Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) partners with APO Group to bring the largest stream of quality African business news content to all audiences in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s largest mass media publisher, Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) (www.Zimpapers.co.zw), today announced a content partnership with APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the first pan-African communication consultancy and press release distribution service, which will allow the simultaneous publication of texts, images, videos and sound extracts distributed by APO Group on all 15 Zimpapers news sites.

The deal provides Zimpapers with free content from across Africa. APO Group’s content feed includes news from over 300 multinational companies operating in Africa, as well as major international institutions, sports organizations and African governments.

For APO Group’s clients, this partnership represents a unique opportunity to get their information out to the widest audience in Zimbabwe.

For over a century, Zimpapers has been the country’s largest mass media publisher, dating back to 1891. Its suite of titles includes the two most widely circulated newspapers in Zimbabwe: the herald in Harare, and The Chronicle in Bulawayo.

The Zimpapers name and the publications in its portfolio are instantly recognizable throughout Zimbabwe. Zimpapers operates 15 major news outlets across print, broadcast and online.

APO Group content will be hosted on the 15 websites listed below:

Digital and printed

The Herald: www.Herald.co.zw

The Chronicle : www.Chronicle.co.zw

The Sunday Mail: www.sundaymail.co.zw

H-Metro: www.HMetro.co.zw

Sunday news: www.SundayNews.co.zw

Kwayedza: www.Kwayedza.co.zw

Manica’s post: www.ManicaPost.co.zw

B-Metro: www.BMetro.co.zw

uMthunywa: www.uMthunywa.co.zw

weekly e-business: www.eBusinessWeekly.co.zw

Suburban: www.Suburban.co.zw

Broadcasting Division

StarFM: www.starfm.co.zw

Capitalk-fm: www.Capitalkfm.co.zw

Diamond-fm: www.Diamondfm.co.zw

NyamiNyami-fm: www.NyamiNyamifm.co.zw

Zimpapers Television Network

ZTN: www.ZTN.co.zw

Originally founded as the African Press Organization in 2007, APO Group is recognized as a reliable and credible content partner by journalists in Africa and around the world.

APO Group’s position as Africa’s leading press release distribution service provides content partners such as Zimpapers unparalleled access – free of charge – to a wide and diverse stream of news in text, image, video and sound. This is the exact same content feed provided by APO Group to international partners such as Bloomberg Terminal and Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Content partners like Zimpapers enjoy a range of features:

  • Free – all content is provided for free
  • Compliant – with the latest Google Webmaster Quality Guidelines on Duplicate Content
  • high volume – 30+ stories per day on average
  • Miscellaneous sources – Africa-related content from multinational companies, governments, international institutions, sports organizations, etc.
  • Pan-African food – content from across the continent
  • Multi-industry – news from every industry, from technology to healthcare; sports fashion
  • Multimedia – content includes text, images and videos
  • Instant publishing – the content is uploaded automatically, at the same time as the major international platforms such as Bloomberg Terminal and Thomson Reuters Eikon

“We are delighted to be working with APO Group to bring a rich stream of quality news content to all people of Zimbabwe,” said Pikirayi Deketeke, CEO of Zimpapers Group. “By guaranteeing the free and simultaneous publication of this news on all our websites, we are ensuring that we will be among the first media to publish some of the greatest stories in business, news and sport in Africa.

“Partnerships like this with Zimpapers are mutually beneficial for organizations publishing press release content and for African media and their respective audiences,” said APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com). “The richness and diversity of our African news content feed is unmatched, while Zimpapers is the undisputed media leader in Zimbabwe, so our partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver quality information to the people of Zimbabwe.”

To become an APO Group partner in your country, contact [email protected]

This is a joint press release by APO Group and Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers).

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of APO Group.

Media contact:
[email protected]

About APO Group:
Founded in 2007, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is the leading pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service. We help private and public organizations to build their reputation and increase their brand image in target countries across Africa. Our role as a trusted partner is to leverage the power of media and build tailored strategies that enable organizations to deliver real and measurable impact in Africa and beyond. The trust and recognition given to APO Group by global and multinational companies, governments and NGOs drives us to continuously improve our value proposition in Africa to better meet the needs of our customers. Among our prestigious clients: Facebook, Dangote Group, Nestlé, GE, NBA, Canon, Coca-Cola, DHL, Marriott Group, Ecobank, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Orange, Jack Ma Foundation, African Development Bank, World Health Organization , Islamic Development Bank, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Rotary International, Kaspersky, Greenpeace…

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland | Offices in Senegal, Dubai and Hong Kong

For more information, please visit our website: www.APO-opa.com

About Zimpapers:
Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd (Zimpapers) (www.Zimpapers.co.zw) is the oldest newspaper publisher and commercial printer in Zimbabwe, as well as the largest newspaper publisher, having been in the industry since 1891. It publishes 13 newspaper titles and runs a broadcasting division.

The company owns Zimbabwe’s leading daily newspapers, The Herald, The Chronicle and H-Metro. It owns two Sunday newspapers, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News.

Zimbabwe’s largest provincial newspaper, The Manica Post, a weekly, is the mainstay of the Mutare unit. In recent decades; Zimpapers has launched two newspapers in the country’s two main indigenous languages, Shona and Ndebele. Kwayedza, the weekly Shona is published in Harare while Umthunywa, the weekly Ndebele is published in Bulawayo.

The Zimpapers Group and New Era Newspapers of Namibia have jointly launched a regional weekly; Southern Times in 2004.

In 2012, Zimpapers launched the country’s first commercial radio station, Star FM. He brought together top presenters and disc jockeys to start and grow a fast-growing, multi-faceted radio brand. Zimpapers added to its broadcasting portfolio with the launch of Diamond FM radio station in Mutare in 2016. Further expansion in broadcasting resulted in the introduction of the Zimpapers television network.

Zimpapers also publishes two magazines, Zimtravel covering tourism and Bridal Magazine; which looks at marriages and related issues. The Group responded to emerging digital technologies and migration by creating innovative digital products that increased its audience reach and improved the visibility of advertising content.

In addition to being the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, Zimpapers is the only publisher and printer operating as a public company, having been launched on March 8, 1927; then as Rhodesian Printing and Publishing Company Limited. It changed its name in 1980 when Zimbabwe gained independence from colonial rule.

The 1927 launch makes it one of the oldest listings on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.

For more than 80 years, readers have had the opportunity to buy and trade the shares of “their newspaper”; which has seen hundreds of small investors join large institutional investors in taking an equity stake.

Zimpapers has press offices in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare and commercial print shops in Harare and Bulawayo. Gweru hosts a press office and a trade office, while journalists are stationed in offices across the country.

The Group is also very present on digital publishing platforms.

This press release was issued by APO. Content is not vetted by the African Business editorial team and none of the content has been verified or validated by our editorial teams, proofreaders or fact checkers. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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