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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 W.E.B Du Bois Museum Foundation (www.webdbmf.org), a leading New York-based international organization, will hold on Monday an official signing of a historic agreement between the foundation and Government of Ghana to transform the current Du Bois Memorial Centre and burial site in Accra, Ghana, into a state-of-art museum complex and world-class destination for scholars and heritage tourists.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-government-of-ghana-to-sign-historic-agreement-with-web-du-bois-museum-foundation-to-build-du-bois-museum-complex?lang=en

Des années durant, Joséphine Mbayo a vu les membres de sa communauté se quereller pour avoir accès à l’eau. « Pour l’ensemble des sections [du camp], il n’y avait qu’une seule pompe manuelle où tout le monde, dès quatre heures du matin, faisait la queue pour obtenir de l’eau », explique cette réfugiée, âgée de 48 ans, originaire de la République démocratique du Congo. « Les… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/after-years-of-witnessing-fights-over-water-a-familys-life-is-transformed-in-a-refugee-camp-in-zimbabwe?lang=fr

Evelyne Ndikumana is a 37-year-old Burundian artist and painter who transforms recycled paper into jewelry and paints postcards. She has been in this line of work for 15 years. In March 2021, she attended a training program of the 2EB business hub, which was set up by the government of Burundi to support youth and women: “I was so happy with the training. All the women got to expand our skills.… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/burundi–les-jeunes-et-les-femmes-au-coeur-de-la-promotion-de-lentrepreneuriat-et-de-la-cohesion-sociale?lang=en

La troisième édition de l’Africa Investment Forum (AIF, Forum pour l’investissement en Afrique), évènement phare du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, se tiendra du 1er au 3 décembre 2021 à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire. « Nous serons heureux d’accueillir les investisseurs physiquement à Abidjan, et en visioconférence à travers le monde, pour franchir une nouvelle étape… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-investment-forum-to-host-third-market-days-in-abidjan-december-13-2021?lang=fr

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum), the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)) have jointly published a new version of the Manual on Exchange of Information (https://bit.ly/3CovIgS), in order to support tax authorities. Exchange of information (EOI) is an essential tool for tax authorities worldwide… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/global-forum-secretariat-african-development-bank-and-world-bank-group-deliver-new-manual-on-exchange-of-information-for-tax-purposes?lang=en

Timely information and appropriate response are vital for preventing and effective control of public health events, outbreaks, and pandemics. As a core requirement of the international health regulations (IHR (2005), countries continue to invest in building and maintaining robust surveillance systems to enable timely detection and public health response for enhanced national and international public… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/improving-public-health-surveillance-and-response-in-south-sudan?lang=en

On 16 September 2021, the Ministry of Health of Guinea declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak in Guéckédou prefecture, Nzérékoré Region. In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made 42 days after the safe and dignified burial of the only confirmed patient reported in this outbreak. This was the first-ever Marburg virus disease case reported in Guinea. From… Read more on https://who.africa-newsroom.com/press/marburg-virus-disease–guinea–disease-outbreak-news-18sep?lang=en

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan announced new support for Ghana’s public health system and COVID-19 response with a new U.S. funded Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) for the Ashanti Region. The $100,000 center is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ambassador Sullivan toured the new center in Kumasi, accompanied by Ashanti Regional Minister Honorable… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-announces-new-support-for-public-health-in-ghanas-ashanti-region?lang=en

On 16 September 2021 by the initiative of the Belarusian side, a working meeting between Ambassador Alexander Sidoruk and Tshenolo Modise, Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the Republic of South Africa, took place. During the meeting, the sides discussed possible directions for expanding the Belarusian-Botswanan trade and economic cooperation, the prospects of promoting Belarusian industrial… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-asidoruk-meets-ambassador-of-the-republic-of-botswana?lang=en

“Dê esperança a 1001 Rositas” é o nome da mais nova campanha lançada em Moçambique para reforçar o combate à Violência Baseada no Gênero (VBG), em particular a violência praticada pelo parceiro íntimo. A iniciativa é promovida pela Plataforma Inter-Religiosa de Comunicação para a Saúde – PIRCOM, em parceria com a Associação ComuSanas, com o Suporte do Governo da República de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/campaign-against-violence-launched-with-support-from-pepfar?lang=pt

“Give Hope to 1001 Rositas” is the name of the newest campaign launched in Mozambique to strengthen the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), in particular intimate partner violence. The initiative is promoted by the Interfaith Platform for Communication for Health – PIRCOM, in partnership with the Association ComuSanas, with the Support of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique through… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/campaign-against-violence-launched-with-support-from-pepfar?lang=en

Madagascar maintient le cap de la dématérialisation des procédures de marchés publics. Ceci est marqué ce vendredi par la remise officielle à l’Autorité de Régulation des Marchés Publics de la plateforme en ligne « e-GP » développée avec l’appui du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement à travers son projet de Gestion Budgétaire pour la Croissance Inclusive pour l’atteinte… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/egp–ameliorer-le-processus-de-passation-et-dexecution-des-marches-publics?lang=fr

Nombre de tests effectués : 2269 Nombre de cas positifs : 34 (15 contacts, 19 communautaires) Nombre de patients guéris : 344

Total: Nombre de cas déclarés : 73622 (09 cas graves) Nombre de décés : 1845 (+3) Nombre de patients guéris : 69155 Nombre de patients sous traitement : 2621 1,217,027 personnes vaccinées Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus–situation-actuelle-de-la-covid19-au-senegal-18-septembre-2021?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 18 September 2021

Coronavirus: Vaccinations Ramp up in Africa

African countries have – in the past week – administered four times as many COVID-19 vaccines as they have in the past three to four weeks. This is according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. She said the increase in vaccinations is due to fast tracked delivery of those doses. “I am encouraged that when deliveries pick up – as they… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/coronavirus-vaccinations-ramp-up-in-africa?lang=en

As part of its on-going project of strengthening the role of judicial actors in Africa on international and regional standards on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, UNESCO has launched the Portuguese version of its Legal Standards on Freedom of Expression: Toolkit for the Judiciary in Africa. The Toolkit provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the key issues pertaining… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unesco-launches-the-portuguese-version-of-its-toolkit-for-the-judiciary-in-africa?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 September 2021

Fresh Impetus for Palm Tree Production

The government has intensified production of palm tree, to halt the importation of edible oil in the country. Annually the government spends over 400bn/- to import cooking oil. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, disclosed this yesterday after inspecting a palm tree farm belonging to the Bulombora National Service (JKT) Camp, as part of his working tour in Kigoma Region. As such, the PM directed District… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/fresh-impetus-for-palm-tree-production?lang=en

The Eritrean authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 21 journalists and politicians who were arrested in a sweeping crackdown on dissent 20 years ago, said Amnesty International as it launched a new campaign #WhereAreEritreasDissidents. The arrests of the journalists between 21 and 23 September 2001 followed the arrest on 18 September 2001 of politicians popularly known as G-15 and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/eritrea-release-journalists-and-politicians-arrested-20-years-ago?lang=en

The Republic of Zimbabwe becomes the eleventh (12th) Member State to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA). The Republic of Zimbabwe ratified the Treaty for the establishment of AMA on 31 August 2021 in Harare, Zimbabwe and deposited the instrument of accession, to the Commission of the African Union (AU) on 17 September 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Sabelo… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-republic-of-zimbabwe-deposits-the-instrument-of-ratification-of-the-african-medicines-agency-ama?lang=en

As Somalis mark the one-year anniversary of the 17 September Agreement, international partners* are increasingly alarmed that the escalating dispute between the President and Prime Minister will undermine Somalia’s stability and derail the electoral process. We urge the President and Prime Minister to resolve their differences immediately, avoid further unhelpful exchanges of public statements and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-on-dispute-between-the-president-and-prime-minister?lang=en

The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) said there has been an increase in trade between Tanzania and the countries in the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region since the sixth-phase government entered into power. TPSF Chairperson, Ms. Angelina Ngalula made the remarks when she met with the Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dar-scales-up-trade-with-east-african-community-eac-southern-african-development-community-sadc?lang=en

Host to 150,000 undocumented migrants and a transit hub for thousands of others from the Horn of Africa heading to the Gulf, Djibouti aims to improve their welfare and that of hosting communities through the country’s first National Strategy for Migration, launched with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The strategy will offer help and promote sustainable livelihoods… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/djiboutis-first-national-strategy-on-migration-targets-challenges-from-horn-of-africa?lang=en

At a makeshift health clinic set up alongside a road in Ag Geneina, a town in West Darfur, Sudan, several young girls sketch flowers, while the young boys in the group draw weapons and make mud moulds of military vehicles. “I have been encouraging them to make drawings from happier memories before the conflict that led to their displacement,” says Hajir Ahmed Hassan, a psychologist who works in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-humanitarian-fund-project-helps-children-affected-by-conflict?lang=en

People affected by conflict will benefit from help provided by graduates of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) first Professional Master’s Degree Programme in Psychosocial Counselling and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria. The degree is offered in partnership with the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies of the University of Maiduguri and aligns with IOM’s global… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ioms-first-psychosocial-counselling-masters-degree-in-nigeria-aims-to-benefit-victims-of-conflict?lang=en

After months in makeshift sites, with little food or water, thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the conflict in Northern Ethiopia are being voluntarily relocated to new shelters by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IDPs, many of whom have been forced to sleep in the open without hygiene facilities, are being moved to Sabacare 4 relocation site in Mekelle,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-relocates-over-17000-people-uprooted-by-conflict-in-northern-ethiopia-to-new-shelter?lang=en

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