Today we welcome the launch of The Conversation Africa. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, TC-Africa is aimed at readers across Africa. It is the fourth addition to The Conversation family and the first from the developing world.
The team of nine is led by Caroline Southey. See her Editor's note here. And please note it starts as a pilot or beta service and will grow in time.
TC-Africa is supported by the National Research Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Barclays Africa and Reuters.
TC-Africa starts with the endorsement of 11 universities in South Africa and a further eight across Africa including in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Seychelles, Tanzania and Rwanda. See the list here.
Please have a look at TC-Africa here. If you want to keep up to date on African issues, please sign up to their daily newsletter and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
The launch marks a significant step towards our goal of building a global knowledge platform that connects and brings together scientists, scholars and researchers from every part of the world to address and better explain big global problems and offer solutions.
In addition to TC-Africa we have successfully launched into the UK and US. In total we now have a global operation of 74 working with nearly 22,000 contributors drawn from the global university community. Our monthly audience is 2.5 million reads direct to the site, plus more than 22 million reads of our content globally through republication by some of the 18,000 sites.
We hope you will begin to see a much wider and deeper service that brings together the research and thinking from the developed nations and from the emerging nations of Africa.