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EIB’s News Anchor Ridwan wins African Journalism award in Rwanda

EIB Network’s multiple award-winning journalist, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osma won an award Kigali, Rwanda for outstanding Climate change and Environmental Reporting in Africa.

For his prize, he received a plaque and cash of $1500.

Ridwan’s winning entry broadcast on Starr FM and supported by the Pulitzer Centre in the US, ‘COP26 and The African Interest’, strived to capture the debates and issues that confronted Africa ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate change that took place in Glasgow, UK last November.

In a Facebook post Ridwan said: “Best African radio Journalist in Environmental and Climate Change Reporting. A story that aired on Starr FM, looking at Climate finance in the build-up to COP26 has brought me honour in Kigali, Rwanda – my third continental award in 5 years.

“Many thanks to all the experts across the continent including in Mali, Kenya and our very own Dr. Theo Acheampong  for his deep insights on the story. My immeasurable gratitude to the Pulitzer Center for supporting this project. I dedicate this award to my siblings – for dealing with my long spell of absence since I started this profession. God bless everyone for the support”.

Other winners include, Raquel Muigai and Agnes Oloo from Kenya, Temwa Mhone from Malawi and Nation reporter Cece Siago scooped the TV, Print and Online awards respectively.

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