PRESIDENT KIKWETE OFFICIATES AT THA CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS GALA IN DAR ES SALAAM

Tanzanian songbird Lady Jay Dee sings the National Anthem at the opening of  Gala Awards ceremony held at the Mlimani  City Conference Centre, in Dar es Salaam on Saturday October 18, 2014.

 President Jakaya Kikwete,  Dr. Mary Michael Nagu. Minister of State for Investment and Empowerment (to the President's right), Dar es salaam Regional Commissioner  Hon Said Meck Sadick,  Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, Deborah Rayner (second right), SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International (right), stand at attention as the national anthem is sung.
 Part of the invited guests
 Invited guests
President Kikwete delivers his speech
  Deborah Rayner  SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International speaks
 Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa speaks 
 CNN International's Isha Sesay co-host of  the show
 Part of the invited guests
 Capital Television's Frank Morandi co-host of the show
 More invited guests
 Winner of the Cultural Award  Obinna Emelike, Business Day, Nigeria acknowledges the honour after Greg Beitchman, VP, Content Sales and  Partnerships, CNN International, made the presentation
 The attentive guests follow up the proceedings
 Winner of the Environment Award Patrick Mayoyo, Daily Nation, Kenya is happy after being presented with the trophy by  Richard Uku, Group Head Corporate Communications, Ecobank Transnational Inc 
 Winner of the FRANCOPHONE GENERAL NEWS AWARD: ELECTRONIC MEDIA Daniel Biaou Adje, ORTB Benin receives the trophy from  Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman AllAfrica Global Media
 Winner of the FRANCOPHONE GENERAL NEWS AWARD: PRINT MEDIA, Safia Berkouk, El Watan, Algeria, as  Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman AllAfrica Global Media looks on after presenting the trophy
 CNN cameraman in action
 Sean Christie, Freelance for Landbouweekblad and The Mail & Guardian, South Africa,  Winner  of the COCA-COLA ECONOMICS & BUSINESS AWARD, presented by Erastus Mtui, Country Public Affairs & Communications Manager, The Coca-Cola Company (left)  
  Olatunji Olalade, The Nation Newspaper, Nigeria, winner of the MSD HEALTH & MEDICAL AWARD, presented by Kaja Natland, Managing Director, MSD South Africa (left)
 A standing ovation as the  PRESS FREEDOM AWARD is presented to the wife and son of jailed Bheki Makhubu, of Swaziland
 Wife and son of  jailed Swaziland journalist Bheki Makhubu after receiving the PRESS FREEDOM AWARD, from Ferial Haffajee, Chairperson of the 2014 Judging Panel (left)
 Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for the Saturday Nation, Kenya, receives the  MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD, presented by Salim Amin, Chairperson, A24 Media
 Images of terror taken by Joseph Mathenge during the Westgate attack in Nairobi, Kenya, are shown to the audience
 Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for the Saturday Nation, Kenya, speaks after accepting the   MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD, presented by Salim Amin, Chairperson, A24 Media (left)
 Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for the Saturday Nation, Kenya, summons on stage his son Geoff Kihato to  share the glory of  the  MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD, presented by Salim Amin, Chairperson, A24 Media
 Joseph Mathenge, Freelance for the Saturday Nation, Kenya, is humbled as his son Geoff  Kihato receives the  MOHAMED AMIN PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD trophy from Salim Amin, Chairperson, A24 Media
 Winners Joy Summers & Susan Comrie, Mnet Carte Blanche, South Africa, receive the GE ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE AWARD, from  Thomas Konditi, Chief Financial Officer, GE Africa
 The audience is glued as the cameramen are busy


 Joyce Mhaville, Managing Director, ITV, announces the winner of the NEWS IMPACT AWARD
 Rashid Ibrahim, Citizen TV, Kenya, co- winner of the NEWS IMPACT AWARD drops to the floor in all his fours for a little player after the announcement the he and Anne Mawathe have won
 Rashid Ibrahim, Citizen TV, Kenya, speaks after receiving  the NEWS IMPACT AWARD, from  Joyce Mhaville, Managing Director, ITV
 Evelyn Watta, sportsnewsarena.com, Kenya, receives the SPORT REPORTING AWARD, from  Msindisi Fengu the CNN MultiChoice African Journalists 2013
 Time for the announcement of the overall winner and President Kikwete opens the envelope as CEO MultiChoice Africa, Deborah Rayner, SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International look on
 President Kikwete announces the winner as  CEO MultiChoice Africa, Deborah Rayner, SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International look on
 President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete presents to Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge  the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony held on Satuday night at the Mlimani City Conference hall in Dar es salaam. He has been honoured for  capturing the captivating images of  the Westgate Mall shoppers in Nairobi, Kenya, when the mall was attacked by unidentified gunmen in September 2013.
 President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete shakes hands with  Mathege's son, Geoff Kihato, also a photographer,  who helped his father capture the captivating images of  the Westgate Mall shoppers in Nairobi, Kenya, when the mall was attacked by unidentified gunmen in September 2013.
 The audience

 President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete presents to Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge  the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony held on Satuday night at the Mlimani City Conference hall in Dar es salaam. Looking on is Mathege's son, Geoff Kihato, also a photographer,  who helped his father capture the captivating images of  the Westgate Mall shoppers in Nairobi, Kenya, when the mall was attacked by unidentified gunmen in September 2013.
  Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa congratulates Mathenge as President Kikwete, Mathege's son Geoff Kihato and Deborah Rayner, SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International,  (partially hidden) look on.

 President Kikwete, Nico Meyer, CEO MultiChoice Africa, Deborah Rayner, SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital, CNN International, pose for  a group photo with Mathenge and son Geoff during the ceremony.

 The panel of judges being introduced 
 Confetti rain of the panel of judges 
 Confetti swallow the panel of judges
 President Kikwete shakes hands with the panel of judges
 President Kikwete shakes hands with CNN International's Isha Sesay co-host of  the show
"Excellent...." President Kikwete seems to be telling  Capital Television's Frank Morandi co-host of the show
  Mathenge and son Geoff  show off their trophies at during the ceremony.
 Lady Jay Dee with her Machozi band entertain
  Mathenge and son Geoff  happ with Salim Mohamed Amin during the ceremony.
  Mathenge and son Geoff  have another photo op with the dignitaries during the ceremony.
 President Kikwete greets veteran photographer Adarsh Nayar and other guests as he takes his leave
 President Kikwete greets Wife and son of  jailed Swaziland journalist Bheki Makhubu who received on his behalf  the PRESS FREEDOM AWARD. STATE HOUSE PHOTOS