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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.

Posted by: APO | 24 April 2017

UK Travel Advice Update

The British Government will, today, remove the travel advisory against all but essential travel to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi. In addition, we will also make changes to the language and format of UK travel advice around the world, including, but not limited to, travel advice for Kenya. Following public consultation in the UK, the British Government is amending the language used to describe the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-travel-advice-updatec?lang=en

The Australian High Commission in Ghana is delighted to welcome award-winning Australian filmmaker Rachel Perkins to Accra from 25-27 April 2017. Following in the footsteps of her activist father, Charles Perkins, Rachel Perkins’ filmmaking over more than 25 years has been concerned with the history and stories of her people, the Aboriginal people of Australia. In 1992 Rachel established Australia’s… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/awardwinning-australian-filmmaker-rachel-perkins-in-accra?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 April 2017

Partnership between PARIS&Co and MEST

On Friday, April 21, PARIS&Co and Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of HE François Pujolas, the Ambassador of France to Ghana. France recognizes Ghana’s potential in new technologies and supports its ecosystem for start-ups. The Ghanaian entrepreneurial ecosystem is now in full development. Dynamic, innovative and pragmatic,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/partnership-between-parisandco-and-mest?lang=en

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced today that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect young children from the most deadly form of malaria… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-kenya-and-malawi-to-take-part-in-who-malaria-vaccine-pilot-programme?lang=en

Meeting in Cairo April 23-24, the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund continued a long tradition of U.S.-Egypt cooperation on high-impact research between Egyptian and American scientists by approving 15 joint projects in the fields of agriculture, energy, health, and water. The board also agreed to continue to dedicate a portion of its funding toward innovation-related… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/promoting-usegypt-collaboration-in-science-and-technology?lang=en

To celebrate the launch of the revised European Union (EU) Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child, Plan International is partnering with the European External Action Service to organize a global youth takeover of EU Delegation social media accounts. Throughout April, young people across Africa, Asia and the Americas will share their views on the challenges children in… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-union-eu-delegation-hands-over-control-of-its-social-media-accounts-to-plan-international-ghana-child-rights-activists?lang=en

Quoi: Plusieurs femmes leaders, issues de différentes institutions privées et publiques, participeront à l’atelier interactif orienté sur leur participation aux processus décisionnels politiques ainsi qu’à l’affermissement de la démocratie apaisée à Madagascar. L’objectif est de cet atelier est de mettre en valeur les rôles et places des femmes leaders de Madagascar dans la promotion… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lancement-de-latelier-interactif-des-femmes-leaders-malagasy-sur-leur-participation-aux-processus-decisionnels-politiques-ainsi-qua-laffermissement-de-la-democratie-apaisee-a-madagascar?lang=fr

Nesta terça-feira, 25 de Abril de 2017 pelas 17:00, a ONG Mani Tese realiza a cerimónia de inauguração da loja agropecuária do CEDAVES – Centro de Promoção e Desenvolvimento de Avicultura Familiar – e o lançamento do projeto “Antula é jovem!”. A cerimónia terá lugar na loja/centro social em Antula (Bissau) e contará com a participação de representantes da União Europeia, da Organização… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/novidades-para-antula-loja-agropecuaria-informatica-e-projeto-antula-e-jovem?lang=pt

Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who [disappeared](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-%3b0%3f5-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=126701&Action=Follow+Link) off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/three-months-still-no-word-on-disappeared-south-sudanese-men?lang=en

IOM is currently in the process of providing human rights trainings in five detention centres, the first trainings inside detention centres since 2014. In this pilot project, IOM is targeting five centres (Abu Salim, Tariq al Sekka, Al Khums, Gharyan Alhamra and Triq Al Matar) to enhance the capacity of the staff and help improve the living conditions of the migrants. The first two of the five trainings,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/first-human-rights-trainings-held-inside-detention-centres-in-libya-since-2014?lang=en

Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so) is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator. Launched in partnership with VC4A ([https://VC4A.com](https://vc4a.com/)), Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project, Innovate Accelerator saw over 180 applications submitted for last year’s inaugural cohort. This year the accelerator has promised… Read more on http://vc4africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/innovate-ventures-reruns-successful-tech-accelerator-for-somali-startups?lang=en

Representing the Government of South Sudan, the Ministry of Petroleum announces that it is welcoming the interest of investors for direct negotiations on oil and gas in blocks B1 and B2. The announcement comes after negotiations broke down with the French oil and gas company Total E & P due to irreconcilable differences. Officials of the Ministry of Petroleum met with representatives of Total in Kampala,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/blocks-b1-and-b2-open-for-direct-negotiation-following-collapse-of-talks-with-companies-total-e-and-p-tullow-oil-plc-and-kufpec?lang=en

Company Name: Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc (www.StanbicIBTC.com) Company Symbol: STANBIC [STANBIC]>> Company Report Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc Unaudited Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the Period Ended 31 March 2017 Mar 2017 Mar 2016 N’million N’million Gross Earnings: 47,022 34,780 Profit before Tax: 18,626 10,243 Taxation: (2,552) (2,452) Profit for the Period: 16,074 7,791 Earnings Per… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-stanbic-ibtc-holdings-plcc?lang=en

More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today. “At no time is education more important than in times of war,” said UNICEF Chief of Education Josephine Bourne. “Without education, how will children reach their full potential and contribute to the future… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/25-million-children-out-of-school-in-conflict-zones-unicef?lang=en

Le deuxième Forum sur le suivi de l’environnement et de la sécurité en Afrique (MESA) a débuté à Dakar sous le thème « l’observation de la Terre au développement et à la mise en œuvre des politiques ». Le 2ème Forum MESA est organisé par la Commission de l’Union Africaine (AUC) en collaboration avec la Communauté Economique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et le… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-second-monitoring-for-environment-and-security-in-africa-mesa-forum-kick-started-in-dakar?lang=fr

The second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum kick started in Dakar, under the theme “from Earth Observation to Policy Development and Implementation”. The 2nd MESA Forum is organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Government of the Republic of Senegal. More than 200 international… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-second-monitoring-for-environment-and-security-in-africa-mesa-forum-kick-started-in-dakar?lang=en

Company Name: Lafarge Africa Plc. (www.Lafarge.com.ng) Company Symbol: WAPCO [WAPCO]>> Company Report Lafarge Africa Plc Unaudited Financial Statements for the Period Ended 31 March 2017 YTD March 2017 YTD March 2016 N’000 N’000 Turnover 81,310,510 52,420,896 Cost of Sales (60,416,218) (44,640,480) Profit before Tax 9,446,052 (2,215,662) Taxation (4,284,966) 342,664 Profit after Tax 5,161,086 (1,872,998)… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-lafarge-africa-plcc?lang=en

Cold, Snow, Freeze! A night at Next Door in Masaki, Dar es Salaam, that will go down in history as an African first, treated guests to a frosty musical announcement. The Castle Lite team revealed that Castle Lite ([www.CastleLite.co.za](http://www.castlelite.co.za/)) brings the Extra Cold Unlocks Experience to Tanzania for the first time ever, putting the country in an instant frenzy! The room was… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/correction-castle-lite-unlocks-future-in-tanzania?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 April 2017

Castle Lite Unlocks Future in Tanzania

Cold, Snow, Freeze! A night at Next Door in Masaki, Dar es Salaam, that will go down in history as an African first, treated guests to a frosty musical announcement. The Castle Lite team revealed that Castle Lite ([www.CastleLite.co.za](http://www.castlelite.co.za/)) brings the Extra Cold Unlocks Experience to Tanzania for the first time ever, putting the country in an instant frenzy! The room was… Read more on http://tigo-tanzania.africa-newsroom.com/press/castle-lite-unlocks-future-in-tanzania?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo se rend cette semaine au Bénin et au Sénégal pour une visite de travail de quatre jours. Il est accompagné de Goedele Liekens et Axelle Red, toutes deux actives en qualité d’ambassadrices de bonne volonté des Nations Unies. La visite de travail de quatre jours s’insère dans le cadre de l’initiative She… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/alexander-de-croo-brings-a-working-visit-to-benin-and-senegal-together-with-un-goodwill-ambassadors-goedele-liekens-and-axelle-red?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo this week brings a four-day working visit to Benin and Senegal. He will be accompanied by Goedele Liekens and Axelle Red, both active as Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations. The four-day visit fits in with the initiative ‘She Decides’, which focuses on the reinforcement of rights for girls and women, and in particular… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/alexander-de-croo-brings-a-working-visit-to-benin-and-senegal-together-with-un-goodwill-ambassadors-goedele-liekens-and-axelle-red?lang=en

The IMF welcomes Germany’s commitment to strengthening its collaboration with the IMF on capacity development. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today signed a Letter of Understanding whereby the German Ministry of Finance will provide €15 million in support of the IMF’s capacity development… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/germany-and-imf-strengthen-capacity-development-cooperation-in-africa?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 24 April 2017

Hilton powers GCC hotel expansion

– STR data[1] shows Hilton has largest active pipeline in the GCC with 16,000+ rooms – Hilton has the most rooms under construction in four of six Gulf markets Hilton ([http://Hilton.com](http://hilton.com/)) CEO Chris Nassetta will be heading to the Arabian Hotel International Conference in Dubai this year, underlining the importance of the region to his company’s ambitious expansion plans. Following… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/hilton-powers-gcc-hotel-expansion?lang=en

World-class education is fundamental for the development of a nation and the best investment in its future. The UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda therefore emphasizes the development of a first-rate education system, which among other things will require modern and efficient teaching methods. A prerequisite for this is continuous professional development of teachers, equipping them with up-to-date knowledge… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/al-maskari-holding-and-ef-education-first-partner-to-promote-worldclass-education-and-training-in-the-united-arab-emirates?lang=en

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