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Top Ranked Blogs in Africa

If you are following African blogs, you might be interested to know the top ranked blogs in the African blogosphere. Through Afrigator’s ranking system we are able to know the top ranked blogs in Africa as well as the most read blogs. Afrigator, which is an African blog aggregator, also has a list of top 45 African female bloggers.

Here is a list of 10 top ranked blogs:

1. Thought Leader: This is an editorial group blog of quality commentary and analysis, edited by the M&G Online

2. iMod: This blog ranks 2 in Africa and 2 in South Africa. It is a blog written by Chris M, a blogger based in Cape Town, South Africa. Chris is a freelance php developer.

3. Times Multimedia: A showcase of the best videos, audio, photos and movie trailers that The Times have to offer.

4. Web AddiCT(s): This is a blog run by three South Africans. Web AddiCT is an acronym for Web “2.0″, Applications, Developments,Designs & Innovation in Cape Town.

5. My Heart's in Accra: This is blog written by Ethan Zuckerman about Africa, media and international development. Ethan is the co-founder of Global Voices Online. His blog ranks 5 in Africa and 1 in Ghana.

6. Blat: To utter without thinking.

7. Adii: A blog about freelance design, Web 2.0, entrepeneurs & strategy by Adii Rockstar from South Africa.

8. Urban Sprout: This a South African blog featuring green news and opinion, and an organic eco-directory that focuses on organic and eco-friendly products.

9. So Close: This is a blog by the South African popular blogger, Tertia. Her blog description reads: After being So Close for so long, I have finally arrived. Life after infertility. Her blog, So Close, started as off as a chronicle of her journey through infertility.

10. Wonkie Cartoons: A cartoon blog of recent news, celebrity gossip, bollywood antics and political commentary.

You will note that apart from My Heart's in Accra, the rest of the top 10 ranked blogs are South African. Other non-South African blogs on the list are Black Looks (ranks 14) by the Nigerian blogger Sokari Ekine, Bankelele (ranks 18) from Kenya who writes about baking, finance and investment in Kenya and Bongo Celebrity (ranks 20), a Swahili blog about Tanzanian celebrities. It is interesting to see a non-English blog making the top 20 blogs on the continent.

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  • http://imod.co.za Chris M

    Thanks for much for the mention. Technically I’m a full time employee at a company called The Forge Web Creations where I work as operations manager and seo specialist. My development years are coming to and end though :)

  • http://www.pulsewire.net Leah

    Hello,just giving it a test to be sure i am in the right place!Yes-i love to blog,up,around and about!Happy Valentines from Leah in Kenya.

  • http://www.farooqkperogi.blogspot.com Farooq

    Great site. I was wondering how you came about this ranking? What’s your methodology?

  • ndesanjo

    Farooq,
    This is data did not come from us but from the all-Africa aggregator, Afrigator (afrigator.com).

  • http://el-oso.net/blog David Sasaki

    I feel like this year is when blogging in Africa (outside of Kenya and South Africa) is really coming into its own. I liked the Waxal blog awards because it recognized quality African bloggers who are not just the same names who always get mentioned. It is probably also worth mentioning that Afrigator is a Cape Town, South African website, which probably skews the results.

  • http://jikomboe.blogspot.com,http://digitalafrica.blogspot.com Ndesanjo Macha

    Thanks David for making that observation (about afrigator being a south african site), which i think I should have emphasised in the post. yes, the result are obviously skewed bu the fact that Afrigator is a South African website and it follows that most of the top ranked blogs are South African. I am sure if other aggregators such as nigerianbloggers.com or kenyaunlimited release top ranked blogs, the list would be different.

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  • http://techmasai.com Techmasai

    this is an interesting list, all pretty good blogs here. Could you make a list for african tech blogs, and artistic type blogs

  • http://orijinculture.com Orijin Magazine

    Hey Global Voice, I just want you to know that, you are doing a great job in giving us all these stats and it is great to see my fellow Africans doing positive things. Keep up the great work.

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