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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.

L’UNESCO a salué l’ouverture de l’audience d’Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi devant la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) à La Haye, pour crimes de guerre et destruction de monuments et bâtiments d’importance religieuse ou historiques, dont 9 mausolées du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO et une mosquée à Tombouctou, au Mali, en 2012. Ce procès historique, le premier devant un tribunal international… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unesco-directorgeneral-welcomes-opening-of-trial-on-the-destruction-of-heritage-in-timbuktu?lang=fr

UNESCO today welcomed the opening of the hearings of the case of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for alleged war crimes and the destruction of historical monuments and buildings of religious significance, including nine mausoleums and a mosque at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Timbuktu (Mali) in 2012. This first trial at an international tribunal… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unesco-directorgeneral-welcomes-opening-of-trial-on-the-destruction-of-heritage-in-timbuktu?lang=en

Today the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on the training of the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy between EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia and the Libyan Coast Guard took place in Rome. The Operation will conduct a training programme of Libyan Coast Guards and Navy, in coordination with other EU agencies and international actors, in three consecutive phases – on the high sea on board of EUNAVFOR… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eunavfor-med-operation-sophia-signs-agreement-to-train-libyan-coast-guard-and-navy?lang=en

The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of The Netherlands to lead an independent Special Investigation into the violence in Juba, South Sudan, in July 2016, and the response of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The investigation will review reports of incidents of attacks on civilians and cases of sexual violence that occurred within… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-secretarygeneral-today-announced-the-appointment-of-major-general-retired-patrick-cammaert-of-the-netherlands-to-lead-an-independent-special-investigation-into-the-violence-in-juba-south-sudan-in-july-2016-and-the-response-of-the-un-mission-in-south-s?lang=en

East African protesters have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate against banks that do business with Bidco Africa, highlighting the connection between global financial institutions, The Prince of Wales and widespread deforestation in Africa. Barclays and Standard Chartered saw their London headquarters picketed due to their funding of Nairobi-based Bidco, a company that cuts down thousands… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/barclays-and-standard-chartered-picketed-in-london-over-bidco-business?lang=en

Suite aux récentes informations sur les violentes manifestations de grande ampleur qui ont eu lieu à Addis Abeba et dans d’autres régions d’Éthiopie, les responsables d’Église locaux et les membres du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) ont appelé de concert les parties en cause à entamer un dialogue pacifique et à faire preuve de retenue. «Nous pleurons les personnes qui ont péri… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/churches-call-for-peaceful-dialogue-in-ethiopia?lang=fr

The Citizen’s Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission under the leadership of Mr Ahmed El-Bashir the Acting Director of CIDO received a delegation from ASIKO International Arts School. This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative Consultancy and Liaison Officer to the African Diaspora Forum. The main objective of… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-arts-a-language-to-drive-and-integrate-africas-economic-and-development-agenda?lang=en

The African Institute for Remittances (AIR) on 12 August 2016 concluded in Harare, Zimbabwe, a three-day Consultative and Stock-Taking workshop with African Central Banks, partners and other stakeholders on Remittances in the African Union Member States. The workshop was organized by AIR, with the support of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, aimed at: (1) raising awareness on the Mandate and Function… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-institute-for-remittances-air-to-provide-technical-assistances-to-african-central-banks-on-remittances?lang=en

USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has contributed an additional USD 17 million to support IOM’s emergency operations across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. With USAID’s support, IOM will continue and expand lifesaving aid operations for more than 605,300 displaced and vulnerable individuals at the UN protection of civilians… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-contributes-extra-usd-17-million-to-ioms-emergency-operations-in-south-sudan?lang=en

The trial against an alleged main perpetrator of the destruction of monuments in the UNESCO World Heritage site in Timbuktu in 2012 opened at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague today (22 August). Professor Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office and Special Representative of the Federal Foreign Office for UNESCO World Heritage, UNESCO Cultural Conventions and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-of-state-bohmer-welcomes-the-opening-of-the-trial-at-the-icc-on-the-destruction-of-unesco-world-cultural-heritage-in-mali?lang=en

60 Officiers de l’Etat-major et des Observateurs militaires de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) ont reçu la médaille des Nations Unies ainsi qu’un certificat en reconnaissance de leur contribution au service de la paix en Côte d’Ivoire, le lundi 22 août 2016, au siège de l’Institution onusienne, à Abidjan. Ces officiers ont été décorés par le Commandant… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/60-officiers-de-letatmajor-et-observateurs-militaires-de-lonuci-decores-de-la-medaille-des-nations-unies?lang=fr

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to be held in Nairobi/Kenya. He will be accompanied by Mr Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa. TICAD VI provides an opportunity for Asian, African nations and international stakeholders such as FAO to work together towards… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/fao-to-attend-tokyo-international-conference-on-african-development-ticad-vi?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a rappelé sa déclaration, fait les déclarations et a répondu à la question suivante : 1 – Madagascar – Décès de deux citoyens français – Entretien téléphonique du ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international avec son homologue malgache (22 août 2016 rappel) Jean-Marc Ayrault, ministre des affaires étrangères et du… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-afrique–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole23?lang=fr

La MINUSMA vous invite à participer à son point de presse hebdomadaire le jeudi 25 août 2016 à 11:00. Cette session abordera les derniers développements des activités de la MINUSMA. Veuillez noter que ce point de presse et les suivants auront lieu dans les nouveaux bureaux de la MINUSMA à Badalaboudgou Est, Bamako (plan ci-joint) : Immeuble MAGANE Rue 39, rue du PNUD-Bamako. Vous êtes invité(e)s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/invitation-medias-point-de-presse-de-la-minusma-jeudi-25-aout-2016-a-1100?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 23 August 2016

Remarks With Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed

FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMED: I am delighted to welcome Secretary John Kerry back to Nairobi, and for a second visit in the last, I think, one year. The last time you were here was in May. SECRETARY KERRY: Yes. FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMED: Yes, so thank you very, very much for coming back. I think it’s a pure reflection of where our relationship is, and which is growing and growing very, very, I think,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/remarks-with-kenyan-foreign-minister-amina-mohamed?lang=en

Dr Willem Visser, Head of Dermatology, Stellenbosch University has been awarded the L’Oréal African Hair & Skin (www.LOreal.co.za) research grant for his research on Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) (www.AfricaDerm.com). The award is open to all dermatologists and African PhD students specialising in the science of skin and hair. Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a skin and hair condition that predominantly… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-african-dermatologist-awarded-loreal-african-hair-and-skin-research-grant?lang=en

The Argentine Government condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated in the city of Galkayo, Federal Republic of Somalia, which left over 20 dead and dozens injured. The Argentine Republic extends its condolences and solidarity to the Somali Government and people, as well as to the victims’ families. The Argentine Government reaffirms its determination to strengthen the fight against terrorism and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/argentina-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-galkayo-somalia?lang=en

The United States is deeply concerned by the death of Gambian opposition member Ibrima Solo Krummah, who reportedly died on August 20 while in government custody. We remain troubled by reports of the Gambian government’s continued mistreatment of detained opposition figures, as evidenced by recent deaths and allegations of torture. We call for an independent investigation of all credible allegations… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-states-concerned-by-the-death-of-gambian-opposition-member-ibrima-solo-krummah?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 August 2016

Additional Funding for Kenya and Somalia

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Nairobi that the United States is providing more than $146 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to support refugees, voluntary returnees, and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. This new funding includes a significant new contribution of more than $59 million for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to protect… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/additional-funding-for-kenya-and-somalia?lang=en

1. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit the Republic of Kenya from August 25 to 29 to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), if circumstances permit. Mr. Shunsuke Takei, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will accompany him from August 25 to 28, if circumstances permit. 2. The upcoming TICAD will mark historical milestone… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/attendance-by-foreign-minister-kishida-at-the-sixth-tokyo-international-conference-on-african-development-and-his-visit-to-the-republic-of-kenya?lang=en

[…] (3) Gambia We deplore the reported death in custody of Ebrima Solo Kurumah, a member of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), last Saturday. According to information we have received, Mr. Kurumah passed away after he was taken to hospital for a surgical operation. He had allegedly been denied medical help on several occasions while in detention. Mr. Kurumah was among the 30 members of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ohchr-press-briefing-notes–3-gambia-4-mauritania?lang=en

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. The Handing Over Ceremony of a GGP project “The Project for Reusing Second-hand Fire Engines in Nairobi City County” was held today at Nairobi City Hall, Nairobi. The Grant Contract of this project was signed on 16th of March 2016.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/handing-over-ceremony-secondhand-fire-engines-in-nairobi-city-county?lang=en

The number of people in need of food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has risen to 4.5 million, nearly twice as many as in March, according to a mid-August analysis (Cadre Harmonisé) by various agencies including the UN World Food Programme (WFP). A worsening economy could see this figure rise by a further million as early as next month. A separate food assessment by WFP has warned of soaring… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/number-of-people-in-need-of-food-assistance-grows-in-northeastern-nigeria?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 August 2016

Minister of State Böhmer visits Botswana

Professor Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, will visit Botswana from 23 to 26 August to mark the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the country’s independence in September. She will hold talks with Foreign Minister Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Education Minister Dr Unity Dow, Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe and other senior figures from the spheres of business,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-of-state-bohmer-visits-botswana?lang=en

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