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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.

– Minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang spearheads effort to become member of world’s largest organization of oil producers – The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea joined 10 non-cartel members to cut 558,000 barrels per day of oil production through 2017 The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea ([http://MMIE.gob.gq](http://mmie.gob.gq/)) announces that it has submitted… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/equatorial-guinea-presents-offer-to-join-opec-in-2017-and-agrees-to-production-cuts?lang=en

INVESTOUR, a unique platform for tourism businesses from Africa and Europe to meet has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair. The initiative, now in its 8th edition, has taken place on 19 January in a joint initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Casa Africa. In the last eight years, INVESTOUR has become a unique platform for exchange… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/investour-2017-gathers-over-20-african-ministers-of-tourism-in-madrid?lang=en

Pulse de Ringier Africa Digital Publishing ([http://APO.af/cTwx96](http://apo.af/cTwx96)) s’étend à l’Afrique de l’Est avec P Live et stimule les programmes de partenariat portant sur les contenus et les promotions. DealDey et les sites apparentés du Ringier Africa Deals Group étendent leur présence au Nigeria. La date du lundi 23 janvier 2017 marque le lancement de [P Live](http://www.plive.co.ke/)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ringier-africa-and-partners-expand-activities-in-publishing-and-ecommerce-on-the-continent?lang=fr

[Ringier Africa Digital Publishing’s](http://ringier.com/en/about-ringier/activities/about-ringier-africa) ([http://APO.af/cTwx96](http://apo.af/cTwx96)) Pulse expands to East Africa with P Live & boosts partnership schemes for content & promotions. Ringier Africa Deals Group’s DealDey & sister sites expand scope in Nigeria. Monday 23 January 2017 marks the launch of [P Live](http://www.plive.co.ke/)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ringier-africa-and-partners-expand-activities-in-publishing-and-ecommerce-on-the-continent?lang=en

Le Comité des droits de l’enfant a examiné aujourd’hui le rapport périodique présenté par la République centrafricaine sur les mesures prises par le pays pour donner effet aux dispositions de la [Convention](http://www.ohchr.org/FR/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx) relative aux droits de l’enfant. Présentant ce rapport, Mme Virginie Mbaikoua, Ministre des affaires sociales et de la réconciliation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-on-the-rights-of-the-child-examines-the-report-of-the-central-african-republic?lang=fr

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the second periodic report of the Central African Republic on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Flavien Mbata, Minister of Justice, Human Rights, and Keeper of the Seals of the Central African Republic, introducing the report, said that the Central African Republic had harmonized its legal framework with international… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-on-the-rights-of-the-child-examines-the-report-of-the-central-african-republic?lang=en

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will proceed from Switzerland, where he attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, to the United Kingdom for a two-day visit which will take place from 23-24 January 2017. “The visit is intended to engage the UK government on Brexit transaction, showcase opportunities for investment in some of South Africa’s priority sectors, including Business… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-davies-to-visit-the-uk-for-meetings-on-investment?lang=en

Le Nigeria a ratifié l’accord de facilitation des échanges (AFE), devenant ainsi le 107e membre de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) à le faire. Seulement trois ratifications supplémentaires de membres sont encore nécessaires pour que le seuil des deux tiers soit obtenu et que l’AFE puisse entrer en vigueur. Le document d’acceptation du Nigeria a été présenté à l’OMC aujourd’hui… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigerian-minister-of-industry-trade-and-investment-dr-okechukwu-enelamah-handing-over-the-instrument-of-acceptance-of-tfa-to-wto-dg-robert-azevedo-in-davos-switzerland?lang=fr

Three days after air strikes at a settlement for internally displaced people at Rann in Nigeria, two surgical teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the help of one Nigerian surgeon continue to care for those wounded in the blasts. Around 100 injured people were evacuated from Rann to Maiduguri. Two surgical teams in Maiduguri have been operating on the most seriously… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-icrc-surgical-teams-caring-for-wounded-after-air-strikes?lang=en

The United Nations Independent Expert on capacity building and technical cooperation for Côte d’Ivoire in the field of human rights, Mohammed Ayat, today examined the challenges for the new Ivorian political and social landscape in view of the imminent withdrawal of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). At the end of his fifth visit to Côte d’Ivoire, from 10 to 17 January,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire-human-rights-united-nations-expert-highlights-challenges-to-national-reconciliation?lang=en

Around 45,000 people are now reported to have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia – according to the Senegalese Government, amid the ongoing political uncertainty as Senegalese and West African troops entered the country on Thursday. It is feared that more people may continue to flee as the situation remains tense. Arrivals in Senegal have been a mix of Gambians, Senegalese, bi-nationals, as well… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/senegal-around-45000-have-fled-political-uncertainty-in-the-gambia?lang=en

Following the devastating avalanche that hit a hotel in the Abruzzo region of the Italian Republic, claiming many and injuring others, President Danny Faure has expressed his deepest sympathies to Mr. Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic. In his message of condolence, President Faure said “our thoughts and prayers go to the people of the Italian Republic, especially to the families… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-faue-expresses-condolences-following-avalanche-in-abruzzo-italy?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 January 2017

Media Advisory: Invitation to Media Representatives

WHAT: 9th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit will be convened under the theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth.” WHEN: 22nd – 27th January, 2017 WHERE: The African Union Commission – Addis Ababa Ethiopia WHO: The African Union Commission (AUC)’s Women, Gender and Development Directorate (WGDD) in collaboration with the Department for Human Resource,… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/media-advisory-invitation-to-media-representatives?lang=en

Le Vice-premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders félicite le président Adama Barrow qui a été investi ce jeudi 19 janvier en tant que Président de la Gambie. Cette investiture consacre le respect du résultat des élections présidentielles du 1er décembre dernier et le choix du peuple gambien. La Belgique salue le rôle primordial de la Communauté économique… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-congratulates-the-new-president-of-the-gambia-adama-barrow?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates President Adama Barrow, who was sworn in yesterday 19 January as President of The Gambia. This inauguration confirms the respect for the results of the presidential elections of 1 December and the choice of the Gambian people. Belgium welcomes the important role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-congratulates-the-new-president-of-the-gambia-adama-barrow?lang=en

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will brief the media on the proposed provisions of the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill has been approved by Cabinet for public consultation and will soon be tabled in Parliament. The main purpose of the bill is to affirm values of the customary law and customs in the resolution of disputes, based on restorative justice and reconciliation.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/media-advisory-minister-masutha-to-brief-the-media-on-the-traditional-courts-bill?lang=en

The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Mr. David Shearer (New Zealand), has arrived in the country to assume his duties. Mr. Shearer succeeds Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, who completed her assignment at the end of November 2016, after serving for almost three years. Mr. Shearer was… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-head-of-the-un-mission-in-south-sudan-arrives-in-juba?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 January 2017

Invitation to Media Representatives

What: Thirty Third (33rd) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) Theme: “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” When: 22nd – 24th January 2017 at 09:00 Where: Medium Conference Hall – African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Who: African Union Commission Why: The PRC will prepare the agenda of the AU Summit with appropriate… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/invitation-to-media-representatives?lang=en

A new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has been launched by INTERPOL. Targeting high profile traffickers in Asia sourcing wildlife from Africa, the project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit and destination countries, particularly those linked to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/interpol-launches-new-project-targeting-africanasian-wildlife-crime-links?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, learnt with great dismay and deep sadness the odious terrorist attack on 18 January 2017 against a Camp hosting members of the Malian Armed Forces and armed movements, signatories of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, issuing from the Algiers Process, which caused dozens of deaths and injuries among those… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-au-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-against-the-regroupement-camp-of-signatory-forces-to-the-peace-agreement-in-gao-mali?lang=en

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a appris avec profonde consternation et une vive émotion, l’odieux attentat terroriste perpétré, le 18 janvier 2017, contre un camp abritant des éléments des forces armées maliennes et des Mouvements armés, signataires de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali issu du processus d’Alger, qui… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-au-strongly-condemns-the-terrorist-attack-against-the-regroupement-camp-of-signatory-forces-to-the-peace-agreement-in-gao-mali?lang=fr

The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, returned from his first World Future Energy Summit (WFES) yesterday, which was held in Abu Dhabi from the 16th to the 19th January. The WFES, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology and saw Heads of State gather from all over… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-to-review-the-countrys-renewable-energy-target-following-the-presidents-return-from-the-world-future-energy-summit?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 January 2017

MSF update: Death toll rising in Rann attack

The death toll continues to rise following the horrific military attack on civilians in Rann, Nigeria, according to latest estimates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian airforce plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann, which hosts thousands of internally displaced people. At the time of the attack, an aid distribution… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-update-death-toll-rising-in-rann-attack?lang=en

Gert van Der Merwe, the lawyer for Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), has given a detailed interview on today’s affidavit in response to the application by Pravin Gordhan, the Finance Minister. The full interview can be viewed here: http://apo.af/6PwmYr. Van Der Merwe has described the Minister’s application as “superfluous” and “riddled with factual and legal errors”.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oakbay-lawyer-gives-video-interview-on-explosive-affidavit?lang=en

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