About us

Launched in July 2015, Africa 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 editor (at) africatimes (dot) com.


Our Focus:

  • News: news in brief Articles: analyses on current events anticipating future progress.
  • Articles: analysis on current events anticipating future progress.
  • Commentary: expert opinions and leading voices commenting on issues surrounding their topic of interest.
  • Blogs: local voices providing a grassroots picture of on-the-ground developments.
  • In-depth: backgrounders covering specific topics such as human rights, civil society and tech progress.
  • Politics & Policy: coverage on issues concerning the latest political development and the policies followed by African leader.
  • Leaders & Companies: following the key moneymakers, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and companies in Africa. Finance &
  • Finance &Economics: concentrating on the financial policies of the public sector
  • Energy & Commodities: focusing on resources in Africa.
  • Security: stories pursuing security concerns, from transnational crime to national defense strategies and everything in between.
  • Health: looking at health concerns as well as progress within the medical field within Africa.
  • Cutting Edge: following up on new technologies and tech progress in Africa
  • Young Voices: giving a space to the young people of Africa to talk about issues concerning them.
  • African Future: watching what Africa has to show in the future, following stories of progress and disappointment on the continent.