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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.

Les Directeurs-Pays de la Banque Mondiale en Afrique subsaharienne sont en réunion à Nosy Be. Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, est venu les rencontrer ce 19 janvier, pour parler des défis que Madagascar est en train de relever, et pour évoquer de façon particulière ce qui a été entrepris à Nosy Be, qui est le reflet des multiples défis dans le pays. Lors de son… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/-la-banque-mondiale-est-un-partenaire-strategique-tres-engage–le-president-de-la-republique-a-la-reunion-des-directeurs-de-la-banque-mondiale-en-afrique?lang=fr

– L’Afrique représente l’une des priorités du gouvernement allemand pour sa présidence du G20 en 2017 – Il existe un large consensus en faveur du développement des relations commerciales ; l’Afrique est la région du monde bénéficiant de la croissance la plus rapide et les entreprises allemandes ont besoin de trouver de nouveaux marchés Cette année, l’Allemagne accueillera le premier… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/germany-and-african-countries-seek-to-strengthen-trade-and-investment-ties-at-first-ever-germanyafrica-business-forum?lang=fr

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country’s generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by government officials, international investors, religious leaders and the diplomatic community,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/groundbreaking-on-solar-field-in-burundi-power-africa-partner-gigawatt-global-advances-1000-mw-program?lang=en

Les États-Unis condamnent sévèrement le lâche attentat commis contre un camp militaire de Gao qui hébergeait des forces gouvernementales et des membres des principaux groupes armés signataires de l’accord de paix malien. Nous avons connaissance de signalements selon lesquels l’attentat aurait été perpétré par un kamikase au moyen d’un camion rempli d’explosifs. Cet attentat visait… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-united-states-condemns-attack-in-mali?lang=fr

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria on January 18. This meeting notably provided an opportunity to discuss the regional crises, especially in Libya and the Sahel. Abdelkader Messahel is currently conducting a working… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/algeria–meeting-between-jeanmarc-ayrault-and-abdelkader-messahel-minister-responsible-for-north-african-affairs-the-african-union-and-the-arab-league-of-the-republic-of-algeria-paris-january-18-2017?lang=en

The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, today expressed dismay at the bombing of a camp housing internally displaced persons in Borno state in the troubled northeast region of Nigeria, in which a counter insurgency against Boko Haram is being waged. Initial reports from the Government-run IDP camp in Rann, near the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nigeria-idp-camp-bombing-this-tragedy-should-never-have-happened–un-expert-urges-greater-protection?lang=en

Dans le cadre de sa visite de travail au Burundi, l’Ambassadeur Smail Chergui Commissaire à la paix et à la Sécurité de l’UA est arrivé à Bujumbura ce mercredi 18 janvier 2017. Dès son arrivée, le Commissaire Chergui s’est rendu au Mémorial de Bujumbura ou il a déposé une gerbe de fleurs en l’honneur des soldats burundais de l’AMISOM tombés au champ d’honneur en Somalie. Il… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-commissaire-a-la-paix-et-a-la-securite-de-lua-en-visite-au-burundi?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 19 January 2017

Polio campaign kicks off in Kenya

Kenya has kicked off its 2017 immunization effort with a polio campaign this week, targeting 2.9 million children aged five years and under. The campaign, January 18-22, is targeting 15 counties that are that are considered on higher risk and vulnerable and which are mainly situated in remote, hard-to-reach and border areas. The campaign also covers Nairobi County, the travel hub that brings the rest… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/polio-campaign-kicks-off-in-kenya?lang=en

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today expressed his shock at a bombing on a site for internally displaced people in north-east Nigeria that left dozens of people dead, and stressed the need for the Nigerian authorities to urgently identify the failings that led to the tragedy. Initial reports from the Rann site in Borno state’s Kala Balge area say that more than 50 people were killed,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unhcrs-grandi-failures-behind-nigeria-idp-camp-tragedy-must-be-identified?lang=en

Technological advances have been gone beyond our wildest imagination. But with great technological advances, come greater risks. Research shows that our country’s comparatively high levels of internet connectivity bring with it a higher risk for cyber-crime. Cybercrime activities are growing fast and evolving at a pace, becoming both more aggressive and technically proficient. The development of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-deputy-minister-of-justice-and-constitutional-development-john-jeffery-on-cybercrimes-and-cybersecurty-bill?lang=en

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a appris avec profonde consternation et une vive émotion, l’odieux attentat terroriste perpétré, le 18 janvier 2017, contre un camp abritant des éléments des forces armées maliennes et des Mouvements armés, signataires de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali issu du processus d’Alger, qui… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lua-condamne-fermement-lattaque-terroriste-contre-le-camp-de-regroupement-des-forces-signataires-de-laccord-de-paix-a-gao-au-mali?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 19 January 2017

Terrorist attack in Gao, Mali

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric attack on 18 January 2017 in Gao against the camp of the Operational Coordination Mechanism, which caused the death of dozens of persons and for which the terrorist group Al Mourabitoune has claimed responsibility. They highlighted that this terrorist attack targeted members of the Malian defense and security forces… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/terrorist-attack-in-gao-mali?lang=en

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Cemile Sancak, visited Lomé from January 5-18, 2017 to carry out discussions with the Togolese authorities on a program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Ms. Sancak issued the following statement at the end of the discussions: “The IMF team reached staff-level agreement with the government, subject to approval… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-staff-reaches-stafflevel-agreement-with-togo-on-an-extended-credit-facility-arrangement?lang=en

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our six colleagues and shocked that an incident of this magnitude has occurred in a civilian area,” said Elder (Chief) Bolaji Akpan… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-international-red-cross-and-red-crescent-movement-deplores-the-deaths-of-civilians-and-6-nigerian-red-cross-aid-workers?lang=en

The Select Committee on Education and Recreation is concerned by the unjustifiable burning of schools and public property in Nthabalala, Tshitale region in Limpopo. The Committee considers these incidents as the worse kind of criminality, as they rob children of their constitutionally enshrined right to education. It is regrettable that there is a growing trend by communities in the area to voice… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wanton-burning-of-schools-and-public-property-is-criminal?lang=en

Le Président Danny Faure a adressé ce jeudi un message de compassion et de solidarité à son homologue du Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, à la suite d’un attentat contre un camp militaire à Gao, dans le nord du Mali, faisant de nombreuses victimes. Dans son message, le Président Michel affirme avoir appris avec « tristesse et indignation » la nouvelle de l’attaque terroriste visant des patrouilles… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-faure-condamne-lattentat-terroriste-de-gao-et-affiche-sa-solidarite-avec-le-mali?lang=fr

President Yahya Jammeh’s declared state of emergency in [Gambia](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-9091-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=118489&Action=Follow+Link) provides no justification for a crackdown on peaceful dissent around the January 19, 2017, deadline for the new government to take office, Amnesty International and Human… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/gambia-state-of-emergency-no-license-for-repression?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 19 January 2017

Africa: United States Condemns Attack in Mali

The United States strongly condemns the cowardly attack on a military camp in Gao that houses government forces and members of the primary armed groups that signed the Malian peace accord. We are aware of reports that the attack was engineered by a suicide bomber using a truck filled with explosives. This attack targeted troops from the signatory groups known as the Coordination of the Movements of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-united-states-condemns-attack-in-mali?lang=en

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, welcomed the recent decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan. “By lifting sanctions on Sudan, after adopting similar decisions on Cuba and Iran, President Obama will be remembered as a leader who listened to the international community… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-expert-welcomes-us-decision-to-lift-economic-sanctions-on-sudan?lang=en

Le Rapporteur spécial des Nations unies sur les Droits de l’Homme et les sanctions internationales, M. Idriss Jazairy s’est félicité de la décision récente prise par le Président US Barack Obama de lever la plupart des mesures coercitives unilatérales (MCU) ciblant le Soudan. « En procédant à la levée des sanctions ciblant le Soudan après avoir adopté des décisions similaires concernant… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-human-rights-expert-welcomes-us-decision-to-lift-economic-sanctions-on-sudan?lang=fr

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Thursday, 19 January 2017 brief the media on the employment status of medical doctors and newly qualified pharmacists in South Africa. Recently, there has been a lot of misleading public pronouncements about the employment status of these medical professionals. The minister will during the briefing update the nation on the status of employment for… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/motsoaledi-to-set-the-record-straight-on-employment-status-of-doctors-and-pharmacistsb?lang=en

Deloitte poursuit son développement en Afrique francophone et annonce la cooptation au rang d’Associés d’Achille Wafeu au Cameroun, Georges Yao-Yao en Côte d’Ivoire et Zana Koné en République Démocratique du Congo. « Présent depuis plus de trente ans sur le continent, Deloitte recrute localement les meilleures ressources pour apporter aux acteurs privés et publics toutes les compétences… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nominations-dassocies-chez-deloitte-afrique-francophone?lang=fr

– Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency – There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and the African continent. The… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/germany-and-african-countries-seek-to-strengthen-trade-and-investment-ties-at-first-ever-germanyafrica-business-forum?lang=en

Industrialisation is key to making Africa a force to be reckoned with, but without power and infrastructure this will remain a mere dream. On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria and Siyabonga Gama, CEO, Transnet to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/wef-building-africa-industrialisation-key-to-africas-economic-transformation?lang=en

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