At the ceremony in Kampala, Uganda, organizers said they
chose Adbinur for the prize "for his work in Somalia including the 'Peace
Journalism' initiative which he launched with the help of fellow Somali
journalists earlier this year,” according to AFP. The award also recognized
“all the journalists in
The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Award was founded in 1995 by Edward Boateng and the late Mohamed Amin to “encourage, promote, and recognize excellence in African journalism.” Previous winners include murdered editor Deyda Hydara and imprisoned journalist Musa Saidykhan, both from the Gambia.