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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.

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations suivantes : […] 3 – Mali – Attaque contre une patrouille de la MINUSMA (23 mai 2017) La France condamne l’attaque survenue le 23 mai contre une patrouille de la MINUSMA près d’Aguelhok, au cours de laquelle deux casques bleus tchadiens ont perdu la vie et un autre a été blessé. Nous présentons nos condoléance aux familles… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-mali–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparoledsae?lang=fr

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) is ignorant of the proposed rehabilitation and operation under a concession arrangement of the 210,000 barrels per day (bpd) Port Harcourt Refinery by oil firms – Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Oando Plc, THISDAY yesterday learnt from top sources in the privatisation agency. It learnt in Abuja that despite the BPE’s listing of the refinery along with… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/bpe-oblivious-of-agipoando-planned-concession-of-port-harcourt-refinery?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 May 2017

What happened to transparency?

At the annual Nigerian jamboree to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, Dr. IbeKachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources, told a “world press conference” on May 5, 2017 that Nigeria’s refineries would soon have new investors. He said 26 investors had indicated interest in the epileptic refineries. “By September, we will unveil the investors for the refineries,”… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/what-happened-to-transparency?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 May 2017

Clear priorities set for Zimbabwe

Last week the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and its 26 member churches took another step forward towards a united fellowship by agreeing on a clear set of priorities. Five areas of special importance for the process of nation building have been identified and were discussed with church leaders during a solidarity visit led by the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/clear-priorities-set-for-zimbabwe?lang=en

« Toutes les parties impliquées dans le conflit au Soudan du Sud doivent cesser les violences et travailler ensemble afin d’assurer l’acheminement de nourriture et de produits vitaux aux populations. Il s’agit de mettre un terme à la famine et à une grave crise alimentaire », ont indiqué hier les Directeurs de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et du… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/heads-of-un-food-agencies-visit-faminestricken-south-sudan?lang=fr

All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday. FAO’s José Graziano da Silva and WFP’s David Beasley made their appeal… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/heads-of-un-food-agencies-visit-faminestricken-south-sudan?lang=en

Deteriorating security conditions have severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund ([UNICEF](http://www.unicef.org/)) has said. “These children are among the most vulnerable in the country, and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-congo-400000-children-in-greater-kasai-at-risk-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-unicef-warns?lang=en

On behalf of the government and the people of the United States, congratulations to the people of Eritrea on the 26th anniversary of your nation on May 24th. As the country celebrates, we share the hopes of the Eritrean people for a free, peaceful, and productive future. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarys-remarks-on-the-occasion-of-the-state-of-eritreas-national-day?lang=en

The African Union Commission and European Commission have launched the Call for Proposals for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (GMES & Africa) Grants. The Call is an open invitation for eligible institutions across Africa to apply for the GMES & Africa Grants. GMES & Africa is a 30 Million Euro programme co-funded by the European Commission through the funded Pan African… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-union-and-european-commissions-launch-the-call-for-proposals-for-the-global-monitoring-for-environment-and-security-in-africa-gmes-and-africa?lang=en

We have to state that the military and political situation in Libya has grown worse lately. On May 18, units of the so-called Misrata’s Third Force and Benghazi Defence Brigades affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia (a local branch of Al-Qaeda), reportedly carried out an armed raid on the Brak al-Shati air base near the city of Sabha in the south of the country. The attack was accompanied by a massacre… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/comment-by-the-information-and-press-department-on-the-latest-developments-in-libya?lang=en

On May 21, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdoulaye Diop of Mali in Bamako. Wang Yi said that China and Mali are good friends and old friends, and bilateral friendship lasts more than half a century, and becomes even firmer as time goes by. At present, Mali is in the middle of a critical situation. China firmly supports Mali’s efforts in upholding its… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-holds-talks-with-minister-of-foreign-affairs-abdoulaye-diop-of-mali?lang=en

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia. The programme was organized by the Goethe Institute under the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government. Dr Silvester is the Chairperson of the ‘Africa Accessioned’ Working… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/german-government-supports-research-on-namibian-artifacts-in-german-museums?lang=en

Son Excellence la Ministre Déléguée auprès du Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération, Chargée des Affaires Maghrébines, Africaines, et des Mauritaniens de l’Etranger, Mme Khadijetou Mbareck Fall, a eu ce matin à Las Palmas des entretiens approfondis avec le Secrétaire d’État Espagnol aux Affaires étrangères M. Alfonso Castro, qui ont porté sur le renforcement de la coopération… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-ministre-deleguee-sentretient-a-las-palmas-avec-le-secretaire-detat-espagnol-aux-affaires-etrangeres?lang=fr

Son Excellence la Ministre Déléguée auprès du Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération, Chargée des Affaires Maghrébines, Africaines, et des Mauritaniens de l’Etranger, Mme Khadijetou Mbareck Fall, a eu ce matin à Las Palmas des entretiens approfondis avec le Secrétaire d’État Espagnol aux Affaires étrangères M. Alfonso Castro, qui ont porté sur le renforcement de la coopération… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-ministre-deleguee-sentretient-a-las-palmas-avec-le-secretaire-detat-espagnol-aux-affaires-etrangeresasd?lang=fr

Message from the Head of UNAMID on the occasion of Ramadan: On behalf of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend my best wishes to the Government and people of Sudan, at the start of the Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of worship, reflection and reconciliation; where the basic tenets of tolerance and forgiveness are integral to the practice of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/message-from-the-head-of-unamid-on-the-occasion-of-ramadan?lang=en

South African companies in the agro-processing sector are showcasing their products at the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair taking place in Tehran, Iran. All participating companies received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The exhibition is organised collaboratively by the Trade Promotion… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-agroprocessing-companies-to-showcase-products-in-iran?lang=en

The outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Johan Borgstam, paid a farewell call on President Danny Faure at State House this morning as his four year tenure comes to an end. The Ambassador was based in Nairobi, Kenya. President Danny Faure expressed his thanks to Ambassador Borgstam for his Nation’s continued support to the Republic of Seychelles, especially… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/outgoing-swedish-ambassador-to-seychelles-pays-farewell-visit?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue of the reappointment of Eskom’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brian Molefe. Acting Chairperson Ms Zukiswa Rantho said last week the Committee agreed unanimously to call a meeting where the Board and the Minister are to appear before the Committee and explain what is happening at the power utility.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-concerned-about-state-of-governance-at-eskom?lang=en

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) ([www.ICD-PS.org](http://www.icd-ps.org/)), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences High Technologies Park (ANAS HTP) have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to help provide financing to companies and SMEs interested in realizing investment projects in Azerbaijan. The CEO… Read more on http://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/icd-cooperates-with-azerbaijan-national-academy-of-sciences-high-technologies-park-to-help-smes?lang=en

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Aguelhoc, Mali, on 23 May 2017, which caused the death of two Chadian peacekeepers and injured another and which was claimed by Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims).… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-press-statement-on-terrorist-attack-against-minusmadfg?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, warmly congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) from the African region. “The world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of embedding global public health and health security as a vital cornerstone of… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/au-congratulates-dr-tedros-adhanom-on-historic-win-as-first-who-directorgeneral-from-africa?lang=en

Nos dias 24 e 25 de Maio no Hotel Ledger em Bissau, à margem da Cimeira de Exportadores da CPLP, a ONG Cabaz di Terra com o projeto Mulheres, organiza uma expo-feira de promoção dos seus produtos oriundos da Guiné-Bissau. Uma sessão de apresentação do projeto, dos seus atores e produtos, será realizada com a presença de representantes das tecelãs e da equipa do projeto. O evento enquadra-se… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/expofeira-de-producoes-artesanais-tradicionais-mulheres-na-cimeira-dos-exportadores-da-cplp?lang=pt

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do Valle Ribeiro… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-david-mclachlankarr-of-australia-as-deputy-special-representative-in-guineabissau?lang=en

Los Estados Miembros de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) eligieron hoy al Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus nuevo Director General de la OMS. El Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus fue propuesto como candidato por el Gobierno de Etiopía e iniciará su mandato quinquenal el 1 de julio de 2017. Antes de ser elegido Director General de la OMS, el Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus prestó servicio en… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-health-assembly-elects-dr-tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus-as-new-who-directorgeneral?lang=pt

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