Think Africa Press Gives Breadth and Depth to African Coverage
“Think Africa Press is a long overdue source of analysis and
critical commentary at a time when the world is waking up to the fact
that Africa matters for us all.”
Dr Phil Clark, lecturer in African Studies, SOAS
Africa Press, a free online publication committed to insightful and
enlightening news analysis and commentary on a variety of African
affairs has officially launched – http://thinkafricapress.com/
In recent weeks African news stories have dominated the headlines, with
the world?s eyes on fighting in Libya and the Ivory Coast, regime change
in Egypt, elections in Nigeria and the secession of South Sudan. Think
Africa Press aims to give the these stories, and others from the
continent, the thoughtful and specialist treatment necessary to place
them in their local and historical context.
Run from London headquarters by multi-national staff, Think Africa Press
engages a network of expert correspondents ? both on the ground in
Africa and from around the world. As a free-to-access website with an
exclusively African focus Think Africa Press can provide in-depth,
quality content to readers around the world.
Commenting on the launch, Woody Webster, co-founder of Think Africa
Press, said: ?We?re aiming to be the platform for debate on
Africa?s most pressing issues, with an unchallenged range and depth. We
strongly believe that the latest news and opinions will gain in value by
being presented alongside specialist high quality features on business,
economics and history.
We aim to make Think Africa Press the home of not only the most complete
coverage but also the most informed and constructive discussion of
Africa?s present and future.?
In addition to the well-established in-house editorial team, Think
Africa Press harnesses the ideas of some of the world?s leading thinkers
on Africa through its Experts Panel which already includes the likes of
Mahmood Mamdani, Richard Dowden and Raquel
The site boasts interviews with the Zambian President, Rupiah Banda, Dr
Muhammed Pate, Director of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care
Development Agency, and Egypt?s Muslim Brotherhood.
James Schneider, editor of Think Africa Press, said: ?While there
is no shortage of rolling news from the African continent, very little
of it is properly contextualised. The depth of our focus sets us apart
from other news sources, providing important and often neglected
background information for outsiders, and original reporting and new
viewpoints for locals and specialists, while our engagement with our
readership allows us to identify gaps in conventional media reporting
and fill them with unique content.?
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