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AFRI-PHIL
URLhttp://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/afphil/afri-phil.htm
HostLehman College/CUNY
DescriptionListserv on the philosophy of African society & history
ContentsAn email list for the discussion of topics related to the philosophy of African society and history, its current issues & future directions. This List is conceived of as a companion & complement to the journal Philosophia Africana.
Features
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
URLhttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/
HostPBS
DescriptionOnline accompaniment to the PBS series
ContentsInteractive map of Africa with information about 43 countries, interactive history game, photo essays about contemporary issues in Africa, children’s section, teacher’s section with suggested lesson plans for interactivity, and links to further information about different regions.
Features
  • Audio
  • Biography
  • Country Information
  • Photography
  • Video Clips
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Africa Action
URLhttp://www.africaaction.org/index.html
HostAfrica Action
Description"Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Our mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. We provide accessible information and analysis and we mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission."
ContentsCurrent events, festivals, contemporary issues and political crisis, campaigns.
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Africa Connector
URLhttp://old.law.columbia.edu/africa
HostColumbia University
DescriptionLinks to a wide range of subjects about Africa
ContentsHosted by Columbia University, the site contains links to African News, Politics, the Internet in Africa, Science, Health and the Environment, Human Rights, Law in Africa, Business in Africa, Travel and Weather, Development, Communications, Art and Culture, Historic Africa, and more. A few links do not work.
Features
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Africa Focus
URLhttp://africafocus.library.wisc.edu/
HostAfrican Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
DescriptionSights and Sounds of a Continent
ContentsImages, photographs and sounds from 45 African countries collected by the African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Searches by 1. collection, subject, or country; 2. geographic area (atlas); 3. keyword or 4. multiple fields
Features
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Africa in Pictures
URLhttp://allafrica.com/photoessay/
Hostallafrica.com
DescriptionPhoto essays of topical issues in Africa today
ContentsNews and series of photographs taken by different photographers encompassing events of cultural and political significance, as well as local events and everyday life. Contains photos from sub-Saharan Africa, going back to 1999. Some of the topics include: HIV/AIDS, conservation efforts, refugees, and Darfur.
Features
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa no.1
URLhttp://www.africa1.com/
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DescriptionFirst international general interest radio of the African continent
ContentsLive radio broadcasting from Libreville. Current events, musical & cultural news. Archives : downloadable interviews, information on cultural, political & economic events. Links.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Live Radio
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Web Links
URLhttp://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/WWW_Links.html
HostUniversity of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center
DescriptionAnnotated Resource List
ContentsList of on-line resources related to African Studies not necessarily covered in Penn African Studies Web site. Includes such categories as Anthropology, Arts & Architecture, Development, Environment, History, Human Rights, Languages, Music & Films, Religious Studies, & Women Issues.
Features
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Other
Africabib
URLhttp://www.africabib.org/index.htm
HostASC (Africana Studies Center, Leiden)
DescriptionAfricabib is a website that allows access to bibliographic databases; it also has lists of Journals and scholarly publications on the subject.
ContentsThe site hosts three main bibliographic databases: "Africana periodical Literature", "African women", and "Women travelers, explorers, and missionaries in Africa." Each of these databases is searcheable by country and by subject. In addition to this, the site is a gateway to four other websites listing publications in the field of Africana studies.
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
African art museum
URLhttp://www.zyama.com/
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DescriptionOnline reference to the artistic styles of Africa
Contents“Collection of African tribal art featuring over 1,200 artifacts from 100 ethnic groups. Items on display include wooden and bronze statues, masks, religious, ritual and domestic objects, furniture and weapons. Learn about art, culture and history of each ethnic group.”
Features
  • Artwork
  • Biography
  • Bibliography
  • Country Information
  • Critical Text
  • Database(s)
  • Photography
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
African Life Through Arts
URLhttp://www.ima-art.org/cycles/
HostIndianapolis Museum of Art
DescriptionAfrican art and rituals.
ContentsThis online exhibit is divided into four sections: "Youth", "Adulthood", "Leadership", and "Ancestors". Each section explores rituals and ways of life, as well as works of arts and artifacts used for these rituals. The website is very interactive: one can zoom on any artifact on display, as well as turn it around to see a different side of it.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Audio
  • Critical Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
African news and culture: Afrikara.
URLhttp://www.afrikara.com/
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DescriptionOn-line magazine serving as a site for the promotion of "cultural industries."
ContentsArticles addressing various themes ranging from politics to book reviews to recipes, as well as an on-line boutique.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
  • Other
African Online Digital Library
URLhttp://www.aodl.org/index.php
HostMATRIX and the African Studies Center at Michigan State University
DescriptionThis site is the result of a partnership between MATRIX (MSU)and several African research institutes.
ContentsThis site contains several galleries of images and photographs as well as a variety of texts about history, several African cultures and AIDS. There is also information about digital library technology.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Audio
  • Current Research
  • Photography
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
African Press
URLhttp://www.journalafricain.com/
HostPresse Africaine
DescriptionOver two dozen links to various African Francophone newspapers.
ContentsLinks to major Africain Francophone newspapers.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
African Union
URLhttp://www.africa-union.org/
HostAfrican Union
DescriptionThe site of the African Union.
ContentsThis site contains information about current events, as well as a descritption of the organisation and its history. There are also some useful links to other websites of supra-governmental organizations.
Features
  • Country Information
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
African Voices (Smithsonian)
URLhttp://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/
HostSmithsonian
DescriptionSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History
ContentsPermanent exhibition that examines the diversity, dynamism, & global influence of Africa's peoples & cultures. Includes objects from the Museum's collections, commissioned sculptures, textiles, & pottery. Video interactives & sound stations provide selections from contemporary interviews, literature, proverbs, prayers, folk tales, songs, & oral epics.
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
africaresource.com
URLhttp://africaresource.com/
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DescriptionInformation resource about Africa
Contents“Africa Resource is a strategically managed organization that meets its objectives by dedicating resources and staff to the provision of information on and about Africa.” Many links to ejournals, artwork, literary works and authors, critical texts, data resources, conferences, and more. Also, one on one help with research.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Biography
  • Bibliography
  • Critical Text
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
  • Other
AfricaServer
URLhttp://www.africaserver.nl/magazine.htm?taal=en
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DescriptionA magazine discussing current issues, as well as a portal providing links to other websites
ContentsA bilingual magazine (in Deutch and English) providing informations on Politics, Arts, Economy, and Sciences. The website also allows users to browse by themes through a long list of links.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Database(s)
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Other
Africultures
URLhttp://www.africultures.com
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Description"The African Culture Website"
ContentsJournal. Artist interviews. Book, music & film reviews. Database on African cinema. Photo library. Conference, festival & concert announcements. Virtual art exhibits. Bulletin board. Weekly/monthly mailing list. Helpful addresses. Radio & TV schedules. Links.
Features
  • Biography
  • Critical Text
  • Database(s)
  • Discussion Forum
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Afrika.no
URLhttp://www.afrika.no/
HostNorwegian Council for Africa
DescriptionSite by the Norwegian Council for Africa
ContentsMaintained by the Norwegian Council for Africa, this site contains sections on News and Info, and an index of links ("The index on Africa"). That index is an "award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 4000 web sites", and one can browse these links by countries or by subject. Site is in English and Norwegian but the links are not limited to these two languages.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Database(s)
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Other
Afrique Francophone
URLhttp://www.lehman.cuny.edu/depts/langlit/french/afrique.html
HostLehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
DescriptionGeneral Resources
ContentsAnnotated links to Francophone African culture & music on the web. Includes : Culture, Music, Universities, Literature, Maghreb, Countries, Press, various sites. Produced by City University of New York.
Features
  • Bibliography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Afriscope
URLhttp://www.afriscope.fr/
Host
DescriptionFree Parisian bimonthly magazine featuring current cultural news and events related to Africa.
ContentsAccess to the magazine in PDF format. Features articles on current political and social stories and events, as well as book and music reviews.
Features
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Agence universitaire de la francophonie. Central African Bureau.
URLhttp://www.auf.org/regions/afrique-centrale
HostAgence universitaire de la francophonie
DescriptionSite of the Central African section of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie.
Contents
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Agence universitaire de la francophonie. West African Bureau.
URLhttp://www.auf.org/regions/afrique-ouest/
HostAgence universitaire de la francophonie
DescriptionSite of the West African section of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie.
Contents
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Agence universitaire de la francophonie. Caribbean Bureau
URLhttp://www.auf.org/regions/caraibe/
HostAgence universitaire de la francophonie
DescriptionSite of the Caribbean section of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie.
Contents
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Caribbean
agencetropiques.com
URL http://www.agencetropiques.ch/
Hostagencetropiques.com
DescriptionE-zine about Africa and the Caribbean
ContentsAgence Tropiques is a Swiss e-zine about Africa and the Caribbean. The site proposes a just approach to the realities of Africa and the Caribbean. Includes a discussion forum and articles about the arts and humanities as well as issues in the news.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
  • Discussion Forum
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Caribbean
algeriades.com
URLhttp://www.algeriades.com/
Host
DescriptionThe latest on the arts & literature of Algeria
ContentsCultural news & reviews - events, releases & publications - on/about Algeria : Festivals, Literature, Theater, Music & Dance, Visual Art, Graphic Art, Film & Television, History & Society. Links.
Features
  • Biography
  • Critical Text
  • Database(s)
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Maghreb
Algerian Press
URLhttp://www.pressealgerie.com/
HostPresse Algérie
DescriptionFeatures links to over a dozen major newspapers of Algeria and the Maghreb.
ContentsLinks to Algerian and Maghrebin newspapers.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Maghreb
Another history of Burundi
URLhttp://www.unesco.org/cpp/burundi/burundi1.htm
Host
DescriptionVirtual photo exhibition
Contents“This exhibition, which brings together photographs taken in January and February 1998 by a young French photographer and texts from a collection of Burundian authors, offers a panorama of Burundi. Illustrating the attachment of an entire population to their traumatized country by successive crises, it is an encouragement for peace and reconciliation.”
Features
  • Photography
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Awal
URLhttp://www.frebend.com/awal/index.html
Host
DescriptionJournal on Maghrebi social & cultural issues
ContentsJournal founded in Paris in 1985 by Mouloud Mammeri & Tassadit Yacine, with the support of Pierre Bourdieu. Published through 2000 with assistance from the Centre national du Livre et du Fonds d'action sociale. Index. Discussion forum on Berber language.
Features
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Maghreb
Bamako-culture
URLhttp://www.bamako-culture.org/
Hostafribone.com
DescriptionOnline magazine of cultural events in Bamako
ContentsA place to exchange information about cultural events in Bamako. Divided into categories: news, theater, dance, cinema, visual arts, music, photography, literature and crafts.
Features
  • Biography
  • Country Information
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
BeurFM
URLhttp://www.beurfm.net/
Host
DescriptionMusic of the Maghreb
ContentsBEUR FM, community radio broadcasting in French, Arabic & Berber. Radio of & for North Africans in France. News : current events, reviews, commentary, listener's forum. Music : audio clips, artist bios. Events : releases, concerts, books.
Features
  • Audio
  • Biography
  • Critical Text
  • Discography
  • Discussion Forum
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Maghreb
Cahiers d'Études Africaines
URLhttp://etudesafricaines.revues.org/
Host
DescriptionFrench African studies journal, publishing articles from an anthropological and historical perspective.
ContentsAccess to article abstracts, as well as texts in PDF format. Treats Africa and the diaspora.
Features
  • Critical Text
  • Current Research
  • Primary Text
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
  • Other
cBold
URLhttp://www.cbold.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/
Host
DescriptionComparative Bantu On-line Dictionnary
ContentsCreated at the University of California in Berkeley, cBold is a lexicographic database to support and enhance the theoretical, descriptive, & historical linguistic study of the languages in the important Bantu family.
Features
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Centre Aequatoria
URLhttp://www.aequatoria.be
Host
DescriptionThe Centre Aequatoria is a library and archives dedicated to the study of African languages and cultures as well as pre-colonial and colonial history, mostly about the Belgian Congo.
ContentsThis site contains a very extensive collection of primary documents on the Belgian Congo, primarily from the colonial period.
Features
  • Photography
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
URLhttp://www.codesria.org/
HostCODESRIA
Description"CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent."
ContentsAcademic papers and articles available in PdF, conferences, publications, job announcements, calls for papers, grants and fellowships.
Features
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Culture et développement
URLhttp://www.culture-developpement.asso.fr/
Host
DescriptionInternational campaign in support of books and reading in Francophone Africa
ContentsOrganization is dedicated to promoting the book and reading in Francophone Africa and has carried out many fund raising activities to help ensure the availability of books in schools. Website contains information about current projects and their partners.
Features
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Egyptian news
URLhttp://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Default.aspx
HostEgypt State Information Service
DescriptionOnline Egyptian newspaper.
ContentsOnline journal in French, English and Arabic published by the The State Information Service of Egypt. Created in 2000. National and international news, press reviews, TV broadcasts, audio tracks and documentaries. Sections on Politics, History, Cconomy, Culture & Arts, Women, Society.
Features
  • Audio
  • Biography
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Video Clips
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Other
Europe Cares
URLhttp://ec.europa.eu/development/geographical/europe-cares/eu_strategy_en.cfm
HostEuropean Union Development Policy
DescriptionEuropean Union Development Policy's website.
ContentsThe European Union Development Policy's site devoted to its relationship with Africa. The site features descriptions of the EU's "Strategy for Africa," which includes information of funding and development, African governments and inter-continental dialogues and trade.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Other
Feminism in Africa
URLhttp://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/afr.html
HostCenter for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech
DescriptionThis site is dedicated to Feminist theory. It has a large section on Africa.
ContentsSearchable by country: for each country, the site proposes a short bibliography on feminism and women's studies.
Features
  • Bibliography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
Francofil
URLhttp://www.francofil.net/fr/index.html
Host
DescriptionThe academic, cultural and scientific French-speaking world
ContentsResource center for scholars, professors & students looking to continue their studies in a Francophone country. Links to Universities, Research centers, Libraries. Bibliographical research on line. Links to Cultural centers and Francophone media. Practical information.
Features
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Gens de la Caraïbe
URLhttp://gensdelacaraibe.org/
Host
DescriptionInforming & networking on Caribbean cultures
ContentsAssociation presenting news on important cultural events in the Caribbean, texts on the region, weekly on-line newsletter, list of members.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Caribbean
Gorée
URLhttp://webworld.unesco.org/goree/
Host
DescriptionVirtual tour of Gorée Island, Sénégal
Contents"Gorée Island is the historic site on the West African coast where hundreds of thousands of captured men, women & children were rounded up in chains to be shipped to servitude in the New World." Photos, texts, video.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Photography
  • Video Clips
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Haitian Press
URLhttp://www.pressehaiti.com/
HostPresse Haiti
DescriptionFeatures links to 8 Haitian newspapers.
ContentsLinks to Haitian newspapers.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Caribbean
Haitiwebs
URLhttp://www.haitiwebs.com/
Host
Description"A virtual Haitian community"
ContentsA site dedicated to Haiti and Haitians. Articles on popular culture. Interviews. Current events.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
Region:
  • Caribbean
Herskovits Library of African Studies
URLhttp://www.library.northwestern.edu/africana/index.html
HostNorthwestern University
DescriptionNorthwestern University
ContentsInformation about Northwestern University’s African Studies resources including links to online texts, manuscripts, and photographs, as well as information about research and projects associated with the University.
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
  • Photography
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Other
ilissAfrica
URLhttp://www.ilissafrica.de/en/
HostAfrica Department of the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt
DescriptionPortal of online resources on the sub-Saharan Africa region
ContentsSeveral library catalogs and databases are accessible through this portal. It also provides access to e-journals, and has a search menu for literature and internet resources.
Features
  • Critical Text
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
IMA
URLhttp://www.imarabe.org/
Host
DescriptionInstitute of the Arab World
ContentsPartnership between France & 22 Arab countries. Promotes knowledge of arab culture. Information : institute, museum, library, documentation, audiovisual, encounters, educative programs, exhibits, language & civilization center, films, performances, conferences, bookstore, periodicals.
Features
  • Audio
  • Country Information
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Maghreb
Institut du Tout-Monde
URLhttp://www.tout-monde.com/
HostInstitut du Tout-Monde
DescriptionCreated by Édouard Glissant to spread knowledge about Creole cultures and promote research and dialogue.
ContentsA list of cultural events and conferences.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Caribbean
IRIN
URLhttp://www.irinnews.org/homepage.asp
HostUnited Nations
DescriptionUN Integrated Regional Information Networks
ContentsIRIN serves to bring up to date information about crises occurring throughout African and Asia. Reports are contributed by a wide range of people close to the crises. Website includes radio and video clips as well as articles.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Current Events
  • Electronic Mailing List
  • Live Radio
  • Video Clips
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
IRMC
URLhttp://www.irmcmaghreb.org/
Host
DescriptionResearch Institute on the Contemporary Maghreb
ContentsThe IRMC is part of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Research in Human & Social Sciences on the Maghreb region, from its center in Tunis. Scientific activities & publications, IRMC activities, scientific bulletin Correspondances, current events useful information on North Africa. Some publications avaliable on-line.
Features
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Maghreb
JLPCA
URLhttp://www.pscw.uva.nl/lpca/jlpca/vol1/toc.html
Host
DescriptionJournal of Language & Popular Culture in Africa
ContentsScientific online journal on language & popular culture in Africa published by the University of Amsterdam. JLPCA is an integral part of the LPCA web site. "LPCA was set up in July 1998 as a web-based electronic archive or depository of texts that express, & are part of, African popular culture." See : http://www.pscw.uva.nl/lpca/index.html
Features
  • Critical Text
  • Database(s)
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
L'aménagement Linguistique dans le Monde: Le Congo-Brazzaville
URLhttp://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/afrique/congo.htm
HostJacques LeClerc-l'Université de Laval
DescriptionThis site tells the history and demography of Congo-Brazzaville.
ContentsThis site recounts the history and socio-demographic and linguistic information about Congo-Brazzaville.
Features
  • Country Information
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Life Force at the Anvil
URLhttp://www.artmetal.com/project/Features/Africa/index.htm
HostArt Metal
DescriptionThe Blacksmith’s Art from Africa
Contents“This slide lecture was first presented at the University of North Carolina at Asheville during the 1998 ABANA conference in conjunction with the exhibition of forged metal work from areas south of the Sahara Desert in Africa.” Created by Tom Joyce.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Literature and Culture of Morocco: An Overview
URLhttp://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/landow/post/morocco/moroccov.html
HostNational University of Singapore
DescriptionBrief introduction to Morocco
ContentsFacts and essays on the following topics: geography, demography, economics, history, politics, religion, science and technology, arts, gender, and literature.
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Country Information
  • Critical Text
  • Current Research
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Maghreb
Mask in Burkina Faso
URLhttp://www.culture.gouv.fr/ma/fr/fs.html
HostMusée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie
DescriptionThis website is a virtual exhibition of masks from Burkina Faso.
ContentsThis site contains images of masks, descriptions of the roles of masks in Burkina Faso as well as a description of the various ethnic groups.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Critical Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Master Musicians of Jajouka
URLhttp://www.jajouka.com/
Host
DescriptionThe Master Musicians of Jajouka
ContentsInformation about a band that plays the music of Jajouka, a musical tradition passed from father to son for 4000 years. History of the music and the village, discography, photos, discussion board and listserv.
Features
  • Biography
  • Discography
  • Discussion Forum
  • Electronic Mailing List
  • Photography
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Maghreb
mondeberbere.com
URLhttp://www.mondeberbere.com/
HostAZAmazigh
DescriptionBerber news & culture
ContentsSite of the association AZAmazigh in Berber, French & English. Culture (art, cinema), civilization (history, law, science, traditions), literature (folktales, proverbs, poetry), language (classes, info), society (associations, activities), music. Forum. News. Links.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Maghreb
Moroccan Press
URLhttp://www.pressemaroc.com/
HostPresse Maroc
DescriptionLinks to a handful of Moroccan newspapers.
ContentsLinks to the major newspapers of Morocco, as well as to an online Moroccan chat service.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
Region:
  • Maghreb
Mosaic Media
URLhttp://www.mosaicmediaarts.com/
HostMosaic Media
DescriptionThe homepage of Mosaic Media.
Contents"Mosaic Media produces documentaries and teaching guides of influential French Caribbean writers and artists of the African Diaspora. These documentaries are especially valuable for university libraries, and for those who teach courses in Women's Studies, Multicultural Studies, Black Studies, History, Literature and French." Included in the site are a brief history of the francophone caribbean and the african diaspora and information on several caribbean francophone authors.
Features
  • Biography
  • Country Information
  • Video Clips
Region:
  • Caribbean
Muscow
URLhttp://www.musow.com/
HostAfribone Magazine
DescriptionThe African Women's Magazine
ContentsOn-line monthly magazine on Malian society, points of interest to women. Editorial, interview, Legal questions, Health issues, Cuisine, Fashion, Horoscope. Testimonies. Announcements. Mailroom. Chat.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Musics and Cultures of Africa and the Caribbean
URLhttp://www.afromix.org/index.fr.html
HostAfromix
DescriptionPortal of African and Caribbean Cultures. News, Music, arts and culture, society, travel, events.
ContentsMusic database, with more than 3000 artists and 8000 albums. The "Arts" section covers cinema, theatre, dance and photos, with articles about recent events. Covers all of Sub-Saharan Africa & the islands of the Indian Ocean. Composed of thematic maps including information on : theater companies, production spaces, festivals, organizations.
Features
  • Biography
  • Bibliography
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Database(s)
  • Discography
  • Discussion Forum
  • Lyrics
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Nka
URLhttp://www.asrc.cornell.edu/nka/intro.html
HostCornell University
DescriptionJournal of Contemporary African Art
ContentsBiannual publication about contemporary African Art and Artists, edited by Salah Hassan, Olu Oguibe and Okwui Enwezor. Website provides pictures of cover art, table of contents and subscription information. There are currently 21 issues.
Features
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Other
Nomads by Choice
URLhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/longterm/nomads/nomad.htm
HostWashington Post
DescriptionArticle about Saharan nomads
ContentsWritten in 1996, the article explores the lives of a family of nomads in the Western part of the Sahara desert, placed in the context of the political upheavals that were happening in the region.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Photography
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Other
Photographs – Anaïs Pachabézian
URLhttp://www.anaispbz.lautre.net/
Host
DescriptionPhotos from West Africa
ContentsA series of photos from Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal taken by photographer Anais Pachabézian. The pictures are of everyday people in everyday life, and include a special section of portraits of artists.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Biography
  • Photography
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Press from the Maghreb
URLhttp://www.maghrebarabepresse.com/
HostMaghreb Arabe Presse
DescriptionLinks to newspapers of the Maghreb.
ContentsLinks to the newspapers of the countries of the Maghreb, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Lybia, Mauritania and the S.A.D.R.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Maghreb
Projects in Africa, Culture Section
URLhttp://portal.unesco.org/geography/en/ev.php-URL_ID=2313&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
HostUNESCO
DescriptionUNESCO
ContentsUNESCO’s website about African culture. Highlights issues currently being discussed as well as a photo database ("photobank"). The site also lists the World Heritage monuments , with pictures and external links.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
Radio France Internationale
URLhttp://www.rfi.fr/
HostRadio France Internationale
DescriptionRadio France Internationale
ContentsRadio France Internationale broadcasts in most Francophone and many non-Francophone countries worldwide. The website contains live radio programs from the world over in addition to discussion and chat forums, and text articles. There is also an extensive RFI music site.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
  • Live Radio
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
  • Other
RAFID
URLhttp://www.rafid.u-bordeaux.fr/
HostPôle Universitaire de Bordeaux.
DescriptionDatabase on African studies and development studies.
Contents"RAFID is a network of universities and organizations specialized in development research on the countries of the South. Its aim is to facilitate access to regional resources for information, documentation and training."
Features
  • Bibliography
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
REMM
URLhttp://www.revues.org/remmm/
HostRevues.org
DescriptionJournal concerned with the Muslim and Mediterranean worlds
ContentsREMM is a publication about social sciences which presents research about the entirety of the Muslim world. Edited by EDISUD at Aix-en Provence. The site includes the full text of articles published in the journal.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Maghreb
  • Other
Réseau France Outremer
URLhttp://www.rfo.fr/
Host
DescriptionLive radio from around the francophone world of Africa and the Indian Ocean
ContentsTen radio stations on-line. News, Current events, Shows, Audience, Programs, Culture, Directory. Links. Available only through Internet Explorer browser.
Features
  • Audio
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Other
Resources in Black Studies
URLhttp://www.library.ucsb.edu/subj/black.html
HostUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
DescriptionUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
ContentsConcerns the African Diaspora. Links to Organizations, Programs, Centers & Archives, Historical Texts & Documents, Politics & Government, Discussion Forums, TV & Film...
Features
  • Bibliography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Other
rezo-ivoire.net African Literature
URLhttp://www.rezoivoire.net/
Host
DescriptionInternet reference for the Ivory Coast
ContentsRezo-ivoire is a website about political and economical current events (Ivory Coast and international news). It also has articles on literature, culture, music, etc. The website contains excerpts from primary texts as well as news both from the continent and around the world.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
  • Primary Text
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Short Century, The
URLhttp://universes-in-universe.de/africa/short-cent/english.htm
HostMuseum Villa Stuck
DescriptionTour and information about the exhibition at the Martin-Gropius Bau
ContentsA project of Museum Villa Stuck in cooperation with House of World Cultures. “‘The Short Century’ examines the brief period of liberation from the yoke of colonialism from 1945 to the end of the Apartheid regime in 1994.” Links to information about artists, press releases and African art. See also the Museum Villa Stuck site about the exhibition (http://www.hkw.de/deutsch/kultur/2001/tsc/shortcentury_e.html)
Features
  • Artwork
  • Electronic Mailing List
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Other
The World of Tribal Arts
URLhttp://www.tribalarts.com/
Host
DescriptionMagazine dedicated to fine and traditional art form
Contents“The World of Tribal Arts is a quarterly collection of highly visual articles on themes ranging from powerful tribal sculpture to Pre-Colombian ceramics and textiles featured in over 100 pages of top-quality color reproduction.” Art from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Articles are available under features section. The site has not been updated since 2006.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Discussion Forum
  • Table of Contents
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Other
Through the Eyes of Children
URLhttp://www.rwandaproject.org/fr_theproject.html
HostThe Rwanda Project
DescriptionThrough the Eyes of Children is the web site of an organization that teaches photography to children orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
ContentsThis web site has biographies of the children photographers as well as galleries of their photography.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Biography
  • Photography
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Tuareg
URLhttp://tuaregs.free.fr/
Hostfree.fr
DescriptionTuareg culture and history
ContentsSite about the culture and history of the Tuareg people including music, foods, and History. Site in both English and French, although the French contains more information. Last updated in 2003.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Discography
  • Electronic Mailing List
Region:
  • Maghreb
Tunisia National Television
URLhttp://www.tunisiatv.com/
Host
DescriptionLive broadcast of Tunisian television station
ContentsWebsite of the national television station in Tunisia; broadcast of evening news in three languages, live broadcast of station programming (primarily in Arabic), and short documentary video clips about Tunisia. Program announcements and schedules are in French.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Live Radio
  • Video Clips
Region:
  • Maghreb
Tunisian Press
URLhttp://www.tunisiepresse.com/
HostTunisie Presse
DescriptionLinks to a handful of Tunisian newspapers.
ContentsLinks to various Tunisian newspapers.
Features
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Maghreb
UNESCO courier
URLhttp://www.unesco.org/courier
HostUNESCO
DescriptionOfficial magazine of UNESCO : "many voices, one world"
ContentsOnline version of the magazine UNESCO courier. Searches of the archives and themes are available for July/Aug. 1998 to-date.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Current Events
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
  • Caribbean
  • Other
USAID Africa
URLhttp://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/
HostUSAID
DescriptionDescription of the USAID programs in Africa.
ContentsNews about the USAID programs and foreign assistance in Africa. Searchable database by country or by sector.
Features
  • Country Information
  • Current Events
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Maghreb
West African Research Association (WARA)
URLhttp://www.africa.ufl.edu/WARA/index.htm
Host
Description"The West African Research Association (WARA) was founded in 1989 to enhance collaborative research and scholarly exchange between U.S. and West African scholars, educators, and institutions and to increase knowledge about and interest in Africa in the U.S."
ContentsConferences, funding, newsletter, research center, projects, external links about West African countries or organizations.
Features
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Windows on Haiti
URLhttp://www.windowsonhaiti.com/
HostGuy S. Antoine
DescriptionWindows on Haiti is a very comprehensive site about the culture, history, politics, the Creole language, literature, art and life of Haiti.
ContentsThis site contains art, photography, music and author databases. There are also discussion boards about food, current events and patrimony. There are also many links to other sites about Haitian life and culture.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Audio
  • Country Information
  • Critical Text
  • Current Events
  • Database(s)
  • Discussion Forum
  • Photography
Region:
  • Caribbean
Yale Africa Guide Interactive
URLhttp://www.yale.edu/macmillan/african/index.shtml
HostYale Council on African Studies and the Kamusi Project
DescriptionThis site has a database of resources about development, culture, language and many other aspects of Africa.
ContentsThis site has a very thorough list of links to online resources about Africa and the Diaspora, organized according to thematic category and country.(click on "Africa collection" and "ohter resources"). The website also has links to the virtual exhibits of the Peabody Museum.
Features
  • Artwork
  • Bibliography
  • Current Events
  • Current Research
  • Database(s)
Region:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa