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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.

Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister – and currently the president of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) – for his contributions to increasing… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/nurturing-young-entrepreneurs-as-the-next-generation-of-hunger-fighters?lang=en

Following the World Rugby Council’s vote this past 15 November in London, France tallied 24 votes to South Africa’s 15 in the second round of the vote for naming the host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. “I would like to congratulate the three candidate countries Ireland, France and South Africa for their bids, I understand the work and immense challenge that being a candidate entails, and I commend you… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-afrique-felicite-les-trois-pays-candidats-a-laccueil-de-la-coupe-du-monde-2023?lang=en

WHO Libya continues its effort in supporting the country to reach the national, regional and global goals for disease eradication and elimination. After the collapse of L-MEP due to the conflict the measles surveillance program was severely affected and lead to low rate of reporting for cases and so missing of outbreak, and the country faced challenging situation, an urgent and collaborative efforts… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-second-workshop-to-review-the-implementation-of-libya-surveillance-plan-and-to-discuss-and-develop-a-roadmap-to-retrieve-measles-elimination-program?lang=en

To mark World Prematurity Day 2017, the Honourable Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, and His Excellency, the German Ambassador, Dr. Detlef Wächter, together with the Regional Medical Officers Dr. Wedson Sichalwe (Mtwara) and Dr. Makenge Gwenchele (Lindi) presented the achievements in new-born care improvement… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/tanzaniangerman-programme-significantly-reduces-newborn-mortality-in-mtwara-and-lindi?lang=en

The Government of Cameroon must engage representatives of the Anglophone population in a meaningful political dialogue and halt renewed violence in the south-west and north-west, where the country’s English-speaking minority are reportedly suffering worsening human rights violations, a group of UN experts* has warned. “We urge the Government to adopt all necessary measures consistent with Cameroon’s… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroon-human-rights-must-be-respected-to-end-cycle-of-violence-un-experts?lang=en

Le Gouvernement du Cameroun doit engager les représentants de la population anglophone dans un dialogue politique constructif et mettre un terme aux violences dans le sud-ouest et le nord-ouest, où la minorité anglophone du pays souffrirait de violations des droits de l’homme, a prévenu un groupe d’experts de l’ONU*. “Nous exhortons le Gouvernement à adopter toutes les mesures nécessaires en… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroon-human-rights-must-be-respected-to-end-cycle-of-violence-un-experts?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 17 November 2017

UNWTO Implores the tourism sector to embrace change

UNWTO Executive Director Carols Vogeler has implored the tourism sector globally to embrace change and new business models as the world is experiencing technological revolution. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde was presented with a symbolic cheque of $13,000 from a charity called Just a Drop on behalf of Kawama School and Village in Kashitu… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unwto-implores-the-tourism-sector-to-embrace-change?lang=en

L’Ambassade des Etats-Unis organisera un festival des Champions de l’Unité Nationale le samedi 18 novembre 2017 à 08h00 au Lycée Moderne d’Abobo. Un match d’exhibition, des séances de partage d’expériences, et d’autres activités sportives sont au programme de ce festival destiné à sensibiliser les jeunes sur l’importance de la paix, la tolérance, la diversité, le fair-play… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/lambassade-des-etatsunis-organise-un-festival-des-champions-de-lunite-nationale-le-samedi-18-novembre-2017-a-08h00-au-lycee-moderne-dabobo?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 17 November 2017

SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017

The Embassy participated in SEISA Africa Asia Bridge 2017 at Joseonakakyo Senior High School, Yokohama on 11th-12th November 2017. The international exchange event aims to become a “bridge” to connect countries with each other. One of the activities during the event was the presentation of participating countries where H.E. the Ambassador presented information about Uganda, its touristic features,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/seisa-africa-asia-bridge-2017?lang=en

Embassy of Japan and Uganda-Japan Cultural Society co-organized 3rd Uganda- Japan Festival at Yujo Izakaya.

We are really grateful for your participation. Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/third-ugandajapan-festival-was-held-at-yujo-izakaya-11-nov2017?lang=en

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with local NGO Save The Nation Association will mark the 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) on Monday, November 20, 2017. The event will be held at Menelik II Referral Hospital where hundreds of traffic accident victims are being treated. The event commemorates the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-embassy-partners-with-local-ngo-to-mark-the-2017-world-day-of-remembrance-for-road-traffic-victims?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 November 2017

Minister Okello Oryem Meets Troika Representatives

On November 15, 2017 the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Henry Oryem Okello met with Representatives of the South Sudan peace-guarantor Troika member countries (Norway, United Kingdom and the United States) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala. The Troika Representatives were Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA), Mr. Chris Trott (UK) and Mr. Ering Skjonsberg (Norway). The meeting addressed… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-okello-oryem-meets-troika-representatives?lang=en

The latest Open Doors report on international education has revealed that the United States hosted 1.08 million international students during the 2016/2017 academic year. This marks a 3 percent increase over the prior year. The number of African students hit a record high at 37,735, marking a 7 percent increase over the prior year. There are currently 3,111 Ghanaian students enrolled at more than… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/record-number-of-african-students-enrolled-in-us-institutions?lang=en

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) on 18 November 2017 to be held in Tembisa. The TEA in an initiative of Bulelani Balabala, who is one of the 37 selected National Development Plan (NDP) Youth Ambassadors, an initiative… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-jeff-radebe-to-deliver-a-keynote-address-at-the-annual-township-entrepreneurs-alliance-tea?lang=en

Today (November 16, 2017), following bilateral meetings in Khartoum with Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry formally announced Sudan’s commitment to sever all trade and military ties with North Korea. The United States welcomes the Government of Sudan’s pledge and will continue engagement on this issue to ensure that this commitment is fully implemented. Isolating… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-commits-to-sever-ties-with-the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea?lang=en

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Zimbabwe: The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Zimbabwe and calls for continued calm. He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country’s Constitution. The Secretary-General welcomes the efforts initiated by… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretarygeneral-on-zimbabwe?lang=en

Suite au vote du Conseil de World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org) le mercredi 15 novembre à Londres, la France l’a emporté 24 voix à 15 face à l’Afrique du Sud dans le deuxième tour du vote pour l’attribution de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2023. « Je tiens à féliciter les trois pays candidats qu’étaient l’Irlande, la France et l’Afrique du Sud pour leurs dossiers de candidature, je… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-afrique-felicite-les-trois-pays-candidats-a-laccueil-de-la-coupe-du-monde-2023?lang=fr

To celebrate the United Nations 72nd anniversary, an art exhibition by young Sudanese artists entitled ‘Youth Colour the Future’ opened its doors to the public on Thursday 16 November 2017. The exhibition will remain open until Saturday 18 November at the Rashid Diab Center from 6-10 P.M. Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, and as an interpretation of the 2030 agenda, the exhibition… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/youth-colour-the-future-sudanese-young-artists-showcase-sustainable-development-goals-to-celebrate-72nd-un-anniversary?lang=en

Samedi 11 et Dimanche 12 novembre, Abidjan a accueilli le premier et plus grand événement eSport en Afrique où 256 gamers se sont réunis au Palais de la Culture pendant deux jours de compétition pour gagner des lots d’un montant total de 8 500 000 FCFA (13 000 Euros). Street Fighter V, Naruto et FIFA ont attiré des joueurs venant de 5 pays africains dont le Ghana, le Nigeria, le Bénin, et… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/abidjan-celebrates-all-gamers-with-the-1st-and-largest-esport-event-in-africa-feja?lang=fr

The Embassy signed a partnership memorandum of understanding with Meguro City under the Host Town Program on 7th November, 2017. The Government of Japan is running Host Town Initiative in preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games by supporting local governments to host and welcome athletes and staff from abroad. The main purpose of the Initiative is to promote cultural, educational and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenya-embassy-signs-partnership-memorundum-of-understanding-with-meguro-city-under-host-town-program?lang=en

Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, addressed the Kabwe Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) at its Annual Gala Dinner held in a hotel in Kabwe, under the theme of “The Private Sector’s Contributions in Zambia’s Growth and Development”, as the Guest of Honour on Saturday 4 November 2017. Ms. Christabel Ngongola, President of the KCCI expressed the hope… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ambassador-sobashima-addresses-the-kabwe-chamber-of-commerce-and-industry-at-its-annual-gala-dinner?lang=en

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, on Wednesday urged African governments to strategically integrate urbanization in their national development plans if they are to unleash the potential of urbanization for growth and transformation on the continent. Speaking at an International Conference on African Cities in Rome, Ms. Songwe said Africa’s targets of economic… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/integrate-urbanization-in-development-plans-ecas-vera-songwe-urges-african-governments?lang=en

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) on 18 November 2017 to be held in Tembisa. The TEA in an initiative of Bulelani Balabala, who is one of the 37 selected National Development Plan (NDP) Youth Ambassadors, an initiative… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/minister-jeff-radebe-to-deliver-a-keynote-address-at-the-annual-township-entrepreneurs-alliance?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 17 November 2017

Sudan Commits To Sever Ties With the DPRK

Today, following bilateral meetings in Khartoum with Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry formally announced Sudan’s commitment to sever all trade and military ties with North Korea. The United States welcomes the Government of Sudan’s pledge and will continue engagement on this issue to ensure that this commitment is fully implemented. Isolating the North Korean regime… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-commits-to-sever-ties-with-the-dprk?lang=en

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