Reuters Africa includes blogs from around the continent

Reuters has launched Reuters Africa with news pages for each of the 54 countries in the region. The coolest part is their inclusion of links to interesting and relevent blog coverage provided by Global Voices. This sort of fusion (or, to use a web 2.0 word, “mashup”) is great because it gives visitors the opportunity to read news headlines and then get first-person perspectives on the happenings from in-country citizen journalists. Providing GV links in the sidebar is a good first step, hopefully the future will bring better integration of the blog content with Reuter’s existing reporting.