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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.

Today, the most iconic and visionary name in hospitality, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.[Marriott.com](http://marriott.com/)), expands to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio. At a time when travelers place even greater emphasis on enriching and personal experiences, they can now choose from the… Read more on http://starwood-hotels.africa-newsroom.com/press/marriott-internationals-expanded-portfolio-of-30-leading-hotel-brands-sets-new-global-standard-for-unrivaled-travel-experiences-and-expanded-loyalty-benefits?lang=en

– En rassemblant 30 enseignes phares et plus de 5 700 établissements, Marriott garantit que le groupe pourra proposer l’enseigne appropriée dans la destination choisie qui servira au mieux ses clients lors de leurs voyages. – À partir d’aujourd’hui, les clients réguliers bénéficient d’une équivalence de statut Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards et SPG dans tous les programmes de… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/marriott-international-completes-acquisition-of-starwood-hotels-and-resorts-worldwide-creating-worlds-largest-and-best-hotel-company-while-providing-unparalleled-guest-experience?lang=fr

– Bringing Together 30 Leading Brands Ensures Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever They Travel – Beginning Today, Frequent Customers Will See Their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards & SPG Status Matched Across All Loyalty Programs – Bruce Duncan, Eric Hippeau and Aylwin Lewis Appointed to Marriott Board Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) ([www.Marriott.com](http://www.marriott.com/))… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/marriott-international-completes-acquisition-of-starwood-hotels-and-resorts-worldwide-creating-worlds-largest-and-best-hotel-company-while-providing-unparalleled-guest-experience?lang=en

Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa (www.GreenpeaceAfrica.org) after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement. According to the Greenpeace Africa Board, Africans are hungry for a new story, one with a better take on nature, on humanity, their livelihoods, their future and… Read more on http://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/njeri-kabeberi-appointed-as-greenpeace-africa-executive-director?lang=en

La Cour constitutionnelle a proclamé les résultats de l’élection présidentielle au Gabon. La France respecte les institutions gabonaises. Elle est attachée aux liens profonds qui l’unissent au Gabon. C’est dans cet esprit qu’elle avait appelé à un examen transparent et impartial des résultats dans le but de lever toutes les interrogations, exprimées notamment par la mission d’observation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/gabon–proclamation-des-resultats-de-lelection-presidentielle-declaration-de-m-jean-marc-ayrault-ministre-des-affaires-etrangeres-et-du-developpement-international?lang=fr

1. Le 23 septembre 2016, les Nations Unies ont accueilli une réunion ministérielle sur la mise en œuvre de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali. La réunion a été ouverte par le Président du Mali, S.E.M. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta et le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Ban Ki-moon. Le ministre d’État, ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/conclusions-of-the-ministerial-meeting-on-the-implementation-of-the-agreement-for-peace-and-reconciliation-in-mali?lang=fr

1. On 23 September 2016, the United Nations convened a Ministerial Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. The meeting was opened by the President of Mali, H.E. Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. The Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Algeria, H.E. Mr.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/conclusions-of-the-ministerial-meeting-on-the-implementation-of-the-agreement-for-peace-and-reconciliation-in-mali?lang=en

Le Royaume du Maroc a officiellement soumis sa demande d’adhésion à l’Acte constitutif de l’Union africaine pour devenir, par conséquent, membre de l’Union. Un conseiller du Roi Mohammed VI en matière d’affaires étrangères du Royaume du Maroc, S. E. M. Taieb Fassi Fihri a relayé cette information à la Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, S. E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/morocco-officially-requests-to-join-the-african-union?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 23 September 2016

Norway to establish Embassy in Mali

‘The establishment of a Norwegian embassy in Bamako will strengthen our bilateral relations with Mali, and enable us to have a closer dialogue on the security challenges facing Mali and the wider Sahel region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Government has recently stepped up Norway’s efforts to promote stabilisation and conflict resolution in the Sahel region. Developments… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-to-establish-embassy-in-mali?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 September 2016

Election process for the new WHO Director-General

Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General. Member States proposed the following candidates: · The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; · The Government of Italy has submitted the nomination of Dr Flavia Bustreo; · The Government of France has submitted the nomination… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/election-process-for-the-new-who-directorgeneral?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 September 2016

Morocco officially requests to join the African Union

The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a Member of the Union. An Adviser to King Mohammed VI on Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Taieb Fassi Fihri, informed the Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, when they met, on 22 September 2016, in a bilateral meeting in the margin of… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/morocco-officially-requests-to-join-the-african-union?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 September 2016

Partners Start Biometric Registration in Juba IDP Site

Camp management started a biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan, on 20 September. The registration, which will continue for three weeks, will improve response planning and IDP access to humanitarian services at the site, where approximately 39,400 people are seeking protection from the crisis… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/partners-start-biometric-registration-in-juba-idp-site?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole adjoint a fait les déclarations et répondu à la question suivante : […] 5 – Commerce extérieur – Egypte Q – Est-ce que vous confirmez la visite la semaine prochaine en Egypte du secrétaire d’Etat du commerce extérieur, de la promotion du tourisme et des français à l’étranger, Matthias Fekl, et si oui, quel sera l’ordre du jour de cette visite… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-egypte–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-adjoint-23-septembre-2016?lang=fr

Le mercredi 21 septembre 2016, l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis à Rabat, Monsieur Dwight L. Bush et Monsieur Mustapha Ramid, Ministre de la Justice et des Libertés ont signé un amendement de l’accord-cadre conclu le 12 avril 2011 entre le gouvernement des Etats-Unis et le gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc. Cet amendement permet d’accorder un financement supplémentaire d’un montant de $1.000.000… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/signature-dun-accordcadre-entre-lambassade-des-etatsunis-a-rabat-et-le-ministere-de-la-justice-et-des-libertes?lang=fr

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the Presidential Election in the Republic of Cape Verde scheduled for 2 October 2016. The STOs are expected in Praia, Cape Verde, on 24 September 2016 and will remain in the country until 6 October 2016. The African Union Electoral… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/auc-chairperson-redeploys-african-union-shortterm-observers-stos-for-the-2016-presidential-election-in-cape-verde?lang=en

Many of the planet’s most well-known and cherished wildlife species, and many that are less familiar, take center stage in South Africa Sept. 24-Oct. 5, when nations around the globe convene for the world’s most important meeting on wildlife trade. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today said the United States will support increased protections for pangolins, African grey parrots… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-regional-media-hub–us-to-support-greater-protections-for-pangolins-african-grey-parrots-chambered-nautilus-at-worlds-largest-international-wildlife-trade-forum?lang=en

The United States today announced nearly $133 million in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees, who now number over one million, as well as for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan. This funding will also assist refugees who have fled to South Sudan, and others affected by the ongoing conflict. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-regional-media-hub–united-states-pledges-nearly-133-million-in-additional-humanitarian-assistance-for-the-people-of-south-sudan?lang=en

The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, has appointed the First Lady of Namibia, Monica Geingos, as UNAIDS Special Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. She will champion the newly launched Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free agenda. Mr Sidibé met with the First Lady on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unaids-executive-director-appoints-monica-geingos-first-lady-of-namibia-as-a-unaids-special-advocate?lang=en

Due to the German Unity Day, the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa including the Visa and Consular Services Section will remain closed on Monday, 3 October 2016. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sa-embassy-incl-visa-and-consular-services-section-closed-on-3-october-2016?lang=en

Dr. (Ms.) Kheya Bhattacharya (IFS:1985) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Morocco.

She is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-kheya-bhattacharya-appointed-as-the-next-ambassador-of-india-to-morocco?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 September 2016

Ambassador of Belarus A.Molchan visits Zimbabwe

On September 21 – 23, 2016 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of South Africa and Republic of Zimbabwe, Andrei Molchan, is on a working visit to Harare, Zimbabwe. Ambassador of Belarus met the with acting President of Zimbabwe – Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, held meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-of-belarus-amolchan-visits-zimbabwe?lang=en

In the framework of the 71st Session and the high-level Week of the UN General Assembly in New York City, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is having tomorrow, Friday September 23, a meeting with his counterparts, Ioannis Kasoulides and Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus and Egypt respectively, against the backdrop of the trilateral partnership established between Greece,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-nikos-kotzias-is-having-on-friday-september-23-a-meeting-with-his-counterparts-ioannis-kasoulides-and-sameh-hassan-shoukry-foreign-ministers-of-the-republic-of-cyprus-and-egypt-respectively?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for greater investment in the training and mentorship of young men and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Zuma made this call while delivering her keynote address at the 4th Annual Global First Ladies and Business Summit, on Monday 19 September, 2016, organised… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/au-calls-for-greater-investment-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-training?lang=en

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana. The two leaders discussed the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to take place in December 2016. The Secretary-General underscored the importance of ensuring a conducive environment for peaceful and credible elections. In this regard, he encouraged ongoing efforts for the signing of a code… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-meeting-with-he-mr-john-dramani-mahama-president-of-the-republic-of-ghana?lang=en

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