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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.

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs signed the book of condolence following the passing of former Interim Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Two sides also had a discussion to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation. On 19 January 2022, H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand, on behalf of the Thai Prime Minister, visited the Embassy of the Federal… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vice-minister-for-foreign-affairs-signed-the-book-of-condolence-following-the-passing-of-former-interim-head-of-state-of-the-federal-republic-of-nigeria?lang=en

The New Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohamed Lamin Tarawalley Esq. and the new Solicitor-General, Robert Baoma Kowa Esq. have subscribed to the oath of office before His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio during a short ceremony. Section 57 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone provides for both public officers to make a public commitment to the duties, responsibilities and obligations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-attorneygeneral-and-new-solicitorgeneral-subscribe-to-oath-of-office-before-sierra-leones-president-julius-maada-bio?lang=en

Zimbabwe’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 26 January 2022 in a meeting that will be [webcast live](http://webtv.un.org/). Zimbabwe is one of the States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 24 January to 3 February *, which marks… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/zimbabwes-human-rights-record-to-be-examined-by-universal-periodic-review?lang=en

The first mission to Sudan by the UN Expert on Human Rights in the Sudan Adama Dieng, which was due to take place from 22 to 27 January 2022, has been postponed upon the request of the Sudanese authorities. “I have been following with deep concern the deteriorating human rights situation in the country since my appointment in Nov 2021,” Dieng said. “In view of these developments, I felt my visit… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/visit-of-un-expert-on-human-rights-in-sudan-adama-dieng-postponed?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 January 2022

Turkish Standards Are Taught in Sudan

As part of the project implemented by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in cooperation with the Turkish Standards Institution, the 5-day training “Main Topics in Standardization” was held for the staff of the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization. During the training held for the staff of the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization as part of TİKA’s Quality Control Systems… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/turkish-standards-are-taught-in-sudan?lang=en

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided equipment to the association Allalake International (AIFAC), which has 250 members and operates in the field of wood craft production in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. TİKA provided chisels; grinding, spinning, grating, shredding, and drilling tools; saws; a pointed twisting machine; an internal turning machine; tree chainsaws; milling… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tika-provides-employment-to-young-people-by-supporting-african-wood-craft-production-in-guinea?lang=en

“My earliest memory is of standing in front of a mirror and saluting myself,” says Lieutenant-General Shailesh Tinaikar with a smile. At first glance, the Force Commander of the world’s largest peace operation, UNMISS, appears to be soft-spoken but his eyes give away the intensity of his personality. That’s the same intensity that led his younger self to join India’s armed forces against… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/an-officer-and-a-gentleman-bids-farewell-lieutenant-general-shailesh-tinaikar-unmiss-force-commander?lang=en

HE Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Libya Stephanie Williams met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Libya Khalid Mohammed Al Dosari. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the State of Qatar and the UN and the latest developments in Libya. HE Ambassador Al Dosari affirmed Qatar’s commitment to supporting the Libyan people in accordance with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/special-adviser-of-un-secretarygeneral-on-libya-meets-qatars-ambassador?lang=en

Le Président de la FIFA (www.FIFA.com) a reçu à Zurich Margaritis Schinas, vice-président de la Commission européenne, pour aborder plusieurs sujets-clés ; Le vice-président Schinas était accompagné de Petros Mavromichalis, ambassadeur de l’UE pour la Suisse et le Liechtenstein ; Parmi les thèmes abordés : la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Qatar 2022™ et l’avenir du football. Le Président… Read more on https://fifa.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-infantino-welcomes-vicepresident-of-european-commission-to-fifa-hq?lang=fr

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President hosts the Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas in Zurich to discuss several key topics; Vice-President Schinas was also joined by the EU Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Petros Mavromichalis as part of his delegation; Among the topics on the agenda were the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the future of football. FIFA President Gianni… Read more on https://fifa.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-infantino-welcomes-vicepresident-of-european-commission-to-fifa-hq?lang=en

Kenya condemned the Houthi militia’s terrorist attacks on civil areas and facilities in the UAE, during a phone call between H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. During the conversation, Omamo emphasised her country’s solidarity with the UAE regarding… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenyan-fm-condemns-terrorist-houthi-attack-on-uae-civil-facilities-in-phone-call-with-hh-sheikh-abdullah-bin-zayed?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 January 2022

Eritrean community festival in Australia

Eritrean nationals in Australia held their 22nd annual festival on 15 and 16 January in Melbourne and Perth under the theme “Resilient as Ever” featuring various programs. At the occasion in Melbourne, the head of Public and Community Affairs at the Eritrean Embassy, Mr. Yasin Omar gave briefing on the significance of the community festival in strengthening attachment of nationals with their homeland… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eritrean-community-festival-in-australia?lang=en

L’inspecteur général du Ministère de la Promotion de la Bonne gouvernance, du Renforcement des capacités et de la Lutte contre la corruption, Goli Bi Irié Mathurin, a annoncé, le vendredi 21 janvier 2022 à Abidjan-Plateau, que des mesures disciplinaires ont été prises pour sanctionner des personnes mises en cause reconnues coupables dans le cadre de la corruption et des infractions assimilées,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/corruption-et-infractions-assimilees-dans-le-secteur-de-la-sante–le-gouvernement-sanctionne-les-coupables?lang=fr

A timely US$ 3.5 million contribution from the European Union has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) transport thousands of aid workers to several hard-to-reach locations across West and Central Africa, the World Food Programme said today. The EU’s contribution for 2021, made through the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO),… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-union-helps-keep-humanitarian-flights-in-west-and-central-africa-skies-as-humanitarian-needs-soar?lang=en

President Cyril Ramaphosa commends the Matric Class of 2021 on the success achieved by this cohort of learners, educators and parents. The 2021 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 76,4%, with 256 000 learners eligible for university entrance. “We applaud the multiple successes and improvements recorded by learners during the second year of challenges presented by COVID-19. “Equally commendable… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-president-commends-matric-class-of-2021?lang=en

UNFPA is turning to young people as an innovation powerhouse to build resilience to climate change in Africa. From more than a hundred innovative projects pitched by young Africans at UNFPA’s 2021 Climate HackLab, two innovative ideas for climate resilience were selected for seed funding and incubation, to turn them into viable solutions. The projects aim to improve access to health supplies for… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unfpa-partners-with-young-gamechangers-to-build-climate-resilience-in-africa?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 January 2022

UN humanitarian chief pledges support for Nigeria

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, concluded a four-day visit to Nigeria yesterday. The UN humanitarian chief travelled to the country to see first-hand the humanitarian situation and response in the north-east, and to raise international awareness about the deteriorating humanitarian situation and bring attention to the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-humanitarian-chief-pledges-support-for-nigeria?lang=en

In its second week, since launched by SRSG Volker Perthes on 8 January, UN-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan continued engaging with Sudanese stakeholders. Due to ongoing roadblocks and the closure of bridges, making access to UNITAMS a challenge, some consultations planned for this week had to be rescheduled. Consultations were held with representatives from the Women’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/second-week-of-unfacilitated-consultations-on-a-political-process-for-sudan?lang=en

Thirty-two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Testing Stations in the Central, Gash Barka and Southern Regions. Out of these, twenty-one patients are from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. Seven patients are from Testing Stations in Omahajer (3), Barentu (3), and Kerkebet (1); Gash Barka Region. Four patients are from Testing Stations in Mendefera… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-eritrea-announcement-from-the-ministry-of-health-21-january-2022?lang=en

The cheques remitted to the two local film makers, namely Messrs Sada Rajiah and Pravesh Das Nunkoo, amounting to Rs 250,000 and Rs 150,000 respectively, are a way to reward them for their efforts and contribution to the Mauritian film industry. The Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, made this statement, today, during an official remittance of cheques ceremony, held at the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/local-film-makers-receive-cheques-for-their-contribution-to-the-mauritian-film-industry?lang=en

Quatro óbitos, 671 pacientes recuperados e 441 novos casos é o resultado, das últimas 24 horas, apresentado pelas autoridades sanitárias angolanas nesta quinta-feira, 20 de Janeiro. O boletim epidemiológico da Direcção Nacional de Saúde indica que das quatro mortes reportadas, três são do sexo feminino e um do masculino, cujas idades variam entre 36 e 84 anos. Duas mortes ocorreram na província… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-angola-regista-quatro-mortes-e-671-recuperacoes?lang=pt

At a press conference held this afternoon in Port Louis, the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, announced that all pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions would reopen on 02 February 2022 and that a team was working to create the best conditions for students to resume full-time school-based… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/all-students-to-resume-fulltime-classroombased-learning-on-02-february-2022?lang=en

Twenty-three Prospective Barristers, have been admitted today as new members of the Bar Council. The swearing-in ceremony was held, this afternoon, at the New Supreme Court Building, in Port Louis, in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, Mrs Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul, and several dignitaries. In her address, the Chief Justice congratulated the Barristers for their well-deserved… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/bar-council-twentythree-prospective-barristers-swornin?lang=en

Le HCR, l’agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de fonds supplémentaire de 59,6 millions de dollars pour apporter un soutien d’urgence à 100 000 réfugiés, déplacés internes et membres des communautés d’accueil au Tchad et au Cameroun, suite aux violences intercommunautaires dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Ces fonds permettront… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unhcr-seeks-us596-million-for-100000-displaced-by-violence-in-cameroons-far-north-region?lang=fr

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