Ray Mwareya

Ray Mwareya - is a specialist reporter who covers Africa. Ray is the 2016 Winner of the UN Correspondents Association Media Prize and was also awarded the UN Global Migration Fair Reporting Prize.

Ray vast media reports are published in prestigious global news platforms like the Thomson Reuters Foundation, China Radio Internatioal, London Guardian, New York Times, UK Daily Mail, Equal Times Magazine, Groundup News South Africa, Think Africa Press, Huffington Post, London Financial Tmes, Equal Times Magazine Brussels, and dozens others. 

Ray has reporterted acroass sub-Saharan Africa, Germany, Cuba, Angola, Somalia, Swaziland, Uganda,  Southern Africa, Canada, Tunisia and the US.  I specialize on countries of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, East and the rest of Southern Africa.

I handle breaking  news, politics, long form feature stories, investigations, business news, features, video and audio reporting, health and science journalism, culture, data journalism and online media audience engagement, humanitarian, health or development news. 

I am available 24 hours for any project on web, radio or TV - by road or air. 

Feel free to pitch me.






Fruit farmers in Somalia are defying bombs, terror, corruption and intimidation to expand their plots and exports thus reviving hope and critical incomes.


Immigrant young women working illegally in South Africa smuggle back their newly born babies across dangerous borders because they cant afford maternity care.


Young boys abducted all over Southern Africa to work as captives under Johannesburg's old derelict gold mines.


Zimbabwe coffee farmers (formerly one of the world's best) struggle to re-enter the world market after a decade of reckless destruction on farms by political elites.

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