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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.

2 New confirmed cases

Total confirmed – 4

Total Recovered – 0

Total Deaths – 0

Total in quarantine – 311 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-sierra-leone?lang=en

Akinwumi A. Adesina est le Président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (www.AfDB.org) Nous vivons des jours très difficiles, car le monde est confronté à l’un des défis les plus graves de son histoire : la nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus. Et apparemment, aucun pays n’est épargné ou presque. À mesure que les taux d’infection augmentent, la panique s’empare des marchés… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/opinion-the-pandemic-is-no-time-for-fiscal-distancing?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 4 April 2020

Coronavirus – Zambia: 0 new confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed – 39

Total Recoveries – 2

Deaths – 1 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-zambia-0-new-confirmed-cases?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 4 April 2020

Coronavirus – Nigeria: 20 New Cases confirmed

Total Confirmed – 210

Discharged – 25

Death – 4 Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-20-new-cases-confirmed?lang=en

Total number positive cases in Africa 7,741 50 countries 313 deaths 640 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,741), deaths (313), and recoveries (640) by region: Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries): Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (148, 16, 3), Equatorial Guinea… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-covid19-surveillance-update-4-april-2020-900am?lang=en

Pandemics are devastating in any context. However, the danger posed by disease outbreaks (such as COVID-19) is magnified for the 8.4 million people (including 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)) already in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia. The response to COVID-19 will not only stretch the capacity of health services, but may result in the redirection of humanitarian assistance… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-ethiopia-covid19-response-key-protection-concerns-from-the-national-protection-cluster?lang=en

President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following members of the Bureau participated in the teleconference meeting: President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/communique-of-the-african-union-au-bureau-of-heads-of-state-and-government-teleconference-meeting-held-on-3-april-2020?lang=en

Conformément à son engagement de tenir régulièrement informée l’opinion nationale et internationale sur la situation épidémiologique au Mali, le Ministère de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales communique, ce jour 4 avril 2020, les services de santé ont enregistré 2 nouveaux cas de COVID-19, tous de la commune VI du district de Bamako. Ces 2 nouveaux cas portent à 41, le nombre total de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-mali–communique-29-du-ministere-de-la-sante-et-des-affaires-sociales-sur-le-suivi-des-actions-de-prevention-et-de-riposte-face-a-la-maladie-a-coronavirus?lang=fr

When the Nigerian Government announced the first confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the country on the morning of February 27th, Dr Rosemary Onyibe was ready to report for duty. Dr Onyibe, who has worked with the Polio Eradication Initiative for more than 10 years, is the South West Nigeria Zonal Coordinator of the World Health Organization (WHO) Polio eradication programme that also supported… Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-nigerias-polio-infrastructure-bolster-covid19-response?lang=en

Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, as economies drastically slow down and supply chains are severely disrupted.⯠Extraordinary… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/opinion-the-pandemic-is-no-time-for-fiscal-distancing?lang=en

Five new coronavirus cases were identified today,bringing the total to eighty·nine (89). Five contacts of previously confirmed positive cases, who were identified through tracing All new cases have been isolated and the tracing of the contacts is ongoing .All patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities. The majority are asymptomatic,and no patient is in critical… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-rwanda-update-on-coronavirus-3-april-2020?lang=en

As at today the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1505- this is an increase of 43 new cases from yesterday. I continue to emphasize that we should not be complacent about the lower than expected increase in cases- we will only have a clear sense of the country status once we have embarked on our community screening and testing programme, which we expect to roll out in a couple of days. We are… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-south-africa-minister-zweli-mkhize-confirms-7-deaths-and-total-of-1505-cases-of-coronavirus-covid19?lang=en

Pelo segundo dia consecutivo o número de casos confirmados de contaminação com o Coronavírus (COVID-19) no país, mantem-se o mesmo, ou seja, dez (10). Em Conferência de Imprensa de actualização diária sobre o Coronavírus, a Directora Nacional de Saúde Pública, Dra. Rosa Marlene revelou que o Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS), testou até hoje, 03 de Abril de 2020, 317 casos suspeitos,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-mocambique-numero-de-casos-confirmados-de-contaminacao-com-o-coronavirus-mantemse-em-dez-10?lang=pt

Award winning Nigerian musician, Cobhams Asuquo, releases this heartfelt original song in the fight against COVID-19. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-nigeria-music-video-on-covid19-by-nigerian-artiste-cobhams-asuquo?lang=en

The United Nations and its partners are putting in place alternative plans to ensure the continuity of humanitarian assistance in Sudan, as measures taken by the Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having an impact on aid access, deliveries and services. According to Jens Laerke, Deputy Spokesperson at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ([OCHA](https://www.unocha.org/)),… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-africa-coronavirus-restrictions-hamper-aid-access-for-sudanese-in-need?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 4 April 2020

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update COVID-19

Five (5) contacts of previously confirmed positive cases, who were identified through tracing. All new cases have been isolated and the tracing is ongoing. All patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities. The majority are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition. Heightened vigilance continued to be required. The enhanced prevention measures by the… Read more on https://who-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-rwanda-update-covid19895342?lang=en

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) equivalent to SDR 122.2 million (about US$ 165.99million at today’s US$/SDR exchange rate, or 50 percent of the quota) to help the country meet the urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a severe… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-madagascar-international-monetary-fund-imf-executive-board-approves-a-us-16599-million-disbursement-to-the-republic-of-madagascar-to-address-the-covid19-pandemic?lang=en

Somalia is at a critical juncture where immediate action can still curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is deeply concerned about the impact that the virus could have on communities weakened by violence and conflict, where displacement, malnutrition, and outbreaks of disease are already widespread. “Somalia is at a crossroads, where we can… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-somalia-critical-juncture-to-curb-spread-of-covid19-and-save-lives?lang=en

Using lessons from the Ebola outbreak in 2014, African countries prepare to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus); in the aftermath of the West Africa Ebola crisis, the World Bank launched the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement ([REDISSE](https://projects.worldbank.org/en/projects-operations/project-detail/P154807)) Project to strengthen health systems and support effective… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-africa-in-the-face-of-coronavirus-african-countries-apply-lessons-from-ebola-response?lang=en

À la date de publication de cette Réponse conjointe, des cas de covid-19 ont été confirmés au Mali. La potentielle augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par l’épidémie au cours des prochains mois risque d’amplifier ultérieurement les besoins humanitaires, ainsi que de créer des dfficultés additionnelles pour les ménages les plus vulnérables touchés par la crise et en insécurité… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-mali–mali-reponse-conjointe-2020-soutenir-les-activites-agricoles-et-pastorales-des-menages-touches-par-la-crise-dans-les-regions-de-kayes-et-de-mopti?lang=fr

Covid-19 preparedness and response scaled up; Government has announced various COVID-19 control measures; Gu rains have started with moderate to heavy showers; thousands of people displaced in Lower Shabelle region; SHF to allocate US$22 million but more resources needed. Coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and response scaled up across Somalia In conjunction with Somali authorities, UN agencies and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-somalia-somalia-humanitarian-bulletin?lang=en

African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (7,741), deaths (313), and recoveries (640) by region: Central (753 cases, 28 deaths, 27 recoveries): Burundi (3, 0, 0), Cameroon (509, 8, 17), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (41, 3, 2), DRC (148, 16, 3), Equatorial Guinea (16, 0, 1), Gabon (21, 1, 1) Eastern (668, 14, 23): Djibouti (49, 0, 9), Eritrea (22, 0, 0),… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-africa-african-union-member-states-50-reporting-covid19-cases?lang=en

La Société Minière Kibali Barrick, s’aligne au côté du Gouvernement Congolais pour briser la chaîne de contamination du COVID-19. Cette société apporte sa contribution en matériels et équipements médicaux dans cette bataille engagée contre la maladie du Coronavirus en RDC, et salue aussi les efforts de l’Exécutif central à travers les mesures prises pour arrêter sa propagation.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-republique-democratique-du-congo–15-million-usd-en-materiels-et-equipements-medicaux-contribution-de-kibali-dans-leffort-de-lutte-contre-le-covid19-en-rdc?lang=fr

The first death of COVID-19 was recorded in Libya. The death case is an 82-year-old non-Libyan woman living in Tripoli. Read more on https://who.africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-libya-first-death-of-covid19-was-recorded-in-libya?lang=en

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