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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 UN Human Rights Council placed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under scrutiny today by adopting a resolution that puts the country at the center of its attention. This strong political move was essential to respond to the human rights crisis that is unfolding in the DRC in the electoral context, as all signals are red and violence keeps on mounting. “The United Nations just sent President… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-drc-under-scrutiny-the-human-rights-council-places-the-country-at-the-center-of-its-attention?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 30 September 2016

Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months

On 30 September 2016, in view of the gravity of the situation, the Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council added three persons to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya. Agila Saleh, president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and defence… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/libya-eu-renews-sanctions-for-six-months?lang=en

Monsieur Abdellatif Hammouchi, le Directeur Général de la Direction Générale de la Sureté Nationale (DGSN) et l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis d’Amérique, son Excellence M. Dwight L. Bush, Sr, ont signé un amendement à l’accord de coopération bilatérale soutenant le développement et la modernisation de la DGSN conclu en avril 2011. Cet amendement porte application de l’accord-cadre… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/signature-dun-accord-cadre-entre-lambassade-des-etatsunis-damerique-et-la-direction-generale-de-la-surete-nationale-dgsn?lang=fr

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola, Rt. Hon Baroness Lindsay Northover, visits Angola next week to underline the UK’s continued support for economic diversification in the country. This is the third such visit in seven months to Angola by Baroness Northover- demonstrating the UK’s commitment to increased trade flow between the two countries. Baroness Northover said: I’m delighted to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/prime-ministers-trade-envoy-baroness-northover-visits-angola?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 30 September 2016

The Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

HummingBad. Stagefright. QuadRooter. Mobile malware and vulnerabilities have been making headlines well over the past year, and attacks are becoming a more common way for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. We believe this trend – one that our research team encounters daily – is illustrated in the [Gartner Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense](http://www.checkpoint.com/resources/gartner-market-guide-mobile-threat-defense/)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-importance-of-mobile-threat-defense?lang=en

The African Union Commission in collaboration with the NEPAD Agency, today opened a technical validation meeting for a Continental Agribusiness Strategy and a framework, operational structure, and implementation business plan for a continental African agribusiness apex body. The Apex Body will be one of the implementation modalities for the Agribusiness Strategy with a focus on stronger engagement… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/auc-and-african-private-sector-engage-to-validate-continental-agribusiness-strategy-and-framework-for-private-sector-apex-body?lang=en

On September 28, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.[1](http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2016/09/29/PR16439-Ghana-IMF-Executive-Board-Completes-Third-ECF-Review#_ftn1)Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025… Read more on http://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/imf-executive-board-completes-third-ecf-review-for-ghana-and-approves-us1162-million-disbursement?lang=en

The UK Government is to provide approximately TZS 6.3 billion (£2.23million) to support school reconstruction following the earthquake in Kagera Region on the 10th September. This additional support was announced earlier today when the new British High Commissioner to Tanzania – Sarah Cooke – presented her credentials to His Excellency President Magufuli. It follows a visit to the region by the… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/uk-government-to-provide-support-to-earthquake-affected-schools?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 30 September 2016

Announced Delay of the Electoral Process in Somalia

The Somali Federal Indirect Election Implementation Team (FIEIT) has announced a further one month delay of the electoral calendar, with the election of the new President to now take place on 30 November 2016. This marks a second extension going beyond the constitutionally mandated term limits. It puts in question the Somali authorities’ unequivocal commitment to the electoral process. The EU shares… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/announced-delay-of-the-electoral-process-in-somalia?lang=en

We are happy to announce the opening of A New Earth (https://www.facebook.com/ANewEarthStore), a fully certified organic food store, with an extensive and complete range of foods, and personal care products. Who we are A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1st 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon. For the past 7 years we have been the pioneers of all things organic. We thrive… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/a-new-earth-organic-and-ecoliving-store-opens-its-doors-in-lagos-nigeria?lang=en

The first-ever joint award given by the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce was presented today to the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin and Department of Commerce Global Markets Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Kumar presented the Benjamin Joy award to… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-benjamin-joy-award-honors-us-embassy-ethiopia-team?lang=en

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have signed a new loan portfolio guarantee agreement with Enat Bank. The agreement guarantees up to 50% of losses on $10 million in loans, allowing the bank to offer more loans to women entrepreneurs and expanding the its capacity to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/loan-agreement-will-increase-access-to-finance-for-ethiopian-businesswomen?lang=en

In a quest to effectively engage and mobilize African Diaspora to support socio-economic development on the continent, the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) and The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) held a Diaspora toolkit workshop from 15–17 September 2016 at the African Union Commission’s headquarters. The workshop brought together diaspora experts and… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/citizens-and-diaspora-directorate-cido-towards-creating-a-diaspora-engagement-toolkit?lang=en

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has received the credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of Finland to the African Union (AU), H.E. Ms. Helena Airaksinen. The newly appointed Ambassador presented her credentials at the AU Headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Following the presentation of Credentials, they held… Read more on http://african-union.africa-newsroom.com/press/new-ambassador-of-finland-to-the-au-presents-her-credentials-to-au-commission-chairperson?lang=en

The International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) (https://www.IRU.org) report, “Transit costs in East and Southern Africa” clearly demonstrates how African countries implementing the TIR Convention can reduce the costs of trade in southern and eastern Africa thus saving billions of dollars and increasing GDP in African countries. Since 1949, TIR has made international freight transits faster,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/new-study-shows-how-tir-the-worlds-only-universal-customs-transit-system-can-radically-reduce-trade-costs-in-africa?lang=en

For the past 18 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (http://www.LOreal.com) programme has encouraged, promoted and honoured women scientists all over the world. More than 2,500 researchers from 112 countries have been distinguished for their extraordinary discoveries and supported at key moments in their careers. Impacting the lives of people around the planet, their discoveries are… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-2016-lorealunesco-for-women-in-science-subsaharan-africa-regional-fellowships-honouring-women-in-science?lang=en

Agility (www.Agility.com), uma empresa líder global na provisão de soluções de logística, anunciou hoje os vencedores do seu [Concurso de Fotografia Africa 2016](http://www.africa-2016.com/) (http://www.Africa-2016.com), resultado de uma série de fotografias que mostra a rapidez com que a África está a modernizar crescer, e até mesmo a liderar o caminho em novas tecnologias. O concurso anual,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/agility-announces-winners-of-africa-2016-photo-competition?lang=pt

Agility (www.Agility.com), l’un des principaux fournisseurs de services de logistique au monde, a annoncé aujourd’hui les gagnants de son [concours photo Afrique 2016](http://www.africa-2016.com/) (http://www.Africa-2016.com), une série de photographies qui montrent comment l’Afrique se modernise, se développe rapidement et ouvre la voie à de nouvelles technologies. Cette compétition annuelle,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/agility-announces-winners-of-africa-2016-photo-competition?lang=fr

Agility (www.Agility.com), a leading global logistics provider, today announced the winners of its [Africa 2016 Photo Competition](http://www.africa-2016.com/) (http://www.Africa-2016.com), a series of photographs that show how quickly Africa is modernizing, growing and even leading the way in new technology. The annual contest, now in its second year, is a pan-Africa photography competition focusing… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/agility-announces-winners-of-africa-2016-photo-competition?lang=en

The Minister for Energy of South Africa, the Hon. Tina Joemat-Pettersson MP, is to exclusively present the much anticipated ‘Project Information Memorandum (PIM)’ at EnergyNet’s (www.EnergyNet.co.uk) annual South Africa: Gas Options (www.SouthAfrica-GasOptions.com) investors briefing on the 3rd October in Cape Town. 540 participants are confirmed to attend the meeting, which will focus on the… Read more on http://energynet.africa-newsroom.com/press/project-information-memorandum-pim-to-be-announced-at-the-south-africa-gas-options-conference-in-cape-town-this-october?lang=en

The U.S. Mission to South Africa hosted a HIV/AIDS Community Grants Program Awards Ceremony, culminating a multi-day workshop for 23 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Gauteng, Free State and North West, on September 28. Through this community grants program, PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDs Relief) will contribute $800,000 to projects led by 23 organizations seeking… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/us-mission-to-south-africa-awards-grants-to-community-organizations-partnering-in-the-fight-against-hivaids?lang=en

The Government has appointed Mr Jai Sohan Singh as Singapore’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar and Mr Anthony Ang Meng Huat as Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. Mr Jai Sohan Singh will assume post as Ambassador to the State of Qatar on 23 October 2016. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 1985 and last served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the Federal… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/appointment-of-ambassador-to-the-state-of-qatar-and-nonresident-ambassador-to-the-republic-of-tunisia-29-september-2016?lang=en

The United States strongly condemns the September 27 assassination of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in Mogadishu. Mr. Ali worked for Radio Shabelle and Shabelle Media Network. The United States extends sincere condolences to Mr. Ali’s family, friends and colleagues and salutes the courage of Somali journalists, who continue to struggle daily and risk their lives in defense of this inalienable… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-united-states-strongly-condemns-the-assassination-of-somali-journalist?lang=en

2016 marked another challenging year for SA’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s (www.PwC.com) eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in the South African mining industry, released by PwC today.… Read more on http://pricewaterhousecoopers-pwc.africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africas-mining-industry-continues-to-face-tough-times-in-the-wake-of-subdued-commodity-prices-mounting-cost-pressure-and-regulatory-uncertainty-pwc-report?lang=en

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