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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.

Christopher Painter, the Secretary’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues, and Julie Zoller, Acting U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from June 22-23 to discuss cyber and digital economy policy issues with government officials, the private sector, and civil society as part of the U.S.-Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue. During their… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-coordinator-for-cyber-issues-and-us-coordinator-for-international-communications-and-information-policy-to-participate-in-the-us-kenya-cyber-and-digital-economy-dialogue?lang=en

“It is extremely favourable to Hungary from an economic perspective that it has the opportunity to cooperate with an African country that has a strong economy like Angola”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Angolan Republic Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti. At the press conference following the meeting,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cooperation-with-angola-is-extremely-advantageous-to-hungary?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 June 2017

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment. The focus of the STTT is to deliver a training package which enables students to operate effectively in the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) by understanding their role to provide security and Force… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/raf-force-protection-wing-deploy-to-nigeria?lang=en

On June 21, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Russian Federation Mohammed Al-Badri at the latter’s request. During their conversation, the officials exchanged views on the Middle East agenda, with an emphasis on settlement in Syria, the situation around Qatar and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-release-on-deputy-foreign-minister-mikhail-bogdanovs-meeting-with-egyptian-ambassador-to-russia-mohammed-albadri?lang=en

Les acteurs clés du secteur public, du secteur privé et de la société civile venus d’Afrique et d’ailleurs dans le monde se réuniront la semaine prochaine à Cotonou au Benin, afin de faire avancer l’action climatique collaborative pour le développement durable dans la région. Les participants au 9ème Forum africain du carbone, qui aura lieu au Bénin du 28 au 30 juin, étudieront comment… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/boosting-collaborative-climate-action-for-sustainable-development-in-africa-africa-carbon-forum-2017-2830-june-in-cotonou-benin?lang=fr

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond are set to meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum, being held in Benin from 28-30 June, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between government and other stakeholders in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/boosting-collaborative-climate-action-for-sustainable-development-in-africa-africa-carbon-forum-2017-2830-june-in-cotonou-benin?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 JSCB “Microkreditbank”, Uzbekistan have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to finance SMEs in Uzbekistan. The CEO of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, and the Acting Chairman of the Management Board of JSCB “Microkreditbank”,… Read more on https://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/icd-and-jscb-microkreditbank-cooperate-to-finance-smes-in-uzbekistan?lang=en

The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea aims to accelerate the implementation of Government flagship initiatives through the development and incubation of effective, sustainable, and results-oriented implementation and governance approaches. Pilot projects are focused on agriculture, mining and leadership development. In agriculture, the Delivery Unit launched a study to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-bureau-dexecution-strategique-du-premier-ministre-de-guinee-lance-une-etude-pour-la-mise-en-place-dun-schema-de-financement-innovant-pour-faciliter-lacquisition-de-materiel-dirrigation-pour-les-producteurs-dananas?lang=en

Le Bureau d’Exécution Stratégique (BES), sous l’égide du Premier Ministre de Guinée, vise à accélérer la mise en œuvre des initiatives phares du gouvernement en développant et en incubant des approches effectives, pérennes et axées sur les résultats. Les projets en cours concernent les secteurs de l’agriculture et des mines, et le développement de leadership. Dans le secteur de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-bureau-dexecution-strategique-du-premier-ministre-de-guinee-lance-une-etude-pour-la-mise-en-place-dun-schema-de-financement-innovant-pour-faciliter-lacquisition-de-materiel-dirrigation-pour-les-producteurs-dananas?lang=fr

The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan. “I applaud the humanitarian… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-humanitarian-response-eases-famine-but-food-insecurity-reaches-unprecedented-levels?lang=en

The Government of Egypt must halt the executions of six men sentenced to death after trials that did not meet international standards of fairness, a group of UN human rights experts* have said. The experts expressed deep concern that the men had been convicted on the basis of forced confessions that were later retracted. “To proceed with the executions of the six men on the basis of these flawed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/egypt-must-halt-executions-of-six-men-sentenced-after-unfair-trials–un-experts?lang=en

In a network business like DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), it is imperative that a culture of motivation is inculcated among employees so they will deliver superior service to our customers. The annual DHL Employee Appreciation Week is one such employee engagement initiative. This year, this Africa-wide initiative was run in the month of June in over 50 countries impacting over… Read more on https://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-lauds-employees-as-cornerstone-of-success?lang=en

On June 21, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received in Moscow Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Grum Abay Teshome.

During their conversation, the officials discussed topical issues of the further development of traditionally friendly bilateral ties, including active political dialogue. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-release-on-deputy-foreign-minister-mikhail-bogdanovs-meeting-in-moscow-with-ethiopian-ambassador-to-russia-grum-abay-teshome?lang=en

The Deputy Director-General of Industrial Policy Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Garth Strachan says the first Global Conference of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) that commenced in Pretoria yesterday, should serve as the beginning of a new era for improved international cooperation on Sustainable Food… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/global-conference-of-the-10yfp-sustainable-food-systems-programme-must-serve-as-beginning-of-new-era?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 June 2017

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April. The remaining 28 refugees from an original group of 41, including women and children, were collected on 20 June by the Moroccan police from the border and transported by bus to Bouarfa, from where… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unhcr-welcomes-admission-of-syrians-by-morocco?lang=en

Jeremiah Mamabolo, African Union – United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator: On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend greetings and best wishes to the people and Government of Sudan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak. Eid al-Fitr is a time for love, kindness, compassion and forgiveness. These qualities are… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/message-from-the-head-of-unamid-on-the-occasion-of-eid-alfitr?lang=en

NCDMB reinforces its commitment to the Practical Nigerian Content (PNC) ([www.CWCPNC.com](file:///C:/Users/Anne/Desktop/22%20June/CWC/www.cwcpnc.com)) Forum held annually with the signing of a MoU with the CWC Group. Under the terms of the MoU, the NCDMB & CWC alongside Nigerian partner, Levmora Services will collaborate to deliver greater value through PNC. This will be achieved by further engaging… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigerian-content-development-and-monitoring-board-sign-mou-with-cwc-group-on-pnc-forum?lang=en

Avant le Conseil des Ministres, dans l’après-midi de ce 21 juin à Toliara, le Président de la République a présenté, à la presse, le sens de sa visite. Il a notamment mis en relief la cohérence et la complémentarité quant à la construction de différentes infrastructures de base dans la Région Atsimo Andrefana. Le changement dans le Bas Mangoky Le Chef de l’Etat a lancé la seconde… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/deuxieme-journee-du-president-de-la-republique-dans-latsimo-andrefana–inauguration-dinfrastructures-et-le-point-sur-le-developpement-de-la-region?lang=fr

Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw will travel to Uganda from June 21-23 as part of the United States delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, led by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac. The Summit, hosted by Ugandan President Museveni and UN Secretary General Guterres, is being held in light of Uganda now hosting nearly 1.3 million… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-acting-assistant-secretary-simon-henshaw-to-travel-to-uganda-for-refugee-summit?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 June 2017

Note to correspondents on MINUSCA

The UN Secretariat has concluded a review of the deployment of uniformed personnel from the Republic of Congo in the UN Mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA. The UN recognises the importance of the sub-region in the resolution of the crisis in the Central African Republic and expresses its appreciation for the constructive role played by the Republic of Congo, and President Sassou-Nguesso… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/note-to-correspondents-on-minusca?lang=en

– The country needs to reduce macroeconomic imbalances to more sustainable levels and restore economic growth in order to preserve macroeconomic stability. – Discussions on macroeconomic policies and structural reforms have been productive, with good progress made on the policies and reforms that the country needs to undertake. – To preserve macroeconomic stability and rebuild buffers it is necessary… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-concludes-visit-to-the-republic-of-equatorial-guinea?lang=en

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, urges the Presidency Council to make concrete arrangements for the swift implementation of the Misrata-Tawergha agreement endorsed this week and to ensure that its implementation conforms to international human rights standards. He further stressed that the implementation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/martin-kobler-after-six-years-of-displacement-the-swift-return-of-tawerghan-idps-is-crucial?lang=en

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a “nimble and pro-active” response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency. David Shearer, the Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, was speaking in Aburoc in the Upper Nile region where up to 25,000 people had taken refuge from conflict. The village,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nimble-and-proactive-peacekeeping-response-to-be-replicated-in-other-crisis-situations-in-south-sudan?lang=en

– The program is aimed at macroeconomic stability, growth, economic diversity and reduced poverty. – Real GDP Growth is expected to pick up in 2017 due to better prospects for agricultural output. – The macroeconomic outlook remains challenging, reflecting uncertainties related to adverse weather conditions and policy slippages. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-ninth-review-under-malawis-ecf-arrangement-and-approves-us-269-million-disbursement?lang=en

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