Ore Somolu, a training coordinator from Lagos, Nigeria, and blogger at orenotes wrote a post for the young caucasus women blog mentoring project wrote a post with the title: What blogging can contribute to my country She distinguishes:
* Blogs as a tool for learning
* Blogs as voices of the people
* Blogs depicting reality of life in the country
* Blogging contributes to locally relevant content
* Blogs as forums for social change
She describes how she posted on her blog on this mentoring project and through the comments, got a group together who will start a blog mentoring project for girls in Nigeria.
It's blogs for locally relevant content that has been on my mind. It seems to be easy for people to start using the web with english buttons (some experiences from projects in Ghana), and they could blog in local languages. There seems to be a group of people who can write and read in their own language in Ghana, but not in English (despite the fact that school language is English).