News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 113 on 7 June 2002

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ALLAFRICA.COM CARVES ITSELF DOMINANT POSITION AS AFRICAN NEWS PROVIDER

7 June 2002

In a landscape littered with dot failures, AllAfrica.com is a success story. In little over a year it has created an unrivalled, pan-continental news source with over 7 million (audited) page views per month. Launched (intentionally) with very modest start-up capital, it is for lack of marketing a well-kept secret for too many of its potential readers. It will "go cash positive" by the end of 2004 and is growing rapidly. Its largely African diaspora users are beginning to make their impact felt "back home". Russell Southwood spoke to its Executive Editor/Producer, Akwe Amosu and its Chief Strategy Officer Tami…