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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.

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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.

La 1ère Session du Comité de Pilotage du Programme « Développer l’Emploi au Sénégal » s’est déroulée le lundi 27 mars 2017, marquant le démarrage de ses activités. Ce programme, d’une durée de 4 ans, accompagnera 250 entreprises dans leur développement et 12 000 jeunes dans leur projet de formation et d’insertion professionnelle, dans les régions de Ziguinchor, Sédhiou, Kolda, Louga,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-fonds-durgence-de-lunion-europeenne-soutient-le-developpement-des-entreprises-la-formation-professionnelle-et-lemploi-des-jeunes-dans-les-regions-de-casamance-du-sudest-et-du-nord-du-senegal?lang=fr

Over 60,000 South Sudanese refugees have newly arrived in Sudan’s border states in the first three months of 2017. The number of new arrivals has surpassed expectations, signalling a likely worsening situation in South Sudan. UNHCR’s Representative in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, appealed to the international community to continue its support to Sudan for the South Sudanese refugee emergency. However,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/60000-new-south-sudanese-arrivals-in-sudan-in-first-three-months-of-2017?lang=en

Actor and theater maker Nelagoh Shilongoh has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017”. The visit takes place from 8 until 14 May 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government. Together with other theatre critics, festival curators and directors, Mrs. Shilongoh will be presented an introduction to the promotion of… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/theater-maker-nelagoh-shilongoh-invited-to-germany?lang=en

Company Name: FCMB Group PLC (http://FCMBGroup.com) Company Symbol: FCMB [FCMB]>> Company Report FCMB Group PLC Audited Financial Statements For The Year Ended December 31, 2016 December 2016 December 2015 N’000 N’000 Gross Earnings: 176,351,973 152,507,947 Profit/(Loss) Before Tax: 16,251,397 7,768,664 Income Tax Expense (1,912,515) (3,007,998) Profit/(Loss) For The Period: 14,338,882 4,760,666 Earnings… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-fcmb-group-plc?lang=en

Company Name: Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Nig. Plc. (https://NG.GSK.com) Company Symbol: GLAXOSMITH [GLAXOSMITH]>> Company Report Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31st December 2016 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’000 N’000 Turnover 14,384,785 15,391,585 Cost of Sales (5,418,374) (9,965,813) Profit before Tax 185,891 1,065,601 Taxation Credit/(Expense) 2,192,254… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-?lang=en

Company Name: Julius Berger Nig. PLC (www.Julius-Berger.com) Company Symbol: JBERGER [JBERGER]>> Company Report Julius Berger Nigeria PLC Audited Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31 2016 Dec 2016 Dec 2015 N’000 N’000 Revenue: 138,993,752 133,807,574 Cost of Sales: (84,767,291) (91,473,106) (Loss)/Profit before Tax: (1,498,029) 6,499,973 Taxation: (2,318,763) (4,059,833) (Loss)/Profit… Read more on http://nsecorporatenews.africa-newsroom.com/press/the-nigerian-stock-exchange-xgen-news-alert-julius-berger-nig-plc?lang=en

Visiting a traditional fishing community in Senegal, the President of the United Nations General Assembly has called on the countries in the region to prioritize conserving and sustainably managing their marine resources. “I learned a lot today about how ocean issues like acidification, rising temperatures, overfishing and marine pollution affect the daily lives of fishermen,” [said](http://www.un.org/pga/71/2017/03/27/press-release-president-of-the-un-general-assembly-addresses-ocean-issues-in-senegal/)… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/in-senegal-un-general-assembly-president-calls-for-sustainable-management-of-marine-resources?lang=en

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), responds to calls from Jeremy Gauntlett, the Finance Minister’s lawyer, for Oakbay to withdraw from the application hearing: “Oakbay Investments has suffered unjustified and severe reputational damage as a result of the Minister’s application. His inclusion of the FIC report and Deputy Minister Jonas’ affidavit,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/oakbay-responds-for-calls-to-withdraw-from-gordhan-application-hearing?lang=en

More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. ‘We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its support for life-saving emergency aid and food security to a total of NOK 673 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The UN has launched… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/norway-increases-famine-response-to-nok-673-million?lang=en

2017 Commonwealth Youth Award winner for Africa and Europe Charles Lipenga recently met his namesake, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, in London during the Commonwealth Week where Lipenga had gone to receive the coveted award. The Duke of Cornwall congratulated Lipenga for the great work with Maestros in Africa and for the Commonwealth Award. Charles was honoured for his contribution to Sustainable… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/malawian-named-commonwealth-young-person-of-the-year-for-africa-and-europe?lang=en

As autoridades das repúblicas de Angola e da Guiné Equatorial continuam a trabalhar no sentido de implementarem os acordos e protocolos de cooperação já rubricados, informou nesta segunda-feira, em Luanda, o ministro dos Petróleos, José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos. Ao falar à imprensa na qualidade de chefe da comitiva ministerial angolana que hoje esteve reunida com uma delegação da Guiné… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/angola-e-guine-equatorial-reafirmam-implementacao-de-acordos?lang=pt

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, The United Kingdom, and the Heads of Mission of Canada, China, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and the United States issue the following statement in South Sudan: The Heads of Mission strongly condemn and deplore the reprehensible killing of six aid workers along the Juba to Pibor road on Saturday,… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/joint-local-statement-on-the-killing-of-aid-workers-in-south-sudan?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training condemned the behaviour of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) led Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Venda who attempted to disrupt the oversight visit of the Committee on Tuesday. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Connie September, said the disturbances will not deter the Committee from carrying out its constitutional… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/committee-condemns-effled-src-misconduct-at-univenda?lang=en

Le Président de la République, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, est rentré à Antananarivo après avoir effectué une visite d’Etat en République Populaire de Chine. Il a regagné la capitale par le vol inaugural de la compagnie Ethiopian Airlines, ce 28 mars, qui a atterri à Ivato en début d’aprèsmidi. Il a été accueilli par une délégation conduite par le Premier Ministre Mahafaly Olivier.… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/le-president-de-la-republique-rentre-de-chine-par-le-vol-inaugural-dethiopian-airlines?lang=fr

The new High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Seychelles, H.E. Mr Eugene Kayihura, presented his credentials to President Danny Faure at State House this morning. President Faure congratulated High Commissioner Kayihura on his appointment and wished him the very best for his tenure in office. He said that Seychelles and Rwanda already have excellent relations, and noted that the accreditation… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/rwandan-high-commissioner-accredited-to-seychelles?lang=en

The United States is disappointed by lack of progress in implementation of the December 31 Saint-Sylvestre Political Agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are concerned by the inability of both the Government of the DRC and the leaders of the opposition Rassemblement coalition to make the compromises necessary to enact pre-agreed provisions of the agreement, including the appointment… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/africa-on-lack-of-progress-on-the-political-agreement-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=en

Posted by: APO | 29 March 2017

DR Congo: Bodies of Two UN Experts Found

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, confirmed on March 28, 2017, that the bodies of Zaida Catalán, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on March 27. The two members of the UN Group of Experts on Congo had been [reported missing](http://HRW.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8-%3a6%3e2-%3eLCE593719%26SDG%3c90%3a.&RE=MC&RI=4368207&Preview=False&DistributionActionID=124890&Action=Follow+Link),… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/dr-congo-bodies-of-two-un-experts-found?lang=en

I am deeply saddened to confirm that the remains discovered by peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on 27 March outside of the city of Kananga in the Congolese Kasaï-Central province are those of Michael Sharp (United States) and Zaida Catalan (Sweden), members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo missing since 12… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/statement-of-the-secretarygeneral-on-the-death-of-two-members-of-the-group-of-experts-on-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo?lang=en

A convoy of protection forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, together with members of the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) visited the incident location where six aid workers were killed at the weekend, approximately 53km outside the Capital Juba. The integrated team, representing UNMISS Human Rights, JMEC, and CTSAMM were met by local security… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/unmiss-and-ctsamm-visit-the-incident-location-where-six-aid-workers-were-killed?lang=en

Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace ([www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en](http://www.greenpeace.org/Africa/en)) and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP, found multiple fishing infringements. The findings of the joint surveillance were presented to President José Mário Vaz on his visit to the Greenpeace Ship ‘My… Read more on http://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/guinea-bissau-president-jose-mario-vaz-visits-greenpeace-ship-after-arrest-of-illegal-fishing-vessels?lang=en

Quatre bateaux de pêche ont été arraisonnés dans les eaux de la Guinée Bissau après des patrouilles conjointes menées par Greenpeace ([www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/fr](http://www.greenpeace.org/Africa/fr)) et le département de la surveillance des pêches de la Guinée Bissau, le FISCAP, qui ont permis de constater de multiples infractions. Les résultats de la surveillance conjointe ont été… Read more on http://greenpeace-africa.africa-newsroom.com/press/guinea-bissau-president-jose-mario-vaz-visits-greenpeace-ship-after-arrest-of-illegal-fishing-vessels?lang=fr

Pour marquer le 10e anniversaire du service novateur d’argent mobile M-PESA, WorldRemit ([www.WorldRemit.com](http://www.worldremit.com/)) a publié de nouvelles données indiquant que la diaspora kenyane représente le plus grand expéditeur de transferts de fonds numériques vers les comptes mobiles. Les transferts de fonds vers les comptes d’argent mobile représentent à l’heure actuelle… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/kenyans-abroad-are-the-biggest-senders-of-mobile-to-mobile-remittances?lang=fr

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), responds to today’s events in Court: “We are delighted that the FIC report, Deputy Minister Jonas’s affidavit and any reference to either of them have been struck from the Finance Minister’s application. As the Court agreed, the report and the Jonas affidavit are irrelevant to the application. They serve no… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/court-rules-fic-report-and-jonas-affidavit-irrelevant-to-gordhan-application?lang=en

The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/japan-donates-us-906000-to-mine-action-in-south-sudan?lang=en

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