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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 United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, today urged States which have imposed unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) on Sudan to consider a review of their current policy “given the developments taking place in the country since the imposition of the sanctions regimes.” “Sudan has been under unilateral coercive measures for two decades… Read more on

The number of children at risk of sickness and death from HIV and AIDS due to limited access to antiretroviral therapy is high in Ghana, UNICEF said today on World AIDS day. Among the 250,000 people currently living with HIV in the country, over 21,000 are children under the age of 15. Of these vulnerable and at risk children, only 1 in 5 are on antiretroviral treatment. Current estimates put at 1,300… Read more on–unicef?lang=en

– Merck kicks off combined diabetes and cancer awareness campaign as part of Merck Cancer Control Program in Africa – Merck provides more than 2,000 Ugandans with free cancer education and diabetes screening during the campaign – By 2016, 30,000 Ugandans should be reached with free diabetes screening and education as part of “Merck Uganda Diabetes Day” Merck (, a leading science… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 1 December 2015

Fourth African Medicines Regulators Conference

Fourth African Medicines Regulators Conference What: Opening ceremony of the Fourth African Medicines Regulators Conference followed by a press conference on Medicines Regulation in Africa. Who: The Conference is organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Agency in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Press briefing will be addressed by: Prof. Aggrey Ambali-… Read more on

La France condamne l’attaque perpétrée le 30 novembre aux alentours d’Eringeti (Nord-Kivu), qui a fait de nombreuses victimes civiles et militaires, dont un casque bleu de la mission des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO). Nous présentons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes ainsi qu’aux autorités de la République démocratique du Congo… Read more on

What: Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Symposium When: 7th – 10th December 2015 Where: The symposium will take place at the Military Medical Academy, Cairo, Egypt. Who: The symposium is organized by the Government of Arab Republic of Egypt through the Egyptian Military Medical Academy and Al Galaa Military Medical Compound and African Union Commission through the Medical Services Directorate… Read more on

Samsung Nigeria ([]( was conferred the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015. In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country. The awards, reputed to be the major force behind galvanising businesses across various… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 1 December 2015

UK Backs Lifesaving IOM Operations in South Sudan

The United Kingdom has increased its support of IOM’s lifesaving operations for vulnerable populations across South Sudan. Needs remain immense two years into the crisis, with an estimated 1.7 million people internally displaced and millions more in urgent need of assistance. Through an additional contribution of GBP 5 million (USD 7.5 million), the United Kingdom Department for International Development… Read more on

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA What: Second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit When: 4- 5 December 2015 The Summit will be preceded by the 6th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC. Where: The Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Who: The African Union Commission (AUC), Government of South Africa, and the People’s Republic of China. Objective: Held under the… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 1 December 2015

Sommet Défi climatique et solutions africaines

Le Président de la République, avec le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, a présidé mardi 1er décembre un sommet sur le thème « Défi climatique, solutions africaines », organisé dans le cadre de la COP21, à Paris-Le Bourget Ce sommet a réuni douze chefs d’Etats africains, la Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine ainsi que des représentants de plusieurs gouvernements… Read more on

Free access to Wikipedia Afrique Telecom ( is progressively deploying Internet solutions over Sub-Saharan Africa in combination with Eutelsat’s satellite capacity. Its “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using Wi-Fi hotspots for collective access. In a new step announced today, “TamTam” will be used to offer free access to French-language… Read more on

« La Journée Mondiale du Sida (JMS) nous rappelle l’importance de la mise en œuvre de la riposte face à cette pandémie. Tous les moyens de prévention existants, doivent être mis à profit pour éviter de nouvelles infections et tous les services nécessaires doivent aussi être disponibles pour accompagner les personnes infectées et affectées par le VIH », a déclaré Maman Sidikou, Représentant… Read more on

FAO and partners launched a new regional project to improve the livelihoods and economy of rural population in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa during an FAO organized two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 30th November to 1st December. “Africa is blessed with a suitable, if not abundance of, natural resources wealth,” highlighted Dr Jane Edeme, Deputy Director for Rural Economy… Read more on

A study by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level. Among 690 patients (aged 13 and more) admitted in Homa Bay hospital, in western Kenya, between December 2014 and March 2015, the study finds that AIDS accounted for more than a third of admissions and 55% of deaths. Half these… Read more on

The African Union Commission (AUC) has been awarded the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Award for 2014-2015, for its significant contribution towards the improvement of global food security. The Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, H.E. Erastus Mwencha, received the award at a ceremony that took place on Monday, 30 November 2015, at the Headquarters of the FAO in Rome, Italy. Accepting the Award… Read more on

The African Union Commission (AUC) has been awarded the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Award for 2014-2015, for its significant contribution towards the improvement of global food security. The Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, H.E. Erastus Mwencha, received the award at a ceremony that took place on Monday, 30 November 2015, at the Headquarters of the FAO in Rome, Italy. Accepting the Award… Read more on

German multinational the Bosch Group ( hosted the ground breaking 1st International Coffee Processing and Packaging Round Table in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday. It featured representatives from United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), several industrial and agricultural institutions, big business, SMEs, farmers, civil society as well as local and international aid… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 1 December 2015

African Leaders Resolve to End Child Marriage

The new Government Complex Conference Centre of Lusaka, Zambia was full to capacity, with high profile representatives from different worldwide organisation as well as continental organisations dealing with various forms of child abuse including early marriages and related issues. The delegates converged in Lusaka on 26 and 27 November 2015, to discuss ways to eradicate the scourge of child marriage… Read more on

School Arts Exhibition has taken the centre stage in Lagos as seven schools, public and private, converged at the Library Auditorium of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos to express what the United Nations (UN) meant to them in different artistic forms. From oil paints on canvass to pencil drawing, tie-dye, modelling, textile design and waste-to-wealth cultural Industry exhibits, the… Read more on

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth and seventh reviews of Niger’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF)1 arrangement. The completion of these reviews enables an immediate disbursement of SDR39.005 million, (about US$53.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the ECF arrangement to SDR 95.405… Read more on

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the latest attacks conducted on 29 November 2015 by the Allied Defense Forces (ADF) in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, including against a MONUSCO base. These attacks lead to the killing of one peacekeeper, four Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) soldiers and several civilians, and the injury of several others,… Read more on

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et Chef de la MONUSCO, M. Maman S. Sidikou a déclaré que les Nations Unies “condamne fermement les attaques lâches, systématiques et criminelles perpétrées par les Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) contre la population civile, les forces congolaises et les casques bleus de la… Read more on

A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as failing in their duty to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals, according to a new opinion poll from Transparency International ( In the report People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2015, part of the Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International partnered… Read more on

Robert Porter Jackson was sworn in today as President Obama’s new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana. The oath of office was administered by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States, attended the ceremony, as did Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, former Assistant… Read more on

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