(PRWEB) May 31, 2006
AND was born out of a need to give an authentic voice to Africa’s issues to a global audience. For too long, the continent has seen its people, its achievements and its struggles misrepresented on the world news stage, which, dominated by Europe and America, has failed to understand the complexities of a continent that is rich in diverse cultures.
With 55 Countries and Islands, over 1,000 languages spoken and close to a billion people, the African continent has long been in need of a platform through which the multifarious voices of African politics, finance, culture and sport can finally speak to each other and to the world, unfettered, unbiased and uncensored.
AND recognized this need to finally give a voice to the people of Africa. To tell the world and more importantly, each other: this is who we really are.
AND operates on a multi-tiered system of information gathering, consolidation and distribution. The AND system is also 3G enabled to be accessed via mobile phone devices.
AND is fast becoming the preferred news and information hub from the continent. With viewers on every continent, AND is destined to be the worlds largest distributor of Africa news content.
Africa’s journalists are able to submit their stories from anywhere on the continent, by way of Internet or mobile phone, and within seconds, those stories are available to millions of worldwide news consumers.
Through AND the African continent is ensured that Africa no longer has to rely on foreign, second hand coverage of events happening within its own borders. The world is now finally getting an Afro-centric perspective of Africa and global developments in technology, finance, politics and culture.
AND is a pioneer in the world of news and its ethos encapsulates the emerging new paradigm of African thinking on the continent that Africans can do it for themselves.
To that end, AND sees its role in this emerging African Renaissance as providing news makers and news consumers with true African insight, that can only come from Africa telling its own stories, commenting on its own issues, and finding solutions to its own challenges.