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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.

Posted by: APO | 7 February 2016

Somalia’s foreign policy

It is with great pride that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia presents the nation’s foreign policy to the world today. Somalia’s foreign policy is built on the pillars of promoting national, regional and international peace and security through effective participation in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. This is coupled with the implementation… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/somalias-foreign-policy?lang=en

“The United States has long enjoyed a broad partnership with Egypt,” said Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the start of her first visit to Cairo, “and I look forward to learning more about the challenges facing Egypt and the progress the country has made in addressing them.” Dr. Sewall plans to meet and talk with government officials,… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/us-official-to-discuss-countering-extremism-human-rights-issues-with-egyptian-leaders?lang=en

Consistent with the UN aviation agency’s ongoing prioritization of the effective implementation in all States of global civil aviation’s standards and policies, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu conducted a wide range of high-level meetings and consultations while visiting Ethiopia last week. President Aliu was in Addis Ababa for the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU)… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/icao-council-president-advances-aviation-cooperation-in-africa?lang=en

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, is saddened to hear of the passing away on 2 February of Rebecca Masika Katsuva, a rape survivor and women’s rights activist who had dedicated her life to helping others in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “Masika opened her home to victims of sexual… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/united-nations-undersecretarygeneral-zainab-hawa-bangura-praises-heroine-rebecca-masika-katsuva?lang=en

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has called for the provision of entrepreneurship skills and startup capital to youths to create employment and wealth. The minister was addressing African youths during the breakout session on “key regional priorities for youth development in Sub-Saharan Africa” during the just-concluded United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/mwale-calls-for-provision-of-entrepreneurship-skills-startup-capital-to-african-youths?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 5 February 2016

Attaque contre un camp de la MINUSMA à Tombouctou

Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général au Mali et Chef de la MINUSMA, Monsieur Mahamat Saleh Annadif, condamne fermement l’attaque qui a eu lieu ce matin à Tombouctou. L’attaque, qui s’est produite à 6h30 visait un camp de la Police de la MINUSMA (UNPOL). La détonation d’un véhicule piégé a légèrement blessé un policier de la MINUSMA. « L’attaque est l’œuvre des ennemis… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/attaque-contre-un-camp-de-la-minusma-a-tombouctou?lang=fr

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l’égard des mutilations génitales féminines le 6 février, la France appelle la communauté internationale à renforcer son action afin de mettre fin à ces pratiques barbares. Aujourd’hui encore, plus de 125 millions de femmes vivent mutilées et on estime que 3 millions de filles y sont soumises chaque année. La France… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/droits-de-lhomme-journee-internationale-de-la-tolerance-zero-a-legard-des-mutilations-genitales-feminines-6-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 5 February 2016

Soudan – Violences au Darfour (5 février 2016)

La France condamne la reprise des violences et des bombardements aériens au Djebel Marra, dans la région du Darfour. Ces attaques délibérées font de nombreuses victimes civiles et sont susceptibles de constituer des crimes de guerre. Nous soutenons la mission conjointe des Nations unies et de l’Union africaine au Darfour (MINUAD). Cette dernière doit pouvoir mettre en œuvre, sans entrave, son… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/soudan-violences-au-darfour-5-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

La 42e Edition des Journées des Nations Unies (JNU) débutée le 2 février 2016 à Dimbokro, s’est achevée le jeudi 4 février par le forum d’échanges avec les populations. Cette journée à laquelle a pris part la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire et Chef de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Madame Aïchatou… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/jnu-a-dimbokro-la-representante-speciale-appelle-les-populations-du-departement-a-preserver-la-paix-et-la-cohesion-sociale?lang=fr

Le ministère des affaires étrangères et du développement international organise le samedi 6 février la Journée des métiers des Affaires étrangères. Cet événement ouvert à tous vise à présenter, de façon concrète et dynamique, la diversité des métiers de la diplomatie. De 10 h à 18 h, plus de 4000 visiteurs, en majorité des lycéens, étudiants et jeunes actifs, sont ainsi attendus… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/ministere-des-affaires-etrangeres-et-du-developpement-international-journee-des-metiers-6-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

Dans le cadre des revues périodiques des Opérations de Maintien de la Paix menées par les Nations Unies, une mission de revue stratégique séjournera en Côte d’Ivoire, du 08 au 20 février 2016. Cette mission aura pour objectif de passer en revue la situation de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) sur la base de larges consultations avec toutes les parties prenantes et… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/une-mission-de-revue-strategique-sejournera-en-cote-divoire-du-08-au-20-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, met, at the AU Headquarters, with the Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), former President Festus Mogae, and his deputy, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Francois Lounceny Fall, to discuss the outcomes of the 4th JMEC meeting and the current status of the… Read more on http://www.african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-union-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-meets-with-the-chairperson-of-the-joint-monitoring-and-evaluation-commission-?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 5 February 2016

Launch of Chevening Alumni Ghana Association

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. Chevening… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/launch-of-chevening-alumni-ghana-association?lang=en

An official Kazakh delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Ashikbayev (pictured below), took part as an observer country in the 26th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa between 27th – 31st January 2016. The event focussed on issues of sustainable development in Africa and the realization of the… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/kazakh-delegation-attends-african-union-assembly-of-heads-of-state?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU), H.E Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, recalls the decision taken by the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held from 30 to 31 January 2016, to dispatch a High-Level delegation to Burundi for consultations with the Burundian Government and other Burundian stakeholders. The Chairperson of the… Read more on http://www.african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-union-appoints-the-highlevel-delegation-to-burundi?lang=en

The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today called for an immediate end to hostilities that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in Darfur. He warned that, in the last two weeks, tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur after a new escalation of violence.… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/sudan-un-expert-urges-protection-of-unarmed-civilians-after-new-escalation-of-violence-in-darfur-1?lang=en

Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo veut intensifier encore davantage le renforcement des droits des femmes et la lutte contre l’excision dans les pays partenaires de la Belgique. Les Nations unies ont déclaré le 6 février comme étant la Journée internationale de tolérance zéro à l’égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF).… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/tolerance-zero-a-legard-des-mutilations-genitales-feminines?lang=fr

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to Djibouti to lead the U.S. delegation to the second annual U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum. In addition to his meetings with Djiboutian officials, the Deputy Secretary will meet with U.S. troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, the United States’ sole enduring military presence in Africa. Deputy Secretary Blinken will also meet with Djiboutian… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/us-deputy-secretary-of-state-antony-blinken-travel-to-djibouti-february-79?lang=en

In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement, FAO will support the AUC through a special hub that will provide assistance… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/african-union-commission-and-fao-step-up-support-to-great-green-wall-initiative?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 5 February 2016

Visite du Président zambien

Le Saint-Père a reçu ce matin le Président zambien M.Edgar Chagwa Lungu, qui s’est ensuite entretenu avec le Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secrétaire d’Etat, accompagné par Mgr.Paul Richard Gallagher, Secrétaire pour les rapports avec les états: Ont été évoquées les bonnes relations qu’entretiennent la Zambie et le Saint-Siège. Il a ensuite été question de la contribution que, par le biais… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/visite-du-president-zambien?lang=fr

Kadidia Ledron (Porte-parole de l’ONUCI): Bonjour, mesdames et messieurs. Bienvenue à ce point de presse hebdomadaire de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI). Je salue tous les auditeurs d’ONUCI FM, qui nous écoutent dans les différentes régions du pays. Vous pouvez également suivre les activités de la Mission sur notre site http://www.onuci.org et notre compte Twitter @ONUCINFO.… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/retranscription-du-point-de-presse-de-lonuci-abidjan-le-05-fevrier-2016?lang=fr

Danae Dholakia, the UK’s Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes said after the announcement: The UK welcomes the recent announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and MONUSCO that coordinated military operations against armed groups will restart. I salute both the Government of the DRC and MONUSCO for reaching this agreement. I look forward to the coordinated operations… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-welcomes-resumption-of-coordinated-military-operations-in-drc?lang=en

In its quest to widely disseminate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its targets in Nigeria, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, has hosted an NGO-Partners’ meeting to introduce the 17 SDGs and its associated 169 targets with a view to enhancing Partners’ understanding of the SDGs framework and its place in programming. The meeting which was attended by 95 representatives… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/unic-lagos-takes-sdgs-to-ngos-presents-sdgs-year-planner?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 5 February 2016

IOM Tracks New Displacement in Burundi

IOM Burundi has released its second Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report for three provinces – Makamba, Kirundo and Rutana. It shows a total of 25,081 internally displaced persons (IDPs), of whom 46 per cent are men and 54 per cent women. Some 60.5 per cent of the displaced are under 18. Another 34 per cent are between 18 and 59 and 5.5 per cent are over 60. Eighty-six per cent fled because of… Read more on http://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/iom-tracks-new-displacement-in-burundi?lang=en

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