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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.

The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The multi-agency Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study shows that the losses are incurred each year through increased healthcare costs, additional… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-study-reveals-economic-toll-of-malnutrition-to-the-gambias-economy?lang=en

Urbanization in West Africa is challenging municipalities’ ability to deliver consistent and quality water and sanitation services as well as make improvements toward the water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In both Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, millions of people lack access to basic or safely managed drinking water and sanitation services. Furthermore, cities in these countries… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/west-africa-municipal-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-activity?lang=en

En 2019, plusieurs épidémies localisées de rougeole avaient été déclarées dans les districts sanitaires de Paoua (épidémie déclarée en mars 2019), Vakaga (épidémie déclarée en avril 2019), Batangafo, Bocaranga-Koui, Ngaoundaye et Bambari (épidémies déclarées en octobre 2019). Des ripostes localisées avaient été organisées dans le but d’enrayer ces diverses épidémies. Cependant,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rougeole-en-republiquecentrafricaine-rca-le-ministere-de-la-sante-et-de-la-population-declare-une-epidemie-de-portee-nationale?lang=fr

O grupo ONOMO Hotels (OnomoHotel.com) continua o seu desenvolvimento na África Austral. Após as aberturas de 5 hotéis na África do Sul e do ONOMO Kigali em Ruanda, foi em Moçambique que o grupo decidiu erguer o seu novo estabelecimento: um hotel contemporâneo com um estilo elegante descontraído. Com uma população de cerca de 23 milhões de habitantes, Moçambique conheceu um período de estabilidade… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/onomo-group-continues-its-expansion-in-southern-africa-and-opens-a-hotel-in-maputo?lang=pt

ONOMO Hotels (OnomoHotel.com) continues its development in Southern Africa. The African Hotel Group announces the opening of a new hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, bringing up its network in Southern Africa to 7 hotels, among which 5 in South Africa and one in Rwanda. With a population of about 23 million, Mozambique has experienced a period of political and social stability that has fostered a good economic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/onomo-group-continues-its-expansion-in-southern-africa-and-opens-a-hotel-in-maputo?lang=en

Les Forces Spéciales américaine (SOF) de la 95e Brigade des affaires civiles ont offert une formation médicale de 4 jours aux troupes du Bataillon Autonomes des Forces Spéciales (BAFS) et les gendarmes maliens du Groupement Spécial d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GSIGN). L’objectif de ce renforcement de capacité tenu du 14 au 17 janvier à Bamako, au Mali, était de mieux préparer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/larmee-americaine-forme-les-troupes-maliennes-aux-soins-tactiques-de-combat?lang=fr

Angola destaca-se como único País da região da SADC que adquiriu na totalidade, com financiamento do Orçamento Geral do Estado (OGE), as 12 vacinas do calendário nacional de vacinação que protege 13 doenças em menores de cinco anos. Segundo a Ministra de Estado para a Área Social, Carolina Cerqueira, que falava durante um encontro de alto nível entre o Ministério da Saúde e o Fundo Global,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angola-destacase-na-aquisicao-das-12-vacinas-infantis?lang=pt

On December 20, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation [1](file:///Q:/COM/MR/Press%20Releases/2020/PR2019%20-%20Ethiopia%20-%20IMF%20Executive%20Board%20Concludes%202019%20Article%20IV%20Consultation.docx)with The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. At the same time, the Board approved three-year arrangements under the Extended… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/international-monetary-fund-imf-executive-board-concludes-2019-article-iv-consultation-with-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 January 2020

UE apoia Angola na segurança do Golfo da Guiné

A União Europeia (UE) reiterou esta segunda-feira, em Luanda, que vai continuar a apoiar Angola, técnica e financeiramente, para o reforço da segurança no Golfo da Guiné. A garantia foi expressa pela presidente do Grupo de Trabalho da União Europeia encarregue Para os Assuntos Africanos, Marie La Pierre, após uma reunião com o secretário de Estado angolano para Relações Exteriores, Téte… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ue-apoia-angola-na-seguranca-do-golfo-da-guine?lang=pt

A Cape Town based startup, http://www.CreativeCraftingClub.com bridges the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens. The multifunctional online subscription site offers tried-and-tested creative crafting lesson plans, teaching resources and business acumen for parents, educators and budding entrepreneurs, to kick start their own kids’ creative crafting club… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africanborn-startup-launches-education-platform-that-encourages-entrepreneurship?lang=en

President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Kimberly A. Reed met today with Cote d’Ivoire’s Ambassador to the United States Mamadou Haidara to discuss how EXIM can help American businesses export their “Made in the U.S.A.” goods and services to Cote d’Ivoire. During the meeting, Chairman Reed and Ambassador Haidara discussed how EXIM can support projects in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-from-chairman-reeds-meeting-with-cote-divoires-ambassador-to-the-united-states-mamadou-haidara?lang=en

Over 500 IT professionals from enterprise organizations across West Africa will convene in Lagos on February 21, 2020 for MainOne’s 5th annual gathering of its flagship event, Nerds Unite, themed: “Enabling the Digital Economy”. This year’s event will showcase the launch of its Managed Cloud Services in partnership with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Operated by Selectium. The event… Read more on https://mainone.africa-newsroom.com/press/global-technology-leaders-primed-to-discuss-enabling-technology-and-all-things-cloud-at-nerdsunite2020?lang=en

Embassy of Finland in Nairobi is looking for a driver and a coordinator. Driver (Team Leader) The post of locally employed Driver will be available at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi on a contract of two years with a possibility of an extension upon satisfactory performance starting from 8 March 2020 or as agreed. Main duties and responsibilities: – Ambassador’s/ Chargé d’Affaires driver; transport… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/embassy-of-finland-in-nairobi-has-two-open-vacancies-driver-team-leader-and-coordinator-private-sector-communications?lang=en

At least 33 people, including women and children, were killed and an unknown number wounded during the attack in Kolom, nine kilometres from Abyei town last Wednesday. It is reported that an unknown number of children were abducted during the incident. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life as a consequence of the events which have taken place in Kolom over the last week,” said Jean-Philippe… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-organization-for-migration-iom-missions-in-south-sudan-and-sudan-ramp-up-humanitarian-support-to-families-following-attacks-in-abyei?lang=en

Fortes chuvas também atingiram a região sudeste do Brasil e o leste da Espanha causando a morte de dezenas de pessoas nos dois países; em Madagáscar, meteorologistas temem ponto alto da estação de ciclones entre fevereiro e março. A Agência de Refugiados das Nações Unidas, Acnur, está apoiando o governo do Irã e outros parceiros humanitários para levar assistência a sobreviventes de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/agencias-da-onu-apoiam-governos-de-mocambique-ira-e-madagascar-apos-cheias?lang=pt

Posted by: APO | 28 January 2020

Modernizing the energy sector on Zanzibar

Zanzibar Energy Sector Support Project (ZESS) ZESS is a 4 year energy sector reform project supporting the development of a sustainable energy sector in Zanzibar, funded by Sweden. The programme has greatly improved the energy sector in Zanzibar. Read more [here](https://www.swedenabroad.se/globalassets/ambassader/tanzania-dar-es-salaam/documents/zanzibar-energy-sector-support-project_draft3.0.pdf) Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/modernizing-the-energy-sector-on-zanzibar?lang=en

The number of people displaced in Burkina Faso increased tenfold last year to over 560,000. The figure is predicted to skyrocket to 900,000 people by April as horrific violence continues to force families from their homes. “Burkina Faso needs more than bullets and bombs. Military engagement alone is failing to protect vulnerable communities. Donors supporting military efforts to quell the extreme… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/burkina-faso-shattered-by-worlds-fastest-growing-displacementcrisis?lang=en

The EU has a new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Josep Borrell. On 1 December he took up his post as Federica Mogherini’s successor. Today, Foreign Minister Maas met him at Villa Borsig on Lake Tegel on his first official visit to Berlin. Topics on the agenda: Libya, Iran, Iraq and Germany’s EU Council Presidency in the second half of the year. Josep Borrell is the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-top-eu-diplomat-josep-borrell-pays-his-first-official-visit-to-berlin?lang=en

Kais Saied, President of Tunisia, received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. At the start of the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah conveyed, to President Saied, the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tunisian-president-receives-hh-sheikh-abdullah-bin-zayed?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 January 2020

Investing In The Future

The Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, Her Excellency Ms. Elisabeth Jacobsen, travelled to Arusha to celebrate Norway’s energy and education cooperation with Arusha Technical College in Kikuletwa. Norway and Tanzania has cooperated in the energy sector since 1970. This year marks 50 years of energy cooperation. Based on a relationship of trust and mutual respect our two countries continue working… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/investing-in-the-future?lang=en

Signature de convention AFD pour le fonds commun sectoriel éducation 9,8 milliards de francs CFA (15 millions d’euros) et requête de financement à destination du partenariat mondial pour l’éducation 50,7 milliards de francs CFA (77,3 millions d’euros). Ce 17 janvier, le premier comité de pilotage du secteur de l’Education et de la Formation de l’année 2020 s’est tenu sous la présidence… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-france-est-le-premier-partenaire-de-leducation-au-niger?lang=fr

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that the UAE is looking forward to developing its common relations with Algeria. During a joint press conference that he held with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum on Monday Sheikh Abdullah said, “We are grateful for the relations that link our two countries and we hope that they will… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-algerian-leadership-brings-fresh-era-of-uaealgeria-relations-says-hh-sheikh-abdullah-bin-zayed?lang=en

Près de 5 millions d’enfants au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Niger auront besoin d’une aide humanitaire au cours de l’année 2020, a déclaré l’UNICEF aujourd’hui, une augmentation, comparés à 4,3 millions d’enfants l’année précédente. Cette estimation est liée à une flambée de violence, des attaques contre les enfants et les civils, des enlèvements et du recrutement d’enfants dans des… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nearly-5-million-children-in-need-due-to-rising-violence-in-central-sahel-unicef?lang=fr

A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund ([UNICEF](https://www.unicef.org/)) warned on Tuesday. The agency reported that children have been attacked, abducted or recruited into armed groups due to the spike in armed conflict and insecurity in Burkina Faso,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nearly-5-million-children-in-need-due-to-rising-violence-in-central-sahel-unicef?lang=en

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