Boom in blogs gives Africans a voice on the Web

Daudi Were, a 28-year-old Kenyan, still reads newspapers. But if he really wants to know what’s happening – in African countries where newspapers are state-owned or censored – he turns to the blogs. And he’s not alone.Blogs are taking off across Africa as a new tech-savvy generation takes advantage of growing internet access. The African blogosphere was, until recently, filled by the African diaspora and westerners living in Africa. But native African voices are now being heard.Kenya, in particular, has seen a large growth in the number of bloggers. The Kenyan Blogs Webring began in 2004 with just 10 sites – now it has more than 430, blogging on everything from politics and business to arts and culture.

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