Africa may have no Mastodon instances (I could not believe this) but it does have a decentralised Lemmy (Reddit clone) instance to foster social dialogue across African nations | Gadgeteer
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Baraza is a digital public square as imagined in Bantu philosophy. Share and discuss news, resources, howtos, ask questions, or anything you like. While not required, posts related to Africa would be appreciated.

Baraza is a digital public square as imagined in Bantu philosophy. Share and discuss news, resources, howtos, ask questions, or anything you like. While not required, posts related to Africa would be appreciated.

The site looks like it is physically hosted in Germany in the EU which is probably a good thing, but it’s focus is on things African and will appeal to Africans. Lemmy is unfortunately not federated with the Fediverse but it federates with decentralised Lemmy nodes. So I was able to post a post on a community at Baraza that related to an African theme, from a different node.

It is not only great that Africa has a social media focal point, but that it is also for all African countries, so it keeps perspective and context instead of only being dominated by one country. Africa has many languages and cultures, often existing within each country. Establishing social dialogue across all African countries is of immeasurable value to all citizens.

See https://baraza.africa/

#technology #decentralisation #reddit #alternativeto #africa

KenyaCoin
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Some of the Communities on Baraza.Africa (sorted alphabetically, other than !main@baraza.africa which is listed first):

Related Lemmys Elsewhere:

Am I missing any?

mtumishi
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There are quite a few others. On this page, https://baraza.africa/communities, any entry with a single name is primarily local (belongs to this instance) and anything with @ is primarily federated from other instances.

Some others include:

This instance has been intentionally quiet and as more mod tools mature, we will start reaching out, for example to African-focused subreddits and Twitter spaces. Anything you see here is 100% organic. If you feel there are ways we can improve, please propose it.

Lemmy is federated now, I think. Welcome to all African comrades ! All comrades are welcome, please share your perspectives <3

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It federates with other Lemmy instances but federating with non-lemmy implementations is a goal down the road.

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Welcome @GadgeteerZA! Always great to read new voices. Feel free to ping new ideas and start communities as we learn from the fediverse.

A space to discuss general stuff relating to Africa.

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