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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.

According to a statement released today by the International Raelian Movement (www.RaelPress.org), the movement’s founder and spiritual leader, Rael, has been awarded the “Golden Elephant Super Prize” by the Pan African Organization of Francophone Youth in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The distinction marks the 8th time the prize, awarded annually, has been conferred. “The Golden Elephant Super Prize… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/rael-named-commander-of-the-african-order-of-valor-for-peace-actions?lang=en

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) (www.Orange.com), and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities… Read more on http://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-drives-digital-transformation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-with-new-innovations-in-smart-metering-solar-power-nfc-and-customer-experience?lang=en

À l’occasion de son quatrième point presse annuel sur la stratégie et l’activité d’Orange (www.Orange.com) en Afrique et au Moyen Orient, Ramon Fernandez, Directeur Général Délégué en charge des finances et de la stratégie du Groupe, Bruno Mettling, Président-Directeur Général d’Orange Afrique et Moyen-Orient, (MEA), et Jean-Marc Vignolles, Directeur des opérations d’Orange… Read more on http://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-drives-digital-transformation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-with-new-innovations-in-smart-metering-solar-power-nfc-and-customer-experience?lang=fr

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Health Service launched the refreshed “Good Life, Live it Well” campaign on July 28 at the National Theatre. The “Good Life, Live It Well” campaign will serve as the overarching Ghana Health Service brand and will promote positive health behaviors through television, radio, social media, and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-and-ghana-health-service-launch-refreshed-good-life-live-it-well-campaign?lang=en

“Treating a yellow fever patient is reliant on having the right diagnosis. This is dependent on having the necessary laboratory capacity to quickly identify the disease,” says Dr Pierre Formenty, an expert in haemorrhagic fevers at WHO and Manager of the Emerging Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mobile-labs-deliver-faster-yellow-fever-test-results?lang=en

The newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia, Mr. Suleiman Braimoh, presented his letter of credence to H.E. Marjon V. Kamara, the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia today. During the meeting on Thursday, Mr. Braimoh expressed enthusiasm and affirmed his commitment to providing overall leadership in the development and implementation of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/newly-appointed-unicef-representative-to-liberia-presents-letter-of-credence-to-the-ministry-of-foreign-affairs?lang=en

When: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, from 9:00 –12:30 Where: Marriot Hotel, Turako Meeting Room, 1st floor Who: – His Holiness Abune Matias – Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Patrarchate Office – Sheik Mohammedamin Jemal, President of Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC) – Aba Hagos Haysh, Ethiopian Catholic Church – Reverend Dr Wakseuym Idosssa, President of Ethiopia Evangelical… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/highlevel-signing-ceremony-of-a-memorandum-of-understanding-mou-between-unicef-and-religious-leaders-for-the-wellbeing-of-children-and-women?lang=en

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today expressed deep concern about the on-going pattern of extrajudicial executions in Kenya. They urged the Government to put an end to police violence and ensure accountability for the perpetrators. The experts’ call comes as four police officers are charged with the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda, and their… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/high-time-to-end-police-impunity–un-experts-raise-alarm-at-ongoing-pattern-of-extrajudicial-killings-in-kenya?lang=en

La direction générale de la protection civile et des opérations d’aide humanitaire européennes (ECHO) et le Département du Développement International du Royaume-Uni (DFID) renforcent la réponse de l’UNICEF à la crise multiple dans la bande sahélienne au Tchad grâce à deux subventions, à hauteur de 4 500 000 et 350 000 euros. Ces financements permettront le traitement de 45 000 enfants… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lue-et-le-royaumeuni-renouvellent-leur-soutien-a-la-reponse-humanitaire-au-tchad?lang=fr

On Monday 25 July 2016, the High Commissioner to South Africa Dame Judith Macgregor held an Investiture Ceremony at her residence in Pretoria. During the ceremony Bronwen Jones, founder and director of Children of Fire International, was presented with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to young survivors of burn injuries in South Africa. Speaking at the occasion Dame Judith Macgregor said:… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-high-commissioner-held-an-investiture-ceremony?lang=en

A Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO), em coordenação com a Agência Internacional de Energia Atómica (IAEA na sigla em inglês) e com a Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) deram início esta semana em Maputo ao primeiro encontro de coordenadores a nível regional para o combate à mosca da fruta no continente africano, no âmbito do projecto RAF5074. O… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/fao–iaea-e-uem-apresentam-estrategias-de-combate-a-mosca-da-fruta-no-continente-africano?lang=pt

The United Kingdom made a manifesto commitment in 2015 to stand up for human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe. In practical terms this has led us to: Support 360,000 vulnerable people with cash transfers following the El Niño induced drought Help reduce maternal deaths from 960 per 100,000 in 2010 to 651 per 100,000 in 2015 Deliver school improvement grants to over 6,000 schools in 2015 It… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/a-statement-on-united-kingdoms-support-to-the-people-of-zimbabwe?lang=en

More than one million trips have been made using Uber (www.Uber.com) since our launch in Kenya’s capital in January 2015. Added together, that’s roughly eight million kilometers, or enough to go to the moon and back ten times. Those trips didn’t happen on a space rocket though – they happened right here in cars on the streets of Nairobi, with more than 1,000 local drivers earning money as a… Read more on http://uber-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/a-more-affordable-uber-for-the-people-of-nairobi?lang=en

South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent. Pietro Calicchio, Industry leader of Hospitality & Gambling, PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.com), says: “Although the South African economy has weakened considerably, the overall outlook for hotels in South Africa is expected to remain… Read more on http://pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc.africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africas-hotel-and-tourism-sector-set-for-steady-growth-as-visitor-numbers-continue-to-grow-pwc-outlook?lang=en

With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to feed themselves and thus avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid 2018, FAO said today. A FAO-prepared [response plan](http://www.fao.org/emergencies/resources/documents/resources-detail/en/c/426926/) aims… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/race-against-time-in-droughtravaged-southern-africa-to-ensure-23-million-people-receive-farming-support?lang=en

Situation – According to UNHCR, 2,442 South Sudanese refugees arrived on July 25, 2016 through Elegu, Moyo, Lawmo, Arua and Kiryandongo. Total number of arrivals since 17th July 2016 is 37,890. – 73% of all new arrivals are children; 27,660 have arrived in the last 3 weeks. – Following an inter-agency assessment mission comprising of UNHCR, Office of Prime Minister, UNICEF and other partners, a new… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unicef-response-to-south-sudan-refugee-situation-media-update?lang=en

La Police nationale néerlandaise, Europol, Intel Security et Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.fr) s’associent et lancent l’initiative « No More Ransom ». Il s’agit là d’une nouvelle étape franchie dans la coopération entre les forces de l’ordre et des acteurs du secteur privé pour lutter ensemble contre le phénomène des rançongiciels (ransomware). « No More Ransom » (www.NoMoreRansom.org)… Read more on http://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/no-more-ransom-law-enforcement-and-it-security-companies-join-forces-to-fight-ransomware?lang=fr

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. No More Ransom ([www.NoMoreRansom.org](http://www.nomoreransom.org/)) is a new online portal aimed at informing the public about the dangers… Read more on http://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/no-more-ransom-law-enforcement-and-it-security-companies-join-forces-to-fight-ransomware?lang=en

Checked against delivery Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin. And may I thank my colleague, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman, and endorse his powerful and clear statement. This region, which hosts Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis, needs our urgent, united and collective attention. Violence… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/under-secretarygeneral-for-humanitarian-affairs-and-emergency-relief-coordinator-stephen-obrien?lang=en

Le Président de la République s’est entretenu avec M. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Président de la République du Mali. Le Président Keïta a exprimé sa solidarité après les attentats de Nice et Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Le chef de l’Etat lui a aussi présenté ses condoléances suite à l’assassinat de 17 militaires maliens à Nampala, le 19 juillet dernier. François Hollande a confirmé… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/entretien-avec-le-president-de-la-republique-du-mali?lang=fr

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16H30 Entretien avec M. Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA, Président de la République du Mali. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/entretien-avec-m-ibrahim-boubacar-keita-president-de-la-republique-du-mali-mercredi?lang=fr

Lancement, ce samedi 23 Juillet 2016 au siège du PNMLS à Kinshasa, de l’initiative ALL IN (traduisez : TOUS ENSEMBLE) qui vise à améliorer les résultats VIH/Sida chez les adolescents et jeunes. Comment ? En incitant les Etats à modifier leurs politiques de façon stratégique et en impliquant davantage les adolescents dans les activités de riposte au Sida. Le ministre de la Santé publique,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-an-apres-son-lancement-linitiative-all-in-desormais-operationnelle-en-rdc?lang=fr

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations suivantes : Nations unies – Opérations de maintien de la paix – Déplacement de M. André Vallini à New York (27-29 juillet 2016) M. André Vallini, secrétaire d’Etat chargé du développement et de la francophonie, représentera la France au débat ministériel sur la consolidation de la paix en Afrique organisé le 28 juillet… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-afrique-quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole?lang=fr

Dans le nord-est du Nigeria, plus de 500 000 personnes vivent dans une situation sanitaire catastrophique dans de nombreuses villes de l’Etat de Borno. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) appelle à l’organisation de secours d’urgence pour ces populations en danger immédiat. « A Banki, comme dans de nombreuses localités, les habitants n’ont presque aucun accès à l’aide humanitaire. Isolés,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-desastre-humanitaire-de-grande-ampleur-dans-le-nordest-du-nigeria?lang=fr

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