African Blogs Nominated for the 2009 Bloggies

Nominations for the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2009 Bloggies started January 1 and closed January 19. According to the awards website, the Bloggies are the Web's longest-running blog awards, and the nominations, finalist selection, are up to the blog reader. The winner of the awards gets 2,009 US cents!

Five blogs have been nominated in the Best African Weblog category:
Being Brazen: This is a blog from South Africa. The profile of the blogger reads:

Im a quirky, day dreaming, 20-something who believes in love, God, the power of words, having an open mind and that laughter is probably the best medicine. I dont like flying, over crowded places, standing in lines and most bugs.I stumble in stilettos. I write to stay sane.

Appfrica: A web portal for the latest news related to African innovation, education and entrepreneurship in technology.

Glad To Be a Girl: A South African blogger based in Johannesburg.

Her profile:

Sift through my insanity and revel in my genius! Modesty drips off me in buckets ;) Sarcasm is my weapon of choice. Christians, Muslims & Jews only believe in one more God than I do.

West Africa Wins Always: This is a blog by Pauline, a jounalist who has been living in Ivory Coast since 2003.

Last but not least is Scarlett Lion: She is a jounalist based in Liberia.

In her own words:

Photographer, writer, reporter. Going through life with an eye towards creating records and histories. Previously in Uganda, now in Liberia. This blog provides curiosities, cynicism, and commentary. And some photos.

Voting closes February 2 and the winners will be announced in March in Austin, Texas, USA at South by Southwest Interactive Festival.


  • MCP Press Agency anticipated
    the victory of the American leader.

    Congratulations to the new President of USA, Barack Obama!

    The brilliant result of the democrat Barack Obama, finalized through occupation of the Oval Chamber, brings to light also this time the power of the democracy which was predictable, not only a simple political slogan.

    This model of democracy vitality proved clearly that Luther King’s dream should had become a reality and that nothing is random.

    So, the first Afro-American president, Barack Obama, declared in an impressive gathering that:
    “I never had this much hope that we will win”.

    For the representatives of the Organization which I represent, “MASS COMMUNCIATION POWER”, the motto: “With better peoples, the hope becomes reality!” can be surely confirmed also in Romania.

    I recommend you to read also the Press Release of MCP Press Agency, from 15 of January 2007, called “In Memoriam of Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING”.

    A conclusive paragraph of the present press release, state the fact that: “the idea of civil society, cannot exist outside the civil rights in a democracy, and those have as central point, the personality of Dr. KING, with his life and activity”.

    The material is displayed on the website “Curaj.Net – Exprima-te!”.

    The same article is posted also on my blog – Blogger: User Profile: MIHAIL GEORGEVICI



  • […] beim South by Southwest Interactive Festival bekanntgegeben. Dieser Beitrag erschien zuerst auf Global Voices. Die Übersetzung erfolgte durch Tina Seidenberger, Teil des “Project Lingua“. Die […]

  • […] ushindi wa blogu bora ya Afrika kwa mwaka huu. Hii ni blogu ya “glad to be a girl.” Bonyeza hapa uone wanablogu wengine waliokuwa wanashindana naye na pia ujue zaidi kuhusu tuzo ya Bloggies. […]

  • Bila shaka ushindi wa Glad 2be A Girl,utatutia moyo,wanablogu wengine kama sisi,ambao ndo tunachipukia!Hongera sana!!

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