IF YOU are bored and or appalled by the plethora of negative news content about Africa today, then CP-Africa.com may just be your closest soothing balm! It comes from a now popular angle: For long, the world has focused on the things that are wrong about Africa – poverty, disease, hunger, war and strife but there are extremely inspiring and beautiful stories coming out of the continent.
The unique thing about the CP-Africa blog is this strict adherence to publishing positive and progressive ideas, news, stories, videos, interviews and profiles from and about the black continent. It collaborates with other organisations and websites to deliver up-to-date information about Africans in Diaspora who are concerned with relevant issues in African countries. It also employs links to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to reach out to the increasing global network of internet users. Guest bloggers and reporters are also welcome as long as they adhere to some clearly defined rules available on the website.
CP-Africa was founded in April 2009 by Nmachi Jidenma, a 22 year old Applied Economics & Management graduate student at Cornell University, New York. This new online movement to reshape the African conversation began when Nmachi started blogging about progressive things happening in Nigeria on her Facebook page. She later added topics from other African countries and eventually moved the content to a blogger account. Ever since, she has not looked back. The blog currently has a dozen guest bloggers, over 170 followers on Twitter, at least 10 Networked Blog followers on Facebook and over 1,500 fans.
– Gbenga Awomodu