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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.

The Ambassador of the United States of America Michel A. Rayner hosted a reception for the launch of the book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom”. Minister of Tourism and Culture Dr. Hirut Woldemariam and His Holiness Abune Matthias attended the launch along with Ambassadors, artists, photographers, scholars and journalists. The book has 544 pages of more than 800 spectacular… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-highlights-support-for-cultural-preservation-at-book-launch-ethiopia-the-living-churches-of-an-ancient-kingdom?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has expressed heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of internationally acclaimed jazz artist, legendary trumpeter, cultural activist and liberation struggle veteran Mr. Hugh Masekela, who has passed on at the age of 78. Mr. Masekela was one of the pioneers of jazz music in South Africa whose talent was recognised and honoured internationally over many years. He kept the torch… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-president-zuma-sends-his-condolences-on-passing-of-mr-hugh-masekela?lang=en

– 22% of SA’s CEOs are ‘very confident’ of their own company’s growth in the next 12 months; – 37% of CEOs in SA are ‘very confident’ about their own company’s prospects for growth over the next three years; – US reinforces its lead on China as a target market for growth in 2018. – Over half of CEOs globally expect their headcount to increase. Worldwide the majority of CEOs are optimistic… Read more on https://pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc.africa-newsroom.com/press/south-african-ceos-cautiously-optimistic-about-their-own-companys-prospects-for-growth-in-the-next-12-months-pwc-annual-ceo-survey?lang=en

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from mainly developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 12, 2018. The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-dag-hammarskjold-fund-for-journalists-is-now-accepting-applications-from-professional-journalists-from-mainly-developing-countries-for-its-2018-fellowship-program?lang=en

La ministre des Affaires étrangères, l’honorable Chrystia Freeland, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion de l’investiture du nouveau président du Libéria, M. George Weah : « Le Canada félicite le nouveau président du Libéria, M. George Weah, pour son investiture, de même que la population du pays pour la tenue d’élections pacifiques. » « L’élection du… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/canada-congratulates-new-president-of-liberia?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 23 January 2018

Canada congratulates new president of Liberia

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the inauguration of George Weah, the new president of Liberia: “Canada congratulates the new president of Liberia, George Weah, on his inauguration and the Liberian people for holding peaceful elections.” “The election of President Weah is a historic moment in the first democratic transition… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/canada-congratulates-new-president-of-liberia?lang=en

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is deeply concerned for the safety of 79 individuals who are currently detained incommunicado following a recent government crackdown in response to popular protests against increase in prices of basic commodities that have occurred across Sudan since the beginning of January. ACJPS has continued to monitor the situation of protests that have… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/79-activists-detained-incommunicado-amidst-heavy-crackdown-on-popular-protests-in-sudan?lang=en

Le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu le Ministre des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération internationale du Burundi, Alain Aimé Nyamitwe. Les discussions ont porté sur le prochain Sommet de la COMESA prévu se tenir au Burundi ; Madagascar ayant organisé les sommets du COMESA et de la Francophonie en 2016, des discussions ont eu lieu à ce sujet. L’accord de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar–le-president-de-la-republique-recoit-le-ministre-des-relations-exterieures-et-de-la-cooperation-internationale-du-burundi?lang=fr

Following the armed clash in Mitiga Airport and surrounding areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Libya delivered urgently 1 (one) Emergency Trauma kits type B to the Filed Hospital in Tripoli that is run by Administration of Wounded under Ministry of Health. This clash resulted in twenty five (25) deaths and one hundred and one (101) moderate to serious injuries. This kit was… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-health-organization-responds-to-the-humanitarian-needs-in-tripoli-thanks-to-european-union-civil-protection-and-humanitarian-aid-echo-fund?lang=en

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police has condemned the violence occurring in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. The right to assemble and demonstrate is enshrined in the Constitution and must be respected at all times. However, these rights come with the responsibility to protest peacefully. It is thus unacceptable that a small group in the Krugersdorp community has decided to burn property, including… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-committee-condemns-krugersdorp-violence?lang=en

The ECA’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS) this week participated in the first ever International Forum on Migration Statistics that was held in Paris, France. The Forum, organized jointly by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) brought together 700 statisticians, researchers,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/data-can-help-manage-human-mobility-says-economic-commission-for-africas-chinganya?lang=en

Corruption is a scourge that has to be combatted if Africa is to achieve the laudable goal of leaving no one behind as enshrined in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovani Biha. Addressing the 31st Civil Society Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union and Member States on the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/corruption-a-scourge-africa-can-do-without-says-economic-commission-for-africas-biha?lang=en

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at a press briefing (19 January 2018) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them. Women and children… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/concern-grows-for-women-and-children-fleeing-cameroon?lang=en

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 19 janvier 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève : Le nombre de personnes qui fuient les régions anglophones du Cameroun vers le Nigeria augmente de jour en jour et le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/concern-grows-for-women-and-children-fleeing-cameroon?lang=fr

Members of the media are invited to attend the awards ceremony of the fifth annual South African Premier Business Awards where South African business excellence will be recognised and rewarded. The ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence: Date: Tuesday,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-business-excellence-to-be-recognised-and-rewarded-at-5th-annual-south-african-premier-business-awards?lang=en

Comme tous les jeudis, ce 18 janvier, lors d’une patrouille conjointe avec le contingent Burkinabè de la MINUSMA, la Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL), a sécurisé la foire de Toya, Chef-lieu de la Commune d’Alafia, une des foires les plus fréquentées du cercle de Tombouctou. Situé à environ 15km de Tombouctou, le village de Toya compte plus de 3 500 habitants. La foire du jeudi est un point… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali-la-minusma-un-acteur-de-la-stabilite-dans-la-region-de-tombouctou?lang=fr

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 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group ([www.IsDB-pilot.org](http://www.isdb-pilot.org/)), signs today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JANA Bena’a Productive Families (www.JANA-SA.org) of Saudi Arabia in order to test a new banking model named “Biniog… Read more on https://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-islamic-corporation-for-the-development-of-the-private-sector-icd-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-with-jana-to-test-new-banking-model?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 the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) ([www.IsDB-pilot.org](http://www.isdb-pilot.org/)), and the IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML) ([www.ILFSInvestmentManagers.com](http://www.ilfsinvestmentmanagers.com/)), the private equity arm of IL&FS Group,… Read more on https://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-islamic-corporation-for-the-development-of-the-private-sector-icd-and-the-ilandfs-investment-managers-limited-iiml-sign-a-joint-venture-shareholder-agreement-to-establish-a-us1bn-infrastructure-financing-fund-focused-on-africa?lang=en

With more and more Kenyans consuming digital content, five Kenyan bloggers have come together to start 24BIT ([http://APO.af/nuec2h](http://apo.af/nuec2h)), a Kenyan technology podcast. The bloggers Nixon Kanali [(TechTrendske.co.ke](https://techtrendske.co.ke/)), Emmanuel Chenze ([AndroidKenya.com](https://androidkenya.com/)), Kaluka Wanjala ([TechArena.co.ke](http://www.techarena.co.ke/)), David… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenyan-bloggers-partner-to-start-a-kenyan-tech-podcast?lang=en

1. Following the result of [the Presidential Election of the Republic of Liberia in December last year](http://www.mofa.go.jp/press/danwa/press1e_000063.html), the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Mr. George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Weah will be held on January 22. 2. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and Liberia, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dispatch-of-a-special-envoy-of-the-prime-minister-for-the-inauguration-ceremony-of-the-president-of-liberia?lang=en

Em 22 de janeiro de 2018, o Conselho adotou as seguintes conclusões sobre o Zimbabué: – A transição política em curso no Zimbabué desperta grandes expectativas em todos os zimbabuenses. Essa transição pode abrir caminho ao pleno restabelecimento do Estado de direito, no âmbito de um quadro constitucional e sob um regime civil, permitindo a elaboração e a implementação de reformas políticas… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/zimbabwe-council-adopts-conclusions-in-light-of-ongoing-political-transition?lang=pt

Sheer grit and determination have enabled a Port Elizabeth entrepreneur, Ms. Ncebakazi Mhlaba to withstand scorns and sneers in order to make her mark in the male-dominated construction industry. Mhlaba’s resilience has received national recognition after her company, Sikuphiwe Trading was nominated as one of the three finalists in the Young Entrepreneur Award category of the fifth edition of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-national-recognition-inspires-port-elizabeth-entrepreneur?lang=en

Penny Mordaunt has hailed the “incredible power of technology to deliver aid in new ways” on her first official visit to Kenya as International Development Secretary. During her visit, Ms Mordaunt saw how UK aid is supporting vulnerable communities in the north of the country devastated by East Africa’s drought. In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Ms Mordaunt also heard how UK support for innovative… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-development-secretary-we-need-new-ideas-to-futureproof-against-africas-biggest-challenges1?lang=en

« Dans les moments difficiles, lors du passage du cyclone Ava, nous n’avions cessé de penser à vous. Nous n’avons pas pu venir après notre visite d’urgence à Toamasina, en raison du mauvais temps qui persistait. Mais nous avons déjà envoyé les premiers secours. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes à vos côtés pour apporter d’autres aides : 13 tonnes de riz, 7 tonnes de grains secs, des ustensiles… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-le-president-rajaonarimampianina-aux-cotes-des-sinistres-dava-a-brickaville—ensemble-nous-reussirons-a-developper-notre-pays-?lang=fr

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