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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 U.S. Embassy in partnership with Save the Nation Association commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Menelik II Hospital on November 20, 2017. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed in November each year and this day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed or injured in road crashes and their families and communities,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-in-partnership-with-save-the-nation-association-mark-world-day-of-remembrance-for-road-traffic-victims?lang=en

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), effectue depuis le lundi 20 novembre 2017, une visite de cinq jours à Freetown, en Sierra Leone. Cette visite s’inscrit dans le cadre du soutien des Nations Unies à la Sierra Leone pour la préparation des élections générales de mars 2018.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mr-mohamed-ibn-chambas-undertakes-a-fiveday-visit-to-sierra-leone?lang=fr

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), has started on Monday 20 November 2017, a five-day visit to Freetown, Sierra Leone. This visit is part of UNOWAS continuous support to Sierra Leone for the preparation of the general elections scheduled for March 2018. During his visit, Mr. Mohamed Ibn… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mr-mohamed-ibn-chambas-undertakes-a-fiveday-visit-to-sierra-leone?lang=en

A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on the Sudanese Government to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to reintegrate into host communities. The report notes that, despite a ceasefire between… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-report-urges-sudan-to-act-over-plight-of-displaced-people-in-darfur?lang=en

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr. Francois Beukman, has proposed eight measures to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to combat gender violence. Mr. Beukman made the proposals in a speech today during the debate on the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in the National Assembly. Mr. Beukman proposed eight practical measures… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/police-committee-chair-proposes-eight-measures-to-deal-with-gender-violence?lang=en

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa has called on U.S. business operators to do business with Uganda, as the physical and policy environment is one of the best in Africa. He made these remarks during the recently concluded African Ministerial Meeting on “Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa” which was held on 16-17 November 2017 at the U.S. State Department. Hon Kutesa was among… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/hon-kutesa-hails-us-decision-to-prioritize-trade-with-africa?lang=en

– Approximately 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to safe and sanitary toilets. – LIXIL Group (www.LIXIL.com) has pledged to improve access to sanitation for 100 million people by 2020. – The World Toilet Organization, LIXIL Group, Saraya, and ANA’s BLUE WING Program issue joint declaration to mark World Toilet Day 2017. LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”) (www.LIXIL.com),… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lixil-endorses-the-world-toilet-organizations-japan-declaration-on-sanitation-and-hygiene?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has arrived in Angola to attend the Summit of the SADC Organ Troika plus Chairperson of SADC which will take place in Luanda, Angola today, 21 November 2017. The Summit of the SADC Organ Troika Plus Chairperson of SADC is hosted by President Joao Lourenco of Angola, who is the Chairperson of the SADC… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-arrives-in-angola-for-the-southern-african-development-community-troika-summit?lang=en

Statement by the Secretary-General on reported news of slavery in Libya: I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and bring the perpetrators to justice. I have asked the relevant United Nations actors to actively… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-secretarygeneral-on-reported-news-of-slavery-in-libya?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 November 2017

Republic of Angola Independence Day Reception

On the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the independence, the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan hosted a reception in Tokyo attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, members of the Diet, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the private sector and the civil society as well as members of the Angolan community in Japan. The Japanese Government… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/republic-of-angola-independence-day-reception?lang=en

Le 27 novembre 2017, Abidjan, la capitale économique de la république de Côte d’Ivoire, accueillera le premier forum Afrique-Europe des gouvernements locaux et régionaux, à l’hôtel du District d’Abidjan. La rencontre est organisée à l’initiative de Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique (CGLU Afrique, http://AfriqueLocale.org), du Conseil des Communes et Régions d’Europe… Read more on https://uclga.africa-newsroom.com/press/abidjan-hosts-the-1st-africa-europe-forum-of-local-and-regional-governments?lang=fr

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017. The Forum will be organized as part of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa – http://AfriqueLocale.org) initiative; the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR- http://www.CCRE.org);… Read more on https://uclga.africa-newsroom.com/press/abidjan-hosts-the-1st-africa-europe-forum-of-local-and-regional-governments?lang=en

[AfroMillionsLotto](https://www.afromillionslotto.com/) (www.AfroMillionsLotto.com) is giving everyone three chances to win the biggest jackpot in Africa and become fabulously wealthy overnight, completely free of charge. Anyone opening an account from Tuesday 21st November will qualify for the promotion. The aim of the “Three Free Chances” campaign is to boost donations for the following charities… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/afromillionslotto-gives-everyone-three-free-chances-to-become-a-billionaire?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 November 2017

Modex adds top advisor from Google

Modex (www.Modex.tech), the smart contract marketplace, announces the signing of Google executive as its latest advisor. Onur Bildik, a Google seasoned business professional, advises large brands on digital transformation and marketing strategies. Bildik’s success has been in mentoring start-ups and newcomers at both Google Campus and in the new ecosystem of tech innovation. When Bildik met Modex… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/modex-announces-new-advisor?lang=en

Navios detidos por pesca ilegal nas águas da Africa Ocidental, continuam suas atividades normalmente, conforme diz o relatório da Greenpeace África (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) divulgado hoje,dia Mundial da Pesca. O relatório “O Custo da Destruição do Oceano”, detalha como pescadores e comunidades da África Ocidental continuam a sofrer as consequências da sobrepesca e pesca ilegal na região… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-solve-west-african-food-security-threat?lang=pt

Les navires qui avaient été arraisonnés pour pêche illégale dans les eaux ouest-africaines ont repris leurs activités comme si de rien n’était. Tel est le constat accablant que dresse le rapport publié aujourd’hui par Greenpeace Afrique (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/fr) à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la pêche. Ce rapport, intitulé « Le coût de la destruction des océans »,… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-solve-west-african-food-security-threat?lang=fr

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en) report released today on [World Fisheries Day](http://worldfisherforum.org/index.php/14-wff-latest/89-world-fisheries-day-21st-november.html) (http://APO.af/n9KAiN). The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-solve-west-african-food-security-threat?lang=en

Legazy (www.Legazy.co.za) returned to the 2017 Web Summit after having attempted to purchase a Web Summit conference in 2016 with $1million USD letter of intent. Legazy founded by Zuko Tisani one of the world’s top 350 entrepreneurs under the age of 26, according to the Kairos Society, arrived in Lisbon with Africa’s largest TMT company Telkom and their executives prepared to purchase a Web Summit… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/web-summit-2017-welcomed-african-startups-seen-as-gems-in-the-tech-world?lang=en

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), le plus important gestionnaire de fonds mezzanine d’Afrique, a annoncé un apport de 12,5 millions de dollars pour le financement de Purple Capital (www.PurpleCapng.com), une société immobilière et un fournisseur de services financiers de premier plan au Nigeria. Purple Capital est le promoteur de l’emblématique Maryland Mall (www.MarylandMallng.com),… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vantage-capital-provides-125-million-of-funding-to-purple-capital-a-leading-nigerian-property-development-company?lang=fr

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital (www.PurpleCapng.com), a prominent Nigerian real estate company and financial service provider. Purple Capital is the developer of the iconic 6,000m² Maryland Mall (www.MarylandMallng.com), a neighbourhood shopping centre in the Ikeja… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vantage-capital-provides-125-million-of-funding-to-purple-capital-a-leading-nigerian-property-development-company?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 November 2017

Angola and Madagascar officialize cooperation

Angola and Madagascar officialized the bilateral cooperation on 18 November at a meeting in Luanda between the Angolan President, João Lourenço, and his Malagasy counterpart, Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The meeting between the two Statesmen was part of a working visit to Angola by the Malagasy President, aimed at strengthening ties of friendship between the peoples of the two countries. At the end… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/angola-and-madagascar-officialize-cooperation?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 November 2017

Ambassador Miyashita visits Gicumbi District

On November 2, Ambassador Miyashita visited Gicumbi District in the Northern Province to promote the interaction between Japanese and Rwandan local governments. He met with Hon. Mudaheranwa, Mayor of Gicumbi District. Ambassador Miyashita said “Interaction and cooperaton between Japanese and Rwandan local governments has been gaining momentum. I hope Gicumbi will also join this trend and contribute… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-miyashita-visits-gicumbi-district?lang=en

The Government of Japan is closely monitoring the situation in Harare, the capital of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The Government of Japan hopes that the situation will be resolved in a peaceful manner, without escalating violence. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-foreign-press-secretary-norio-maruyama-regarding-the-situation-in-zimbabwe?lang=en

WHO has received reports from the Sabha medical center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors. WHO strongly condemns kidnapping of health workers as well as any other attacks on medical personnel and health facilities. We consider immoral and illegal any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction or threat of violence that interferes with the availability, access and delivery of health care.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/world-health-organization-condemns-attacks-on-health-facilities-and-health-workers-in-sabha-libya?lang=en

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