Al Jazeera enlists AMA for African online distribution

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 24 February 2015

Al Jazeera has formed a partnership with the African Media Agency (AMA) to introduce its regional news feeds to the continent's online news outlets.

AMA will exclusively re-distribute Al Jazeera's Pan African news to news portals it deems reputable enough to receive it.

"We are delighted and honoured to have been chosen by a media house as influential as Al Jazeera. Years of working closely with the African media has established us as the most trustworthy partner for this venture," said Eloïne Barry, CEO, AMA.

"This also aligns with our mandate of meeting the media needs by providing quality content to attract the right audience to their online portals."

Internet penetration currently stands at 26.5% of the population of Africa, which also boasts over 220 million smartphone users, according to