Finalists of Diageo Africa Business Reporting 2013 Awards

Finalists of Diageo Africa Business Reporting 2013 Awards

The 2013 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards have announced the list of finalists for its 2013 edition. The award ceremony will take place in London on 17 July 2013.
“This year’s Awards have once again demonstrated the increasing strength and depth of reporting on African business matters,” Nick Blazquez, President of Diageo Africa, Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, said.

“Our finalists come from across Africa, as well as from Europe and the United States, showing the enormous appetite around the world for insightful and thought-provoking news on Africa’s business and investment climate.”

Here is the list of finalists drawn out of over 1 000 entries received from across Africa and the rest of the world:

Best information & communication technology (ICT) Feature
Business of Gaming with Maliyo Keisha Gitari (CNBC Africa, Nigeria)
Africa’s healthcare technology revolution Fiona Graham (BBC, UK)
Barry Bateman and Oscar Pistorius: inside the Twitter explosion Lauren Granger (Memeburn, South Africa)

Best finance feature
Ivory Coast’s Women Reject Equality in Household Law Debate Pauline Bax (Bloomberg, Ghana)
ATM Fraud Henry Githaiga (Citizen TV Business, Kenya)
Private Equity in Africa Ola Omoyele (ACM Insight, Nigeria)

Best infrastructure feature
Mozambique coal, gas: boom for all or just a few? Agnieszka Flak (Reuters, UK)
South Sudan’s Chinese oil puzzle Alexander Dziadosz (Reuters, USA)
Africa’s Infrastructure Boom: Will this time be different? Adam Green (This is Africa, UK)

Best agribusiness / environment feature
2015 Cocoa Revolution: Myth or Reality Oyesina Fadare (National Mirror, Nigeria)
Of Men, Okapi and Rebels Jon Rosen (Roads & Kingdoms, USA)
The E-Waste Menace in Ghana Thomas Naadi Bitegma (ETV Ghana, Ghana)

Best tourism feature
Revisiting Tinapa Anthony Akaeze (Broad Street Journal, Nigeria)
Durban’s Dunes Errol Barnett, Correspondent; Aja Harris, Producer; Peter Rudden, Photographer; Samantha Bresnahan, Associate Producer; Brian Streicher, Editor (CNN Inside Africa, South Africa)
Malawi: Beautiful Destination with limping tourism Frazer Potani (, Malawi)

Best business news story
Guinea reignites $2.5bn mining tussle Tom Burgis (The Financial Times, UK)
175 vehicle tracking firms operating without licence  Adedayo Oketola (The Punch, Nigeria)
Growing art auction business fetches N232m in 2012 Funke Osae-Brown (Business Day, Nigeria)

Best business feature
A Hopeful Continent Oliver August (The Economist, UK)
The Chinese loan conundrum: Who is benefitting from Zambia’s phantom growth in construction? Kingsley Kaswende (Zambian Watchdog, Zambia)
Africa Calling William Wallis (The Financial Times, UK)

Best newcomer
Sherelle Jacobs (African Business, UK)
Laban Onserio (CNBC Africa, Kenya)
Veneranda Sumila (The Citizen, Tanzania)

Media of the year
African Banker (UK)
African Business (UK)
The Africa Report (France)

Journalist of the year
Matthew Davies (BBC World Service, UK)
Peter Guest (Aeon Magazine, Forbes Africa, UK)
Katrina Manson (The Financial Times, UK)

*Final editing by Issa Sikiti da Silva.

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