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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.

One year after fighting erupted across South Sudan´s Upper Nile region, many of those who fled the violence remain in the village of Aburoc. But soon this community will face a difficult choice: stay in the area, where living conditions are harsh and getting worse or return home to their old villages where tensions persist. “I tell my children that when it is time to die, we will die”, says Ana,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-the-stark-choices-facing-displaced-people-in-aburoc?lang=en

Thousands of people living in the Rwandan capital Kigali will benefit from the country’s first wastewater treatment plant and public sewerage network supported by the largest ever European Investment Bank loan in the country. At a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Kigali on Tuesday 20th the long-term lending institution of the European Union will ratify a new EUR 45 million loan to finance… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-investment-bank-to-announce-eur-45-million-for-rwandas-first-wastewater-treatment-plant-and-public-sewerage-network?lang=en

The Minister of State Security, Adv Bongani Bongo, has noted with concern media reports alleging that he has had prolonged stay at a Cape Town hotel, raking up a bill of R147 000. The story was first published by the Sunday Times on Sunday 18 February 2018, before being carried by other media outlets. The Minister states categorically that he did not stay at the hotel for three weeks and raked up… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-minister-bongo-sets-the-record-straight-on-media-reports-on-his-hotel-stay?lang=en

The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia’s Communications Law 2017. Speaking after the endorsement, the minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, thanked the Cabinet for the endorsement of the director who will lead Somalia’s first… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cabinet-endorses-director-of-somalias-communications-authority?lang=en

Depuis le déploiement de la Mission de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies au Mali (MINUSMA), à travers la résolution 2100 (2013) du conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, en les communautés maliennes continue à s’interrogent sur son mandat, son rôle et son impact sur le processus de paix en cours au Mali. Pour mieux informer les maliens, la MINSUMA organise une campagne de sensibilisation communautaire.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pres-de-400-eleves-et-etudiants-sensibilises-et-informes-sur-les-operations-de-maintien-de-la-paix-a-bamako?lang=fr

On 6 February, the British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy access in Uganda by providing assistance to the Uganda Solar Energy Association. Head of DFID Uganda, Jennie Barugh said:… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-to-support-solar-energy-industry-in-uganda?lang=en

During a high-level visit to Kigali later this week the European Investment Bank is expected to confirm EUR 69 million of new infrastructure and private sector investment in Rwanda. This will include announcement of the EIB’s first public sector investment in the country to support construction of the first public sewage system in Rwanda. Once operational the new sewage network will both transform… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-investment-bank-to-announce-eur-69-million-new-investment-in-rwanda?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism this morning learned with shock of the untimely passing of the Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Beatrice Ngcobo. “At this time of political change, we were hopeful that Ms Ngcobo would recover and return to Chair the Committee she was so passionate about,” said the Whip of the Committee, Ms Lusizo Makhubela-Mashele. The late Ms Ngcobo often said, “Tourism is… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-tourism-committee-extends-condolences-to-the-family-and-friends-of-late-member-of-parliament-ms-beatrice-ngcobo?lang=en

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister called President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon to congratulate him on his recent appointment.” “Ramaphosa welcomed the call which followed their short discussion at the World Economic Forum, and the Prime Minister extended an invitation for him to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April.” “President Ramaphosa confirmed that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pm-call-with-the-president-of-south-africa-18-february-2018?lang=en

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 on 18 February a three-day visit to The Gambia. The objective of the visit was to renew UN’s engagement to support the authorities of The Gambia in their efforts towards the implementation of new and vital reforms. During his visit, Mohamed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mohamed-ibn-chambas-concluded-a-threeday-visit-to-the-gambia?lang=en

On February 17th, from 14:34 local time, for approximately 20 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H. E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of Republic of South Sudan, during his visit to Munich, Germany, to participate in Munich Security Conference. The overview is as follows. – Minister Kono stated that Japan remains committed to supporting peace… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-kono-pays-a-courtesy-call-on-the-first-vice-president-of-south-sudan?lang=en

On Friday, 16 February from 18:03 local time, for approximately 25 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, during his visit to Munich, Germany, to participate in Munich Security Conference. The overview is as follows. – At the beginning, Minister Kono paid respect for President Kaboré’s leadership… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-kono-pays-a-courtesy-call-on-the-president-of-burkina-faso?lang=en

The Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), Jeremiah Mamabolo, will hold a press conference on Thursday, 22 February 2018, at 10:30 hours in the main conference room at UNDP Headquarters, Gama’a Street, Khartoum. JSR Mamabolo will brief the press on UNAMID’s activities including the ongoing reconfiguration, the establishment of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-unionunited-nations-hybrid-operation-in-darfur-unamid-joint-special-representative-to-hold-press-conference-in-khartoum?lang=en

The tabling of the annual national budget speech has proven to be one of the most anticipated events in South Africa. Along with the positive changes that are currently taking place in the political landscape, the February 2018 budget speech is set to attract not only the attention of business and individuals inside the borders of South Africa, but also those outside the country. Rating agencies will… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-agri-sas-expectations-for-the-2018-budget-speech?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 February 2018

South Africa: Taking Place in Parliament this Week

A joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces will on Monday debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, which received a standing ovation last Friday from the members of both Houses. The joint sitting starts in the morning at 10.00 and ends at around 20.00 in the evening. On Tuesday, President Ramaphosa will reply to the debate on his address, at… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-taking-place-in-parliament-this-week?lang=en

O maior concurso de arte de África para jovens artistas, L’Atelier ([https://LAtelierCompetition.com](https://lateliercompetition.com/)), é reconhecido pelas suas originais e memoráveis campanhas que expandem os limites da criatividade, explorando aspetos fundamentais do processo e percurso artístico. Este ano não será diferente, com o L’Atelier a dar vida, literalmente, a obras artísticas… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vibrant-spirited-inspired-latelier-takes-its-thrilling-2018-campaign-and-brings-art-to-life-to-the-streets-of-maputo?lang=pt

Africa’s premier art competition for young artists, L’Atelier ([https://LAtelierCompetition.com](https://lateliercompetition.com/)), is renowned for its standout, memorable campaigns that push the bounds of creativity while exploring fundamental aspects of the artistic process and journey. This year will be no different, with L’Atelier literally bringing artworks to life on the streets of Maputo.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vibrant-spirited-inspired-latelier-takes-its-thrilling-2018-campaign-and-brings-art-to-life-to-the-streets-of-maputo?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 February 2018

Seychelles: DFA refutes Assomption claims

The Government of the Republic of Seychelles wishes to categorically refute the allegations that the island of Assomption has been leased or sold to the Government of the Republic of India for the purposes of the establishment of a unilateral military base. Both the Government of the Republic of Seychelles and the Republic of India have signed an agreement that will require ratification in accordance… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-dfa-refutes-assomption-claims?lang=en

M. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Directeur général adjoint du Fonds monétaire international (FMI), a fait la déclaration suivante aujourd’hui à Nouakchott à l’issue de sa visite en République Islamique de Mauritanie, survenant à la suite de l’approbation le 6 décembre 2017 par le Conseil d’administration du FMI d’un accord triennal au titre de la Facilité élargie de crédit (FEC) d’un… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-international-monetary-fund-imf-deputy-managing-director-mitsuhiro-furusawa-at-the-conclusion-of-a-visit-to-mauritania?lang=fr

Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today in Nouakchott at the end of his visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which followed the approval on December 6, 2017 by the IMF Executive Board of a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for an amount of about US$163.9 million: “I would… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-international-monetary-fund-imf-deputy-managing-director-mitsuhiro-furusawa-at-the-conclusion-of-a-visit-to-mauritania?lang=en

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Commonwealth, visited The Gambia on 15 and 16 February to offer congratulations on the country’s re-entry to the Commonwealth. The Minister met with senior government ministers, including President Adama Barrow, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ousainou Darboe, and Vice-President Fatoumata Tambajang, where he discussed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lord-ahmad-congratulates-the-gambia-on-commonwealth-reentry?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 February 2018

Troika statement on South Sudan forum

UK, US and Norway statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan: The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) welcome the parties’ constructive efforts toward compromise for the benefit of the people of South Sudan at the High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) over the last two weeks in Addis Ababa. The Troika expresses its appreciation… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/troika-statement-on-south-sudan-forum?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 February 2018

Ghana Rugby appoints Ernest Hanson as Board Member

The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) ([http://GhanaRugby.org](http://ghanarugby.org/)) Board approved the appointment of Mr. Ernest Hanson as Board Member on Monday 19 February 2018. Hanson comes with over 20 years Rugby playing experience. He played schoolboy rugby at Clifton College in the UK and another three years at Gloucester Rugby Academy until the age of 21. Mr. Herbert Mensah, President… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-rugby-appoints-ernest-hanson-as-board-member?lang=en

This week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Libyan Ministry of Labour took the first steps towards developing a labour migration strategy. Over three days beginning on Sunday (11/02), the Libyan Minister of Labour and Capacity Building hosted a workshop on developing Libya’s labour market and fostering youth empowerment throughout the country. IOM supported and participated in the workshop.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-migration-agency-libyan-ministry-of-labour-take-step-towards-labour-migration-management?lang=en

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