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Discover, 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, APO’s new press release distribution platform dedicated to Africa. 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 to access even more powerful features including preference settings, homepage personalization, dedicated news feeds, and more.

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Découvrez, 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, la nouvelle plate-forme de distribution de communiqués de presse liés à l’Afrique. 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 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 | 21 October 2016

Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

Today, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate.… Read more on

L’épidémie d’Ebola qui a frappé l’Afrique de l’ouest a infecté plus de 28 700 personnes et tué plus de 11 300 hommes, femmes et enfants. Des familles entières ont été décimées, des communautés ont été dévastées par la maladie, des écoles ont été fermées, l’économie et les systèmes de santé se sont effondrés ce qui a provoqué encore plus de pertes de vie. Le bilan… Read more on

The Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa infected more than 28,700 people and killed more than 11,300 men, women and children. Whole families were ripped apart and communities were devastated by the disease, which saw schools close, economies grind to a halt and health systems collapse, leading to even greater loss of life. The shocking human toll of the outbreak was exacerbated by the painfully… Read more on

The future for a sustainable growth and development of Africa depends on increasing the levels of intra-Africa trade and investment within the African continent. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge during a seminar hosted by TIA, an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), and the Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA)… Read more on

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be hosting a joint sitting of Africa Editors Forum and Press Officers on the 24th and the 25th of October 2016, in Pretoria. The theme of the engagement is “Deepening Africa’s Narrative and Capacities to Deliver Agenda 2063”. This is the first time South Africa will host the joint sitting of up to 80 Editors from across… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

USAID Empowers Agribusinesses to Collaborate

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ghana Grains Council held the sixth annual Pre-harvest Agribusiness Forum in Sunyani on October 20. The event brought together more than 1,000 farmers, buyers, processors, equipment dealers, transporters, financial institutions and others who work in agriculture and agribusiness. The aim of the annual event is to foster long-term… Read more on

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will meet with her Austrian counterpart, Sebastian Kurz, the Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, on 24 October 2016 in Pretoria. Minister Kurz is visiting South Africa from 24-26 October 2016, heading a 50-person strong business delegation, which includes the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. South… Read more on

Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni received the President of the Ennahda party of Tunisa, Rached Ghannouchi, at the Farnesina today. In the talks, Minister Gentiloni confirmed Italy’s firm support to Tunisia on the bilateral and European level. He also expressed satisfaction for the vote of confidence Tunisia’s coalition government, of which Ennahda is part, won by a large majority in parliament. “Preventing… Read more on

Suite aux résultats d’une récente évaluation de la sécurité alimentaire menée dans le sud de Madagascar, les agences des Nations Unies intensifient leurs efforts conjoints pour empêcher qu’une situation déjà critique ne devienne une catastrophe. Selon le [Cadre intégré de classification de la sécurité alimentaire (IPC) dans le sud de Madagascar](,… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation

UNESCO and UNDP in partnership with WB4ALL are organising a Peacebuilding and Literacy through Tech Innovation Bootcamp for 16 students from the University of Juba from October 24 – 28, 2016 at the Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan. The purpose of the bootcamp is to develop two mobile applications (“apps”) aiming at educating South Sudanese youth on the process of building a peaceful and literate… Read more on

The Commission of the African Union (AU), concluded the validation workshop on the draft Maputo Strategic Five-Year Work Plan (2016-2020) on the African Standby Force (ASF), at the AU Headquarters. This workshop was convened following the directive given by the 9th Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS), which took place on 4 June 2016, in Addis Ababa, that the Commission… Read more on

Congolese police, armed forces and the Republican Guard used excessive – including lethal – force during demonstrations in Kinshasa last month, when at least 53 people were killed over two days, 143 injured and more than 299 unlawfully arrested, according to a UN preliminary investigation report released today. The preliminary investigation by the UN Joint Human Rights Office of MONUSCO* documented… Read more on

Selon un rapport des Nations Unies portant sur une enquête préliminaire publié aujourd’hui, la police, les forces armées et la garde républicaine congolaises ont fait un usage excessif de la force, dont de la force létale, lors de manifestations à Kinshasa le mois dernier, durant lesquelles au moins 53 personnes ont été tuées sur deux jours, 143 personnes ont été blessées et plus de… Read more on

WWF South Africa is gravely concerned by current claims that have been widely published in the media, some of which form the basis of a recent affidavit submitted by the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan. The affidavit suggests that funds that were held in trust by Optimum Mines, specifically for mine rehabilitation, may have been released for purposes other than restoring environmental damage.… Read more on

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the R120 million investment by the United State- based multinational company, 3M to expand its operations in South Africa. 3M is a science and technology company that produces thousands of imaginative products, and are the leader in scores of markets – from consumer, safety and graphics, electronics and energy, healthcare and industrial.… Read more on

The United States calls on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to comply with its commitments to cease harboring or providing support for Sudanese armed opposition groups, as required by UN Security Council Resolution 2046 (2012). Despite its obligations under international law and repeated agreements between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the Government of Sudan to end… Read more on

Zambia says sustainable trade, infrastructure development, gender equality and empowerment, peace, health and education are among key prerequisites to the development of Africa. Zambia made the remarks at the just-concluded Africa-week joint debate on New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), focusing on the progress in implementation and international support as well as on the decade to… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

The Members of the Security Council heard a briefing from Mr. Modibo Ibrahim Touré, Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), on the inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau convened by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic… Read more on

La journée des Nations Unies est célébrée chaque année le 24 octobre, jour d’anniversaire de l’entrée en vigueur en 1945 de la Charte des Nations Unies, le document fondateur de l’Organisation. Cette année, le Cameroun se joindra encore à la communauté internationale, pour célébrer cette journée sous le thème : « La mise en œuvre des Objectifs de Développement Durable : le Cameroun… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

More than 200 People Rescued off Libyan coast

Save the Children’s search and rescue ship, the Vos Hestia, is returning to Italy with more than 200 refugees and migrants rescued in two separate operations off the North African coast. Sadly, among them are the bodies of five people who perished before rescuers could reach the first boat in distress. “We received a call to assist in the rescue of a wooden boat in distress,” said Gillian Moyes,… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

SA’s ambassador to China to brief the media

South Africa’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Her Excellency Dolana Msimang, will brief the media on South Africa’s bilateral political and trade relations with China. China is South Africa’s single biggest trading partner and one of the biggest investors on the African continent. The media briefing is scheduled as follows: Date: Friday, 21 October 2016 Time: 11:00 am Venue: Media Briefing… Read more on

On October 19, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, Minister of State for Investment and Public-Private Partnership in Guinea’s Presidential Office and Co-Chair of the Russian-Guinean Commission for Economic, Research-Technical and Trade Cooperation, who is in Moscow on a working visit. The… Read more on

From October 14 to 17, 2016, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Ambassador Xu Jinghu, on behalf of China, attended the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa held in Lomé, capital of Togo at invitation. During the summit, Xu Jinghu respectively met with President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé and Foreign Minister… Read more on

The time for the Government of Cambodia to blame the troubles of the last century for the situation today is surely over, United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith said at the end of her third visit* to the country to assess progress on issues of discrimination against ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, vulnerable groups as well as the current human rights situation. “Cambodia has earned… Read more on–un-expert-urges-cambodia-to-fully-implement-rights-and-freedoms-at-every-level?lang=en

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