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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.

UNAMID held a day-long seminar aimed at enabling Sudanese business owners to understand the United Nations’ policies and procedures related to business partnerships as well as participate in tenders issued by the Mission. The event, organized under the theme, “How to do business with the UN,” took place today at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum. The seminar is part of continued efforts by the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unamid-organizes-seminar-aimed-at-increasing-participation-from-sudanese-businesses-in-un-processes?lang=en

A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical and psychological abuse can mark children forever. During the new 60-second UNICEF film, scenes of violence against children appear as animated tattoos on David Beckham’s body. While Beckham’s own tattoos were marks chosen to represent happy or important memories,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-film-featuring-unicef-goodwill-ambassador-david-beckham-highlights-urgent-need-to-end-violence-against-children?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma congratulates Nigeria’s women’s soccer team, the Super Falcons, for winning the 2015 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday, 3 December 2016, in Yaounde, Cameroon. This is the eighth time that Nigeria has claimed this victory. Nigeria’s Super Falcons claimed a 1-0 victory over hosts Cameroon’s Indomitable… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/au-congratulates-nigerias-super-falcons-for-2016-womens-cup-of-nations-victory?lang=en

On December 2, 2016 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dmitry Kuptel, met with the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, Elham Ibrahim. During the meeting, the sides discussed current state and prospects for cooperation between Belarus and the Commission of the African Union,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-of-belarus-dkuptel-meets-the-representative-of-the-african-union?lang=en

Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies will tomorrow announce the winners of the 4th Annual South African Premier Business Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The annual South African Premier Business Awards are a key feature on the Department of Trade and Industry’s calendar and celebrate national corporate excellence and success. Minister Davies, reflecting on the significance… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-davies-to-announce-winners-of-4th-annual-south-african-premier-business-awards?lang=en

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host her Zambian counterpart, Minister Harry Kalaba, on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, in Pretoria on the occasion of the inaugural session of the South Africa-Zambia Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC). The two Ministers will co-chair the JCC, which meets ahead of the State Visit to South Africa by the President of Zambia,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-nkoanamashabane-hosts-her-zambian-counterpart-ahead-of-president-lungus-state-visit-to-south-africa?lang=en

La sous secrétaire d’Etat américaine aux Affaires africaines, Mme Linda Thomas Greenfield, était en visite dans notre pays la semaine dernière. Au cours de son séjour, elle a rencontré notamment le Premier ministre Modibo Keita et le représentant du secrétaire général de l’ONU, chef de la MINUSMA, Mahamat Saleh Annadif ainsi que plusieurs hautes autorités du pays et des leaders de la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/linda-thomasgreenfield-sous-secretaire-detat-americaine-aux-affaires-africaines—la-paix-est-possible-au-mali-?lang=fr

As part of ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union (AU) police and policing within the framework of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the African Governance Architecture (AGA), the Commission of the African Union (AU), the African Union Commission (AUC) organized the Second Conference of the Police Strategic Support Group (PSSG), from… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/au-commission-holds-2nd-conference-of-the-african-union-police-strategic-support-group-to-enhance-the-police-and-policing-in-african-governance-peace-and-security-architectures?lang=en

H.E. Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan James Wani Igga, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, and representatives from the Japanese Embassy, will launch the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and brief senior Government officials, Parliamentarians political leaders, bureaucrats and development partners to urge their support on the implementation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/highlevel-briefing-on-disaster-risk-reduction-and-south-sudans-national-disaster-risk-management-policy?lang=en

Event: Financial contribution signing ceremony between Italy and UNICEF Date and Time: Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 09:00 am Venue: Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (inside the Embassy of Italy compound in Addis Ababa) Participants: – H.E. Giuseppe Mistretta, Ambassador of Italy to Ethiopia – Mrs. Ginevra Letizia, Director of the Addis Ababa Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/media-advisory-signing-ceremony-between-italy-and-unicef-to-strengthen-the-civil-registration-system-in-ethiopia?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 5 December 2016

Ending hunger and enabling food security in Africa

Researchers, policy-makers and development partners converge in Abuja, Nigeria, for the [11th African Economic Conference (AEC)](http://www.afdb.org/aec) from December 5-7, 2016, to share ideas on topical African development issues including how to end hunger and ensure food security in Africa. About 300 participants are expected to attend the annual event co-organised by the African Development Bank… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ending-hunger-and-enabling-food-security-in-africa?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will host President Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia for a State Visit to South Africa from 07 to 09 December 2016. The visit is aimed at deepening and strengthening of the already existing good political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back from the years of the struggle. South Africa and Zambia’s economic relationship… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-host-zambia-president-on-a-state-visit?lang=en

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is organising a twin set of policy debates to begin mapping out pathways for structural transformation in Central Africa, notably in Gabon (8 December 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Libreville) and in the Republic of Congo (15 December 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Brazzaville). The Libreville Debate on wood transformation in Gabon Hinged on on-going macroeconomic… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/policy-debates-on-structural-transformation-billed-for-gabon-and-congo?lang=en

Le monde fait face aujourd’hui à une crise humanitaire sans précédent depuis la Deuxième Guerre mondiale: plus de 128 millions de personnes sont touchées par des conflits, des déplacements, des catastrophes naturelles et une profonde vulnérabilité. A travers une action stratégique et coordonnée, les organisations humanitaires visent en 2017 à fournir une aide d’urgence, de la protection… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/record-international-humanitarian-appeal-requires-222-billion-for-2017?lang=fr

The world is facing a state of humanitarian crisis not seen since the Second World War: more than 128 million people are affected by conflict, displacement, natural disasters and profound vulnerability. Through strategic and coordinated action, aid organizations around the world aim to deliver urgent relief, protection and support to nearly 93 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized people… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/record-international-humanitarian-appeal-requires-222-billion-for-2017?lang=en

The second edition of Science Forum South Africa kicks off this week with an interesting array of national and international speakers, engaging exhibitions and science in the streets. Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) will be held under the theme “Igniting conversations about science” on 8 and 9 December at the CSIR Convention Centre. The forum is a platform for scientists, policy-makers, students,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africas-second-international-forum-on-science?lang=en

Agencies of the UN System, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of Central Africa and their development partners such as the African Development bank (AfDB) will concert from 6 to 7 December 2016 in Libreville – Gabon, to draw parallels between the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in order to better support subregional development programmes.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/conclave-to-revitalise-uns-support-to-au-nepad-programme-in-central-africa?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with the National Consumer Commission (NCC), the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), City of Cape Town and National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) will lead a safe paraffin appliance awareness campaign that will be hosted on Thursday, 8 December 2016 in Masiphumelele Informal Settlement in Fish Hoek, Western Cape. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-dti-to-lead-a-safe-paraffin-appliance-awareness-campaign-in-the-western-cape?lang=en

L’Union africaine, par le biais de l’Académie de leadership de l’Union africaine, organise pour la toute première fois, le 9 décembre 2016, un débat sur le leadership, réunissant les candidats qui briguent la présidence de la Commission de l’Union africaine. Le débat se déroulera au siège de la Commission de l’Union africaine à Addis-Abéba en Éthiopie, en direct devant une audience… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/lunion-africaine-organise-un-debat-reunissant-les-candidats-a-la-presidence-de-la-commission-de-lunion-africaine?lang=fr

On December 1, 2016, President Xi Jinping held talks at the Great Hall of the People with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. The two heads of state decided to upgrade China-Sierra Leone relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and take the implementation of outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as an opportunity to comprehensively… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/xi-jinping-holds-talks-with-president-ernest-bai-koroma-of-sierra-leone-both-heads-of-state-jointly-decide-to-establish-chinasierra-leone-comprehensive-strategic-cooperative-partnership?lang=en

“Sudan is a strategic player in regional equilibriums: a stabler Sudan means more peace and stability in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa,” said Foreign Minister Gentiloni at the end of the meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, Ibrahim A. Ghandour, on the sidelines of the Rome MED 2016 conference. He added: “We want to cooperate even more actively in supporting Sudan, as it hosts more than… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-lets-work-together-to-combat-illegal-migration-minister-gentiloni-told-minister-ghandour?lang=en

Measured in relation to its own population, no other country in the world helps as many refugees as Lebanon. This small country has provided refuge for over 1.5 million people fleeing war and terror in Syria. Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Beirut on Thursday (1 December) to demonstrate that Germany is a solid partner at Lebanon’s side. During his visit, Steinmeier will also be able to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-steinmeier-on-a-trip-to-lebanon-showing-support-for-the-biggest-helper?lang=en

Ambassador-Designate to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, and the Special Envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Libya, Giorgio Starace, travelled to Tripoli and Misrata today while a delivery of 3 tonnes of medicines and medical aids carried by an Italian Air Force C-130 was being made to the two Libyan cities. The material is destined for the military hospital in Tripoli and the civilian hospital in… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-humanitarian-and-diplomatic-mission-to-tripoli-and-misrata?lang=en

On this day in 2013, the first President of a free and democratic South Africa, President Nelson Mandela passed on, leaving behind a rich legacy of building a dynamic young nation, from the ashes of apartheid. President Mandela taught us to unite and to love and respect one another as South Africans. He also taught us to build friendly relations with our neighbours and the international community… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/remembering-madiba-let-us-continue-building-a-united-south-africa-message-from-president-jacob-zuma?lang=en

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