Nation Media Group

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Nation Media Group
Traded as KN: NMG
Industry Media
Founded 1959
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Products Newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations

Nation Media Group (abbreviated as NMG) is a Kenyan media group listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.[1] NMG was founded by Aga Khan IV in 1959 and is the largest private media house in East and Central Africa with offices in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. In 1999, NMG launched NTV, a news channel in Kenya, and Easy FM.[2]

Media outlets[edit]

The group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuqka. The Daily Nation and the Sunday edition of the same newspaper, the Sunday Nation, cerebrated their 50th anniversaries, branded by the Nation Media Group as 50 Golden Years, in 2010.[3]

NMG owns a 76.5% stake in the Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3 KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It also has a 60% shareholding in Mwananchi Communications Limited' in Tanzania. The two outfits have added a significant amount to the group’s revenue.


The shares of stock of the Group are listed at the Nairobi Stock Exchange and are cross-listed at the Uganda Securities Exchange, trading at both bourses under the symbol "NMG".[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NSE, . (31 March 2015). "Nairobi Stock Exchange: Listed Companies". Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ AKFED, . (2007). "Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development: Media Services". Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Daily Nation Staff, . (2014). "Partial Listing of Nation Media Group Publications". Daily Nation (Nairobi). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ USE, . "Uganda Securities Exchange: Listed Securities". Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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