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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 Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver, in transit in Ghana, held a meeting with Mr. Edwin Nii Adjei, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, who analyzed and updated aspects of common interest. The meeting held in the headquarters of the Ghanaian Chancellery led the exchange between… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ministries-of-foreign-affairs-of-ghana-and-cuba-strengthen-work-relations?lang=en

Expressing deep concern over the serious political polarization resulting in a deterioration of the security, economic and humanitarian situation in Libya, the Security Council today reiterated its support for the United Nations envoy for Libya, who leads efforts in facilitating implementation of the political agreement signed about a year ago. Issuing a [press statement](http://unsmil.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=5662&ctl=Details&mid=6187&ItemID=2099810&language=en-US)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-security-council-reaffirms-full-support-for-political-agreement-signed-a-year-ago?lang=en

As part of the ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union’s Agenda 2063 to ensure Africa is a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner in world affairs, the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) convened its 5th forum under the theme “The Role of Africa in Developing International Law” in Accra, Ghana. The rationale… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-principles-of-international-law-are-intimately-linked-to-the-wellbeing-of-nations-african-scholars-agree-at-5th-forum-of-the-african-union-commission-on-international-law-aucil?lang=en

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell will travel to Malawi from December 8 – 10. Together, they will join a high-level delegation, to include representatives from international civil society organizations, that will visit Blantyre and Lilongwe to explore how… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-releases-ambassador-birx-and-ambassador-russell-travel-to-malawi?lang=en

Conscientes du dynamisme sans précédent des économies africaines et du potentiel des différents marchés nationaux ou sous-régionaux, les entreprises marocaines et françaises affichent de nouvelles ambitions africaines qui se déclinent dans leurs stratégies de développement sur le continent. Selon la troisième édition du Baromètre du Développement International du cabinet international… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sharp-increase-in-the-activity-of-moroccan-and-french-companies-in-subsaharan-africa?lang=fr

Aware of the unprecedented impetus of African economies and of the potential offered by the various national and sub-regional markets, Moroccan and French companies are demonstrating new ambitions in Africa, which are expressed in their development strategies on the continent. According to the third edition of BearingPoint’s ([www.BearingPoint.com](http://www.bearingpoint.com/)) International Development… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sharp-increase-in-the-activity-of-moroccan-and-french-companies-in-subsaharan-africa?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry, (the dti) and its regulatory agencies, the National Consumer Commission (NCC), and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) together with the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) and the City of Cape Town with the support of the South African Police Services, conducted compliance inspections at 61 retailers which saw them confiscate 44… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/noncompliant-paraffin-heaters-and-stoves-confiscated-in-the-western-cape?lang=en

On December 2, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with Namibia. Since the financial crisis, Namibia has experienced remarkable growth and economic progress. Strong policy frameworks and expansionary domestic policies have contributed to macroeconomic stability, robust growth, and rising living standards. Yet, deep-rooted structural… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-concludes-2016-article-iv-consultation-with-namibia?lang=en

The South African Goverment received with shock the news that on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) for the Jewish Home Party tabled the Regulations Bill whose purpose is to legitimise the continuing annexation of Palestinian land for settlement construction. The Bill has already been condemned by Israel’s Attorney-General, stating that it breaches local and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-opposes-land-grab-bill-tabled-before-the-israeli-parliament?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 8 December 2016

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which airlines will make a return on invested capital (7.9%) which is… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/another-strong-year-for-airline-profits-in-2017?lang=en

The Delegation of The European Union to Rwanda and EU Member States will hold a Human Rights Day Event on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and Media Transformation: Lessons from Africa and Europe” on 14, December 2016. The event will be part of activities to mark the International Human Rights Day which is celebrated on 10 December 2016. The half day event will attract 200 participants including;… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-human-rights-day-event-to-focus-on-freedom-of-expression-and-media-transformation?lang=en

– At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. – Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior Government Officials. The Meeting was preceded by the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-communique-on-the-occasion-of-the-state-visit-of-his-excellency-president-edgar-lungu?lang=en

A plethora of regional development bodies in Central Africa under the umbrella of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) have indicated their appetite for internalising and aggregating Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) to better respond to the needs of the sub-region. The said… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/time-to-converge-international-development-agendas-in-central-africa?lang=en

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, Marjaana Sall and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Honourable Pravind Jugnauth signed a new technical cooperation facility for the amount of 2 million euros. The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Marjaana Sall said: “The Technical Cooperation Facility that we are signing here today… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-unionrepublic-of-mauritius-signature-of-a-new-technical-cooperation-facility-of-2-million-euros?lang=en

1. Japan welcomes that Mr. Adama Barrow was elected as the new president of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia in the presidential election held on December 1, and that the power will be transferred peacefully by President Yahya Jammeh, respecting the will of the people of The Gambia. 2. Japan hopes the people of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia will act in the spirit of cooperation for a peaceful… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-presidential-election-in-the-islamic-republic-of-the-gambia?lang=en

Policy makers, political leaders, and public service officials met in South Sudan on Tuesday to discuss disaster risk reduction and its linkages with sustainable development and community resilience building. Presidential Advisor for Economic Affairs H.E. Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/highlevel-discussion-a-historic-policymaking-initiative-on-reducing-south-sudans-vulnerability-to-disasters?lang=en

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will lead the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Anti-Corruption at the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day. The 2016 international theme by the United Nations to commemorate the International Anti- Corruption Day is “United against Corruption”,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/anticorruption-imc-to-commemorate-international-anticorruption-day?lang=en

The Economic Commission for Africa (Office for North Africa) and the General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) held Tuesday 6 December in Rabat a bilateral, exchange and consultation meeting. “Our purpose was first to take stock of the work we have done over the last two years, which have been characterised by many achievements, and, second, to schedule events and activities to help step… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eca-and-uma-plan-joint-work-to-achieve-regional-integration?lang=en

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, will on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 recognise the stellar achievements of learners who have successfully completed the Film and Television Skills Programme. These are 22 Eastern Cape learners who will be awarded their Statement of Results and Certificate of Completion in Film and Television Production; an NQF level 5 qualification.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/deputy-minister-of-communications-to-award-eastern-cape-learners-with-a-film-and-television-production-skills-certificate?lang=en

Through UNDP’s ongoing support for Public Financial Management, an ongoing programme in Aweil is focusing on strengthening domestic revenue administration through establishment of a sustainable tax system at state level. The programme is assisting with the development of standardized training manuals and programs and harmonizing domestic resources mobilization system. It seeks to support government… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ongoing-programme-seeks-to-strengthen-aweil-state-government-policies-on-tax-reform-and-revenue-modernization?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 8 December 2016

La Journée Internationale des Volontaires

Le Programme des volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) au Mali et ses partenaires ont célébré, le 5 Décembre dernier, la Journée Internationale des Volontaires. Couplée cette année à la cérémonie de prestation de serment du 3e contingent des volontaires nationaux du Mali, cette Journée Internationale a pour but de consacrer le volontariat à travers le monde. “Global Applause – Vive les volontaires… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-journee-internationale-des-volontaires?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 8 December 2016

Congo strengthens mining contracts for development

The Government of Congo, through its Ministry of Mines, and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), will host a workshop on 8 to 10 December 2016 to launch a project aimed to increase the capacity of the country to negotiate the most optimal mining contracts. Funded by the 9th Tranche of the United Nations Development Account, the project aims to provide technical assistance to key mining… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/congo-strengthens-mining-contracts-for-development?lang=en

On 8 December Jennie Barugh, head of the Department for International Development (DFID) Uganda office and Dr Stephen Isabalija, Permanent Secretary at the Ugandan Ministry for Energy and Mineral Development signed the Energy Africa Compact between the UK and the Government of Uganda. In her remarks at the signing event, Jennie Barugh said: The UK government is committed to help Uganda to create a… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-and-uganda-sign-agreement-to-improve-energy-access?lang=en

Residents of Khayelitsha, Stellenbosch and the Strand in the Western Cape will get an opportunity to influence South Africa’s future liquor and gambling legislation when they make their inputs on the National Liquor Amendment and Gambling Amendment Bills next week. The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will host three public consultation sessions on the two bills from 12-15 December 2016.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-dti-takes-public-consultations-on-the-national-liquor-and-gambling-amendment-bills-to-the-western-cape?lang=en

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