Food for the news-hungry

News stories from Africa that actually reach the international media tend to focus on poverty and crises, but a lot more is going on on the continent too! A snapshot of news resources are found below.

Africa Confidential – news and special reports from Africa, also has a sister publication called Africa-Asia Confidential which deals with the increased engagement between the two continents
Africa News
– by African reporters
– an independent news agency covering all African countries
all Africa
– the one-stop-shop for news from Africa, the site collects the stories from various African newspapers
BBC News
– the African pages of the UK site give up-to date news on what’s going on
– user-generated news from Africa and worldwide
Jeune Afrique
– for French-language news covering all of Africa but in particular the Western parts
– news on Africa and social justice, a very resourceful site with a weekly newsletter that’s worth subscribing to if you’re interested in these issues

East Africa

Daily Nation – independent Kenyan news organisation with comprehensive news on the country in particular and Africa more generally
The East African
– covering economics and business of the region

Tanzania has a lot of English-language newspapers, and according to recent research from Synovate, Tanzanian media was deemed fairly impartial in the massive coverage of the country’s presidential elections that were held 31st October 2010. The ones I’ve read weekly are listed below.

Business Times – weekly business-related news from Dar es Salaam and Tanzania more widely
Daily News
– ‘Tanzania’s Leading Online News Edition’
– newspaper under Tanzanian media house IPP Media
The Citizen
– ‘Tanzania’s leading English Daily newspaper’
The Express
– a weekly newspaper


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