About SocioLingo Africa

A bit about Sociolingo Africa

Sociolingo Africa is run by me, Maggie. I’m a sociolinguist with a PhD in education. I’ve worked in a number of African countries and in the UK.

This site has grown out of my own interest and experience in Africa and I hope you find something here that interests you. I actively seek positive stories because I want to keep a positive focus for the blog. I also like to focus on subjects that are not covered by others. My own interests are very broad and not all the posts on this site reflect my own opinion.

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I use a huge range of sources in this blog including information from loads of newsletters and RSS feeds. I host the African Press Organization press releases on the site and these are published daily. I usually include short snippets from websites and newsletters in order to bring the attention of my readers to useful information. I always try and state explicitly the source of information. If you find information from your site on this blog and you object to the use of snippets from your website, please contact me and I will remove the item from the blog and stop using your website as a source.


I would like to thank everyone who sends me information to include on the blog, or who corrects any mistake.

Thank you too for all the comments you send in. I read and approve each comment. I only check comments for content and I don’t correct spelling and grammar although comments that include vulgar language or libelous content are rejected. I use spam controls and posts from spambots are rejected. If you think your comment has been unfairly rejected please contact me.

The Legal Bit

This blog is produced for the purpose of sharing useful information. I make no warranty, express or implied, of its completeness and therefore assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any information.

Support SocioLingo Africa

SocioLingo Africa is not subsidised by any government, organisation or foundation. I fund this site myself.

To help pay hosting fees I have signed up for Amazon Affiliates and you will find links toAmazon books in some posts and also a bookstore of African books. By using these links you can support SocioLingo Africa. Amazon may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

You will also find links highlighted which lead to Infolinks ads. These click throughs also help with hosting fees. “Infolinks is an online advertising platform offering ad solutions. Infolinks helps online bloggers and website publishers earn real revenue from their sites so that they can continue creating great new content. Infolinks goes beyond conventional advertising by providing non-disruptive solutions delivering relevant ads website context.”

Thanks for your support.


Please write to sociolingo(at)gmail(dot)com or leave me a message on the Contact page