No Zambian journalists among the Finalists for the 2014 APO Media Award

APO Announces Finalists for the 2014 APO Media Award
APO Announces Finalists for the 2014 APO Media Award

DAKAR, Senegal, September 15, 2014— Ten African journalists, including three in Kenya, two in Ethiopia, two in South Africa, one  in Burkina Faso, one in Ghana, and one in Rwanda, have been selected as finalists in the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward) 

2014 APO Media Award Finalists are:


Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) – Rwanda

“Tech Entrepreneur Encourages Rwanda’s Young Women to Venture into ICT” (


Andualem Sisay Gessesse (@andualemsisay ) – Ethiopia

“The new face of agriculture in arid Ethiopia?” (


Claire Muthinji (@cmuthinji) – Kenya

Maintaining a strong saving culture in Africa” (


Elias Gebreselassie Woldegebriel (@EliasGebre) – Ethiopia

“For Ethiopia, wildlife protection makes economic and climate sense” (


Félix Dela Klutse (@felixklutse) – Ghana

“Unlocking the potential of agribusiness in Africa” (


Inoussa Maiga (@MaigaInou) – Burkina Faso

“La révolution mobile au Sahel” (

Kristia Van Heerden (@k_r_isis) – South Africa

“How the poor can make you rich” (


Peter Kahare (@PeterKahare) – Kenya

“In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life ” (


Pius Sawa (@kharunda) – Kenya

“Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum” (


Sumitra Nydoo (@sumitranydoo) – South Africa

“South Africa’s Wonderbag Revolutionizes Cooking” (


The three winners will be announced on 29 September 2014.


The first-place winner will be presented with $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 worldwide.


The second-place winner will be awarded $300 a month for one year.


The third-place winner will receive $200 a month for one year.


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Distributed by APO (African Press Organization).



  1. Njenje Lupiya Banda David Chanda …..that speaks volumes to cry a little about the non appearance of any of our journalists. I believe our journalists love hate speech, unbalanced reporting, character assassination et al…going forward I still think there are chaps out there who can do much better apart from being over shadowed by the current crop of social media scribes…..your thoughts…bambi they even make fun of kateka…is that what they learnt really….