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Listed below are some examples of highly regarded African Studies Programs at various universities. Many of these sites are full of useful information including lists of worthwhile African-related Web sites/resources/digital collections.
ASSA's mission is "to promote Africa's own specific contributions to the advancement of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Diaspora."
Below is a selective list of African-related Internet sites. Some of the sites offer a portal to African sites/resources, some provide news and advocacy information, and some provide images and sounds from Africa...you'll find a variety of interesting information by exploring these useful sites:
"This website, edited by William Minter, features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent. The heart of the website is the AfricaFocus Bulletin produced and distributed one to two times a week to over 5,000 subscribers."
"Africa Focus brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries."
"Columbia University's collection of African Studies Internet Resources is an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet."
"The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News) was founded by the United Nations in 1995. Almost twenty years later, we became an independent non-profit news organisation, allowing us to cast a more critical eye over the multi-billion-dollar emergency aid industry and draw attention to its failures at a time of unprecedented humanitarian need."
"Freedom House is founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people." This site is helpful in determining the status of freedom of the press (media freedom) in a particular country.