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Africa Action (Washington, D.C.)
Current public policy issues. Formerly Washington Office on Africa, combines the American Committee on Africa, The Africa Fund, and Africa Policy Information Center (APIC). "a national organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa." http://www.africaaction.org/
Africa Confidential
Short excerpts only from the latest issue and past issues of the well-known London political newsletter established in 1960. http://www.africa-confidential.com/

[Some universities have full text access. Stanford users see the Electronic Journals page. The full text is in Adobe PDF.]
Africa Focus
"a free independent electronic publication providing reposted commentary and analysis on African issues, with a particular focus on U.S. and international policies. AfricaFocus Bulletin is edited by William Minter. http://www.africafocus.org/
Africa Intelligence
Subscription only. Up-to-date political and economic news in English and French. Provides articles from the past 5 years from The Indian Ocean Newsletter, Africa Energy Intelligence, Africa Mining Intelligence, La Lettre du Continent, Maghreb Confidentiel and biographies of African leaders published by Indigo Publications, Paris. A one year subscription (47 issues) to the Indian Ocean Newsletter, by email, is $750.00. Purchase individual articles or subscribe to individual newsletters. An email service notifies subscribers of updated articles based on your interest profile. http://www.africaintelligence.com
Africa News
Online magazine. Includes photographs. Focus is on Business, Microfinance, Society, Culture, Travel, Nature, Music and Sport. Published by Africa Interactive Publishers: Bas Vlugt, Peter Vlam. Based in the Netherlands. http://www.africanews.com/
AfricaNews.net
Current news."The Africa News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world." RSS Feed: http://theafricanews.net/rss.php Based in Manama, Bahrain. [KF] http://www.theafricanews.net/
Africa News Search
News from IRIN News, Independent Online (South Africa), and other online newspapers such as East African Standard, This Day (Nigeria). Based in Warwick, Rhode Island. [KF] http://www.africanewssearch.com/
Africa Week (London)
Requires a subscription for access to the on-line articles. Offers a 14 days free trial. Successor to West Africa, the weekly magazine. Published by TransAfrica Publishing Ltd. "We are back with a new and exciting media project for Africa – Africa Week. We have been forced to make this move because the owners of West Africa magazine have managed to achieve what the apartheid regime could not achieve in the 1970s – that is, shut down the operations of the 85-year-old magazine." http://www.africaweekmagazine.com/
African Press Organization - APO Source
In English and French. Database of press releases related to Africa. Includes the situation of journalists, the media, press freedom; relations with the US;relations with France;relations with China; the European Union; etc. Has a mailing list and a RSS feed. Organizes press videoconferences. Has a mailing list on companies in Africa. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland. http://www.apo-opa.org/
African Science News Service, ASNS
News on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Technology from Africa. By Africa based reporters with an African eye. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.africasciencenews.org/
African Studies Repository
Open access and wiki. Articles on current issues. To contribute articles requires free registration. "The aim of the ASR is to create a space where everyone who works on Africa, both inside and outside the continent, can store their work, access useful resources, make contacts, and join discussions." Maintained by Anna Winterbottom and James North. See also April 2, 2007 article from First Monday. http://www.africanstudiesrepository.org/
African Update
Interviews with people such as, book reviews by Greg Houle, African Update Editor & Founder. http://www.africanupdate.com/
Africast
For those with a fast connection, sound card, Windows Media Player / Real Player, see videos of Africa-related news and special events (New York UN AIDS conference, . http://www.africast.com/
Afrik.com
In French. Current news esp. on Francophone Africa. Events, conferences, forum, music. Audio interviews with notable people. Site created by "journalistes et créateurs d'Afrique noire et du Maghreb." Based in Paris. http://www.afrik.com/
AfrikaLive
In French. Current news. Aggregates news, TV from various web sites - African music videos (Africa Hit Music TV), Voice of American TV online, TV5 news (francophone), Radio France Internationale RFI, etc. Based in Paris, France. [KF] http://www.afriklive.com/index.php
Afrol (Oslo, Norway)
Fairly current news on Africa. http://www.afrol.com/
Afrovision TV
In French, English, and other languages. Free African music videos, TV news from Cameroun, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Reuters, TV5 (French). Movies (some free, some for pay), soccer / football (mainly grainy highlights, in English or French). E-mail video links to friends or put a link on your blog or web page. Upload your own videos. Based in the U.S. http://www.afrovision.tv/
Agence de Presse Africaine, APA
Based in Dakar, Senegal. http://www.apanews.net/
Agence-France-Presse
AFP news is available in French from IZF.net for Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo. Subscription only clarinet news service carries AFP news in English. http://www.afp.com/
Agence MISNA, Missionary Service News Agency
Current news in English, Italian, French. Based in Rome, Italy. http://www.misna.org
Al Jazeera - Africa News
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/16ED2681-04F1-4E20-987D-441249318394.htm
AllAfrica.com
Current news from African news sources including PANA, the Dakar based agency providing an African perspective on the news. Formed from a merger with the publishers of the well-known, Africa News from Durham, NC founded by Reed Kramer. Includes an extensive section on the U.S. and Africa, covers special topics - business, science, sports, culture, etc.[KF] RSS Feed: http://xml.newsisfree.com/feeds/90/1790.xml [KF] http://allafrica.com/
Alltop - Africa
Feeds from news sources and blogs about Africa. Co-owned by Guy Kawasaki. http://africa.alltop.com/
Amnesty International
Has excerpts from their African country reports and full-text press releases. http://www.amnesty.org/
ANB-BIA Africa News Bulletin
African News Bulletin - Bulletin d'Information Africaine is a free weekly electronic news service providing articles in English and French from various sources including Le Monde, Human Rights Watch, Marches Tropicaux, La Lettre Ocean Indien, Internatl. Com. Red Cross, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Guardian (London), Voice of America, Belgian publications. There is a print edition published with 22 issues a year for US $64. To subscribe to the free e-bulletin, write: paco@innet.be
http://www.peacelink.it/anb-bia.html
ANB-BIA, Avenue Ch. Woeste 184, Brussels, Belgium
BBC World Service - Africa
Very current news as well as radio schedules and frequencies for the British Broadcasting Corp. reports and for its services in Arabic, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Portuguese, Somali, and Swahili. For those with sound cards and speakers, listen to the Focus on Africa broadcast.
RSS Feed: http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/africa/rss.xml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/
BBC Focus on Africa Magazine
Selected articles from the latest issue and some articles from past issues of the BBC's current affairs magazine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/focus_magazine/index.shtml
Blogs
Blogs on current political, economic, social issues.

Africa Matters
- "analysis of African affairs. Our aim is to delve deeper into the issues of African politics and development."

Africa Collective - blog on current African events by "scholars, bloggers, activists, and entrepreneurs who do research, write, and speak about the continent." https://theafricacollective.wordpress.com/

Afriweb
- blog by Michael Keating, Senior Fellow/Associate Director, Center for Democracy and Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Latest post from 2011 as of 2014. Commentary on African events, original documents, book reviews. Will have interviews, other columnists. http://afriweb.blogspot.com/

Blog Africa
- aggregates stories from many blogs. http://www.blogafrica.com
Bulletin de Presse de SYFIA (Montpellier, France)
In French. SYFIA, is "Un réseau de journalistes francophones africains, canadiens, asiatiques et européens." The e-version of their print bulletin carries news (can be several months old) on current events, the economy, agriculture, the environment, and society for African countries. Has past issues from Juin 1995. Syfia also produces a radio program, Frequence Verte. http://www.syfia.info/fr/index.asp
Burrelle's Transcripts
Order transcripts of TV programs on CBS News and NBC News, as well as selected CNBC, C-SPAN, Christian Broadcasting Network, Fox News, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, PBS, WNBC-TV, National Public Radio, and many nationally syndicated programs. Videotapes of a number of these programs, where indicated, are also available from Burrelle's. http://www.burrelles.com/transcripts/tranburr.htm
Channel Africa
International shortwave radio service operated by the South African Broadcasting Corp. In English, French, Portuguese, and some African languages.  Has continent wide news and the broadcast schedule. For those with sounds cards/speakers/RealPlayer you can listen to the news from Johannesburg, see SABC TV news such as the opening of the South African Parliament (transmission may not be very good), or listen to music. [KF] http://www.channelafrica.org/index.html
China Africa News
"news stories from African, Western and Chinese news sources daily." "news and opinion on China’s growing role in Africa. From infrastructure projects and oil contracts, to aid conferences and intellectual opinion,..." Site owned by Henry Hall. http://www.chinaafricanews.com/
Chinaview - Xinhuanet.com
In English, French, Chinese, Arabic, etc. News from Xinhua News Agency, the state and worldwide news agency in China. Use the Search box to find news about African countries. http://www.chinaview.cn/
Christian Science Monitor
Now charges for access to the full text of past issues. Has an RSS feed for the blog, Notebook Africa, by CSM Correspondent, Abraham McLaughlin in Johannesburg. RSS Feed: http://blogs.csmonitor.com/notebook_africa/index.rdfhttp://www.csmonitor.com
CNN - Africa News
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/archive/
CNN - Inside Africa
Current TV news, has transcripts of recent programs. Retrieve past articles thru a keyword search. http://www.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/insideafrica/
C-Span
The cable TV program which has live coverage of U.S. congressional hearings, news conferences. Useful if there is an Africa-related hearing or news event. The web site has live audio files of U.S. House and Senate events. Transcripts of their book programs can be purchased. Has links to U.S. govt. information and a Congressional directory. http://www.c-span.org/
ELDIS
Development news. From the British Library for Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK. Has various development news feeds for topics and selected African countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia). RSS Feed for African news: http://www.eldis.org/newsfeeds/rss/2/abafrica.xml http://nt1.ids.ac.uk/eldis/eldsea.htm
Expo Times
News (three months old or more) from various sources (e-newsletters, original articles). Mainly news of West Africa, Sierra Lone, Gambia. http://www.expotimes.net/
Expresso Africa
In Portuguese. News on Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe. Part of Expresso Online. News, discussion forum. Based in Portugal. [KF] http://africa.expresso.clix.pt/
Famines Early Warning Systems Network, FEWS
Current news of crisis areas. "FEWS NET is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, national, and regional partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging or evolving food security issues." http://www.fews.net/
France 24 - Africa News
In English and French. News from a French perspective. "FRANCE 24 is equally owned by two shareholders: TF1 and France Télévisions." http://www.france24.com/en/africa
Global NewsBank
Subscription only. Some universities subscribe. Does not have the latest news but good for researching news from a week ago back to 1985.  For African news includes selected reports from the BBC Monitoring Service (English translations of news), Agence France Presse, IPS, PANA, radio and/or TV stations (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad,  Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nambia, Niger,  Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe).  [KF] http://infoweb.newsbank.com/
Global News Network
"GNN is operated by Global News Network, Inc., a local Liberian news agency, with US and UK based affiliates. GNN is managed by a Liberian Journalist J. Cholo Brooks, former correspondent for the BBC and Senior Staff writer for The Liberian Times." http://www.gnn.theliberiantimes.com or http://theliberiantimes.com/blogs/index.php?blog=2
Huffington Post - Africa News
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/africa
The Independent (London)
Use the Search form to locate full text articles from several months past. http://www.independent.co.uk/
Inter Press Service - Africa
In English and many languages including Swahili. Extensive African news. IPS is a civil society news agency "an independent voice from the South and for development, delving into globalisation for the stories underneath."Has a free weekly newsletter, Terra Viva Africa - "a weekly journal providing critical and in-depth reporting on Africa's top stories and coverage of policy and high-level negotiations by key African players directly affecting Africa and its peoples." Based in Rome, Italy with offices in Johannesubrg. RSS Feed: http://www.ipsnews.net/rss/africa.xml http://www.ipsnews.net/africa/
International Committee of the Red Cross
Carries many reports on their African operations by country.
http://www.icrc.org/eng
has links to the
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Address, phone, fax, staff list for each country office and situation reports for various African countries. http://www.ifrc.org/
IRIN News. United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks
Also in French. From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Older issues (1996-2000) are on the Univ. of Pennsylvania African Studies site. RSS Feed: http://www.irinnews.org/Africa.xml http://www.irinnews.org/IRIN-Africa.aspx
IT NewsAfrica.com
"IT news, Telecom news and Mobile news from an African perspective." "aggregates technology and telecoms news relevant to Africa’s development." The publisher is Abby Wakama. Based in Gauteng, South Africa. http://www.itnewsafrica.com/
iviews.com
"...an Internet news publication that focuses...on issues and events of importance to Muslims. Written from an American Muslim perspective, iViews.com strives to add balance and objectivity to an otherwise homogenous American media pool." Based in Santa Clara, California.
Jeune Afrique (Paris)
Has the tables of contents and a selection of articles from the well-known news weekly begun in 1960. http://www.jeuneafrique.com/
Lexis-Nexis (formerly Academic Universe)
Subscription only; some universities subscribe. Full text articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, Agence France Presse, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian (London), Africa News, Associated Press, TV transcripts, and many more sources. Selected Lexis-Nexis databases. http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe
Missionary Service News Agency (MI.S.N.A.) - Rome
In English, Italian, French. Search, by country, for fairly recent news stories.The news agency (MISNA), specializing in news on the World's South, is produced by EMI (Editrice Missionaria Italiania) and FESMI (Federazione Stampa Missionaria Italiana). http://www.misna.org/
Le Monde
In French. Select International, then Afrique. http://www.lemonde.fr/
Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris)
A selection of articles from the latest issues of this monthly newspaper established in 1954. For the older issues beginning with 1994, all articles are on their web site, arranged by country, subject, or month. Has an English edition with past articles. http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/md/index.html
New York Times
Articles are  free on-line back to 1987. One needs to register to access material. http://www.nytimes.com

New York Times - Africa News. RSS Feed. For personal and non-commercial use only. http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/Africa.xml
News Africa (London)
Fortnightly news magazine. Covers politics, economics, commerce, social issues, tourism and culture. Selected articles online. Columnists include Cameron Duodo, Patrick Wilmot. Based in London, U.K. http://www.newsafrica.net/
NewsBank Newsfile
Subscription only; some universities subscribe. Full text news articles from 1991 + Articles from Associated Press, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, etc. From the same company as Global Newsbank listed above. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/
News d'Afrique
In French. Current news about Francophone African countries. Aggregates news from "rss of French-speaking African media. 22 countries and several hundreds of sites are permanently scanned." Based in Dakar, Senegal. http://www.en-afrique.info/
News From Africa (Nairobi)
In English and Italian. The Koinonia Media Centre, Nairobi, Kenya provides this monthly e-magazine with news, commentary, analysis. The Centre fosters "justice, peace making and peace keeping, reconciliation, emancipation of women, Child rights, ecology,..." Hosted by Peacelink, an Italian-based network of organizations working in peace and conflict management. http://www.Newsfromafrica.org
Newstime Africa
Current news. Entertainment - music videos. Can add RSS news feeds by couontry. http://www.newstimeafrica.com
Le Nouvel Afrique Asie
Selected articles, in French, from the print edition of the Paris monthly news magazine. http://www.afrique-asie.com/
Open Democracy - Africa and Democracy
Original articles by journalists, stories from African newpapers on the political situation in Africa. "....take part - in the forums, or by sending your own material to the editors...." Has a forum on Africa and Democracy. Mainly funded by the the Open Trust, a registered UK charity, based in London. [KF] http://www.opendemocracy.net/democracy-africa_democracy/issue.jsp
Pan African News Agency, PANAPRESS (PANA)
In English, French, Arabic. Most articles open to Subscribers Only.. Wire stories from PANA the Dakar based news agency created to provide an African perspective on news events. The environment, economic and developments issues, science and health, sports, the April 2002 Cairo Trade Fair, a weekly selection of articles from the African press. PANA Press Ltd., formed Oct. 1997 from PANA the former inter-governmental organ of the OAU, is now a private commercial company with 75% ownership by African private investors, 25% by African states. One can search the PANA archives for past articles. http://www.panapress.com/
Pravda
In English and Portuguese. Older news (several months old and back.) Use the Search to locate news on African countries. "The newspaper Pravda analyzes events from the point of view of the [Communist] Party's interests, whereas PRAVDA On-line takes a pro-Russian approach to forming its policy." http://english.pravda.ru/
Project Syndicate - Into Africa
Articles on current African affairs by "leading African thinkers, politicians, economists, and writers." Authors include the President of Ghana and a Human Rights Watch Director. The Syndicate is a non-profit association of 143 newspapers in 78 countries. "Financial contributions from member papers in developed countries support the services provided by Project Syndicate free of charge to its members in less advanced economies." Based in New York. http://www.project-syndicate.org/series/series_list.php4?id=17
Public Broadcasting Corporation - Jim Lehrer News Hour
Has transcripts of broadcasts from 1995 + on Burundi, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, etc. and  a keyword search facility for the entire site. For those with sound cards has a RealAudio version as well. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/africa.html
Radio Africa No. 1
In French. Site of an FM Paris radio station. http://www.africa1.com
Radio France Internationale (RFI)
In French and English. African news in English. Schedule for their programs on Africa including culture, Africans in France, music, interviews. http://www.rfi.fr/
Radio Havana Cuba
In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese. Use the Search to locate older articles on African countries. http://www.radiohc.org/english.html
Reuters - Africa News
Clickable map of Africa. http://africa.reuters.com/nbc/
Reuters Foundation - Alertnet
"provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public." Lists press contacts for aid organizations. Use the Search to locate news stories. Its disaster relief resources section covers the world. http://www.alertnet.org/
Southscan (London)
E version of the respected print bulletin of Southern African affairs. Has contents listing for recent issues and contents lisitng for issues from 1994 +
http://www.gn.apc.org/southscan/
Stanford University. Current African Newspapers
List of current print newspapers received at Stanford University. Includes a short list of current web news sources. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/currentnewspapers.html
This is Africa (London)
Published by the Financial Times. Print and online magazine. Short reports such as Focus on Sierra Leone (4 p. in PDF); the African Development Bank Group (14 p. in PDF); World Economic Forum (15 p. in PDF) http://www.thisisafricaonline.com/
Topix.net - Africa
Current African news and news from all African countries from online news sites and blogs. Find news for any African country; see the list (under World). Topix is owned by newspaper companies and based in Palo Alto, California. [KF] RSS Feed: http://rss.topix.net/rss/world/africa.xml http://www.topix.net/world/africa
United Nations, High Commissioner for Refugees
Current news or crises. http://www.unhcr.ch/
United Nations, ReliefWeb
News on Angola, Congo, the Great Lakes Crisis (Rwanda, Burundi), Sierra Leone, Sudan and other countries. Maintained by the UN Dept. of Humanitarian Affairs. http://www.reliefweb.int
USAfrica Online
Web site of a Houston, Texas newspaper published by Chido Nwangwu. A subscription is $20 a year. Site has a selection of articles including "Shaping Future Relations between Africa and the United States of America: a New Agenda" by Robert Cummings and Louis Sangare. http://www.usafricaonline.com
U.S. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information.   Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates). http://thomas.loc.gov/
United States. Department of State - African Issues
Recent news on Africa and on U.S. - Africa relations.
Foreign Media Reaction is a compilation of editorials and comments from the non-US press on major foreign policy events. One can find commentary from African newspapers. These digests also indicate the affiliation or orientation of the newspaper. http://usinfo.state.gov/af/

RSS Feed: http://usinfo.state.gov/rss/channels/af.xml
The Voice (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"African News Magazine in the Netherlands" Monthly news magazine Published in the Netherlands. http://www.thevoicenewsmagazine.com/
Voice of America Broadcasts
Africa-related news. Many audio programs on Africa (requires soundcard, speakers or headset). http://www.voa.gov
West Africa Newsletter
Receive news summaries by e-mail with links to the original sources, esp. on human rights, democracy & development. From the Liberia Institute of Journalism. Based in Monrovia, Liberia. http://lists.kabissa.org/mailman/listinfo/westafrica-newsletter

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White Fathers / Société des Missionnaires d’Afrique - Agence MISNA
In French and English. Current news from Agence MISNA. http://www.africamission-mafr.org/nouvelafrik2.htm
World News Connection
Foreign news service from the U.S. govt., by subscription only. Many universities subscribe; please see your library web site or ask your Reference Librarian. Costs range from $21 for 7 days of unlimited news to $50/$75/$100 for a month. Most articles are full-text; some are excerpts only. Includes material from FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service). An email service sends subscribers articles matching the user's profile. http://wnc.fedworld.gov/
World Press - Africa News
"a nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material." Has an RSS feed for World news. Based in New York City. http://www.worldpress.org/africa.htm
Yahoo - Africa News
http://news.yahoo.com/
Yahoo - Hotzone
Kevin Sites' 2005 reports on conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda. http://hotzone.yahoo.com/



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