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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.

Nearly three weeks of fighting in the Libyan capital has displaced close to 35,000 people, claimed over 200 lives, and injured more than 1,000. Further insecurity, continued displacements and large-scale humanitarian and protection needs are expected as the conflict continues to intensify. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided emergency assistance to all affected populations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-appeals-for-funding-to-continue-lifesaving-assistance-to-migrants-displaced-population?lang=en

L’ONG Women Environmental Programme-Togo (WEP-Togo) s’est vue remettre le 18 avril, à Paris, en présence de M. François Hollande, le prix international de la fondation « La France s’engage ». Le prix international de la fondation “La France s’engage” Ce prix récompense chaque année les projets d’innovation sociale dans les pays en voie de développement. L’édition de cette année… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/long-women-environmental-programmetogo-weptogo-se-voit-remettre-le-prix-international-de-la-fondation-la-france-sengage?lang=fr

Acnur e parceiros vão transportar 70 mil pessoas para as suas zonas de origem; serão fornecidos alimentos e tendas de emergência; agência alerta que 1,8 milhões de pessoas necessitam de assistência humanitária no país. A Agência das Nações Unidas para os Refugiados, Acnur, juntamente com o governo de Moçambique e outros parceiros, iniciou o transporte de famílias deslocadas pelo ciclone… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mocambique-sobreviventes-do-ciclone-idai-comecam-a-regressar-a-casa?lang=pt

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-women-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-forum-awief-awards-2019–call-for-nominations?lang=en

Le Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) sont en train « d’analyser la situation sécuritaire » dans l’est du pays, après la mort d’un intervenant de l’agence onusienne lors d’une attaque contre l’hôpital de Butembo vendredi dernier. Il s’agit, surtout pour les organisations humanitaires présentes sur… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rdc–certaines-activites-de-la-riposte-a-ebola-suspendues-apres-le-meurtre-dun-expert-de-lorganisation-mondiale-de-la-sante-oms-a-butembo?lang=fr

Nearly three weeks since fighting began near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday that “large numbers” of people are sheltering in medical clinics, while civilians continue to be killed or injured, and refugees and migrants remain exposed to clashes. “The latest figure as of last night is 264 dead and 1,266 wounded”, World Health Organization ([WHO](https://www.who.int/emergencies/crises/lby/en/))… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-thousands-seek-shelter-in-health-clinics-from-tripoli-fighting-un-warns?lang=en

Ensaios clínicos mostram que imunização previne cerca de quatro em cada dez casos de malária em crianças; vacina tem sido desenvolvida nos últimos 30 anos; OMS vai analisar resultados para definir recomendações. A Organização Mundial de Saúde, OMS, saudou o lançamento no Maláui da primeira vacina contra a malária do mundo, através de um programa piloto. O país é o primeiro de três… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/malaui-implementa-programa-de-teste-de-vacina-inovadora-contra-a-malaria?lang=pt

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 20 April 2019 against a convoy of MINUSMA between Douentza and Boni (region of Mopti), which resulted in one peacekeeper from Egypt killed and four others injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim, as well as to Egypt and to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-press-statement-on-the-attack-against-united-nations-multidimensional-integrated-stabilization-mission-in-mali-minusma?lang=en

La France condamne avec la plus grande fermeté l’attaque qui a coûté la vie à un soldat égyptien de la MINUSMA dans la région de Mopti le 20 avril. Elle condamne avec la même fermeté l’attaque qui a provoqué la mort de onze militaires maliens dans la localité de Guiré le 21 avril. Elle adresse ses condoléances aux proches des soldats qui ont perdu la vie. Elle réitère son soutien aux… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/quai-dorsay–point-de-presse-de-la-porteparole–mali-2021-avril-2019?lang=fr

[Freshworks](https://freshworks.com/) ([www.Freshworks.com](http://www.freshworks.com/)), a global leader in customer engagement software, has integrated its customer engagement suite with the WhatsApp Business solution to offer on-the-go conversational support via WhatsApp. Over 1.5 billion people from 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends, family and businesses, anytime and anywhere.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/freshworks-integrates-with-the-whatsapp-business-solution-to-empower-brands-to-offer-scalable-online-support-to-15-billion-messaging-users?lang=en

On April 23, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 11.7 million US dollars for three countries in Southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of food, WASH, protection for vulnerable people, shelter/NFIs, camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) and early recovery through three international organizations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/emergency-grant-aid-for-three-countries-in-southern-africa-affected-by-cyclone-idai?lang=en

Arrow Electronics (www.FiveYearsOut.com) and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator. The new unit serves the Kenyan capital of Nairobi – one of Africa’s commercial hubs and a portal for Africa’s development in the 21st Century. Kenya is poised to be a global success story because of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/arrow-electronics-and-close-the-gap-go-on-a-digital-training-tour-through-kenya?lang=en

The Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIET) took place this week from April 14-18, in Cairo. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to consider strategies for developing smart infrastructure to boost… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-union-au-technical-committee-on-transport-infrastructure-energy-and-tourism-meeting?lang=en

The Government of Japan has provided a contribution of USD 1.25 million to respond to emergency needs in Malawi following Cyclone Idai. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme, will support immediate food and cash-based transfer to flood-affected population and early recovery efforts, while the contribution to UNICEF will support child protection and menstrual hygiene measures in camps… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/japan-provides-125-million-to-unicef-and-wfp-in-response-to-malawi-floods?lang=en

Markus Soder, Minister-President of the German Free State of Bavaria led a delegation to Ethiopia this week. The delegation, which arrived on Sunday (April 14), was made up of representatives from sixty companies, and the focus of its visit was economic cooperation as well as issues of climate change and migration. It met with President Sahle-Work Zewde, government officials and representatives of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/a-business-delegation-from-germany-in-addis-ababa?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 April 2019

Earth Day 2019: Protecting Our Species

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo marked Earth Day 2019 on April 22 by highlighting the need to “Protect Our Species” with friends of Egypt’s environment at the Maadi Public Library. The program raised awareness of the dangers faced by all species through presentations on Egypt’s biodiversity, the Migratory Soaring Birds Project, power lines and other threats to bird migration, and a virtual reality… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/earth-day-2019-protecting-our-species?lang=en

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 April) on the planned constitutional amendments in Egypt: In the forthcoming referendum, Egyptians are called on to vote on far-reaching constitutional amendments that could significantly curtail the separation of powers and the free democratic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-human-rights-commissioner-barbel-kofler-on-egypt?lang=en

L’OMS se félicite du lancement aujourd’hui par le Gouvernement du Malawi du premier vaccin antipaludique au monde dans le cadre d’un programme pilote historique. Ce pays est le premier des trois pays africains où le vaccin, connu sous le nom de RTS,S, sera mis à la disposition des enfants de moins de 2 ans ; le Ghana et le Kenya introduiront le vaccin dans les semaines à venir. Le paludisme… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/malaria-vaccine-pilot-launched-in-malawi?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 23 April 2019

Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks. Malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers, claiming the life… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/malaria-vaccine-pilot-launched-in-malawi?lang=en

The ‘Africa Challenge Cup’ football tournament will be a major networking event for all participants of the Africa Energy Forum (aef) taking place on 10th June at the Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise funds for victims. EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.com) [organisers of aef] has already donated £20,000 to disaster relief efforts in Zimbabwe through the provision of 1,350… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cyclone-idai-disaster-relief-africa-energy-forum-to-host-charity-football-tournament-with-manchester-united-legends-to-raise-thousands-for-victims-of-cyclone-idai-at-one-of-lisbons-most-iconic-stadiums?lang=en

Première marque mondiale de téléphones portables, TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) inaugure une nouvelle ère dans l’écosystème des smartphones, grâce à la sortie d’une nouvelle gamme de smartphones centrés sur les appareils photo – SPARK 3 et SPARK 3 PRO. Étant que l’un des systèmes les plus remarquables pour « éclairer » vos photos, les nouvelles versions ont été améliorée… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/time-to-light-up-tecno-launches-upgraded-spark-3-series-with-ai-bright-camera?lang=fr

Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile (www.TECNO-mobile.com) lately launched a new dawn into the smartphone ecosystem with the release of a new camera-centric smartphone series – SPARK 3 and SPARK 3 Pro. As one of the most remarkable devices to “light up” your photos, the newly released have been upgraded by AI technology to furthermore advanced the camera features. The SPARK 3 is the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/time-to-light-up-tecno-launches-upgraded-spark-3-series-with-ai-bright-camera?lang=en

La Société Internationale Islamique de Financement du Commerce (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org), membre du groupe de la Banque Islamique de Développement (BID), a signé six accords majeurs de financement et de développement du commerce, d’une valeur supérieure à 1,1 milliard de dollars US, avec les pays de l’Organisation de la Coopération Islamique(OCI), incluant les régions de la Communauté… Read more on https://itfc.africa-newsroom.com/press/international-islamic-trade-finance-corporation-signs-six-highlevel-trade-agreements-over-uu11bn?lang=fr

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org/en), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed six major Trade Financing and Development Agreements worth in excess of US$1.1 Billion with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), MENA, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa… Read more on https://itfc.africa-newsroom.com/press/international-islamic-trade-finance-corporation-signs-six-highlevel-trade-agreements-over-uu11bn?lang=en

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