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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.

Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools. Insecurity and lack of access had forced WFP to suspend the programme in September 2011. Prior to this interruption, WFP had provided school meals to around 70,000 students throughout Blue Nile State.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/students-celebrate-as-school-meals-resume-in-sudans-blue-nile-state?lang=en

Medical researchers from the Middle East and North Africa region are meeting in Cairo on December 5-7 to study “Implementation Science,” which is a field that brings evidence from biomedical and healthcare research into public health practice and policy. Their goal is to improve public health by bridging the gap between optimal health practices and the realities of everyday practice. The Implementation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/implementation-science-bolsters-egyptian-health-care?lang=en

A l’issue de six semaines d’audience, la Cour d’assises de Bobigny a confirmé le verdict historique rendu en première instance et condamnant Pascal Simbikangwa à 25 ans de réclusion criminelle pour des faits de participation au génocide et complicité de crimes contre l’humanité. La FIDH et la LDH se félicitent de cette décision, qui prend en compte la voix des victimes qui attendent… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-rwanda–la-condamnation-de-pascal-simbikangwa-confirmee-en-appel?lang=fr

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, has welcomed the election results in The Gambia. She warmly commended the leadership and people of The Gambia for the profoundly significant and democratic transition they have initiated in their country. The Secretary-General said, “On 1 December, Gambians demonstrated Commonwealth values of peace, tolerance and respect for diversity and differing… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/commonwealth-secretarygeneral-welcomes-election-results-in-the-gambia?lang=en

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 3, 2016 I congratulate the people of The Gambia for their peaceful and democratic presidential election on December 1. We also congratulate President-elect Adama Barrow on his historic victory, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power in the country, and we look forward to working with him as he helps to usher in a… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-the-united-states-commends-the-gambia-on-peaceful-election?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 3 December 2016

Presidential Elections in The Gambia

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica on the Presidential Elections in The Gambia: In presidential elections on 1 December, Gambian voters have expressed their will to see a change of leadership. The European Union wishes to commend the commitment of the Gambian population to democratic principles.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/presidential-elections-in-the-gambia?lang=en

The Secretary-General commends the people of The Gambia for holding the presidential election on 1 December 2016 in a peaceful and orderly manner. He commends the Independent Electoral Commission for ensuring that the necessary conditions were in place for the organisation of a successful election. He also congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow on his election and commends President Yahya Jammeh… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-presidential-election-in-the-gambia?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated government, business, labour and all South Africans after three major credit rating agencies kept South Africa’s sovereign debt credit rating status above junk status. “We congratulate Team South Africa particularly government, business and labour for ensuring that the country’s sovereign debt credit rating status is not downgraded to junk status. Unity… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-congratulates-team-south-africa-for-maintaining-sovereign-rating-status?lang=en

Ce samedi 3 décembre 2016, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, a lieu à Goma la finale du premier Championnat national de basketball en fauteuil roulant de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) a soutenu l’organisation de cette compétition, née de l’initiative du Comité national paralympique congolais.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/republique-democratique-du-congo–finale-du-premier-championnat-national-de-basketball-en-fauteuil-roulant-a-goma?lang=fr

La France salue la mobilisation nombreuse et pacifique du peuple gambien lors de l’élection présidentielle du 1er décembre. Le bon déroulement du scrutin est à mettre au crédit de la commission électorale indépendante gambienne. La France félicite M. Adama Barrow pour sa victoire et salue l’acceptation des résultats par le Président sortant. Elle appelle à une passation de pouvoir dans… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-du-porteparole-du-ministere-des-affaires-etrangeres-et-du-developpement-international-gambie-3-decembre-2016?lang=fr

Six inspirational environmental leaders representing government, research and grassroots action received today the United Nations’ highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award, during a global conference on biological diversity in Cancún, Mexico. The annual award recognizes outstanding figures from the public and private sectors and from civil society whose actions have had a… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/six-environmental-leaders-receive-champions-of-the-earth-award-uns-top-environmental-prize?lang=en

Calendário de eventos entre 05 de dezembro e 11 de dezembro de 2016 :

08 a 09/DEZ – Pretória, África do Sul. Fórum de Ciências da África do Sul. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/brasil-africa-do-sul–calendario-de-eventos-entre-05-de-dezembro-e-11-de-dezembro-de-2016b?lang=pt

Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello will travel to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); and Paris, France December 3-9. In the DRC, he will engage with government, opposition, and civil society stakeholders to discuss efforts to reach a consensus agreement on holding elections. In France, the Special Envoy will participate in a meeting of the International… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-special-envoy-perriello-travel-to-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-france?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 3 December 2016

Gambian presidential elections

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, said: I congratulate Adama Barrow on his victory in the Gambian presidential election on 1 December and President Yahya Jammeh for his statesmanship in respecting the will of the Gambian people and conceding defeat. I also want to praise the Gambian people for conducting the election in a calm and peaceful manner. This presents a new dawn for The Gambia and is a momentous… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/gambian-presidential-elections?lang=en

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first and second reviews of Guinea-Bissau’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1] Completion of the reviews enables the disbursement of SDR 5.112 million (about US$6.9 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 7.952 million (about… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-first-and-second-reviews-of-guineabissaus-arrangement-under-the-extended-credit-facility-and-approves-us69-million-disbursement?lang=en

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères, l’honorable Stéphane Dion, et la ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, ont fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante au sujet de l’élection présidentielle en Gambie : « Le Canada applaudit le peuple gambien d’avoir exercé pacifiquement ses droits démocratiques et félicite M. Adama Barrow… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-by-ministers-dion-and-bibeau-regarding-the-gambias-presidential-election?lang=fr

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement regarding The Gambia’s presidential election: “Canada commends the Gambian people for peacefully exercising their democratic rights and congratulates Adama Barrow for his victory. “Peace and lawful… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-by-ministers-dion-and-bibeau-regarding-the-gambias-presidential-election?lang=en

– Le Conseil d’administration du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) a achevé la troisième revue des résultats économiques obtenus par le Sénégal dans le cadre du programme appuyé par l’Instrument de soutien à la politique économique (ISPE)[1], approuvé le 24 juin 2015 (voir communiqué de presse N°15/297). Le Conseil d’administration a également conclu les consultations de 2016… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-third-review-under-the-psi-for-senegal-and-concludes-2016-article-iv-consultation?lang=fr

– Program performance through September 2016 has been satisfactory – Growth is expected to exceed 6 percent in 2016, while inflation remains low – The financial sector should play a stronger role in supporting private-sector led growth The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Senegal’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-third-review-under-the-psi-for-senegal-and-concludes-2016-article-iv-consultation?lang=en

Le 2 décembre 2016, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, Jean-Marc Ayrault, s’est entretenu par téléphone avec le Premier ministre du gouvernement d’entente nationale en Libye, Fayez Sarraj. Cet appel a permis de rappeler tout le soutien de la France au Gouvernement d’entente nationale dans sa lutte contre le terrorisme et pour mettre fin à la violence,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/libye-entretien-entre-jean-marc-ayrault-ministre-des-affaires-etrangeres-et-du-developpement-international-et-fayez-sarraj-premier-ministre-de-libye?lang=fr

In response to the release of The Gambia’s December 1, 2016 election results, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Freedom House congratulates the people of The Gambia on a largely peaceful election day,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director for Central, East and West Africa programs. “Freedom House encourages all parties to accept the will of the people and positively notes President… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-gambia-freedom-house-applauds-peaceful-elections-urges-peaceful-transition?lang=en

Le Ministère des Forces Armées du Sénégal et celui de la Défense et des Sports de l’Autriche, avec l’appui du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), ont organisé, du 28 novembre au 02 décembre 2016, une formation sur les « Questions transversales liées aux opérations de paix ». L’objectif de cette formation était de renforcer les capacités des… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unowas-supports-a-training-on-peace-operations-coorganized-by-the-senegalese-ministry-of-armed-forces-and-the-austrian-ministry-of-defense?lang=fr

The Ministry of the Armed Forces of Senegal and the Ministry of Defense and Sports of Austria, with the support of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), organized, from 28 November to 02 December 2016, a training on “Cross-cutting issues in peace operations”. The objective of the training was to strengthen the capabilities of military and civilian experts in the design,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unowas-supports-a-training-on-peace-operations-coorganized-by-the-senegalese-ministry-of-armed-forces-and-the-austrian-ministry-of-defense?lang=en

Four United Nations human rights experts* today called on the South African authorities to establish a clear and sustainable deinstitutionalization policy and plan of action to avoid another tragedy, after a flawed process led to the death of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. Unconfirmed reports indicate the casualties could be as high as 60. Following a badly planned… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-un-experts-shocked-by-death-of-at-least-37-people-in-flawed-relocation-process-from-psychiatric-hospitals?lang=en

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