Many in the world are heralding the dawn of an "African Millennium" culturally and politically. Africa is poised to undergo more changes and wield more influence in the world than ever before. Until now, much of what is visually documented about Africa is a view from outside, seen through eyes that are not African and, in some cases, not Africa friendly. We believe that it is only Africans that can tell their stories to the world and in that manner will gain renewed respect and authentically express her promising future. Base on this background, Codewit World News was founded. Our mission is to provide a global voice for Africans to tell their own stories to the world.
As it is said, youth are the back bone of society. This is no different in Africa. But sadly, African youth is left without a spine. In attempt to mobilize African's young minds, for them to believe and own their future not to mention pave the way for the next generation, it's imperative therefore, that they be exposed to an alternative media source. An information outlet designed to highlight the diabolical historical past of our colonial experience & ancestors with a vision of a New Africa. Codewit.com is the call to raise The Continent of Africa, Independent from global influences.
Codewit World News (formerly known as Codewit Global Network from inception) is a citizen digital journalism and communication organization and an outstanding, groundbreaking website that encourages citizen journalists to report ongoing corruption and government malfeasance in Africa. . It was established in December, 2007. Codewit represent a revolution of how news is consumed by society. Our sources are able to provide quick, efficient, and accurate reporting of breaking news in a matter of seconds, providing society with a synopsis of events as they occur. Throughout the development of the event, Codewit journalists are able to feed online sources the information keeping readers up-to-date in mere seconds. The speed in which a story can be posted can affect the accuracy of the reporting in a way that doesn't usually happen in print journalism.
The term Codewit is a terminology use by the founder to suggest a collective approach to mobilize African authors, journalists, writers around the world to use the power of writing to help bring about change in Africa. To pursue this vision vigorously, the founder, Mr. Onwutalobi separated it from the main organization and made it subsidiary of Codewit Global Network which is the non-profit organization that deals on African immigrant in Diaspora.
The organization is registered in Helsinki, Finland with (RegNum: 203.472) The staff headquarter is also in Helsinki, but the collaborative nature of our work means we have advisers, authors, contributors and journalists worldwide, who work with us to shape the Codewit Activities and the Codewit News. The service maintains international news, features and analysis from Africa and has correspondents in almost 15 countries.
Codewit believes that sound education would teach people particularly African youths to understand and challenge the present problems in their communities and search for an African solution. We therefore use technology in innovative ways to further social change or voice our dissent on the wide range of issues affecting Africa. We believe that mental emancipation is a key foundation to realizing African economic determinism and political freedom.
To achieve this, we discuss extensively issues that will benefit the growth of African continent. We campaign that every African youth should be given an equal opportunity of obtaining basic education as a key weapon to fight for a new Africa. We promote and facilitate the development of an active inter-related, progressive African community through networking, culture and electronic technology. Our organization draws its inspiration through the formation of strategic alliances with other sectors of society facing oppression, such as our African society, racial minorities, women, youths, peasant and other dispossessed people in our continent.
As the world moved on with the rapid growth of information and technology revolution which is the driving force of the process of globalization, Codewit employs this resource as its primary medium to educate and provide her audience especially Africans with up-to-date information and knowledge that is necessary to prepare our next generation for a better Africa. "Online Technology Gives Codewit Activist Real Power to Change the Status Quo – Without Taking to the Streets"
Codewit Global Network is one of the members of the battalion of the mighty force of the continental movement for change and renaissance. We strive to resolve some of the prevalent social, political and economic issues currently facing Africa today. We strive to achieve this by building a solid network of political and human rights activists that will turn the future of our continent with new ideas and views.
Codewit also promotes and enriches the public with Africa enormous blessings, achievements & challenges by trying to showcase the aspirations, successes and concerns of Africa and Africans in Diaspora. By honoring these distinguished and gallant Africans today, we are confirming this long held view that out of Africa comes excellence. By reporting on the positive images of Africa without glossing over the negatives we are in a small way making a dent against Afro-pessimism so dominant out there.