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What is AfricaBrief?

AfricaBrief primarily focuses on solutions journalism, which is defined as rigorous and compelling reporting about solutions to social problems by the Solutions Journalism Network.

Solutions journalism, also known as "hope with teeth" or "the whole story," enables our team to take an uplifting, positive approach to storytelling while maintaining the critical, in-depth reporting that distinguishes AfricaBrief.

While other journalists frequently define news as "what went wrong," solutions journalism seeks to broaden that definition by recognizing that solutions to problems are also newsworthy.

This is the kind of journalism that we at AfricaBrief believe has the potential to transform the African continent.

Explore our solution stories and projects in this newsletter to learn more about the concept, and please send us tips if you have any.

AfricaBrief also provides other editorial services, such as training.

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And other tailor-made short courses: The programme is created in collaboration with our participants. Please tell us about your training interests and requirements.

If you’re interested in any of our courses, or any media-related courses, get in touch with us NOW! +265991500730.

Meet the AfricaBrief team

Winston Mwale is AfricaBrief’s founder and Editor-in-Chief. A graduate of the London School of Journalism, Winston is an award-winning journalist and media trainer.

A veteran journalist, Winston has years of experience across east and southern Africa-- and beyond. He has racked up cross-continental bylines and regional awards on this journey. He specializes in investigative and solutions journalism.

He’s worked with Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi, Africa Check as a freelance fact-checker, Spring24 TV of Zambia as a new contributor, Capitalk 100.4FM, Harare (Zimbabwe)'s premier talk radio station as a news contributor.

To date, Winston holds over five National Media Institute for Southern Africa-Malawi Chapter media awards, including the 2015 SADC Radio Journalist of the Year Award, and the 2018 and 2021 Southern African Media Award in Social Accountability Reporting.


Liana Bravo is a freelance data and investigative journalist, and she currently works as AfricaBrief’s Data Editor.

In 2020 and 2021, she worked as a researcher and data analyst at the University of Nottingham.

She holds a Master's in Data Journalism from Birmingham City University and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Liana has seven years of experience as a reporter, working for several newspapers and TV outlets and publishing investigations in Spain and the UK.

She is passionate about human rights investigations and cross-border collaborative journalism.


Tiwonge Kampondeni is AfricaBrief’s Editor and is a focused communications strategist and qualified multimedia journalist with an extensive background in many facets of journalism: text, photo, audio, video with over 22 years of continuous media professional experience in different news outlets.

The professional experience and integrity as a journalist and communication expert, combined with theoretical knowledge in Mass Communication, Communication for Development, and her passion to tell stories is what has been her assert in this field of communication. 

A holder of an MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change and a BSc in Mass Communication, Tiwonge has worked in busy Malawian newsrooms at The Daily Times and Malawi News as a reporter and has won several media awards.

She has also extensively contributed to international media and non-governmental organizations, and some of her works have been featured in The Irish Times and Self-Help Africa website.

Gloria Masanza-Kanyangwa is AfricaBrief’s Engagement Editor, and has vast experience in journalism, having worked for some of Malawi's top radio stations, including Zodiak Broadcasting Station.

Gloria also worked as Press Officer for the former president Peter Mutharika.


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o    Original and editorially-sound news content. Content on AfricaBrief is written and edited by real journalists, columnists or subject matter experts. Articles must be well-researched, well-sourced, well-edited and fact-checked. Content on AfricaBrief must be originally created by the author, and contain all appropriate attributions when using third-party data and quotes.

o    No marketing of products. The purpose of these articles isn’t to sell a particular service or item from the brand creating the article. That said, articles may include links to books written by the writers of articles or related content on the writer’s website. We may feature product review articles and links to those products on e-commerce sites (like Amazon), but the presence of those links cannot impact the editorial content of the article. The goal is to help establish writers and sites as objective authorities on different subjects, not to sell any particular item.

o    Objectivity. If AfricaBrief contributors can’t write about something objectively because it may conflict with business interests, then they won’t write about it. For example, the sales team can’t tell the editorial team what to write.

o    Conflicts. AfricaBrief is a real no-spin zone and all conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived, must be declared. (The big news organizations do it, and so must all AfricaBrief contributors.)

o    No pay for play. No content on AfricaBrief can favour a particular brand (even the one that produced it) in exchange for any financial benefit. That means, if you’re reading a review of a particular item, the maker of that item didn’t pay someone in exchange for being included in the article.

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