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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.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). Mr. Hochschild will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/secretarygeneral-appoints-fabrizio-hochschild-of-chile-as-deputy-special-representative-and-resident-coordinator-in-the-central-african-republic?lang=en

Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region. Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years. Nearly 40 million people… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/deputy-emergency-relief-coordinator-calls-for-urgent-action-to-assist-millions-of-droughtaffected-people-in-southern-africa?lang=en

Negotiators applauded on Friday after reaching agreement on the Nairobi consensus, the Maafikiano, setting UNCTAD’s work programme for the next four years after long discussions including two sleepless nights. Final agreement came at 10:20 following long days of negotiations in which negotiators had used caffeine pills, candies, and soft drinks to keep themselves alert while scrutinizing the draft… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/negotiators-at-unctad14-reach-consensus-strengthen-unctad-work-programme?lang=en

In light of several epidemics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an [emergency appeal](http://adore.ifrc.org/Download.aspx?FileId=138513), calling for 2.2 million Swiss francs to support activities in response to ongoing yellow fever, measles, and cholera outbreaks. In March, a yellow fever outbreak was… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-the-congo-red-cross-launches-emergency-appeal-to-fight-multiple-deadly-disease-outbreaks?lang=en

L’Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Côte d’Ivoire organise le mardi 2 août 2016 à 09h00 une compétition pour le recrutement de 40 filles (élèves) âgées de 14 à 19 ans pour participer au « STEM Camp », un camp gratuit sur la Science, la Technologie, l’Ingénierie et les Mathématiques qui se déroulera à l’Université Internationale de Grand-Bassam (IUGB). Les participantes seront sélectionnées… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lambassade-des-etatsunis-recrute-40-filles-eleves-agees-de-14-a-19-ans-pour-participer-au-camp-gratuit-sur-la-science-la-technologie-lingenierie-et-les-mathematiques?lang=en

A delegation of Members of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, led by Anna Fotyga (ECR, PL), Chair of the Subcommittee, travelled to Mali on 19-20 July. The delegation included Mr David McAllister (EPP, DE), Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski (EPP,PL), Mr Gilles Pargneaux (S&D, FR), Mr Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (S&D, ES), Mr Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/european-parliament-delegation-to-mali-enhanced-cooperation-in-the-sahel-region?lang=en

Au cours de ces cinq dernières années, les scientifiques sud-africains et les Instituts américains de la santé (NIH) nous ont communiqué en amont des informations au sujet de leurs recherches. En amont, c’est-à-dire avant que lesdites recherches ne soient formatées en résumés, posters et autres présentations. C’est sur la base de leurs informations et de l’incidence du taux important… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/extraits-du-point-presse-avec-la-coordinatrice-de-us-global-aids-et-representante-speciale-americaine-des-services-diplomatiques-des-etatsunis-damerique-charges-de-la-sante-mondiale-global-health-diplomacy-madame-lambassadrice-deborah-l-birx-docteur-en-me?lang=fr

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole les déclarations et répondu aux questions suivantes : Mali – Affrontements à Kidal (21 juillet 2016) La France condamne les affrontements violents qui ont eu lieu à Kidal en violation du cessez-le feu et de l’accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali. Nous saluons la médiation du Niger, qui a permis de parvenir à un accord entre les groupes… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-mali–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole-et-agende-du-ministre-et-des-secretaires-detat-22-juillet-2016?lang=fr

– First ten winners of the “Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme” were announced at a ceremony in Mauritius on Thursday 21st July – PhD grants awarded will cover the full costs of research in world-leading institutions in key areas of energy; water and sanitation; agri-business; health; blue sky research – Programme is managed by the Planet Earth Institute Foundation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/winners-of-the-he-ameenah-guribfakim-phd-scholarship-programme-announced?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 22 July 2016

OCHA Briefing Notes

Nigeria · A UN cross-border humanitarian mission from Cameroon to Nigeria yesterday provided food assistance and non-food items to 15,000 internally displaced people (IDP) in Banki, Borno State, some two kilometres from the border to Cameroon. · The truck convoy carried 31 tons of food and other supplies for four days. · The Nigerian Army is in control of Banki where civil authorities are no longer… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ocha-briefing-notes?lang=en

An estimated 83,100 people remain displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance in Wau, South Sudan, following clashes in late June. While IOM continues lifesaving assistance for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Wau town, humanitarian agencies have been unable to access IDPs sheltering in areas south of town, where insecurity has severely hindered access in recent weeks. “Securing access… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/humanitarian-needs-spike-for-83000-displaced-in-wau-south-sudan?lang=en

Bhutan’s eRegulations information portal and Cameroon’s MyBusiness.cm single window received a Global Enterprise Registration (GER.co) award from UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and Ambassador Kurt Tong of the Department of State of the United States of America on Monday during the opening reception of the 2016 World Investment Forum in Nairobi. Launched in October 2014, GER.co is an initiative… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/global-enterprise-registration-distinguishes-bhutan-and-cameroon-as-top-reformers?lang=en

Thousands of people continue to flee uncertainty and fighting in South Sudan. Since fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Kiir and First Vice President Machar, 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda’s northern region, including 24,321 in the previous six days alone. The influx continues to be characterised by a high proportion of women and children (more than 90%). Yesterday,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/over-26000-people-flee-to-uganda-to-escape-uncertainty-in-south-sudan?lang=en

Please join us on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 1300 GMT for a telephonic press conference with USAID Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance David Harden. The speaker will announce additional U.S. funding for the response to southern Africa’s El Niño-related drought. BACKGROUND: This funding will coincide with President Khama’s official launch of the Southern… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/media-advisory–july-27-telephonic-press-briefing-with-usaid-assistant-administrator-for-democracy-conflict-and-humanitarian-assistance-david-harden?lang=en

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, concluded his two-day visit to the Gabonese Republic today. During the visit, on which he was joined by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa, Mr. Aboulaye Bathily, Mr. Feltman inaugurated the new premises of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) on behalf… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/visit-of-united-nations-undersecretarygeneral-for-political-affairs-jeffrey-feltman-to-the-gabonese-republic?lang=en

Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux Affaires politiques, M. Jeffrey Feltman, a conclu aujourd’hui une visite de deux jours en République gabonaise. Lors de cette visite, pendant laquelle il a été accompagné par le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Afrique centrale, M. Abdoulaye Bathily, M. Feltman, au nom du Secrétaire général, a inauguré les nouveaux… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/visit-of-united-nations-undersecretarygeneral-for-political-affairs-jeffrey-feltman-to-the-gabonese-republic?lang=fr

Des combats violents ont éclaté dans la ville de Kidal aujourd’hui vers 16h30 entre des éléments des deux mouvements signataires de l’Accord pour la Paix et la Réconciliation au Mali. Des armes lourdes, y compris des mortiers, ont été utilisées lors des confrontations. La MINUSMA condamne fermement ces affrontements qui constituent une violation du cessez-le-feu. Elle appelle les responsables… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-minusma-appelle-a-la-cessation-immediate-des-hostilites-a-kidal?lang=fr

Une mission du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) conduite par M. Ghura a séjourné à Abidjan du 24 juin au 7 juillet 2016 afin de mener des négociations au titre d’un nouveau programme triennal susceptible d’être soutenu par le FMI à travers de nouveaux Accords au titre de la Facilité Elargie de Crédit (FEC) et le Mécanisme Elargi de Crédit (MEDC). A l’issue de la mission, M. Ghura… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/declaration-dune-mission-du-fmi-au-terme-de-sa-visite-en-cote-divoire?lang=fr

Facebook (www.newsroom.FB.com) is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/aquilas-first-flight-a-big-milestone-toward-connecting-billions-of-people?lang=en

African governments should add new revenue sources to finance their development, such as remittances, public-private partnerships, and a clampdown on illicit financial flows, an UNCTAD report said on Thursday, warning that debt looks unsustainable in some countries. This year’s UNCTAD [Economic Development in Africa Report 2016](http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/aldcafrica2016_en.pdf) finds… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unctad-warns-on-debt-says-africa-should-find-new-ways-to-finance-development?lang=en

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today urged the Government of South Sudan to immediately release Alfred Taban, a prominent journalist and chief editor of the daily English newspaper, Juba Monitor. Mr. Taban was arrested on 16 July by National Security Services agents, one day after the publication of an editorial article in which he calls for… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-sudan-un-expert-on-freedom-of-expression-calls-for-the-release-of-journalist-alfred-taban?lang=en

Je suis reconnaissant au Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo de m’avoir invité à visiter ce pays à un moment si important. Ces derniers jours, j’ai écouté avec attention de nombreuses voix. Je regrette de n’avoir pas pu rencontrer le Président Joseph Kabila, mais il se pourrait que cette rencontre ait lieu dans quelques heures. J’ai pu cependant rencontrer le Premier Ministre… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/opening-remarks-by-un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-zeid-raad-al-hussein-at-a-press-conference-during-his-mission-to-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=fr

I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time. Over the past few days, I have listened carefully to many voices. I regret I was unable to meet with President Joseph Kabila. However, I met with Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo, as well as with the President of the National Assembly; the Ministers of Defence,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/opening-remarks-by-un-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-zeid-raad-al-hussein-at-a-press-conference-during-his-mission-to-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=en

Sweden said on Tuesday it would contribute to the UNCTAD Trust Fund for Capacity-building in Investment for Development through a multi-year contribution amounting to Skr 15 million, or approximately $1.8 million. The announcement was made by Erik Bromander, State Secretary of Sweden – a long-standing partner of UNCTAD in the area of investment – at the Global Leaders’ Investment Forum on the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sweden-to-contribute-18m-to-unctads-work-on-investment?lang=en

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