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Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.

APO Group, will offer one round trip ticket and accommodation in Cascais (Portugal) for Monica Nkodo to attend the EurAfrican Forum.

The EurAfrican Forum is an annual event designed to encourage greater collaboration between Europe and Africa. Last year’s forum was attended by African government ministers from Angola, Algeria, Benin, Cape Verde, Egypt, Senegal, Kenya and Tunisia. Entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, activists, social influencers and international media were also in attendance sharing their views on how Africa and Europe can work together towards prosperity.

Monica Nkodo (31) was born and raised in Cameroon. She made her journalism studies at the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) of the University of Yaoundé II, in Cameroon. In 2010, she obtained her Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Communication. On February 1, 2019, Monica celebrated her 10th year at Cameroon Tribune, the national bilingual daily newspaper where she has written articles for a number of desks – society, culture, sports, politics and economics; amongst other contents. Monica is particularly interested on agriculture and new technologies. In 2011, she won the prize of the best journalist in print press thanks to an investigation about children living with diabetes. Monica is also one of the African contributors for Contemporary And, an online magazine focused on contemporary art.

APO Group congratulates Monica and is proud to offer this opportunity to an experienced reporter with a rich background. Each year, APO Group offers invitations to major events as part of our commitment to supporting journalism in Africa and creating opportunities for journalists to learn and grow across Africa,” says Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group.

APO Group is the leading media relations consultancy in Africa and the Middle East, offering organizations a range of advisory services alongside its press release distribution and media monitoring solutions. Each year APO Group offers journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa.

For instance, the three previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were science journalist Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda (www.bit.ly/2y42xAe), journalist John Churu from Botswana (www.bit.ly/2NVy4PP) and journalist Lilian Murugi Mutegi from Kenya (www.bit.ly/2y7EuAi). In September 2016, reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Kenya (www.bit.ly/2RdhgSe) has won APO’s invitation to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the leading hotel investment conference in Africa. In October 2018, Online News Editor Frank Eleanya from Nigeria (https://bit.ly/2YBnTBI) has won APO’s invitation to attend the Web Summit, the Largest Tech Conference in the World.

APO also sponsors the APO Energy Media Award (www.bit.ly/2NSbJ5D) and the APO Media Award (www.bit.ly/2DNPDfU) where a journalist wins $500 a month for one year, one laptop and one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of his or her choice as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges.

The founder and chairman of APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is a member of the Advisory Board of the EurAfrican Forum. More information about the EurAfrican Forum: www.EurAfricanForum.org

Until May 13, African journalists can also apply to win an invitation to attend the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings (www.AfDB.org) which will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 11th to 14th June, 2019.

To win an invitation to the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings, click on: http://bit.ly/2VUauG4


Distributed by APO Group on behalf of APO Group.

Media Contact:
Caroline Guilhaume
Head of Media Relations
Email: gcaroline@apo-opa.org
Phone: +41 432 152 100

About APO Group:
Founded in 2007, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East. We assist private and public organizations in sharpening their reputation and increasing their brand equity in target countries. As trusted partner, our role is to leverage the power of media and build bespoke strategies that enable organizations to produce a real and measurable impact in Africa and the Middle East and outside the regional frontiers. The trust and recognition that have been granted to APO Group by global and multinational companies, governments and NGOs inspires us to continuously enhance our value proposition within Africa and the Middle East to better cater to our clients’ needs. Among our prestigious clients: Facebook, Dangote Group, GE, Uber, Microsoft, Nokia, Mara Group, PwC, DHL, Marriott Group, Sage, Ecobank, Iflix, Jumia, Samsung, Total, Merck, Société Générale, L'Oréal, Oracle, Philips, Barclays, MoneyGram, Ernst & Young, Orange …

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