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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 U.S. Mission to Nigeria will join the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to donate hygiene products and personal care items provided by Procter & Gamble, a U.S. corporation, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State. U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle and Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima will preside over the ceremony and offer remarks. The event… Read more on

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, today, received, at the AU Headquarters, Ambassador Nuri Mohamed Bait Almal, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of the State of Libya, Abdullah al-Thani. The meeting was attended by the Permanent Representative of Libya to the AU, Amb. Mahfud Rajab Rahiam. The Special Envoy briefed the Chairperson of the Commission… Read more on

Courage and leadership are always required when it comes to tough choices, but tough choices are what is needed when it comes to the future of a country and of its people. The UN SRSG Martin Kobler is actively seeking a speedy conclusion of the Libyan political dialogue and we expect that all sides in Libya will show courage and will agree on a Government of National Accord. Should the talks continue… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2015

AU in meetings to progress intra African trade

The African Union is spearheading efforts to boost intra African trade as a means to achieve the Agenda 2063 goal of a united, prosperous and peaceful Africa by 2063. In this respect, from 23 to 27 November, the African Union has been co-hosting three meetings aimed at enhancing trade among African countries: i.e. discussing progress in regional integration, specifically the moves towards establishing… Read more on

The African Union Commission, the Pan African Parliament in collaboration with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) are holding a continental consultation that will help promote constitutionalism and Rule of Law on the Continent .The consultation serves as a way forward towards engagement of African parliaments and relevant stakeholders to promote constitutionalism… Read more on

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint FIDH-OMCT programme) commends the passing of a United Nations General Assembly resolution on the protection of human rights defenders in the Third Committee yesterday. At a time when human rights defenders have come under increasing pressure amidst a growing crackdown on civil society in many parts of the world, this resolution… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2015

Première messe du Pape sur le sol africain

Conclue la rencontre inter-religieuse, le Saint-Père s’est rendu au campus universitaire de la capitale keyniane pour célébrer une messe, là messe où Jean-Paul II l’avait célébré en 1980, 1985 et 1995. Voici les passages saillants de son homélie: Le Seigneur nous dit qu?il ferait jaillir de l?eau dans le désert, dans une terre assoiffée, qu’il ferait en sorte que les enfants de son peuple… Read more on

Following the ecumenical and interreligious meeting, the Pope transferred to the University of Nairobi where he was awaited by around one million people. He celebrated Holy Mass in the same place as St. John Paul II during his trips to Africa in 1980, 1985 and 1995. “The Lord tells us that in the desert He will pour forth water on the thirsty land; He will cause the children of His people to flourish… Read more on

This morning in the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi the Holy Father met with the heads of different Christian confessions (Anglican, Evangelical, Methodist, Pentecostal, and others) and of other religions (Animist, Muslim), along with seven other figures involved in the promotion of interreligious dialogue. The Pope spoke about the challenges presented by interreligious encounters, emphasising that… Read more on

The clear relationship between the protection of nature and constructing a just and equitable social order, the aspirations of the young and a fair distribution of natural and human resources were the central themes of Pope Francis’ first discourse in Africa yesterday. The Holy Father spoke in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the authorities and representatives of the political, economic… Read more on

The African Union Commissioner for Rural Development and Agriculture, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has called on governments and the private sector to join efforts in support of the coffee industry in Africa for inclusive growth, jobs and income opportunities for women and the youth on the continent. Mrs. Tumusiime said this when she addressed the opening session of the 3rd African Coffee Symposium in Luanda… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2015

Rencontre inter-religieuse à Nairobi

Ce matin à Nairobi, le Saint-Père a présidé une rencontre ?cuménique et inter-religieuse, à laquelle ont pris part des représentants des diverses confessions chrétiennes, des religions non-chrétiennes et des traditions religieuses du Kenya. Voici le discours qu’il a prononcé: L’Eglise, a-t-il dit, a de l’estime pour les membres de toutes les religions. Elle désire “renforcer les liens d?amitié… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2015

Arrivée du Pape François au Kenya

Arrivé au Kenya hier à 17 h locales (15 h heure de Rome) le Pape a prononcé à Nairobi son premier discours, s’adressant au chef de l’Etat, aux corps constitués, au corps diplomatique et au monde de l’économie et de la culture rassemblés dans les jardins du palais présidentiel: Le Kenya, a-t-il dit, “est une nation jeune et vigoureuse, une société d?une riche diversité qui joue un rôle… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 26 November 2015

Déplacement au Sommet du Commonwealth

Le Président de la République, François HOLLANDE, participera au Sommet du Commonwealth le vendredi 27 novembre 2015 en République de Malte. A la veille de l’ouverture de la COP 21, le chef de l’Etat interviendra notamment dans le cadre d’une session extraordinaire dédiée au changement climatique. PROGRAMME 16 h 00 Session de travail spéciale de la Rencontre des chefs de gouvernement… Read more on

Turkish Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, H.E. Osman R. Yavuzalp, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015, bade farewell to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. The outgoing Ambassador took the opportunity to express gratitude for the excellent cooperation he had with the AU Commission during his tenure. He cited… Read more on

The EU must act urgently to avoid genocide in Burundi, said MEPs in a debate with the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Chrístos Stylianídis, Commissioner for humanitarian aid on Wednesday evening. MEPs have also called the EU to support the Myanmar transition process towards democracy after recent elections. Debating on tense political situation in Georgia and political instability… Read more on

La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, a reçu, ce jour, au Siège de l’UA, l’Envoyé spécial des Nations unies pour la région des Grands Lacs, l’Ambassadeur Said Djinnit. La réunion a permis un échange de vues sur la situation d’ensemble dans la région des Grands Lacs, notamment au Burundi. Dans ce contexte, ils ont souligné la nécessité du… Read more on

Quai d’Orsay – Déclarations du porte-parole – 26 novembre 2015 M. Laurent Fabius, ministre des affaires étrangères et du développement international, s’est entretenu hier avec le nouveau représentant spécial du secrétaire général des Nations unies pour la Libye, M. Martin Kobler. Il l’a assuré du soutien de la France aux efforts de médiation pour aboutir au plus vite à un accord politique… Read more on

An African Union (AU) led Security Sector Reform Joint Needs Assessment Mission (JNAM) to Mali/MISAHEL was conducted from 16 to 21 November 2015. The mission was carried out upon request from the Government of Mali and Head of the AU Mission in Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL), and comprised of representatives from the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN), the Economic Community of West African… Read more on

In May 2013, MSD ([](, known as Merck within the United States and Canada, and a group of public and private sector partners announced an agreement to expand contraceptive access and options for millions of women in some of the world’s poorest countries. Under the agreement, MSD reduced the cost of IMPLANON® and IMPLANON NXT®(1) – MSD’s single-rod, long acting,… Read more on

The EU must take concrete steps to tackle the migration crisis and terrorism, such as building a partnership to this end with Africa, said MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Nicolas Schmit, representing the Council Presidency. The debate focused on the outcomes of the EU-Africa summit in Valletta (Malta) on 11-12 November and the G20 one in Antalya (Turkey)… Read more on

Following the 10th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on World Heritage from 28th November to 4th December 2015 in Windhoek, Germany’s commitment to preserving Namibia’s intangible cultural heritage will be showcased with a talk show and live performance on 9th December 2015 at the Katutura Community Art Centre (KCAC) as from 18h00. We are delighted to welcome and introduce the… Read more on

Transparency International ([]( will publish on 1 December a public opinion poll about people’s experiences and perceptions of corruption in 28 African countries. For the survey People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2015 Global Corruption Barometer Transparency International partnered with the Afrobarometer, which spoke to 43,143 respondents across… Read more on

Experts from AU Ministries of Gender and Women’s Affairs convened for the First Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Gender and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), which kicked off, today 25th November 2015, in Khartoum, Sudan. The 1st STC is convened in implementation of the AU Heads of States and Government decision to establish the STC-GWE by 2015. H.E. Mashaer Ahmed Al Amin, Minister of Welfare… Read more on

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