Startup launches African encyclopaedia to capture Africa’s past, present realities, future visions

The packaged, dynamic content presented by Afrorama includes information on arts and literature, business and politics, entertainment, geography and nature, history, sciences and technology and philosophy from pre-colonial times to the present day.

It aims to combat misinformation, promote a nuanced understanding of Africa, and showcase its true beauty and complexity. Afrorama’s database of African knowledge is curated by a team of writers and researchers located globally – a team that strives to ensure that information about Africa is accurately represented.

Chloé Bertrand, platform founder and managing director of Afrorama, started Afrorama after struggling to find accessible, accurate and well-presented information related to the African continent.

“We are excited to launch Afrorama and progressively give people access to a comprehensive digital encyclopaedia of the African continent,” she said.

Afrorama is also launching an oral history competition which invites afro-optimists from around the world to submit videos of themselves capturing the best and most captivating tales on African heritage, tradition and culture.

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