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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 Secretary-General spoke on 30 August by phone to H.E. Mr. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic and Mr. Jean Ping, presidential candidate of the Démocratie nouvelle party. He commended the peaceful holding of the presidential election on 27 August 2016. He welcomed the high voters’ turnout as well as the presence of a large number of national and international observers. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-phone-calls-with-he-mr-ali-bongo-ondimba-president-of-the-gabonese-republic-and-mr-jean-ping-presidential-candidate-of-the-democratie-nouvelle-party?lang=en

Les technologies convergentes, l’expansion des réseaux et les fusions et acquisitions au sein du secteur télécom sont parmi les secteurs qui devraient concentrer les principaux investissements et transactions en Afrique Sub-Saharienne pour 2016 et 2017, selon le service d’information et d’évènementiel TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com). Ces thèmes seront largement abordés lors de la conférence… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/telecom-manda-and-digital-convergence-to-lead-deal-activity-in-africa?lang=fr

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (http://www.Facebook.com) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/facebook-ceo-goes-to-nigeria-to-witness-africas-tech-revolution?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général s’est entretenu par téléphone le 30 août avec Son Excellence M. Ali Bongo Ondimba, Président de la République gabonaise, ainsi qu’avec M. Jean Ping, candidat présidentiel du parti Démocratie nouvelle. Il s’est réjoui du déroulement pacifique de l’élection présidentielle le 27 aout 2016. Il s’est félicité du niveau élevé de participation, ainsi que… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-phone-calls-with-he-mr-ali-bongo-ondimba-president-of-the-gabonese-republic-and-mr-jean-ping-presidential-candidate-of-the-democratie-nouvelle-party?lang=fr

The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations has called on the Department of Trade and Industry (Dti) to find creative ways of enhancing the manufacturing sector including the use of alternative energy sources. The Committee’s call comes after hearing that electricity supply, and sometimes costs municipalities charge, has a potential to constrain the manufacturing sector. The Chairperson… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-satisfied-with-transnets-engineering-plant-visit-calls-on-dti-to-enhance-manufacturing-sector?lang=en

A three day India-Africa Health Sciences Meet, is being jointly organised by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Ministry of External Affairs from 1-3 September, 2016, in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. This event is a follow up to Third India Africa Forum Summit held in October 2015. Four Ministries, i.e., Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Science… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/indiaafrica-health-sciences-meet-september-0103-2016?lang=en

The African Union Commission (AUC) is hosting the Ninth Pan African Meeting of Directors of Veterinary Vaccine Laboratories, which kicked off on 29th August 2016, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The main objective of the three day workshop is to review the reports from African Union Member States’ vaccine production laboratories, on the status of vaccine production on the continent, achievements and… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/ninth-pan-african-meeting-of-directors-of-veterinary-vaccine-laboratories-opens?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has approved the deployment of a Woman-only Short-Term Election Observer Mission for the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 8-10 September, 2016 in the Republic of Seychelles. The Chairperson is pleased to deploy the first ever Women-only observation mission in line with the AU’s commemoration of the ‘African Year… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/auc-chairperson-he-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma-approves-the-deployment-of-a-historic-womenonly-african-union-election-observation-mission-to-the-republic-of-seychelles?lang=en

The United Nations human rights wing today welcomed last Friday’s decision by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the ban on “inappropriate” beachwear, which was adopted by a seaside town and had been widely interpreted as targeting the burkini and other forms of dress worn by Muslim women. “We call on the authorities in all the other French sea-side towns and resorts that have… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-arm-welcomes-frances-court-ruling-to-suspend-seaside-ban-on-burkini?lang=en

HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will represent the UK at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration The British High Commission is delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will represent the UK at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration during a three day official visit from 28 to 30 September. The visit will be The Princess Royal’s fourth official visit to Botswana,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/hrh-visit-to-botswanas-independence-celebrations?lang=en

· Pathogen and organic pollution rises in more than 50% of river stretches in Africa, Asia and Latin America · Asia hit hardest by rise in severe pathogen pollution with up to a half of all river stretches affected · Up to 323 million people on three continents at risk of infection from diseases caused by pathogens in water Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/hundreds-of-millions-face-health-risk-as-water-pollution-rises-across-three-continents?lang=en

The British Government funded Building Resilience In Civil Society (BRICS) programme is requesting Concepts from organisations or partnerships that have the current relationships, capacity, and legitimacy to help strengthen relationships between security actors and communities at the local levels, in order to reduce the threats of violent extremism in Kenya. Eligibility to apply BRICS is looking for… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/call-for-concepts-building-resilience-in-civil-society-in-kenya?lang=en

Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) study released today at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place 30 August – 1 September in Tanzania. The “Promoting Content in Africa” report reveals that while significant improvements have been made in Internet infrastructure, most notably in… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/internet-society-study-points-to-reasons-for-slow-internet-growth-in-africa?lang=en

La disponibilité et l’accès à Internet ne suffisent pas pour que les gens se connectent, selon une nouvelle étude de l’Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org), publiée aujourd’hui lors du forum africain sur le peering et l’interconnexion (AfPIF) qui se déroule du 30 août au 1er septembre en Tanzanie. Le rapport « Susciter l’intérêt pour les données en Afrique » révèle que malgré… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/internet-society-study-points-to-reasons-for-slow-internet-growth-in-africa?lang=fr

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (29 August) to mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests: During my visit to Hiroshima in April, I gained an impression of the unspeakable suffering that is caused by the employment of nuclear weapons. To this day, Hiroshima serves as both a warning and a reminder of our duty: We must steadfastly pursue… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-steinmeier-on-the-international-day-against-nuclear-tests?lang=en

His Excellency Mr. Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, Her Excellency Miss Clark, Administrator of UNDP, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very honored to attend this important event today, the global launch of the Africa Human Development Report 2016. The report focuses on the acceleration of gender equality and women’s empowerment… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-he-mr-fumio-kishida-minister-for-foreign-affairs-of-japan-global-launch-of-the-africa-human-development-report-2016-hosted-by-the-united-nations-development-programme?lang=en

1. On Sunday, August 28, commencing at 11:56 a.m. (local time; 17:56 p.m., Sunday, August 28, Japan time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, who is visiting Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya, to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), attended the Japan-Africa Business Conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/prime-minister-shinzo-abe-attends-the-japanafrica-business-conference?lang=en

States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as helpless objects of pity, subjected to hostility and exclusion, instead of empowering them to enjoy their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has said. “Policies for women have traditionally… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/women-and-girls-with-disabilities-need-empowerment-not-pity-un-experts-tell-states?lang=en

The UK and Japanese Governments co-hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya in the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), along with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This is the first time the UK and Japan have held such an event. It discussed challenges and opportunities of African women in peacebuilding processes. This is an important issue… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/first-ukjapan-collaboration-on-gender-and-peacebuilding-at-ticad-vi?lang=en

High ranking officials from the Maghreb region are convening in Rabat for a three days’ workshop, jointly organized by the Government of Morocco, Union of Maghreb Countries (UMA), with the support of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This first of a series of FAO sponsored sub regional dialogues on Agriculture related Intended National Determined Contributions (INDC`s)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-maroc-accueille-la-premiere-reunion-de-concertation-sousregionale-en-preparation-de-la-cop-22?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 30 August 2016

Africa stands in solidarity with Italy

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016. The earthquake of estimated 6.2 magnitude destroyed lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, in a historic centre. At least 250 people were killed and more than 360 others were injured in the… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-stands-in-solidarity-with-italy?lang=en

Shri R. Ravindra (IFS: 1999), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to Republic of Liberia, with residence in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire).

He is expected to take up his assignment shortly. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/r-ravindra-concurrently-accredited-as-the-ambassador-of-india-to-republic-of-liberia1?lang=en

Des hauts fonctionnaires de la région du Maghreb ont commencé à Rabat une réunion de trois jours, organisée conjointement avec le Gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc et l’Union du Maghreb Arabe (UMA), avec l’appui de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO). Cette réunion est la première d’une série de concertations sous-régionales, sponsorisées par la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-maroc-accueille-la-premiere-reunion-de-concertation-sousregionale-en-preparation-de-la-cop-22?lang=fr

As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, [Ringier Africa](http://www.ringier.com/en/about-ringier/activities/about-ringier-africa) (http://APO.af/EkqVN4) is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first across its Nigeria & Ghana offices – through an inaugural partnership with the [African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ringier-africa-rolls-out-internship-programme-with-africa-leadership-university?lang=en

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