"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


new & exciting

I am very excited to announce my involvement with the Christian Science Monitor's new Africa Monitor blogging team. Africa Monitor provides up-to-the-minute news and analysis of events on the African continent from academics, journalists, and the CSM's outstanding Africa team. As someone who's relied on the CSM's coverage of the continent for my research for almost 15 years now, I am excited and humbled to be posting alongside people like Jina Moore, G. Pascal Zachary, and CSM Africa Bureau Chief Scott Bauldauf.

Africa Monitor combines the best of the Africa-centered blogosphere with the CSM team's independent reporting. Everything I write will still be posted here, so nothing will change if this is your normal read. That said, I'd strongly recommend subscribing to Africa Monitor's feed so you won't miss out on insight from all the other bloggers and reporters. Thanks to the CSM for this great opportunity!


Anonymous Carla said...

excellent news. congratulations.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:23:00 PM

Blogger Rachel said...

Congrats to you!!!

& congrats to them!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:52:00 PM

Anonymous evancparker said...

great news! quite an honor ... you should be very, very proud :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:20:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Thanks! I'm excited - and astonished.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:45:00 PM

Blogger ColoredOpinions said...

I will continue to critically monitor your achievements and views right here, nevertheless enjoy, connect and collaborate but don't get "canned" by the CSM.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:13:00 AM

Anonymous Virtual Economics said...

I had a good look at "Africa Monitor". Not a very big surprise, as of now it fully focuses on World Cup. Hope they would cover all important areas!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:39:00 AM

Anonymous Carla said...

I just met w/former colleagues from the Monitor last night. Great outlet. Rachel is right, congrats to them. I checked out the current World Cup focus too but that's understandable. Choosing you shows the direction they're interested in. And the main point of this: don't be so surprised. Your work has tremendous value.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:16:00 AM

Blogger Elizabeth Allen said...

Congrats! Question, though: are any Africans blogging on the Africa Monitor? I certainly hope so.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 8:53:00 AM


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