The concept of newspapers was introduced into Africa by settled westerners as early as the 1770s. Before then, Africans communicated with each other in very different ways often using mediums such as drumming, stick striking or blowing of traditional horns to communicate relevant information.
In 1776, the first ever newspaper
The paper was written in French and was called Annonces, Affiches et Avis Divers pour
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Although these newspapers are celebrated as some of the oldest in Africa, they were not African-owned and hence do not carry as much significance as the ones established by blacks and Africans.
Here are the first newspapers in Africa that were created by black Africans.