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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.

Posted by: APO | 11 February 2016

The will of every Kenyan makes a difference

The European Union more than doubles its assistance to Kenya’s preparations for the 2017 Elections while an EU elections follow up mission visits Kenya. The Ambassador of the European Union to Kenya, Stefano A. Dejak, has today handed over 560 million KES from the EU to support Kenya’s preparations of transparent, credible and peaceful elections in 2017. This is more than double the funding provided… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-will-of-every-kenyan-makes-a-difference?lang=en

Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Her Excellency Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota has called for concerted efforts to empower women with knowledge and skills to protect themselves against cervical cancer. Ambassador Kasese-Bota said this in a statement read on her behalf by Zambia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ms. Christine Kalamwina, during an event organized… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/lets-empower-women-to-fight-cervical-cancer–kasesebota?lang=en

Dans ce cadre, les ambassadeurs européens, à savoir les ambassadeurs de l’UE, de l’Allemagne, de la France, et du Royaume Uni ont rencontré, ce jour, le Premier ministre, Jean Ravelonarivo. Il était accompagné du Ministre d’Etat chargé des Projets présidentiels, de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Equipement, des Ministres des Finances et du Budget, de la Défense nationale, de… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/une-reunion-du-dialogue-politique-entre-madagascar-et-lunion-europeenne-a-eu-lieu-aujourdhui-a-la-residence-de-lambassadeur-du-royaumeuni?lang=fr

La résistance aux antimicrobiens (RAM) est «une menace émergente pesant sur la santé publique» et nécessite un effort coordonné au niveau mondial pour lutter contre les risques qu’elle représente pour la sécurité alimentaire, souligne aujourd’hui la Directrice générale adjointe de la FAO Maria Helena Semedo. L’utilisation excessive et abusive des antibiotiques et autres agents antimicrobiens… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/la-fao-appelle-a-une-action-internationale-face-a-la-resistance-aux-antimicrobiens?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 10 February 2016

Minister for Africa visits Senegal

During a two day visit to Senegal, Mr Duddridge signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement with the Senegalese Minister for Energy. This Agreement will see the UK and Senegal work together to boost access to clean, affordable solar energy in Senegal. The Minister also met with the President and the Foreign Minister to discuss security cooperation, regional politics, economic growth and business… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-for-africa-visits-senegal?lang=en

Une délégation du Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC), en visite en Côte d’Ivoire cette semaine, a félicité le gouvernement pour son admission au Programme Compact du MCC. La délégation était composée du Vice-président des Operations du Programme Compact du MCC, Kamran Khan, du Vice-président Adjoint, Kyeh Kim, du Conseiller du Directeur Général, Jonathan Bloom et du Directeur pour… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/une-delegation-du-mcc-en-visite-en-cote-divoire-pour-discuter-de-la-mise-en-oeuvre-du-programme-compact?lang=fr

The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) on Somalia, consisting of EU member states, the EU, Norway, Switzerland and the United States appreciates the active participation of the Federal Government of Somalia in the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process which took place during the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 22 January 2016. The Minister of Women and Human Rights… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-working-group-hrwg-press-statement-regarding-somalias-universal-periodic-review-upr?lang=fr

– Riaba Fertilizers Ltd. awards EPC contract for Riaba petrochemicals complex to Chinese consortium ECEC. – Pre-FEED has been completed, ground-breaking ceremony expected by late March. Complex will comprise ammonia and urea plant. – The Riaba petrochemicals complex will elevate Equatorial Guinea’s position as a premier regional petrochemicals producer. The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/equatorial-guinea-awards-epc-contract-for-new-petrochemicals-complex?lang=en

The international investors that have boosted more than 650 technology startups have thrown their weight behind their first East African company, Kenya’s Bamba Group (http://www.BambaGroup.com). US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya’s Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, and give them… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/global-tech-investor-techstars-selects-its-first-company-from-east-africa?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 10 February 2016

EU 5M Euro support to Elections

MEDIA ADVISORY What: Official Signing Ceremony of the European Union 5 Million Euro Grant In support of the Strengthening Electoral Processes in Kenya Program Who: The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Issack Hassan; Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Kenya, H.E Stefano-Antonio Dejak; UNDP Resident Representative ai Mr. Michel Balima, Government of Kenya Officials… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-5m-euro-support-to-elections?lang=en

Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole – 10 février 2016

Trois soldats maliens ont été victimes le 9 février de l’explosion d’une mine dans la région de Mopti. Nous présentons nos condoléances aux autorités maliennes et à leurs familles.

La France se tient aux côtés des autorités et du peuple malien pour la stabilisation et la sécurisation durable du Mali. Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/mali-mort-de-trois-soldats-victimes-dune-mine-9-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole – 10 février 2016 La France condamne les attentats perpétrés le 10 février à Nguétchéwé, dans le nord du Cameroun, qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes. Nous présentons nos condoléances à leurs familles. La France réaffirme sa solidarité et son soutien aux autorités et au peuple camerounais engagés, avec les autres Etats du bassin du lac Tchad,… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroun-attentats-a-nguetchewe-10-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to quell, threatening… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/fao-calls-for-international-action-on-antimicrobial-resistance?lang=en

Building on the success of the company’s annual User Group meeting in South Africa, where over 1000 users attending the event held in November last year, CaseWare Africa (http://www.CaseWareAfrica.com) will be bringing these free to attend User Group forums to Nigeria and Kenya in February 2016. “Today, the only certainty in the world’s economies and business markets, is change. Of late we have… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/caseware-africa-bring-successful-user-group-programme-to-nigeria-and-kenya-in-2016?lang=en

– Announces 2015 Annual Results and reports profits of AED 100.7 million (USD 27.4 million) – Total revenue was AED 4.9 billion (USD 1.33 billion) for the 12-month period – Airline carried 9.04 million passengers across its network. An increase of 1.8 million passengers compared to 2014; a healthy increase of 25% – A total of 81,530 flights flown during the year – Average sector length was 1,664 kms… Read more on http://www.flydubai.africa-newsroom.com/press/flydubai-announces-fourth-fullyear-of-profitability-and-25-increase-in-passenger-numbers?lang=en

Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East. The website (http://entrepreneurclub.orange) is a source of information for entrepreneurs that puts them in touch with a variety of instruments from Orange that support entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur Club also provides practical information… Read more on http://www.orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-entrepreneur-club-for-startups-in-africa-and-the-middle-east?lang=en

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (www.Gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services, marks the first commercial rollout of SIM based services delivering convenient mobile authentication for all mobile users. Compliant with the latest GSMA standards,… Read more on http://www.gemalto.africa-newsroom.com/press/mtn-nigeria-selects-gemalto-for-first-commercial-rollout-of-gsma-mobile-connect-authentication-service?lang=en

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home. With less than 1% of the federal budget, USAID supports critical development activities and the experts who are carrying them out every day. In total, funding for accounts from which USAID administers… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/fact-sheet-fy-2017-development-and-humanitarian-assistance-budget?lang=en

The Government of Zambia has reassured the international community of its commitment to the social development of its people through policy and structural transformation. Delivering a statement at the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD) at United Nations Headquarters, Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare Permanent Secretary, Dr Davy Chikamata… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/zambia-committed-to-social-development-of-citizens-says-community-dev-ps?lang=en

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 9, 2016 The U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner, IREX, have selected 36 colleges and universities across the United States to host the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer. These outstanding institutions have designed academic programs that will challenge, inspire, and empower 1,000… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/host-university-partners-selected-for-2016-mandela-washington-fellowship?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 10 February 2016

Remarks With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC February 9, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Good morning, everybody. My distinct pleasure to welcome the foreign minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, to Washington, but I would comment at the beginning by saying that Sameh and I have been seeing each other on a regular basis over the last few weeks in Rome and London for the Syria conference, for… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/remarks-with-egyptian-foreign-minister-sameh-shoukry?lang=en

Oakbay Investments (http://www.Oakbay.co.za), the Gupta family, The New Age, ANN7 and other subsidiary companies today were granted an interdict by the Gauteng North High Court against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader Julius Malema. The applicants asked the court for relief in view of the inflammatory statements issued by the EFF with their implicit threat of violence to the staff… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/court-ruling-in-favour-of-oakbay-investments-and-the-gupta-family?lang=en

Le Président de la République s’est entretenu, le 09 février 2016, au Palais de l’Elysée, avec le Président de la République du Mali, M. Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA. Ils ont réitéré leur soutien à l’accord d’Alger signé en mai et juin dernier, qui consacre le retour à la paix au Mali. Ils ont marqué leur souhait d’une accélération de sa mise en œuvre, afin que le gouvernement… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/entretien-avec-m-ibrahim-boubacar-keita-president-de-la-republique-du-mali?lang=fr

The Public Affairs Section of Embassy of the United States of America cordially invites you or your representative to participate in an online election reporting workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. DETAILS: Speakers: Jerelyn Eddings, Senior Program Director, Knight International Journalism Fellowships Judy Yablonky, Media Consultant and Journalism Trainer Topic: Reporting on Elections in Africa:… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/reporting-on-elections-in-africa-an-online-workshop-for-journalists-1?lang=en

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