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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.

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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 Standing Committee on Finance has congratulated the Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, on his appointment as the new Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr. Yunus Carrim, said the appointment brought enormous credit to the country. “We do not doubt that he will focus on the challenges of the developing countries,”… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-standing-committee-on-finance-congratulates-reserve-bank-governor-on-international-monetary-and-financial-committee-imfc-appointment?lang=en

Le 16 janvier dernier, la MINUSMA a facilité la tenue d’une rencontre entre les femmes leaders du Mali et une délégation du Comité de Suivi de l’Accord pour la Paix et la Réconciliation, issu du processus d’Alger (CSA). La délégation était conduite par son Président, le Haut Représentant du Président de la République pour la mise en œuvre de l’Accord, M. Mahamadou Diagouraga.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/vers-une-plus-grande-implication-des-maliennes-dans-le-processus-de-mise-en-oeuvre-de-laccord-pour-la-paix-et-la-reconciliation-au-mali?lang=fr

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today expressed its concern with the “conflicting and confusing” messages being relayed by the Office of the Public Protector regarding the remedial action of her predecessor. Committee Chairperson, Dr. Mathole Motshekga, called on the current Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to respect the remedial action of her… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-justice-and-correctional-services-committee-appeals-to-public-protector-to-refrain-from-confusing-the-public?lang=en

Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda. Responding to a Government request, the IAEA helped buy the new equipment… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-atomic-energy-agency-helps-uganda-restart-vital-radiotherapy-services-for-cancer-patients?lang=en

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, is in Kenya for a two day visit to discuss greater UK-Kenya cooperation on economic growth and investment. The Secretary of State, who oversees the UK’s development aid, will hold meetings with members of national government and visit businesses here in Kenya. Ms Mordaunt will discuss priority areas of mutual… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-kingdom-international-secretary-visits-kenya-to-discuss-ukkenya-partnership?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Mr. Lesetja Kganyago on his appointment as the new chairperson of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-president-zuma-congratulates-reserve-bank-governor-mr-kganyago?lang=en

Early in 2017, The Lagos League started with 8 teams in two divisions of 4 teams a piece. However, the Rugby Federation elections took center stage with after effects of a suspension on Nigeria by Rugby Afrique. The newly elected board got down to work immediately by bringing all rugby stakeholders together and started meaningful rugby activities, working also with Rugby Afrique towards lifting the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-2017-rugby-season-was-quite-eventful-ushering-in-a-new-nigeria-rugby-football-federation-board-headed-by-mr-kelechukwu-mbagwu?lang=en

Around 150 journalists in Sierra Leone are taking part in a new initiative to strengthen coverage of health issues in the local and national media, with the official launch of the Health Accountability Network of Journalists (HANoJ). The journalists, from all districts of the country, have already taken part in two-day training workshops organized in Freetown, Makeni, Bo and Kenema during the month… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sierra-leone-new-journalists-network-aims-for-stronger-coverage-of-health-sector?lang=en

Les membres du Comité monétaire et financier international (CMFI), l’organe consultatif du Conseil des gouverneurs du Fonds monétaire international (FMI), ont choisi M. Lesetja Kganyago, Gouverneur de la Banque de réserve d’Afrique du Sud, comme Président du comité pour un mandat de trois ans, à compter du 18 janvier 2018. M. Kganyago succède à M. Agustín Carstens, ancien Gouverneur… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-monetary-and-financial-committee-selects-south-african-reserve-bank-governor-lesetja-kganyago-as-new-chairman?lang=fr

The members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), the policy advisory committee of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have selected Mr. Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, as Chairman of the Committee for a term of three years, effective January 18, 2018. Mr. Kganyago succeeds Mr. Agustín Carstens, former Governor of… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-monetary-and-financial-committee-selects-south-african-reserve-bank-governor-lesetja-kganyago-as-new-chairman?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 January 2018

South Africa and India meet to strengthen ties

South Africa and India convened the Foreign Office Consultations on 18 January 2018 in New Delhi, India. The Consultations form part of the structured mechanism which governs bilateral relations between the two countries. This mechanism comprises a Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) and the Foreign Office Consultations (FOC). The FOC serves to reflect on matters of mutual interest within the global… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-and-india-meet-to-strengthen-ties?lang=en

Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 January 2018. The awards are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African. Anticipation is reigning… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-anticipation-reigns-among-national-premier-awards-finalists?lang=en

– La RDC doit organiser des élections présidentielles et législatives en 2018 – Le Nigeria doit redoubler d’efforts pour mettre fin à la violence ethnique et religieuse – La Chine doit libérer les militants des droits humains détenus Les députés appellent à la tenue d’élections en République démocratique du Congo, condamnent la violence au Nigeria et exhortent la Chine à libérer les… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-democratic-republic-of-congo-nigeria-and-tibet?lang=fr

– DRC must hold presidential and legislative elections in 2018 – Nigerian authorities must increase their efforts to stop ethnic and religious violence – Chinese government must release detained human rights activists MEPs call for elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, condemn violence in Nigeria and urge China to release human rights activists. Democratic Republic of Congo: government must hold… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/human-rights-democratic-republic-of-congo-nigeria-and-tibet?lang=en

The African Centre of Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is concerned for the safety and well-being of students from Aldalang University in South Kordofan who have been arbitrarily arrested after joint security forces (National Intelligence and Security Services, Military Intelligence, Sudan Armed Forces and Police) raided the university following a student protest staged after an officer of the Sudan… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-kordofan-students-from-aldalang-university-arbitrarily-arrested-after-sudan-armed-forces-officer-shot-two-students-to-death?lang=en

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts a trebling in the size of Angola’s air transport market to 7.1 million passengers a year by 2036 at the present forecast annual growth rate of 6.7 per cent. However, even faster growth with greater socio-economic benefits for Angola could be achieved if the country opens up its market and prioritizes its participation in the continent-wide… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/blocked-funds-connectivity-infrastructure-and-safety-top-agenda-for-angola-at-the-international-air-transport-association-day?lang=en

The 2018 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report (WESP2018) was launched in Addis Ababa on 16 January under the auspices of the Macroeconomic Policy Division (MPD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). WESP, which is a UN flagship publication on expected trends in global economy, was presented to a group of Ethiopia-based journalists by Khaled Hussein, Chief… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-report-on-world-economic-situation-launched-in-ethiopia?lang=en

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smail Chergui, met with the AU and the UN Special Envoys on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) funding consultations, respectively Mr. Ramtane Lamamra and Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno. The Commissioner for Peace and Security briefed the Special Envoys on challenges facing the mission and some of the efforts that have been undertaken… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/commissioner-smail-chergui-meets-with-the-african-union-and-united-nations-special-envoys-on-the-african-union-mission-in-somalia-funding-consultations?lang=en

Pour sa quatrième édition, le sommet Powering Africa ([www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com](http://www.poweringafrica-summit.com/)) se tiendra au Marriott Marquis Hotel, à Washington, du 28 février au 2 mars 2018. On y débattra des opportunités de mise en œuvre de projets énergétiques sur le continent africain et des investissements associés. Les agences intergouvernementales américaines qui… Read more on https://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-energy-stakeholders-to-meet-leading-international-businesses-in-washington-dc-to-discuss-investment-partnerships?lang=fr

The globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment (WAPI) Summit ([www.WAPIsummit.com](http://www.wapisummit.com/)) which recently took place between the 28th and 29th of November 2017 provided delegates with insight into a real estate sector that is set to rebound strongly in 2018. During the summit, two of the continent’s foremost real estate analysts presented a collaborative… Read more on https://apievents.africa-newsroom.com/press/analysts-predict-bullish-future-for-nigerias-real-estate-investment-trust-reits-market?lang=en

Le président de la Banque africaine de développement ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)), Akinwumi Adesina, a plaidé pour une accélération de l’industrialisation de l’Afrique, afin de créer des emplois, réduire la pauvreté et d’encourager une croissance économique inclusive. En lançant [l’édition 2018 de Perspectives économiques en Afrique](https://www.afdb.org/fr/knowledge/publications/african-economic-outlook/)… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/2018-african-economic-outlook-african-development-bank-makes-a-compelling-case-for-africas-industrialization?lang=fr

The President of the African Development Bank ([www.AfDB.org](http://www.afdb.org/)), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the Bank’s [2018 African Economic Outlook](https://www.afdb.org/en/knowledge/publications/african-economic-outlook/) ([http://APO.af/GHTmei](http://apo.af/GHTmei))… Read more on https://afdb.africa-newsroom.com/press/2018-african-economic-outlook-african-development-bank-makes-a-compelling-case-for-africas-industrialization?lang=en

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE VICE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE COMMISSIONING OF THE AfDB NIGERIA COUNTRY OFFICE, ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 18TH JANUARY, 2018: Excerpt: “While Africa has made significant strides in economic growth and in poverty reduction, much remains to be done. The goal is clear – to eradicate poverty, create more inclusive socio-economic development… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/how-federal-government-afdb-are-working-together-to-reduce-poverty-create-jobs-and-overcome-fallouts-of-insurgency–vp-osinbajo?lang=en

On January 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has recorded annual average GDP growth of about ten percent in the last decade, driven by public investments in agriculture and infrastructure. The poverty rate has fallen from 44 percent in 2000 to 23.5 percent in 2015/16.… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-monetary-fund-executive-board-concludes-2017-article-iv-consultation-with-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia?lang=en

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