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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.

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.

Oakbay (www.OakbayInvestments.co.za) wishes to express its disappointment and disgust at the decision made today by Independent Media (pty) not to run Oakbay adverts in its newspapers, Pretoria News, Daily News and the Argus. The adverts were intended as a direct plea to ABSA, Nedbank, Standard Bank and FNB to save 7,500 Oakbay jobs by restoring banking services to Oakbay. This was not a branding… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oakbay-investments-responds-to-adverse-decision-of-independent-media-pty-ltd-not-to-run-adverts?lang=en

Together with my Troika colleagues, I welcome the long-awaited formation of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity. We also welcome the April 26 statements by President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar calling for cooperation, reconciliation, and peaceful coexistence. South Sudan’s leaders must now put political differences aside and start the difficult task of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ukusnorway-joint-statement-on-the-formation-of-the-transitional-government-in-south-sudan?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 April 2016

Joint Statement on South Sudan Peace Process

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Begin Text: The members of the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) welcome the long-awaited formation of South Sudan’s transitional government of national unity. We also welcome the April 26 statements by President Salva Kiir and First Vice President… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-on-south-sudan-peace-process11?lang=en

The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, urged the Sudanese Government “to enable a conducive environment for a free and inclusive national dialogue by respecting the basic fundamental rights of Sudanese people, including the rights to freedoms of expression and association, and of the press.” “I remain concerned about a number of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-un-expert-calls-for-a-positive-environment-for-a-free-and-inclusive-national-dialogue?lang=en

The people of South Sudan deserve a peaceful and secure future after many years of conflict. The formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan on 29 April is therefore a welcome development. It is long overdue and now the leadership must work to deliver peace and security, as well as humanitarian access for the people of South Sudan. The challenges are tremendous and the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-by-hrvp-federica-mogherini-and-eu-commissioner-for-humanitarian-aid-and-crisis-management-christos-stylianides-on-the-formation-of-the-transitional-government-of-national-unity-in-south-sudan?lang=en

A seulement 6 semaines du début de la principale campagne agricole en Ethiopie, la FAO demande un financement urgent pour aider les agriculteurs à ensemencer leurs champs et pour empêcher les zones du pays frappées par la sécheresse d’être davantage confrontées à la faim et à l’insécurité alimentaire. Si les semences ne sont pas livrées à temps, il sera trop tard pour garantir une récolte… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-help-ethiopias-farmers-produce-food-in-main-cropping-season?lang=fr

With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit areas of the country from falling deeper into hunger and food insecurity. If seeds are not delivered in time, help will be too late to secure a decent harvest from the imminent meher season, which produces 85 percent of the nation’s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/urgent-action-needed-to-help-ethiopias-farmers-produce-food-in-main-cropping-season?lang=en

« Près des deux tiers des enfants qui n’ont pas été immunisés avec des vaccins de base vivent dans des pays qui sont partiellement ou entièrement touchés par un conflit », a déclaré l’UNICEF. Parmi les pays où se déroule un conflit, le Soudan du Sud a le pourcentage le plus élevé d’enfants non vaccinés avec 61 % d’entre eux ne recevant pas les vaccins pour enfants les plus essentiels,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/-les-deux-tiers-des-enfants-non-vaccines-vivent-dans-des-pays-touches-par-un-conflit–affirme-lunicef?lang=fr

IOM Ghana and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have opened an information technology laboratory at the GIS Training School and Academy (ISATS) at Assin Fosu, Central Region of Ghana. The project, designed to build GIS information technology capacity, was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach (GIMMA) project, implemented jointly by GIS and IOM.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-immigration-service-training-school-opens-it-laboratory?lang=en

IOM Niger has organized a three-day “Festival on Safe and Informed Migration” in Agadez, Niger. The objective was to raise awareness and increase access to information about migration for transiting and potential migrants, the host population and migrants living in the city’s migrant ghettos. “We have never had a festival that brought together migrants like this, because we never could access… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-organizes-cultural-festival-on-safe-migration-in-agadez-niger?lang=en

IOM Libya staffer Ashraf Hassan met Thursday with Egyptian diplomats in Tunisia to investigate reports of the killings this week of more than a dozen Egyptian men, migrants bound for Europe, who authorities say were shot to death in Bani Walid, near Libya’s Mediterranean coast. Hassan said the latest information from Libya is that a total of 32 migrants were in the hands of Libyan smugglers—10… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-investigates-fatal-migrant-shootings-in-libyas-bani-walid?lang=en

Launch of the April 2016 IMF Regional Economic Outlook Report title, Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for a Policy Reset. Where: In Uganda, Serena Hotel, Kampala. In Cote d’Ivoire, Auditorium de la Primature, Abidjan. When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 am in Uganda; 4:30 pm in Cote d’Ivoire Who: Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director, African Department, IMF (to present in Uganda) Mr. Roger Nord, Deputy Director,… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/launch-of-the-april-2016-international-monetary-fund-imf-regional-economic-outlook-for-subsaharan-africa-tuesday-may-3-2016?lang=en

I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the UK government and its Department for International Development (DFID). It was only last week that I arrived in Zambia and presented my credentials to His Excellency President Lungu. But I was keen to join this event when I heard about it. I remember from my previous diplomatic posting to Zambia, ten years ago, that the Gender Based Violence is rife… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/british-high-commissioner-urges-zambian-mps-to-tackle-gbv222?lang=en

La France se félicite de l’adoption, à l’unanimité et à son initiative, des résolutions 2283 et 2284 du conseil de sécurité des Nations unies, qui décident de la levée de toutes les sanctions ainsi que de la fermeture de l’ONUCI en juin 2017 en Côte d’Ivoire. Ces résolutions reflètent l´ampleur du chemin parcouru par ce pays sur la voie de la réconciliation, de la paix et de la sécurité… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire-adoption-de-deux-resolutions-aux-nations-unies-28-avril-2016?lang=fr

M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, ministre des affaires étrangères et du développement international, et son homologue allemand, M. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, effectueront un déplacement conjoint du 1er au 3 mai au Mali et au Niger. Ce déplacement illustre le fort engagement de la France, de l’Allemagne et, au-delà, de l’Union européenne, au Sahel. Les ministres présenteront les réponses que nos deux pays… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mali-niger-deplacement-conjoint-de-m-jeanmarc-ayrault-et-de-son-homologue-allemand-m-frankwalter-steinmeier-1er3-mai-2016?lang=fr

O Relator Especial das Nações Unidas sobre os direitos humanos dos migrantes, François Crépeau, visitará Angola de 3 a 10 de maio 2016 para avaliar os atuais programas, politicas e leis migratorias do país. “Durante a última década, Angola experimentou modelos complexos de migração que são compostos por migrantes regulares e irregulares, bem como requerentes de asilo”, disse o Sr. Crépeau.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-expert-to-assess-the-situation-of-migrants-in-angola?lang=pt

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, will visit Angola from 3 to 10 May 2016 to assess the country’s current migration programmes, policies and laws. “Over the past decade Angola has experienced complex migration patterns consisting of both irregular and regular arriving migrants and asylum seekers,” Mr. Crépeau said. “Understanding how… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-expert-to-assess-the-situation-of-migrants-in-angola?lang=en

Marquant le début de la dernière phase des activités de maintien de la paix en Côte d’Ivoire, le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU a adopté jeudi 28 avril 2016 deux résolutions à l’unanimité, dans lesquelles il décide de lever toutes les sanctions qui visaient le pays depuis 2004 et proroge le mandat de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) pour une période finale allant… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire–lonu-leve-les-sanctions-et-decide-de-mettre-fin-a-sa-mission-dans-le-pays-en-2017?lang=fr

The United Nations Independent Expert on the rights of persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, today warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.” “Persons with albinism, and parents of children with albinism, constantly live in fear of attack. Many do not sleep peacefully… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/malawi-people-with-albinism-face-total-extinction–un-expert-calls-for-urgent-response?lang=en

Informa Telecoms & Media (http://www.Informatandm.com) has today announced that APO ([http://www.APO-opa.com](http://www.apo-opa.com/)) will be the Official Newswire of East AfricaCom 2016, East Africa’s leading telecoms event (https://eaafrica.comworldseries.com), to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 18–19 May 2016. East AfricaCom, the leading forum for high level networking across telecoms, broadcasting,… Read more on http://apo-african-press-organization.africa-newsroom.com/press/east-africacom-2016-chooses-apo-as-official-newswire?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 April 2016

On Defending Democratic Space in the DRC

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC April 28, 2016 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a historic year that should – according to that country’s constitution – culminate in the DRC’s first democratic transfer of executive power. The United States supports the Congolese people in their pursuit… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/on-defending-democratic-space-in-the-drc?lang=en

The Secretary-General welcomes the appointment today by President Salva Kiir of the Ministers of the Transitional Government of National Unity, consistent with the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan of 17 August 2015. He is pleased to note that President Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar have achieved this important milestone of the peace process and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-south-sudan111?lang=en

What: First Conference of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWWSI) Theme: “Restoring Africa’s Landscapes – The Way Forward” When: 2-7 May 2016 Who: The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. Where: Dakar, Senegal Objectives: The First Conference of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative aims to: Deepen… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/first-international-conference-on-the-great-green-wall-for-the-sahara-and-the-sahel-initiative-ggwssi?lang=en

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères, l’honorable Stéphane Dion, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante : « Le Canada salue la formation du gouvernement provisoire d’union nationale du Soudan du Sud, sous la direction du président Salva Kiir et du premier vice-président Riek Machar. « Une étape importante a ainsi été franchie vers la réconciliation nationale au Soudan du Sud.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-ministre-dion-salue-la-formation-du-gouvernement-provisoire-du-soudan-du-sud?lang=fr

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