Three win Mo Ibrahim Foundation competition

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Winners of MyAfrica, a photography competition, in three categories, to capture visions of the continent’s future as seen by Africans have been announced by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Samar Baiomy from Egypt (Amateur), Jeri Muchura from Kenya (Professional) and Phindulo Tshidzumba from Zambia (Student) will each receive a prize of $10,000.

All the finalists’ photographs will be displayed at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 10th-anniversary celebration, which will take place in London in October and at the Annual Governance Weekend in Marrakech, Morocco in November.

The competition, launched earlier this year on the occasion of the foundation’s 10th anniversary, was open to photographers of all abilities and ages. It sought to encapsulate what Africans feel will shape their continent over the next decade across the different themes of the foundation’s work.

The prize money will be split equally between the student and his school.

Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Foundation, said: “The Foundation received thousands of photographs and I would like to thank all those who submitted entries. The best photographs show a vibrant and dynamic future for Africa and tell a story of opportunity and hope. MyAfrica celebrates Africans – through their own images and words – speaking for themselves rather than being spoken for.”

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