Finalists from 12 countries were:

l Toyin Akinosho, Africa Oil and Gas Report, Nigeria;

l Toyin Akinosho, Africa Oil and Gas Report, Nigeria;

l Nicola de Chaud, Backyard Productions for Carte Blanche, M-Net, South Africa;

l Mary Corrigall, Sunday Independent, South Africa;

l Irene Ndzana Fouda, Cameroon Radio Television, Cameroon;

l Albert Gachiri, Nation TV, Kenya;

l Adri Kotzé, A² Media Productions for Carte Blanche, M-Net, South Africa;

l Anna-Maria Lombard, A² Media Productions for Carte Blanche, M-Net, South Africa;

l Diana Lucas, Diana Lucas Productions for Carte Blanche, M-Net, South Africa;

l Esther Mbondo, Medeva, Media Development in Africa for Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation, Kenya;

l Charity Mutinta Mboozi, Catholic Media Services TV Studios for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, Zambia;

l Selma Mhaoud, 2M TV, Morocco;

l Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, Freelance, The Zimbabwetimes.com, Zimbabwe;

l Richard M Kavuma, The Weekly Observer, Uganda;

l Wamunyima Muwana, Zambia News and Information Services for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, Zambia;

l Steve Mwei, Nation TV, Kenya;

l Kaizer Ngwenya, DRUM, South Africa;

l Justus Nwakanma, Sunday Champion, Nigeria;

l Boni Odinga, Kenyan Television Network, Kenya;

l Jessica Pitchford, Special Assignment, SABC, South Africa;

l Reginald Richardson, Botswana Television, Botswana;

l Musa Saidykhan, The Independent, Gambia

l Odette Schwegler, Backyard Productions for Carte Blanche, M-Net, South Africa

l Arao Valoi, Meianoite , Mozambique;

l Mandy Wiener, Talk Radio 702 , South Africa;

l James Wokabi, The Sunday Standard , Kenya; and l Alain Zongo, L'Observateur Paalga , Burkina Faso

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