The African Exponent Blogging Policies

Welcome to The African Exponent blogs information page. The African Exponent has set up the autonomous blogs platform to give people with insights on various African issues a voice to share with the continent and the world at large. The African Exponent blogs seek to form a centralized place where information, opinions and/or developments about Africa are written either by the people with first hand experience of such information or experts on the issues they discuss.

Getting started

All users who have an account at The African Exponent are eligible bloggers. If you do not have an account yet, consult the create account help page. Once you have an account, you can then create a blog.

Bloggers on The African Exponent blog platform are governed by the writing standards that all writers on our site have to follow. This includes but not limited to not publishing content that in one way of the other fits in any of these:

  • Images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity.
  • Hate speech i.e., content that promotes hate or violence towards groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity.
  • Threats of violence directed at specific people; encouraging readers to engage in violent activity.
  • Content that is unnecessarily shocking or graphic (ex: close-up images of gunshot wounds or accident scenes).
  • Confidential information that has not been published elsewhere (online or offline) (example: someone else's credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, unlisted phone numbers, and driver's license numbers).
  • Impersonations of other people or organizations. Well-executed parodies or satires can work, but only when readers aren’t misled about your true identity. Posts that encourage readers to engage in dangerous or illegal activities.
    Links to sites where your readers can obtain unauthorized downloads of other people's copyrighted works posts that expose readers to viruses, pop-ups, unwanted software installations or malicious code.


Bloggers on The African Exponent will not receive monetary compensation. The African Exponent will not insert advertisements into any article published by a blogger. Equivalently, The African Exponent does not set a minimum number of articles that a blogger is expected to submit, but we encourage all our bloggers to write articles as frequently as they can (ideally bi-weekly) to keep their followers engaged. The African Exponent can use the content from the blogs in any way it deems fit.

This section does not apply to bloggers who are part of the Blog Advertisements program.

The African Exponent cannot be accountable for breach of any journalistic regulations, the blogger will bear all responsibility for such breach. By blogging on our site you agree to take full responsibility of any legal matters related to your blog. The African Exponent holds the right to take down any blog that it deems to violate its standards, and such action will be on its sole discretion.