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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 Programme d’appui à l’infrastructure de la commercialisation, à l’ajout de la valeur et à la finance rurale ([MIVARF](https://www.afdb.org/fr/documents/tanzanie-programme-dappui-linfrastructure-de-commercialisation-lajout-de-valeur-et-la-finance-rurale-mivarf-rapport-dachevement-de-projet)) (https://bit.ly/2BPPsAp), mis en œuvre en Tanzanie entre 2012 et 2017, a permis aux producteurs… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/tanzania-african-development-bank-project-tripled-incomes-of-rural-producers-and-traders?lang=fr

An African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance ([MIVARF](https://www.afdb.org/en/documents/tanzania-marketing-infrastructure-value-addition-and-rural-finance-support-mivarf-programme-project-completion-report)) (https://bit.ly/38xRvFo) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/tanzania-african-development-bank-project-tripled-incomes-of-rural-producers-and-traders?lang=en

Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.” There is an urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa – one that can detect and interpret warning signs and rapidly mobilize to isolate threats, absorb and adapt to shocks, and organically innovate new strategies to… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/global-experts-call-for-a-radical-health-policy-shift-in-post-covid19-africa?lang=en

New cases: 59

Total confirmed cases: 1877

Total active cases: 1508

Total recovered: 345

Total number of tests conducted: 17693

Total deaths: 24 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-malawi-covid19-daily-information-update-7th-july-2020?lang=en

A la date du 05 juillet 2020, la situation de la maladie à Coronavirus au Burkina Faso se présente comme suit : 129 échantillons analysés, répartis en : – 59 tests de cas contacts ; – 38 tests de voyageurs ; – 09 tests de dépistage volontaire ; – 05 tests de cas suspects ; – 02 tests d’ágents de santé ; – 16 tests de contrôles ; Nombre de nouveaux cas confirmés : 00 Nombre de guérisons… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-burkina-faso–covid19-au-burkina-faso-7-juillet-2020?lang=fr

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (494,380) deaths (11,652), and recoveries (238,287) by region: Central (38,372 cases; 806 deaths; 21,503 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,033; 52; 970), Chad (872; 74; 787), Congo (1,557; 44; 501), DRC (7,660; 183; 4,072), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,743; 46; 2,574), Sao Tome & Principe… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-african-union-member-states-54-reporting-covid19-cases-494380-deaths-11652-and-recoveries-238287?lang=en

We are grateful to The Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) for the donation of personal protective equipment as support for the COVID-19 national response.

We commend the efforts of public and private entities as we jointly take responsibility in the face of this pandemic. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-donation-of-personal-protective-equipment-from-anpa-for-covid19-response-in-nigeria?lang=en

New cases confirmed today: 9 Somaliland: 3 Jubbaland: 3 Puntland: 3

Male: 7 Female: 2 Recovery: 45 Death: 0

Total confirmed cases: 3,015 Total recoveries: 1,096 Total deaths: 92 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-somalia-update-on-covid19-in-somalia-7th-july-2020?lang=en

Le gouvernement de Madagascar a reçu, mercredi 2 juillet à Antananarivo, un chèque symbolique de 2,13 millions de dollars américains de la Société d’assurance de la Mutuelle panafricaine de gestion des risques (ARC Ltd) pour couvrir la perte des moyens de subsistance de sa population causée par les catastrophes climatiques. Ce paiement de l’ARC est la prime d’une assurance contre la sécheresse… Read more on https://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-receives-usd-213-million-from-african-risk-capacity-insurance-company-limited-policy-for-drought-response?lang=fr

The Government of Madagascar today received a symbolic cheque in the amount of USD 2,13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods of its vulnerable population from the crop failure in the just concluded farming season. The ARC payout is the result of drought insurance taken by the country with the support of the African Development… Read more on https://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-receives-usd-213-million-from-african-risk-capacity-insurance-company-limited-policy-for-drought-response?lang=en

Minister Nathi Mthethwa has signed and approved the re-opening of cinemas, theatres, museums, libraries, galleries and archives, in compliance with measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 as per 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act 2002 (Act no. 57 of 2002). This approval comes after consultation with the cabinet member responsible for health. Cinemas, theatres and arts and cultural… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-south-africa-minister-nathi-mthethwa-on-gazetting-of-the-reopening-of-arts-and-cultural-spaces-during-coronavirus-covid19-alert-level-3?lang=en

Cumulative confirmed positive cases: 1,572

Total number of deaths: 63

Active new cases: 25

Active cases at Isolation Centres: 421

Cumulative recoveries: 1088

Number currently in quarantine: 1,390

Number discharged from quarantine: 7,925 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-sierra-leone-covid19-status-update-7th-july-2020?lang=en

Highlights of the situation report – Eighteen (18) cases tested positive for COVID-19. These include returnees from South Africa (16) and 2 local cases who are isolated. – Investigations are underway to establish the source of infection for the local case. – We regret to report a facility death of a male aged 54, from Bulawayo Province who tested positive with no history of travel and had co-morbidities.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-zimbabwe-covid19-update-6th-july-2020?lang=en

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the North West Province as of Monday, 06 July 2020 is 6410, with 1335 recoveries and 36 deaths. North West province COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases contribute 3.1% to South Africa’s burden of disease. The breakdown of cases is as follows: District Breakdown Cases Recoveries Bojanala District 4272 820 Rustenburg Municipality 3756 748 Madibeng Municipality… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-south-africa-north-west-health-on-confirmed-coronavirus-covid19-cases-on-7-july?lang=en

We commend the efforts of private sector organisations who have come together to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful to Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 for their donation of laboratory reagents & consumables to strengthen COVID-19 response in Nigeria. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-support-from-private-sector-organisations-for-covid19-response-in-nigeria?lang=en

COVID-19 Update: A total of 33,950 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. There are 8975 new cases of COVID-19. Regrettably, we report 111 more COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 3310. We send our deepest condolences. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-south-africa-8975-new-cases-of-covid19-in-south-africa?lang=en

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to [a new assessment by UNDP](https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.undp.org%2Fcontent%2Fundp%2Fen%2Fhome%2Fcovid-19-pandemic-response%2Fsocio-economic-impact-of-covid-19.html&data=02%7C01%7Cvictor.garrido.delgado%40undp.org%7Cbdd4f8e2e769425f1cb108d821ae736e%7Cb3e5db5e2944483799f57488ace54319%7C0%7C0%7C637296380716584203&sdata=%2F2q20hHOmKvGOt%2BSc1KUhmUpy52dYIFeffh9JP%2B29p0%3D&reserved=0)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-in-cote-divoire-pandemic-prompts-surge-in-extreme-poverty?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat is monitoring the recent developments in Ethiopia closely, following the killing of the Ethiopian Artist and musician Haacaalu Hundeessaa. The violence has claimed many lives so far with scores of people injured. The Chairperson wishes to extend his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes the injured a speedy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-appeals-for-calm-in-ethiopia?lang=en

Today’s positive cases are distributed in the counties of:

Nairobi 100,

Machakos 37,

Kiambu 14,

Mombasa 13,

Kajiado 11,

Nakuru 5, and

Busia 3. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-kenya-new-cases-by-county-as-of-7-july-2020?lang=en

Test conducted – 1864111

Positive cases identified – 205721

Total recoveries – 97848

Total deaths – 3310

New cases – 8971 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-south-africa-covid19-statistics-in-south-africa-6th-july-2020?lang=en

Over 489,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 235,000 recoveries & 11,500 deaths. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX. Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-africa-covid19-who-africa-update-as-of-6-july-2020?lang=en

New cases confirmed today: 9

Benadir: 5

Somaliland: 3

Jubbaland: 1

Male: 8

Female: 1

Recovery: 37

Death: 0

Total confirmed cases: 3,006

Total recoveries: 1,051

Total deaths: 92 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-somalia-update-on-covid19-in-somalia-as-of-06-july-2020?lang=en

While welcoming Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the new WHO Representative to Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has told the new Rep that Nigeria is pleased to have him on board as the Health Team “will count on his experience to continue to calibrate on our response” as the new man is “coming right in the middle of the storm.” The Honourable Minister of Health also… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-we-are-worried-about-the-impact-and-effect-of-covid19-says-honourable-minister-of-health-as-he-welcomes-dr-walter-kazadi-mulombo-new-who-representative-to-nigeria?lang=en

2,061 samples tested in the past 24 hours

193,455 samples tested so far

183 new positive cases today

8,250 Total confirmed cases

90 recoveries today

2,504 Total discharged & recovered

3 fatalities today

167 Total fatalities Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-kenya-covid19-update-as-of-7-july-2020?lang=en

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