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African Links

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African Links: General

Africa Files: Africa Files is a network of volunteers committed to promoting African perspectives and alternative analyses for human rights and economic justice in Africa

African Online Digital Library: The goal of this fully accessible online digital repository is to adopt the emerging best practices of the American digital library community and apply them in an African context.

africaResource: The Place for Africa on the Net

African Success: People Changing the Face of Africa

ALUKA: Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Our name, ‘Aluka’, is derived from a Zulu word meaning ‘to weave’, reflecting Aluka’s mission to connect resources and scholars from around the world.

Royal African Society: Royal African Society today is Britain’s primary Africa organisation, promoting Africa’s cause. Through its journal, African Affairs, and by organising meetings, discussions and other activities, the Society strengthens links between Africa and Britain and encourages understanding of Africa and its relations with the rest of the world

Z Net Africa

African Lives: From The Washington Post, this series of occasional articles chronicles the joys and struggles in the everyday lives of African peoples.

Commission for Africa

African Arguments Online: Hosted by the Royal African Society and the Social Science Research Council, this site promises to make African Arguments Online the site of the most vigorous debates on Africa available on the web.

Indian Africa Connect: India has historic political, economic, cultural and ethnic ties with Africa. But the closeness of ties is rivalled by a yawning knowledge and information deficit. Too long African media (and people) have had to rely on Western media for news about India with its attendant biases and cultural prejudices that colour news from developing and emerging nations. India-Africa Connect is a step in bridging that gap by providing a one-stop news and information resource on India and the growing India-Africa engagement. IANS has been associated in bringing out the reputed journal, Africa Quarterly, for the last few years and was also the media partner of the External Publicity Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in organising the first India-Africa Media Conference to coincide with the India-Africa Summit in New Delhi in April 2008.

African Union Monitor This site has been established by Fahamu to enable African CSOs to engage constructively with the African Union (AU) and its organs in the interests of promoting justice, equity and accountability through the provision of high-quality and timely information.

Sports in Africa (SinA) is a partnership of programs and departments at Ohio University, each sharing an interest and commitment to the development and improvement of Sports in Africa. The principal focus of SinA is the use of sports as a vehicle for social, cultural, educational, and health programming. Through research and program development SinA will contribute to improving the lives of Africa’s most vulnerable citizens, its youth.

The Institute for the African Child (IAC): Encourages holistic approaches to the understanding of children and childhood in Africa. From Ohio University

PBS Website: Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

International African Institute was founded in 1926 in London as the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Over the years, the IAI has played a pioneering role in promoting African studies through facilitating research, scholarly publishing about Africa, and a variety of other programmes including hosting seminars and lectures. The Institute hosts a biennial lecture, known as the ‘Lugard Lecture’, named in commemoration of Frederick Lord Lugard (1858-1945), who was the inaugural Chairman of the IAI, from its foundation in 1926 to within a few days of his death in 1945.

Language and Popular Culture in Africa is a web-based project set up by Johannes Fabian and Vincent de Rooij of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. The main aim of LPCA is to document and further the study of expressions of popular language and culture in Africa

AfricAvenir is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation engaging in political education and information dissemination both in Africa and in Europe. It’s main section was founded in Douala, Cameroon, by Prince Kum’ a Ndumbe III in 1990 while the European section was founded in 2000 during his exile in Berlin, Germany. Since 2007 AfricAvenir is also present in Windhoek, Namibia.

African Activist Archive Project: This project is preserving records and memories of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s. The project is assembling an online archive of historical materials, pamphlets, newsletters, leaflets, buttons, posters, T-shirts, photographs, and audio and video recording, personal remembrances and interviews with activists, a directory of archives of organizations and individuals deposited in libraries and historical societies that are available for further research

Africa Travel at About.com

Kabissa is a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities.

Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Grassroot Soccer operates flagship sites in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

African Peace and Conflict Studies

PeaceAfrica: Supporting Africa’s Peacebuilders

ACCORD: The African Centre For the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

Africa and Development

African Development Bank: The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction. Available in English and French.

Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. Among the major items it produces is the renowned magazine, Africa Renewal (formerly Africa Recovery), which first appeared in 1987. It also produces a range of public information materials, including backgrounders, press releases and feature articles. It works with the media in Africa and beyond to promote the work of the United Nations, Africa and the international community to bring peace and development to Africa.

TrustAfrica, first known as the Special Initiative for Africa, began in 2001 under the aegis of the Ford Foundation. Our premise was that Africans need a greater voice in the international donor community as well as philanthropic resources that Africans control.

Africa and Business

Business Africa provides a forum for business and individuals alike to deepen their understanding of economic and commercial issues in Africa. We will be hosting writing from a variety of commercial and political risk organisations providing us with high-quality analysis from their experience of working in Africa. Part of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments Site

Business Daily Africa: BDAfrica carries a selection of stories from the newspaper Business Daily, published out of Nairobi by the Nation Media Group. The sub-section of stories published on the website are chosen to satisfy specialist audiences residing primarily outside the region, but with a business interest in East Africa.

The African Finance Journal

The African Executive

African Migration

African Migration and Urbanization in Comparative Perspective: Website of a Conference that took place in 2003 organized by the University of Natal, the University of Witersand, and Princeton University, includes several academic papers available online

Africa to Europe Migration: Key Facts, BBC News Page

Ìrìnkèrindò: a Journal of African Migration is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of African migration and immigration to other parts of the world.

Africans and Religion

Theology in Africa

Theological Education in Africa: To provide a website platform for encouraging, facilitating, and publicizing evangelical theological development in the African context.

Dictionary of African Christian Biography

The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians

Afriprov.org: a Christian website with an extensive collection of African proverbs, sayings and stories

African Traditional Religion: Links on the subject of African Traditional Religion in Africa and the diaspora

The Jews of Africa Website 

Muslim Cultures in Africa: Snapshots of a Diverse Continent: Special page of the Art & Culture pages of Islamonline.net, an organization based in Qatar, whose aim is, amongst others, to “become a reference for everything that deals with Islam, its sciences, civilization and nation”. The page is regularly updated with a variety of materials such as articles, interviews, audio files, and photo galleries that reflect the diversity of African-Islamic religious expression. Also has a discussion forum.

Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission is an evangelical Anabaptist “family gathering” in which African, North American and European members are working together to become an answer to Jesus’ prayer: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. Organized as the Congo Inland Mission in 1912, AIMM currently works to plant and nurture churches, and encourage churches in mission, through authentic international mission partnerships in Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Botswana, and South Africa as well as North America.

Africa and Politics

African Geopolitics is a high-profile instrument for analyzing the progress of political, economic, social and cultural integration in the Continent’s different regions. Special attention is paid to developments in the framework of regional organizations (ECOWAS, CAEMC, ECCAS, SADC), international institutions (UN, IMF, the World Bank), security and crisis management. In ten years African Geopolitics has become a reference of analysis regarding the African continent’s future. The journal is published in two separate language versions – in English and French – and is circulated all around the world.

African Politics Now will analyse and report on the latest developments in the African political sphere. Taking a continental rather than country-specific or thematic focus, this blog will tackle developments as and when they happen, using our contacts in journalism, business and academia to host the most knowledgeable commentators on political life in the region. Part of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments Site.

Alliance for Democracy in Africa (ADA) is a tax exempt nonprofit organization working to encourage Africans, particularly children and youth, to study, internalize and practice the values of democracy in their societies. The organization is not an affiliate of any political party, nor will it affiliate with any political party in Africa, or any other country.

African Democracy Forum (ADF) launched in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2000, is an African regional network of democracy, human rights, and governance organizations.  The ADF seeks to consolidate democracy in Africa by providing opportunities for democrats to openly express their views while also acting as a platform for mutual support and the sharing of resources

Africa and Ecology

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA): AGRA is a dynamic, African-led partnership working across the African continent to help millions of small-scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger.

Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program: Conserving the wildlife of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, since 1998

Africa and Science

History of Science Society: Resources for Teaching about the History of Science in Africa

International African Inventors Museum Website

African-Focused Charities

Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL): FAVL’s goal is to assist the rural poor of Africa with the creation of village libraries. This is accomplished by working closely with the communities in which the libraries are established. FAVL refurbishes community-donated buildings, transforming them into a space to read and study. Libraries are stocked with books by local authors and in local languages to the greatest extent possible

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