NMG Overview & Footprint

Nation Media Group’s dream began 64 years ago when the world and indeed Africa was going through a great transition. From the challenges of the cold war to independence across the continent, the wind of change was blowing across the world. It was during this time of political turbulence, struggle for independence and PanAfricanism that the Nation was born.

In marking our 64th anniversary this year, the Nation Media Group (NMG) has much to be proud of. From a small newspaper company, with only one title, Taifa, a Swahili publication, we have grown to become the largest multimedia house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media all of which attract and serve unparalleled audiences across the continent and the world.

NMG was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan on the bedrock of a set of core values whose central theme was to promote independent voices, diversity and freedom of expression as enshrined in our editorial policy. Another critical element in these values - and the purpose for our establishment – was, and continues to be, a mission to be a trusted partner of African democracies, a champion of the ordinary person, a supportive voice for the rule of law and respect for human rights, and a strong advocate of free market economies.

This mission has remained unchanged over the years. As we seek to positively influence society, we shall continue to be guided and to stand by the values of truth, independence, fairness, balance and accuracy. We remain steadfast in the conviction of our goal to fundamentally improve the quality of people’s lives and to contribute to a sustainable world through our business. We will stay at the forefront, identifying and resolving the many issues critical to social transformation such as education, the environment and health.

We will work with our stakeholders, customers, shareholders, supporters and the communities we serve to pursue a shared value strategy by going further together. NMG’s pursuit of its stated goals is driven by its deep conviction that ideas are central to human development. As a company, we endeavour to deliver good quality journalism – as we have demonstrated over the past 6 decades. This has indeed served as the foundation of our philosophy of serving the continent as we position ourselves as the Media of Africa for Africa.