-to-libya-the-european-parliament-ready-to-support-the-national-dialogue-amongst-libyans?lang=en

Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage. This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-congo-us-agency-for-international-development-commits-additional-7-million-to-combat-ebola?lang=en

Today (May 22, 2018), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green and Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Strategy and Finance for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Kim Dong Yeon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) toward pursuing our energy goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. USAID will implement the MOU through the Power Africa Coordinator’s Office. USAID Senior Deputy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-agency-for-international-development-administrator-mark-green-signs-power-africa-memorandum-of-understanding-with-the-government-of-the-republic-of-korea?lang=en

On 21 May 2018, the case against Musa Hilal and six co-accused continued for its third hearing before a military court set up at the Military Intelligence headquarters in Khartoum. According to reliable information received, Musa Hilal and his co-accused have been charged with crimes under articles 50 (undermining the constitutional system) and 130 (murder) of the Sudanese Criminal Act, 1991, crimes… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-290-officers-from-border-guard-forces-a-paramilitary-force-reportedly-under-incommunicado-detention?lang=en

The South African High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms Koleka Mqulwana says South Africa and Kenya are working hard to level the balance of trade by enhancing bilateral and investment relations. Mqulwana was speaking during the Trade and Investment seminar i in Nairobi, Kenya. According to Mqulwana, in recent high level interactions between the two countries, the vibrant trade relations were noted with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-and-kenya-working-hard-to-balance-trade-and-investment?lang=en

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) ([www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com](http://www.africainnovationsummit.com/)) today announced the innovators selected from across the continent to exhibit their solutions at the forum, which will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde and 2011… Read more on https://africainnovationsummit.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-innovation-summit-ii-ais-announces-top-50-innovations-for-innovation-exhibition?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 May 2018

Briefing Notes – Algeria, Libya

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani (1) Algeria We call on the Government of Algeria to cease the collective expulsions of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan African countries. While exact figures are difficult to obtain, the number of people expelled is believed to run into many thousands. A UN human rights team earlier this month visited Niamey, Agadez… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/briefing-notes-algeria-libya?lang=en

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today (May 21, 2018) with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu on the margins of the G20 Ministerial in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Deputy Secretary welcomed President Ramaphosa’s new government and his commitment to transparency, and expressed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/deputy-secretary-sullivans-meeting-with-south-african-minister-of-international-relations-and-cooperation-lindiwe-sisulu?lang=en

Freshworks ([www.Freshworks.com](http://www.freshworks.com/)), a leading provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its expansion into the African market. Freshworks plans to substantially increase its commitment with specific investments in marketing, sales and partner resources to better serve its customers in the region. “Africa is a very strategic market for Freshworks, said… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/freshworks-announces-expansion-plans-in-africa-with-strategic-focus-and-committed-investments-in-kenya?lang=en

Freshworks Inc ([www.Freshworks.com](http://www.freshworks.com/))., a leading provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its expansion into the African market. Freshworks plans to substantially increase its commitment with specific investments in marketing, sales and partner resources to better serve its customers in the region. “Africa is a very strategic market for Freshworks,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/freshworks-announces-expansion-plans-in-africa-with-strategic-focus-and-committed-investments-in-nigeria?lang=en

The African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organizations will specifically explore ways of strengthening education and research in the mathematical sciences across Africa. The African Development Bank and… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-development-bank-and-the-african-institute-for-mathematical-sciences-to-explore-partnerships-for-scaling-up-investments-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics?lang=en

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe will lead an investment roadshow to Shanghai, China aimed at wooing investors to the South African Special Economic Zones (SEZs) from 26-31 May 2018. The roadshow will give representatives of the South African government, implementers of the SEZ Programme and SEZs to present the value-proposition of South African SEZs to potential investors… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-deputy-minister-magwanishe-to-lead-mission-to-china-to-woo-investors-to-local-economic-zones?lang=en

The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative (JSR) Jeremiah Mamabolo has concluded a two day visit to oversee progress on the establishment of the Mission’s temporary operating base in Golo, Jebel Marra. On arrival, UNAMID personnel working on the ground briefed him on the current security situation and the challenges faced, including rough terrain,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-unionunited-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-joint-special-representative-jsr-visits-golo-and-expresses-concern-over-reports-of-recent-clashes-and-displacement-in-jebel-marra?lang=en

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea joined Giza Governor General Mohamed Kamal El Daly to inaugurate the first community hub for women and girls in Imbaba. “The United States is committed to supporting the Government of Egypt’s efforts to ensure that women and girls are socially, economically, and politically empowered in public spaces” said U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dorothy Shea. “One… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-goe-inaugurate-community-hub-for-women-and-girls-in-imbaba?lang=en

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (https://am.AfDB.org/en) in Busan, Korea. “Africa’s economic… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-group-annual-meetings-regional-cooperation-structural-reforms-key-to-economic-transformation?lang=en

The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation. “We must remain vigilant and we need to continue strengthening community based-surveillance. The risk of spreading within the country and to neighbouring nations remains… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-congo-red-cross-warns-against-complacency-in-ebola-response-expands-operation?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 May 2018

Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving care or attacked while getting treatment, according to a paper published today by the UN Human Rights Office… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/healthcare-under-attack-in-libya?lang=en

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