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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.

La Commission européenne annonce aujourd’hui de nouveaux projets dans le cadre du plan d’action panafricain La Commission européenne a annoncé que près de 150 millions d’euros allaient être débloqués en faveur de neuf projets destinés à soutenir la gouvernance et les droits de l’homme, ainsi que l’innovation et l’apprentissage sur l’ensemble du continent africain. L’annonce… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Factsheet on Pan-African Action Plan projects

The European Commission has announced nearly €150 million for nine projects to support governance and human rights, as well as innovation and learning throughout the African continent. The following projects were announced on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2015, as part of the ‘Pan-African Action Plan’, which will specifically target women and… Read more on

La Commission européenne annonce aujourd’hui de nouveaux projets dans le cadre du plan d’action panafricain La Commission européenne a annoncé que près de 150 millions d’euros allaient être débloqués en faveur de neuf projets destinés à soutenir la gouvernance et les droits de l’homme, ainsi que l’innovation et l’apprentissage sur l’ensemble du continent africain. L’annonce… Read more on

EnergyNet is to host the second annual Powering Africa: Summit ([]( at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. from 27-29th January 2016. Industry leaders from the USA and Africa who have confirmed to attend include H.E. Hon Minister Jeannot Matadi Atadi Nenga Gamanda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, DRC, H.E. Hon Minister… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Foreign Aid Impact on Africa’s Development Speech

Whether foreign aid works has been polarized between the “Oh yes it does” camp and those who respond “Oh no it doesn’t.” That’s too simplistic a juxtaposition. Some might say that the fact that we are still asking this most basic question about aid over 60 years since official aid started to flow in the late 1940s is an indication of how relatively little we sometimes seem to know about… Read more on

The United Nations Information Center Invites Journalists To the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON) Venue: UNON – Gigiri Date: 17.15 hrs – Thursday, 26 November 2015 His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the Headquarters of the United Nations in Nairobi as part of his Kenya leg of a 3 country Africa visit. The Papal Programme On arrival will be met by the Director-General… Read more on

The United states condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack against members of Tunisia’s security forces. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wounded. We are prepared to assist Tunisian authorities in the coming days as they investigate this attack. Terrorists have sought to use fear and violence to undermine the important gains the… Read more on

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the despicable terrorist attacks perpetrated yesterday in Tunis against members of the defense and security forces, and in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, against a hotel. The two attacks killed several people and wounded many others. In these difficult times, the Chairperson of the Commission expresses… Read more on

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday deplored the decision by Burundian authorities to suspend ten non-governmental organisations, including several organizations working on peace and human rights issues, including torture and the rights of women and children. “This suspension appears to be an attempt by Burundian authorities to silence dissenting voices and… Read more on

1. The Government of Japan strongly condemns the hotel attack which occurred on November 20, in Bamako, the capital city of Mali. Japan expresses its deep condolences to the victims and their families, as well as its heartfelt sympathies to those wounded in the incident.

2. Any act of terrorism cannot be justified by any reason. The Government of Japan firmly condemns all forms of terrorism. Read more on

A milestone on the path of improving the quality of teacher education in Liberia is happening today as Liberian academics from across universities in the country, international subject experts and other stakeholders come together for a three day meeting from 25 to 27 November 2015 at the National Archives Building in Monrovia. Participants will analyse and validate the first draft of the revised “B”… Read more on

What: Ninth Committee of Directors Generals of National Statistics Office (CoDGs) When: 21-28 November 2015 Who: The Ninth Session of CoDGs is being prepared by the AUC Statistics Division in collaboration with the African Development Bank Statistics Department and Economic Commission for Africa and the Government of Gabon. Where: Stade de l’amitié sino-gabonaise d’Agondje , Libreville, Gabon Objectives:… Read more on

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, announced that the Commonwealth will deploy observers to Seychelles for the upcoming Presidential Election scheduled for 3-5 December 2015. This decision follows an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Seychelles. Lord Sevele, former Prime Minister of Tonga will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group. The Secretary-General said: “These elections… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Zimbabwe: Scourge of Child Marriage

Child marriage in Africa often ends a girl’s education, exposes her to domestic violence and grave health risks from early childbearing and HIV, and traps her in poverty, Human Rights Watch said today. Zimbabwe’s government should lead by example at the African Union Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage and pledge to set and enforce 18 as the minimum legal age for marriage. The summit, in… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

U.S. Embassy Condemns Terrorist Attack in Al Arish

The United States Embassy in Cairo condemns in the strongest possible terms the November 24 terrorist attack in Al Arish. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and wish the injured a complete and rapid recovery. In targeting a hotel where elections officials were staying as the second phase of parliamentary elections was underway, terrorists attacked… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Télégramme à la suite de l’attentat de Bamako

Le Saint-Père a fait parvenir à l’Archevêque de Bamako un télégramme de condoléances à la suite de l’attentat sanglant commis dans un hôtel de la capitale malienne: Il “s?associe par la prière à la peine des familles endeuillées et à la tristesse des maliens. Il confie toutes les victimes à la miséricorde de Dieu, le priant de les accueillir dans sa lumière. Il exprime sa profonde sympathie… Read more on

Ce matin, ont été diffusés au Kenya, en Ouganda et en République centrafricaine, les messages-vidéo du Pape François, enregistrés en vue de la visite qu’il effectuera du 25 au 30 novembre dans ces trois pays africains. Dans le message destiné au Kenya et à l’Ouganda, le Pape François dit, après avoir salué les familles de ces deux pays: “Je viens en Ministre de l’Evangile, pour proclamer… Read more on

Comme annoncé, le Pape effectuera du 25 au 30 novembre un voyage apostolique au Kenya, en Ouganda et en Centrafrique. Voici les statistiques relatives à la présence de l’Eglise catholique dans ces pays: Le Kenya a une superficie de 580.367 km2 pour 42.961.000 habitants dont 13.862.000 catholiques (32,3%). L’Eglise dispose de 26 circonscriptions ecclésiastiques, 925 paroisses et 6.542 centres pastoraux,… Read more on

This morning Pope Francis’ video messages filmed in preparation for his apostolic visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic from 25 to 30 November were broadcast in the three countries. In the message destined for Kenya and Uganda, after greeting the families of both countries, the Holy Father says, “I am coming as a minister of the Gospel, to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ and… Read more on

The African Union Commission (AUC) celebrated the 21st Africa Industrialization Day in Cairo, Egypt under the theme: “Developing SMEs for Poverty eradication and Job creation for Women and Youth”. The celebration was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Jumia Reveals a Taste of Black Friday Flash Sales

Yes! It is finally here! A sneak-peak into Black Friday deals! ( A vaccine to ease the tension not cure it, the antidote will be available on Friday, 27th of November, 2015. Bloody thirsty Black Friday shoppers can find respite in the fact that 2% of the Black Friday deals have mysteriously found its way out the sealed bag. You might want to wear a frame… Read more on

In view of Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic (25-30 November), the Central Church Statistics Office has published the statistics relating to the Catholic Church in the three countries, current as of 31 December 2014. Kenya has a surface area of 580,367 km2 and a population of 42,961 .000 inhabitants, of whom 13,862,000 are Catholics, equivalent to 32.3%… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 25 November 2015

Ebola: la vigilance reste de mise Le combat continue

De nouveaux cas d’Ebola ont malheureusement été confirmés au Libéria et rappelle que la maladie est endémique dans la région et nécessite une vigilance et une réactivité accrue. Les équipes d’Action contre la Faim restent mobilisées et mènent le combat aux côtés du Ministère de la Santé libérien et des partenaires. Le dernier cas déclaré d’Ebola au Libéria remontait au 12… Read more on

Dans le cadre des efforts de l’Union africaine (UA) visant à renforcer le partenariat entre l’UA et les membres du Conseil de coopération du Golfe (CCG), une délégation de l’UA dirigée par le Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité, l’Ambassadeur Smail Chergui, a rencontré, aujourd’hui, à Doha, des responsables qataris, y compris le Prince Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Saud Al Thani et M. Ahmed… Read more on

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