Friday, 14 March 2008

African business journalism

In 2004, I wrote a free weekly newsletter on investment and business in developing countries called AfricaAsia Enterprise. It was reasonably well received. I thought that there was a gap for an affordable newsletter presenting concise reporting on business, economics, and markets, notably in Africa.

If I were to set up the project today, the comment section would be larger, and the whole thing would be more analytical than the mainly straight reportage it was back then. The excellent free on-line resource provides more comprehensive reporting of business issues than a single, UK-based journalist could ever hope to reach, indeed more than the leading Western national broadcasters. But there is still room for a newsletter presenting smart editorial selection of topics, and value-added analysis of the issues involved.

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