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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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Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (29 August) to mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests: During my visit to Hiroshima in April, I gained an impression of the unspeakable suffering that is caused by the employment of nuclear weapons. To this day, Hiroshima serves as both a warning and a reminder of our duty: We must steadfastly pursue… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-steinmeier-on-the-international-day-against-nuclear-tests?lang=en

His Excellency Mr. Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, Her Excellency Miss Clark, Administrator of UNDP, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very honored to attend this important event today, the global launch of the Africa Human Development Report 2016. The report focuses on the acceleration of gender equality and women’s empowerment… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-he-mr-fumio-kishida-minister-for-foreign-affairs-of-japan-global-launch-of-the-africa-human-development-report-2016-hosted-by-the-united-nations-development-programme?lang=en

1. On Sunday, August 28, commencing at 11:56 a.m. (local time; 17:56 p.m., Sunday, August 28, Japan time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, who is visiting Nairobi, the Republic of Kenya, to attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), attended the Japan-Africa Business Conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/prime-minister-shinzo-abe-attends-the-japanafrica-business-conference?lang=en

States too often fail to uphold their obligations with regard to women and girls with disabilities, treating them or allowing them to be treated as helpless objects of pity, subjected to hostility and exclusion, instead of empowering them to enjoy their fundamental human rights and freedoms, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has said. “Policies for women have traditionally… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/women-and-girls-with-disabilities-need-empowerment-not-pity-un-experts-tell-states?lang=en

The UK and Japanese Governments co-hosted an event in Nairobi, Kenya in the sidelines of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), along with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This is the first time the UK and Japan have held such an event. It discussed challenges and opportunities of African women in peacebuilding processes. This is an important issue… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/first-ukjapan-collaboration-on-gender-and-peacebuilding-at-ticad-vi?lang=en

High ranking officials from the Maghreb region are convening in Rabat for a three days’ workshop, jointly organized by the Government of Morocco, Union of Maghreb Countries (UMA), with the support of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This first of a series of FAO sponsored sub regional dialogues on Agriculture related Intended National Determined Contributions (INDC`s)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-maroc-accueille-la-premiere-reunion-de-concertation-sousregionale-en-preparation-de-la-cop-22?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 30 August 2016

Africa stands in solidarity with Italy

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the European Union following the earthquake on 24 August 2016. The earthquake of estimated 6.2 magnitude destroyed lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, in a historic centre. At least 250 people were killed and more than 360 others were injured in the… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-stands-in-solidarity-with-italy?lang=en

Shri R. Ravindra (IFS: 1999), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to Republic of Liberia, with residence in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire).

He is expected to take up his assignment shortly. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/r-ravindra-concurrently-accredited-as-the-ambassador-of-india-to-republic-of-liberia1?lang=en

Des hauts fonctionnaires de la région du Maghreb ont commencé à Rabat une réunion de trois jours, organisée conjointement avec le Gouvernement du Royaume du Maroc et l’Union du Maghreb Arabe (UMA), avec l’appui de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO). Cette réunion est la première d’une série de concertations sous-régionales, sponsorisées par la… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-maroc-accueille-la-premiere-reunion-de-concertation-sousregionale-en-preparation-de-la-cop-22?lang=fr

As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, [Ringier Africa](http://www.ringier.com/en/about-ringier/activities/about-ringier-africa) (http://APO.af/EkqVN4) is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first across its Nigeria & Ghana offices – through an inaugural partnership with the [African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ringier-africa-rolls-out-internship-programme-with-africa-leadership-university?lang=en

A la Base navale, dans la Commune du Plateau à Abidjan, trois membres de la Garde-Côtes des Etats-Unis forment en ce moment des membres de la Marine Ivoirienne dans le cadre de l’engagement du Gouvernement des Etats-Unis avec la Côte d’Ivoire pour l’exécution de la loi maritime et la sécurité. Utilisant les trois vedettes de patrouille récemment acquises, la Garde-Côtes se sert de scénarios… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-gardecotes-americaine-organise-une-formation-dapplication-de-la-loi-maritime-avec-la-marine-ivoirienne?lang=fr

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Introduced at the African Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius, this project has been made possible by the generous support of the Government of Japan. Its opening workshop at the ATI brought together mid– and senior–level… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-launches-japanfunded-project-to-improve-external-sector-statistics-in-central-and-west-african-countries?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

USAID Apoia a Conservação do Planalto Angolano

A Agência dos Estados Unidos da América para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (USAID) procedeu a entrega, no dia 29 de Agosto, em Menongue, dos planos de gestão para os dois parques nacionais recém-criados. Os dois novos parques nacionais Mavinga e Luengue-Luiana estão localizados na província do Kuando Kubango, no sudoeste de Angola e ocupa um espaço de 6.8 milhões de hectares. Os planos de… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-apoia-a-conservacao-do-planalto-angolano?lang=pt

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

Conserving the Angolan Highlands

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over management plans for two newly-created Angolan national parks in Menongue, Angola on August 29th. The two new parks, Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana, are located in the Kuando-Kubango Province of SE Angola and encompass 6.8 million hectares. The management plans will help guide the development of the two parks through the critical… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-apoia-a-conservacao-do-planalto-angolano?lang=en

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO and U.S. Embassy Ethiopia are pleased to announce that from August 29 – September 2, Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the United States, UNESCO, the Institute of International Education (IIE), Microsoft, Fitbit, and other… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/inaugural-teachher-master-class-launched-in-ethiopia?lang=en

The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) and launched UNODC’s new regional programme for Eastern Africa during a four-day visit to Nairobi, which concluded today. In his meeting with the President, Mr Fedotov thanked President Kenyatta… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unodc-executive-director-in-nairobi-highlights-need-for-regional-cooperation-to-promote-security-development?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations et répondu à la question suivante : […] 3 – Tchad – Décès de soldats (27 août 2016) La France exprime ses condoléances aux familles des quatre soldats tchadiens tués le 27 août par un engin explosif, ainsi qu’aux autorités tchadiennes. Nous réitérons notre pleine solidarité avec le Tchad et avec les pays de la région… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-afrique–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-29-aout-2016?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

Presidents Museveni, Uhuru in bilateral meet

President Yoweri Museveni has today held a bilateral meeting with his host President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The meeting comes at the heels of the closure of the TICADVI summit that attracted over 30 heads of state from Africa and 100 chief executive officers from Japan representing top Japanese companies. The two leaders discussed matters of mutual interest between… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/presidents-museveni-uhuru-in-bilateral-meet?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

Signing of the Japan-Kenya Investment Agreement

On August 28, 2016, ‘Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Kenya for the Promotion and Protection of Investment’ was signed by Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Henry K. Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya on the occasion of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/signing-of-the-japankenya-investment-agreement1?lang=en

1. On August 28 (same date local time), H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, exchanged Notes concerning Japan’s Grant Aid amounting to JPY 1 billion with Mr. Henry K. Rotich, Cabinet Secretary to the National Treasury of the Republic of Kenya, in Nairobi, the capital city of the Republic of Kenya. 2. This cooperation is intended to extend the funds for the purchase of necessary… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/exchange-of-notes-concerning-japans-grant-aid-to-kenya?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

UN Secretary-General on Western Sahara

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow Buffer Strip in southwestern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario in close proximity to each other. The Secretary-General calls on both parties to suspend any action… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-secretarygeneral-on-western-sahara?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 August 2016

Special Envoy Booth To Travel to Sudan

The U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Ambassador Donald Booth, will visit Sudan from August 28 to September 1. In addition to his official meetings in Khartoum, Special Envoy Booth will visit Blue Nile State on August 29. As he did in his July 26-28 visit to Darfur, Special Envoy Booth plans to engage with a range of people in Blue Nile State affected by conflict. He will meet with Sudanese… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/special-envoy-booth-to-travel-to-sudan?lang=en

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, agreed today on more international actions to empower youth and women to achieve a demographic dividend and transform Africa. By the Nairobi Declaration they adopted at the end of their two-day summit they stated that they would speed-up efforts to develop skills through education,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/african-leaders-partners-commit-to-actions-to-empower-youth-women-to-transform-africa?lang=en

1.On Friday August 26, commencing at 6:00 p.m. (local time) for approximately about for two hours, TICADVI official side-event on the Japan-France partnership for Africa was co-organized by Japan and France at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi City, the capital of the Republic of Kenya. This is the first time in its 23 years history that Japan and France co-organized an… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ticadvi-official-sideevent-on-the-japanfrance-partnership-for-africa?lang=en

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