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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 Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties has extended the deadline for submissions and comments on the funding of political parties. The Chairperson of the Committee Mr Vincent Smith agreed that the deadline for submissions be extended until the end of business on 24 Monday, after the Committee had received requests that motivated for more time in accepting comments. The Committee… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/political-party-funding-committee-extends-deadline-for-submissions?lang=en

On July 19, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with visiting Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia. Wang Yi expressed that China and Tunisia enjoy a long-standing friendship, and both sides have always supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. With the common care of the two heads of state, China-Tunisia relations have maintained… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-holds-talks-with-foreign-minister-khemaies-jhinaoui-of-tunisia?lang=en

– GE’s George Njenga shows how new technologies across the electricity value network are helping countries meet their electricity demands – Sustaining these investments is key to assuring Africa’s growth Technology available today can be employed to create reliable, sustainable, localized and more efficient energy networks. That was the message that George Njenga, GM, Steam Power Systems for Sub… Read more on https://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ge-leads-the-end-to-end-power-technology-debate-at-powergen-and-distributech-2017-event-in-johannesburg?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 July 2017

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola

Mrs Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in succession to Mr John Dennis, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Hand will take up her appointment in February 2018. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/change-of-her-majestys-ambassador-to-angola?lang=en

A training session was organized for twelve explosive and drug detection dog handlers from 10th to 14th July 2017 at the Sniffer Dogs Academy in Accra. To begin the session, the two French officers from the Dog Training Center in Cannes Ecluse in France, bomb detection expert Brigadier Christophe Bihoreau and drug detection expert Brigadier Stéphan Filipic, conducted an assessment of the six sniffer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/training-session-for-handlers-of-explosive-and-drug-detection-dog?lang=en

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries will launch the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. The system will help to gather information regarding the source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place to support improved quality for consumers and increased incomes of farmers. You are invited… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaidsponsored-livestock-identification-and-traceability-systems-launch-ceremony?lang=en

Dans le cadre d’une initiative sans précédent, le Pape François a donné 25 000 euros à la FAO en vue de soutenir les efforts de l’Organisation visant à aider les populations confrontées à l’insécurité alimentaire et à la famine en Afrique de l’Est. Le Pape François a déclaré que les fonds représentaient «une contribution symbolique pour un programme de la FAO qui fournit des semences… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pope-francis-donates-to-fao-to-assist-drought-and-conflictstricken-populations-in-east-africa?lang=fr

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” The pontiff’s remarks were contained in a letter written… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pope-francis-donates-to-fao-to-assist-drought-and-conflictstricken-populations-in-east-africa?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 22 July 2017, address the launch of the Truman Magubane Family Foundation whose aim is to support underprivileged children in various fields, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The Foundation, which is named after its founder and Grand Patron, Mr Truman Magubane, will support underprivileged children particularly in the fields of education, leadership training,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-address-the-launch-of-the-truman-magubane-family-foundation?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 July 2017

COMESA to observe elections in Kenya and Rwanda

COMESA will deploy short term electoral observation missions to the upcoming presidential and general elections in Rwanda and Kenya scheduled on 4th and 8th August 2017 respectively. Both missions will be led by members of the COMESA Committee of Elders. Ambassador Dr. Simbi Mubako from Zimbabwe will lead the team to Kenya. The team is expected to arrive in Nairobi on 30 July 2017. Bishop Mary Nkosi… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/comesa-to-observe-elections-in-kenya-and-rwanda?lang=en

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security. “It is about action. It is about implementation,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-nigeria-un-deputy-chief-says-messages-of-women-vital-to-sustainable-peace-development?lang=en

Ahead of next week’s International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced new results that highlight accelerating progress in providing HIV prevention, treatment and care services. The results show that 11 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV through Global Fund-supported programs, an… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-global-fund-results-show-accelerated-hiv-treatment-progress?lang=en

Yesterday the Embassy was blessed with an inspiring visit by LUYANDA MPAHLWA, one of the three awards-winning South African architects (MMA Architects) of the Embassy building! In company of his family, Mr Mpahlwa told Ambassador Sizani about all the little details and stories around the building, its garden and kraal. In 2006, MMA Architects won the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/courtesy-visit-by-awardwinning-architect-luyanda-mpahlwa?lang=en

In marking Madiba’s birthday on 18 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is inviting all South Africans and citizens of the world to use Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) as a renewal of commitment to making a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Reflecting on words from Nelson Mandela spoken at Walter Sisulu’s 90th birthday celebration where he said “What… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africans-urged-to-make-every-day-a-mandela-day-on-the-eighth-anniversary-of-nelson-mandela-international-day?lang=en

South Africa is committed to increasing trade and addressing the trade imbalance with Zambia. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies ahead of a two-day Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia from 24-25 July 2017. Twenty South African companies funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will participate in the mission. According to Minister… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-is-committed-to-increasing-trade-with-zambia–minister-davies?lang=en

Le Représentant du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a achevé aujourd’hui une visite de deux jours à Abidjan, où il a eu une série de rencontres avec les autorités du pays, les représentants du système des Nations Unies, ainsi que des membres du corps diplomatique accrédités en Côte d’Ivoire.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mohamed-ibn-chambas-concludes-his-visit-to-cote-divoire?lang=fr

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded today a two-day visit to Abidjan, where he held a series of meetings with the authorities of the country, representatives of the United Nations system, and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Côte d’Ivoire. This visit is part of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mohamed-ibn-chambas-concludes-his-visit-to-cote-divoire?lang=en

Les VIIIèmes Jeux de la Francophonie débuteront ce jour à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire. Le Président de la République de Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, qui est également le Président du Sommet de l’OIF, a été accueilli par le Président ivoirien Alassane Ouattara à son arrivée dans la soirée d’hier. Lors d’un point de presse donné à l’aéroport Houphouët Boigny, le Président… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/viiiemes-jeux-de-la-francophonie–le-president-rajaonamampianina-est-arrive-en-cote-divoire?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 21 July 2017

Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak offensive is a clear violation of the unilateral ceasefire declared… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/troika-and-eu-joint-statement-on-south-sudan?lang=en

Le Ministre de la Santé et de l’Hygiène Publique, le Dr Raymonde Goudou Coffie, et le Chargé d’Affaires de l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, Son Excellence Andrew Haviland ont participé, le 20 juillet 2017, au Sofitel Ivoire à Abidjan à la cérémonie officielle, marquant la clôture du projet Leadership, Management et Gouvernance (LMG). Cette cérémonie a été l’occasion de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-etatsunis-et-la-cote-divoire-saluent-lamelioration-de-la-reponse-du-systeme-sanitaire-du-pays?lang=fr

Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), en partenariat avec la Division de l’Assistance Electorale des Nations Unies (DAE) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) organise, du 25 au 26 juillet 2017, à Conakry, Guinée, un séminaire régional sur : « Les leçons apprises des élections de 2015-2016 en Afrique de l’Ouest ». Contexte… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seminaire-regional-sur–les-lecons-apprises-des-elections-de-20152016-en-afrique-de-louest-?lang=fr

Data from VC4A’s new [‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa’ research](http://www.vc4a.com/research) ([www.VC4A.com/research](http://www.vc4a.com/research)) proves that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in Africa. In this year’s study VC4A ([https://VC4A.com](https://vc4a.com/)) aims to better understand the critical success factors for African startups and identify… Read more on https://vc4africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/vc4a-research-proves-founder-teams-are-key-to-startup-success-in-africa?lang=en

Le Forum d’été du Club des Dirigeants de Banques et Etablissements de Crédit d’Afrique se tiendra pour la première fois à Maurice. Le Groupe MCB (www.MCBCapitalMarkets.mu), principale institution financière de Maurice et de l’Afrique de l’Est, est la cheville ouvrière derrière l’organisation de ce Forum qui aura lieu les 21 et 22 juillet, à l’hôtel Westin, à Balaclava. Le Club… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-hub-mauricien-attire-14-institutions-financieres-africaines?lang=fr

No dia 24 de Julho de 2017 às 16h terá lugar, nas instalações do Ministério do Planeamento e do Desenvolvimento Territorial, a assinatura conjunta da Convenção de Financiamento e do contrato de implementação do Projecto de Revitalização do Ensino Técnico e da Formação Profissional – RETFOP. O projecto que conta com uma dotação financeira de 22 milhões de Euros, atribuída pelo 11º… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/o-executivo-angolano-e-a-uniao-europeia-lancam-projecto-de-apoio-ao-ensino-tecnico-e-a-formacao-profissional-em-angola?lang=pt

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