July 2002
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL

Africa - Internet Resources
Africa - General References

Internet Resources

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Abyssinia Cyberspace Gateway.
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Links to information about Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland.

Africa Action.
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"As Africa Action we will address Africa's priority issues by providing information and mobilizing for action to help shape new US and multilateral policies to support Africa's efforts to achieve economic, political and social justice in the 21st century. Shortly we will launch a campaign to support Africa's Right to Health as one of our major efforts. We will continue to share information and analysis on a wide range of African affairs to shape public policy debates. We will expand and strengthen our networks, empowering them to participate in influencing US and international policies toward Africa, democratizing US foreign policy and holding international institutions accountable for their actions"

Africa Center for Strategic Studies: A Department of Defense Initiative.
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Founded on the Department of Defense's (DoD) Regional Center concept, under which four other institutes now operate, the Africa Center is a unique American institution that complements other U.S., African, and multinational programs on the continent. Like the other centers, the ACSS fosters the professionalization of Africa’s civilian and military leaders upon which the future of Africa depends.

Africa Daily..
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Daily news about all sections of Africa and all phases of life.

Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS).
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"Information system designed to identify problems in the food supply system that potentially lead to famines, floods and other food-insecure conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa".

Africa Independent: Africa's Information Provider.
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Includes searching by country on topics such as agriculture, business, city maps, environment, health, mining, and news..
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Index on Africa supported by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Includes links, opinions, and news.

Africa Online.
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General information about Africa with specific information about Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Namibia Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

African Governments on the WWW.
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Comprehensive and updated list of government agencies and embassies. Tabular index by country indicates number of entries and last update.

African Studies Center.
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Established by the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Good links to other sites organized by country or topic.

African Studies Internet Resources.
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Columbia University's electronic compilation of resources on Africa organized by region and country.

All Africa.
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"Provides African news and information worldwide. Posting over 700 stories daily in English and French"

Contemporary Conflicts in Africa.
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Has general information about conflicts in Africa and specific information about conflicts in Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan.

Fung, Karen. Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources.
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An excellent and extensive source of information about Africa. Organized by topics and regions.

H-Africa Home.
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A scholarly African web page that explores Africa's history and culture through conference reports, discussions, dissertations, documents, essays, obituaries and journals.

Institute for Security Studies.
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Mission of the institute is to conceptualize, inform and enhance the security debate in Africa.

Limb, Peter. A-Z of African Studies on the Internet from Michigan State University.
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Extensive links to web sites about Africa or on African studies. Includes journals and list serves.

MBendi: Information for Africa.
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Provides information on business opportunities in the countries in Africa.

National Center of Geographic Information and Analysis. University of California, Santa Barbara. African Population Database Documentation.
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Provides population figures for over 4,700 administrative units for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990.

NewsLink: African Newspapers.
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Links to newspapers for Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

U.S. Agency for International Development in Africa.
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Gives general information about U.S. programs in Africa. Lists 23 African nations and for each gives information such as 2002 budget justification, press releases, State Department Background Notes and Travel Warnings, and CIA World Factbook.

U.S.Dept of State. Bureau of African Affairs.
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Includes regional topics, country information, U.S. official's travel to region, and official releases.

University of Michigan. Documents Center. Foreign Governments: Sub-Saharan Africa.
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General information about 39 Sub-Saharan African countries.

General References 


Africa South of the Sahara 2002. 31st ed. London, Europa, 2001. 1305 p.
Provides information about regional organizations.
Book call no.: R 916.7 A258 31st ed 2002

Statesman's Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World, edited by Barry Turner. New York, Palgrave, 2001. 2057 p.
General information about African organizations given on pp 103-110.
Book call no.: R 310 St2 138th ed 2002


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