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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.

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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.

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The Secretary-General condemns the complex attack perpetrated against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Kidal this morning that claimed the lives of at least five peacekeepers and injured approximately 30. The Secretary-General underscores that attacks targeting United Nations peacekeepers constitute war crimes under international… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-mali?lang=en

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condamne fermement l’attaque terroriste ignoble perpétrée ce jour, à Kidal, au Nord du Mali, contre un camp de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA), faisant plusieurs morts et blessés. Elle condamne également fermement l’attaque terroriste perpétrée… Read more on http://www.african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/lua-condamne-fermement-les-attaques-terroristes-contrela-minusma-et-larmee-malienne-et-reaffirme-lurgence-dune-action-plussoutenue-contre-le-terrorisme-au-nord-du-mali-et-dans-la-region-du-sahel?lang=fr

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Chief Innovation Officer and U.S. Global Development Lab Executive Director Ann Mei Chang will travel to Tanzania and Kenya February 15-19, 2016. Chang’s visit will focus on how science, technology, innovation and partnerships can help address development challenges. She will meet with the USAID Mission, civil society leaders, the innovation and technology… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-chief-innovation-officer-travels-to-tanzania-and-kenya?lang=en

The Secretary-General wishes to pay tribute to the first ever all-female Formed Police Unit (FPU) deployed to a United Nations peacekeeping operation, which will end its mission in Liberia after nine years. The 125 women and supporting personnel will return to India this weekend. Through their unwavering performance, professionalism and discipline, including during the Ebola epidemic, these brave… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-departure-of-the-allfemale-formed-police-unit-from-liberia?lang=en

United Nations human rights experts* today urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the areas they say they claim to have liberated from Boko Haram forces are truly safe for people displaced by the violence, enabling them to return home. They also called for camps, both formal and informal, for internally displaced persons (IDPs), to be adequately protected, and stressed that all returns should… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/boko-haram-make-liberated-areas-truly-safe-for-returnees-un-experts-urge-nigeria?lang=en

On February 10 and 11, a senior level delegation from the U.S. government visited South Sudan in order to review UNMISS operations. The review allowed the delegation to identify what critical capabilities the United States might offer in order to implement President Obama’s commitment to strengthen U.S. support for UN peacekeeping operations globally. The U.S. government has a specific interest in… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/people-of-south-sudan-to-us-delegation-we-want-the-politicians-to-act?lang=en

À la suite d’une demande de la Tunisie, la Commission a proposé aujourd’hui d’accorder au pays une assistance macrofinancière supplémentaire de 500 millions d’euros au maximum. Cette aide prendra la forme de prêts à moyen terme à des conditions financières favorables. Pierre Moscovici, commissaire européen pour les affaires économiques et financières, la fiscalité et les douanes, a déclaré… Read more on http://www.european-commission.africa-newsroom.com/press/la-commission-europeenne-est-prete-a-continuer-daider-la-tunisie-a-surmonter-ses-difficultes-economiques-et-a-retrouver-le-chemin-dune-croissance-plus-durable?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 12 February 2016

Attaque sur le camp de la MINUSMA à Kidal

Mahamat Saleh Annadif, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU au Mali (RSSG), a déclaré vendredi que la MINUSMA était « révoltée » par l’attaque meurtrière survenue sur son camp à Kidal. Vendredi vers 7h, le camp de la MINUSMA basé à Kidal a été la cible d’une attaque complexe qui, selon un bilan provisoire a entraîné la mort de trois Casques bleus et une trentaine… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/attaque-sur-le-camp-de-la-minusma-a-kidal?lang=fr

L’Afrique australe est actuellement en proie à une terrible sécheresse qui s’est amplifiée et intensifiée depuis le début de la campagne agricole 2015-2016 sous l’effet d’un des plus violents phénomènes El Niño des 50 dernières années. De vastes zones du Zimbabwe, du Malawi, de la Zambie, de l’Afrique du Sud, du Mozambique, du Botswana et de Madagascar ont souffert jusqu’à présent des… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/afrique-australe-el-nino-aura-un-impact-devastateur-sur-les-recoltes-et-la-securite-alimentaire?lang=fr

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. Across large swathes of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Madagascar, the current rainfall season has so far been the driest in the last… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/el-nino-set-to-have-a-devastating-impact-on-southern-africas-harvests-and-food-security?lang=en

IOM Ethiopia has officially opened its third Migration Health Assessment Center (MHAC) in Jijiga City in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia. The center, which joins two others in Addis Ababa and Shire, is funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) and has been conducting initial pilot health services for refugees since 14 September 2015. Over 1,600… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-opens-third-migration-health-assessment-center-in-ethiopia?lang=en

Low levels of education and insecurity is fueling youth unemployment and migration in Somalia, according to a new IOM study released in Nairobi yesterday (11/2.) The study, funded by the Government of Japan and conducted by Altai Consulting, was commissioned by IOM to ascertain the nexus between youth unemployment and migration in Somalia’s Mogadishu, Baidoa and Kismayo districts. According to the… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/low-education-unemployment-drive-irregular-migration-among-somali-youth?lang=en

In cooperation with the government and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, IOM Malawi has organized a one- day national consultative meeting to address mixed and irregular migration. The consultation in the capital Lilongwe follows the latest Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Conference which was held in Zimbabwe in July 2015. During the conference, Ministers and Deputy… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/malawi-holds-national-consultation-on-mixed-and-irregular-migration?lang=en

As the political crisis in Libya worsens, ongoing violence continues to trigger large scale displacement. Many migrants from the region and beyond continue to try to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe. This puts them in grave danger and is stretching Libya’s limited resources. From both the North African and European side, coastguards are involved in significant search and… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-provides-body-bags-to-libyan-red-crescent-for-drowned-migrants?lang=en

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, today, presented her Letters of Credence to the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As outlined in paragraph 34 of the Annex to the General Assembly resolution 32/197… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/new-un-resident-coordinator-and-undp-resident-representative-ms-fatma-samoura-formally-begins-her-work-in-nigeria-promises-full-support-to-government-and-people-of-nigeria?lang=en

African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines. The conference – hosted by the World Health… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-leaders-to-gather-in-ethiopia-for-firstever-ministerial-conference-on-immunization-in-africa-1?lang=en

Relations between Switzerland and Tunisia, which have been good for decades, have become much closer since the Tunisian Revolution in 2011. This is reflected in the state visit by President Beji Caid Essebsi to Bern on 18 and 19 February. The visit was originally planned for last November, but was cancelled following an attack on the presidential guard. The programme and the topics to be addressed… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/eaer-tunisian-president-beji-caid-essebsi-to-pay-state-visit-to-switzerland-on-18-and-19-february?lang=en

L’Ambassade des Etats-Unis à Rabat, en partenariat avec le Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des cadres, a organisé lundi 8 février un Symposium sur le développement de la coopération universitaire entre le Maroc et les Etats-Unis. L’objectif étant de discuter les moyens pour une meilleure coopération entre les universités américaines… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/le-symposium-sur-le-developpement-de-la-cooperation-universitaire-entre-le-maroc-et-les-etatsunis?lang=fr

On behalf on the European Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, will visit Burkina Faso on February 12, to welcome the peaceful and successful elections which concluded a remarkable transition process, as well as to show support to the country, following the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou on 15 January that killed 32 people and injured more than 60.… Read more on http://www.european-commission.africa-newsroom.com/press/commissioner-mimica-visits-burkina-faso-to-show-solidarity-and-support-to-the-new-government-following-the-terrorist-attacks?lang=en

Au nom de la Commission européenne, le commissaire chargé de la coopération internationale et du développement, M. Neven Mimica, se rendra au Burkina Faso le 12 février pour saluer la tenue pacifique d’élections réussies, marquant l’aboutissement d’un processus de transition remarquable et marquer également son soutien à ce pays à la suite des attentats terroristes, perpétrés à… Read more on http://www.european-commission.africa-newsroom.com/press/le-commissaire-mimica-en-visite-au-burkina-faso-en-signe-de-solidarite-et-de-soutien-au-nouveau-gouvernement-apres-les-attaques-terroristes?lang=fr

The High Commissioner of Seychelles to Botswana, Mr Claude Morel, travelled to the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone, on Thursday 11 February 2016 at the invitation of the country’s Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Unity Sow, to participate in the sending off of 19 teachers who have been selected to take up employment in Seychelles on a 2-year contract. 13 of those teachers will arrive… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/seychellesbotswana-relations-teachers-deployed-to-seychelles?lang=en

Today, the Secretary-General spoke on the telephone with the Prime Minister-designate of Libya, Mr. Fayez Serraj. The Secretary-General commended Mr. Serraj’s hard work for the good of Libya over the past months, noting that he and the Presidency Council had made considerable progress under difficult circumstances. The Secretary-General encouraged Mr. Serraj to continue working with other members… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/readout-of-the-secretarygenerals-phone-calls-with-he-mr-fayez-serraj-prime-ministerdesignate-of-libya-and-he-mr-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-president-of-the-arab-republic-of-egypt?lang=en

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 11, 2016 U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello has departed for an extended trip that will include stops in Luanda, Angola; Johannesburg, South Africa; Bujumbura, Burundi; Bukavu and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.); and Arusha, Tanzania. The trip is focused on supporting regional efforts… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/special-envoy-perriello-travel-to-angola-south-africa-burundi-drc-and-tanzania?lang=en

The Secretary-General condemns the double suicide attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram elements on 9 February in the Dikwa Camp in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria. He deplores the death of scores of internally displaced persons and injuries to many others. The Secretary-General extends his deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria and to the bereaved families.… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-double-suicide-attack-inside-an-idp-camp-in-northeastern-nigeria?lang=en

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