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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.

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) travelling from Damara to Ngerengou (Ombella-Mpoko prefecture) during which one peacekeeper from Burundi was killed and another was injured. The members of the Security Council expressed their… Read more on

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) ( has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis. “Humanitarian relief has been in our DNA for decades, and FedEx… Read more on

ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, (, la compagnie aérienne nationale de la République du Congo, organise la 47ème Assemblée générale annuelle et le Sommet de l’Association des compagnies aériennes d’Afrique (AFRAA), du 8 au 10 novembre 2015, à Brazzaville, sous le thème “Cieux ouverts : Croissance par la compétition et la collaboration”. L’événement est placé… Read more on

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of a peacekeeper from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) yesterday in Bangui. A MINUSCA convoy travelling from Damara to Ngerengou (Ombella-Mpoko prefecture) came under fire by an unknown group of armed elements, some 55km north of Bangui. The MINUSCA military escort, composed of… Read more on

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today, appointed Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, of Mozambique, as her Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in replacement of Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou of Niger. Since 2010, Ambassador Madeira has been serving as the AU Special Representative for Counter-Terrorism… Read more on

La capitale de la République centrafricaine a connu plus d’une semaine de violences depuis le 26 septembre dernier. Après avoir dû suspendre leurs activités à l’hôpital communautaire de Bangui le 27 septembre dans l’après-midi en raison de l’insécurité, les équipes chirurgicales du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) sont à nouveau à pied d’œuvre depuis le 2 octobre. Pendant… Read more on–le-cicr-et-la-croixrouge-centrafricaine-ont-repris-leurs-activites-a-bangui?lang=fr

United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndez today urged the Government of Ghana to step up its effort to implement the recommendations issued after his first mission* to the country in November 2013. Mr. Méndez is the independent expert tasked by the UN Human Rights Council with monitoring and reporting on the use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment around… Read more on

The President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) Hon. Justice Augustino Ramadhani yesterday addressed the first Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament in Midrand, South Africa. He urged the Parliamentarians to implore the countries which have not ratified the Court’s Protocol to do so. Justice Ramadhani also urged AU Member States which have not made Declaration under… Read more on

On 7 October, British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne, delivered opening remarks at a parliamentary roundtable on the Abolition of the Death Penalty. The event was organised by Parliamentarians for Global Action, with support from the FCO’s Human Rights and Democracy Fund. The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, was guest of honour at the event which also included participants from… Read more on

Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger 2015 (FIBDA), qui se tient du 6 au 10 octobre 2015 à l’Esplanade de Riadh El Feth à Alger, peut compter comme chaque année sur un engagement fort de la France et sur une solide représentation des BDistes français. Une vingtaine d’auteurs français, dont plusieurs grandes figures de la bande dessinée française comme Christophe Goret… Read more on

General Esmat Abdel-Rahman Zein Al Abdeen, Sudanese Minister of Interior met at his Office today Ambassador Tomas Ulicny, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Sudan. Ahead of the Valletta EU-Africa Summit on Migration that will take place in Malta on 11 November 2015, the meeting confirmed the full support of the EU to the Sudan efforts to fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.… Read more on

The African Union Commission (AUC) announces the arrival of an electoral observation mission for the Presidential election of 11th October 2015 in the Republic of Guinea. Following the official invitation of the Government, the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, deployed an African Union Election Observation Mission to monitor and report on the electoral process.… Read more on

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have launched today a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020. Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the European Commission have launched a public consultation… Read more on

Within the frame work of the Inaugural Conference of the AU Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment H.E. Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, at the AU Commission together with representatives of Ministers for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water and Environment, will on Thursday 08 October 2015 at 10:30… Read more on

L’escalade rapide de la vio- lence en République Centrafricaine (RCA) a provoqué la fuite de plus de 2.000 personnes, pour la plu- part des femmes et des enfants, vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine en l’espace d’une semaine. Les nouveaux arrivés en provenance de de Bangui, la capitale de la RCA, sont actuellement enregistrés par les autorités de la RDC dans la ville… Read more on

Le PNUD organise un atelier de monitoring pour les autorités judiciaires de l’Ituri et des Nord et Sud Kivu. Pendant deux jours, cinquante représentants et représentantes issus du Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature, du Ministère de la Justice, des différentes cours et tribunaux civils et militaires, des institutions policières et des universités congolaises discuteront du traitement des… Read more on

The Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) on Somalia, consisting of EU member states, the EU, Norway, Switzerland and the United States condemns the arrest of two journalists and the closure of Universal TV in Mogadishu on 2 October 2015. The Group is deeply concerned about continuing attacks against the media in Somalia and the recent arrest of the two journalists. The HRWG urges the Somali Government… Read more on

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, received the two Co-chairs of the Joint Boundary Commission (JBC) between Sudan and South Sudan, Honorable Michael Makuei, Minister of Information and Broadcasting of the Republic of South Sudan and Honorable El-Rashid Haroun, State Minister at the Presidency of the Republic of Sudan, on the margin of the Commission’s… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 7 October 2015

Tchad – Attaque terroriste (6 octobre 2015)

Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole adjoint – 7 octobre 2015 La France condamne l’attaque perpétrée le 6 octobre dans la région du lac Tchad contre une position des forces armées tchadiennes, qui a fait onze morts et treize blessés. Nous présentons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes et aux autorités tchadiennes. La France assure le Tchad de sa solidarité dans la lutte contre… Read more on

At the recent UN General Assembly meeting, UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged additional assistance to the UN to reinforce progress made on the path to stability in Somalia. This commitment is part of the UK’s enduring support to UN peace operations globally. Commenting on the offer of assistance, the Prime Minister said; Our armed forces have a long history of delivering security and stability… Read more on

Commenting on the arrest of two journalists in Mogadishu, UK Ambassador to Somalia Harriet Mathews, said; “The UK is concerned by the closure of Universal TV and the ongoing detention of staff members Awil Dahir Salad and Abdullahi Hersi. Freedom of the press is a fundamental right that must be respected to ensure accountable and transparent government. Reports that the two journalists remain in… Read more on

South Africa has retained its position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index on Africa Governance. In the 2015 Index, South Africa has retained its rank of 4 of 54 countries assessed in the Index. This follows South Africa’s improved performance in the 2015/16 World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Index which saw South Africa rise seven places from 56 to 49 of 140 countries. The Ibrahim Index… Read more on

A project aimed at integrating the economic value of ecosystems into government policies has identified almost one billion dollars of benefits in four pilot countries, highlighting the importance of ecosystem conservation to the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The four-year ProEcoServ, the flagship project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) focused on the… Read more on

A Alta Representante da União para os Negócios Estrangeiros e a Política de Segurança e a Comissão Europeia lançaram hoje uma consulta pública sobre o futuro da parceria entre a União Europeia e os países da África, das Caraíbas e do Pacífico (países ACP) após 2020. A Alta Representante da União para os Negócios Estrangeiros e a Política de Segurança e a Comissão Europeia lançaram… Read more on

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