IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
October 15th, 2012

(L-r) Sara Ranzini and Giuseppe Sala (EXPO 2015), Kudzai Makombe (IPS Africa), Adérito Caledeira, (@verdade), Paolo Migliavacca (VITA) and Roberto Arditti (EXPO 2015). Credit: EXPO 2015.

IPS Africa was awarded The Africa Media Prize ­ EXPO MILAN 2015 at the recently concluded Expo Milano 2015 International Participants’ Meeting that took place from October 10 – 12.

The award, presented during the Communication session of the International Participants’ Meeting, recognizes IPS Africa for its capacity to voice the opinion of African communities regarding development issues. It was awarded jointly by EXPO and Afronline, an IPS partner.

In receiving the prize, IPS Africa Director, Kudzai Makombe recognised the hard work of IPS Africa’s stringers, who number over 150 in all regions of Africa, IPS editors and IPS Africa’s hardworking team. “It is a well deserved prize. IPS Africa has been consistent in covering often neglected and forgotten stories throughout Africa,” she said.

IPS Africa director Kudzai Makombe addressing the audience. Credit: IPS.

The EXPO Milano IPM was organized as a platform in the years preceding the 2015 EXPO for communication and exchange between the host country, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and the event’s Participants, who include governments and civil society.

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