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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.

On Friday, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement [marched to the South African Reserve Bank](http://blackopinion.co.za/2017/02/18/black-first-land-first-marches-reserve-bank-demand-absamustpay/) (SARB) (http://APO.af/JsJaEi) to demand that the institution act on the Public Protector’s preliminary report which found that ABSA illegally benefited from apartheid cash injections from the SARB. BLF… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/black-first-land-first-march-to-the-south-african-reserve-bank?lang=en

– NBA Africa Game Returns to South Africa in Team Africa vs. Team World Format – Game Will Air Live in Sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, Internet and Mobile Platforms The National Basketball Association (NBA) ([www.NBA.com](http://www.nba.com/)) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) ([http://NBPA.com](http://nbpa.com/)) announced today that NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA’s second… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/magics-biyombo-trail-blazers-mccollum-nuggets-mudiay-headline-second-nba-game-in-africa-on-aug-5?lang=en

The AFIF 2017 (http://APO.af/y28Bux), pan-African meeting of entrepreneurs and investors convened by EMRC ([www.EMRC.be](http://www.emrc.be/)), has taken place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference gathered over 200 participants to address how to access to finance in leading economic sectors of Africa – agriculture and agribusiness, infrastructure, energy, water and healthcare. Over… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ban-kimoon-social-and-economic-development-can-only-be-led-by-the-private-sector?lang=en

Le Président de l’Assemblée des Etats Parties au Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) ([www.ICC-CPI.int](https://webmail.external.int/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx)) S.E. Sidiki Kaba salue la décision prise par le Gouvernement récemment élu de la Gambie de ne pas se retirer du Statut de Rome, le traité fondateur de la CPI. « Cette importante décision marque l’engagement renouvelé… Read more on http://international-criminal-court.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-of-the-assembly-of-states-parties-welcomes-gambias-decision-not-to-withdraw-from-the-icc-rome-statute?lang=fr

The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ([www.ICC-CPI.int](https://webmail.external.int/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx)) H.E. Sidiki Kaba welcomes the decision of the newly-elected Government of the Gambia not to withdraw from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the ICC. “This important decision signals the renewed commitment of… Read more on http://international-criminal-court.africa-newsroom.com/press/president-of-the-assembly-of-states-parties-welcomes-gambias-decision-not-to-withdraw-from-the-icc-rome-statute?lang=en

Burkina Faso today inaugurated the largest insect rearing facility in West Africa to apply a nuclear technique to suppress the tsetse fly, an insect harmful to both humans and animals. The plant was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in a move to help control one of Africa’s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/iaea-helps-burkina-faso-scale-up-fight-against-tsetse-flies?lang=en

The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmap Agreement signed by both the Government of Sudan and the opposition, the Troika urges the signatories to honor the Agreement by concluding… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-troika-statement-supporting-african-union-high-level-implementation-panel-peace-process-in-sudan?lang=en

Somalia has once again been hit by a severe drought, which could quickly develop into a famine. ‘A large proportion of the population is affected by the drought, and over six million people are in need of food aid. Norway is now increasing its support for humanitarian efforts in the country by NOK 64 million, in an effort to prevent the situation from developing into a new, large-scale famine,’… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-provides-nok-64-million-for-efforts-to-prevent-famine-in-somalia?lang=en

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today concluded a successful working visit to Germany where she led the South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bonn from 16-17 February 2017. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been meeting… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-nkoanamashabane-concludes-successful-participation-in-the-g20-foreign-ministers-meeting-in-bonn?lang=en

At the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, called for those committing atrocity crimes in the country to be held accountable. “This is a war that has been waged against the men, women and children of South Sudan,” he said. “And the only way of ending this onslaught will be when the perpetrators face consequences… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/senior-united-nations-human-rights-official-condemns-deplorable-rights-situation-in-south-sudan-calls-for-perpetrators-to-be-held-to-account?lang=en

Speaking at the Professional Partnership Conference for teachers under the connecting classrooms project in Lusaka today, British High Commissioner to Zambia, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, said: Access to the right kind of education is very important in ensuring our children are able to thrive in today’s globalised world. As much as core educational subjects continue to be important, the ability of our… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-and-zambian-teachers-forge-professional-partnerships?lang=en

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Jacob Zuma, will on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more than 600 black South Africans during the First World War. In 2012, President Zuma… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-officiate-at-the-6th-armed-forces-day-celebration?lang=en

A United Nations expert group on enforced disappearances* has called on the governments of Kenya and South Sudan to reveal the fate of two South Sudanese men who were abducted in Kenya last month. There has been no word of the men – Dong Samuel Luak, a human rights activist from South Sudan who had been given refugee status in Kenya, and Aggrey Idri Ezibon, chair of the SPLM-IO’s Humanitarian Affairs… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenya-and-south-sudan-must-reveal-fate-and-whereabouts-of-two-abducted-south-sudanese–un-expert-group?lang=en

As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe. The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-must-act-now-to-save-lives-in-somalia-un-agencies-warn?lang=en

Le conseil économique et social de la ligue arabe s’est réuni en sa 99éme session sous la présidence algérienne et avec la participation des ministres de l’économie et des finances des pays membres. A l’issue des travaux, le conseil a pris d’importantes décisions dont on cite, à titre d’exemple celle concernant le suivi et l’exécution des décisions économiques et sociales issu… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/session-ordinaire-99du-conseil-economique-et-social-au-niveau-ministeriel?lang=fr

The Dental Health Service and Training Department received a donation worth of 50 million NOK dental equipment from the University of Bergen and the Embassy provided financial support for transportation and installation of the equipment, purchase of spare parts, and capacity development of staffs and technicians in the dentistry field. Various speakers form the Addis Ababa University, including the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norwegian-support-for-dental-health-service-and-training-department-in-addis-ababa-university?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 February 2017

The dti To Host Fuel Cell Bus Workshop in Cape Town

Members of the media are invited to attended a fuel cell bus workshop that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government in Cape Town. The workshop will be held under the theme Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial Opportunities for South Africa through a Zero Emission Choice: DATE: 20-21 February 2017 TIME: 09:30 VENUE: South African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-dti-to-host-fuel-cell-bus-workshop-in-cape-town?lang=en

A Embaixada dos Estados Unidos da América em Luanda anunciou, hoje, 16 de Fevereiro de 2017, a abertura do período de candidatura para as bolsas de estudo J. William Fulbright de mestrado, referente ao ano académico 2018/2019. As candidaturas, que vão até 14 de Abril de 2017, habilitam os selecionados à bolsa Fulbright, para a frequência em regime presencial e a tempo integral de cursos de… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/embaixada-dos-estados-unidos-da-america-em-angola-anuncia-a-abertura-do-periodo-de-candidatura-para-bolsas-de-estudo-de-mestrado?lang=pt

Deputy Foreign Minister Terens-Nikolaos Quick met at the Foreign Ministry today with the honorary Consul of Botswana in Greece, Nektarios Polychroniou, and was briefed on special issues concerning Botswana and on the Greek community living and working there. The meeting was held in the context of preparations for the visits the Deputy Foreign Minister is scheduling to select countries of sub-Saharan… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/deputy-foreign-minister-t-quick-meets-with-the-honorary-consul-of-botswana?lang=en

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to The Gambia, February 17–19, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow on February 18.

During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on Twitter @AsstSecStateAF for more updates throughout her trip. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/assistant-secretary-thomasgreenfield-to-travel-to-the-gambia?lang=en

On 10 February, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations delivered to the Secretary-General notification of the country’s rescission of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Gambia had formally notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal from the Rome Statute on 10 November 2016 — a decision which the Secretary-General… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-occasion-of-the-gambias-notification-of-rescission-of-its-withdrawal-from-the-rome-statute-of-the-international-criminal-court?lang=en

To many, the news an approaching Tropical Cyclone Dineo was unbelievable and to some it was not real until it made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique. It was accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100km/hr as well as torrential rainfall and rough seas. Now South Africa (Mpumalanga, Northern KZN and Limpopo) is bracing itself for the same devastating results as seen in Mozambique… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/government-calls-communities-to-be-on-high-alert-as-tropical-cyclone-dineo-lands-in-south-africa?lang=en

The PBC Guinea-Bissau Configuration met on 15 February 2017, to discuss the situation in Guinea Bissau and exchanged views on the on-going political crisis. The PBC remains concerned that it is the people of Guinea-Bissau who are suffering the negative impacts of the political instability due to lack of basic public services, particularly in the health and education sector, and the overall socio-economic… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-of-the-pbc-guinea-bissau-configuration-on-the-situation-in-guineabissau?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 February 2017

U.S., Egypt Host Entrepreneurship Summit in Sohag

Hundreds of Egyptian entrepreneurs gathered yesterday in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on the need for more entrepreneurship in Upper Egypt. It also discussed ways to build… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-egypt-host-entrepreneurship-summit-in-sohag?lang=en

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