African bloggers find their voice

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Until recently, blogging - the practice of keeping a journal style website with dated entries - has barely registered in sub-Saharan Africa, with switched-on South Africa as the obvious exception. The relative scarcity of affordable internet access and the physical distance from the Western epicentre of the online world made blogging an elite pastime for expatriates living in the continent and Diaspora students outside it. But the situation is starting to change…

Read the whole thing over on the BBC Focus on Africa Magazine. (Via Jewels in the Jungle)

Update: In the above BBC article Andrew Heavens discusses the best of African blogs, though modestly he doesn't mention his own, Meskel Square. Other nominations?

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