This is a very good idea you are working on. I was however wondering if
you are aware that a number of newspapers (dailies) mail their news
daily to nets organised by the nationals abroad - I have as examples the
"Nation" of Kenya on Kenya-net, the "New Vision" of Uganda on Uganda-net
and several others. Have you approached such dailies to find out how easy
it is to mobilise the local populations to participate in these debates?
Not forgetting, ofcoarse that due to the limited 'freedom of speech' the
freedom with which people in Africa may contribute to such open
discussions is limited, and even letters to the editors in some countries
All the best.