APO (African Press Organization) today announced that Sudan Tribune Associate Editor Julius N. Uma won the APO invitation to participate in the Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 19-23 May 2014.
“Transportation, accommodation and daily allowances for Julius N. Uma shall be paid in full by APO”, confirmed Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization).
Uma will travel to Kigali to cover the entire event and will have the opportunity to interview experts and senior officers from the AfDB.
“We believe the media has an essential role to play in the development of the African continent. This falls coincidentally following the first face-to-face meeting between President Kiir and rebel leader Machar since the eruption in December 2013 of South Sudan’s civil war that claimed the lives of thousands of South Sudanese. APO works towards offering journalists the tools they need to do their job properly: more transparency, access to information in real-time and capacity building”, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization)
“We are delighted for Julius and hope that this experience at the 2014 AfDB Annual Meetings, will help him strengthen his already strong journalistic skills. Just like the BBC, APO aims to increase the capacity of the Sudanese media to play a role on the continent by increasing opportunities for development at a Pan African level”, added Pompigne-Mognard.
A graduate of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, Julius N. Uma spent two years of his student life working as political editor for Masscom online, which was managed by the Mass
Communication department, before joining the Sudan Tribune as Associate Editor.
Julius N. Uma has also contributed articles and written features to a number of international publications, including Inter-Press Service (IPS) and Christianity Today, and Uganda’s leading publications such as Daily Monitor, The Observer and The New Vision newspapers.
Uma has received awards from organizations and institutions, including World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and South Sudan government’s recognition of Sudan Tribune’s exceptional coverage of the 2011 referendum vote.
Sudan Tribune (http://www.sudantribune.com) is an independent news portal, which was established in 2003, to disseminate accurate and up to date information and promote democratic and free debate on Sudan and South Sudan.
Sudan Tribune is now one of the most popular English-language news publication in the two countries.
The website is run by a team of independent local and international journalists and editors.
APO (African Press Organization) (http://www.apo-opa.com) is the sole press release newswire in Africa and is a global leader in media relations relating to Africa.