Diageo, owner ofÂ the Guinness brands, said that in the next three weeks, the entry for the annualÂ Africa Business Reporting Awards (ABRA) will come to a close.
The award initiated by Diageo in 2004 aims at encouraging better business reporting about Africa.
Finalists of the award will be announced in May and winners will receive a cash prize and a sculpture by German artist, Loni Kreuder, entitled, â€˜Newsâ€™.
Nick Blazquez, Africa Managing Director of Diageo had said, â€œWeâ€™ve already receivedÂ entries from across Africa and the rest of the world. Interestingly, the most popular category so far has been in the Agribusiness/Environment category, which shows how this sector has grown in significance to both the media and the business community across Africa.
Thereâ€™s still time to enter so, I would like to encourage journalists who have been writing about business on the continent to enter.â€™ The panel for the Awards is chaired by Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo which includes; Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist of the World Bankâ€™s Africa Division; Zeinab Badawi international news broadcaster, presenter and trustee of the BBC World Service Trust; Baroness Shriti Vadera, former Minister for Business and Competitiveness and current adviser to the chair of G20, Republic of Korea; Stephen King, Investments Director at The Omidyar Foundation and former director of BBC World Service Trust.