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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.

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

The UK supports global peacekeeping operations through our financial commitment to the UN and increasingly through our commitment of personnel and equipment to UN peacekeeping operations. The UK contributes 5.8% of the UN’s total peacekeeping budget, equating to approximately $0.46 billion in 2016; this financial contribution supports the delivery of a range of UN peacekeeping operations, such as… Read more on

South Africa’s multibillion-rand maritime sector will be the focus of a week-long event starting on Monday, 31 October, at which the country and Norway will be exploring new business opportunities in the blue economy. The Scandinavian country has a wealth of experience in the oceans economy and is a globally respected expert on marine and maritime matters. The two countries are hosting the first South… Read more on

Dans le sud de Madagascar, les effets de la grave sécheresse provoquée par le phénomène El Niño sur la production agricole, où près de 850 000 personnes sont en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire, vont vraisemblablement se poursuivre jusqu’en 2017. Pour y faire face, il est essentiel d’intensifier les interventions humanitaires. Cette année, l’absence de pluies abondantes dans la… Read more on

The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850 000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an intensified humanitarian response. The lack of sufficient rains in the southern region of Androy alone resulted in an 80 percent decline in maize production this year compared with the already reduced levels of… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 27 October 2016

Communiqué of the African Editors

African editors and the African Union Commission (AUC) have concluded a successful two-day working session under the theme: Deepening Africa’s Narrative and Capacities to Deliver Agenda 2063 from which has laid down concrete steps towards the strengthening of relations between the media on the continent and the African Union. AUC chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Jovial Rantao, Chairperson… Read more on

The EU Naval Operation is the military contribution to the European comprehensive approach that aims at disrupting the business model of human smugglers and traffickers, and saving lives in the Southern Central Mediterranean. To further enhance the Operation’s ability to disrupt the trafficking and smuggling networks, the Foreign Affairs Council decided on 20 June to add two supporting tasks to the… Read more on

South Africa has completed all the administrative processes to facilitate the implementation of the SACU (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland) and the MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) Preferential Trade Agreement as from 21 October 2016. In accordance with Article 36, the SACU – MERCUSOR PTA entered into force on 01 April 2016, thirty (30) days following SACU’s… Read more on

Tegeta notes media reports regarding an application issued by Barloworld against Optimum Coal Mine (Pty) Ltd (“Optimum”). Following its purchase of Optimum in April this year, and whilst Optimum was still in business rescue, Tegeta inherited a disputed balance with Barloworld. Optimum has instructed its bankers to settle the balance (under protest) and insisted on delivery of all supporting documents… Read more on

In order to fully benefit from the potential of abundant renewable energy in South Africa, companies need to step out of their comfort zones and send clear signals to the markets by committing to an ambitious 100% renewable energy future. This is the resounding message in an updated report ‘Shopping clean: Retailers and renewable energy – An Update’ [1] released today by Greenpeace Africa ([](… Read more on

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and… Read more on

Italy has allocated 6.3 million euros for emergency actions in the four countries of the Lake Chad Basin, namely Nigeria, Cameroun, Chad and Niger, which are facing the consequences of Boko Haram’s radical and extremist violence. The actions will be carried out by Italian civil society organisations and other non-profit stakeholders working in the four Countries. Actions will especially focus on the… Read more on

South African exporters have been encouraged to utilise more of the tariff lines negotiated under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA). This came through at the two-day Team Export South Africa (TESA) workshop which took place in Midrand in the past two days. According to the Director of Americas Bilateral Trade Relations in the International Trade and Economic Development Division (ITED) of the… Read more on

A course on the Italian experience in peacekeeping has just wound up in Khartoum. The first course on “Training Programme for Conflict Management” was closed at the presence of the director of the Peace Research Institute of the University of Khartoum, the Italian Ambassador to Sudan and the coordinator of the international activities of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa (SSSUP). “It… Read more on

Posted by: APO | 27 October 2016

The Gambia Announces Withdrawal from ICC

In response to Gambia’s decision to withdraw from the treaty that established the International Criminal Court, Freedom House released the following statement: “Gambia’s withdrawal from the ICC threatens human rights protection in the country, especially given the government’s failure to protect the fundamental freedoms of its citizens,” said Vukasin Petrovic, director of Central, West and East… Read more on

Speech by Pete Vowles, Country Director – DFID Kenya, at the Launch of the 2017 Doing Business Report: I’d like to start by thanking and commending the World Bank for the huge task they have done in completing another global Ease of Doing Business Report. Such reports provide a robust evidence base to assess progress on business reform, identify areas for improvement and spur competition amongst… Read more on

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