The prize committee is chaired by Mr. Festus Mogae (Former President of Botswana). Other members are appointed from Africa’s regional blocs.
Mr. Festus Mogae
Chairman of Jury
Former President of Botswana.
Mr. Kabiru A. Yusuf
Chairman of the Board of Directors Media Trust Limited.
Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba
CEO of African Media Initiative, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of All Africa Global Media Inc,
Amb. Mona Omar
North Africa Rep.
Career diplomat with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a consummate educationist.
Pastor Rigobert MINANI BIHUZO
Head of the Research and Socio-Political Department, Centre d’Etudes pour l’Action Sociale (CEPAS), the Democratic Republic of the CongoP.
Ms. Gwen Lister
Namibian journalist, publisher, apartheid opponent and press freedom activist.