ZNet Africa Watch is a source of information for people who want to keep abreast of political developments in Africa. This is a unique forum in the sense that ZNet Africa Watch publishes essays and articles that challenge the way we understand African politics and the manner in which African politics are presented in the mainstream media. Mahmood Mamdani explains that when corporate media does focus on Africa, “it seeks the dramatic, which is why media silence on Africa is often punctuated by high drama and why the reportage on African wars is more superficial than in-depth.”
In contrast, ZNet Africa Watch publishes essays and articles that are informative and thought-provoking. Unlike the mainstream media, ZNet Africa Watch takes African politics seriously.
This page is maintained by Mandisi Majavu. He (Majavu) is a writer, an activist and a social scientist by training. His email address is: email@example.com