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APO Group Announces Finalists for the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award

APO Group (, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, have shortlisted three journalists to win the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award which recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.  

The award was open to African women journalists whose stories were broadcast or published between 1st January and 15th September 2019. The stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. 

The 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award finalists are:  

Mrs Aneta Felix (@AnetaFelix) – Nigeria    
“Female Entrepreneurs lead Beverage”:

Mrs Nila Yasmin (@nila_yasz) – Uganda   
“Aweko Faith Is Turning Uganda’s Waste Into Wealth”:

Mrs Lilian Museka (@museka123) – Kenya   
“Women’s dignity restored through sanitary towel dispensers”:

The winning African female journalist will be bestowed with a USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities. 

The winner will be announced at the 5th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) ( hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October 2019.  

AWIEF is a prestigious annual event is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.  

Lionel Reina, CEO of APO Group said, “We are extremely excited for the opportunity to highlight the work of African female journalists sharing the stories of women entrepreneurs in Africa. The APO Group African Women in Media Award is part of our commitment to supporting the development of journalism on the continent. We are delighted to present this award at AWIEF in Cape Town as we celebrate women in journalism and entrepreneurship.”  

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