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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.

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform recently completed public hearings on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill in all provinces. Thousands of people attended the public hearings to voice their opinion on the bill and to give their input on how the bill can work for them. Many are in support of reopening land claims; many have requested the committee to ensure that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-public-hearings-on-restitution-of-land-rights-amendment-bill-completed-in-provinces?lang=en

Kaspersky Lab ([www.Kaspersky.co.za](http://www.kaspersky.co.za/)) experts have discovered the distribution of an unusual fraudulent scheme that tricks users into parting with their time and their data, for no return. By creating fake websites for the free generation of gift cards, cybercriminals are able to “sell” users’ data to third party partner sites, to which they redirect victims. While… Read more on https://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/data-for-nothing-fraudsters-use-fake-gift-cards-to-lure-consumers-into-handing-over-personal-data?lang=en

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held two workshops on 17-18 July 2018 in Cairo on “Grain Market Data Availability and Quality in Egypt” and “Supply Chain Efficiency & National Food Security”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the Ministry of Supply and Internal… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/grain-market-participants-highlight-the-role-of-enhancing-supply-chain-efficiency-and-data-availability-to-improve-food-security-in-egypt?lang=en

Today at the public hearing held in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, the Joint Constitutional Review Committee listened to over 80 people, some of whom were supporting the possible review of section 25 of the Constitution whilst others did not support the review. The public hearings are being held to ascertain whether a review of section 25 of the Constitution and other clauses are necessary, to make it possible… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-constitutional-review-committee-listen-to-the-people-of-jozini?lang=en

A delegation of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee today concluded the North West leg of public hearings into a possible review of section 25 of the Constitution, at the Rustenburg Civic Centre. The committee expressed it’s satisfaction with the overall public hearings in the North West Province. Today the committee listened to a number of inputs which were of a high standard. The committee… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-constitutional-review-committee-satisfied-with-north-west-province-public-hearings?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, la porte-parole a fait les déclarations et répondu aux questions suivantes : […] 2 – Djibouti – Entretien de Jean-Yves Le Drian avec son homologue (Paris, 19 juillet 2018) M. Jean-Yves Le Drian s’est entretenu le 19 juillet avec son homologue djiboutien, M. Mahmoud Ali Youssouf. Cette rencontre a permis de rappeler les relations bilatérales denses et anciennes qui… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/djibouti–quai-dorsay-point-de-presse-de-la-porteparole?lang=fr

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, 20 July 2018, meet with the Kingdom of Lesotho South African Development Community (SADC) Mediation Facilitation team led by former Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa , Judge Dikgang Moseneke, at his Mahlamba Ndlompfu residence in Pretoria. The SADC Double Troika held on 24 April 2018 in Luanda, Republic of Angola, agreed that President Ramaphosa… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-president-ramaphosa-to-meet-with-the-kingdom-of-lesotho-mediation-facilitation-team?lang=en

Leaders of major international aid groups are gathering in Cairo this week to thank people across the Middle East and North Africa for a hugely successful Ramadan blood donor campaign that ran for 5 weeks starting on 14 May 2018. A celebration will take place at Cairo Opera House on Saturday 21 July 2018 in which renowned Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma will be named as Good Will Ambassador for the International… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/egypt-giving-is-in-your-blood-celebration-to-thank-ramadan-blood-donors?lang=en

Les États-Unis sont gravement préoccupés par la récente vidéo montrant des hommes en uniforme militaire exécutant deux femmes et deux enfants, dont un nourrisson. Les médias du monde entier, Amnesty International et les organisations camerounaises de défense des droits de l’homme attribuent les actions montrées sur la vidéo à l’armée camerounaise. Nous appelons le gouvernement du Cameroun… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-de-mme-heather-nauert-porteparole-au-sujet-de-la-video-montrant-des-executions-au-cameroun?lang=fr

The South African businesspeople participating in a five-day trade and investment mission to Angola, where Deputy Minister Magwanishe is leading a business delegation comprising 20 members are pleased with the progress thus far. The businesspeople, whose participation has been funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), expressed satisfaction with the exposure and reception that they… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-african-companies-pleased-with-progress-of-the-trade-and-investment-mission-in-angola?lang=en

National Council of Provinces Chairperson Ms Thandi Modise has noted the announcement by AfriForum today in the media that they will be pursuing private prosecution again her in connection with an incident that took place at her farm in North West in 2014. It is important to note that the National Prosecuting Authority had abandoned its case, citing absence of prospects for successful prosecution.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-threats-of-private-prosecution-against-national-council-of-provinces-ncop-chairperson-thandi-modise?lang=en

Remarks by Minister of Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi on a Media Briefing of the Department Turns the Tide on Fraud and Corruption Programme Director – Mr Sabelo Mali Deputy Minister, Jeremy Cronin The Head of the SIU, Andy Mothibi and his team – Leonard Lekgeto and Nazreen Pandor Mr Imtiaz Fazel – the Acting Dg and Deputy Director General of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Branch, and officials… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-remarks-by-minister-of-public-works-mr-thulas-nxesi-on-a-media-briefing-of-the-department-turns-the-tide-on-fraud-and-corruption?lang=en

This serves as a reminder to all media accredited to the 10th BRICS Summit scheduled for 25-27 July 2018 in Sandton, Johannesburg, that live accreditation has commenced on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Media are encouraged to collect their accreditation cards before Tuesday, 24 July 2017. The venue of the accreditation centre is as follows: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Rivonia Rd &, West St, Benmore Gardens,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-media-accreditation-to-the-10th-brics-brazil-russia-india-china-and-south-summit?lang=en

The U.S. Embassy will announce the winners of the “Our Ethiopia” Video Contest on Monday, July 23 at the Ethiopian National Theater. The event will include screenings of the top 10 films and will be followed by a short reception. The video challenge is part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of tolerance and diversity through open and constructive communication.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ethiopia-united-statesus-embassy-to-announce-winners-of-our-ethiopia-video-contest?lang=en

Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy. Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan and home to 150,000 people displaced by the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/major-and-unmet-humanitarian-needs-among-south-sudanese-in-sudan-says-international-federation-of-red-cross-ifrc-secretary-general?lang=en

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the end of its five-year Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project, which has helped more than 16 million people cover their medical costs through community-based health insurance programs. The program allows participants to receive a special ID card that assures direct access to hospital and clinic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ethiopia-united-states-agency-for-international-development-usaid-health-financing-reform-project-makes-health-coverage-more-accessible-for-millions?lang=en

His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 24 July 2018, host the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, on a State Visit to South Africa. The State Visit takes place within the context of strengthening strategic and historic political, economic, social and international cooperation partnership between South Africa and China. The two Heads of State… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-ramaphosa-to-receive-president-xi-jinping-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china-on-a-state-visit-to-south-africa?lang=en

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) have signed a Declaration to support the “Development Finance Compact for the Lusophone Countries of Africa”. Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and Maria do Carmo Silveira, Executive Secretary of CLPL, signed the agreement on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 12th… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-development-bank-and-portuguesespeaking-countries-sign-declaration-to-spur-economic-development-in-lusophone-africa?lang=en

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made an urgent call for developing and funding bankable infrastructure projects to drive Africa’s growth agenda. In his keynote address at the Africa50 General Shareholders Meeting held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said support for bankable projects in energy, transport, ICT, water and sanitation provide unprecedented opportunities for private sector… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa50-meeting-kenyatta-and-adesina-call-for-accelerated-private-sector-investment-in-infrastructure?lang=en

The Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (www.Ecobank.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive – designate of Ecobank Nigeria, subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Group Executive, Consumer Banking responsible for leading the Consumer Banking business across… Read more on https://ecobank.africa-newsroom.com/press/ecobank-transnational-incorporated-announces-the-appointment-of-patrick-akinwuntan-as-the-managing-director-and-regional-executive-designate-of-ecobank-nigeria?lang=en

On the eve of a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont is anticipating a compelling and very special event that will further rugby’s global appeal. The three-day, 40-team Rugby World Cup Sevens will be a competition of firsts – the first World Cup in the USA, the first sevens event to feature an exciting knock-out format and the first Rugby… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-rugby-chairman-bill-beaumont-predicts-special-rugby-world-cup-sevens-2018-as-the-stars-are-ready-to-shine-in-the-golden-city?lang=en

Legacy of the late struggle icon and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela still resonates in each one of us as we continue to imprint change to our communities. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Group Systems and Support Services at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Sarah Choane while delivering her keynote speech at the Nelson Mandela Day Centenary celebration… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-nelson-mandelas-legacy-still-reigns-supreme?lang=en

Ouverts hier soir avec l’habituelle cérémonie d’ouverture, les Jeux Africains de la Jeunesse 2018 qui se déroulent en ce moment même à Alger ont réservé un changement inattendu pour l’ensemble des équipes de rugby engagées dans la compétition. En effet, si jusqu’ici le groupe de Maurice était composé de l’Algérie et de l’Afrique du Sud, il est aujourd’hui méconnaissable.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-maurice–changement-de-programme-aux-jeux-africains-de-la-jeunesse-jaj?lang=fr

The Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Basic Education is shocked and saddened by the killing on Wednesday of a 17-year old Grade 10 learner on the Mokgolokwe Middle School grounds, near Batlaharo in the Northern Cape. According to media reports, a 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the case. Committee Chairperson Ms Nomalungelo Gina condemned yesterday’s shooting and expressed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/basic-education-chairperson-saddened-by-shooting-of-learner-at-school?lang=en

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