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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.

A High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria, has quashed the declaration of Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo, Benedict Peters, as ‘wanted’ by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a judgement given on March 22, 2017, the court stated that the anti-graft agency has no power to declare Peters or anyone ‘wanted’ without a court order. Download a copy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/abuja-high-court-quashes-efccs-declaration-of-benedict-peters-as-wanted-orders-removal-of-wanted-declaration-from-efcc-website?lang=en

La [53e Assemblée annuelle](https://www.afdb.org/fr/annual-meetings-2018/) du conseil des gouverneurs de la Banque africaine de développement et la 44e Assemblée du conseil des gouverneurs du Fonds africain de développement (https://www.AfDB.org/fr/annual-meetings-2018), guichet concessionnel du Groupe de la Banque, se dérouleront du 21 au 25 mai 2018 à Busan, en Corée. Alors que l’Afrique… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/annual-meetings-of-the-boards-of-governors-of-the-african-development-bank-group-accelerating-africas-industrialization?lang=fr

The [53rd Annual Meeting](http://www.afdb.org/am) of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank and 44th Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (http://www.AfDB.org/am), the concessional arm of the Bank Group, are scheduled to take place from May 21-25, 2018 in Busan, Korea. While Africa has enjoyed strong economic growth for almost two decades, the continent… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/annual-meetings-of-the-boards-of-governors-of-the-african-development-bank-group-accelerating-africas-industrialization?lang=en

In a ceremony held at his residence on March 22, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson honored Dr. Rose Mensah-Kutin and Mr. Yaw Ofori Debra with the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice. Since 2008, the U.S. Embassy has presented the award annually to one or more Ghanaian citizens who exemplify the spirit of American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-honors-mensahkutin-debra-with-mlk-awards?lang=en

Speakers at the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF) (http://www.amir.org.rw) held in Kigali on 21 March urged Rwandan microfinance institutions (MFIs) to embrace new-age technology to streamline their operations and to enhance their ability to extend financial inclusion among the country’s unbanked and underbanked population. Straton Habyalimana, senior programme… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/how-fintech-providers-are-enabling-financial-institutions-in-rwanda-to-accelerate-their-digital-transformation?lang=en

The African Guarantee Fund (AGF) ([www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com](http://www.africanguaranteefund.com/)) was officially launched in 2012, as an initiative of the African Development Bank alongside the governments of Spain and Denmark to help financial institutions lend more to SMEs by providing guarantees against risk of defaults. In the last two years the AGF has added the Nordic Development Fund… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-guarantee-fund-joins-african-banker-awards-as-platinum-sponsor-capping-a-remarkable-year-for-the-fund?lang=en

Remember how you thought wearing flimsy 3D glasses in theatres would never catch on, now get ready to spend an entire day wearing VR goggles for your next adventure. Experts believe that the next big thing for entertainment and leisure industry especially in the Middle East and neighbouring region would be driven by virtual reality technology. Amusement Services International (ASI) will also unveil… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/virtual-reality-zones-to-transform-the-indoor-themepark-experience-in-africa?lang=en

– Port Louis ranks 83rd globally in the overall Quality of Living, making it the best city in Africa – Durban retains its top position as the best city in South Africa Mercer (www.Mercer.com), a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), ranks Port Louis the best city in Africa, according to their 2018… Read more on https://mercer.africa-newsroom.com/press/port-louis-ranked-best-city-in-africa-for-expats-according-to-mercers-20th-quality-of-living-survey?lang=en

– With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017 – So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries GROHE (www.GROHE.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe and the Middle East. GROHE employees congratulated… Read more on https://grohe.africa-newsroom.com/press/customer-from-saudi-arabia-is-100000th-visitor-to-the-grohe-truck-tour?lang=en

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) is organizing, on 26-27 March 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, a colloquium, on “the challenges and prospects of political reforms in West Africa (2015-2017)”. This colloquium, which is part of UNOWAS support activities to the countries of the sub-region, will deal with the series of political reforms initiated since 2015. It will… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/colloque-sur-les-enjeux-et-perspectives-des-reformes-politiques-en-afrique-de-louest-20152017?lang=en

Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) organise les 26 et 27 Mars 2018 à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire, un colloque sur : « Les enjeux et perspectives des réformes politiques en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2015-2017». Ce colloque qui s’inscrit dans le cadre des activités de soutien de l’UNOWAS aux pays de la sous-région, traitera de la série de réformes… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/colloque-sur-les-enjeux-et-perspectives-des-reformes-politiques-en-afrique-de-louest-20152017?lang=fr

Today (March 21 2018), the United States is taking action against fifteen South Sudanese oil-related entities whose revenues have contributed to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. This action reflects the U.S. commitment to doing all it can to protect the innocent people of South Sudan. By placing these entities on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, the United States will impose a license… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-us-adds-south-sudanese-oil-entities-to-department-of-commerce-entity-list?lang=en

The United States commends the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for its recent arrest of anti-Balaka leader Jean-Francis Diandi. We applaud MINUSCA for taking strong, decisive action to end the threat of armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) and will continue to support MINUSCA and its leadership in their efforts… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/arrest-of-antibalaka-leader-jeanfrancis-diandi-by-multidimensional-integrated-stabilization-mission-in-the-central-african-republic-minusca?lang=en

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary for Administration Dr. Ronald Simwinga has said the Ministry has embarked on a project to equip all the 38 Zambian Missions abroad with modern facilities that are conducive for diplomats to work, so that they can rise to the challenge of being diplomats in the 21st century. And Dr. Simwinga has commended Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-to-modernise-zambian-embassies?lang=en

Après les Auditions à l’aveugle, les Battles et les Epreuves Ultimes, nous sommes à l’étape des Grands Shows en direct. Les 16 finalistes sont connus! Retrouvez le programme des 4 prochaines semaines, tous les samedis à 20h00 TU sur VoxAfrica (www.VoxAfrica.com) : – 24 Mars 2018 : En route pour les Grands Shows – 31 Mars 2018 : Grand Show ¼ Finale en direct – 07 Avril 2018 : Grand Show ½… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-voice-afrique-season-2–the-live-shows-are-about-to-kick-off?lang=fr

After the Blind Auditions, the Battle and the Knockout Rounds, VOXAFRICA (www.VoxAfrica.com) announces the exciting Live Shows. The competition is fierce and the 16 final contestants are known! The Voice Afrique will run over 4 more weeks on VOXAFRICA francophone Africa and Europe platforms, every Saturday at 20h00 GMT : – 24 March 2018: Road to the live shows – 31 March 2018: The Live Quater Final… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-voice-afrique-season-2–the-live-shows-are-about-to-kick-off?lang=en

Through the support of the Government of Japan, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Sudan has launched today the project to Support to Hosting Communities Affected by South Sudanese Refugees in White Nile State. The project aims to deliver safe, clean and accessible market places as centers for the hosting communities and South Sudanese refugees in Aljabalain Locality, White… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/launching-of-the-support-to-hosting-communities-affected-by-south-sudanese-refugees-in-white-nile-state?lang=en

UK statement delivered at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council during the High-level Interactive Dialogue on the Central African Republic, held on 21 March 2018: At the outset, we condemn the recent attack on education workers near Markounda and offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the CAR government. The UK is concerned at the fragile security and human rights… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-statement-delivered-at-the-37th-session-of-the-human-rights-council-during-the-highlevel-interactive-dialogue-on-the-central-african-republic-held-on-21-march-2018?lang=en

The international humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) calls out Italian and other European governments and condemns all actions which prevent lifesaving rescue operations in the Central Mediterranean and which return people to Libya. The latest incident in a long series of actions to obstruct Search and Rescue operations “The recent incident… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/central-mediterranean-european-governments-are-obstructing-lifesaving-rescues-and-returning-people-to-unsafe-libya?lang=en

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a tenu ce matin (21 mars 2018), au titre de l’assistance technique et du renforcement des capacités, un débat interactif sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Libye, avec M. Andrew Gilmour, Sous-Secrétaire général aux droits de l’homme et Chef du Bureau du Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme à New York. M. Gilmour a indiqué que, depuis la dernière… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-council-holds-interactive-dialogue-on-the-human-rights-situation-in-libya?lang=fr

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with Andrew Gilmour, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, on the human rights situation in Libya under its technical assistance and capacity building agenda item. Mr. Gilmour regretted that the situation in Libya had not improved. The proliferation of armed groups throughout Libya had led to a situation in which… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-council-holds-interactive-dialogue-on-the-human-rights-situation-in-libya?lang=en

En Somalie, des décès massifs de bétail dus à la sécheresse — 60 pour cent des troupeaux décimés dans certaines régions — ont gravement compromis les moyens d’existence des pasteurs. Ces pertes de bétail menacent d’exacerber la situation de la sécurité alimentaire du pays, qui demeure critique dans les zones pastorales du nord et du centre, met en garde aujourd’hui la FAO. Vu que… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-somalia-massive-livestock-losses-have-severely-impacted-livelihoods-and-food-security?lang=fr

In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought – 60 per cent of herds in some areas – have severely damaged pastoralists’ livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the country’s food security situation, which remains critical in the central and northern pastoral areas, FAO warned today. With forecasts pointing to below-average rains during April-June, urgent support is needed to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-somalia-massive-livestock-losses-have-severely-impacted-livelihoods-and-food-security?lang=en

Action is needed to enhance agricultural investments by and with young agri-entrepreneurs. Empowering youth to engage in the agricultural sector is key to create livelihood opportunities, achieve food security and stimulate economic growth in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. In this regard, FAO and the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa organized a multistakeholder… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/empowering-youth-to-engage-in-the-agricultural-sector-is-key-to-stimulate-economic-growth-in-southern-africa-development-community-sadc-countries?lang=en

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