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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.

UNICEF South Africa acknowledges the South African Government’s commitment to ensuring a balance between financial stability and ensuring the progressive realisation of children’s social and economic rights. UNICEF is pleased to note that total government expenditure is projected to increase by an average of 1.9 per cent in real terms over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/budget-2018-unicef-south-africa-highlights-its-implications-for-children?lang=en

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the launch of birth certification for thousands of Malian refugee children in Mbera camp, in south-east Mauritania. In a ground-breaking development for refugee protection in the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees-welcomes-launch-of-birth-certification-for-malian-refugees-in-mbera-camp?lang=en

Eight hundred Kano youth enjoyed a day of non-stop Rugby action at SAS Stadium, Kano last Thursday. Boys and girls, junior and seniors, schools and communities competed in eight different categories to win trophies as well as school fees for each winning team. Once again, The Kano Rugby Grand Patron, His Highness The Emir of Kano; Muhammad Sanusi II graced the occasion, and this year, we also enjoyed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kano-youth-rugby-championships-2018-bigger-and-better?lang=en

Representing the UK Prime Minister alongside world leaders including President Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ms Mordaunt announced further support to help strengthen security across the Sahel, where extremist groups including Da-esh, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram often operate freely. The Sahel area of Africa (Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso) is beset by trafficking,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/penny-mordaunt-represents-uk-prime-minister-at-sahel-conference?lang=en

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned at the plight of several hundred Libyan families prevented by armed groups from returning to their homes in the city of Tawergha and now stranded in difficult conditions. The… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees-increasingly-concerned-over-longtime-stranded-tawergha-people?lang=en

‘The situation in the vulnerable Sahel region has deteriorated since the crisis in Mali broke out in 2012. Instability and terrorism are impeding long-term development and depriving the population of an entire region of opportunities to create a better future. The Government has intensified its efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility, and we are now increasing our support… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-supports-civilian-capacity-building-for-the-g5-sahel-joint-force?lang=en

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) welcomes the announcement of the release of 80 political detainees but remains concerned that dozens more are still being held incommunicado, without charge or trial. ACJPS is aware of at least 71 detainees still under NISS custody who were arrested during the crackdown on the 2018 peaceful protests. According to a news report published in Al… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-concern-for-individuals-detained-in-unknown-locations-and-dozens-still-in-detention-amidst-release-of-sudan-2018-detainees?lang=en

La FIDH et la Ligue ITEKA publient une nouvelle note sur les violences politiques au Burundi, actuellement attisées par la campagne pour le référendum constitutionnel prévu en mai 2018. Trois ans après le début de la crise dans ce pays, le référendum annoncé relève d’ores et déjà moins d’un processus démocratique – l’expression du « non » n’est pas tolérée – que d’une… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/burundi–la-marche-forcee-vers-le-referendum-nourrit-violences-et-repression?lang=fr

Le nouveau Représentant permanent du Mali auprès de l’Office des Nations Unies à Vienne (ONUV), Mamadou Henri Konaté, a présenté aujourd’hui ses lettres de créance au Directeur général de l’ONUV M. Yury Fedotov. M. Konaté a occupé de nombreuses fonctions au cours de sa carrière dans les affaires étrangères, notamment: Ambassadeur du Mali auprès de la Confédération suisse et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-nouveau-representant-permanent-du-mali-aupres-de-loffice-des-nations-unies-a-vienne-onuv-presente-ses-lettres-de-creance?lang=fr

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging authorities in Rwanda to ensure safety and protection for refugees after protests led to the tragic deaths of at least five refugees and the injury of many others – including… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-high-commissioner-for-refugees-shocked-over-reports-of-refugee-deaths-in-rwanda?lang=en

President Danny Faure met with the World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, Ms Laura Tuck, at State House this afternoon. Ms Tuck and her delegation are in Seychelles to participate in the conference on Financing Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Ocean Economies in Africa currently taking place at the Savoy Hotel. The President welcomed Ms Tuck to Seychelles and thanked her for honouring… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-president-faure-receives-the-world-bank-vice-president-for-sustainable-development?lang=en

Statement by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS): Honorable Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs of The Gambia; The Secretary-General and Honorable Ministers here present, Colleagues at the High Table; Excellencies Ambassadors, Heads of Regional and International Organizations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-dr-mohamed-ibn-chambas-united-nations-special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-and-head-of-the-united-nations-office-for-west-africa-and-the-sahel-unowas?lang=en

Le Président de la République a visité le mardi 20 février, le Marché International de Rungis, l’un des plus grands marchés de produits frais au monde, situé en banlieue sud de Paris. La délégation malagasy a été reçue par le Président-Directeur Général du Marché International, M. Stéphane Layani et a pu visiter pendant trois heures plusieurs pavillons accueillant des denrées et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-savoir-faire-agricole-de-madagascar-a-lhonneur-dans-les-allees-du-plus-grand-marche-de-produits-frais-au-monde?lang=fr

The Statistician-General, of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the results of the thematic report on education titled: ‘Education Series Volume IV: Early Childhood Development in South Africa for 2016 on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 in Pretoria. The thematic report includes the participation of young children in early learning as well as the distribution of existing early learning facilities… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statisticiangeneral-to-release-the-education-series-volume-iv-early-childhood-development-in-south-africa?lang=en

A la suite des pluies torrentielles ayant causé des inondations et dégâts considérables dans neuf communes de Kinshasa début janvier, la Commission européenne a débloqué 190 000 EUR en financements humanitaires. Cette aide permet d’améliorer les conditions de vie de près de 1000 ménages vulnérables dont les maisons se sont effondrées et de maintenir les efforts visant à limiter la… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/inondations-et-cholera-a-kinshasa–lunion-europeenne-soutient-les-interventions-daide?lang=fr

L’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID) a le plaisir d’annoncer la signature d’un nouvel accord de partenariat avec l’entreprise Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP) pour la promotion des petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) en Côte d’Ivoire. Signé le 07 février 2018, ce partenariat public-privé, dénommé en français Programme USAID pour le renforcement… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-etats-unis-sallient-au-secteur-prive-pour-la-promotion-de-lentrepreneuriat-en-cote-divoire?lang=fr

The Kenya Rugby Union (www.KRU.co.ke) will use the third round of the KRU Women’s 10-a-side festival at the Nairobi Railway Club on Sunday 4 March to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 which falls on Thursday 8 March. Nicholas Aballa, the KRU Age Grade and Women’s Rugby Coordinator said, “We have constantly been working towards encouraging women to take up rugby and participate in the game as… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenya-rugby-union-to-use-the-third-round-of-the-kru-womens-10aside-festival-to-celebrate-international-womens-day-2018?lang=en

Accroître les connaissances disponibles sur le lac Tchad, restaurer les zones humides, réhabiliter les corridors de migration de la faune sauvage, promouvoir les activités génératrices de revenus durables : voilà quelques-uns des aspects du projet visant à préserver le lac Tchad, présenté le 26 février par l’UNESCO, dans le cadre de la Conférence internationale sur la sauvegarde du lac… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization-unesco-commits-to-safeguarding-lake-chad?lang=fr

UNESCO will bring a preservation project focusing on research and the dissemination of knowledge, the rehabilitation of wetlands and wildlife corridors, and the promotion of sustainable income generating activities to the International Conference on Lake Chad, which will take place in Abuja (Nigeria) from 26 to 28 February. Known as BIOPALT, the French acronym for biosphere and heritage of Lake Chad,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization-unesco-commits-to-safeguarding-lake-chad?lang=en

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to nearly 3,000 displaced people stranded in the harsh Libyan desert as they struggle to return to their hometown of Tawargha, in Western Libya. Many Tawarghan families, displaced by internal conflict since 2011, have been trying to go home. But in early February, armed groups blocked returnees from entering Tawargha,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-nations-world-food-programme-provides-emergency-food-assistance-to-families-stranded-in-the-libyan-desert?lang=en

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Sudan on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presenting the report, Idris Ibrahim Gamil Agame, Minister of Justice of Sudan, explained that since the ratification of the Convention, Sudan had made huge strides towards adopting a human rights-based… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-examines-report-of-sudan?lang=en

Akinwumi Adesina, président de la Banque africaine de développement ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)), a avancé de solides arguments en faveur d’un engagement accru des investisseurs américains et autres en faveur de l’Afrique, afin d’aider à libérer le potentiel agricole de ce continent. C’était jeudi 22 février 2018, en Virginie, aux États-Unis, lors du 94e Forum sur les perspectives… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/adesina-urges-america-to-support-african-agriculture-as-a-business?lang=fr

Orange ([www.Orange.com](http://www.orange.com/)) and OpenClassrooms ([https://OpenClassrooms.com](https://openclassrooms.com/)) are pleased to announce the signing of a broad-based partnership to provide digital training in Africa. Several Orange subsidiaries in Africa are already working on the launch of training centres providing online courses via OpenClassrooms. To rise to the challenge of the… Read more on https://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-and-openclassrooms-have-combined-forces-to-train-young-africans-in-digital-technology?lang=en

Orange ([www.Orange.com](http://www.orange.com/)) et OpenClassrooms ([https://OpenClassrooms.com](https://openclassrooms.com/)) annoncent ce jour la signature d’un partenariat global portant sur l’accès à des cours et formations aux métiers du numérique en Afrique. Plusieurs filiales d’Orange en Afrique travaillent d’ores et déjà au lancement de centres de formation s’appuyant sur… Read more on https://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-and-openclassrooms-have-combined-forces-to-train-young-africans-in-digital-technology?lang=fr

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