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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 quotidien marocain Le Matin ([www.LeMatin.ma](http://www.lematin.ma/)) a publié aujourd’hui une interview exclusive du Président de Rugby Afrique (www.RugbyAfrique.com), l’association africaine de World Rugby, Mr Abdelaziz Bougja. Extraits : « J’en profite pour vous informer que Bernard Laporte, président de la Fédération française de rugby, nous fera le privilège d’être présent… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/interview-du-president-de-rugby-afrique-abdelaziz-bougja-au-journal-le-matin-maroc?lang=fr

Debmarine Namibia ([http://DebmarineNamibia.com](http://debmarinenamibia.com/)) embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in the country, primarily among its employees, but also aimed at drivers, passengers and the community members at large. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fZGJox75ODo Road safety and accident prevention are recurring,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/road-safety-a-social-responsibilty-debmarine-namibia-embarked-upon-a-long-road-safety-awareness-campaign-to-promote-and-inculcate-roadsafety-consciousness-in-namibia?lang=en

West African governments are clamping down on non-compliance among business and individual taxpayers as they strive to improve their low tax-to-GDP ratios or internally generated revenues. As the tax year-end looms in Nigeria and Ghana, companies have an opportunity to evaluate whether their payrolls are fully compliant with the laws and regulations around collection of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax.… Read more on https://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/tax-year-end-is-your-business-payasyouearn-paye-compliant-and-ready-for-the-new-tax-year?lang=en

The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending. That means businesses must ensure that their payrolls are fully compliant with the laws and regulations around collection of PAYE tax. Commenting on compliance in… Read more on https://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/payroll-compliance-high-on-the-agenda-for-east-african-tax-authorities?lang=en

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the global economic upswing. The strong tourism demand of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unwto-world-tourism-barometer-southern-and-mediterranean-europe-north-africa-and-the-middle-east-drive-tourism-growth-through-october-2017?lang=en

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of ‘AA-‘ (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-guarantee-fund-receives-very-strong-aa-fitch-rating-owing-to-strong-business-model-and-operational-strategy?lang=en

Lors de la cérémonie spéciale tenue hier matin au Koweït, son Altesse le Prince héritier Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah a décerné la récompense de l’édition 2017 du concours, qui comprenait la somme d’un million de dollars, une médaille d’or et un bouclier. Le prix de la catégorie Éducation du concours Al-Sumait 2017 a été attribué au Forum des éducatrices africaines (Forum of African… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-winner-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2017-in-the-field-of-education-today-received-their-award-at-a-special-ceremony-held-in-kuwait-city?lang=fr

His Highness Deputy Amir Crown Prince Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah awarded the 2017 prize, which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal and shield at a special ceremony this morning in Kuwait. The 2017 Al-Sumait Education category award went to the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Kenya, for their sustained efforts towards the achievement across the African continent of equity and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-winner-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2017-in-the-field-of-education-today-received-their-award-at-a-special-ceremony-held-in-kuwait-city?lang=en

The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies ([www.Kaspersky.co.za](http://www.kaspersky.co.za/)) reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5% more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing for the second year in the row. The number of daily detected malicious files reflects… Read more on https://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/kaspersky-lab-detects-360000-new-malicious-files-daily–up-115-from-2016?lang=en

– Memorandum of Understanding for combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts – Total investment volume of more than $500 million In order to help Ghana meet its industrialization targets, Siemens (www.Siemens.com) and Rotan Power (www.RotanPower.com) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/siemens-and-rotan-power-sign-agreement-for-power-plant-project-in-ghana?lang=en

– Macroeconomic performance under the program has been satisfactory. – Discussions on key elements that could underpin a successor arrangement made progress. – GDP statistics show continued strong growth in the first half of 2017, but other economic indicators suggest the economy may be slowing down. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/international-monetary-fund-staff-concludes-visit-to-tanzania?lang=en

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, on Monday 11 December 2017 launched the first complete braille version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to mark the 2017 International Human Rights Day and the beginning of the year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR. Launching the braille at the National Human Rights Commission… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unic-lagos-launches-worlds-first-complete-braille-of-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-udhr?lang=en

A DHL Express da África Subsaariana (SSA) (www.dpDHL.com) anunciou que a empresa se inscreveu como patrocinador oficial da 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex), que será realizada na nova ala este do Centro Internacional de Convenções da Cidade do Cabo nos dias 14 e 15 de março de 2018. A DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex estabeleceu-se como uma das maiores oportunidades… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-announces-title-partnership-of-africas-largest-ecommerce-and-fintech-event?lang=pt

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com)) a annoncé que la société s’était engagée en tant que commanditaire en titre dans le cadre de la conférence DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex) de 2018, qui se tiendra dans la nouvelle aile Est du centre de convention international du Cap les 14 et 15 mars 2018. La conférence DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-announces-title-partnership-of-africas-largest-ecommerce-and-fintech-event?lang=fr

L’association africaine de World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org), Rugby Afrique (www.RugbyAfrique.com) a dévoilé aujourd’hui le programme des compétitions pour 2018. L’année s’annonce particulièrement chargée avec 10 compétitions totalisant plus d’une centaine de matches de rugby à XV et à VII et jusqu’à 32 Pays participants. Le champion d’Afrique 2018 sera automatiquement qualifié… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-africa-unveils-the-2018-competition-schedule-32-african-countries-10-competitions-more-than-100-matches?lang=fr

World Rugby’s (www.WorldRugby.org) Africa association, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), today unveiled its 2018 Competition Schedule. The year promises to be particularly busy with 10 competitions totalling more than one hundred fifteen-a-side and sevens rugby matches and up to 32 participating countries. The 2018 African champion will automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan (www.RugbyWorldCup.com),… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-africa-unveils-the-2018-competition-schedule-32-african-countries-10-competitions-more-than-100-matches?lang=en

The Department of Home Affairs, in partnership with Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), invites members of the media to a media workshop in relation to 2017/18 festive season plans for the South African border environment. It is anticipated that there will be a considerable increase in inbound and outbound movement of people and goods at the various ports of entry around the country.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/members-of-the-media-are-invited-to-the-workshop-on-south-african-border-environment-during-festive-seasons?lang=en

Economic Commission for Africa’s Adeyinka Adeyemi, on Monday unpacked the PIDA Model Law for private sector investment in transboundary infrastructure in Africa for participants at the on-going Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week in Namibia. Mr. Adeyemi, Senior Advisor and Head of the Regional Integration and Infrastructure Cluster in the ECA’s Capacity Development Division… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/adeyemi-unpacks-pida-model-law-for-transboundary-infrastructure-projects-in-africa-at-pida-week?lang=en

Starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), hundreds of events worldwide, led by UN Women and partners, bolstered efforts to eliminate violence against women, a pandemic that affects one in three women globally. Events from marches and concerts to sports days took place, and iconic buildings lit up in orange to galvanize attention during the 16 Days… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-closing-of-the-16-days-of-activism-to-end-violence-against-women-and-girls-with-leave-no-one-behind-as-the-global-theme?lang=en

Les équipes nationales de rugby du Maroc, de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie s’affronteront du 17 au 23 décembre à Oujda au Maroc durant la seconde édition du tournoi tri-nations du Maghreb. Ce tournoi est organisé à tour de rôle par l’un des pays participants. Selon le Président de Rugby Afrique (www.RugbyAfrique.com), Abdelaziz Bougja, « La première édition à Oran en Algérie en 2016… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby–le-maroc-lalgerie-et-la-tunisie-se-retrouvent-pour-la-seconde-edition-du-tournoi-trinations-du-maghreb?lang=fr

On the 5th of December, Innoventures (http://Innoventures.me) held “Startup Nova – Entrepreneurship Explosion” at the prestigious Hilton Ramses, as the final phase of its Startup Reactor program’s fourth cycle. Cash prizes of 15,000 Euro total were given to four promising startups by VC4A (https://VC4A.com), the program’s partner and main sponsor. Innoventures also announced an upcoming 100… Read more on https://vc4africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/innoventures-announces-4-winners-of-startup-reactor-cycle-four?lang=en

É necessário continuar a trabalhar para ajudar os países a executarem as recomendações formuladas pelos observadores eleitorais da UE, segundo um novo relatório do Tribunal de Contas Europeu (www.ECA.Europa.eu). A forma de apresentar as recomendações melhorou nos últimos anos, afirmam os auditores, mas são necessárias mais consultas com as partes interessadas locais no terreno durante a… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/election-observation-missions-efforts-made-to-follow-up-recommendations-but-better-monitoring-needed-say-european-union-auditors?lang=pt

Selon un nouveau rapport de la Cour des comptes européenne (www.ECA.Europa.eu), des efforts supplémentaires doivent être consentis pour aider les pays à mettre en œuvre les recommandations formulées par les observateurs électoraux de l’UE. D’après les auditeurs, la présentation des recommandations a été améliorée ces dernières années, mais les enquêtes de terrain auprès des parties… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/election-observation-missions-efforts-made-to-follow-up-recommendations-but-better-monitoring-needed-say-european-union-auditors?lang=fr

More work is needed to help countries implement recommendations made by EU election observers, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (www.ECA.Europa.eu). The way the recommendations are presented has improved in recent years, say the auditors, but more consultation with local stakeholders on the ground is needed during their preparation. Without interfering in the organisation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/election-observation-missions-efforts-made-to-follow-up-recommendations-but-better-monitoring-needed-say-european-union-auditors?lang=en

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