Basic Guide to Research on Africa: News, Documents, & Statistics

Current & Historical News

  • Africa confidential. (London)
    2004 to 1 year ago via EBSCO
    2007 to present via Publisher

  • Africa research bulletin: economic, financial & technical series. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1964-)
    1997 to present (via Wiley-Blackwell)

  • Africa research bulletin: political, social & cultural series. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1964-)
    1997 to present (via Wiley-Blackwell)

  • AllAfrica.Com News (Washington, DC)
    Full access on-campus only. Selected articles from electronic African newspapers & other sources, with searchable archive, in English and French, dating back to 1996.

  • The Center for Research Libraries--Cooperative Africana Materials Project
  • Columbia University
  • Emerging Markets Information Service (New York: Internet Securities, 2000-)
    NOTE: "Search" from large box, top center. Pop-up?: click on "No, thanks"

  • Factiva.Com. (New York: Dow Jones and Reuters, c2002--)
    NOTE: Select "Sources" and "Languages" before searching.

  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996 (Naples, Florida: Readex)
    A US government service providing English language (or translated) news from non-US media: inc. newspapers, periodicals, & television and radio broadcasts
    --Superseded by "World News Connection" until 2013.

  • Kenya Indexing Project (1986-2002) (Nairobi, Kenya)
    This free database provides only an index to topics covered in newspapers published in the period 1986--2002. There are no links to online archives, but there is a document delivery option in Kenya. "Indexkenya.org is an online index of articles published in Nairobi newspapers. The focus of the articles indexed includes culture, law/governance, reproductive health, and other topics about which information is difficult to obtain."

  • The Library of Congress of the United States: Global Legal Monitor--Jurisdictions (The Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
    Selected legal news and analysis in foreign countries around the world.

  • United Nations. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
    • ReliefWeb -- Countries
      This searchable site provides links to full-length reports on areas of the world affected by humanitarian "emergencies"
  • World News Connection, 1996-2013. (Springfield, VA: NTIS; via East View Information Services)
    English language (or translated) news from non-US media: inc. newspapers, periodicals, & television and radio broadcasts.

  • World Newspaper Archive -- Africa's Historical Newspapers In collaboration with The Center for Research Libraries and The British Library. (Naples, Florida: Readex, 2010-)
  • Documents from Governments & NGOs -and- Statistics