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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.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today its decision to accede to the global customs transit system for moving goods across international borders – the United Nations TIR Convention – (www.IRU.org/tir) and to make the system operational in 2017. Due to its strategic location, the KSA is the critical link between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the wider Middle Eastern region. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/saudi-arabia-takes-steps-to-boost-trade-with-tir–the-global-customs-transit-system?lang=en

Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal (http://ForwardForANewAfrica.org), warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings’ said research into the Future World of Work followed… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-global-gig-economy-and-its-implications-for-african-digital-workers?lang=en

Le professeur Graham, dans son discours présenté à la 4e Conférence d’UNI Africa à Dakar, Sénégal (http://ForwardForANewAfrica.org), a mis en garde contre le danger du « capitalisme parasitique » où les activités des entreprises du numérique ne profitent que marginalement aux endroits où elles sont implantées et où les travailleurs sur plateformes sont laissés pour compte. Philip… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-global-gig-economy-and-its-implications-for-african-digital-workers?lang=fr

SEM Isselkou ould Ahmed Izid bih, Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération, a reçu aujourd’hui en audience SEM Joel Mayer, ambassadeur de France accrédité auprès de notre pays. Les discussions ont porté sur les relations bilatérales et les voies et moyens de les renforcer davantage dans l’intérêt des deux pays amis. L’audience s’est déroulée en présence de SEM Abdel… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-ministre-des-affaires-etrangeres-recoit-lambassadeur-de-france-aupres-de-notre-pays?lang=fr

“Responding to the appeal made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, we have arranged, through Italian Cooperation, a package of humanitarian aid worth 10 million euros in response to the very serious food crisis that is endangering the survival of 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, including 1.4 million children under 5 with acute malnutrition… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/famine-risk-alfano-emergency-assistance-from-italy-for-somalia-south-sudan-nigeria-and-yemen?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires Étrangères Didier Reynders a rencontré ce 23/3 le Président de la Conférence épiscopale nationale du Congo (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi et le Secrétaire Général l’abbé Nshole. Il a ensuite rencontré ce 24/4 le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général de l’ONU pour la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) Maman Sidikou. Lors des échanges,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-supports-cenco-in-its-mediation-efforts-in-the-drc?lang=fr

This 23 March, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has met the President of the Congolese National Episcopal Conference (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi and the Secretary-General, abbot Nshole. On 24 March, Minister Reynders met the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Maman Sidikou. During these exchanges, the Minister… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-supports-cenco-in-its-mediation-efforts-in-the-drc?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 March 2017

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Zambia

– Fund staff and Zambian authorities made progress regarding economic program that could be supported by an IMF arrangement – Economic growth is expected to improve slightly to 3.5 percent in 2017. Sustaining high inclusive growth in the future requires sound policies & reforms to improve competitiveness. – IMF team welcomed the government’s fiscal consolidation plans which aim at putting public… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-concludes-visit-to-zambiac?lang=en

L’ambassadrice Michele Sison, représentante permanente adjointe auprès de l’Organisation des Nations unies, a prononcé un discours lors de la réunion ministérielle du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies sur la Somalie. « Le peuple de Somalie fait face à un défi immédiat, celui de l’aggravation de la crise de la faim, bien sûr. Plus de la moitié de la population de la Somalie a besoin… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lambassadrice-michele-sison-prend-la-parole-lors-de-la-reunion-ministerielle-du-conseil-de-securite-des-nations-unies-sur-la-somalie?lang=fr

Mr. Louis Michel, former European Union (EU) Development Commissioner and Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister, will arrive in Accra on 27 March 2017 for an official visit to Ghana. He is part of a pool of three high level personalities made up of former members of the European Commission designated by the EU to support the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Neven Mimica, by carrying out targeted outreach… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/official-visit-to-ghana-of-mr-louis-michel-former-european-union-eu-development-commissioner?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 March 2017

UN: Rights Body Sets South Sudan Probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, extended the mandate of the three-member Commission on South Sudan for a renewable one year term, and expanded the scope of its work. The council mandated the commission to “determine and report the facts and circumstances of, collect and preserve evidence of, and clarify responsibility for alleged gross violations and abuses of human rights… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-rights-body-sets-south-sudan-probe?lang=en

Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to South Africa in succession to Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service.

Mr Casey will take up his appointment in April 2017. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/change-of-british-high-commissioner-to-south-africa?lang=en

Monday the 20th of March, 2017 was International Francophonie Day and in Ghana, it was marked with the grand finale of the annual Francophonie competition which was followed by a round table discussion on the joys and challenges of working in a cross-cultural setting. The day commenced with the finals of the nationwide Francophonie competition which capped off several weeks of preparation and selection… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-francophonie-day-celebrated-at-the-alliance-francaise-in-accra?lang=en

As a group of Khayelitsha schoolchildren living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) today unveils an artwork commemorating their battles against the disease, the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that adolescents are being fatally neglected in the response to TB and DR-TB in South Africa, and calls on the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to expedite… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/schoolgoing-tb-patients-speak-out-on-crisis-in-adolescent-tb-healthcare?lang=en

United Nations [Secretary-General](https://www.un.org/sg/en) António Guterres today stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access in order to pull the world’s youngest country back from the abyss, and back from a widening famine. “All the optimism that accompanied the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-and-region-must-speak-with-one-voice-end-suffering-in-south-sudan–un-chief?lang=en

Message of President Donald J. Trump to the Congress of the United States: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/message-to-the-congress-regarding-the-continuation-of-the-national-emergency-with-respect-to-south-sudan?lang=en

With 5.6 million Ethiopians in the grip of a worsening food crisis, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced a significant expansion of its emergency response effort, including a four-fold increase in its appeal and a five-fold increase in the number of people targeted for support. “The reports we are receiving from our Red Cross colleagues in Ethiopia,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-response-to-worsening-drought-in-ethiopia-ifrc-announces-fourfold-increase-of-relief-and-recovery-operations?lang=en

L’incursion d’acteurs militaires et politiques dans le domaine humanitaire met en péril la fourniture de l’aide humanitaire au Mali. Ceci est la principale conclusion d’un rapport publié aujourd’hui par Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) qui analyse l’instrumentalisation continue et dommageable de l’aide humanitaire dans le pays. Malgré l’accord de paix signé en 2015 entre le gouvernement du Mali… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali–msf-alerte-sur-le-danger-de-lutilisation-de-laide-humanitaire-a-des-fins-politiques-et-militaires?lang=fr

The exhibition titled “Ever Closer Union” was inaugurated on 21 March in Maputo to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties in the world. The exhibition was organized by the Italian Embassy to Mozambique at “Spazio Italia”, the Italian Trade Agency’s showroom. It is scheduled to run until 21 April next. Ambassador Marco Conticelli inaugurated the exhibition before a large… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/maputo-hosts-the-exhibition-ever-closer-union?lang=en

Biogaran ([www.Biogaran.fr](http://www.biogaran.fr/)), a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier ([www.Servier.com](http://www.servier.com/)), today announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality. This is an important step… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/biogaran-takes-over-swiphas-activities-in-nigeria-to-produce-quality-generic-medicines-for-the-local-market?lang=en

Company Name: Unilever Nigeria Plc (www.Unilever-EWA.com) Company Symbol: Unilever [Unilever]>> Company Reports Unilever Nigeria Plc

2016 2015

Turnover: N69.8b N59.2b

Profit Before Tax: N4.1b N1.8b Taxation: (N1b) N0.6b

Profit After Tax: N3.1b N1.2b Dividend: N0.10 N0.05 Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-unilever-nigeria-plc?lang=en

Sophia Genetics ([www.SophiaGenetics.com](http://www.sophiagenetics.com/)), leader mondial de la médecine basée sur les données, a dévoilé aujourd’hui depuis la [Réunion Annuelle du Collège Américain de Génétique et de Génomique Médicale](http://www.acmgmeeting.net/acmg2017/Public/mainhall.aspx?ID=2374&sortMenu=101000) (ACMG) ([http://APO.af/Y5udP7](http://apo.af/Y5udP7)) à Phoenix,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-hospitals-adopt-sophia-artificial-intelligence-to-trigger-continentwide-healthcare-leapfrogging-movement?lang=fr

Sophia Genetics ([www.SophiaGenetics.com](http://www.sophiagenetics.com/)), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the [2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics](http://www.acmgmeeting.net/acmg2017/Public/mainhall.aspx?ID=2374&sortMenu=101000) (ACMG) ([http://APO.af/Y5udP7](http://apo.af/Y5udP7)) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-hospitals-adopt-sophia-artificial-intelligence-to-trigger-continentwide-healthcare-leapfrogging-movement?lang=en

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo ([www.Tigo.co.tz](http://www.tigo.co.tz/)), has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions… Read more on http://tigo-tanzania.africa-newsroom.com/press/tigo-continues-to-support-mobile-birth-registration-in-tanzania?lang=en

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