Nation Media Group

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Nation Media Group (abbreviated as NMG) is a Kenyan media group listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange. NMG was founded by Aga Khan IV in 1959 under AKFED and is the largest private media house in East and Central Africa with offices in KenyaUganda, and Tanzania. In 1999, NMG launched NTV, a news channel in Kenya, and Easy FM.

Websitewww.nationmedia.com

Media outlets

The group publications include The EastAfricanDaily NationBusiness Daily AfricaDaily MonitorThe CitizenNMG Investor BriefingTaifa Leo and Zuqka. The Daily Nation and the Sunday edition of the same newspaper, the Sunday Nation, celebrated their 50th anniversaries, branded by the Nation Media Group as “50 Golden Years”, in 2010.

NMG owns a 76.5% stake in the Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3 KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It also owns two television stations in the country, NTV Uganda and Spark TV. NMG also has a 60% shareholding in Mwananchi Communications Limited’ in Tanzania. The group’s East African subsidiaries, especially the Tanzanian business, contribute significantly to growth in the group.

In March 2016, NMG commissioned a new state-of-the art printing press on Mombasa Road in Nairobi. The new facility has capacity to print 86,000 newspapers per hour. It cost KSh2 billion (about US$20 million) and will print the dailies Daily NationBusiness DailyTaifa Leo and the weekly The EastAfrican.

Shareholding

The shares of stock of the Group are listed at the Nairobi Stock Exchange and are cross-listed at the Uganda Securities Exchange as well as the Rwanda Stock Exchange, trading at all three bourses under the symbol “NMG”. As at December 2014, there were a total of 10,436 shareholders in the company. Of these, 4,135, owned 1 to 500 shares each, with a cumulative total of 782,157 shares, controlling 0.41 percent of the company. The seven largest shareholders controlled 62.57 percent of the total shareholding. These included:

Awards

  • 2021 IF Design Awards for an outstanding digital platform
  • 2021 Global Media Awards (by the International News Media Association (INMA))
  • 2022 Global Media Awards

Wikipedia Contributors. “Nation Media Group.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, April 15, 2023. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_Media_Group.

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