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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.

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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.

Posted by: APO | 28 June 2016

TICAD VI Preparatory Ministerial Meeting

The Preparatory Ministerial Meeting of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) was held in Banjul, the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, on June 16 and 17. Mr. Masakazu Hamachi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the meeting as Japan’s head of delegation and served as Co-Chair alongside H.E. Ms. Mariam Mahamat Nour, Minister of Planning and Prospective… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ticad-vi-preparatory-ministerial-meeting?lang=en

Today Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) activists made a formal marriage proposal to Pick n Pay, calling on the retailer to commit to a 100% renewable energy future, and ditch its dirty love affair with fossil fuels. In a peaceful protest action that took place at the Pick n Pay head office in Cape Town, activists delivered a three meter high engagement ring to Pick n Pay’s CEO Mr Richard Brasher,… Read more on http://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/will-you-marry-the-sun-greenpeace-activists-deliver-gigantic-solar-ring-to-pick-n-pay-ceo?lang=en

The UN Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries it examined during its 6 to 24 June session in Geneva: France, Sweden, Honduras, Burkina Faso, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Angola and the UK. The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-committee-on-economic-social-and-cultural-rights-issues-findings-on-france-sweden-honduras-burkina-faso-the-former-yugoslav-republic-of-macedonia-angola-and-the-uk?lang=en

An affair of music, talent, and cultural exchange have brought together the interests of Carnegie Hall, the U.S. State Department and Strive Masiwa in what promises to be an incubator for classical music talent in South Africa. Last night, Ambassador Patrick Gaspard hosted a reception in honor of Carnegie Hall’s Decoda Residency Project, including a performance by South African Pieter Grobler (pianist)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-gaspard-celebrates-carnegie-hall-music-project-in-south-africa?lang=en

The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs will participate in the handover ceremony of the National AIDS Resource Center and the 952 Hotline counseling Services. The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa invites you to attend this event.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/national-aids-resource-center-and-hotline-counseling-services-transition-ceremony?lang=en

Date: Friday 01st July 2016 Gates Open: 09.30 am Time: 10.00am – 12.10noon Venue: The Amani Room, Serena Hotel Overview: The Embassy of Japan has invited Prof. Tetsushi Sonobe, Vice President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan, as the guest speaker of this workshop. Prof. Sonobe has a rich experience in KAIZEN and has been a guest speaker in various international conferences… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/kaizen-and-ticad-workshop-friday-01-july-0930am-serena-hotel-nairobi?lang=en

The Executive Council of SIDS DOCK, the global sustainable energy and energy efficiency initiative for small island developing states, has elected Seychelles as Vice-Chair for the AIMS region for 2016-2017. The Chair is Dominica in the Caribbean and the Vice-Chair for the Pacific is Samoa. The AIMS region comprises the SIDS of Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-elected-vicechair-of-sids-energy-initiative?lang=en

Uganda needs to reduce its under-five mortality rate in poor communities by 6.8% per year to enable it to realize the 2030 target of 25 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to a UNICEF global report released yesterday morning in New York (3:00am in Kampala). The State of the World’s Children 2016, UNICEF’s annual flagship report indicates that to fully realize the target in Uganda, the reduction… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/poverty-illiteracy-and-early-deaths-await-worlds-most-disadvantaged-children-unicef-global-report?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 28 June 2016

US, France Backed Convicted Chad Dictator

The United States and France supported Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator who was convicted of atrocity crimes on May 30, 2016, throughout his rule, Human Rights Watch said in two reports released today. The 64-page report, “Enabling a Dictator: The United States and Chad’s Hissène Habré 1982-1990s,” and the 142-page “Hissène Habré: Supported by France, Convicted by Africa,”… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-france-backed-convicted-chad-dictator?lang=en

Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC June 27, 2016 MR WALSH: Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. My name is Mark Walsh. I’m the deputy chief of protocol. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Room for the – excuse me – for the swearing-in of Stephen Schwartz as the next United States ambassador to the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/swearingin-of-stephen-m-schwartz-as-ambassador-to-the-federal-republic-of-somalia?lang=en

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 24 June in Bangui. The peacekeeper was shot dead by unidentified armed men in circumstances that are still unclear. The Secretary-General offers his sincere condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government of Senegal.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-of-the-secretarygeneral-on-central-african-republic?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général condamne le meurtre d’un casque bleu de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine, survenu le 24 juin à Bangui. Le casque bleu a été tué par balle par des hommes armés non identifiés dans des circonstances encore non élucidées. Le Secrétaire général présente ses sincères condoléances à la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-of-the-secretarygeneral-on-central-african-republic?lang=fr

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 25 June 2016 perpetrated by Al-Shabaab on the Nasa Hablod Hotel, Mogadishu which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, including the death of Bur’i Mohamed Hamza, the Somali Minister for Environment Affairs and Former Foreign Minister. The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-security-council-press-statement-on-alshabaab-attack-in-somalia?lang=en

On June 24, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary fund (IMF) was briefed on economic developments in Eritrea, whose Article IV consultation is delayed by 64 months.

Informal sessions to brief the Board based on information available are held approximately every 12 months for members whose Article IV consultations are delayed by more than 18 months. Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-holds-informal-board-briefing-on-eritrea?lang=en

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Yacoub El Hillo of Sudan as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). He will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. El Hillo succeeds Antonio Vigilante of Italy, who concluded his… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-secretarygeneral-appoints-yacoub-el-hillo-of-sudan-as-deputy-special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-for-liberia?lang=en

United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien has released US$13 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in areas of north-east Nigeria that have just become accessible. The destruction of crops and looting of livestock have left many people unable to support their families. More than 50,000 people need seeds and tools for the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-emergency-fund-allocates-13-million-in-support-of-people-in-northeastern-nigeria?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 27 June 2016

Djiboutian National Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 27, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Djibouti on the anniversary of your independence on June 27. Djibouti is a lynchpin of security and stability in the Horn of Africa. You are a first responder in times of need, and have shown great leadership by contributing troops to AMISOM… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/djiboutian-national-day?lang=en

The Government of Sudan has announced a unilateral cessation of hostilities of four months in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. It follows a similar gesture by the Sudan Revolutionary Front in April 2016, when they declared a unilateral truce of six months. It is imperative now that both parties respect their commitments. An end to fighting would ease the suffering of the local populations and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-spokesperson-on-sudanese-governments-announcement-of-a-fourmonth-unilateral-cessation-of-hostilities?lang=en

The extension of the in-country team underlines the UK’s support against the threat posed by extremists, Michael Fallon has said, with Tunisia a frontline state in the fight against Daesh. The small team, comprising counter-IED and training specialists, deployed in March last year. They have been instrumental, as part of a multinational team, in bringing structure and clarity to training at the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-armed-forces-help-tunisian-forces-fight-violent-extremism?lang=en

« Les défis auxquels fait face notre région ne nous laissent pas de répit. Une telle rencontre doit souder une coopération régionale et transfrontalière plus que jamais indispensable pour être en mesure d’y faire face », a déclaré Monsieur Kuitsouc Dominique, Représentant de la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (CEEAC). Les États de l’Afrique Centrale ont tenu,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sixieme-consultation-regionale-sur-les-catastrophes-naturelles-en-afrique-centrale-tenue-a-yaounde–cameroun?lang=fr

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria and our colleagues in the United States were deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Paul Ojaojogwu Usman. On June 25, John Paul died due to an accident while hiking near Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he was studying civic leadership as a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. We extend our deepest condolences to John Paul’s family and friends… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/passing-of-mandela-washington-fellow-john-paul-usman?lang=en

– Les trois lauréats partageront le prix de 7 millions de dollars et livreront 100 MW d’énergie propre à 340 000 habitations. – Participation record : 96 candidatures issues de 25 pays de toute l’Afrique. [Access Power](http://access-power.com/) (« Access ») (www.Access-Power.com), développeur, propriétaire et exploitant de projets d’énergie renouvelable sur les marchés émergents,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/three-african-renewable-energy-projects-announced-as-winners-of-the-us7million-access-codevelopment-facility-prize?lang=fr

The two-day meeting on the implementation of the continental education strategy for Africa was held last week from 23rd to 24th June at the African Union Commission (AUC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) was adopted by the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in January 2016 to provide the post 2015 framework that links education… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/implementation-of-the-continental-education-strategy-for-africa?lang=en

The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health, and the World Health Organization will celebrate the transition from the HEAL TB activity to Challenge TB activity. This event will highlight the accomplishments of HEAL TB, describe… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-and-ethiopian-governments-advance-efforts-to-end-tuberculosis?lang=en

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