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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 African Development Bank (AfDB) (ww.AfDB.org) has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM) (www.MCBCapitalMarkets.mu), a subsidiary of MCB Capital Markets, as Fund Manager for its first multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in Africa. The Board of Directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of USD 25 million for the ADBF. The primary objective… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-development-bank-afdb-appoints-mcb-investment-management-as-fund-manager-for-its-first-fixed-income-exchange-traded-fund-etf-in-africa?lang=en

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) recognises the doyennes and doyens of business through the South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) in order to inspire the young entrepreneurs of this country. Davies was speaking at the 4th annual South African Premier Business Awards that was hosted by the dti in partnership with Brand South… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-dti-recognises-business-doyennes-and-doyens-to-inspire-young-entrepreneurs?lang=en

L’UNICEF France annonce la nomination de sa nouvelle ambassadrice, Laetitia Casta. L’actrice, réalisatrice et mannequin de renom s’engage aux côtés de l’UNICEF France et sera particulièrement mobilisée sur la problématique des enfants dans les conflits. « Cet engagement fait partie de moi, il a toujours été là ; aujourd’hui c’est le moment pour moi de porter une voix, celle de… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/laetitia-casta-nouvelle-ambassadrice-de-lunicef-france-en-visite-au-tchad?lang=fr

An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said today. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly three-quarters – 393 million – of the global number of children living in countries affected by emergencies, followed by the Middle East… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/nearly-a-quarter-of-the-worlds-children-live-in-conflict-or-disasterstricken-countries-unicef?lang=en

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Initiative for Capacity Enhancement in South Sudan, commonly referred to as the “IGAD Regional Initiative” finalized yesterday a series of workshops aimed at reviewing the progress, strengths, opportunities, and challenges of mentoring South Sudanese civil servants, which responds to sections of the Agreement Peace Agreement that… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/igad-regional-capacity-enhancement-initiative-concludes-annual-review-workshops?lang=en

The U.S. Embassy will organize a two-day workshop on sustainable conservation and cultural heritage preservation, and provide an overview of a recently completed project at Biet Gabriel Rafael Church in Lalibela. The workshop will discuss the challenges of sustainable conservation and cultural heritage preservation in Ethiopia, review best practices, and explain the innovative methodologies used at… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/workshop-on-sustainable-conservation-and-cultural-heritage-preservation?lang=en

Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd (CCEGC) ([www.CCEGQ.com](http://www.ccegq.com/)) Chairman/Party Secretary General Mr. Yang Jingpu, Tianjin Energy Resources Ltd (Tianjin) ([www.TianjinEnergy.com](http://www.tianjinenergy.com/)) Managing Director Engr. Peter Lin, Oilserv Limited (Oilserv) ([www.OilservLtdNG.com](http://www.oilservltdng.com/)) Chairman Engr. Emeka Okwuosa, and Alpha… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/multibillion-dollar-memorandum-of-agreements-signed-by-oilserv-tianjin-energy-and-alpha-group-to-develop-nigerias-oil-and-gas-infrastructure?lang=en

Continental Reinsurance Plc a annoncé ce jour la composition du jury de la seconde édition du Prix du Journalisme panafricain en Ré/Assurance ([www.Continental-Re.com/journalism-awards](http://www.continental-re.com/Journalism-Awards)). Le jury sera présidé cette année par Afif Ben Yedder, Fondateur de IC Publications, et éditeur de « African Business » et « New African », des magazines… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-media-experts-to-judge-panafrican-reinsurance-journalism-awards-2017?lang=fr

Continental Reinsurance Plc has today announced the jury members for the second edition of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards ([www.Continental-Re.com/journalism-awards](http://www.continental-re.com/Journalism-Awards)). Afif Ben Yedder, Founder of IC Publications, publisher of leading magazines African Business and New African, will chair the jury this year. Other panelists of the Pan-African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/international-media-experts-to-judge-panafrican-reinsurance-journalism-awards-2017?lang=en

The EU has contributed €1 million EUR to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Somalia Trust Fund as part of its long-standing commitment to support economic governance and capacity development in Somalia. The EU support will contribute to normalizing relations with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and lay the groundwork for an eventual resumption of their financial assistance. Somalia… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-contributes-euro1-million-eur-to-imf-somalia-trust-fund?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 9 December 2016

UN Secretary-General on Ghana

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Ghana: The Secretary-General is following with great interest the situation in Ghana after the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on 7 December. He congratulates the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections. He welcomes the commitment of all presidential… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/un-secretarygeneral-on-ghana?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 9 December 2016

EU/US: Sanction Senior DR Congo Officials

The [European Union](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-81%3b7-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=114992&Action=Follow+Link) and [United States](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-81%3b7-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=114991&Action=Follow+Link) should expand targeted sanctions… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/euus-sanction-senior-dr-congo-officials?lang=en

The Director General of Bilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver, in transit in Ghana, held a meeting with Mr. Edwin Nii Adjei, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, who analyzed and updated aspects of common interest. The meeting held in the headquarters of the Ghanaian Chancellery led the exchange between… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/ministries-of-foreign-affairs-of-ghana-and-cuba-strengthen-work-relations?lang=en

Expressing deep concern over the serious political polarization resulting in a deterioration of the security, economic and humanitarian situation in Libya, the Security Council today reiterated its support for the United Nations envoy for Libya, who leads efforts in facilitating implementation of the political agreement signed about a year ago. Issuing a [press statement](http://unsmil.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=5662&ctl=Details&mid=6187&ItemID=2099810&language=en-US)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-security-council-reaffirms-full-support-for-political-agreement-signed-a-year-ago?lang=en

As part of the ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union’s Agenda 2063 to ensure Africa is a strong, united, resilient and influential global player and partner in world affairs, the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) convened its 5th forum under the theme “The Role of Africa in Developing International Law” in Accra, Ghana. The rationale… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-principles-of-international-law-are-intimately-linked-to-the-wellbeing-of-nations-african-scholars-agree-at-5th-forum-of-the-african-union-commission-on-international-law-aucil?lang=en

Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell will travel to Malawi from December 8 – 10. Together, they will join a high-level delegation, to include representatives from international civil society organizations, that will visit Blantyre and Lilongwe to explore how… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-releases-ambassador-birx-and-ambassador-russell-travel-to-malawi?lang=en

Conscientes du dynamisme sans précédent des économies africaines et du potentiel des différents marchés nationaux ou sous-régionaux, les entreprises marocaines et françaises affichent de nouvelles ambitions africaines qui se déclinent dans leurs stratégies de développement sur le continent. Selon la troisième édition du Baromètre du Développement International du cabinet international… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sharp-increase-in-the-activity-of-moroccan-and-french-companies-in-subsaharan-africa?lang=fr

Aware of the unprecedented impetus of African economies and of the potential offered by the various national and sub-regional markets, Moroccan and French companies are demonstrating new ambitions in Africa, which are expressed in their development strategies on the continent. According to the third edition of BearingPoint’s ([www.BearingPoint.com](http://www.bearingpoint.com/)) International Development… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/sharp-increase-in-the-activity-of-moroccan-and-french-companies-in-subsaharan-africa?lang=en

The Department of Trade and Industry, (the dti) and its regulatory agencies, the National Consumer Commission (NCC), and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) together with the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) and the City of Cape Town with the support of the South African Police Services, conducted compliance inspections at 61 retailers which saw them confiscate 44… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/noncompliant-paraffin-heaters-and-stoves-confiscated-in-the-western-cape?lang=en

On December 2, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with Namibia. Since the financial crisis, Namibia has experienced remarkable growth and economic progress. Strong policy frameworks and expansionary domestic policies have contributed to macroeconomic stability, robust growth, and rising living standards. Yet, deep-rooted structural… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-concludes-2016-article-iv-consultation-with-namibia?lang=en

The South African Goverment received with shock the news that on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) for the Jewish Home Party tabled the Regulations Bill whose purpose is to legitimise the continuing annexation of Palestinian land for settlement construction. The Bill has already been condemned by Israel’s Attorney-General, stating that it breaches local and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-opposes-land-grab-bill-tabled-before-the-israeli-parliament?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 8 December 2016

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which airlines will make a return on invested capital (7.9%) which is… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/another-strong-year-for-airline-profits-in-2017?lang=en

The Delegation of The European Union to Rwanda and EU Member States will hold a Human Rights Day Event on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and Media Transformation: Lessons from Africa and Europe” on 14, December 2016. The event will be part of activities to mark the International Human Rights Day which is celebrated on 10 December 2016. The half day event will attract 200 participants including;… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/eu-human-rights-day-event-to-focus-on-freedom-of-expression-and-media-transformation?lang=en

– At the invitation of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, paid a State Visit to South Africa from 8 to 9 December 2016. – Both Heads of State were accompanied by delegations of Ministers and Senior Government Officials. The Meeting was preceded by the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-communique-on-the-occasion-of-the-state-visit-of-his-excellency-president-edgar-lungu?lang=en

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