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Nairobi 7th May, 24… It is all systems go for the AllAfrica Media Leaders’ Summit that will happen from May 8-10 in Nairobi, Kenya under the theme “Re-engineering African Media in Times of Critical Transformation”.

The Summit, organized by AllAfrica Global Media, will be convening over 300 media leaders and practitioners to reflect on how media can adapt to technological changes and address challenges in the industry. Other key agenda items include signing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) charter against information manipulation and disinformation and advocacy for journalists’ safety against detention or death in the line of duty.

The summit will bring together global media leaders, development experts, academics and corporate titans including Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, Ziaad Suleman, Chief Commercial Officer and an Exco Member of EOH, Serah Makka, Executive Director for Engagement and Mobilization for Africa at ONE Campaign, Mamadou Toure, Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0, Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women and many more.

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“We will begin the summit with a session at the University of Nairobi tomorrow where we will engage the youth in the Digizens Circle public youth debate to discuss their place in African media. We will then proceed with the Summit where leaders from the public and private sectors will have their voice as key stakeholders in our practice. As part of the Summit we will be hosting a Excellence Awards Ceremony and gala dinner where we will awarding journalists and media leaders with Lifetime Achievement Awards among other categories. We encourage the media in Kenya to attend and participate,” said Amadou Mahtar Ba, Executive Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media.

The 3-day engagement will feature innovations to leverage the ever-changing media landscape revolutionized by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality. To complement the Summit, AllAfrica launched the Newsroom Innovation Youth Challenge in partnership with ONE Campaign for participants to discover new ways to engage Africa’s youth in traditional media to advance African-led solutions to continental and global challenges. Participants were encouraged to think outside the box and push the limits of their creativity to develop innovations that would capture the attention of young people. Challenge participants were between 18 and 30 years old. AllAfrica received submissions from young leaders across the entire continent. The top three winners are being flown to the Summit where they will receive their awards and showcase their innovations.

The event’s theme, ‘What is the Youths’ Place in African Media?’, is built around the youth making space in African media for themselves. The event will engage young digital natives in a public debate on the state of media on the continent, their place in it, and how to use technology and their digital presence as a force for good governance and development. To leverage various digital tools, each participant will be required to bring a smartphone. African youth across the continent are encouraged to register and attend the 2024 AllAfrica Digizens’ Circle: Young Africa Speaks, the first event of its kind.

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The 2024 edition of the AllAfrica Media Leaders’ Summit is co-chaired by:

❖    Nduka Obaigbena – Chairman and Editor-in-chief of the THISDAY-ARISE Media Group

❖    Dr. Vera Songwe – Chair of the Board of Liquidity and Sustainability Facility

❖    Ziaad Suleman – Chief Commercial Officer and an Exco Member of EOH

❖    Mamadou Biteye – Executive Secretary For the African Capacity Building Foundation


Organized by AllAfrica Global Media, the Summit is convened by:

❖    Amadou Mahtar Ba – Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media

❖    Dr. Tendai Mhizha – Senior Advisor and Summit Director of AllAfrica Global Media

❖    Linus Gitahi – Chairman of the Boards of Home Afrika, Diamond Trust Bank Group, AIB Capital Ltd, Oxygene Communications Ltd and Tropical Brands (Africa) Limited


The 2024 AllAfrica Media Leaders’ Summit promises to be an innovative and thought-provoking event that will yield impactful solutions to improve the current African media landscape.

About AllAfrica Global Media:

AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing, and distributing news and information in English and French languages from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.  AllAfrica operates the largest online platform dedicated solely to Africa-related news and information and is the only news site with truly Pan-African reach. AllAfrica is the go-to one-stop digital platform for African and African-interested ‘influentials’ across the continent and throughout the world. AllAfrica’s multi-channel platform is the only independent, comprehensive pan-African news source, with unrivaled reach and reputation.

Samuel Musila
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