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Business journalists from across Africa are invited to submit, within the next three months, entries for the 6th edition of the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards. Similar to past editions, the 2021 Awards are open to all business journalists from anglophone and francophone countries. Interested candidates should submit their entries between October 1st and December 31st, 2020 via the following link.

Now in its sixth year, the Journalism Awards target business journalists from Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa and aims to recognize and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent. Sponsored by Continental Reinsurance, the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards recognise the outstanding work of journalists on re/insurance from across the continent. Successful candidates have to demonstrate how their articles have raised awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa. The awards are an extension of Continental Reinsurance’s continued commitment to the advancement of excellence in the industry. The Pan-African Re/Insurance Awards were launched in April 2015.


  • Submission can be either a published article - print, online or broadcast (radio/television clip) in English or French
  • Only 1 article can be entered for each category
  • Entrants must be journalists based in any African country (Anglophone/Francophone)
  • The review period of the entries is 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date
  • Articles should have been published between December 1st 2019 – December 31st, 2020



  • An international judging panel comprising industry experts and academics in journalism will review and select the winner entries
  • The judging panel will evaluate all submitted material according to the quality of information and how it contributes to raising awareness of the insurance and reinsurance sector in Africa


  • Award recipients are recognized at the Awards Ceremony to be held alongside the CEO Summit event and will receive a complimentary invitation to the event. The cost of travel and hotel accommodation will be borne by Continental Re
  • The names and photos of the award recipients and the awards that they have won will be published in Continental Re's literature and online channels to celebrate the achievements of the award winners
  • Recipients may use their award titles for their own professional development

About Continental Reinsurance

Continental Reinsurance Plc was incorporated in 1985 starting business as a private reinsurance company in Nigeria. From January 1987, we began operating as a general reinsurer and then became a composite reinsurer in January 1990, offering both treaty and facultative Life and Non-Life reinsurance, with a well-diversified business mix and customer base.

With a history spanning more than 30 years, we pride ourselves on being the torch bearer of the African Reinsurance sector, developing an extensive network of offices to reach our clients across Africa.  From our Nigerian base, we have grown a diversified Pan-African portfolio, adding value wherever we go, and developing enduring partnerships premised on our Pan-African Commitment made local.