Africa Means Business

Open communication between journalists and economists is the founding principle of Africa Means Business, a unique collaboration between the media and academic economists led by the Thomson Foundation. Sixty four economists and journalists graduated from the programme, forming a lasting network to increase public access to quality economic and business news.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Three years

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African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and the Wincott Foundation


Business journalism; Kenya; Ghana;

Since learning what media people look for, I’ve had an article on corruption accepted for publication, which I hope will help shift policy

Dr Abraham Waithama, economist, Nairobi

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