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[Video] Interview with Amadou M. Ba of

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Amadou M. Ba is the co-founder and president of, the largest online aggregator and distributor of news from Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. He is also the acting executive director of the African Media Initiative, which aims to strengthen Africa's media sector by bringing together owners and operators of major media outlets to collaborate on training programs, seek investment opportunities, advocate for better policy, and improve media research. Amadou tells us about the history of, the major challenges facing African leaders in the media sector, and how funders can most effectively support a vibrant media space in Africa.

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