Africa - related acronyms provided by the academic journal, Review
of African Political Economy. Examples of the acronyms use in articles
are given. http://www.roape.org/acronym1.html
Not bad at finding Africa-related acronyms, though it does not include many
African political parties. "It can be searched using wildcards for
both acronyms and within meanings, and Boolean keywords within meanings."
Compare countries of the world. For ex. for most populated Nigeria is
No. 10. Also find Nigeria under these categories: Christian Population,
• Natural Gas Reserves, • Muslim Population, • Oil Reserves,
• Poverty, • Population, • Number of Workers. Also find
Richest (per capita)
countries in Africa, Military
Expenditure in Africa.From "an independent, privately operated
website based in Montreal, Canada." There are pop-up ads on this site.
Basic information for African countries (collected from a number of printed
sources). Includes a brief history for each country but it only covers up
to 1993. They publish a more extensive print version. Read the Legal Notice.
Excerpts: "you may print one copy or download one copy
of the materials or portion thereof to a single computer for your NON-COMMERCIAL,
PERSONAL HOME OR SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY, PROVIDED THAT any copy of
the materials or portion thereof must include a copyright and trademark
notice." From Latimer Clarke Corp, Queensland, Australia.
Has a Currency Museum with photographs of banknotes from Africa. For South Africa has currency as old as 1896, from 1909 for Angola, British West Africa from 1918, from the Belgian Congo 1914, from French West Africa 1929, from Germa East Africa 1905, from the BCEAO "Banknotes of West African States" 1959, Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1956 and more. Site from Asheville, North Carolina. [KF] http://www.banknotes.com/ See also World Paper Money Collection by Ron Wise.
Daily life, profiles of kids, quizzes, a clickable
map leading to country facts and audio files of the national anthem
(requires sound card, speakers or headset). [KF] http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/find_out/specials/newsround_extra/africa/html/default.stm
"information concerning prominent Africans, African organisations,
and dates in the African calendar." Find People, Organizations, information
by Countries. From the Africa Centre, London. http://www.africaexpert.org/
Convert gallons to ounces, gallons to liters, pounds to kilograms,
acres to hectares, kilometers to miles, etc. Also temperature conversions (Fahrenheit - Celsius). Maintained by Sergey
Now subscription only for full text. For Africa covers
history, economy, land, major cities, people, government, cultural life,
has maps, flags. Includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. [Stanford
users go to the Databases
Put in the name of a place and the database provides country, longitude,
latitude. From the Getty Information Institute, Los Angeles, California.
"This project has provided a population database depicting the worldwide
distribution of population in a 1X1 latitude/longitude grid system. The
database is unique, firstly, in that it makes use of the most recent data
available (1990). Secondly, it offers true apportionment for each grid cell....."
The database, by Yi-Fan Li, consists of 3 datasets compiled in dBase IV
format. It was prepared for the UN Environment Programme. Table with population
by country: http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/globalpop/1-degree/results.html http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/globalpop/1-degree/
"an international newsgroup, photo album and
discussion of how people live through flowers." Use the Search box to
find references to flowers and Africa, such as the Kenya flower industry.
Julie Ardery, a writer in Austin, Texas. http://www.humanflowerproject.com
A free general reference site using The Columbia Encyclopedia.
Has African country facts, a dictionary, information on sports, entertainment.
Produced by the company which publishes the print Information Please Almanacs.
Site may generate pop-up ads. http://www.infoplease.com/index.html
A place to check the correct name spelling and birth year of prominent
people and authors. Also find the main entry used by U.S. libraries for
government bodies and the form used by most U.S. libraries for subjects.
Has the full-text of the "Army Area Handbooks" long used as
basic reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics,
national security of each country. Covers Angola, Chad, Comoros,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Indian Ocean, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire. One can search
across all countries or any combination of countries and browse the table
of contents for a specific country. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Find the distance (in kilometer and miles) between two places / cities, if you know the latitude and longitude. You can find the latitude and longitude at Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can also find the latitude and longitude by placing your cursor over the location. Site maintained by John A. Byers. http://www.chemical-ecology.net/java/lat-long.htm
Provides for all countries from Angola to Zimbabwe a list of the President,
Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador
to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation,
communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Geography, people, government, economy, history, government and political
conditions, principal government officials, foreign relations, defense,
U.S. relations with each country, U.S. diplomats, travel and business information.
"The purpose of this website is to provide Africa related products
and information to users..." Has job postings and a directory of links
to Africa-related sites. Based in Madison, Wisconsin. [KF] http://www.africansnetwork.com/
In Italian and English. "a project designed to Africanize Wikipedia through networks, research projects, publications, and events." In conjunction with the 2007 Festivaletteratura of Mantua, the lettera27 Foundation organized a series of workshops to contribute new African entries to Wikipedia. http://www.wikiafrica.it/
Has gifs images of small and large flags. "The flags include the
national and state flags, ensigns, and sub-national flags. Where countries
have changed their flags in the last few years the old flag is also shown."
The flags come from the Flag
Institute. Site maintained by Graham Bartram .http://www.flags.net/
Provides current population figures for cities, towns and places of all
countries, largest cities of the world, images
of national flags, clickable maps showing the most important cities.
Has links to population statistics, maps, geocoordinates. http://www.world-gazetteer.com/
Provides the current time of day, sunrise, and sunset for 550
cities worldwide. Notes if there is a holiday that day. An interactive globe
shows daylight, twilight, and night. From HAB Software, Hamburg, Germany.