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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.

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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

Atentado contra cristãos no Egito

O governo brasileiro tomou conhecimento, com grande consternação, do ataque terrorista contra ônibus em que viajavam cristãos, na província de Minia, ao sul do Cairo, enquanto se dirigiam ao Mosteiro de São Samuel. O ataque deixou dezenas de mortos e feridos. Ao expressar suas condolências às famílias das vítimas, seus votos de plena recuperação aos feridos e sua solidariedade com o povo… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/atentado-contra-cristaos-no-egito?lang=pt

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, is following reports of ongoing fighting in Tripoli with grave concern. The SRSG calls on rival groups to stop fighting immediately and put Libyan national interest first. “Voices of reason should prevail for the benefit of the country,” said Martin Kobler.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/martin-kobler-condemns-violence-and-calls-for-the-immediate-restoration-of-calm-in-tripoli?lang=en

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 682nd meeting, held at ministerial level, on 25 April 2017, adopted the following decision on Maritime Security and Safety and Peace, Security and Development of the Blue Economy, “After Lomé”: Council: 1. Takes note of the statements delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-682nd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-at-ministerial-level-on-maritime-security-and-safety-and-peace-security-and-development-of-the-blue-economy-after-lome?lang=en

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA), en sa 682ème réunion tenue, le 25 avril 2017, au niveau ministériel, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la sûreté et la sécurité maritimes et la paix, la sécurité et le développement de l’économie bleue, “Après Lomé” : Le Conseil: 1. Prend note de l’allocution prononcée par le Ministre des Affaires étrangères,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-682nd-meeting-of-the-au-psc-at-ministerial-level-on-maritime-security-and-safety-and-peace-security-and-development-of-the-blue-economy-after-lome?lang=fr

Na próxima terça-feira, dia 30 de Maio, à partir das 9:00 horas, na sede da ONG Tiniguena, no Bairro de Belém, em Bissau, será realizada a restituição dos resultados do Diagnóstico sobre a Situação de Exploração de Recursos Florestais na Guiné-Bissau. Esta actividade realiza-se no quadro do projeto “Gestão Transparente – Recursos Sustentáveis: Projeto de Reforço de Capacidades… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/projeto-de-monitorizacao-dos-recursos-naturais-apresenta-a-situacao-da-exploracao-de-recursos-florestais-na-guinebissau?lang=pt

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place today, 26 May 2017, on a bus traveling to a monastery in Minya, Egypt, where at least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured, including children. They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt, and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/security-council-press-statement-on-terrorist-attack-in-minya-egypt?lang=en

Switzerland has transferred approximately EUR 3.5 million to Tunisia, in response to a request for mutual legal assistance. The final destination of these assets will depend on the proceedings currently under way in Tunisia. Acting on a request for mutual legal assistance from Tunisia, on 26 May 2017 the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland ordered the transfer of an additional amount of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/switzerland-returns-eur-35-million-to-tunisia-in-stolen-assets-recovery-process?lang=en

Mr Rowan James Laxton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cameroon in succession to Mr Brian Olley, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Laxton will take up his appointment in October 2017. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/change-of-british-high-commissioner-to-cameroon?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 26 May 2017

U.S. Embassy Condemns Attack‎ in Minya

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo condemns the depraved, horrific terrorist attack today against innocent civilians in Minya. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this heinous, reprehensible assault. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. The United States continues to stand firmly with the Egyptian government… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-condemns-attack-in-minya?lang=en

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Director of Advocacy and Commonwealth Engagement Eleanor Fuller OBE has revealed that the Trust has decided to fund its activities to target the elimination of blinding Trachoma in Zambia by 2019. In an interview after she paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde yesterday to brief him on… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-queen-elizabeth-diamond-jubilee-trust-to-eliminate-blinding-trachoma-in-zambia-by-2019?lang=en

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

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