That great continent

What is the state of blogging in Africa? Zimbabwean Pundit takes a look, challenges the Western media’s obsession and racism with the continent’s problems and praises the brave men and women who contribute often at great personal risk:

“Far removed from the grotesque images of yet another civil war, or pictures of extreme poverty and hunger from the slums on the continent as is usually the portrayed on mainstream media, Africa’s bloggers are telling the continent’s story from a rare and fresh perspective. Unrestrained by neither geographic boundaries, nor the repressive tendencies of corrupt regimes at home, African bloggers are sharp, incisive, and precise in their perspective on the problems that riddle the continent. And as blogs emerge as a credible news source, the African blogosphere is growing every day. African bloggers have seized the opportunity to share the continent’s story with the rest of the world.

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