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Winner of APO Invitation to AfricaCom 2014 revealed

The African Press Organization announced last week that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014, Africa’s leading telecoms event, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11–13 November 2014.

“It gives us great pleasure in offering this invitation to Aimable, a recognized and influential journalist. As a company, we need to support the journalists out there who fight every day to educate us on the matters of the world,” says Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization).

Aimable Twahirwa is an award-winning and trained senior science journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. During his 15 year- career, he has been covering science and technology writing for prestigious newspapers both Pan African and international newsrooms as well as Radio and online.

Twahirwa will travel to Cape Town and cover the entire event, with all expenses paid.

After he graduated in science Journalism, Twahirwa’s first assignment was on the Climate Change, where he delved in Energy and Agriculture research. His early days at Rwanda News Agency (RNA) led him to become the Rwanda correspondent for the Pan African News Agency where he has been covering science and technology stories.

On a freelance basis, he has published revealing stories about genocide, in the African media and for press in UK and Europe and North America. Aimable is fluent in both languages French and English which made him an influential correspondent for specialized science magazines such like ‘Scidev.Net’ and NATURE publications Group, a London based publisher.

Aïssatou Diallo


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