Google's directory of websites about Africa. Besides links to each of the
countries of Africa there are also links to the following general topics:
Arts and Entertainment; Business and Economy; Education; Employment; Government;
Guides and Directories; Health; Maps and Views; News and Media; Recreation
and Sports; Regions; Science and Environment; Society and Culture; Transportation;
Travel and Tourism; and Weather.
Google's directory to websites about African Studies. Subdivisions include:
Aid and Development; Conflicts; Government; History; Maps and Views; Programs
and Research Centers; Publications; and Society and Culture.
Yahoo's links to Web sites about Africa.
Includes headings for: Countries and Regions; Arts and Humanities; Business
and Economy; Computers and Internet; Education; Entertainment; Government;
Health; News and Media; Recreation and Sports; Regional Guides; Science;
Social Science; Society and Culture; and, Travel.
Web Links - http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/WWW_Links.html
This page includes links to topics such as: African Studies; Anthropology;
Arts & Architecture; Business & Trade; Development; Environment;
Food & Agriculture; General References; Health; History; Human Rights;
K-12 Studies; Languages; Law; Libraries; Maps & Satellites; Music &
Films; News; Organizations; Population Studies; Publications; Relief Work;
Religious Studies; Sports; Networking & Telematics; Travel; Universities;
Domestic & Wildlife; and, Women Issues. (University of Pennsylvania)
The homepage for "news, information, and conversation for and about people
of color who practice the Hebrew faith. When one speaks of Black Jews,
Hebrews, or Israelites, one could be referring to any number of groups.
Each is unique, has its own history, and follows its own set of traditions."
This is a list of online information storage sites (FTP, Gopher, Telnet,
WWW, BBS, Database, etc.) that contain a significant amount of information
relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues
around the world. (University of Pennsylvania)
The objects selected for this exhibit
were chosen both to exemplify African aesthetic and moral principles and
to display some of the finest pieces in the Bayly Art Museum's large collection.
Most of the pieces in the exhibit come from West African societies. (University
"Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher's lifelong commitment to photographing
the vanishing rituals and customs of tribal African cultures culminates
in their monumental masterwork, African Ceremonies." This site features
a gallery of photos from the book, as well as information about related
African charities and foundations "developed by Carol Beckwith and Angela
Fisher to assist nomadic pastoral peoples during times of drought" and
to fund research about African ceremonies. (LII)
This site explores African musical instruments and
their influence on "dance music, pop, jazz, rock, rap, [and] blues." Learn
about African instruments by region through descriptions, photos, and sound
clips. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Information about the museum including tours, educational
programs, and photos of permanent and current exhibitions, as well as links
to the library, photographic archives, and conservation information. One
of the Smithsonian Institution museums.
The aim of this site is to "provide an insight into
the … aesthetics, beliefs, and histories of West African cultures" including
those that speak the family of languages of Mande, Yoruba, and Cameroonian.
Also available are images of artwork of West Africa at the Rothman Gallery
at Franklin and Marshall College. Additionally, there is a timeline of
European exploration in West Africa, a bibliography, and an annotated list
of related links. Developed as a class project.
A fascinating and fun look into the world of hip
hop as it is performed on the African continent. "The Africanhiphop.com
site serves the goal of unifying everybody who's inspired by hip hop and
by the cultures of Africa and of African origins." Site has everything:
interviews of rappers, music downloads, trends, listing of crews (or groups,
for the un-hip), lyrics, and more. For hardcore hip-hop heads, this site
is worth checking out. AfroAIDSinfo
This portal offers information about the HIV/AIDS
epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa for "researchers, the health profession,
the public, infected individuals, educators and policy-makers." It includes
news, a calendar of events, resources for health educators and researchers,
information about HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for the public, and
Nearly 700 images of "African animals, plants, landscapes, and people/culture."
Searchable by name, type, country, location, and photographer. A part of
CalPhotos, from the Digital Library Project, University of California,
This database of over 3,500 digitized visual images and 50 hours of sound
files from 45 African countries is searchable by keyword, subject, or country.
It may also be browsed by collections of images (Artisans, Buildings and
Structures, Cities and Towns, Education, Landscape, Religion, and Women)
or sounds (Greetings, Rites and Ceremonies, Songs and Singing, and Drums).
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
"Tells the history of the continent from an African perspective, from the
origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid." There are
14 sections covering each period in African history, as well as the people,
their religions, and contact with the rest of the world. "Each section
has on average six chapters, as well as a timeline, reading list and a
list of external links." There are many pictures and over 40 sound recordings.
Online edition of the radio series from the British Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC) World Service.
This website is part of the massive Internet History Sourcebook Project.
The site contains "collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical
texts," In addition to full-text historical documents, one can find links
to secondary articles, reviews, discussions, and more websites.(Paul Halsall)
This site provides links to lots of information about Nigeria including
current news stories. Click on the "Site
Contents" link to go to an outline of topics covered
on the site. Some of these include: Geography, National symbols, Peoples,
Cultures and customs, Languages, Names, Marriage and family, Food and drink,
Health care, Education, Holidays and festivals, Clothing, Transportation,
Sports, Arts and music, Pictures, History, Government, Economics, Agriculture,
Travel, Humor, and Stories and proverbs. ("Boomie" Olubunmi)
Searchable and browsable directory of information about Nigerian art and
artists, with sections for literature, music, performance, and visual arts.
Includes brief overviews of different art styles, such as reggae, Afrobeat,
oral literature, and fabric design. Also features news and artist resources.
A project of Rakumi Arts International.
Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series "describing and analyzing
[Nigeria's] political, economic, social, and national security systems
and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems
and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors." Research completed June
1991. Searchable, can limit your search to one or more countries. From
the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
Devoted to the Hausa language, spoken primarily in Nigeria and other parts
of West Africa. Includes a map of where Hausa is spoken, an online grammar,
an online dictionary, audio phrases, a list of resources, and information
on dialects, pronunciation, writing, and Hausa poetry and song. From the
University of California, Los Angeles.
The website of a professor of humanities at community college in central
Oregon. Links to a biography of the author, excerpts from interviews, and
reading and study questions about his novel, Things Fall Apart.
This academic site includes links to: About the writer; African Writers:
Voices of Change; On the Role of the African Writer; Women in Achebe's
World; Pages with many links; Culture and Literature of Africa [see link
above]; Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English, and a link
to an extensive interview with Achebe in The Paris Review.
An overview of South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal, including information
on tourism, trade, investing, natural history, recreational facilities,
and more. Includes information on the districts of Drakensberg, Durban,
East Griqualand, Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands, North Coast (Dolphin
Coast), South Coast, and Zululand. (LII)
This companion site to the PBS "Frontline" episode "tells the story of
the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's
method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries,
and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island where Mandela spent
18 of his 27 prison years." Includes a transcript of the show, a chronology,
interviews, anecdotes, commentary, and a teachers' guide. (LII)
This site was begun after the first democratic elections in 1994 "in order
to assist in the dissemination of information for meaningful and informed
public participation in the development of a democratic society in South
Africa." Information, both on the site and linked to, is ordered by Documents
- bills, constitution, regulations, and papers; Structure - cabinet, court,
ministries, parliament, statutory bodies; as well as elections information;
anthems and songs; photographs, flags, and symbols; and links to official
government Web sites, political sites, and others of interest. (LII)
Web site of this "national liberation movement....formed
in 1912 to unite the African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental
political, social and economic change." The site includes copies of speeches
and documents, biographies of the party's present and past leadership (including
Nelson Mandela), archives of its publications, and information about its
structure. The ANC is allied with the South African Communist Party (SACP)
and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). (LII)
Biographical information on this South African statesman
and president with photographs and selected speeches, statements, and writings
from 1950-1999. From the African National Congress (ANC) Web site. (LII)
Part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook series
"describing and analyzing [South Africa's] political, economic, social,
and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships
of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors." Research
completed May 1996. Searchable, can limit your search to one or more countries.
From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. (LII)
An entrance to South Africa via the World Wide Web.
A comprehensive, annotated directory of a variety of information about
the country, including Business, Education, Lifestyles, Government, Reference,
News, Sports, and Travel. Also access the latest exchange rates. (LII)
Proceedings, transcripts, audio recordings, and other
official documentation from the governmental commission created to provide
for "the investigation and the establishment of as complete a picture as
possible of the nature, causes and extent of gross violations of human
rights" committed in South Africa between 1960 and 1994. Links to related
sites included. (LII)