Welcome to Africa Means Business

Welcome to Africa Means Business. This pan-African initiative is designed to help the continent’s national economies to grow, leading to a brighter future for those who live there.

Africa Means Business improves the flow of critical information about economic issues. This leads key policy makers to better-informed decisions about the sustainable economic development Africa so crucially needs.

The programme works via a unique collaboration between the media and economists, initially focusing on Kenya and Ghana. Journalists are trained in reporting on financial, economic and business topics, while economic researchers are given the skills required to identify and provide material of media interest.

Africa Means Business is supported and run by African and international organisations. It aims to create more balanced, reliable and in-depth coverage of important economic and financial issues on mainstream TV and radio, in newspapers and magazines and online, reaching decision-makers, influencers and the wider public.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Thomson Foundation trainer Nick Gordon dies at the age of 68

Nick Gordon, who trained a generation of young journalists throughout Africa and Eastern Europe for the Thomson Foundation, has died suddenly at the age of 68.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Mining and devolution take centre stage in Kenya training

Two high-ranking government officials joined AMB trainees in Nairobi to highlight the importance of mining and the transition towards a devolved constitution in Kenya. Chaacha Mwita reports on the session.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Kenyan economy under the spotlight: journalists and economists join forces

Journalists from the most influential Kenyan media and senior private and public-sector economists have joined forces. Their aim is put the Kenyan economy under scrutiny and improve the quality of media coverage on key issues.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

AMB radio journalists in the running for major African media awards

Two participants in Africa Means Business have joined some of Africa's hottest journalism talent on the shortlist for two awards.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Media coverage | Africa Means Business in Ghana

Africa Means Business will be launched in Ghana this week. Here's how it's being announced in the media:

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Africa Means Business in Ghana

This ground-breaking project to bring together journalists and economists to improve public debate on finance and business issues will be launched in West Africa on August 23rd. Eight journalists and eight economists will swap skills in a series of three-day workshops at Ghana University's School of Communication Studies.