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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.

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative U.S. technologies to convert waste gas – also known as off-gas – into a valuable commodity at a plant in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The project will use proprietary technologies from Illinois-based LanzaTech, Inc. to… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ustda-introduces-us-carbon-capture-and-recycling-technology-to-south-africa?lang=en

On Europe Day, 9 May 2017, the European Union launched a re-edition of the book “Legends of Liberia”. Since the copy Number 1 was offered symbolically to H.E. President Johnson Sirleaf, this book sponsored by the European Development Fund and illustrated for the first time, has been on a journey across the nation. Originally compiled upon the request of President W.V.S Tubman by Peter Pinney, Australian… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/legends-of-liberia-on-a-journey-back-to-the-people-of-liberia?lang=en

En Sierra Leone, les glissements de terrain ont enseveli de nombreuses habitations de la capitale Freetown. La Suisse débloque 400’000 francs pour appuyer les opérations d’assistance et lutter contre la propagation de maladies comme le choléra. Les autorités en Sierra Leone ont décrété l’état d’urgence après les inondations et les glissements de terrain qui ont ravagé plusieurs quartiers… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/glissements-de-terrain-en-sierra-leone–la-suisse-debloque-400000-francs?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 18 August 2017

Sierra Leone: Red Cross appeals for global support

As the full horror of Monday’s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an urgent appeal for global support. Speaking at a joint press briefing with the Sierra Leone Permanent Mission in Geneva, IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy said: “We still have hope to find survivors… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sierra-leone-red-cross-appeals-for-global-support?lang=en

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (18 August) on the arrest of a Mauritanian senator and the situation in the country following the constitutional referendum: The unknown whereabouts of Senator Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghadda, who was detained in Mauritania on 11 August without… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-human-rights-commissioner-barbel-kofler-on-the-arrest-of-a-mauritanian-senator-and-the-situation-following-the-constitutional-referendum?lang=en

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will address the first day of the 6th annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 21-22 August 2017. The Forum is hosted jointly by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency. Minister Davies says the Forum… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sa-and-nepad-to-host-the-6th-infrastructure-africa-business-forum-in-johannesburg?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 August 2017

WCC extends condolences to Sierra Leone

As Sierra Leone coped with the aftermath of a devastating mudslide while facing the threat of another slide, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered condolences and prayers. After a mudslide claimed at least 330 lives on the outskirts of Freetown, authorities this week were evacuating people in the same area because another, potentially larger, slide is imminent.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wcc-extends-condolences-to-sierra-leone?lang=en

The ministers of posts and telecommunications of Somalia and Djibouti, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and H.E. Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, have issued a joint statement on a four-day official visit of Somalia minister to Djibouti. The main purpose of the minister and his delegation’s four-day visit was to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of posts and telecommunications.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/telecom-ministries-of-somalia-and-djibouti-agree-on-cooperation?lang=en

In advance of the 10 October 2017 general elections in Liberia, the National Elections Commission (NEC) and UNDP have today completed training civil society organisations that will act as key civic and voter education partners over the coming months. The campaign will increase awareness across the country of voters’ rights and responsibilities. Working together with the NEC, these organisations… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/civil-society-organizations-training-ends-in-monrovia?lang=en

The Economic Commission for Africa is organizing a session to discuss transboundary infrastructure development on the continent during the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association that begins in Lagos, Nigeria, this weekend. A five-member high-level panel will lead participants in discussing issues that include investment and transboundary infrastructure projects in Africa; political, legal… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/africas-transboundary-infrastructure-development-in-focus-at-lagos-conference?lang=en

President Danny Faure has sent a message of condolence to His Majesty Felipe VI, King of the Kingdom of Spain on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles, following the deadly terrorist attack in the city of Barcelona which claimed 13 lives and injured many others. In his message President Faure unreservedly condemned acts of terror which targeted the defenceless in order… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-sends-message-of-condolence-to-spain-following-devastating-terror-attack-in-barcelona?lang=en

La mission électorale d’observation (MEO) de la Conférence Internationale sur la Région des Grands Lacs (CIRGL) est arrivée à Luanda, Angola pour les élections générales du pays prévues pour le 23 Août 2017. La mission d’observation est mandatée pour observer les élections dans les Etats Membres et pour évaluer leur conformité aux normes internationales, en particulier le Protocole… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/icglr-elections-observation-mission-arrives-in-angola?lang=fr

Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) arrived in Luanda, Angola for the country’s General Elections to be held on 23rd August, 2017. The Observation Mission is mandated to observe elections in Member States and to assess compliance with international standards, in particularly the ICGLR Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/icglr-elections-observation-mission-arrives-in-angola?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 18 August 2017

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy. Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (www.Lumos-Global.com), which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity.… Read more on https://lumosglobal.africa-newsroom.com/press/offgrid-solar-will-transform-business-in-nigeria?lang=en

Absa Bank ([www.Absa.co.za](http://www.absa.co.za/)) has successfully refinanced and upsized Harmony Gold Limited’s existing USD 250,000,000 Term Debt to a 3 year USD 350,000,000 facility. Absa Bank acted as Bookrunner, Co-ordinator and Mandated Lead Arranger. The transaction was oversubscribed with the debt syndicated to a total of 8 Lenders, including 3 new Lenders. This allowed Harmony to broaden… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/absa-bank-limited-refinances-and-upsizes-harmony-gold-limiteds-existing-term-debt-facility?lang=en

Absa Bank Limited (www.Absa.co.za), a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL) (www.BarclaysAfrica.com), has successfully concluded a five year $100 million Special Facility Agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB). This is the first major transaction between the two lenders and is geared towards providing funding to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). This will also benefit BAGL’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/absa-bank-limited-and-china-development-bank-conclude-a-100-million-agreement?lang=en

[Stanford Graduate School of Business](https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/) ([www.GSB.stanford.edu](http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/)) (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/stanford-graduate-school-of-business-launches-two-educational-opportunities-to-empower-youth-and-entrepreneurs-in-southern-africa?lang=en

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame landed in Zintan today to hear from its residents on how best to move the political process forward and build peace and prosperity in Libya. Dr. Salame met with the Municipal Council on the city’s priorities, challenges and vision for the future. He also met with representatives… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghassan-salame-arrives-in-zintan-first-secretarygeneral-special-representative-to-visit-the-city-since-2014?lang=en

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders se réjouit d’apprendre que les trois personnes qui étaient bloquées au Maroc à la suite d’un incident dans un hôtel, aient pu regagner la Belgique et rejoindre leur famille. Les Affaires Etrangères ont, dès le départ, apporté assistance consulaire et soutien aux intéressés, facilitant notamment l’accès à un… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-pleased-with-return-of-three-belgians-stranded-in-morocco?lang=fr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased to learn that the three people who were stranded in Morocco after an incident in a hotel were able to return to Belgium and join their families. From the beginning, Belgian Foreign Affairs provided consular assistance and support to those concerned, in particular facilitating access to a lawyer, through the Honorary Consulate… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/didier-reynders-pleased-with-return-of-three-belgians-stranded-in-morocco?lang=en

The UK is stepping up with new emergency support that will provide clean water, food and medicines to assist people in the communities worst affected by the devastating floods and mudslide in Sierra Leone, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today. UK aid is already ensuring vital humanitarian assistance is getting to people caught up in the crisis through pre-positioned supplies… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-emergency-uk-aid-for-sierra-leone-landslide-victims?lang=en

– Des progrès notables dans les discussions des politiques économiques et des réformes qui pourraient être appuyées par un nouvel accord avec le FMI. – La croissance réelle est attendue à 6,7% en 2017 soutenue par une activité dynamique dans le secteur minier et de la construction et une bonne production agricole. – L’inflation moyenne resterait modérée à 8,5 % en 2017. Une mission du… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-of-an-imf-mission-at-the-end-of-its-visit-to-guinea?lang=fr

– Significant progress was made in discussions of the economic policies and reforms that could be supported by a new IMF arrangement – Real growth is expected to 6.7% in 2017 supported by dynamic activity in the mining and construction sectors and good agricultural performance; – Average inflation would remain moderate at 8.5 percent in 2017. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Giorgia… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-of-an-imf-mission-at-the-end-of-its-visit-to-guinea?lang=en

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today reiterating its call to the international community for urgent additional support for the South Sudan refugee situation and Uganda in particular, where the number of refugees from South Sudan has now reached 1 million. Over the past 12 months, an average of 1,800 South Sudanese have been arriving in Uganda every day. In addition to the million there, a million… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-refugees-in-uganda-pass-1-million-mark-unhcr-renews-call-for-help?lang=en

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