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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.

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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.

Senegal and Uruguay have ratified the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The submission of the instruments of acceptance means that nearly 85 per cent of the ratifications needed to bring the TFA into force have now been received. Concluded at the WTO’s 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/senegal-uruguay-ratify-trade-facilitation-agreement?lang=en

The UK provided RFA Mounts Bay to support the Danish-led maritime operation, escorting a Danish transport ship through the Mediterranean as it carried the chemicals, the Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary have announced. Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile was destroyed under international supervision in 2014. However, a quantity of chemicals which could be made into chemical weapons remained… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/royal-navy-ship-supports-removal-of-potential-chemical-weapon-materials-from-libya?lang=en

POINT 1: Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (www.StarwoodHotels.com), Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the signing of Four Points (www.FourPoints.com) Benin City, Nigeria. Owned by Eagle Hospitality and Leisure Limited, the sleek new Four Points hotel is built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort.… Read more on http://starwood-hotels.africa-newsroom.com/press/starwood-hotels-ramps-up-nigeria-portfolio-with-new-four-points-in-benin-city?lang=en

Inspired by the initiative of Austrian concert organist Michael König, the National Council of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) recently approved the installation of an AGO chapter in Nairobi. Serving more than 15,000 members, organized in over 300 chapters, the AGO is the largest professional organization worldwide serving a single musical instrument. Most chapters are located in the United… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-newly-installed-nairobi-chapter-of-the-american-guild-of-organists?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations et répondu à la question suivante : 1 – Gabon – Election présidentielle L’élection présidentielle est une étape importante de la vie politique gabonaise. Comme l’ont indiqué les observateurs internationaux, elle s’est déroulée dans le calme. Comme le soulignent également les observateurs, il convient d’assurer transparence… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-gabon–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-31-aout-2016?lang=fr

A group of United Nations human rights experts today called on the Sudanese authorities to drop charges carrying the death sentence brought against six people linked to a prominent Khartoum-based organisation, Training and Human Development (TRACKS). The six*, who were detained some three months ago but are yet to face trial, have been charged with criminal conspiracy, undermining the constitutional… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-un-rights-experts-condemn-charges-of-death-penalty-crimes-for-human-rights-activists?lang=en

On August 30, 2016 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sergei Rachkov, met with the Deputy Assistant of the Minister of Foreign affairs of Egypt for Eastern and Southern Europe, Nahla El Zawahry. During the meeting, the sides discussed current issues of Belarusian-Egyptian relations, including the development of trade and economic,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-of-belarus-srachkov-meets-the-deputy-assistant-of-the-foreign-minister-of-egypt?lang=en

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced during her visit to West Africa that Canada would spend $112.6 million to fund four development projects and initiatives in Senegal. Funding of $19.6 million over five years (2016 to 2021) will go to the International Development Research Centre to support the work being done by the African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-bibeau-announces-development-projects-in-senegal?lang=en

The Danish-led international maritime transport operation to remove approximately 500 tons remnants of Libya’s chemical weapons stockpile is close to completion. The chemicals were picked up at the port of Misrata in Libya on Saturday August 27. The chemicals are now on their way out of the Mediterranean Sea on its way to Germany. Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen says: “We have now removed the chemical… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/denmark-has-successfully-picked-up-chemical-remnants-from-libya?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 31 August 2016

Minister Ellwood statement on Somalia

Minister Ellwood said: I strongly condemn this latest attack in Mogadishu that claimed the lives of yet more innocent civilians. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and those injured. This attack and those like it, such as the suicide bombings in Galkayo on 21 August and last week’s attack at Lido beach, only strengthen our determination to work with the Somali people in their efforts… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-ellwood-statement-on-somalia?lang=en

Government, international gas developers and finance institutions will return to the [South Africa: Gas Options](http://www.energynet.co.uk/event/south-africa-gas-options-2016?utm_campaign=PR&utm_medium=Pressrelease&utm_source=APO1) (http://APO.af/wOCzN4) conference this October in Cape Town to address the requirements and opportunities associated with the country’s 3,126MW gas-to-power programme.… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/department-of-energy-and-international-lng-companies-to-discuss-next-steps-for-south-africas-gastopower-programme-this-october?lang=en

Governo, agentes de desenvolvimento de gás internacionais e instituições financeiras irão regressar à [África do Sul: Conferência sobre Opções de Gás](http://www.energynet.co.uk/event/south-africa-gas-options-2016?utm_campaign=PR&utm_medium=Pressrelease&utm_source=APO1) (http://APO.af/wOCzN4) em outubro na Cidade do Cabo para abordar os requisitos e oportunidades associados ao programa de… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/department-of-energy-and-international-lng-companies-to-discuss-next-steps-for-south-africas-gastopower-programme-this-october?lang=pt

[WorldRemit](https://www.worldremit.com/en/Nigeria) (www.WorldRemit.com/en/Nigeria), the leading digital remittance service, commends the restoration of money transfers to Nigeria, following the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to approve WorldRemit and ten other international money transfer operators (IMTOs). At the beginning of August 2016, hundreds of IMTOs suspended their operations,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/worldremit-commends-restoration-of-money-transfers-to-nigeria?lang=en

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016 (1). Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014 – mainly stimulated by manufactured goods, accounting for 60% of total regional trade (2). Agreeing with the report findings… Read more on http://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/untapped-intraregional-trade-opportunities-key-to-boosting-african-economies?lang=en

Fidèle à sa mission d’être un employeur de premier plan sur le continent africain et de fournir en permanence des opportunités de leadership en entreprise à de jeunes talents, [Ringier Afrique](http://www.ringier.com/en/about-ringier/activities/about-ringier-africa) ([http://APO.af/EkqVN4](http://apo.af/EkqVN4)) lance un nouveau programme de stages, intitulé Ringier Africa Internships, qui… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ringier-africa-rolls-out-internship-programme-with-africa-leadership-university?lang=fr

The Secretary-General spoke on 30 August by phone to H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic and Mr. Jean Ping, presidential candidate of the Démocratie nouvelle party. He commended the peaceful holding of the presidential election on 27 August 2016. He welcomed the high voters’ turnout as well as the presence of a large number of national and international observers. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-phone-calls-with-he-mr-ali-bongo-ondimba-president-of-the-gabonese-republic-and-mr-jean-ping-presidential-candidate-of-the-democratie-nouvelle-party?lang=en

Les technologies convergentes, l’expansion des réseaux et les fusions et acquisitions au sein du secteur télécom sont parmi les secteurs qui devraient concentrer les principaux investissements et transactions en Afrique Sub-Saharienne pour 2016 et 2017, selon le service d’information et d’évènementiel TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Ces thèmes seront largement abordés lors de la conférence… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/telecom-manda-and-digital-convergence-to-lead-deal-activity-in-africa?lang=fr

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (http://www.Facebook.com) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/facebook-ceo-goes-to-nigeria-to-witness-africas-tech-revolution?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général s’est entretenu par téléphone le 30 août avec Son Excellence M. Ali Bongo Ondimba, Président de la République gabonaise, ainsi qu’avec M. Jean Ping, candidat présidentiel du parti Démocratie nouvelle. Il s’est réjoui du déroulement pacifique de l’élection présidentielle le 27 aout 2016. Il s’est félicité du niveau élevé de participation, ainsi que… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-phone-calls-with-he-mr-ali-bongo-ondimba-president-of-the-gabonese-republic-and-mr-jean-ping-presidential-candidate-of-the-democratie-nouvelle-party?lang=fr

The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations has called on the Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) to find creative ways of enhancing the manufacturing sector including the use of alternative energy sources. The Committee’s call comes after hearing that electricity supply, and sometimes costs municipalities charge, has a potential to constrain the manufacturing sector. The Chairperson… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-satisfied-with-transnets-engineering-plant-visit-calls-on-dti-to-enhance-manufacturing-sector?lang=en

A three day India-Africa Health Sciences Meet, is being jointly organised by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Ministry of External Affairs from 1-3 September, 2016, in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. This event is a follow up to Third India Africa Forum Summit held in October 2015. Four Ministries, i.e., Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Science… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/indiaafrica-health-sciences-meet-september-0103-2016?lang=en

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The main objective of the three day workshop is to review the reports from African Union Member States’ vaccine production laboratories, on the status of vaccine production on the continent, achievements and… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/ninth-pan-african-meeting-of-directors-of-veterinary-vaccine-laboratories-opens?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has approved the deployment of a Woman-only Short-Term Election Observer Mission for the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 8-10 September, 2016 in the Republic of Seychelles. The Chairperson is pleased to deploy the first ever Women-only observation mission in line with the AU’s commemoration of the ‘African Year… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/auc-chairperson-he-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma-approves-the-deployment-of-a-historic-womenonly-african-union-election-observation-mission-to-the-republic-of-seychelles?lang=en

The United Nations human rights wing today welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear, which was adopted by a seaside town and had been widely interpreted as targeting the burkini and other forms of dress worn by Muslim women. “We call on the authorities in all the other French sea-side towns and resorts that have… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-arm-welcomes-frances-court-ruling-to-suspend-seaside-ban-on-burkini?lang=en

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