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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.

Le Président de la République et à la fois Président en exercice du COMESA, Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu au Palais d’Etat d’Iavoloha, cet après-midi, M. Sindiso Ndema Ngwenya, Secrétaire Général du Marché Commun de l’Afrique Orientale et Australe, en présence des Ministres malagasy Narson Rafidimanana, Tazafy Armand et Baro Rafatrolaza, respectivement chargé des Projets Présidentiels… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/visite-du-secretaire-general-du-comesa-sindiso-ndema-ngwenya—vers-la-concretisation-de-la-vision-integration-regionale-harmonieuse-?lang=fr

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), has appointed, today, Ambassador Ibrahim Mbaba Kamara, of the Republic of Sierra Leone as her Special Representative and Head of the AU Liaison Office (AULO) in the Republic of Liberia. Since 2012, Ambassador Kamara has been serving as the AU Senior Political Advisor at the AU Liaison Office in Sudan. He has extensive professional experience… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/appointment-of-ibrahim-mbaba-kamara-as-the-new-special-representative-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-au-commission-and-head-of-the-au-office-in-liberia?lang=en

A Embaixada dos EUA em Angola anuncia que o seu Governo, através do Departamento de Estado, doou USD 4 milhões adicionais para ajudar o Governo da República de Angola a alcançar a sua meta de livrar o país do impacto de minas terrestres até 2025. A Ministra-Conselheira da Embaixada dos EUA em Luanda, Constance Arvis, viajou a província do Huambo, no dia 14 de Janeiro, para anunciar a doação… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/governo-dos-estados-unidos-doa-usd-4-milhoes-adicionais-para-esforcos-de-desminagem-em-angola?lang=pt

Nesta quinta-feira, dia 19 de Janeiro de 2017, pelas 9h00, no Centro Cultural Brasil Guiné-Bissau, a Câmara Municipal de Bissau e a ONG italiana LVIA vão realizar a cerimónia de encerramento do Projeto GRSU-BISSAU (Gestão dos Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos na cidade de Bissau), financiado pela União Europeia, levado a cabo de Fevereiro 2015 a Janeiro de 2017. O evento contará também com a participação… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/encerramento-do-projeto-grsubissau-gestao-dos-residuos-solidos-urbanos?lang=pt

« Rendre l’agriculture, la foresterie et les pêches plus productives et plus durables» est l’un des objectifs principaux de la FAO. Lancée en 2015, l’Initiative [SFA](http://www.fao.org/sustainability/fr/) (Sustainable Food and Agriculture) a été développée pour une Alimentation et une Agriculture dans 3 pays pilotes : le Maroc, le Rwanda et le Bangladesh. L’atelier d’aujourd’hui… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/alimentation-et-agriculture-durables–la-fao-organise-des-formations-et-des-ateliers-regionaux-au-maroc?lang=fr

Faced with a ‘slight but steady’ increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance, the United Nations relief wing reported. “Immediate support is required to prevent a significant deterioration of the humanitarian situation,” [said](http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Press%20release%20on%20Somalia%20Humanitarian%20Response%20Plan%202017.pdf)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/somalia-early-action-the-only-way-to-avert-another-catastrophe-says-senior-un-relief-official?lang=en

– Confidence in company growth rises – SA CEOs plan to increase their headcount over the next 12 months – SA concerns about exchange rate volatility and economic uncertainty at record levels Worldwide, CEOs’ confidence levels for their growth prospects and outlook for the economy is back on the rise amidst new risks and uncertainty. In PwC’s ([www.PwC.com](http://www.pwc.com/)) 20th annual survey… Read more on http://pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc.africa-newsroom.com/press/ceo-confidence-rises-despite-new-risks-and-uncertainty?lang=en

Neatly tucked away in Kamunu village, in the Zambezi region is the Kutwano Organization of Sports for People with Disabilities (PWD). Kutwano, which means ‘working together’ in Silozi has an estimated number of 128 active members, who they train and mentor in different sports disciplines. The American Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas. F. Daughton, through the United States Agency for International… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/kutwano-giving-hope-to-the-people-with-disabilities-through-sports?lang=en

The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/somalia-humanitarians-launch-us864-million-appeal-to-reach-39-million-people?lang=en

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family planning program. The program enhanced the capacity and built the skills of public sector health care providers and civil society organizations in 300 woredas… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/usaid-support-saved-lives-and-improved-family-health?lang=en

A Conferência Anual Powering Africa ([www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com](http://www.poweringafrica-summit.com/)) regressa a Washington DC no próximo mês de março fornecendo uma plataforma para as partes interessadas e promotores do setor da energia de África para envolver investidores multilaterais, globais e fornecedores de tecnologia. O encontro irá apresentar projetos e infraestruturas essenciais… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/amidst-the-wait-for-us-foreign-policy-decisions-proactive-energy-sector-leaders-from-africa-get-set-to-return-to-washington-dc-for-energynets-3rd-powering-africa-summit-this-march?lang=pt

Le sommet annuel Powering Africa ([www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com](http://www.poweringafrica-summit.com/)) revient à Washington DC en mars, pour fournir aux intervenants et aux développeurs du secteur africain de l’énergie une plateforme leur permettant de rencontrer des investisseurs multilatéraux et mondiaux et des fournisseurs de technologie. Lors de cette réunion seront présentés les principaux… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/amidst-the-wait-for-us-foreign-policy-decisions-proactive-energy-sector-leaders-from-africa-get-set-to-return-to-washington-dc-for-energynets-3rd-powering-africa-summit-this-march?lang=fr

The Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba will on Wednesday, 18 January 2017, address members of the media on the 2016 festive season traveller statistics. The Minister will also provide an update on the Lesotho Special Permit application process which closed on 31 December 2016. Members of the media are invited as follows: Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Venue: GCIS Head Office, Tshedimosetso… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-gigaba-to-announce-2016-festive-season-traveller-statistics?lang=en

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (January 17) that in view of notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the State of Bavaria in Germany and Kottayam District in Kerala State of India, and an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in Uganda… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/hong-kong-bans-import-of-poultry-meat-and-products-from-uganda-and-areas-in-germany-india-and-japan?lang=en

Shri Birender Singh Yadav (IFS: 1997), presently High Commissioner of India to Republic of Ghana, has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Sierra Leone, with residence in Accra (Ghana).

He is expected to take up his assignment shortly Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/birender-singh-yadav-concurrently-accredited-as-the-high-commissioner-of-india-to-the-republic-of-sierra-leone?lang=en

“It is important for Municipalities across the country to always service their bulk accounts so that they do not prejudice those community members within their space who pay for their services”, said Minister Des van Rooyen. The Minister was responding to the current challenges that some municipalities are faced with regarding their Eskom accounts. The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/cogta-urges-municipalities-to-honour-their-agreement-with-eskom?lang=en

La Communauté Urbaine de Yaoundé (CUY) envisage de restaurer les massifs forestiers des collines et hauts reliefs de la Ville. Ce projet s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un Plan Pluriannuel visant à préserver les cordons forestiers péri-urbains afin de stopper le front d’urbanisation qui menace l’écosystème avec des risques d’éboulement et d’érosion. Dès 2017, la CUY prévoit de planter… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/la-communaute-urbaine-de-yaounde-et-linstitut-de-recherche-pour-le-developpement-signent-un-accord-de-partenariat-pour-la-restauration-des-massifs-forestiers-de-la-ville-de-yaounde?lang=fr

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, Marjaana Sall and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Honourable Pravind Jugnauth signed a new financing agreement of 270 million rupees to facilitate trade and investment. The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Marjaana Sall said: “Today’s event bears testimony to the solid and… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-european-union-gives-270-million-rupees-to-the-republic-of-mauritius-to-improve-the-business-and-investment-climate?lang=en

Officials of Invest South Africa (InvestSA), an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will once again put their shoulder on the wheel this year in order to attract and facilitate more domestic and foreign direct investments in the country. “We will again be working hard to bring the much-needed investments into the country throughout this year as part of government’s efforts… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/work-on-attracting-investments-will-continue-to-bear-fruit-in-2017?lang=en

Suite à la pire campagne agricole qu’ait connu l’Ethiopie depuis des décennies, une nouvelle sécheresse touchant de larges pans du Sud du pays risquerait de compromettre le rétablissement de la sécurité alimentaire nationale, à moins de faire des efforts pour protéger les ménages vulnérables, a averti aujourd’hui la FAO. Alors qu’une impressionnante intervention humanitaire menée par le… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-drought-risks-in-ethiopia-put-recovery-at-risk?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 17 January 2017

UK Aid for Earthquake Damaged School

British High Commissioner Sarah Cooke and Head of DFID Tanzania, Vel Gnanendran kicked off 2017 by joining Tanzania’s President Magufuli on New Year’s Day to lay the foundation stone for the rebuild of a school in Bukoba, northern Tanzania, that was hit by an earthquake last September. Funding for the rebuild of Ihungo Secondary School has come from UKAid/DFID’s education programme. Ihungo Secondary… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-aid-for-earthquake-damaged-school?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 January 2017

New drought risks in Ethiopia put recovery at risk

New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation’s restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to shore up vulnerable households in rural areas, FAO warned today. While an impressive government-led humanitarian effort has sharply reduced the number of hungry during the worst drought in 50 years, the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-drought-risks-in-ethiopia-put-recovery-at-risk?lang=en

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Official handing over of the following project funded by GGP will be held on 20th January, 2017. – Project: The Project for the Expansion of Mangoto Primary School – Grantee: Mangoto Primary School – Grant Amount: USD 84,745 (approximately… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/press-invitation-handing-over-ceremony-mangoto-primary-makuyu-muranga-1000am-friday-20th-january?lang=en

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will today address the South African delegation comprising of government, business and labour at the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual meeting taking place from 17-20 January 2017. The Deputy President will deliver key messages to the team in line with the WEF theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”. The South African… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/team-south-africa-briefing-by-deputy-president-cyril-ramaphosa-to-inspire-confidence?lang=en

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