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Leading African news agency continues its expansion

African video news provider A24 Media is expanding: according to a recent press release the online news agency has launched an improved website, made a foray into the mobile arena and is also planning to provide relevant in-flight content to airlines across the world.

The developments follows A24’s recent partnership with Al Jazeera.

“We have worked very hard to find avenues through which we can offer value-added service to our growing customer base,” says chairman and founder Salim Amin, in the release.

Readers can now catch up on the latest stories through the new version of the site and access to rich video content and images from a large photo archive.

“In addition to our growth strategy, we are also embracing and pushing the concept of citizen journalism to harvest news and other content at all levels of society. We have said from the very beginning that we want to be Africa’s voice and that voice comes from the grassroots,” Amin said.

A24 launched in 2008 as an online, all-African news agency.

‘Obama be thy name’: Kenyan reggae video from A24

Beware, this is catchy – it’s got Journalism.co.uk bopping on its swivel chair this morning:

… ‘All the voters of America / Barack Obama be thy name / Thy change shall come / Thy will be done / As it is in American dream’…

Here’s an “addictive reggae song with the jamaican ‘proactive’ beat” from Ohanglaman ‘Makadem’ … “an artistic Kenyan contribution regarding the US presidential elections, unique for its universal rather than local or tribal angle. A must hear and a must see.”

It can’t be embedded here, so follow the link above to listen. It’s a recent offering from A24, the all-African video agency which launched in September. All rights information is listed below the video.