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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.

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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 joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur today urged “the utmost restraint” by all parties after clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons at the Kalma camp led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. “I call upon everyone involved in this situation to restore calm as soon as possible. A peaceful resolution of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/darfur-auun-mission-urges-restraint-after-clashes-at-camp-for-displaced-persons?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général a rencontré aujourd’hui S.E. M. Brahim Hisseine Taha, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, de l’intégration africaine et de la coopération internationale de la République du Tchad. Le Secrétaire général et le Ministre ont discuté de la situation en République du Tchad, ainsi que des questions régionales, y compris la situation au Sahel. Le Secrétaire général… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-brahim-hisseine-taha-minister-of-foreign-affairs-african-integration-and-international-cooperation-of-the-republic-of-chad?lang=fr

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Brahim Hisseine Taha, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Chad. The Secretary-General and the Minister discussed the situation in Chad, as well as regional issues, including the situation in the Sahel.

The Secretary-General welcomed the efforts of the Republic of Chad to fight Boko Haram. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-brahim-hisseine-taha-minister-of-foreign-affairs-african-integration-and-international-cooperation-of-the-republic-of-chad?lang=en

In line with this year’s theme “The Year of OR Tambo, Celebrating our Liberation Heritage” entrance to Freedom Park will be free of charge on National Heritage Day. Freedom Park, is a post–apartheid national and international iconic monument for humanity and freedom, a people’s shrine, a monument dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives for humanity and freedom. Its core objectives… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/free-entrance-at-freedom-park-on-national-heritage-day-24-september-2017?lang=en

The African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD), in its capacity as the Civilian Strategic Support Group (CSSG) Secretariat, convened the CSSG Annual Meeting under the theme: “The Role of Civilians in AU Peace Support Operations: Operating in High-intensity Contexts” from 19-20 September 2017, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The decision to establish a CSSG was taken by… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/auc-holds-annual-meeting-of-the-civilian-strategic-support-group?lang=en

The UK has funded a training course on the prevention of the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, delivered by Somalis to their fellow countrymen. The three day course brought together 60 participants from the Federal Government of Somalia, Federal Member States and Somali Security Sector. This was the first time a UK-funded “training of trainers” course was delivered by Somali trainers.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-funding-empowering-somalis-to-prevent-the-recruitment-and-use-of-child-soldiers?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with liquor industry role players have committed to pursuing an inclusive and transformed liquor industry agenda that will ensure the achievement of meaningful and accelerated participation in the sector. This momentous agreement was agreed to during the inaugural Liquor Industry Transformation Seminar that was hosted by the dti in Midrand yesterday.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-department-of-trade-and-industry-the-dti-and-liquor-industry-role-players-commit-to-pursuing-an-inclusive-and-transformed-liquor-industry-agenda?lang=en

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister made this announcement last Wednesday in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/belgium-puts-the-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-drc-on-the-international-agenda-and-allocates-an-additional-6-million-euros-in-humanitarian-aid?lang=en

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in collaboration with a number of international organisations and agencies reached a breakthrough pricing agreement which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing Dolutegravir (DTG). The new fixed dose combination will be available to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) at a reduced… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-decreases-the-price-of-antiretrovirals-to-save-r11-billion-in-six-years?lang=en

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli of El Salvador, announced today the appointment of Andrew Clapham of the United Kingdom to serve as a member of the Council-mandated body charged with monitoring and assessing the human rights situation in South Sudan. Professor Clapham will join Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Godfrey M. Musila of Kenya whose… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-council-president-appoints-andrew-clapham-of-the-united-kingdom-to-serve-on-south-sudan-body?lang=en

UNAMID is deeply concerned about clashes between government forces and internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing at Kalma camp, South Darfur, which have led to the death of at least three IDPs and injuries to some 26 others. The Mission urges all conflicting parties to exercise utmost restraint and is doing everything it can to deescalate the situation. “I call upon everyone involved in this… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unamid-calls-for-restraint-in-clashes-between-government-forces-and-internally-displaced-at-kalma-camp-south-darfur?lang=en

African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. Unemployment and poverty are serious concerns for the continent, where more… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-third-industrial-development-decade-for-africa-from-political-commitment-to-actions-on-the-ground?lang=en

The Ministers responsible for Culture of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of South Africa and Ministers whose ministries are key in the implementation of the African Liberation Heritage Programme (ALHP) from both States, Recognising that the ‘Roads to Independence in Africa: the African Liberation Heritage Programme’ seeks to celebrate Africa’s recent past in which Africans were… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/communique-on-bilateral-ministerial-meeting-between-the-united-republic-of-tanzania-and-the-republic-of-south-africa-held-in-dodoma-tanzania-19th-september-2017?lang=en

The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension from employment in terms of clause 7.2 of the PSCBC resolution 1 of 2003 with full pay. However, the matter is handed over to the HAWKS as the Department believes that the allegations levelled against the official are criminal and fraudulent. It is alleged that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/department-of-health-puts-forensic-analyst-on-suspension?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday, 24 September 2017, lead the Heritage Day celebrations in Siyabuswa in the Mpumalanga Province. The national Heritage Day celebrations will be held under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Celebrating Our Liberation Heritage”. Heritage Day in South Africa embraces the vast cultural diversity and history that distinctly marks the country’s rich identity. The theme… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-lead-heritage-day-celebrations-in-mpumalanga?lang=en

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 17 September 2017 in Mamundioma, in North Kivu province, which led to the death of a Tanzanian peacekeeper of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), as well as the injury of another peacekeeper. The members of the Security Council expressed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-press-statement-on-attack-against-monusco-peacekeepers-in-drc?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 September 2017

PMI Launches and Expands in West and Central Africa

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. With the addition of five new focus countries in West and Central Africa,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pmi-launches-and-expands-in-west-and-central-africa?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général s’est entretenu hier avec S.E. M. Macky Sall, Président de la République du Sénégal. Le Secrétaire général a souligné les contributions significatives de la République du Sénégal sur les questions de démocratie, paix et sécurité en Afrique. Le Secrétaire général a également salué l’engagement de la République du Sénégal à promouvoir et à renforcer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-macky-sall-president-of-the-republic-of-senegal?lang=fr

The Secretary-General met yesterday with H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. The Secretary-General underscored the significant contributions of the Republic of Senegal to democracy, peace and security issues in Africa. The Secretary-General welcomed the commitment of the Republic of Senegal to promote and strengthen the partnership between the African Union and the United Nations,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-macky-sall-president-of-the-republic-of-senegal?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 September 2017

UNAIDS calls to quicken the pace of action to end AIDS

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in collaboration with UNAIDS, brought together six heads of state or government to accelerate action and get countries on the Fast-Track to end AIDS. World leaders joined around 500 partners from government, the private sector and civil society on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to reinvigorate political leadership around HIV. The Fast-Track… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unaids-calls-to-quicken-the-pace-of-action-to-end-aids?lang=en

Yesterday, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017. The announcement was made by United… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-states-announces-additional-humanitarian-assistance-for-countries-facing-famine-and-ongoing-violence?lang=en

Clarion a publié le programme de la première Conférence africaine du jeu qui aura lieu du 24 au 25 octobre à Johannesburg. Le programme de cet événement en accès libre peut être téléchargé gratuitement depuis le site Web dédié : http://www.GamingAfrica.za.com. Pensée comme une opportunité permettant de faciliter les relations entre l’industrie et ses régulateurs en vue de partager les connaissances… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/major-gaming-industry-leaders-confirmed-to-speak-at-the-world-class-gaming-africa-conference-in-johannesburg?lang=fr

QNET ([www.QNET.net](http://www.qnet.net/)), a company of Asian heritage and a part of the US $200 billion global direct selling industry is honored and excited to enter the buoyant direct selling sector in Eastern Africa, and expects to offer world class quality consumer products and to elevate standards of living by garnering the spirit of entrepreneurship to all individuals, even those with little… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/qnet-to-boost-direct-selling-and-create-entrepreneurship-opportunities-in-tanzania?lang=en

President Yoweri Museveni has said that while Uganda and the United States face many challenges that they are collaborating on together including peace and security in South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, they will intensify their efforts for durable solutions. The President however urged the United States to balance these efforts by paying attention to other practical areas such as investments and trade… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-museveni-us-undersecretary-discuss-trade-security?lang=en

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