New Internationalist

Blog-on Africa!

June 2006

While the number of Africans who blog has grown over the past years, women bloggers are still a minority in most countries’ blogospheres (except for Kenya, where there is almost a 50-50 split between men and women). To try and redress the gender imbalance, two Nigerian women bloggers – Oreoluwa Somolu and Sokari Ekine – have initiated a blog-mentoring project to encourage more Nigerian women to talk in cyberspace. Initially this pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria, will consist of 15 participants and 20 to 30 mentors and will run for six months. http://orenotes.blogspot.com> http://okrasoup.typepad.com/black_looks>

This column was published in the June 2006 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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