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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.

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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.

Introducing mCoin (www.ONEm.com/mcoin), the first cryptocurrency accessible on any mobile. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency, that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology. mCoin is powered by ONEm’s (www.ONEm.com) Global and scalable Platform,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/announcing-mcoin-the-first-inclusive-cryptocurrency-accessible-outside-the-domain-of-the-internet?lang=en

Le ministre congolais de l’Environnement, Amy Ambatobe, a rétabli 6 500 km2 de concessions forestières qui avaient été annulées en août 2016 par l’un de ses prédécesseurs, Robert Bopolo, sur les instructions du Premier Ministre d’alors, Matata Ponyo. Les trois concessions rétablies le 1er février 2018 ont été attribuées aux compagnies d’exploitation forestière chinoises FODECO… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-the-congos-government-reinstates-illegal-logging-concessions-in-breach-of-its-own-moratorium?lang=fr

The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo. The three concessions reinstated on 1 February 2018 were awarded to the Chinese-owned logging companies Forestière pour le Développement du Congo… Read more on https://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-the-congos-government-reinstates-illegal-logging-concessions-in-breach-of-its-own-moratorium?lang=en

QUOI : Comité consultatif pour la participation active et la contribution des femmes à l’action en faveur de la paix, de la sécurité et de la coopération dans la région des Grands Lacs OÙ : Hôtel Windsor, Nairobi (Kenya) QUAND : 22 février 2018 INFORMATIONS GÉNÉRALES La Plateforme des femmes pour la mise en œuvre de l’Accord-cadre pour la paix, la sécurité et la coopération a été… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/advisory-board-meeting-for-womens-participation-and-engagement-in-peace-security-and-cooperation-in-the-great-lakes-region?lang=fr

WHAT: Advisory Board for Women’s Participation and Engagement in Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Great Lakes Region WHERE: Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya WHEN: 22 February 2018 BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Women’s Platform for the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework was established in 2014, with the aim to empowering and supporting women in the region as leaders and peacemakers,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/advisory-board-meeting-for-womens-participation-and-engagement-in-peace-security-and-cooperation-in-the-great-lakes-region?lang=en

M. Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri 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 Burkina Faso auprès de l’Office. Avant sa nomination, M. Sougouri était depuis 2015 Secrétaire général du Ministère des affaires étrangères, de la coopération et des Burkinabé de l’extérieur… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-permanent-representative-of-burkina-faso-presents-credentials-to-the-directorgeneral-of-the-united-nations-office-at-geneva?lang=fr

Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri, the new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today (February 19, 2018) presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Sougouri had served as Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-permanent-representative-of-burkina-faso-presents-credentials-to-the-directorgeneral-of-the-united-nations-office-at-geneva?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour (19 février 2018), la porte-parole a fait les déclarations et répondu aux questions suivantes : […] 5 – Burkina Faso – Disparition du réalisateur Idrissa Ouedraogo (18 février 2018) Nous apprenons avec une grande tristesse la disparition du réalisateur burkinabé Idrissa Ouedraogo, qui s’est éteint hier au Burkina Faso, son pays d’origine. Cinéaste majeur,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-burkina-faso–quai-dorsay-declarations-de-la-porteparole–19-fevrier-2018?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2018

Royal Marines and Royal Navy train Ugandan Marines

On 15 February, a team of instructors from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy completed 28 days of Mission Specific Training (MST) for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Marines. The training, which was organised by the British Peace Support Team (Africa), was broadly intended to build capacity within the UPDF and more specifically in preparation for their role in Somalia under the African Union Mission… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/royal-marines-and-royal-navy-train-ugandan-marines?lang=en

DEAL 2018 ([www.DEALMiddleEastShow.com](http://www.dealmiddleeastshow.com/)) is the largest show in the amusement industry that is held closer to the African region. The show aims to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African leisure, entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. Recent developments in the countries within… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/deal-2018-trade-show-in-dubai-set-to-propel-the-african-leisure-and-amusement-industries?lang=en

A 19-7 win over Standard Chartered Impala Saracens saw Menengai Cream Homeboyz win their second consecutive title as the second round of the KRU Women’s 10-a-side festival (www.KRU.co.ke) took place at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka, Nairobi on Sunday 18 February 2018. Janet Owino scored and converted Homeboyz first try for a 7-0 lead that they took into the breather. Linet Moraa struck a second… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/homeboyz-make-it-two-wins-from-two-in-the-kenya-womens-festival?lang=en

Unlocking Africa’s economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth will be at the forefront of conversations at next month’s Commonwealth Africa Summit ([http://CommonwealthAfrica.com](http://commonwealthafrica.com/)) in London. The Summit aims to spark new thinking on how to promote collective action, achieve shared prosperity and common good for… Read more on https://cai.africa-newsroom.com/press/john-mahama-saraki-yeda-alakija-amina-j-mohammed-to-discuss-unlocking-africas-economic-potential-at-commonwealth-africa-summit-2018?lang=en

Kenya U20 Head Coach Paul Odera (www.KRU.co.ke) is happy with his team’s preparations for next month’s Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Cup in Namibia. The former Kenya international was speaking on the sidelines of his side’s build up match against Kenya Cup side Resolution Impala Saracens at the Impala Club on Monday night. “The preparation is going on well. Best thing about this season is that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-kenya-u20-coach-odera-happy-with-team-preparations-for-barthes-cup?lang=en

One year after fighting erupted across South Sudan´s Upper Nile region, many of those who fled the violence remain in the village of Aburoc. But soon this community will face a difficult choice: stay in the area, where living conditions are harsh and getting worse or return home to their old villages where tensions persist. “I tell my children that when it is time to die, we will die”, says Ana,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-the-stark-choices-facing-displaced-people-in-aburoc?lang=en

Thousands of people living in the Rwandan capital Kigali will benefit from the country’s first wastewater treatment plant and public sewerage network supported by the largest ever European Investment Bank loan in the country. At a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance in Kigali on Tuesday 20th the long-term lending institution of the European Union will ratify a new EUR 45 million loan to finance… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-investment-bank-to-announce-eur-45-million-for-rwandas-first-wastewater-treatment-plant-and-public-sewerage-network?lang=en

The Minister of State Security, Adv Bongani Bongo, has noted with concern media reports alleging that he has had prolonged stay at a Cape Town hotel, raking up a bill of R147 000. The story was first published by the Sunday Times on Sunday 18 February 2018, before being carried by other media outlets. The Minister states categorically that he did not stay at the hotel for three weeks and raked up… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-minister-bongo-sets-the-record-straight-on-media-reports-on-his-hotel-stay?lang=en

The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia’s Communications Law 2017. Speaking after the endorsement, the minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, thanked the Cabinet for the endorsement of the director who will lead Somalia’s first… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cabinet-endorses-director-of-somalias-communications-authority?lang=en

Depuis le déploiement de la Mission de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies au Mali (MINUSMA), à travers la résolution 2100 (2013) du conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, en les communautés maliennes continue à s’interrogent sur son mandat, son rôle et son impact sur le processus de paix en cours au Mali. Pour mieux informer les maliens, la MINSUMA organise une campagne de sensibilisation communautaire.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pres-de-400-eleves-et-etudiants-sensibilises-et-informes-sur-les-operations-de-maintien-de-la-paix-a-bamako?lang=fr

On 6 February, the British High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Peter West announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda. The partnership aims to support universal energy access in Uganda by providing assistance to the Uganda Solar Energy Association. Head of DFID Uganda, Jennie Barugh said:… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-to-support-solar-energy-industry-in-uganda?lang=en

During a high-level visit to Kigali later this week the European Investment Bank is expected to confirm EUR 69 million of new infrastructure and private sector investment in Rwanda. This will include announcement of the EIB’s first public sector investment in the country to support construction of the first public sewage system in Rwanda. Once operational the new sewage network will both transform… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-investment-bank-to-announce-eur-69-million-new-investment-in-rwanda?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism this morning learned with shock of the untimely passing of the Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Beatrice Ngcobo. “At this time of political change, we were hopeful that Ms Ngcobo would recover and return to Chair the Committee she was so passionate about,” said the Whip of the Committee, Ms Lusizo Makhubela-Mashele. The late Ms Ngcobo often said, “Tourism is… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-tourism-committee-extends-condolences-to-the-family-and-friends-of-late-member-of-parliament-ms-beatrice-ngcobo?lang=en

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister called President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon to congratulate him on his recent appointment.” “Ramaphosa welcomed the call which followed their short discussion at the World Economic Forum, and the Prime Minister extended an invitation for him to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April.” “President Ramaphosa confirmed that… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/pm-call-with-the-president-of-south-africa-18-february-2018?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, concluded on 18 February a three-day visit to The Gambia. The objective of the visit was to renew UN’s engagement to support the authorities of The Gambia in their efforts towards the implementation of new and vital reforms. During his visit, Mohamed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/mohamed-ibn-chambas-concluded-a-threeday-visit-to-the-gambia?lang=en

On February 17th, from 14:34 local time, for approximately 20 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H. E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice President of Republic of South Sudan, during his visit to Munich, Germany, to participate in Munich Security Conference. The overview is as follows. – Minister Kono stated that Japan remains committed to supporting peace… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/foreign-minister-kono-pays-a-courtesy-call-on-the-first-vice-president-of-south-sudan?lang=en

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