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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.

By NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber ([https://EnergyChamber.org/](https://energychamber.org/)) Oil and gas in Africa especially the central African region is just starting to hit its stride, OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, told a meeting of major oil companies a few months ago, and the future is especially bright in sub-Saharan Africa. “With a significant portion of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/oilfield-services-companies-represent-important-opportunities-for-africas-energy-sector-in-2022by-nj-ayuk?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Health was briefed by the Department of Health yesterday on the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, and the country’s preparedness to deal with a fourth wave of infections. The committee was informed that the new variant has likely spread to all provinces. Briefing the committee, infectious diseases specialist, Dr Richard Lessells said: “Although the virus is changing, what… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-on-health-calls-on-all-south-africans-to-vaccinate-to-be-safe-against-new-variant?lang=en

Pres d’un million de doses de vaccins contre la COVID-19 sont arrivées au Niger ces derniers jours. Les trois cargaisons comprenaient 495 000 doses de vaccins Johnson & Johnson données par le gouvernement belge, 168 000 doses de vaccins Johnson & Johnson, don du gouvernement des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, et 254 400 doses d’AstraZeneca achetées via le mécanisme COVAX, le système mondial d’équité… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirusniger–pres-dun-million-de-doses-de-vaccins-contre-la-covid19-arrivent-au-niger?lang=fr

The World Bank approved on November 30, 2021 a credit from the International Development Association (IDA)* in the amount of $200 million to support Cameroon’s agricultural production in the Valley of Logone, located in the Far North region and being part of the Lake Chad basin. The project Valorization of Investments in the Valley of the Logone (VIVA Logone),seeks specifically to (i) support regional… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-bank-provides-200-million-to-strengthen-irrigation-services-in-the-logone-river-valley?lang=en

Cabo Verde President José Maria Neves on Thursday joined the development community in calling for urgent universal vaccine access as a way to mitigate the impact of Omicron and other variants of the Covid-19 virus. The World Health Organization on Friday categorized Omicron as a Covid-19 “variant of concern”, signifying that it could be more contagious than other known mutations. Neves told participants… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-economic-conference-development-community-calls-for-universal-vaccine-access-to-mitigate-impact-of-omicron-other-covid19-variants?lang=en

Report calls on member states to recognise FIFA’s (www.FIFA.com/) competence to regulate football transfer system; Document also highlights importance of new regulations on agents; Report fully supports FIFA’s project to set up Safe Sport Entity to deal with cases of abuse in sport The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)… Read more on https://fifa.africa-newsroom.com/press/fifa-welcomes-council-of-europe-committee-report-on-football-governance?lang=en

In preparation for the Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) in Borno State, the WHO Country Representative (WR), Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, has solicited advocacy train to the Shehu of Borno, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, to canvass support for the success of the exercise. The high-level meeting held at the Palace of the Shehu of Borno in Maiduguri recently, was to enhance collaboration… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/who-strengthens-surveillance-system-leverage-collaboration-with-traditional-leaders-on-health-in-borno-state?lang=en

As part of its mandate to implement the African Union’s vision for the utmost respect of rule of law on the continent, the Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission convened two back-to-back consultative and validation workshops on the Inclusion and mainstreaming of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-union-to-adopt-a-strategy-on-mainstreaming-the-acdeg-and-develop-pedagogic-tools-on-the-rule-of-law?lang=en

On Monday, November 29, U.S. Ambassador Rebecca Gonzales and Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Culture Honorable Ntlhoi Motsamai renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the American Corner in Maseru with a signing ceremony at the State Library. Ambassador Gonzales also handed over ten desktop computers, a donation from the American Corner to the State Library. The MOU signing underscores… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-and-state-library-renew-american-corner-maseru-memorandum-of-understanding?lang=en

Parliament has given Government clearance to borrow 65.6 million special drawing rights valued at approximately US $90 million that will finance the Uganda Secondary School Education Expansion Project (USSEEP). The project development objective is to enhance access to lower secondary education by focusing on underserved populations in targeted areas, who include communities hosting refugees, girls… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/parliament-authorizes-govt-to-borrow-us90-million-for-secondary-schools-education-project?lang=en

Le gouvernement des Etats-Unis a annoncé ce 29 novembre 2021 que 2,9 millions de dollars supplémentaires d’aide urgente pour le COVID-19 sont désormais disponibles pour le Cameroun à travers l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID). Ce nouvel appui de 2,9 millions de dollars américains (1,7 milliard de FCFA) intervient dans le cadre de l’engagement de l’Administration… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-states-scales-up-the-fight-against-covid19-in-cameroon-with-additional-29-million-assistance-through-the-american-rescue-plan?lang=fr

The U.S. government announced on November 24, 2021, that an additional $2.9 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance is now available for Cameroon through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The $2.9 million is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to accelerate the equitable global prevention, preparedness for, and response to COVID-19 in the United States and around the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-states-scales-up-the-fight-against-covid19-in-cameroon-with-additional-29-million-assistance-through-the-american-rescue-plan?lang=en

Recognizing the vital importance of a free press and ‘the fourth Estate” to democracy and good governance, the U.S. Embassy and the Nigerian Guild of Editors co-launched today in Lagos the first of six media-focused Town Halls and Workshops that will take place across the country in the next several months. The capacity-building program will provide a forum for over 200 participating Nigerian… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-supports-press-freedom-townhalls-workshops-for-nigeria-editors?lang=en

Le Botswana est devenu le premier pays fortement touché à recevoir la certification de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) pour avoir franchi une étape importante sur la voie menant à l’élimination de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH. Les pays avec un lourd fardeau du VIH sont définis comme les pays où plus de 2 % des femmes enceintes vivent avec le virus. Le Botswana a obtenu… Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/botswana-is-first-country-with-severe-hiv-epidemic-to-reach-key-milestone-in-the-elimination-of-mothertochild-hiv-transmission?lang=fr

Botswana has become the first high-burden country to be certified for achieving an important milestone on the path to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the World Health Organization (WHO). High-burden HIV countries are defined as those with more than 2% of pregnant women living with the virus. Botswana has achieved the “silver tier” status, which moves it closer to eliminating… Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/botswana-is-first-country-with-severe-hiv-epidemic-to-reach-key-milestone-in-the-elimination-of-mothertochild-hiv-transmission?lang=en

DLA Piper ([www.DLAPiper.com/](http://www.dlapiper.com/)) Africa has released the Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report. Comprised of 21 country chapters, the report is an in-depth look at where the continent stands in regards to the energy transition, as well as the challenges and opportunities that will arise in the next five to ten years. Each country chapter responds to the same set of questions… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dla-piper-report-shows-trends-in-africas-energy-transition?lang=en

Energy, Capital & Power (ECP) (EnergyCapitalPower.com) a le plaisir d’annoncer la participation du directeur pays de Woodside Energy, Andy Demetriou, à la conférence-exposition MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 qui se tiendra à Dakar, au Sénégal du 16 au 17 décembre. La société australienne Woodside Energy joue un rôle majeur dans le développement du bloc offshore du projet SANGOMAR. Le champ… Read more on https://energycapitalandpower.africa-newsroom.com/press/woodside-energy-confirms-participation-at-msgbc-oil-gas-and-power-2021?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 2 December 2021

What to expect from BizTrends 02.02.2022

As the excitement builds up to the launch of BizTrends 2022, we get behind the speakers confirmed to share their vision of the future via specialised trend forecasting and analysis techniques at BizTrends 02.02.2022 event, an afternoon trend intensive scheduled to take place online Wednesday, 2 February 2022, from 13h00-17h30. Dion Chang: Flux Trend briefing – The State We’re In The opening speaker… Read more on https://bizcommunity.africa-newsroom.com/press/what-to-expect-from-biztrends-02022022?lang=en

La Journée internationale pour l’abolition de l’esclavage est une journée de commémoration et de reconnaissance et un appel urgent à l’action. Nous ne devons jamais oublier l’incommensurable souffrance de millions d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants africains sous le fléau de la traite transatlantique des esclaves. Nous honorons la résilience des personnes qui ont subi ces horreurs… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/message-du-secretaire-general-de-lonu-publie-a-loccasion-de-la-journee-internationale-pour-labolition-de-lesclavage-le-2-decembre-2021?lang=fr

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) have entered into a new partnership to strengthen trade union action in the fight against child labour in Malawi, with a focus on tea and coffee supply chains in the country’s Chitipa, Mulanje, Mzimba, Ntchisi, and Thyolo districts. The partnership, which is valued at almost MWK 170 million (equivalent to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-labour-organization-ilo-and-malawi-congress-of-trade-unions-partner-for-trade-union-action-to-accelerate-the-elimination-of-child-labour?lang=en

More than 61 children still in captivity months after mass abduction by bandits; More than 780 children abducted for ransom in 2021; Many schools shutdown indefinitely because of rising insecurity. Nigerian authorities are failing children as at least 61 children in northern Nigeria remain in captivity, months after their abduction during mass attacks on schools which also terminated the education… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-escalating-attacks-targeting-children-endanger-right-to-education?lang=en

Les pays africains intensifient les mesures visant à détecter et à contrôler la propagation du variant Omicron, alors que le nombre de nouveaux cas de COVID-19 augmente de 54 % chaque semaine sur le continent du fait d’une recrudescence de la pandémie en Afrique australe. En Afrique, le variant Omicron a désormais été détecté dans quatre pays, le Ghana et le Nigéria étant les premiers… Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-steps-up-omicron-variant-detection-as-covid19-cases-rise-in-southern-africa?lang=fr

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Jan Kubis yesterday met with the Chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Dr. Imad al-Sayeh in Tripoli. The Special Envoy was briefed about the progress made so far by the HNEC in the preparation for holding parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December 2021.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/special-envoy-kubis-meets-hnec-chief-renews-un-commitments-to-support-libyans-in-holding-free-fair-inclusive-elections-free-from-threats-and-intimidation?lang=en

President Wavel Ramkalawan has sent a message to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the occasion of the UAE’s National Day. The President’s message reads: “Your Highness, On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates, the Government and the people of the Republic of Seychelles join me in conveying to Your Highness,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-ramkalawan-sends-a-message-on-the-occasion-of-uaes-national-day?lang=en

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