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The Continent

Welcome to The Continent

The Continent is a weekly newspaper produced in partnership with the Mail & Guardian.

It showcases the best reporting from journalists across Africa.

Although we encourage you to share it every week, please do not share indiscriminately. Pass it on to people who you know will appreciate reliable news from a continental perspective.


How much does The Continent cost?

It’s FREE.

I hate WhatsApp but I want to get a copy of The Continent. How do I get one?

Send an email to [email protected] and we will send you a copy or download a copy here.

What is The Continent?

The Continent is a new weekly newspaper that brings together the best reporting on Africa. It is written by journalists across the continent, in partnership with the Mail & Guardian, the continent’s leading independent newspaper.

Why share it on WhatsApp?

By using the same viral networks exploited by disseminators of disinformation, the publication aims to counter the fake news on people’s phones with real news.

How do I subscribe?

To receive your copy of The Continent, email ‘SUBSCRIBE’ to [email protected] or send us a message on WhatsApp or Signal on +27 73 805 6068.

Can I get back issues?

Yes — you can download them below.

Back Issues

Looking for an older issue? Try our archives here.

While you are here, why not take out a subscription to the Mail & Guardian? Readers who support our work in this way enable us to carry on producing quality journalism.


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Digital & Print

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Full access to the M&G online, plus a copy of the newspaper delivered every week for a year.

Special rates

Want to find out more about our special discounts for students, pensioners and bulk corporate access? Please email [email protected] or call +27 (0)11 447 0696 Ext 7412 and we’ll give you all the details.

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If you would like to pay by EFT, please pay the amount indicated below and email your proof of payment along with your contact details to [email protected]

ACC NAME Media Distribution Africa (Pty) Ltd
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