ONE Act a Week: Read an African news publication

ONE Act a Week: Read an African news publication


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For the past few weeks, many of you have been glued to the US media for coverage on the political candidates. But as the election comes to a close, we propose a respite from the political news extravaganza. This week, we challenge you to read something from a news publication based in Africa. It’s a good way to get some perspective on what’s happening in the rest of the world after weeks of zeroing in on US politics!

Here’s a list of some of the publications the ONE staff regularly reads online. Choose one that piques your interest and read a few stories on the website. Then, share your thoughts about their coverage in a comment below.


Africa Review
The Africa Review site is a digital news platform established by the Nation Media Group, Kenya, one of Africa’s leading publicly listed media companies. The aim of Africa Review is to provide smart insights on African news and to examine important social and political trends in the continent.

All Africa
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing 2,000 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. They operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.

News Day Zimbabwe
This newspaper strives to create a conversation with Zimbabweans about the issues that matter in the country and enable maximum participation so that their newspapers and online offerings reflect as diverse a range of perspectives as possible. In so doing, they hope to be part of the process of national healing, nation building, reconciliation and reconstruction.

The Independent Uganda
The home of Uganda’s uncensored news, views and analysis.

Nigerian Review
The Nigerian Tribune is the oldest surviving private newspaper in Nigeria. Established in November, 1949 by one of Africa’s foremost nationalists, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nigerian Tribune was structured, since inception, to cater for the interest of the common people.

Standard Digital News Kenya 
One of the largest and oldest newspaper in Kenya.

The Citizen Tanzania 
The Citizen is Tanzania’s leading newspaper that offers the latest Tanzania news on elections, politics, business, sports, entertainment and jobs.

Of course we couldn’t name them all, so here’s a list of newspapers around the continent.

Leave a comment below with the newspaper and article you read and your thoughts of their coverage. We look forward to hearing all your stories and responses!

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