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Africa News Update
news, background and feature articles from African sources
A news website covering stories that are missed by larger news services
site provides news headlines and links to news sources
Posts 1000+ stories daily in English and French. Current news stories (up to 365 days old) are freely accessible
BBC World Service -- Africa
A source that covers news and issues happening all over the continent
Inter Press Service News Agency
"Journalism and Communication for Global Change"
“IRIN's principal role is to provide news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia for the humanitarian community.”
"news website that encourages citizen journalists to report ongoing corruption and government malfeasance in Africa"
This Week in Africa
“This Week in Africa (TWiA) is a weekly bulletin that curates news about democracy, development, and daily life across Africa. These concepts are often observed and analyzed separately, yet they are central to African societies. “
Africa Past and Present
“Africa Past and Present is a podcast about history, culture, and politics in Africa and the diaspora. The show highlights interesting and significant people, ideas, and discussions in African Studies from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives.”
BBC Africa publishes three podcasts: Africa Today, This Week in Africa, and African Perspectives
African Studies Centre podcasts
From the University of Oxford, one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa.
Digital Podcast-Africa provides links and short descriptions of several Africa related podcasts
Africa Today includes news and analysis from the BBC's Focus on Africa. It is published Monday through Friday.
“Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody award-winning radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora.”
" Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent."
"The program will cover a variety of issues across every region of Africa, ranging from politics, governance and conflict; to history, economics, art and culture."
“Ufahamu Africa is a podcast about life and politics on the continent. Our weekly episodes begin with an overview of what we’re reading and learning from the continent, followed by an in-depth interview with a thinker, maker, or innovator."
Africa is a Country
website that covers stories ranging from politics, social issues, and music from all over Africa
a moderated blog presenting debate and analysis by Africa specialists and public intellectuals
Evan Lieberman Blog
A political scientist who focuses on ethnic conflict
Mzalendo: Eye on Kenyan Parliament
Reports stories on Kenyan politics and its parliament
Reuters Africa News Blog
African business, politics, and lifestyle sponsored by Thomson Reuters
The Monkey Cage
Political scientists draw on their expertise and the discipline’s research to provide in-depth analysis, illuminate the news, and inform civic discussion.
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For more information on African Studies, see this LibGuide