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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.

Os governos de Angola e da Guiné Equatorial acordaram nesta segunda-feira a realização da segunda sessão da comissão bilateral de cooperação, durante o primeiro trimestre de 2018. A informação consta do comunicado final da visita de Estado que o Presidente da Guiné Equatorial, Teodoro Obiang Guema, realizou ontem a Angola. No contexto bilateral os estadistas manifestaram satisfação pelo… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/comissao-bilateral-angolaguine-equatorial-reunese-em-2018?lang=pt

As announced by the Secretary General of the United Nations yesterday, the United Nations Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) has confirmed that the bodies located and recovered by MONUSCO peacekeepers on 27 March are those of the two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Michael Sharp (United States) and Zaida Catalan (Sweden), missing since 12 March. The bodies of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/update-on-the-situation-of-the-two-members-of-the-group-of-experts-of-the-united-nations-in-the-kasais?lang=en

The Irish Government has provided €7.2 million – about Ush 27.5 billion – to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Ministry of Education and Sports through the Gender Unit, to improve quality education for the most vulnerable children and adolescent girls across the Karamoja region. The Irish Aid-supported programme will target almost 150,000 children in schools in Karamoja… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/irish-government-provides-72-million-euros-to-improve-education-to-150000-children-in-karamoja?lang=en

29 Mars 1947, 29 Mars 2017. Voici 70 ans que les combattants malgaches pour l’indépendance ont donné leurs vies au nom du Patriotisme et de la soif de Liberté. A Moramanga ; cette date est ancrée définitivement dans la mémoire et la culture. Chaque année la Ville est en effervescence pour cette journée qui est devenu un peu la leur même si elle est à tous les Malgaches. Mais pour ces 70… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/70-ans-de-linsurrection-du-29-mars-1947-a-moramanga–le-president-passe-le-flambeau-aux-jeunes?lang=fr

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), comments on today’s events in Court: “The ulterior motives of the Finance Minister have been made very clear in Court today. He has used an irrelevant and fundamentally flawed list of transactions to further his warfare against Oakbay and its shareholders. Even worse, he has used both his office and the resources… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oakbay-comments-on-the-real-reasons-for-finance-ministers-court-action?lang=en

Les Etats-Unis sont déçus du manque d’avancées dans la mise en œuvre de l’Accord politique de la Saint Sylvestre en république démocratique du Congo. Nous sommes préoccupés par l’incapacité du gouvernement de la RDC et des leaders de la coalition de l’opposition connue sous le nom de Rassemblement à faire les compromis nécessaires à l’application des dispositions convenues dans… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-on-lack-of-progress-on-the-political-agreement-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=fr

Au terme d’un procès très éloigné des standards internationaux et auquel nos organisations avaient refusé de participer, Simone Gbagbo a été acquittée hier soir par la Cour d’Assise d’Abidjan. Au delà du verdict, la FIDH, la LIDHO et le MIDH réitèrent leur appel à la tenue de procès visant les 150 auteurs présumés des crimes commis en 2010 et 2011, et inculpés par la justice… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/cote-divoire-acquittement-de-simone-gbagbo–une-occasion-ratee-de-rendre-justice?lang=fr

Company Name: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc. (http://TranEx-NG.com) Company Symbol: TRANSEXPR [TRANSEXPR]>> Company Report Trans-Nationwide Express Plc Summary of Result for the Year Ended December 31, 2016 The Directors of TRANS-NATIONWIDE EXPRESS PLC announces the Audited Financial Result for the year ended December 31, 2016 as follows: For the year: December 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 Growth Rate… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-transnationwide-express-plc?lang=en

Company Name: Wapic Insurance Plc (www.Wapic.com) Company Symbol: WAPIC [WAPIC]>> Company Report Wapic Insurance Plc

Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2016

Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’000 N’000

Gross Written Premium: 8,005,308 7,100,713 Profit before Tax: 1,193,446 1,667,662

Taxation: (607,421) (370,277) Profit after Tax: 586,025 1,297,277 Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-wapic-insurance-plc?lang=en

Hamza Farooqui and Salim Essa’s Vardospan has filed court papers calling on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to either put up or shut up on the acquisition of Habib Bank. If the acquisition of Habib Bank by Vardospan was to complete, it would bring new competition to a sector dominated by the big five banks and prioritise the provision of desperately needed loans to SMEs and entrepreneurs. The application… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/finance-minister-pravin-gordhan-needs-to-put-up-or-shut-up-on-100-blackowned-bank?lang=en

The Japanese demining project started on 11 August 2016 and was implemented by the NGO Norwegian People’s Aid. Its aim was to clear land mines and unexploded ordnance in the province of Malange, in the north of Angola. The UK supported the Japanese government’s work to help clear 700,000 square metres of previously hazardous land. During the clearance, 165 anti-personnel mines, 1 anti-tank mine,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-and-japan-collaborate-to-stop-mining-in-angola?lang=en

Today, the Somali Education Authorities, together with the European Union and CARE International, launched a 3.8 million Euro project in Kismayu on vocational and higher education to train people in jobs related to road infrastructure and renewable energy. The launch took place at the Presidential palace in Kismayu in the presence of the President of Jubaland, Ahmed Mohamed Islam, “Ahmed Madobe” and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-and-care-support-renewable-energy-and-road-sector-in-somalia?lang=en

Company Name: CAP Plc (www.CAPplc.com) Company Symbol: CAP [CAP]>> Company Report Chemical and Allied Products Plc Audited Financial Statement for the Year Ended 31st December, 2016 December 2016 December 2015 N’000 N’000 Revenue: 6,813,984 7,056,876 Profit/(Loss) before Tax: 2,296,821 2,570,021 Income Tax Expense: (693,464) (830,462) Profit/(Loss) for the Year: 1,603,357 1,739,559 Earnings per Share… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-cap-plc?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole adjoint a relayé la déclaration du ministre et fait les déclarations suivantes : 1 – République démocratique du Congo – Décès des deux experts des Nations unies disparus dans le Kasaï – Déclaration de M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, ministre des affaires étrangères et du développement international (Paris, 29 mars 2017) J’ai appris avec une profonde… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-republique-democratique-du-congo–france-niger–france-benin–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-adjoint?lang=fr

Mineral Resources Minister, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane will on Thursday, 30 March 2017 hold an information-sharing session with interested and affected communities as well as organisations on the potential of shale gas development through hydraulic fracturing. The Minister and Department will engage communities on the impact of shale gas development on water resources, the environment and the economic potential… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-zwane-to-engage-northern-cape-communities-on-shale-gas-development?lang=en

La 1ère Session du Comité de Pilotage du Programme « Développer l’Emploi au Sénégal » s’est déroulée le lundi 27 mars 2017, marquant le démarrage de ses activités. Ce programme, d’une durée de 4 ans, accompagnera 250 entreprises dans leur développement et 12 000 jeunes dans leur projet de formation et d’insertion professionnelle, dans les régions de Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kolda, Louga,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-fonds-durgence-de-lunion-europeenne-soutient-le-developpement-des-entreprises-la-formation-professionnelle-et-lemploi-des-jeunes-dans-les-regions-de-casamance-du-sudest-et-du-nord-du-senegal?lang=fr

Over 60,000 South Sudanese refugees have newly arrived in Sudan’s border states in the first three months of 2017. The number of new arrivals has surpassed expectations, signalling a likely worsening situation in South Sudan. UNHCR’s Representative in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, appealed to the international community to continue its support to Sudan for the South Sudanese refugee emergency. However,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/60000-new-south-sudanese-arrivals-in-sudan-in-first-three-months-of-2017?lang=en

Actor and theater maker Nelagoh Shilongoh has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017”. The visit takes place from 8 until 14 May 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government. Together with other theatre critics, festival curators and directors, Mrs. Shilongoh will be presented an introduction to the promotion of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/theater-maker-nelagoh-shilongoh-invited-to-germany?lang=en

Company Name: FCMB Group PLC (http://FCMBGroup.com) Company Symbol: FCMB [FCMB]>> Company Report FCMB Group PLC Audited Financial Statements For The Year Ended December 31, 2016 December 2016 December 2015 N’000 N’000 Gross Earnings: 176,351,973 152,507,947 Profit/(Loss) Before Tax: 16,251,397 7,768,664 Income Tax Expense (1,912,515) (3,007,998) Profit/(Loss) For The Period: 14,338,882 4,760,666 Earnings… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-fcmb-group-plc?lang=en

Company Name: Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Nig. Plc. (https://NG.GSK.com) Company Symbol: GLAXOSMITH [GLAXOSMITH]>> Company Report Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 2016 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’000 N’000 Turnover 14,384,785 15,391,585 Cost of Sales (5,418,374) (9,965,813) Profit before Tax 185,891 1,065,601 Taxation Credit/(Expense) 2,192,254… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-?lang=en

Company Name: Julius Berger Nig. PLC (www.Julius-Berger.com) Company Symbol: JBERGER [JBERGER]>> Company Report Julius Berger Nigeria PLC Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31 2016 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’000 N’000 Revenue: 138,993,752 133,807,574 Cost of Sales: (84,767,291) (91,473,106) (Loss)/Profit before Tax: (1,498,029) 6,499,973 Taxation: (2,318,763) (4,059,833) (Loss)/Profit… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-julius-berger-nig-plc?lang=en

Visiting a traditional fishing community in Senegal, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called on the countries in the region to prioritize conserving and sustainably managing their marine resources. “I learned a lot today about how ocean issues like acidification, rising temperatures, overfishing and marine pollution affect the daily lives of fishermen,” [said](http://www.un.org/pga/71/2017/03/27/press-release-president-of-the-un-general-assembly-addresses-ocean-issues-in-senegal/)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-senegal-un-general-assembly-president-calls-for-sustainable-management-of-marine-resources?lang=en

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), responds to calls from Jeremy Gauntlett, the Finance Minister’s lawyer, for Oakbay to withdraw from the application hearing: “Oakbay Investments has suffered unjustified and severe reputational damage as a result of the Minister’s application. His inclusion of the FIC report and Deputy Minister Jonas’ affidavit,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oakbay-responds-for-calls-to-withdraw-from-gordhan-application-hearing?lang=en

More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. ‘We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its support for life-saving emergency aid and food security to a total of NOK 673 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The UN has launched… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-increases-famine-response-to-nok-673-million?lang=en

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