May I add to your doubtless already overflowing mailbag my congratulations for winning the 2005 Diageo Best Publication Award. For some time now it has been clear that your magazine is head-and-shoulders above the crowd when it comes to reporting on Africa.
Speaking personally, it is not just the clean design, great photographs and incisive stories that make your magazine a must-read every month. It is also the wide variety of opinion and views that are expressed, and not just on the letters pages. For example, your coverage of the recent G8 summit in Gleneagles not only put the G8 case (i.e. the rather self-congratulatory tone of its final communique) but also expressed many of the misgivings of the development NGO community regarding the reality behind the pledges that had been made.
I may be mistaken, but I believe that this way of reporting important current affairs is unique. I know of no other African journal that carries such a broad range of analysis and comment. It therefore comes as no surprise that African Business has been recognised and honoured by the Diageo Awards.
My sincere thanks for your hard work and commitment to Africa.