Anas Wins Another Award
Anas won the award with his investigative story “Ghana’s Gold” which was shown on Al Jazeera. The former Ghana Journalist of the Year, received a bronze statue titled “News” by the sculptor Loni Kreuder and a cheque for £500.
The awards ceremony was held in London.
The topmost award – Journalist of the Year, went to Oliver August, Africa Editor of The Economist.
The Awards, which were launched in 2004, recognise the fact that excellent business journalism plays an important role in promoting Africa as a destination for investment and supporting enterprise development.
The 2012 winners of the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards are:
BEST INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) FEATURE
Is Google good for Africa? Gemma Ware (The Africa Report, France)
BEST FINANCE FEATURE
Mobile Banking Wanjohi Kabukuru (African Banker, Kenya)
BEST INFRASTRUCTURE FEATURE
Releasing the Floodgates of Finance Nicholas Norbrook (The Africa Report, France)
BEST AGRIBUSINESS / ENVIRONMENT FEATURE
Ghana’s Gold Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Al Jazeera, Ghana)
BEST TOURISM FEATURE
South African commercial shows Nigeria still in search of global brand identity Ella-Marcelle Olamiju (National Mirror, Nigeria)
BEST BUSINESS NEWS STORY
South Sudan: land of opportunity, if you don’t mind risk Alexander Dziadosz (Reuters, UK)
BEST BUSINESS FEATURE
Rising from the Ashes: Rwanda’s Bold Vision for Development Jonathan Rosen (World Politics Review, USA)
Drew Hinshaw (The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic; USA)
MEDIA OF THE YEAR
The Africa Report (France)
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Oliver August (The Economist, UK)