M&G Africa was launched on May 8 2014 as one of Africa's most ambitious digital Pan-African news publications. It aims to brings deeper understanding to Africa’s possibilities and difficulties today, challenge conventional views, explore the future of the continent, and use new tools to give voice to perspectives that both Afro-optimists and Afro-pessimists don’t want you to hear.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, M&G Africa is published by M&G Media, South Africa, which is 77.69% owned by Zimbabwean publisher and entrepreneur Trevor Ncube. A 10% share each is held by the M&G Staff Share Trust and Media Development Investment Fund and the remaining 2.31% in shares is attributed to other minorities.

Other M&G sites:
The M&G runs several other sites:

Mail & Guardian Online: the South African news site.

Thought Leader: An editorial group blog of quality commentary and analysis.