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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.

Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first ever report on inter-African trade published by the Bank. The report unearths the realities African companies face when investing in the continent,… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-launches-first-africatoafrica-a2a-investment-report?lang=en

The Parliament of South Africa takes pride in its rich heritage represented by among others, the dynamic and exponentially growing legacy of the first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela. The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces’ Chairperson Thandi Modise say: “the unveiling of the Statue of Tat’uMandela at the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/presiding-officers-of-parliament-welcome-uns-madiba-statue-unveiled-at-the-un-today?lang=en

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018. SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. The SolveIT! program offered training and mentorship… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-showcases-winning-projects-from-solve-it-competition?lang=en

Despite its immense economic potential, owing to its strategic location, Djibouti risks becoming an island of poverty in a sea of wealth as investors make the most of a conducive atmosphere promoted by respective governments in the Horn of Africa region. The Horn of Africa, with an estimated population of over 160 million people, is perched next to the Middle East and along the Red Sea, one of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/despotic-djibouti-a-dragnet-to-horn-of-africa-development?lang=en

Ndiitah Nghipondoka-Robiati, CEO at the Namibia Trade Forum, and Dr Michael Humavindu, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, will participate in a visit to Germany on European Industrial and Economic Policies. The visit takes place from 18 to 24 November 2018 and is part of the Visitors’ Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. German Ambassador… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/invitation-to-germany-for-namibian-experts-in-economy-and-industry?lang=en

Le Premier ministre congolais, Bruno Tshibala, représentant le Chef de l’État, s’est engagé, le vendredi 14 septembre, lors de la cérémonie de clôture de la 3ème édition de la conférence minière de la RDC, de « mettre en œuvre » les recommandations formulées par les participants à ce forum. « Au nom du gouvernement de la République, je m’engage à faire tout ce qui possible… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-gouvernement-congolais-sengage-a-mettre-en-oeuvre-les-resolutions-de-la-conference-miniere-de-kolwezi?lang=fr

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a unique and timely opportunity for the continent and offers more benefits than other trading arrangements with regions outside the continent, said Mr Andrew Mold, Acting Director of UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Eastern Africa. Mold indicated that the AfCFTA marks a fundamental step towards dismantling barriers and reducing costs to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-economic-commission-for-africa-eca-senior-official-makes-a-case-for-using-the-african-continental-free-trade-area-afcfta-to-support-africas-industrial-exports?lang=en

Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius, September 21, 2018 (ECA) – The 24th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of Southern Africa (ICE) ended in Mauritius Friday with delegates urging member States to create stable policy environments to minimise uncertainties in order to attract investments in transformative sectors, including those with the potential to create decent jobs. Participants… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/southern-africa-urged-to-reorient-national-policies-to-incorporate-blue-economy-opportunities?lang=en

‘The loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa aims to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-increases-contribution-to-eu-emergency-trust-fund-for-africa?lang=en

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) celebrates its recently unified loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), with a new points promotion that will allow members to earn bonus points across 6,700 hotels at all 29 participating brands for the very first time. “MegaBonus in More Places” offers members the broadest opportunity to earn… Read more on https://marriott.africa-newsroom.com/press/marriott-internationals-newly-unified-loyalty-programs-celebrate-with-the-first-ever-promotion-rewarding-members-with-bonus-points-across-all-29-brands?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 September 2018

Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond

Angola can in the short term anticipate strong economic headwinds. This week. Fitch Solutions forecasted Angola’s GDP real growth at 1.5% down from 2.8%. Fitch anticipates a growth of 2.3% for 2019 and 2.6% in 2020 (Up from an anticipated 2.2%). According to Lusa Portuguese news agency economic recovery will be weaker than previously anticipated due to the declining trend in oil production. The… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/roadmap-for-angola-2019-and-beyond?lang=en

Freshworks Inc. (https://www.Freshworks.com/), a leading US-based provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its partnership with Nigeria’s prestigious Sterling Bank Plc (http://www.SterlingBankng.com) as a client. Being a technology pioneer in Nigeria, Sterling Bank realized the importance of upgrading its current IT service desk to a modern, robust, cloud-based platform to empower… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sterling-bank-transforms-internal-service-desk-with-freshworks?lang=en

Le Tournoi régional du rugby à 7, Zone Centre, se déroulera à Bujumbura les 29 et 30 Septembre entre les équipes nationales du Burundi, du Lesotho, du Congo Brazza et de la RDC sur le terrain tempête. Dans cette perspective, le Comité National Olympique du Burundi (CNO-Burundi) vient d’organiser durant trois jours, du 19 au 21 septembre, un cours d’administration du sport dispensé aux 15 membres… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby–burundi–preparation-du-tournoi-regional-du-rugby-a-71?lang=fr

OMNIS, en partenariat avec Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), TGS et BGP, a annoncé qu’une série d’octrois de licences à Madagascar sera lancée au cours d’Africa Oil Week du 5 au 9 novembre 2018. Cet appel d’offres continue de souligner l’importance d’Africa Oil Week au niveau du secteur et le fait que le Sommet permette d’engager de nouvelles opportunités commerciales pour… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-government-of-madagascar-announces-the-opening-of-the-madagascar-bidding-round-at-africa-oil-week?lang=fr

OMNIS, in partnership with Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, 5-9th November 2018. The bidding round continues to highlight the importance of the Oil Week and the fact that it continues to drive new business opportunities for exploration companies in Africa. Paul Sinclair, Conference Director added “The… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-government-of-madagascar-announces-the-opening-of-the-madagascar-bidding-round-at-africa-oil-week?lang=en

As the leading and most influential advocacy group for the majority of the companies and workers in the continent’s oil and gas sector, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) has announced that the African oil industry continues to be strong and is rebounding well. The rebound in global commodity prices has translated in renewed optimism and investment across the continent’s energy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-oil-sector-continues-to-rebound-and-strengthen-its-voice-through-the-african-energy-chamber?lang=en

The High Court of England and Wales in London has continued the injunction first made on 31 August 2018, prohibiting the Government of Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (“PDSA”) from interfering with the management of the joint venture company, Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (“DCT”). On 31 August, the Court issued a without notice injunction against PDSA, as shareholder in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/english-high-court-continues-restraint-against-djibouti-port-company-over-shares-in-joint-venture?lang=en

The Committee to Protect Journalists today urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure internet is available, including during times of unrest when access to information provided by journalists is crucial. Mobile internet was [unavailable](http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018-09/18/content_63583937.htm) in the capital Addis Abba, from September 17 to the morning of September 19 amid protests… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-ethiopia-mobile-internet-cut-in-the-capital-amid-clashes-and-protests?lang=en

Arts and Culture Minister, Hon Nathi Mthethwa will on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 pay a special visit to Mama Winnie Mandela’s home as part of the Government’s commitment to restore the historically significant ‘House Number 802’ in Brandfort where the late liberation struggle heroine was banished to by the apartheid government. During his visit, Minister Mthethwa will provide an update on the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-nathi-mthethwa-to-visit-mama-winnie-madikizelamandelas-house-in-brandfort?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 September 2018

Government, stakeholders to meet over school violence

Government calls on all communities to actively address the levels of violence in society, particularly at schools. Violence in schools is a societal problem which requires all stakeholders to play their part to create a safe schooling environment. Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks against teachers; something that strikes at the very core of our education… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/government-stakeholders-to-meet-over-school-violence?lang=en

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has, this week, completed a very successful oversight and public participation visit to the Gauteng Province in preparation for its Taking Parliament to the People programme to be held in November 2018. Permanent delegates to the NCOP, together with Members of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, divided themselves into eight groups and visited various service… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-national-council-of-provinces-ncop-concludes-a-successful-oversight-and-public-participation-visit-to-gauteng?lang=en

The joint expert group meeting on the role of small and medium enterprises in the industrialization process in Southern Africa ended here with a clarion call from Mauritius for African leaders to walk the talk on agreed programmes that will change the lives of ordinary people on the ground. In his closing remarks, Anil Kumar Kokil, a Director in the Finance and Economic Ministry of Mauritius, said… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/walking-the-talk-crucial-if-africa-is-going-to-change-the-fortunes-of-its-people?lang=en

The proposed additional personnel – both formed police units and individual officers – are within the current troop ceiling authorized for the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council. UNISFA was established by the Security Council in 2011, amid deteriorating tensions in the Abyei region… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/adjust-un-force-in-abyei-to-current-realities-peacekeeping-chief-urges-security-council?lang=en

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC) held an invigorating 21st HRDC meeting at Orbit TVET College, Rustenburg Campus, North West Province, on 21 September 2018. The meeting was officiated by the HRDC chairperson, the Honorable Deputy President, David Mabuza. The meeting was preceded by the launch of the North West Provincial Human Resource Development Council (HRDC). During… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-human-resource-development-council-of-south-africa-held-an-invigorating-21st-meeting?lang=en

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