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

Current & Historical News

  • Access world news--Africa. Newsbank. (Naples, Florida)
    Plain text versions of news stories from selected major African media outlets around the continent, covering the last 10 years up to 1 week ago.
    --See also, two South African historical newspapers:
    The Sowetan archive, 1981-2019 -and- The Sunday Times archive, 1906-2019, both featuring digitized versions of the print

  • Africa confidential. (London)
    1996 to present ( via Publisher)
    2003 to 3 years ago (via EBSCO)
    Print, 1964-2011

  • 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)

  • African American newspapers, 1827-1998. (Naples, Fla. : Readex, a division of NewsBank)

  • AllAfrica.Com News (Washington, DC)
    Selected articles from electronic African newspapers & other sources since 1996, with searchable archive, in English and French.
    --See also: Factiva below

  • The Center for Research Libraries--Cooperative Africana Materials Project
  • Columbia University
  • East View & The Center for Research Libraries--Global Press Archive. [Minneapolis, Minnesota]: East View Information Services.
    Daily Observer (Monrovia) -and- East African Newspapers, 1943-2003: Daily Nation (Nairobi) ; Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa) ; Monitor (Kampala).

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

  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports. Online (Naples, FL : Readex, 2010.)
    Selected newspaper articles and radio broadcast transcripts in English or English translation, covering the period 1941-1996.

  • The New Humanitarian (Geneva, Switzerland) Formerly IRIN News

  • 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, IGOs, & NGOs -and- Statistics