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What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format designed for sharing web content such as news headlines in a standardized format. An RSS Feed highlights fresh material for you, so you don’t have to repeatedly check a site yourself for updates.

How do I use RSS?

To make use of RSS, you’ll need an RSS Reader, or aggregator. An RSS Reader can be a stand-alone application, or a plug-in for another program you already use, such as Microsoft Outlook. Some web browsers, such as Firefox and Safari RSS, have RSS Readers built in. There are an abundance of RSS Readers available which work on different systems such as NewsFire and NetNewsWire (Mac OS X), My Yahoo and Bloglines (Web), Awasu and NewzCrawler (Windows) as well as others that allow you to customize them by adding RSS Feeds. RSS Readers allow you to view the service you select in one place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

After setting up your RSS Reader, you will be ready to use ACI’s RSS Feeds. To subscribe to one or more Feeds, follow the instructions for your particular RSS Reader.

To view a Feed in your RSS Reader:

  • Click on the RSS Feed that corresponds to the topic that interests you.
  • Copy the URL.
  • Paste the URL into your reader.

Terms of Use

The RSS Feeds are provided by ACI solely for the purpose of allowing you to view information from ACI within RSS Readers for your personal and noncommercial use.

It is understood that ACI guarantee or warrant the correctness, completeness, currentness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information it provides. ACI shall be liable for any loss or injury arising out of or caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by ACI’s negligent acts or omissions in procuring, compiling, collecting, interpreting, reporting, communicating, or delivering any information. It is further agreed that ACI shall be liable for interruptions in an RSS Feed Service for any cause or reason.

THE RSS FEEDS AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

ACI releases are available in RSS format at: http://www.africancompassinternational.com/feed