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African Blogs Nominated for the 2009 Bloggies

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Media & Journalism, Technology, Blogger Profiles

Nominations for the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2009 Bloggies [1]started January 1 and closed January 19. According to the awards website [1], 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 [2]: This is a blog from South Africa. The profile of the blogger reads [3]:

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

Glad To Be a Girl [5]: A South African blogger based in Johannesburg.

Her profile [6]:

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 [7]: This is a blog by Pauline [8], a jounalist who has been living in Ivory Coast since 2003.

Last but not least is Scarlett Lion [9]: 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.