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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.

Africa needs an integrated approach to implement its development agenda. The year 2016 marks a double transition period, from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2030, and at the continental level, from the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063. This is one of the recommendations of the MDGs to Agenda 2063/SDGs… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 28 October 2016

Zambia – Italy’s new humanitarian mission

A new Italian humanitarian mission has started in Zambia. Following the success of the initiative launched last February, ten voluntary professionals, coordinated by two heart surgeons, Stefano Marianeschi and Carlo Massini, are currently working at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka to operate on 10 children suffering from serious heart pathologies and to upgrade the skills local staff, training… Read more on–italys-new-humanitarian-mission?lang=en

A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash transfers and land for agricultural production. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis and the United Nations World Food Programme… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 28 October 2016

Humanitarian impact of withdrawal of armed forces

Situation overview Since July 2016, non-state armed actors have taken control of eight locations in Bakool, Galgaduug and Hiraan regions of Somalia following the departure of international troops. The takeover by non-state armed groups has exposed civilians to significant protection risks and further reduced humanitarian access in areas that are already hard to reach. The locations include Rab Dhuure,… Read more on

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the historic expedition to Uganda of the Duke of Abruzzi – organized by the Ugandan Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities with the support of the Ugandan Ministry of Defense – and of the first climb to the Margherita peak (5.109mt), the Embassy of Italy has given its patronage to a new Italy-Ugandan expedition. Two Italian military… Read more on

“The Kenyan authorities have the responsibility to protect civil society organisations and defenders, rather than harass them”, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint OMCT-FIDH partnership), following a fact-finding mission to Kenya. In the context of the upcoming elections, high levels of police violence and patterns of criminalisation, especially during peaceful… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 28 October 2016

AUC Chairperson condemns attack in Kenya

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has condemned in the strongest terms an attack that killed at least 12 people in the northeastern border town of Mandera on 25 October 2016. The attack, which was claimed by the Al Qaeda linked terrorist group Al Shabaab was the second in Mandera in less than three weeks. The Chairperson expresses the AU’s heartfelt… Read more on

The United States is deeply concerned by the Government of Burundi’s announcement that it has banned five domestic non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and suspended five others that work in the fields of human rights, election monitoring, and anti-corruption. Civil society organizations, including the ones suspended, play an essential role in defending the constitutionally-guaranteed rights of… Read more on

The German Embassy is pleased to communicate that it will sponsor “Sauti za Busara”, East Africa’s largest and best-known music festival which will take place in Stone Town on Zanzibar from 09th to 12th February 2017. German Ambassador Egon Kochanke has today signed a sponsorship agreement over 5.000 € with Simai Mohammed Said, Chairman of Busara Promotions Board of Trustees who organizes… Read more on

States must heed the pleas of countless victims of crimes against humanity for justice and accountability, Sheila Keetharuth of the former UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea urged the UN General Assembly today. The Commission has recommended that the situation in Eritrea be referred to the International Criminal Court. Speaking for the Commission of Inquiry, Keetharuth, who is also… Read more on

The Economic Commission for Africa, the WTO Chair of the Mohammed V University of Rabat and LEAD (University of Toulon Laboratory for Applied Economic Research in Development), launched today the Tenth International Colloquium of Rabat, under the theme: “Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development”. For three days, researchers from Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries will discuss… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 28 October 2016

Minister Radebe hosts Chinese Delegation

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will lead a delegation of Ministers who will host a high level Chinese delegation from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China. The main objective of the meeting with the Chinese delegation is to exchange views on issues of mutual concern relating… Read more on

Thank you, Programme Director: Ministers Susan Shabangu, Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula Ministers Mzembi and Nyoni from Zimbabwe Deputy Minister for Land Reform, Mr Mcebisi Skhwatsha Members of the Diplomatic Corps Managing Director of Cape Media, Mr Robert Arendse Editor of the BBQ Magazine, Mr Lindsay King Delegates from the various Business Enterprises Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour and… Read more on

“Women have the potential to have a tremendous impact on Egypt’s economic development,” said United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Rebecca Latorraca as she opened in Alexandria today the first “Startup Weekend for Women.” “This event is the first of its kind in Egypt,” Latorraca said, “and USAID is proud to support it.” Organized in partnership… Read more on

Dans la perspective de la tenue des élections communales du 20 novembre 2016 au Mali, la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) entend bien jouer son rôle d’appui au processus électoral. Pour ce faire, la Division des Affaires électorales a procédé au recrutement de soixante-dix-huit (78) agents d’appui au processus électoral qui… Read more on

On October 27, 2016 Khartum hosted Consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Sudan on the Deputy Ministerial level. Belarussian delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Valentin Rybakov, Sudan delegation was led by the State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kamal Ismail. During the consultations, the parties discussed the whole range… Read more on

More than 150,000 people in Sierra Leone are set to benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) under a new project launched by the Government of Sierra Leone with UNICEF funded by UK aid, from the British people. In line with the President’s Recovery Priorities, the project will see the improvement of vital sanitation and hygiene practices – like use of improved toilets and handwashing… Read more on

The Italy-Mozambique Jazz Festival is back and ready to enliven the nights of Maputo. Now at its 12th edition, the musical kermesse is considered a consolidated event that further cements the ties of friendship and cultural exchange between the two countries also by promoting a fruitful interaction between Italian and local musicians. The Festival opening event, hosted at ‘Spazio Italia’, a structure… Read more on

On October 27, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdusalam H. Omer signed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) charter during the Council Ministers’ (COM) Meeting in Bali, Indonesia on behalf of the Federal Republic of Somalia. The signature means that the Federal Republic of Somalia is formally a member of the Indian Ocean Rim Association… Read more on

The Australian Government, has selected and awarded professionals from 11 African countries with Australia Awards Scholarships at Masters Level, who will undertake their studies at various Australian universities from January 2017. Eight successful applicants from South Africa, twelve from Botswana and eight from Mozambique have received scholarships in diverse fields including Agriculture, Natural… Read more on

On 25 October 2016, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of the Africa – EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for… Read more on

The Minister for Public Service and Administration Adv. Ngoako Ramatlhodi accompanied by the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Executive Director, Ms Thuli Radebe, will on Friday, 28 October 2016 unveil the 14th Annual CPSI Public Sector Innovation Awards winners at the Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province at 18:00 pm. The CPSI is a government component within the Ministry… Read more on

On 29 October, the press is invited to the closing ceremony of the EMPRETEC Entrepreneurship Training as part of UNDP’s new Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme. A batch of competitively selected 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs (50% women) will graduate and receive certificate of course completion after acquiring various entrepreneurship skills in a hands-on learning environment.… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 27 October 2016

ICRC Media Advisory

The International Committee of the Red Cross will host a media roundtable this coming Tuesday during which the heads of our delegations in South Sudan and Somalia will lead a discussion and take questions on our operations and the general humanitarian environment in the two countries. WHAT: Round table discussion with journalists hosted by Juerg Eglin, head of the ICRC delegation in South Sudan, and… Read more on

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