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Afrika Times is an independent participative online news site for Sub-Saharan Africa. We aim to empower all African voices through publishing content by a range of people, from academics to bloggers. We are dedicated to bringing the world an African view on life, up-to-date African news and analysis. We want to give the young voices of Africa a chance to tell their stories and help boost emerging leaders who are dedicated to strengthening African development. We do not hold to any political view and ask our authors to disclose to our readers if they have an agenda or conflict of interest. We believe in freedom of the press, freedom of expression and open access to information. Our goal is to create a participatory news site and we are open to any who want to become a contributor to our site.

Here at Africa Times we try not only to inform our readers but also strive to create a website that is easily accessible and a pleasure to use, offering an enjoyable reading experience. We aim to stimulate debate among Africans as well as the wider world on issues affecting Africans on a daily basis.

We hope to provide content that not only shows the on-the-ground realities of Africa but also brings these issues into a wider context.

We aim to enable a wide range of voices to be heard through our site, encouraging people of all backgrounds to contribute.

We want to embolden all Africans to speak about what they believe are the important topics of the time and do so in the manner they believe the issues should be addressed.

We believe that Africa has a lot to teach the West. The time is now for Africa to be heard!

Want to find out more about Africa Times? Send us an email to Shakir@afrika-times.com

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