Robert von Lucius received the first German Africa Award for Journalism in 2001 for his outstanding reporting on Africa.
In 1982 he started as editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, where he worked in the political news department, focusing on Africa and Western Europe. From 1987 to 1996, he was correspondent for Southern Africa and for all of Africa in Johannesburg. In April 2001, he moved to Stockholm to cover the reporting for Northern Europe and the Baltic States. Last but not least he became correspondent for Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Bremen in 2006. Von Lucius wrote many articles for encyclopaedias, handbooks, commemorative publications, art catalogues and anthologies.
The award was presented by Dr. Uschi Eid, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.