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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.

By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage (www.Sage.com) in West Africa We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they type hundreds of words a minute. [Sage’s Walk With Me report (http://APO.af/YnHEo3),](file:///C:/Users/Anne/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3DCC041W/Sage’s%20Walk%20With%20Me%20report%20(http:/APO.af/YnHEo3),)… Read more on http://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-love-affair-between-young-nigerians-and-disruptive-mobile-technology?lang=en

The medical-humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today stated that thousands of people in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to ongoing fighting. While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a significant decline in access to healthcare for tens of thousands more people who… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-nearly-50000-internally-displaced-people-cut-off-from-humanitarian-assistance-due-to-increased-violence?lang=en

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has the sad duty to announce, with deep sorrow, the death of former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Walter Scheel.

A Book of Condolences will be opened at the Chancellery of this Embassy, Sanlam Center, 6th Floor, 145 Independence Avenue on:

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 and Wednesday, 31 August 2016 from 09h00 until 13h00. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/announcement-of-the-death-of-former-president-of-the-federal-republic-of-germany-mr-walter-scheel?lang=en

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (www.Takeda.com) today announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access to its innovative and potentially life-saving medicines for patients with some of the highest unmet medical needs. For decades, the company has provided product, funding and access in many parts of the world, based on regional needs.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/takeda-announces-bold-new-access-to-medicines-for-subsaharan-africa-from-nairobi?lang=en

Nutrition and health just became pop-star cool in Ghana’s north. With the planting of the planting of 1.5 million orange-fleshed sweet potato seedlings, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and three of the Northern Region’s most popular and well-known musical artists are celebrating with song. Known locally as “Alaafei Wuljo”, the orange-fleshed sweet potato is a… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghana-pop-music-celebrates-delicious-and-healthy-sweet-potato-in-northern-region?lang=en

Ms. Cooke succeeds Ms. Dianna Melrose and will be the third successive female British High Commissioner to Tanzania. Ms. Cooke joined the British Civil Service in 2002. She has worked in a number of UK Government departments including the Department for International Development (DFID), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office. She also served… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-british-high-commissioner-designate-arrives-in-dar-es-salaam?lang=en

A Embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Angola tem o prazer de convidar o vosso órgão de comunicação social para a cobertura da visita a Angola das estrelas reformadas da NBA, Jason Paul Collins e da WNBA, Jennifer Lacy. As duas antigas estrelas Americanas vêm a Angola para desenvolver diversas actividades filantrópicas e de motivação de jovens em superar desafios através do desporto. As duas antigas… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/estrelas-reformadas-de-basquetebol-da-nba-e-wnba-visitam-angola-para-motivar-jovens-a-superar-desafios-atraves-do-desporto?lang=pt

The United Nations Development Programme’s new Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launched official activities on Thursday with an introduction workshop designed to explain the competition process, rules, and innovation principles. More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition, which aims to spark out-of-the-box innovative ideas on engaging young South Sudanese in peace building… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/youth-innovation-challenge-for-peace-launches-in-south-sudan?lang=en

On August 25, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of Sudan to Russia Nadir Babiker at the latter’s request. During their conversation, the diplomats exchanged opinions on key issues of bilateral political dialogue, including problems in the relations between Sudan and South Sudan. They reaffirmed the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-release-on-deputy-foreign-minister-mikhail-bogdanovs-meeting-with-ambassador-of-sudan-to-russia-nadir-babiker?lang=en

A Embaixada dos Estados Unidos em Angola tem o prazer de convidar o vosso órgão de comunicação social para a cobertura da visita a Angola das estrelas reformadas da NBA, Jason Paul Collins e da WNBA, Jennifer Lacy. As duas antigas estrelas Americanas vêm a Angola para desenvolver diversas actividades filantrópicas e de motivação de jovens em superar desafios através do desporto. As duas antigas… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/estrelas-reformadas-de-basquetebol-da-nba-e-wnba-visitam-angola-para-motivar-jovens-a-superar-desafios-atraves-do-desporto?lang=en

Preparation for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) began today with a Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first time since its inception in 1993 that TICAD is being held in Africa and the TICAD VI Summit demonstrates the continent’s ownership of the TICAD process. The meeting was opened… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/ticadvi-opens-in-kenya-africa-and-japan-emphasize-the-need-for-a-strengthened-partnership?lang=en

Mr Ebrima Solo Krummah, a Gambian opposition member, has died after undergoing surgery whilst being held in custody. He had been arrested on 9 May, together with other members of the UDP party, having participated in peaceful protests and reportedly being brought to court only in June. After the death of Mr Solo Sandeng in April, this is the second time in a few months that a member of the opposition… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-by-the-spokesperson-on-the-death-in-custody-of-gambian-opposition-member-ebrima-solo-krummah?lang=en

Depuis le lancement le 17 Août de la campagne de vaccination préventive contre la fièvre jaune en RDC par le gouvernement congolais, les États-Unis, à travers l’USAID et le CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), ont apporté un soutien essentiel à la riposte à l’épidémie de fièvre jaune dans plusieurs domaines. A travers l’USAID, près d’1 million de dollars ont été apportés… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-etatsunis-apportent-leur-appui-a-la-riposte-a-lepidemie-de-fievre-jaune-en-rdc?lang=fr

– Shri Ravi Shankar (lFS: 1995), presently Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Rome, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of lndia to the Republic of Uganda.

He is expected to take up his assignment shortly. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ravi-shankar-appointed-as-the-next-high-commissioner-of-lndia-to-the-republic-of-uganda?lang=en

La compagnie aérienne flydubai (www.flydubai.com), basée à Dubaï, participe à la toute première tournée du ministère du Tourisme et du commerce de Dubaï (Dubai Tourism) en Afrique de l’Est et rejoint 14 autres partenaires basés à Dubaï pour présenter un large éventail de futurs services et attractions. La compagnie flydubai a pris part à la tournée à Kampala le 24 août, d’où… Read more on http://flydubai.africa-newsroom.com/press/flydubai-participates-in-dubai-tourisms-firstever-east-africa-roadshow?lang=fr

[…] Dans son entreprise de destruction du savoir, le groupe terroriste Boko Haram a tué plus de 20 000 personnes, en a déplacé plus de 2 millions et a poussé quelque 7 millions de Nigérians à la faim, la soif et la pauvreté absolue. […] Boko Haram fait preuve d’un mépris total et complet pour la vie, à l’inverse de toute religion. Il craint la connaissance. Il craint l’instruction.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/propos-du-secretaire-detat-john-kerry-sur-le-renforcement-de-la-communaute-et-la-lutte-contre-lextremisme-violent-extraits?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 25 August 2016

UN Special Adviser on Africa to attend TICAD 6

Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, (OSAA) is among the senior UN officials attending TICAD 6 scheduled from 27th -28th August 2016 in Nairobi. Also present are Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) and Director-General of UN Office in Vienna (UNOV). Thousands of delegates including Heads of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-special-adviser-on-africa-to-attend-ticad-6?lang=en

On August 25, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson presented the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice to National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu in recognition of his lifelong commitment to promoting peace and mutual understanding. Since 2008, this annual award from the U.S. Embassy has recognized a Ghanaian citizen who exemplifies the spirit of American civil rights… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-honors-the-national-chief-imam-with-the-2016-martin-luther-king-jr-award?lang=en

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, thank you, Cathy. First of all, let me thank you for your tremendous work and leadership. We’re very proud of – Ambassador Russell’s really been at the forefront of leading efforts like this around the world, and I’ve seen her in more places around the world than I see her in Washington at the State Department. (Laughter.) This is a privilege for me. I am a father of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/remarks-at-a-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-girls-event?lang=en

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said today, stressing that this situation stems directly from an erosion of respect for international humanitarian and human rights law by conflict parties. In her [annual… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/increasingly-complex-armed-conflicts-have-dire-impact-on-children–un-envoy?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 25 August 2016

Helen Clark en visite au Cameroun

Madame Helen Clark, Administrateur du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement sera en visite officielle au Cameroun du 29 au 30 août 2016. Elle est la première femme à assumer la direction de l’organisation et assure également la présidence du Groupe des Nations Unies pour le développement, un comité regroupant les directeurs de l’ensemble des fonds, programmes et départements… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/helen-clark-en-visite-au-cameroun?lang=fr

Investing in African Mining Indaba® (http://APO.af/RCMXkp), the world’s largest mining investment event, today announced the appointment of Harry Chapman as Director of Content. In this role he will oversee all content for the Mining Indaba and new mining investment events developed globally. Harry joins Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) having developed outstanding content for Metal Bulletin,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/mining-indaba-appoints-harry-chapman-director-of-content?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 25 August 2016

Empowering Women and Girls through STEAM

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with UNESCO and the Institute of International Education (IIE) will launch the inaugural TeachHer Master Class from August 29 to September 2, 2016 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Addis Ababa. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the United States Government, UNESCO, the Institute of International Education (IIE), Microsoft, Fitbit, and other… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/empowering-women-and-girls-through-steam?lang=en

Thousands of people in South Sudan in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to ongoing fighting, the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today warned. While MSF teams continue to treat 60,000 patients per month across the country, ongoing insecurity is causing a significant decline in access to healthcare… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-access-to-essential-healthcare-dramatically-reduced-due-to-increased-violence?lang=en

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