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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.

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has commended outgoing United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon for his collaboration and leadership in steering the affairs of the organisation over the last 10 years. The two leaders met on 23 September 2016, in the margins of the 71st General Assembly of the UN, in what may be their very last formal meeting… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/au-commission-chairperson-commends-outgoing-un-secretarygeneral-for-collaboration-and-leadership?lang=en

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Zachary Mubiri-Muita, Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The Secretary-General congratulated him on his appointment as Executive Secretary and commended the ICGLR for leading efforts to promote sustainable peace and security in the region. They discussed ongoing dialogue processes in the region and efforts… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-zachary-mubirimuita-executive-secretary-of-the-international-conference-on-the-great-lakes-region?lang=en

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Zachary Mubiri-Muita, Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The Secretary-General congratulated him on his appointment as Executive Secretary and commended the ICGLR for leading efforts to promote sustainable peace and security in the region. They discussed ongoing dialogue processes in the region and efforts… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-h-e-mr-osman-mohammed-saleh-minister-for-foreign-affairs-of-the-state-of-eritrea1?lang=en

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Sudan. The Secretary-General and Foreign Minister Ghandour discussed the latest developments in Sudan, including the peace talks on the Two Areas and Darfur and the work of UNAMID. The Secretary-General underscored the need to sustain the momentum created by the signing… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-ibrahim-ahmed-abd-alaziz-ghandour-minister-for-foreign-affairs-of-the-republic-of-the-sudan?lang=en

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of State and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. In the meeting, the Secretary-General commended Algeria for its crucial role in the peace process in Mali. The Secretary-General further stressed the importance of implementing the Libyan Political Agreement,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-ramtane-lamamra-minister-of-state-and-minister-for-foreign-affairs-and-international-cooperation-of-the-peoples-democratic-republic-of-algeria?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 September 2016

ICC Judgment in Mali Cultural Destruction Case

The United States welcomes today’s verdict at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, a member of the violent extremist group Ansar al-Dine. Al Faqi, who surrendered to the ICC in 2015 by Nigerien authorities and pled guilty to one charge of war crimes related to intentionally directing attacks against Muslim shrines and mausoleums in Timbuktu, was sentenced… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/icc-judgment-in-mali-cultural-destruction-case?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 September 2016

Somalia – Statement by an IMF Mission on Somalia

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mohamad Elhage visited Nairobi from September 21–27 for a staff visit to discuss with the Somali authorities’ recent developments, progress under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), and Somalia’s economic outlook. At the end of the visit, Mr. Elhage issued the following statement: “Since 2012, Somalia has been recovering from more than 22… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/somalia-statement-by-an-imf-mission-on-somalia?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 September 2016

PS Lombe urges LLDCs to reform economies

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador Chalwe Lombe has urged Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) continuously reform their economies to the dictates of times, taking into account transport-related obstacles, and improving the productive capacities. Mr. Lombe said this when he addressed the Fifteenth Annual Ministerial Meeting of LLDCs Foreign Affairs Ministers, under the theme:… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ps-lombe-urges-lldcs-to-reform-economies1?lang=en

The visit will be Prince Andrew’s second visit to Botswana, having previously accompanied The Queen on a State Visit in 1979. This visit underlines the ongoing strength of the unique historical relationship between the Republic of Botswana and the United Kingdom. As well as participating in the official celebrations, His Royal Highness will visit Francistown where he will support a STEM4GIRLS event… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/hrh-the-duke-of-york-kg-will-represent-the-uk-in-botswana?lang=en

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a tenu, cet après-midi, un dialogue renforcé sur la situation des droits de l’homme au Burundi, en présence des trois membres de la mission d’experts indépendants sur le Burundi qui ont présenté leur rapport en soulignant que la grande majorité des violations constatées au Burundi avaient été commises par les organes de l’État. Le Conseil a ensuite entamé… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-conseil-des-droits-de-lhomme-se-penche-sur-les-situations-au-burundi-et-en-libye?lang=fr

A little-known bureaucracy based in Geneva that wields enormous influence over governments across the world has been operating in secret to limit access to new technologies that millions of smokers are using to save their lives. That is according to a new report out today from Reason Foundation, a US-based non-profit think tank. The report looks at the work of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretive-bureaucracy-controlling-who-tobacco-treaty-is-a-threat-to-public-health–new-report?lang=en

The African Ministers of Trade tabled an Africa position in the 15th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held on 26 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States. The position is on the report titled “Beyond Agoa: Looking to the future of the U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment” issued by the US on 22 September 2016, as required by Congress in line with the AGOA Extension and Enhancement… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-position-on-post-africa-growth-and-opportunity-act-agoa-forum-report?lang=en

Aujourd’hui, les juges de la Cour pénale internationale ont condamné Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, alias Abou Tourab, à 9 ans d’emprisonnement pour sa responsabilité dans la destruction des mausolées de Tombouctou. Nos organisations se félicitent de cet important verdict, qui reconnaît l’impact de ces destructions sur les populations affectées et la communauté internationale mais appellent… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali-un-premier-pas-qui-doit-en-appeler-dautres–al-mahdi-condamne-a-9-ans-par-la-cpi?lang=fr

The Governments of Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Finland, Indonesia , Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-peacekeeping-defence-ministerial-london-communique2?lang=en

Le Président de la République s’est entretenu avec John Dramani MAHAMA, Président de la République du Ghana. Le chef de l’Etat s’est réjoui du développement des relations économiques entre la France et le Ghana, dans des secteurs tels que l’énergie, l’aménagement urbain, l’agro-alimentaire, les télécommunications ou les transports. François Hollande a remercié le Ghana pour… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-ghana–entretien-avec-m-john-dramani-mahama-president-de-la-republique-du-ghana?lang=fr

Including persons with disabilities and the aged in humanitarian practices was the theme for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 September. More than 140 humanitarian practitioners, academicians and advocates met for the conference, organized by the Inter Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa (IAWG). The theme was… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/humanitarian-partnership-conference-focuses-on-inclusive-practices?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 27 September 2016

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Sierra Leone

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by John Wakeman-Linn visited Freetown during September 14-27, 2016 to conduct the sixth and final review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).[1] At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Wakeman-Linn issued the following statement: “Sierra Leone’s economic reforms over the last three years have been largely successful. The economy proved resilient… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-completes-review-mission-to-sierra-leone?lang=en

The Sixty-third Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean will take place this year in Cairo, Egypt, from 3 to 6 October. The Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean is WHO’s decision-making body in the Region. It meets each year to formulate regional policies designed to protect public health and respond to common public health threats. The meeting will be attended… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sixtythird-session-of-whos-regional-committee-for-the-eastern-mediterranean?lang=en

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire, Madame Aïchatou Mindaoudou, a participé à la cérémonie d’ouverture du séminaire sur « Evaluation nationale de base sur la gestion des armes et des munitions », le mardi 27 septembre 2016 au siège de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) en présence du Président de la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-representante-speciale-prend-part-a-la-ceremonie-douverture-du-seminaire-sur-levaluation-nationale-de-base-de-gestion-des-armes-et-des-munitions?lang=fr

LE CONSEIL ENTAME L’EXAMEN DES RAPPORTS PRÉSENTES AU TITRE DE L’ASSISTANCE TECHNIQUE ET DU RENFORCEMENT DES CAPACITÉS Il débat des situations des droits de l’homme en Ukraine et en République démocratique du Congo Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a entendu en fin de matinée une mise à jour orale de la Haut-Commissaire adjointe des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, Mme Kate Gilmore, sur la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/situations-des-droits-de-lhomme-en-ukraine-et-en-rdc?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 27 September 2016

German Minister for the Environment to visit Kenya

The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, will visit Kenya from 28th September to 1st October. The visit is part of a trip to three African countries on the occasion of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in South Africa. A number… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/german-minister-for-the-environment-to-visit-kenya?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 27 September 2016

Gabon: UK notes verdict of the Constitutional Court

The United Kingdom notes the verdict of the Gabonese Constitutional Court in confirming the victory of Ali Bongo Ondimba in last month’s Presidential election. We welcome the decision to use legal channels to address the dispute. The United Kingdom further notes the comments by the European Union’s Election Observation Mission to Gabon highlighting areas of concern and regretting that the Constitutional… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/gabon-uk-notes-verdict-of-the-constitutional-court?lang=en

MEDIA ADVISORY DATE & TIME: October 4 -7, 2016; 8:30am – 5:00pm VENUE: KCB Leadership Centre SUMMARY: In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa, Oracle (https://www.Oracle.com), together with KCB (https://ke.KCBbankgroup.com), will hold a developers day targeting the firm’s ecosystem of customers, partners, independent software vendors, user groups and innovation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oracle-and-kenya-commercial-bank-identify-developers-as-integral-for-driving-cloud-adoption-in-africa?lang=en

Representatives from energy, infrastructure and education & training companies will be participating in the Department for International Trade (DIT) London trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana, taking place 25-30 September 2016. This year’s mission will be led by Carl Woolf, International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade, London Region. Commenting, Carl Woolf said: “We are delighted… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/department-for-international-trade-london-and-erdf-trade-take-london-businesses-to-nigeria-and-ghana?lang=en

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