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

DailyTrust Representative

Chairman of the Board of Directors Media Trust Limited.

Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba

West Africa

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

Central Africa

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

Southern Africa

Namibian journalist, publisher, apartheid opponent and press freedom activist.