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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.

Il y a six ans, dans le territoire de Walikale, en Province du Nord-Kivu, République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), des civils résidant dans treize villages sur la route Kibua-Mpofi ont été attaqués par une coalition d’environ 200 soldats appartenant à la milice Maï Maï Sheka /Nduma Défense of Congo, dirigée par Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka; les Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR),… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-special-representative-on-sexual-violence-in-conflict-zainab-bangura-calls-for-action-against-the-perpetrators-of-the-notorious-mass-rape-in-walikale-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=fr

Six years ago, in Walikale territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), civilian residents in thirteen villages on the Kibua-Mpofi road, were attacked by a coalition of about 200 soldiers from the Mai Mai Sheka/Nduma Defence of Congo militia, led by Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka; the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), led by Serafin Lionso; and a group of army… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-special-representative-on-sexual-violence-in-conflict-zainab-bangura-calls-for-action-against-the-perpetrators-of-the-notorious-mass-rape-in-walikale-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=en

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a cholera outbreak in Juba by vaccinating people at high risk, providing clean drinking water and supporting medical treatment, as more than 300 cases have been recorded in the city, including five deaths. On July 27 and 28, MSF vaccinated about 4,000 people living at the Protection… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-responding-to-cholera-outbreak-in-juba?lang=en

On July 26, the Republic of Angola deposited its instrument of accession to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). The United States congratulates the Republic of Angola on taking this step, which advances the goal of universality of this important Convention. With this action, the Republic of Angola has become the 175th State Party to this pillar of the global regime against the proliferation of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/republic-of-angola-becomes-175th-party-to-the-biological-weapons-convention?lang=en

Today unknown assailants attacked a humanitarian convoy that included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM. The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance. UNICEF can confirm that a UNICEF employee and an IOM contractor were injured in the attack and are being treated at a local hospital. All other UNICEF, IOM… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unicef-statement-on-attack-on-humanitarian-convoy-in-northeastern-nigeria?lang=en

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed the UN General Assembly decision proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. UNIDO’s Director General, Li Yong, said: “This is great news. Last September, at a meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York, UNIDO, together with the African Union Commission, the Office of the Special… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unido-welcomes-uns-third-industrial-development-decade-for-africa?lang=en

Déplacement de M. Jean-Marc Ayrault au Kenya et en Tanzanie (1er-2 août 2016) M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, ministre des affaires étrangères et du développement international, se rendra au Kenya et en Tanzanie les 1er et 2 août. Avec les dirigeants de ces deux pays d’Afrique de l’Est, il fera le point sur notre coopération bilatérale et évoquera les nombreux projets d’investissements des entreprises… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole–deplacement-de-m-jeanmarc-ayrault-au-kenya-et-en-tanzanie?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 29 July 2016

Be your Own Boss and Start Earning with Uber

Uber (www.Uber.com), the technology company that connects riders and drivers using a smartphone, is looking for driver-partners to join their growing network in Accra, Ghana. This partnership will see driver-partners being their own boss, working when it suits them. Signing up for Uber means one could have the potential to earn over GHS 1,500 per week, and best of all, signing up is FREE! All you… Read more on http://uber-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/be-your-own-boss-and-start-earning-with-uber?lang=en

What: UNICEF Somalia, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, is launching the latest situation analysis of children in Somalia. The report consists of comprehensive data, analysis and recommendations crucial to support UNICEF’s work of fulfilling the rights of all Somali children. The report shows that the situation of children is improving, with more children surviving,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/launch-of-situation-analysis-of-children-in-somalia-2016?lang=en

On July 27, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the equivalent of SDR 220 million (about US$304.7 million, or 180 percent of current quota) under a 40-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Madagascar, to help reinforce macroeconomic stability and boost sustainable and inclusive growth. Following the Board’s decision, SDR 31.428 million (about… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/le-conseil-dadministration-du-fmi-approuve-un-accord-au-titre-de-la-facilite-elargie-de-credit-dun-montant-de-3047-millions-de-dollars-en-faveur-de-madagascar?lang=en

Le 27 juillet 2016, le Conseil d’administration du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) a approuvé un accord de 40 mois au titre de la facilité élargie de crédit (FEC) en faveur de Madagascar d’un montant équivalant à 220 millions de DTS (environ 304,7 millions de dollars, ou 180 % de la quote-part actuelle), pour contribuer à renforcer la stabilité macroéconomique et promouvoir une croissance… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/le-conseil-dadministration-du-fmi-approuve-un-accord-au-titre-de-la-facilite-elargie-de-credit-dun-montant-de-3047-millions-de-dollars-en-faveur-de-madagascar?lang=fr

We are concerned at the three-year prison sentences handed down last week to 30 members of the main opposition party in Gambia, including its leader Ousainou Darboe, following their participation in peaceful protests in mid-April. We also remain deeply concerned that there has yet to be an impartial, independent and thorough investigation into allegations of excessive use of force in the context of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/spokesperson-for-the-un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-rupert-colville-gambia?lang=en

Ambassador Samantha Power – U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; U.S. Mission to the United Nations AS DELIVERED Thank you, Minister Kishida, President of the Council, thank you Secretary-General Ban, Minister Mohamed, and Commissioner Chergui for your briefings. Thanks to all of you, and the Ministers who have shown the importance of this issue by making the long trip here to New… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/remarks-at-a-un-security-council-briefing-on-peacebuilding-in-africa?lang=en

President Barack Obama and U.S. government, private sector, and civil society leaders will meet with nearly 1,000 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders from August 1-3 at the Presidential Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The summit, held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., will feature a town hall with President Obama, a Congressional… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/presidential-summit-of-the-mandela-washington-fellowship-for-young-african-leaders?lang=en

Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council. A new series of 17 country briefs prepared by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) and published today… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/protracted-conflicts-causing-alarming-spikes-in-severe-hunger?lang=en

[Sage](http://www.sage.com/za) (www.Sage.com/za), a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, with a focus on new and existing initiatives that power business growth. At the world’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs and business builders, Sage CEO Stephen Kelly spoke about how… Read more on http://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-tech-revolution-sage-sets-out-the-vision-for-african-businesses?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 July 2016

2 Years Moving Lagos

It’s been 2 years since Uber (www.Uber.com) hit the streets of Lagos, and it’s been an absolutely exhilarating ride. During this time, we are humbled to have moved with you over a Million times in Lagos. Lagos never stops moving, and since launching in 2014, neither have we. (https://youtu.be/6nHeZM9z9IE) As part of this incredible adventure, we thought we’d crunch a few numbers and let you… Read more on http://uber-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/2-years-moving-lagos?lang=en

According to a statement released today by the International Raelian Movement (www.RaelPress.org), the movement’s founder and spiritual leader, Rael, has been awarded the “Golden Elephant Super Prize” by the Pan African Organization of Francophone Youth in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The distinction marks the 8th time the prize, awarded annually, has been conferred. “The Golden Elephant Super Prize… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/rael-named-commander-of-the-african-order-of-valor-for-peace-actions?lang=en

Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) (www.Orange.com), and Jean-Marc Vignolles, Chief Operating Officer for Orange MEA, outlined their vision and priorities, identifying a number of new sectors and activities… Read more on http://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-drives-digital-transformation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-with-new-innovations-in-smart-metering-solar-power-nfc-and-customer-experience?lang=en

À l’occasion de son quatrième point presse annuel sur la stratégie et l’activité d’Orange (www.Orange.com) en Afrique et au Moyen Orient, Ramon Fernandez, Directeur Général Délégué en charge des finances et de la stratégie du Groupe, Bruno Mettling, Président-Directeur Général d’Orange Afrique et Moyen-Orient, (MEA), et Jean-Marc Vignolles, Directeur des opérations d’Orange… Read more on http://orange.africa-newsroom.com/press/orange-drives-digital-transformation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-with-new-innovations-in-smart-metering-solar-power-nfc-and-customer-experience?lang=fr

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Health Service launched the refreshed “Good Life, Live it Well” campaign on July 28 at the National Theatre. The “Good Life, Live It Well” campaign will serve as the overarching Ghana Health Service brand and will promote positive health behaviors through television, radio, social media, and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-and-ghana-health-service-launch-refreshed-good-life-live-it-well-campaign?lang=en

“Treating a yellow fever patient is reliant on having the right diagnosis. This is dependent on having the necessary laboratory capacity to quickly identify the disease,” says Dr Pierre Formenty, an expert in haemorrhagic fevers at WHO and Manager of the Emerging Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mobile-labs-deliver-faster-yellow-fever-test-results?lang=en

The newly appointed UNICEF Representative to Liberia, Mr. Suleiman Braimoh, presented his letter of credence to H.E. Marjon V. Kamara, the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia today. During the meeting on Thursday, Mr. Braimoh expressed enthusiasm and affirmed his commitment to providing overall leadership in the development and implementation of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/newly-appointed-unicef-representative-to-liberia-presents-letter-of-credence-to-the-ministry-of-foreign-affairs?lang=en

When: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, from 9:00 –12:30 Where: Marriot Hotel, Turako Meeting Room, 1st floor Who: – His Holiness Abune Matias – Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Patrarchate Office – Sheik Mohammedamin Jemal, President of Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC) – Aba Hagos Haysh, Ethiopian Catholic Church – Reverend Dr Wakseuym Idosssa, President of Ethiopia Evangelical… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/highlevel-signing-ceremony-of-a-memorandum-of-understanding-mou-between-unicef-and-religious-leaders-for-the-wellbeing-of-children-and-women?lang=en

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