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Discover Africa-Newsroom.com, APO’s new press release distribution platform dedicated to Africa

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.

Former innovation director and principal technical strategy advisor at Microsoft, Adrian Clarke, is the latest tech star to join forces with Modex (www.Modex.tech), the UK based blockchain firm developing a global first smart contract marketplace. In the wave of tech executives leveraging experience and know-how as advisors to promising start-ups in the blockchain revolution, Clarke’s pioneering… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/microsoft-strategist-adrian-clarke-the-latest-tech-advisor-to-join-modex-ahead-of-ico?lang=en

Ghana Rugby (www.GhanaRugby.org) ended 2017 on a high note when it received notice from its governing body, Rugby Afrique, that it has been promoted from the Africa Regional Challenge Division to the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup. In the announcement letter to Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, the President of Rugby Afrique, Mr Abdelaziz Bougja, stated the request for… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-rugby-ends-2017-on-high-note-with-bronze-cup-promotion?lang=en

Dangote Cement Plc a inauguré officiellement sa cimenterie de 1,5mtpa à Mfila, au Congo Brazzaville. La nouvelle usine, estimée à 300 millions de dollars, a un potentiel d’environ 1000 emplois directs et de plusieurs milliers d’emplois indirects. Des vidéos de qualité broadcast sont disponibles gratuitement pour les médias : http://APO.af/uX2RbY Ce matériel est offert gratuitement et sans… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/free-broadcastquality-video-dangote-cement-stirs-industrial-revolution-in-africa-with-the-commissioning-of-mfila-plant-in-the-republic-of-congo?lang=fr

Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc yesterday added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, amid ecstasy by the government and the indigenes of the Country. The new plant estimated at $300 million has potentials for about 1000 direct employment and thousands of several… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/free-broadcastquality-video-dangote-cement-stirs-industrial-revolution-in-africa-with-the-commissioning-of-mfila-plant-in-the-republic-of-congo?lang=en

The complex dilemma of how to power Nigeria dominates politics and economics, yet hundreds of thousands of people are discovering the answer is to literally take power into their own hands. This week, the Lumos (www.Lumos-Global.com) Mobile Electricity Service deployed its 60,000th Y’ello Box, an at-home solar electricity device that lets users gain access to reliable electricity at an affordable… Read more on https://lumosglobal.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-answer-to-nigerias-power-needs-will-be-found-in-your-mobile-phone?lang=en

On occasion of UN Day, a reception titled “The United Nations and Egypt, Achievements and Priorities” was held to celebrate 72 years of partnership. The event took place under the auspices of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sameh Shoukry and the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Richard Dictus. “From 2013-2016, the UN and its partners succeeded to offer direct support to 33,318,886… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-day-reception-titled-the-united-nations-and-egypt-achievements-and-priorities?lang=en

Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc (http://APO.af/mCqnZz) yesterday added fillip to the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, amid ecstasy by the government and the indigenes of the Country. The new plant estimated at $300 million has potentials for about 1000 direct employment and… Read more on https://dangote-group.africa-newsroom.com/press/dangote-cement-stirs-industrial-revolution-in-africa-with-the-commissioning-of-mfila-plant-in-the-republic-of-congo?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 23 November 2017

Minister for Africa Rory Stewart in Zimbabwe

Minister for Africa Rory Stewart arrived in Harare on 23 November. He will hold meetings with a range of political leaders from various parties, business representatives, human rights groups, NGOs and civil society. He will also see some of the important development work being carried out here by UK. Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart said: “This is an absolutely critical moment in Zimbabwe’s history.”… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-for-africa-rory-stewart-in-zimbabwe?lang=en

South Africa is losing billions of rands in human potential each year because of an underinvestment in its children. If the country is serious about sustainable development, the potential of its children needs to be unlocked by prioritising investment in five key areas. These and other findings will be discussed at next week’s release of the South African Child Gauge 2017, where Jeff Radebe, the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/children-the-key-to-south-africas-social-and-economic-transformation?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on Wednesday was briefed by the former Chairperson of the Eskom board, Mr. Zola Tsotsi. Mr. Tsotsi told the Committee that he was called to a meeting by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms. Lynne Brown, a day or two before the 2015 State of the Nation Address in February. During this meeting Ms. Brown said she had received complaints from management… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tsotsi-apologises-to-the-four-suspended-eskom-executives?lang=en

On October 13th, 2017, Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, visited Meheba Resettlement Scheme in North-Western Province to confirm the situation of the refugees and former refugees there and attended the opening ceremony of the local office of the Department of Resettlement, Office of the Vice President. Meheba Resettlement Scheme was established in North-Western… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/visit-of-ambassador-sobashima-to-the-places-for-settlement-of-refugees-and-former-refugees?lang=en

On 21 November, as part of the Coordination Framework for International Technical Cooperation with the State of Libya, the Libyan authorities, with the support of the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the Migration Working Group, chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-chaired by IOM. The Migration Working Group is one of the six working groups of the Coordination Framework for International… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/libyan-authorities-with-support-of-the-un-migration-agency-iom-launch-migration-working-group?lang=en

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 25 November 2017, launch the 16-Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign at the Nelson Mandela University, Missionvale Campus, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province. The Theme for 2017 is, “Count me in: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward”. 2017 being the Year of OR Tambo, the Sub-theme is: “OR Tambo and the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/president-zuma-to-launch-the-16-days-of-activism-campaign-in-port-elizabeth?lang=en

The inauguration ceremony of the Project for Improvement of Access to Safe Water in Bugesera District took place in Musenyi sector, Bugesera District on November 15. The Government of Japan provided USD 74,150 for the project, which was implemented by Rwanda Environmental Conservation Organization (RECOR). Under the project, 30 bamboo water tanks and 2 water kiosks were newly constructed in Rusagara,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/inauguration-ceremony-of-the-project-for-improvement-of-access-to-safe-water-in-bugesera-district?lang=en

An independent, high-level panel, which was appointed to determine the effectiveness of legislation passed by Parliament since 1994, released its report on Tuesday evening. This panel, led by former president Kgalema Motlanthe, was appointed by Parliament to evaluate the legislation and the implementation thereof and to make recommendations. The panel’s focus areas included poverty, inequality,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/agri-sa-welcomes-recommendations-by-highlevel-panel-on-key-legislation?lang=en

L’Ambassadeur HANATANI a assisté, le 15 novembre 2017, à la cérémonie d’ouverture officielle du centre pour la protection des enfants et des femmes en situation difficile à Chefchaouen. Le gouvernement du Japon a soutenu les aménagements des 1er et 2ème étages de ce centre dans le cadre du « Projet de construction d’un centre d’hébergement des enfants abandonnés et des femmes en… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ceremonie-douverture-du–projet-de-construction-dun-centre-dhebergement-des-enfants-abandonnes-et-des-femmes-en-situation-difficile-?lang=fr

La Délégation de l’Union européenne à Madagascar et le Bureau de liaison de l’Union Africaine vous invitent à une conférence de presse sur le V. sommet UA-UE qui aura lieu sous le thème:

Investir dans la jeunesse pour un développement durable

Le lundi 27 novembre 2017 à 9h30

À la salle de conférence de la Délégation de l’Union européenne à Madagascar Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/invitation-presse-pour-le-lundi-27-novembre-2017-a-9h30?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 23 November 2017

Committee Supports Investigation into Alleged Bribery

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has expressed concern on the alleged media reports that Adv Nthuthuzelo Vanara, who is the evidence leader in the inquiry into the mismanagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises, has been offered a bribe by a member of the executive. Media reports in weekend newspapers indicate that Adv Vanara submitted an affidavit to the Speaker of the National… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-supports-investigation-into-alleged-bribery?lang=en

Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the [national](https://www.redpepper.co.ug/about-us/) newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ugandan police on November 21 arrested three editors, the chief executive officer, and four senior managers from Red Pepper after authorities raided the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uganda-detains-newspaper-editors-directors-holds-them-without-charge?lang=en

Representatives of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region, namely the African Union, the United Nations, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), met on 22 November 2017 at the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/meeting-of-the-guarantors-of-the-peace-security-and-cooperation-framework-for-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-and-the-region?lang=en

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office in Pretoria will officially launch the Regional Migration Data Hub for Southern Africa (RMDHub) on 24 November 2017. The establishment of the Hub is part of IOM’s response to requests by SADC Member States to IOM to enhance capacities of Governments to generate accurate and reliable data to better inform policy development. The Hub… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-launches-first-ever-regional-migration-data-hub-for-the-southern-african-region?lang=en

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas condemns the suicide attacks on 21 November in Adamawa State, Nigeria, which resulted in several casualties. Mohamed Ibn Chambas expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Nigeria. He hopes that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-ibn-chambas-condemns-the-attacks-in-adamawa-state-nigeria?lang=en

Les États-Unis se félicitent des avancées réalisées par le collège de juges d’instruction guinéens qui enquêtait sur le massacre de plus de 150 manifestants et le viol de 100 femmes, le 28 septembre 2009, par les forces de sécurité lors d’une manifestation pacifique à Conakry, en Guinée. Le 9 novembre 2017, ce collège national a franchi une étape importante lorsque les juges ont… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/panel-of-guinean-judges-concludes-investigation-into-2009-conakry-stadium-massacre?lang=fr

The United States welcomes the progress made by the panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by security forces during a peaceful protest in Conakry, Guinea. On November 9, 2017, the domestic panel reached an important milestone when the judges formally concluded their investigation and brought charges against more than… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/panel-of-guinean-judges-concludes-investigation-into-2009-conakry-stadium-massacre?lang=en

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