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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.

– Program aims to maintain macroeconomic stability and promote more equitable growth. – Performance under the program has been satisfactory, macroeconomic performance has been strong, and medium-term outlook remains favorable. – Sustained implementation of reforms, including to create a better and more predictable business environment, is critical. The Executive Board of the International Monetary… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-sixth-psi-review-for-tanzania-and-approves-sixmonth-extension-of-the-program?lang=en

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), whose teams are working in Doolo zone, the worst affected area. “The numbers of young children with severe acute malnutrition in Doolo zone are the highest ever seen in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ethiopia-msf-sees-tenfold-increase-in-children-with-malnutrition-in-doolo-zone?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole adjoint a fait les déclarations et répondu aux questions suivantes : […] 2 – Libye – Nomination du nouveau représentant spécial du secrétaire général des Nations unies (20 juin 2017) La France se félicite de la décision du secrétaire général des Nations unies de nommer M. Ghassan Salamé représentant spécial pour la Libye et chef de la… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-libye–france-mali–france-tchad–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-adjoint?lang=fr

Partenariat Afrique Canada ([www.PACweb.org](http://www.pacweb.org/)) et Fair Trade Jewellery Co. annoncent la première exportation d’or artisanal libre de conflit et traçable de la République démocratique du Congo vers le Canada. Cet événement important survient un mois après que Partenariat Afrique Canada eut annoncé que le projet Or juste a mis en place un système de traçabilité pour… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/jeweller-completes-first-export-of-responsible-and-conflictfree-artisanal-gold-from-eastern-congo-to-canada?lang=fr

Partnership Africa Canada ([www.PACweb.org](http://www.pacweb.org/)) and Fair Trade Jewellery Co. today announce the first export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada. The milestone comes a month after Partnership Africa Canada announced the Just Gold project had implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold in DRC, with… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/jeweller-completes-first-export-of-responsible-and-conflictfree-artisanal-gold-from-eastern-congo-to-canada?lang=en

Le mandat de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) prend fin le 30 juin 2017, conformément à la Résolution 2284 du Conseil sécurité des Nations Unies qui l’avait établie, le 4 avril 2004, par sa Résolution 1528 (2004).‎ Le 30 juin 2017 consacre ainsi la clôture définitive de la mission. Le retrait de l’ONUCI ‎illustre les progrès remarquables accomplis par… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-cloture-definitive-de-lonuci-le-30-juin-2017-illustre-les-progres-de-la-cote-divoire-sur-la-voie-dune-paix-et-dune-stabilite-durables?lang=fr

Le 22 juin 2017, le Ministre d’Etat Chargé du Plan et du Développement Abdoulaye Bio Tchané représentant le Président de la République SEM Patrice Talon, et l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis d’Amérique près le Bénin Lucy Tamlyn, ont présidé la cérémonie d’entrée en vigueur de l’Accord de Don du Millennium Challenge Corporation. La cérémonie s’est tenue au Palais des Congrès… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/laccord-de-don-de-403-millions-de-dollars-us-du-millennium-challenge-corporation-mcc-entre-en-vigueur?lang=fr

The Central African Red Cross Society (CARCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) condemn the brutal killing of a Red Cross volunteer in the town of Bangassou over the weekend. Joachim Ali was killed by an unidentified armed group on the evening of 23 June while on duty at the Red Cross compound. “We are in a very sombre mood following the death of Joachim… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/central-african-republic-red-cross-condemns-killing-of-volunteer-in-bangassou?lang=en

The highly anticipated women empowerment show, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde is set to premier on Friday June 30th 2017 on Pan African Business Channel CNBC Africa Channel 410 on DSTV. The show is the latest installment from Forbes Woman Africa (www.ForbesAfrica.com) depicting the journey of some of the most influential women in West and South Africa who have achieved remarkable feats whiles defying… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/how-can-nigeria-continue-to-dance-on-the-graves-of-our-children-oby-ezekwesili-debuts-in-first-episode-of-forbes-woman-africa-against-the-odds-with-peace-hyde?lang=en

L’Ambassade Haute Représentation du Gabon en France, Représentation permanente auprès de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) a été informée, ce samedi 24 juin 2017, des agressions verbales et physiques dont ont été victimes ce jour Messieurs Edouard-Pierre VALENTIN et Crépin GWODOCK, respectivement Président du Conseil d’Administration et Administrateur Directeur Général… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lambassade-du-gabon-en-france-condamne-la-multiplication-des-actes-de-violence-contre-les-personnalites-gabonaises-en-sejour-en-france?lang=fr

For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to explore Africa’s healthcare priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all. The Africa Health Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 and 28 June 2017. Organised under the theme: “Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/who-afro-to-host-the-inaugural-africa-health-forum-in-kigali-rwanda?lang=en

1. Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, visited the Republic of Uganda from June 22 to 23 and attended the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees. 2. State Minister Kishi made a [statement (PDF)](http://www.mofa.go.jp/files/000266669.pdf) on Japan’s policy of comprehensive refugee assistance and its implementation in Uganda at the summit meeting. 3. The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/state-minister-kishi-attends-the-uganda-solidarity-summit-on-refugees?lang=en

Please join us on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 2:45 pm for a telephonic press conference with Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and speaker at the WHO 1st Africa Health Forum. Dr Martin will discuss the importance of the WHO 1st African Health Forum, the role of the new African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/telephonic-press-conference-with-dr-rebecca-martin-director-center-for-global-health-us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 26 June 2017

High Commissioner to Mauritius

Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP: Today I announce the appointment of Ms Jenny Dee as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Mauritius with non-resident accreditation to Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles. Australia and Mauritius enjoy warm relations based on strong economic and people-to-people links, particularly in education and marine economic activity. Over the last few… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/high-commissioner-to-mauritius?lang=en

The hosting of the 1st Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems is a major milestone in the implementation of the multi-stakeholder partnership for the promotion of the more sustainable food systems. This was said by Switzerland’s Director-General for the Federal Office of Agriculture and Co-chair of the United Nations Sustainable Food Systems Programme with South Africa, Professor… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/launch-of-the-10yfp-sustainable-food-systems-programme-marks-major-milestone?lang=en

– Rasha Kelej appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation – New Foundation aims to advance lives through science and technology in developing countries and underserved communities Merck ([www.MerckGroup.com](http://www.merckgroup.com/)), a leading science and technology company, today announced the establishment of the Merck Foundation ([www.Merck-Foundation.com](http://www.merck-foundation.com/)).… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/merck-foundation-established-to-improve-health-and-wellbeing-of-people?lang=en

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a conclu cet après-midi les travaux de sa 35e session, entamée le 6 juin dernier, en adoptant deux résolutions. Au titre de la promotion et de la protection de tous les droits de l’homme, et après le rejet par votes distincts de trois amendements, le Conseil a adopté sans vote un texte dans lequel il demande aux États de veiller à ce que les mesures prises pour… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-conseil-adopte-deux-resolutions-sur-la-lutte-contre-le-terrorisme-et-sur-la-situation-des-droits-de-lhomme-en-erythree?lang=fr

Datatex ([www.Datatex.co.za](http://www.datatex.co.za/)), the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/datatex-announces-new-version-of-leading-software–amethyst2?lang=en

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017, directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to investigate alleged human rights violations and abuses in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese government has agreed to cooperate, including by facilitating access. The final… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-congo-un-experts-to-investigate-kasai-region-violence?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires Etrangères Didier Reynders salue l’adoption par le Conseil des Droits de l’Homme, ce 23 juin 2017, d’une résolution concernant la situation des droits de l’homme dans le Kasaï et l’établissement d’une mission d’enquête par le Haut- Commissariat des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme. Il salue en particulier les efforts du Haut-Commissaire… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-welcomes-adoption-by-human-rights-council-of-a-resolution-on-the-human-rights-in-kasai?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council, on June 23 2017, of a resolution on the human rights situation in Kasai, and the creation of a mission of inquiry by the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations. In particular, he welcomes the efforts of High Commissioner Zeid and the European Union to advance the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-welcomes-adoption-by-human-rights-council-of-a-resolution-on-the-human-rights-in-kasai?lang=en

Minister Plenipotentiary Cassimjee accompanied by the Foreign Economic Representative Mr Jacob Moatshe undertook a business trip to Frankfurt this week. On the busy agenda was the attendance of the Award Ceremony of the Hessian Export Prize 2017 hosted by the Hessian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Hessian Ministry for Economy, Energy, Transport and State Development under the patronage of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sa-mission-at-work-minister-plenipotentiary-cassimjees-bisiness-trip-to-frankfurt?lang=en

When: 27th – 28th June 2017 at 09:00am Where: Medium Conference Hall – African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The PRC will be officially opened by the Chairperson of the PRC, with welcome remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, followed by a group photo of the Ambassadors with the Members of the Commission. Who: African Union Commission Theme: “Harnessing the Demographic… Read more on https://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/thirty-fourth-34th-ordinary-session-of-the-permanent-representative-committee-prc?lang=en

Nos dias 26 e 27 de Junho, a União Europeia irá deslocar-se às províncias de Cunene, Huila e Namibe para apresentar o projecto FRESAN – Fortalecimento da Resiliência e da Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional em Angola. Este projecto, com um financiamento a fundo perdido da União Europeia no valor de 65 milhões de Euros, será implementado nos próximos 5 anos. O FRESAN é um projecto financiado… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uniao-europeia-apresenta-projecto-fresan-de-65-milhoes-de-euros-nas-provincias-de-cunene-huila-e-namibe?lang=pt

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