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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.

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.

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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.

Posted by: APO | 26 May 2017

WCC condemns attack in Egypt

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned an attack on a bus in Egypt carrying Coptic Christians. Twenty-six people are dead, according to media reports, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the bus. At least 25 more are injured. The passengers were traveling Friday to a monastery, St. Samuel the Confessor, near the city of Minya. Tveit offered “heartfelt… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wcc-condemns-attack-in-egypt?lang=en

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, expresses his feeling of immense sorrow and firm condemnation for the vile attack on a bus carrying dozens of Coptic Christians from the Egyptian town of Minya. A large number of innocent people were killed, Coptic Christians, including many children. “I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to the relatives of the victims,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/alfano-sorrow-and-condemnation-for-the-attack-on-the-coptic-christian-community?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 26 May 2017

Observance of the 2017 Day of ECOWAS

What: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commemoration of its 42nd Anniversary When: 29th May 2017, 0900 HOURS Where: African Union Commission, plenary hall, Old Conference Centre Why: To commemorate its 42nd Anniversary under the theme “ECOWAS at 42: Reflections and Expectations” Who: The event is hosted by ECOWAS. Panelists are High level representatives from ECOWAS, African… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/observance-of-the-2017-day-of-ecowas?lang=en

Déclaration de M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministre de l’Europe et des affaire étrangères : J’ai appris avec indignation l’attaque qui a pris aujourd’hui à nouveau pour cible des chrétiens dans la province de Minya en Egypte Au nom de la France je condamne avec la plus grande fermeté cet acte lâche et barbare qui endeuille l’Egypte. Nul ne doit craindre pour sa vie en exerçant le droit… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/egypte–attaque-terroriste-dans-la-province-de-minya?lang=fr

Press Statement by Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State: On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate Ethiopia as you celebrate your National Day on May 28. A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people. We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law. Current… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarys-remarks-on-the-occasion-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopias-national-day?lang=en

Selon l’organisation médicale humanitaire Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), les populations déplacées qui vivent dans des campements autour de la ville de Kalémie en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ont un accès limité à la santé, font face à d’inquiétantes pénuries d’eau et de nourriture, et n’ont pas d’abri décent. Dix mois après avoir fui les conflits intercommunautaires,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-congo-malnutrition-and-disease-ravage-the-settlements-around-kalemie?lang=fr

Displaced people living in the settlements around the city of Kalémie in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have limited access to healthcare and face alarming shortages of food, water and shelter, said international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. Ten months after being driven from their homes by intercommunal fighting, they remain living in desperate conditions… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-congo-malnutrition-and-disease-ravage-the-settlements-around-kalemie?lang=en

On May 22, 2017, when jointly meeting the press in Abidjan with Minister of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad Ally Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire, Foreign Minister Wang Yi answered questions about feelings of the visits to four African countries. Wang Yi noted that I had three main feelings of the visits to the four African countries: First, the visit to Africa is right after the successful convening… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-talks-about-feelings-of-his-visits-to-four-african-countries?lang=en

On May 25, 2017 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, met with the Minister of Trade and Industry of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Co-Chair of the Belarussian-Egypt Joint Trade Commission, Tarek Kabil, who is visiting Minsk to participate in the session of the Commission. During the meeting, the parties stressed the importance of maintaining high dynamic of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-of-foreign-affairs-of-belarus-vmakei-meets-the-minister-of-trade-and-industry-of-egypt?lang=en

In celebration of its National Reconciliation Week, the Australian High Commission in Ghana has announced a fashion extravaganza for stakeholders fashion industry. The event dubbed “Indigenous Textiles Fashion Show” will come off on June 3, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. The event will be organised in partnership with the Board of Fashion Ghana as well as Vickie Remoe and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/australian-high-commission-organizes-indigenous-textiles-fashion-show?lang=en

M. Audu Ayinla Kadiri a présenté aujourd’hui à M. Michael Møller, Directeur général de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève, les pouvoirs l’accréditant comme Représentant permanent du Nigéria auprès de l’Office. Avant sa nomination, M. Kadiri était à la tête de la Section politique du Haut-Commissariat du Nigéria à Londres depuis 2016. Il a été Directeur du bureau du Ministre des… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-permanent-representative-of-nigeria-presents-credentials-to-the-directorgeneral-of-the-united-nations-office-at-geneva?lang=fr

Audu Ayinla Kadiri, the new Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Kadiri had been serving as Head of the Political Section at the Nigeria High Commission in London since March 2016. He was the Director of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-permanent-representative-of-nigeria-presents-credentials-to-the-directorgeneral-of-the-united-nations-office-at-geneva?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 174 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission, appointed Honourable Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal with immediate effect in an existing vacancy. Justice Maya is the first woman to be appointed to the highest office at the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-appoints-the-president-of-the-supreme-court-of-appeal?lang=en

Pendant une opération de sauvetage en mer Méditerranée survenue le 23 mai, la garde côtière libyenne s’est approchée des embarcations en détresse, a intimidé les passagers et a ensuite tiré des coups de feu en l’air, menaçant la vie des gens et créant le chaos, selon les organisations humanitaires Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) et SOS Méditerranée, dont les équipes ont été témoins… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-accuses-libyan-coastguard-of-endangering-peoples-lives-during-mediterranean-rescue?lang=fr

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident. The teams from MSF and SOS… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-accuses-libyan-coastguard-of-endangering-peoples-lives-during-mediterranean-rescue?lang=en

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52%) rate their organisation’s Digital IQ as strong – a score of 70% or greater. However,… Read more on http://pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc.africa-newsroom.com/press/digital-iq-for-african-companies-track-global-averagesbut-south-africa-is-at-risk-of-falling-behind-pwc-report?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 26 May 2017

Italian Language at Khartoum

The “Marco Polo” hall of the Khartoum University was opened on 23 May. It is entirely a “Marco Polo” hall which is dedicated to Italian language and culture. A public contest was launched on Facebook for the more than 8,500 followers of the “Italy in Sudan” page. Many Italian personalities are taking part in the contest, with dozens of preferences and comments being posted by young Sudanese web surfers… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/italian-language-at-khartoum?lang=en

A Organização das Nações Unidas para a Alimentação e a Agricultura (FAO) realiza esta sexta-feira (26 de Maio) um encontro para a apresentação do Rural Invest, uma ferramenta destinada a apoiar grupos com limitada literacia financeira a preparar planos de investimentos bancáveis. O encontro também irá servir para a apresentação do Voucher Electrónico (e-Voucher), um mecanismo de transferência… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/fao-apresenta-rural-invest-e-voucher-electronico?lang=pt

On May 22, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad Aly Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan. Wang Yi noted that China and Côte d’Ivoire enjoy a long-term friendship. Both sides have always enjoyed equal treatment and mutual respect, and supported each other on issues concerning respective core interests and major concerns. In recent years,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wang-yi-holds-talks-with-minister-of-african-integration-and-ivorians-abroad-aly-coulibaly-of-cote-divoire?lang=en

The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the political process and assist Libya in its democratic transition. 1. The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/meeting-of-the-libya-quartet-joint-communique?lang=en

Ireland deepening relations with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) – a regional body comprised of 15 member states – reached a milestone last weekend with a high-level visit to the ECOWAS Parliament by Eamon Gilmore (Former Tánaiste/Minister for Foreign Affairs and currently the EU Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Process). Mr. Gilmore delivered two engaging lectures… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eamon-gilmore-addresses-west-african-parliamentarians-on-northern-ireland-and-colombia?lang=en

On May 22, 2017, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire met at Presidential Palace in Abidjan with Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire attended the meeting. Alassane Ouattara asked Wang Yi to convey his warm greetings to President Xi Jinping, and expressed that both sides enjoy a long-standing friendship, increasingly deepen cooperation in various… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-alassane-ouattara-of-cote-divoire-meets-with-wang-yi?lang=en

Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération, Dr Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih, a reçu en audience aujourd’hui mardi à son bureau Son Excellence Monsieur Joel Meyer, Ambassadeur de France accrédité auprès de notre pays. L’audience a porté sur divers sujets d’intérêt commun. Était présent à l’audience l’Ambassadeur BA Samba, Directeur de la Coopération… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-ministre-des-affaires-etrangeres-recoit-lambassadeur-de-france-accredite-aupres-de-notre-pays?lang=fr

‘Africa Day’ 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development United Nations [Secretary-General](https://www.un.org/sg/en) António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and learn with the people of Africa. “All of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the [people of Africa](https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/sgsm18531.doc.htm).… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/on-africa-day-un-chief-says-world-must-move-from-managing-crises-to-preventing-them?lang=en

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