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South Africa
Tel: 00 1 202 546-0777
Fax: 00 1 202 546-0676

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Organisation aims and activities: is updated throughout the day with hundreds of stories from more than 70 African news organizations. There is a section dedicated to the latest child related news reports.

Further details: AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media company headquartered in the United States and Africa. Growing rapidly, AllAfrica's web site logs over six million monthly page views and the company is the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. Clients include Comtex, Lexis-Nexis, CNN, Reuters Business Briefing, Financial Times Information, CompuServe, Bloomberg and iSyndicate, and for wireless devices, OmniSky and AvantGo. Our proprietary, interoperable software sorts and posts over 500 new stories daily - from our own reporters and from our more than 70 African media partners. AllAfrica is the successor to the non-profit Africa News Service, which produced prize- winning print and broadcast reporting for major media such as National Public Radio, the Washington Post and the BBC for two decades, prior to developing an online venture. In late 1999, the Africa News board of directors recognized that the site's 25%-a- quarter growth rate could not be sustained without investment. To ensure its survival, the project was incorporated into, launched by Africa News co-founders. Africa News has a stake in the new company, and the expansion will ensure larger earnings for the venture's African content partners. The AllAfrica family includes the AfricaNet Trust, our sister company producing original products for broadcast and the Internet. Global Audience serves users worldwide, some 90% of them currently living outside the continent. But Africa has the world's fastest rate of connectivity growth, and its audiences are increasing rapidly. Wherever they reside, our users tend to be affluent, widely-traveled and highly educated: companies around the globe with African investments and trade relationships; Africa-interested individuals - scholars, tourists, and Peace Corps and other international volunteers; Africans living and working in the United States - who, contrary to common assumption, comprise the best educated, most economically advantaged immigrant community in the nation; educational institutions from kindergartens to universities; diplomatic missions, communities of faith and non- governmental organizations; a sizable share of the five million African Americans online, as well as Afro- Europeans; and, as infrastructure in developing economies expands, Africans in local markets from Abidjan to Addis Ababa, from Cairo to Cape Town

Operational level: International

Organisation type: Media

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Last updated 20/07/2001 12:38:55

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