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Library of Congress, Nairobi Office proposes for microfilming a collection of 100 African newspaper titles from 1992-2018 with an estimated 48,000 pages. Countries covered include Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Ghana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Senegal, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The collection covers varied topics including business, politics, leisure and economics news that would greatly inform the intellectual debates of the period covered.
Selected newspapers published in sub-Saharan Africa between 1800 and 1922, microfilmed and held by the British Library.
A major daily newspaper based in Blantyre, Malawi, the capital of the country's southern region, as well as Blantyre district. It is owned by Nation Publications Limited (NPL) which was established by the veteran politician the late Dr. Aleke Banda back in 1993. The Nation began distribution in July 1993, became a daily in 1994 and an important voice against multi-party rule and the MCP party during the transition to multi-party rule. Over the years its circulation has increased from the initial 5,000 copies to many thousands of copies.
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