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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.

Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda. “I want that fund supporting African online businesses,” said Mr. Ma, who is Special Adviser to UNCTAD for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business. “The money is set. This is my money,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unctad-adviser-alibabas-jack-ma-launches-african-young-entrepreneurs-fund?lang=en

GE (NYSE: GE) ([www.GE.com](http://www.ge.com/)), the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage, the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment ([https://WealthCreation.lagosstate.gov.ng](https://wealthcreation.lagosstate.gov.ng/)) and the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) ([http://LASTVEB.com.ng](http://lastveb.com.ng/))… Read more on https://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ge-partners-lagos-ministry-of-wealth-creation-and-employment-lagos-state-technical-and-vocational-education-board-lastveb-to-train-students-in-advanced-manufacturing?lang=en

Burhani Engineers Limited ([http://BurhaniEngineers.com](http://burhaniengineers.com/)) signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county. The distribution is aimed at increasing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and preparing the grassroots demographic for more… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/burhani-engineers-computer-programme-in-kenya-to-boost-stem-education?lang=en

Les données issues de la nouvelle [étude de VC4A intitulée « 2017 Venture Finance in Africa » (capital-risque en Afrique 2017)](http://www.vc4a.com/research) ([www.VC4A.com/research](http://www.vc4a.com/research)) prouvent que la présence d’une solide équipe de fondateurs constitue le facteur clé de la réussite des jeunes entreprises africaines. Dans l’étude de cette année, VC4A vise… Read more on https://vc4africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/vc4a-research-proves-founder-teams-are-key-to-startup-success-in-africa?lang=fr

In the framework of joint cooperation between the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and UN Habitat, a seminar titled “the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Egypt” will be held to discuss the NUA that was adopted in the conference of HABITAT III – Quito, Ecuador with the engagement of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Conference is now widely considered to be among the most… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-implementation-of-the-new-urban-agenda-in-egypt?lang=en

On 21 July 2017, the Committee approved the addition of the entry specified below to its List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and other measures relating to attempts to illicitly export petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products, from Libya (the Libya Sanctions List), set out in paragraphs 15 and/or 17 of Security Council resolution 1970 (2011)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-committee-concerning-libya-adds-the-name-of-a-vessel-to-its-sanctions-list?lang=en

– Rencontre avec la Délégation malgache aux VIIIèmes jeux de la Francophonie – Un entretien avec la Ministre française des sports Le Président de la République de Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, également Président de la Conférence des Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de la Francophonie, ainsi que la Secrétaire Générale de l’OIF, Michaëlle Jean, ont été reçus par le Chef de… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-rajaonarimampianina-en-cote-divoire–recu-par-le-chef-de-letat-ivoirien-alassane-ouattara?lang=fr

Dans le cadre du projet d’Appui à la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité à Madagascar (ARSSAM) financé par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Consolidation de la Paix (PBF), une étude sur les besoins de sécurité humaine à Madagascar vient d’être menée. L’atelier technique de restitution et de validation de l’étude s’est tenu aujourd’hui à l’Hôtel Ibis Ankorondrano, en présence… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/restitution-de-letude-sur-les-besoins-de-securite-humaine-a-madagascar?lang=fr

The Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties has extended the deadline for submissions and comments on the funding of political parties. The Chairperson of the Committee Mr Vincent Smith agreed that the deadline for submissions be extended until the end of business on 24 Monday, after the Committee had received requests that motivated for more time in accepting comments. The Committee… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/political-party-funding-committee-extends-deadline-for-submissions?lang=en

On July 19, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Beijing with visiting Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia. Wang Yi expressed that China and Tunisia enjoy a long-standing friendship, and both sides have always supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. With the common care of the two heads of state, China-Tunisia relations have maintained… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-holds-talks-with-foreign-minister-khemaies-jhinaoui-of-tunisia?lang=en

– GE’s George Njenga shows how new technologies across the electricity value network are helping countries meet their electricity demands – Sustaining these investments is key to assuring Africa’s growth Technology available today can be employed to create reliable, sustainable, localized and more efficient energy networks. That was the message that George Njenga, GM, Steam Power Systems for Sub… Read more on https://ge.africa-newsroom.com/press/ge-leads-the-end-to-end-power-technology-debate-at-powergen-and-distributech-2017-event-in-johannesburg?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 July 2017

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola

Mrs Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in succession to Mr John Dennis, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Hand will take up her appointment in February 2018. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/change-of-her-majestys-ambassador-to-angola?lang=en

A training session was organized for twelve explosive and drug detection dog handlers from 10th to 14th July 2017 at the Sniffer Dogs Academy in Accra. To begin the session, the two French officers from the Dog Training Center in Cannes Ecluse in France, bomb detection expert Brigadier Christophe Bihoreau and drug detection expert Brigadier Stéphan Filipic, conducted an assessment of the six sniffer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/training-session-for-handlers-of-explosive-and-drug-detection-dog?lang=en

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries will launch the Ethiopian Livestock Identification and Traceability System. The system will help to gather information regarding the source/origin of the animal, type of husbandry, and management system in place to support improved quality for consumers and increased incomes of farmers. You are invited… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaidsponsored-livestock-identification-and-traceability-systems-launch-ceremony?lang=en

Dans le cadre d’une initiative sans précédent, le Pape François a donné 25 000 euros à la FAO en vue de soutenir les efforts de l’Organisation visant à aider les populations confrontées à l’insécurité alimentaire et à la famine en Afrique de l’Est. Le Pape François a déclaré que les fonds représentaient «une contribution symbolique pour un programme de la FAO qui fournit des semences… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pope-francis-donates-to-fao-to-assist-drought-and-conflictstricken-populations-in-east-africa?lang=fr

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” The pontiff’s remarks were contained in a letter written… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pope-francis-donates-to-fao-to-assist-drought-and-conflictstricken-populations-in-east-africa?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 22 July 2017, address the launch of the Truman Magubane Family Foundation whose aim is to support underprivileged children in various fields, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The Foundation, which is named after its founder and Grand Patron, Mr Truman Magubane, will support underprivileged children particularly in the fields of education, leadership training,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-address-the-launch-of-the-truman-magubane-family-foundation?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 21 July 2017

COMESA to observe elections in Kenya and Rwanda

COMESA will deploy short term electoral observation missions to the upcoming presidential and general elections in Rwanda and Kenya scheduled on 4th and 8th August 2017 respectively. Both missions will be led by members of the COMESA Committee of Elders. Ambassador Dr. Simbi Mubako from Zimbabwe will lead the team to Kenya. The team is expected to arrive in Nairobi on 30 July 2017. Bishop Mary Nkosi… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/comesa-to-observe-elections-in-kenya-and-rwanda?lang=en

Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security. “It is about action. It is about implementation,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-nigeria-un-deputy-chief-says-messages-of-women-vital-to-sustainable-peace-development?lang=en

Ahead of next week’s International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced new results that highlight accelerating progress in providing HIV prevention, treatment and care services. The results show that 11 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV through Global Fund-supported programs, an… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-global-fund-results-show-accelerated-hiv-treatment-progress?lang=en

Yesterday the Embassy was blessed with an inspiring visit by LUYANDA MPAHLWA, one of the three awards-winning South African architects (MMA Architects) of the Embassy building! In company of his family, Mr Mpahlwa told Ambassador Sizani about all the little details and stories around the building, its garden and kraal. In 2006, MMA Architects won the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Award… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/courtesy-visit-by-awardwinning-architect-luyanda-mpahlwa?lang=en

In marking Madiba’s birthday on 18 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation is inviting all South Africans and citizens of the world to use Nelson Mandela International Day (Mandela Day) as a renewal of commitment to making a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Reflecting on words from Nelson Mandela spoken at Walter Sisulu’s 90th birthday celebration where he said “What… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africans-urged-to-make-every-day-a-mandela-day-on-the-eighth-anniversary-of-nelson-mandela-international-day?lang=en

South Africa is committed to increasing trade and addressing the trade imbalance with Zambia. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies ahead of a two-day Outward Trade and Investment Mission to Lusaka, Zambia from 24-25 July 2017. Twenty South African companies funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will participate in the mission. According to Minister… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-is-committed-to-increasing-trade-with-zambia–minister-davies?lang=en

Le Représentant du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a achevé aujourd’hui une visite de deux jours à Abidjan, où il a eu une série de rencontres avec les autorités du pays, les représentants du système des Nations Unies, ainsi que des membres du corps diplomatique accrédités en Côte d’Ivoire.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mohamed-ibn-chambas-concludes-his-visit-to-cote-divoire?lang=fr

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