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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.

Enfin ! Le monde s’est réuni à Genève vendredi 13 avril pour rassembler le financement nécessaire pour apporter l’aide humanitaire aux populations désespérées de la RD Congo. Et ceci, suite aux efforts de l’ex-premier ministre de la RDC, Samy Badibanga Ntita. C’est la première fois que la communauté internationale se réunit pour rassembler le financement de l’aide humanitaire à un pays… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-man-whos-awaken-the-world-about-congo?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 19 April 2018

The man who’s awaken the world about Congo

Finally, the world met in Geneva on Friday 13th of April to gather the necessary financing to bring relief aid to desperate people of DRCongo. And this, subsequently to the efforts of DRC’s -Prime Minister Samy Badibanga Ntita. It is the first time ever that the International Community met to pledge financing for humanitarian aid to a war-torn country, big as one fourth of the United States, with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-man-whos-awaken-the-world-about-congo?lang=en

The European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank have agreed to support the creation of the new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business and agriculture investment in the country. The European Investment Bank has finalized a US $20-million equity stake in the new financing institution, alongside US $50-million equity participation from the African Development Bank.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-investment-bank-and-african-development-bank-to-support-private-sector-investment-in-nigeria-with-development-bank-of-nigeria-backing?lang=en

President Cyril Ramaphosa told investors and business leaders that South Africa is on the road to economic recovery as government is creating an enabling environment to boost investor confidence. President Ramaphosa spoke in various engagements in London yesterday, Wednesday, 18 April 2018, including the Commonwealth Business Forum’s African Leaders’ Roundtable, a working lunch with senior international… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-cyril-ramaphosa-assures-investors-south-africa-is-creating-an-enabling-environment-for-investment?lang=en

President Danny Faure attended a meeting hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the InterContinental Hotel this afternoon, for Leaders of Commonwealth Small Island and Coastal States. The meeting was on the subject of oceans, coastal resilience, and climate change. The subject of oceans will be discussed for the first time at the G7 Summit this year, which is being hosted by Canada in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-president-faure-attends-meeting-hosted-by-the-prime-minister-of-canada-for-commonwealth-small-island-and-coastal-states?lang=en

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) ([www.ICD-PS.org](http://www.icd-ps.org/)), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group ([www.IsDB-pilot.org](http://www.isdb-pilot.org/)), and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) ([www.SMBCgroup.com](http://www.smbc.co.jp/global)) have… Read more on https://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-islamic-corporation-for-the-development-of-the-private-sector-icd-announces-the-signing-of-a-bilateral-agreement-with-sumitomo-mitsui-banking-corporation-smbc?lang=en

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC) ([www.ArabianConference.com](http://www.arabianconference.com/)) is officially underway at the purpose-built AHIC Village on the beach of the Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah following the official opening ceremony this morning, with a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its… Read more on https://ahic.africa-newsroom.com/press/record-attendance-at-the-14th-edition-of-the-arabian-hotel-investment-conference-ahic-held-for-the-first-time-in-ras-al-khaimah?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 April 2018

Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Liberian authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing of Tyron Brown, a video editor and camera operator with Super Communications, a privately owned outlet that runs Super FM and Super Television, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A black vehicle was seen by at least one witness dropping the journalist’s body outside his home at 3 a.m. in the eastern Paynesville suburb of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/journalist-found-stabbed-and-killed-in-liberia?lang=en

Upon invitation of the Royal Institute of International Affairs of Chatham House, the President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, delivered remarks at Chatham House this morning on “Lessons from Seychelles on Strengthening Institutions for Development”. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Their mission is to help build… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-president-faure-delivers-remarks-at-chatham-house?lang=en

Onze maires de la Région de la SAVA ont été reçus par le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina, dans l’après-midi du 17 Avril, au Palais d’Iavoloha. Deux points ont été évoqués lors de la rencontre : l’importance des nouvelles lois électorales et la mise en œuvre du Fisandratana, pour l’Emergence et la Renaissance du pays. « C’est bien de se rencontrer. Le plus… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar–le-president-de-la-republique-recoit-les-maires-de-la-region-sava?lang=fr

Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Chef Suprême des Forces Armées, a présidé la grande cérémonie de passations de commandements au sein de la Gendarmerie Nationale, dans la matinée de ce 18 avril, au stade de Mahamasina. Il s’agissait, successivement, des prises de fonction du nouveau Commandant de la Gendarmerie Nationale, puis des trois nouveaux Commandants respectifs… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-passations-de-commandements-a-la-gendarmerie-nationale–appel-a-lintegrite-et-a-la-stabilite?lang=fr

Conclusions de la Cinquième Réunion du Comité de Haut Niveau de l’Union africaine sur la Libye, Addis Abéba, Ethiopie, 17 avril 2018 : 1. Le Comité de haut niveau de l’UA sur la Libye a tenu sa cinquième réunion, au niveau ministériel, à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie, le 17 avril 2018. La réunion a été présidée par le Ministre des Affaires étrangères de la République du Congo, S.E.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/conclusions-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-african-union-high-level-committee-on-libya-addis-ababa-ethiopia-17-april-2018?lang=fr

Conclusions of the Fifth Meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17 April 2018: 1. The AU High Level Committee on Libya convened its 5th meeting, at ministerial level, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 April 2018. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, H.E. Jean-Claude Gakosso, in his capacity as the Representative… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/conclusions-of-the-fifth-meeting-of-the-african-union-high-level-committee-on-libya-addis-ababa-ethiopia-17-april-2018?lang=en

1. ISO/IEC 20071:2013 Certification by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) Canada, a certification body and leading organization in audit management, systems and processes. 2. Payment card industry data security standard (PCIDSS) by Digital Jewels, an Information Value Chain Consulting and Capacity Building Firm with a focus on IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and deep competencies… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/suntrust-bank-has-been-granted-2-certifications-today?lang=en

An evaluation carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centre for Disease Control (CDC), and country partners shows that administering monovalent rotavirus vaccine to African infants does not increase the risk of intussusception above base line levels. Intussusception is a form of bowel obstruction in which a part of the intestine folds into the section next to it. Seven countries in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-data-from-africa-allays-fears-of-bowel-obstruction-from-rotavirus-vaccine?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 April 2018

European Ambassadors conclude a visit to Abyei

The Ambassadors of the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and the Special Envoy of Norway to Sudan and South Sudan concluded a two day visit to Abyei. The objective of the visit was to examine the political, security, development and humanitarian situation on the ground. The European diplomats held meetings with the leaders of Ngok Dinka and Misserya and Dinka Agok, representatives… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-ambassadors-conclude-a-visit-to-abyei?lang=en

Suite à une opération de maintien de l’ordre et de restauration de l’autorité de l’État pour assurer la sécurisation de la population et à la demande de l’association des commerçants du PK5, une mission conjointe de la MINUSCA et les Forces de sécurité centrafricaines (Forces de sécurité intérieure et Forces armées centrafricaines (FACA)) a dû faire face aux attaques de milices… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-copresidents-de-lassemblee-parlementaire-paritaire-acpue-condamnent-les-attaques-contre-les-casques-bleus-a-bangui?lang=fr

Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to communities and to national healthcare systems in Africa. Every year, it is estimated that 11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket payments for healthcare. According to experts attending a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, nutritional status, a critical component… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-tackle-the-double-burden-of-malnutrition-and-to-achieve-universal-health-coverage-and-sustainable-development-goals-in-africa?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has noted with grave concern comments by the executive today that the “human factor” aided the recent spate of escapes from correctional facilities. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services today briefed the committee on its 2018/19 annual performance plan. The committee heard that the initial investigation indicated that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-justice-and-correctional-services-committee-concerned-about-human-factor-aiding-escapees?lang=en

The feature-length documentary “Maman Colonelle,” directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the Human Rights Award 2017 from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), and SIGNIS, a worldwide association of Catholic communicators. The film highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The eastern portion of the DRC faces… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/film-recognized-for-highlighting-human-rights-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo?lang=en

During the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London, the UK’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced a £100 million fund to be matched pound for pound by the private sector, to help boost the fight against the malaria. The money will be used to support Global Fund work in priority countries with mosquito nets, indoor sprays and the strengthening of health systems.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-uk-announces-further-support-in-the-fight-against-malaria?lang=en

From 9 March – 2 April 2018, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has documented a number of attacks perpetrated against civilian targets in East Jebel Marra in South Darfur state by the Sudanese Armed Forces, Rapid Support Forces and other government sponsored militias. The attacks took place in the villages of: Feina, Dalo, Dawa , Dolda , Libei, Sawani, Rakoona, Fouli, Duwa,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/attacks-by-sudanese-government-forces-on-civilians-in-jebel-marra-in-south-darfur?lang=en

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones. But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the [eradication of extreme poverty](https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg1)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-must-prioritise-social-protection-to-achieve-sustainable-development-goals-says-united-nations-poverty-expert?lang=en

Statement by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang on Angola: Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today: “We have received a letter from the Angolan authorities for IMF staff to initiate discussions on an economic program that could be supported by the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI).[1]… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-international-monetary-fund-imf-deputy-managing-director-tao-zhang-on-angola?lang=en

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