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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.

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) ([www.ICD-PS.org](http://www.icd-ps.org/)), the private arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG), and International Association of Islamic Business (IAIB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore possible avenues for collaboration in enhancing business relations between entrepreneurs from Islamic countries and… Read more on http://icd.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-islamic-corporation-for-the-development-of-the-private-sector-icd-and-international-association-of-islamic-business-iaib-sign-a-mou-to-cooperate-in-the-development-of-private-sector?lang=en

– O serviço On Demand Delivery foi criado em resposta ao crescimento significativo dos volumes de comércio eletrónico premium transfronteiriço – Foram desenvolvidas opções flexíveis de envio para melhorar a experiência de cliente dos compradores online A DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), fornecedora líder mundial de serviços expresso internacionais, anunciou o lançamento… Read more on http://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-makes-global-online-shopping-easier-with-on-demand-delivery-in-sub-saharan-africa?lang=pt

– Le service On Demand Delivery a été élaboré en réponse à la croissance importante des volumes d’échanges transfrontaliers issus du commerce électronique – Les options d’expédition flexibles proposées dans le cadre du service sont conçues pour améliorer l’expérience client des acheteurs en ligne DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), le leader mondial des services… Read more on http://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-makes-global-online-shopping-easier-with-on-demand-delivery-in-sub-saharan-africa?lang=fr

– On Demand Delivery developed in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes – Flexible shipping options designed to enhance the customer experience for online shoppers DHL Express ([www.dpDHL.com](http://www.dpdhl.com/)), the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region.… Read more on http://dhl.africa-newsroom.com/press/dhl-express-makes-global-online-shopping-easier-with-on-demand-delivery-in-sub-saharan-africa?lang=en

Quoi: Plusieurs membres des partis politiques participeront à l’atelier interactif de renforcement des capacités sur leur leadership et contribution à la consolidation de la paix et de la démocratie à Madagascar. Pendant deux jours, ces acteurs clefs, bien que de visions politiques variées, échangeront de manière conviviale, franches et objectives sur des questions d’intérêt national.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/lancement-de-latelier-interactif-des-partis-politiques-a-madagascar-sur-leur-leadership-et-contribution-a-la-consolidation-de-la-paix-et-de-la-democratie?lang=fr

Les acteurs du domaine des ressources aquatiques et halieutiques, de la pêche, de l’environnement à Madagascar se réunissent pour deux jours (20 et 21 février 2017) dans le cadre d’un atelier national pour le développement d’une stratégie en matière de biosécurité aquatique. Grâce à l’initiative du Gouvernement par le biais de ses Ministères en charge des questions liées à l’agriculture,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/biosecurite-aquatique–une-strategie-nationale-pour-madagascar?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2017

Zeid calls for immediate halt to DRC killings

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country’s armed forces. “There are multiple, credible allegations of massive human rights violations in Kasai, Kasai Central, Kasai Oriental and Lomami… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/zeid-calls-for-immediate-halt-to-drc-killings?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2017

Egypt – Women’s Film Festival of Aswan

The first edition of the Aswan Women’s Film Festival (20-26 February 2017) will open on Monday, 20 February, with a large attendance of Italian participants. The task of selecting the films was assigned to Ahmed Al Hassouna, former director of the Cairo International Film Critics Week who, in cooperation with the Centro del Corto of Turin and the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo, selected 4 Italian… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/egypt-womens-film-festival-of-aswan?lang=en

The British High Commission in Nigeria has announced the arrival of Laure Beaufils, appointed as British Deputy High Commissioner for Lagos, Laure is the first female to head the UK mission in Lagos. She arrived Nigeria on Monday, 20 January 2017, and already looks forward to the tasks ahead. Commenting upon arrival, Laure said “I’m delighted to be in Lagos and leading the UK mission here. I look… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-british-deputy-high-commissioner-for-lagos-arrives-nigeria?lang=en

Une délégation de l’Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA International), conduite par son Vice-Président, Michaël KRUGER, est venue effectuer une visite de courtoisie au Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina, au Palais d’Iavoloha, ce 20 février. La délégation comprenait également le Directeur de l’ADRA Afrique, Okintayo Odeyemi, du Directeur national de l’ADRA… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-de-la-republique-recoit-une-delegation-de-ladra-adventist-development-and-relief-agency?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2017

South Africa, European Union Talk Trade

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have met with the Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Dr Marcus Cornaro, to discuss bilateral trade relations. The meeting took place in the context of the entry into force of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA group in… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-european-union-talk-trade?lang=en

Speaking at the event, which was also attended by the Zambian Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo, Mr Cochrane-Dyet said: “Welcome, and thank you for coming this evening. “I am delighted to be hosting this event to welcome the 17 Zambians who went to study at prestigious British universities. I also welcome the Chevening alumni who are already making a difference in Zambia through their… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/british-high-commissioner-welcomes-returning-zambian-chevening-scholars?lang=en

“My German exchange family made me feel so welcome and at home. They are like my second family now and I am already looking forward to the visit of my exchange partner in June.” The 19 exchange students, who have recently returned from their exchange programme, were all equally enthusiastic about their stay. The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga, and representatives… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/19-young-namibian-ambassadors-return-from-germany?lang=en

Le Burkina Faso a signé, ce 16 février 2017, la convention sur la contrefaçon des produits médicaux et les infractions similaires menaçant la santé publique (STCE n°211). A Strasbourg, au siège du Conseil européen, Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo a formalisé cet engagement, en présence de Mme Battaini-Dragoni, Secrétaire Générale adjointe du Conseil. Cette convention, dite Médicrime,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/faux-medicaments–le-burkina-faso-signe-la-convention-medicrime?lang=fr

What: UNMISS Head, David Shearer will provide updates on key aspects of the mission’s work in South Sudan

When: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 10 am Where: Juba Conference Room at UNMISS Tomping Base

For registration and further information regarding the event please contact: Taban Kenyi – kenyit@un.org +211912171681 /+211955010155. Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-special-representative-of-the-secretarygeneral-and-unmiss-head-david-shearer-to-brief-the-media?lang=en

Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu and the French Ambassador, Mr Christophe Farnaud will, on Tuesday, the 21st of February launch the French South African Tech Labs, the new incubator and accelerator dedicated to South African and French entrepreneurs. The launch, which will take place in Century City, Cape Town, is a partnership between Methys, an international company operating… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-lindiwe-zulu-to-launch-the-technology-businesses-incubation-partnership-that-focuses-on-black-entrepreneurs?lang=en

The United Nations, through the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) – a multi-donor fund that responds to critical humanitarian needs in Sudan – has allocated $21 million to help thousands of people in need of humanitarian assistance across Sudan in 2017. The humanitarian challenges in Sudan are diverse and complex, including in Darfur where over 3 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-allocates-21-million-to-help-thousands-in-need-of-humanitarian-assistance-in-sudan?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2017

Famine Hits Parts Of South Sudan

War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) also warned that… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/famine-hits-parts-of-south-sudan?lang=en

Public health groups, including Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign, Treatment Action Group (TAG), the Global TB Community Advisory Board (TB CAB) and Public Citizen, welcomed today’s announcement by Johns Hopkins Uniersity (JHU) and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) of an agreement that could expedite the research and development of a… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/msf-urges-sa-government-and-researchers-to-conduct-further-research-for-a-promising-new-tb-drug?lang=en

Au point de presse de ce jour, le porte-parole a fait les déclarations suivantes : […] 3 – Mali – Acte terroriste (19 février 2017) La France condamne l’attentat dont ont été victimes le 19 février les passagers d’un autocar dans la région de Gossi. Nous exprimons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes et aux autorités maliennes. Nous souhaitons un prompt rétablissement aux blessés,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/france-mali–france-somalie–france-republique-democratique-du-congo–quai-dorsay-declarations-du-porteparole?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 20 February 2017

Seychelles values its partnership with IFAD

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organised the 40th session of its Governing Council at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 14th and 15th February. Seychelles was represented by Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, the Seychelles Governor for IFAD and its Permanent Representative, and Mr Michael Nalletamby, Principal Secretary – Fisheries and Agriculture. In its statement to the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/seychelles-values-its-partnership-with-ifad?lang=en

S. E. Patrick Sendolo, ministre de l’énergie, des terres et des Mines, Liberia, S.E. Hon Irene Muloni, ministre de l’énergie et du développement minier, Ouganda et S.E. Hon Pierre Anatole Matusila, ministre de l’énergie et des ressources en eau, République démocratique du Congo sont les derniers orateurs à avoir confirmé leur présence dans le cadre du 3e sommet Powering Africa: Summit… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/energy-ministers-from-uganda-liberia-and-democratic-republic-of-congo-to-address-investors-at-the-3rd-powering-africa-summit?lang=fr

The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children. Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and instability in an already fragile country. We call upon the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-recent-killings-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo?lang=en

La Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEEAC), l’Union africaine, l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), l’Union européenne (UE) et l’Organisation des Nations unies (ONU) sont profondément préoccupées par la situation sécuritaire en République centrafricaine (RCA), en particulier dans les préfectures de la Ouaka et de la Hautte-Kotto. Les cinq organisations… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-statement-on-the-central-african-republic-by-the-economic-community-of-central-african-states-the-african-union-the-international-organization-of-la-francophonie-the-european-union-and-the-united-nations?lang=fr

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