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Abidjan.net - Recipes

In French. Recipes from Ivory Coast and other African countries. Read comments people have posted about the recipes. Based in El Cajon, Calif. [KF] http://www.abidjan.net/cuisine/

Abwenzi African Studies

"a registered nonprofit educational corporation promoting friendships between Americans and Africans."  Links American and Malawi children. Has a few recipes. http://www.lettersfromafrica.org/dir/subjects/recipes.html

Afri Chef

Site for Michael Tracey's book, Afri Chef African Recipes Cookbook. Sold as an eBook. Many sample recipes online, especially from South Africa. A section - "All about Okra" with recipes. http://www.africhef.com

African Chop, by Elizabeth Jackson

Sample recipes from West Africa, East Africa, and Ethiopia, food descriptions with photographs, a directory of African food sources & stores in the U.S. (including online stores), a directory of African restaurants in the U.S. Site by Elizabeth A. Jackson, author of the cookbook, "South of the Sahara, Traditional Cooking from the Lands of West Africa." (Hollis, NH : Fantail, 1998. 204 p.) [KF] http://www.africanchop.com

African Cookbook, by Bea Sandler

Recipes by country, food in the country, how to present a dinner. Extracted from the book, African cookbook by Bea Sandler (Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Publishing Group., 1993 1970). On the Univ. of Pennsylvania African Studies site. [KF] http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Cookbook/about_cb_wh.html

African Hut

Sells South African food, especially for South African expatriates. Based in Laguna Niguel, California. http://www.africanhut.com/


Site for the book, Afrodizzy, a collection of simple South African recipes. A few South African recipes, need to request most recipes. Maintained by Fiona Soukup, a food columnist for Santa Clarita Valley Living. http://www.afrodizzy.com/

African Events.com

Offers free listing of African events and event related services worldwide. Businesses can add to their database. Find catering services (African food) and other services to plan your event. Based in Houston, Texas. http://www.theafricanevents.com/

Africaserver -Food and Drink

The Amsterdam web directory has links to African recipe sites. http://www.africaserver.nl/links/eten/links_uk.htm

Angola. Embassy. Canada - [Recipes]

Facts about Angola, culture & arts, Angolan recipes, etc. [KF] http://www.embangola-can.org/

Cameroun Plus

In French. Extensive directory on all areas of life in Cameroun. Facts, recipes, tourism, arts and culture, newspapers, universities, etc. [KF] http://www.cameroun-plus.com

Cultural Orientation - Somalis, Their History and Culture

Information on the people, land, economy, history, society, education, values, religion, art, food (no recipes), festivities, names, language. Has a glossary, bibliography. From the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C. http://www.culturalorientation.net/somali/index.html

Djibnet - Recipes

In French. Recipes from Djibouti. From an extensive annotated directory on all aspects of Djibouti, Somalia. Has a discussion forum. Based in Villejuif, France. [KF] http://www.djibnet.com/ http://www.djibnet.com/recette_cuisine/

Dschang-Online.com - Cameroon Recipes

In French. "un espace de rencontre et d'animation culturelle entre tous les fils, filles et amis du Cameroun en général et du département de la Menoua en particulier." Has a discussion forum, recipes, photographs (including contemporary artists), and many other features. http://www.dschang-online.com/

Ethiopian Restaurants - Listings and Food Guide

Find Ethiopian restaurants by U.S. state and city. Dining suggestions. About Ethiopian spices and coffee, the coffee ceremony. Recipes. Ethiopian wine. Ethiopia's celebrity chefs. Meaning of restaurant names. Ethiopian holidays. Ethiopian calendar, Ethiopian Jews, Amharic phrases. Directory of restaurants in Ethiopia. [KF] http://www.ethiopianrestaurant.com http://www.ethiopianrestaurant.com


In French. Current news, message board, personalized postcards, Burkina facts, audio file of the national anthem, recipes, etc. [KF] http://www.fasonews.net/

Gift of Grace. Grace Kerry - Cookbook Author and Educational Consultant

Dr. Kerry is an education consultant from Nigeria, now living in the U.K. Sells a cookbook, Magic with Black-Eyed Beans and Other Recipes - A Nigerian Cookbook. Many dishes are vegetarian. http://www.giftofgrace.co.uk/cookery.html

Kassoumay. Casamance et Sénégal

In French. About the history, people and village of Carabane and about the Casamance. Has an extensive section on the 2002 disastrous sinking of the ferry boat, Joola and its aftermath. Tourism, sport fishing, food and recipes (in French), music (traditional and contemporary), general travel information, many photographs. [KF] http://www.kassoumay.com/

Kenya Page of Richard Bowen

Has the flag, national anthem (audio file), biographical information on President Daniel A. Moi and Jomo Kenyatta, recipes, an active discussion group, an email database, facts about the government, economy, people, cities, photos, a guestbook. Lists internet service providers in Kenya. Maintained by R. Bowen. http://www.rcbowen.com/kenya/

Recipes from Mauritius - Madeleine Philippe

In English. Recipes with photos. Has a mailing list for new recipes and tips on Mauritian cooking. http://ile-maurice.tripod.com/

Motherland Nigeria

Olubunmi O has information on food and drink and recipes for dodo, jollof rice and puff-puff. She is a Nigerian programmer analyst working in Minneapolis, MN who grew up in Nigeria and the Midwest U.S. http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/food.html

Recipe Source - SOAR, Searchable Online Archive of Recipes

A searchable database of African recipes. SOAR is created by individuals at the Univ. of California, Berkeley. http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/africa/


In French. Senegal Online Community. News from Senegalese newspapers online, sports. photographs, chat, recipes, Espace de rencontres (FriendFinder) et Forum de discussions, links to other Senegal web sites. Maintained by Assad Niang. Site based in Silver Spring, Maryland. http://www.seneportal.com

Soup of the Evening

Includes some African soups with background, recipes. http://www.soupsong.com/iinterna.html

[South Africa] Traditional African and South African Recipes

Recipes plus where to buy South African food and goods in other countries. Part of the Funky Munky site maintained by Pete who lives near Johannesburg, South Africa. http://wind.prohosting.com/outabout/recipes.html

Sudan.net - Recipes:


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Exchange Rates

The Oanda Exchange Rates provide rates on any day from 1 January 1990 to the present. Includes many African countries including the CFA franc. http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic

xe.com -Universal Currency Converter. Lacks many African currencies.   http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Air Fares -

The Travel Agent feature is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents. One needs to register online. Select Travel Agent. There is a FareTracker which will email airfare changes. http://expedia.msn.com

Travelocity from SABRE Interactive.
One needs to register online first. Select Travel Reservations, then Flights, then 3 Best Times. Select round-trip and price if price is the most important criteria. http://www.travelocity.com
One may be able to locate inexpensive tickets to African destinations. Based in Mountain View, California. http://www.travelzoo.com/MyPage.asp


Aba Tours

"The focus of our tours are the art, culture and people of Ghana. We take small groups and build the itinerary around the participants' interests. We specialize in village stays. This is not a tour for people who want to look out the window of a tour bus." "...arranges visits to teachers and schools, health care professionals, traditional healers, drummers and dancers." Has a traditional housepainting tour. Site has profiles of Ghanaian artists, news articles about the tours, a paragraph each on pottery, coffins, fabrics, carvings, etc. http://www.abatours.com/



Must register to see the live cams. A virtual game preserve. http://www.africam.com/



Compare countries of the world. For ex. for most populated Nigeria is No. 10. Also find Nigeria under these categories: Christian Population, • Natural Gas Reserves, • Muslim Population, • Oil Reserves, • Poverty, • Population, • Number of Workers. Also find Richest (per capita) countries in Africa, Military Expenditure in Africa.From "an independent, privately operated website based in Montreal, Canada." There are pop-up ads on this site. [KF] http://www.aneki.com

Anotherland. East African Cultural and Wildlife Safaris

Trips to Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar. Has a Myths and Legends of Tanzania tour led by Tanzania folklore scholar, Dr. Joseph Mbele, a 2001 New Year's tour to rural Uganda, etc. Offers custom tours. Based in Minneapolis, MN. http://www.anotherland.com/

Association of Business Travellers

ABT was started in 1980 by travel and insurance professionals. Uses popups. Has hotel listings in Africa, will make reservations for you if you are a member. Membership is $97.50. http://www.abt-travel.com/ and http://www.abt-travel.com/hotels/region.html#AFRICA

Avis Car Rental in Africa

Select Rental Information by Location, then click on Africa. There are at least 35 African countries listed with Avis rental offices. Provides rental requirements, special services, insurance available, local policies. http://www.avis.com


Bazaar, its magazine, features backpacking in Africa. Has a search facility, pick a city to find the address of its cybercafes; for Africa covers only South Africa. Offers free web email. http://www.backpackers.com

Baobab Travel

"founded to promote an ALTERNATIVE form of TRAVEL (ecotourism) that benefits local communities economically and is sensitive to the natural environment." http://www.baobabtravel.com/index.html

Benin. Tourism

In French. Official site.Travel advice, places to go, food and lodging, embassies, history, government, culture, economy, geography, photographs, etc. [KF] http://www.benintourisme.com/

BLASTours - Discovering Ghana

Tour operator, "provides hotel accommodation, free tourist visa support, organizes entertainment, transport, indoor and outdoor leisure activity, and arranges specially-tailored services for guests coming to Ghana." For individiuals or groups. Owner is Abe Blay Asmah. Based in Sakumono-Tema, Ghana. http://blast.loudafrica.com

Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports

Information on African airports. Add your own experiences. http://www.sleepinginairports.net/airports.htm

Bushtracks African Expeditions, Inc.

Based in Menlo Park, California offers big game and cultural safaris to Southern and East Africa. Has custom-designed tours and scheduled tours to Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe by private train and air (DC4). http://www.bushtracks.com

Cameroon Online

In French and English. News links to sites such as the BBC, sports news, discussion forums, recipes,online polls, travel tools, links to related sites. Send SMS messages to mobile phones in the USA and Canada. Interactive, well-designed site. [KF] http://www.cameroononline.org/

Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade. Travel Information & Advisory Reports

Travel advisories, reports for Africa. http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/ctry/reportpage-en.asp

Cape to Cairo: African Business and Adventure Travel

Operated by Barbara Levedahl, a South African living in Washington, D.C. Offers personalized, specialized trips to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Arranges business conferences. Has some travel stories. http://www.capecairo.com

Convert It!

Converts to and from metric units. http://www.convertit.com/Go/ConvertIt/

Country Codes - International Phone Codes

AT&T: provides phone country codes - http://www.business.att.com/
Country Calling Codes: http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/
Steve Kropla Phone Guide: http://kropla.com/phones.htm

Djuma Gamer Reserve

In Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa. .Ranger diaries about the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and wild dog.

EcoCultureTours Zanzibar

A non-profit making NGO. "The objectives of our organisation are to foster sustainable economic development on Zanzibar and to protect the environment....the organisation implements a micro enterprises development project funded by the Austrian Government." "Our aim is to encourage local micro entrepreneurs to enter into environmentally and cultural friendly income generating activities that cater for the growing tourism industry on the isle." Based in Zanzibar. http://www.ecoculture-zanzibar.org

EcoFarm Holidays

"Under EcoFarm Holidays, you shall be hosted by ordinary Kenyan families, with whom you shall cook, go fishing and even engage in leisurely work on the coffee or tea farm during your stay in their farmhouse and home area." "will organize for you a homestay holiday in any part of Kenya. Our principal destination is Kiamariga, an idyllic farming hamlet at the edge of the Mount Kenya Forest." http://www.ibbp.com/obb/ecofarms.html

Electronic Embassy

Has the street address, phone, fax of embassies in Washington D.C. Also links to the web pages of embassies.

ETN -  Africa Airfares


Experience Africa

Education programs and "positive tourism." "For study and work trips or safaris to Uganda, educational school resources and original hand made African crafts. Based in Devon but providing services throughout the UK." Information on the African drum, information about and photographs of Uganda. Founded by Ugandan Denis Kigongo. http://www.experienceafrica.co.uk


The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages are mainly about U.S. outdoor recreation/travel but includes Africa. One can order the Lonely Planet guide books and African country maps, a Swahili phrasebook and tapes.Links to other Africa-related sites. http://www.gorp.com/


Hertz auto rental offices in Africa. Has address, phone, fax, telex, hours open. http://www.hertz.com/

Hostel Guide for Africa

Find hostels by city. Has for example hostels in Dakar, Nairobi, cities in South Africa, Zimbabwe and more. Read extensive travelers tales and tips. http://www.hostels.com/en/africa.html

Insight Travel & Tours Limited

Eco tourism and home stay packages to Ghana. Started by a former Volunteer Services Organization (VSO) Field director for Ghana. "Since 1989 we have specialized in tailor made individual holidays and group tours to basically Kumasi the capital of the Ashanti Region as well as other parts of Ghana. The emphasis of the holiday is on meeting people, experiencing the culture and family life and pursuing your personal interests (e.g. seeing traditional law in action, spending some time learning about Kente Weaving, Traditional drumming and dance or just savoring a flavor of the many aspects of Ghanaian culture." Based in Accra, Ghana. http://insighttravel.tripod.com

InterKnowledge Travel Network

Travel to Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. http://www.interknowledge.com/indx06.htm

Journal of African Travel-Writing

A semi-annual print journal, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, "presenting and exploring accounts of past and contemporary African travel". The tables of contents of issues and excerpts from articles are online. Has accounts by African writers, Peace Corps volunteers, and others.
P. O. Box 346, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. E-mail: ottotwo@email.unc.edu

Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel

Offers many tour packages to East Africa, information on the mountain gorillas and numerous links to related gorilla and primate sites including the Jane Goodall Institute. Has a list of diplomatic representatives in Nairobi. http://www.kilimanjaro.com/

Korver, Monique - Van Ommen Travel Agency

Offers tourist trips to Mozambique, has information and photographs of Maputo, hotels, beaches. http://members.tripod.com/~vanommen/index.html

Adrie Kraaij - Africa Trip

Kraaij sold his house, quit his job and is traveling thru Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Mali, Dec. 1996-June 1997, with a laptop and digital camera. Site is in Dutch and gives an account with photos of his trip http://www.xs4all.nl/~adriekr/

KwaZulu-Natal Literary Map

KwaZulu-Natal writers in English, Afrikaans and Zulu, their biographies, bibliographies, photographs, excerpts from their works. Audio and video files on Douglas Livingstone , Alan Paton, and Johan van Wyk, links to related tourism sites. The 'Literary Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal' project, led by Professor Lindy Stiebel, will produce a database of all published KZN writers, past and present, in all the languages of the region, on CDROM. Project team includes Zoe Molver, Prof. Graham Stewart, Zwelibanzi Ndayi. http://literature.kzn.org.za/lit/

Lonely Planet

Travel tips from travelers for each African country at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com.au/letters/afr_pc.htm
A list of their well-known African guidebooks including Amharic and Swahili phrasebooks is at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/prop/region.htm#afr http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

Nature's Wonderland Safaris

"Birding safaris [in Kenya], Wildlife safaris, Adventure tours and Camping safaris. Biographies of their ornithological guides. Travel tips for Kenya. Site owner is Joseph Mwangi. Based in Nairobi, Kenya. [KF] http://www.natureswonderlandsafaris.com/

Nomade Voyage

In German and English. Trekking (including on camel) and river boat tours to Mali including a senior citizen tour. Offers individual tours. "Since 1984 Juan Dobler has been working as a tour guide in Mali and Mauritania for German travel agencies." With Malian partner, Ammadou Yaya, a Mali travel agency was formed. Based in Mali. http://www.nomads-of-mali.com/

Pelton, Robert Young - The World's Most Dangerous Places

Candid comments on selected countries such as Congo-Kinshasa, Nigeria, Uganda. Short profiles of key issues in each country. Information from Robert Young Pelton's book, The World's Most Dangerous Places (New York : Harper Resource, 2000). http://www.comebackalive.com/df/dplaces/congo/index.htm

Peponi Hotel - Lamu

"Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the very root of Swahili culture." http://www.peponi-lamu.com/

Routes Travel Info Portal - [South Africa]

Has a map showing the South African Provinces. Click on the Province map and find a list of places: cities, towns, villages, the day's weather, and the URL of the relevant tourism board. Click on a city name and find facts about the city. Find distances between towns, find national parks and reserves, eco-regions for South Africa, the border posts by road for neighboring countries , hotels, etc. [KF] http://www.routes.co.za/index/index.html


Covers Southern and Eastern Africa. "Safarilink.com does not sell safaris. We simply link you the viewer to the information you need to plan your safari in Africa." Includes eclipse tours. Based in the U.K. http://www.safarilink.com

Salon Magazine - Travel Articles

Articles from Salon e-magazine on travel in various African countries. http://www.salonmagazine.com/archives/wlust/region_africa.html

South African Airways

Flight schedules, seating diagrams, business travel information for African countries, cargo rates, flight status, baggage information, flight movies, meals by class, frequent flyer program 'Voyager'. [KF] http://www.flysaa.com/saa_home.jhtml

Spector Travel

Boston travel agency specializes in travel to Africa. Offers discount fares, roots & culture tours, custom tours. Email: africa@spectortravel.com

Tam Tam Femme

An NGO open to all women, helps women going to Africa, and African women who move from one African country to another. Members provide practical information, support upon arrival, information about  women's associations in different African countries. Offers practical advice about Destinations: Accra, Conakry, Kinshasa, Nouakchott, Addis Abeba. Based in Milan, Italy. http://www.tamtamfemme.org

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme

In English, French, German. From the Cultural Tourism Programme, Arusha, Tanzania. Offers tours to the Arusha area, Mbeya, Dar es Salaam. The site says profits from tourism benefit local schools, health clinics, and other development purposes. Project supported by SNV, Netherlands development organisation. http://www.infojep.com/culturaltours/

Temba Safari

Offers tours in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and
Botswana.. Has a Zimbabwe hotels price list (British pounds or U.S. dollars). http://www.biztravel.com/TRAVEL/SIT/top_pages/873.html

Time - World Time Server

The time around the world. From iSBiSTER International, Inc., Garland, TX.  http://www.worldtimeserver.com/


"...an electronic information system that enables companies to obtain on-line export assistance and international trade and market research information. Information, by country, on the investment climate, economic trends, political environment, commercial overview, trade financing, travel conditions, etc.

"TradePortTM is a operated [sic] by TradePort Partners, LLC, an international trade/defense conversion initiative of BAYTRADE, managed by the Bay Area Economic Forum, and LA TRADE, managed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce,..." http://www.tradeport.org/

Travel Document Systems

A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition. Provides useful information on history, foreign relations including U.S. relations though sources are not given. http://www.traveldocs.com/africa.htm

Travel Guide to Africa by Bicycle

Page by the International Bicycle Fund a non-profit, NGO which promotes responsible tourism. Has information about traveling by bike in 33 African countries. Includes an extensive list of their publications about biking in Africa for sale. Has a section on Responsible Travel. Site by David Mozer. http://www.ibike.org/africaguide/

Travelocity from SABRE Interactive.

Travel information worldwide. Information on travel tips, do's and dont's, local attractions, tours, hotel information, can place reservations online. Used for 10 years for online travel information by Compuserve members. http://www.travelocity.com

Ultimate Africa Online

Offers personalized trips from budget camping to "top quality lodge safaris" to Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa. Includes a Tanzania migration and an "African fishing" trip. Managing Director is Ian Proctor. Based in Bellevue, Washington. http://www.ultimateafrica.com

U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Consular Affairs

Passport and visa information, travel warnings and advisories.


U.S. Department of State - Travel and Living Abroad


Yahoo's Africa Travel Page


Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

Official site. "The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is a parastatal falling under the Ministry of Mines, Environment and Tourism." http://www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw/

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Agencies and Organizations

Africa: Organizations & Associations
Summary: List of Organizations and Associations on Africa.

Africa - Student Organizations
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/stuorg.html
Summary: List of Student Organizations and related trades.

African Distance Learning Association
URL: http://unicorn.ncat.edu:80/~michael/adla/
Summary: The association is established in the same format at as any other distance learning associations around the world. ADLA is the major supporting vehicle for Open College s and Virtual Universities of Africa.

African Literature Association
Summary: The African Literature Association is an independent non-profit professional society open to scholars, teachers and writers from every country. It exists primarily to facilitate the attempts of a world-wide audience to appreciate the efforts of African writers and artists. The organization welcomes the participation of all who produce the object of our study and hopes for a constructive interaction between scholars and artists. The ALA as an organization affirms the primacy of the African peoples in shaping the future of African literature and actively supports the African peoples in their struggle for liberation.

African Medical and Research Foundation
URL: http://www.amref.org/index.html
Summary: For 40 years, AMREF has worked with local communities to research and alleviate the region's health problems. AMREF's mission, in partnership with communities, governments and donors, is to improve health care for the underserved in Africa through service delivery, training and research. AMREF is a field-orientated organisation that implements programmes. It does not make grants.

African Studies Association (ASA).
Summary: The African Studies Association (ASA) was founded in 1957 as a nonprofit organization open to all individuals and institutions interested in African affairs. Its mission is to bring together people with a scholarly and professional interest in Africa. The ASA also provides useful services to the Africanist community. Currently four periodicals and several occasional publications are produced annually. With 3,000 individual and 600 institutional members, the Association is the leading North American organization which promotes African Studies.

African Studies—Columbia University
Summary: List of Scholarly Associations on Africa & other Directories.

Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
URL: http://www.bellanet.org/partners/adea/default.html
Summary: Bilingual (English and French) site for the Association of Development and Education in Africa (ADEA).The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) aims at redefining how its two major constituents—African ministries of education and training, and funding agencies—relate to one another. For this, ADEA is a network characterized by structured informality, collegiality, and professionalism. ADEA was originally established in 1988 as an association (then called Donors to African Education—DAE) to foster collaboration and exchange of information among funding agencies.

Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC)
URL: http://www.citycom.com/ascac/ascac.html
Summary: ASCAC provides a body of knowledge that continuously contributes to the rescue. reconstruction and restoration of African history and culture. Our purpose is to promote the study of African civilizations for the development of an African world view. Our aim is to build African centered study groups and strengthen existing institutions. Our goal is to provide excellence in all dimensions of our association. Our strategy is to use our accumulated knowledge for the liberation of African people wherever they may be.

Association of Concerned African Scholars.
URL: http://www.prairienet.org/acas/
Summary: Founded in 1977, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to: formulating alternative analyses of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical, current issues related to Africa.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in sub-Saharan Africa
URL: http://www.umn.edu/humanrts/africa/toc.htm
Summary: he Status of Human Rights Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa is the result of a very rewarding collaborative effort that included a large number of human rights activists and organizations. The project was undertaken at an historic moment for human rights protection in sub-Saharan Africa, following the emergence over the last several years of a large number of human rights organizations in the region. It was an appropriate moment to try to discern patterns or trends in these developments.

Organizations, Institutes, and Associations
Summary: List of Organizations, Institutes, and Associations.

Society of Research in African Cultures
URL: http://chss2.montclair.edu/sorac/home.htm
Summary: SORAC, the Society Of Research in African Cultures, was created in 1997. SORAC intends to make of Montclair State University a major center for the diffusion and promotion of African cultures and related research, not only in the State of New Jersey, but also in North America and worldwide.

The U.S. - Africa: Education Foundation/Business Association
URL: http://www.usafrica.com/
Summary: Resources provided by the U.S.-Africa Business Association, Inc. which is a non-profit 501(c)(6) membership driven business association organized to promote bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Africa; and the U.S.-Africa Free Enterprise Education Foundation, Inc., which is a non-profit 501(C)(3) educational, research, and humanitarian organization.

US Organizations
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/Africa/USorgs.html
Summary: List of US Organizations on Africa.

Country Specific

URL: http://stoat.shef.ac.uk:8080/gertrudes/Angola/
Summary: Resources about Angola, in Portuguese

Incore: Algeria
URL: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/algeria.html
Summary: On-line resources cover history, email lists, NGOs, etc.. prepared by Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity (INCORE).

Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou
URL: http://www.fespaco.bf/
Summary: Created in 1969, the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) has evolved into an internationally recognized and respected event. FESPACO became an institution on January 7th 1972 by decree in Burkina Faso, because of the enthusiasm and the hope it created among the public and filmmakers in Africa. It is biennial; starting on the last Saturday in February every odd year.

Camnet: Cameroun ISP
URL: http://www.camnet.cm/
Summary: Camnet is the internet service provider in Cameroun. The site also provides information on Camerounian culture, tourism, etc..

Cape Verde
URL: http://stoat.shef.ac.uk:8080/gertrudes/Angola/
Summary: Resources about Cape Verde, in Portuguese.

URL: http://www.erols.com/kauberdi/index.html
Summary: Extensive reources on Cape Verde.

Sources on conflict and Ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire
URL: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/cdi.html
Summary: INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire (09/97)

Egypt Page (Khaled Sewelam)
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/3435/
Summary: Comprehensive list of web links for Egyptian resources.

Embassy of Ethiopia, USA
URL: http://www.nicom.com/~ethiopia/
Summary: Information about the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC and resources on daily news, trade and investment, tourism, etc..

The Gambia
URL: http://home3.inet.tele.dk/mcamara/gam.html
Summary: Resources on Gambia include: news, history, and related web sites.

Ghana: Ministry of Communication
URL: http://www.communication.gov.gh/index.html
Summary: Resources on telecommunication sector in Ghana and its role in development.

FAQ: Republic of Guinea
URL: http://www.myna.com/~boubah/FAQ_ENG.HTM
Summary: General information on Guinean business, culture, population, travel, etc..

Guinea Bissau
URL: http://stoat.shef.ac.uk:8080/gertrudes/Guine_Bissau/
Summary: Resources about Guinea Bissau, in Portuguese.

Madagascar Cultural Alliance Inc
URL: http://www.mcai.org/mca3e.htm
Summary: Madagascar Cultural Alliance Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in Washington, D.C. in August 1985. MCA Inc. seeks to promote malagasy culture and the malagasy language with the diaspora overseas, and also with americans and others, who are interested in Madagascar. The web site includes resources on arts and crafts, music, MCA events, etc..

Mauritius News
URL: http://www.mauritius-news.co.uk/
Summary: Mauritius News, was founded in November 1983 to provide an organ to the Mauritian Community in the UK. Produced as a tabloid on a monthly basis, it is available in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, and Canada.

URL: http://stoat.shef.ac.uk:8080/gertrudes/Mocambique/
Summary: Resources about Mozambique, in Portuguese

Guide to National Archives of Nigeria, Enugu
URL: http://www2.rz.hu-berlin.de/inside/orient/nae/
Summary: The Guide to the Records at the National Archives, Enugu is the first Guide to be compiled by any of the branch office making up the National Archives of Nigeria. This Guide is designed to introduce searchers, far and near, to the large mass of invaluable public records available in the repositories of the Enugu Archives. Every attempt was made to include all available sources but it is possible that some source must have been over looked.

Nigeriassets Home
URL: http://www.nigeriassets.com/index.html
Summary: Nigeriassets.com features Major economic, financial and banking data, Monetary, credit, foreign trade, and exchange policy guidelines, and information on doing business in Nigeria.

Nigeria - Telecommunications Industry
URL: http://mbendi.co.za/adcg/ngtel01.htm
Summary: This is an in-depth analysis of the structure of the industry and the rapid developments taking place in the sector. It is an important guide for banks, investors and emerging service providers needing a broader perspective of the telecoms sector in Nigeria.

Rwanda: the Great Genocide Debate Conference, 07/97
URL: http://homepages.udayton.edu/~uwiringi/genocide/
Summary: This briefing brings together papers and transcriptions from 'Rwanda: the Great Genocide Debate', a conference organised by Africa Direct in London on 27 July 1997. The conference attracted delegates from Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Kingdom.

Sao Tome & Principe
URL: http://stoat.shef.ac.uk:8080/gertrudes/Sao_Tome/
Summary: Resources about Sao Tome & Principe, in Portuguese.

South African Immigration Policy
URL: http://www.queensu.ca/samp/index.html
Summary: The Southern African Migration Project is a three-year, multi-faceted research programme designed to facilitate the formulation and implementation of new policy initiatives on cross-border population migration in the region and to promote public awareness on the role, status and contribution of foreign immigrants of African origin in South Africa.

Kush: Black Africa's Earliest Civilisation
URL: http://www.culturekiosque.com/art/exhibiti/index_se.htm
Summary: This exhibit represents the 4,000 year feud between the Sudan and Egypt. The exhibit was run at the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris until 08/97, and it highlights some of the rivalries and grievances which have been smouldering since the twilight of time.

Bwambadi Home
URL: http://web.ionsys.com/~mourad/bwambadi.htm
Summary: Resources on Swahili culture: language, cuisine, music, history, proverbs, etc..

Embassy of Tanzania
URL: http://www.escapeartist.com/tanzania/embassy.htm
Summary: Information provided by the Tanzania Embassy in the United Kingdom.

Tanzania High Commission Office
URL: http://www.tanzania-online.gov.uk/
Summary: Tanzania High Commission Office (TANZANREP-UK) is the office in charge of diplomatic activities between the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and that of the United Kingdom and of the Ireland. It provides information on history, business, tourism, politics, news, and other web sites on Tanzania.

NARO Information Policy and Strategy (Uganda)
URL: http://www.cgiar.org/isnar/Hosted/NARO/Strategy/contents.htm
Summary: This report was prepared by the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and was thoroughly discussed in two workshops comprising of NARO scientists and information management staff and then NARO top management staff together with experts from ISNAR, ICRAF, CAB, CTA, ECDPM and Makerere University.

Zambia: General Information
URL: http://www.africa-insites.com/zambia/info/Default.htm
Summary: Includes resources on: History, The People, Geography, Vegetation, Relocation Info, Schools, Government and Politics, Gemstones, Art Directory of Links to all things Zambian.

Lusaka Lowdown
URL: http://www.zamnet.zm/zamnet/lowdown/index.html
Summary: The Lusaka Lowdown contains news, reviews and articles of interest to Lusakans and has a print run of 3000 per month. It is also distributed along the line of rail between Lusaka and the Copperbelt and Livingstone.

Travel Guide to Zambia
URL: http://www.africa-insites.com/zambia/
Summary: Resources on travel, wildlife, and general information on Zamiba.

Zambia Legal Information Institute
URL: http://zamlii.zamnet.zm/
Summary: The Zambia Legal Information Institute is managed and operated by the University of Zambia School of Law. It provides the extensive resource for Zambian case law, the laws of Zambia, the Zambian Constituition, commentary on Zambian law and other features.


ASFC: Africa Program
URL: http://www.afsc.org/pdesc/africa.htm
Summary: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) programs in Africa. AFSC compiled an "Africa Connections" packet of materials - detailing the work we do and the work we support in & around Africa.

URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/devel.html
Summary: Information on general developments in Africa

Summary: Developments in Africa

Development Studies in Britain
URL: http://www.ids.ac.uk/courses/cou
Summary: The establishment of the Conference of Directors of Special Courses in 1967 was in part a response to the growing importance of training and to a detennination that the training provided by UK institutions should be appropriate to the needs of overseas students and be provided by teaching staff with substantial overseas experience and an understanding of the demands of crosscultural communication.

URL: http://nt1.ids.ac.uk/
Summary: Devline - providing information services and systems for development professionals ... and for everyone else working on issues of economic, social and sustainable development.

EcoNews Africa
URL: http://www.web.apc.org/~econews/

Summary: EcoNews Africa is an NGO initiative that analyses global environment and development issues from an African perspective and reports on local, national, and regional activities that contribute to global solutions

Habitat in Developing Countries
URL: http://obelix.polito.it/forum/links/
Summary: This is a virtul library about the habitat in developing countries. It is mantained by the "Forum: habitat in developing Countries", an initiative of the Library "Territorio Ambiente" of the Faculty of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Torino, Italy.

Information Bank on African Development Studies (IBADS)
URL: http://www.WORLDBANK.ORG/html/ibads/IBADS.html
World Bank’s Information Bank on African Development Studies (IBADS) is an electronic service provided by the African Technical Department at the World Bank for the dissemination of information about development studies in sub-Saharan Africa. IBADS also has a listserv.

Facts and Statistics

African Countries Information
URL: http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~asauofm/AFRIDAT.html
Summary: Statistics on Africa

Columbia University
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/Africa/emflg.html
Summary: Embassies, Flags and Missions of Africa

Country Specific Web Pages
URL: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Home_Page/Country.html
Summary: Country specific web pages

Development Fact
URL: http://www.care.org/devrescenter/devfact.html
Summary: CARE 1997 World Development Statistics on poverty, hunger, children, population, health, women, education, environment, refugees, etc.

NCGIA—Population Grid
URL: http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/globalpop/africa/app-2.html
Summary: The NCGIA is an independent research consortium whose primary mandate is to conduct basic research in geographic
information science and its related technology.

URL: http://www.focusintl.com/widstat0.htm
Summary: Statistics on Women in Development.

General Information

Africa and African-American Resources on the 'Net
URL: http://www.thestrandcafe.com/mills/afroweb.html
Summary: List of Africa and African-American Resources on the Internet.

URL: http://www.focusintl.com/afriland.htm
Summary: General information on Africa

Africa Server
URL: http://www.africaserver.nl/front_uk.htm
Summary: The modules of the Africaserver are thematical chapters where you can find more information on a given subject. Most modules are about the relationship Holland-Africa. The editors will keep you informed on a subject. Suggested links point to other relevant sources of information on the Internet.

Africa—Related Links
URL: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/afrst/links.html
Summary: List of Africa related links

Africana Libraries Newsletter
URL: http://www.lib.msu.edu/lauer/aln/
Summary: Africana Libraries Newsletter (ALN) is published quarterly by the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries and the MSU African Studies Center. It carries reports on meetings of ALC, CAMP (Cooperative Africana Microform Project) and other relevant groups plus other items of interest to Africana librarians and those concerned about information resources about or in Africa.

A-Z of African Studies on the Internet
URL: http://www.library.uwa.edu.au/~plimb/az.html
Summary: Alphabetical list of African Studies—University of Western Australia List

Blacknet UK
URL: http://www.blacknet.co.uk
Summary: Welcome to the Black History Archives, an area devoted to cataloging andshowcasinghistorical Black content on the World Wide Web. In this area you'll find information on Political Leaders, Exhibits, Indexes and References to African Americans, as well as pictorial galgtiacies.

The IMF, Market Reform and Economic Crisis
URL: http://members.aol.com/Gafrin/imf.htm
Summary: Most current Structural Adjustment and Economic Reform Programs around the world have a common international context of origin. In this site we would explore some of the various dimensions of the IMF record not only in Africa but also in Asia because we
observe similarities in terms of initial conditions, imposed conditionalities, ideological orientations, implicit and explicit objectives and impact on the countries hosting the IMF programs.

WildNet Africa: Wildlife News
URL: http://www.wildnetafrica.com/wildlifenews/index.html
Summary: Resources on African wildlife news, reports, newsletters, web sites, and job-related.

World African Network Online
URL: http://www.worldafricannet.com
Summary: General News and Information on Africa.


African Indigenous Knowledge Systems
URL: http://members.aol.com/afsci/africana.htm
Summary: In this home page we intend to present various perspectives on Africa's indigenous knowledge systems from a wide range of scholars. We would publish extracts from works on the subject. We shall focus on the following areas: Background History of Africa, African Food Processing Techniques, African Textile Techniques, African Metallurgy, Colonialism and Africa's Technology, and Mathematics in pre-colonial Hausaland, West Africa.

African Traditional Religion
URL: http://users.iol.it/cdi/
Summary: Resources on African Traditional Religion that include: web links, bibliographies, and some topical issues.

An Africa Politics Classroom
URL: http://abacus.cgu.edu/spe/ppp/africa/coun_indx.html
Summary: An extensive resource list covers all African countries' resources links on politics scenes such as conflicts, constitution, elections, human rights, government, etc..

Images of Masks: Africa
URL: http://www.masks.org/linksout/nav/Indexname/Nset.html
Summary: Maskes from different African ethnic groups.

Magical Faces of Africa
URL: http://www.culturekiosque.com/art/exhibiti/index_me.htm
Summary: This exhibit of african masks is organized by the Musee Dapper in Paris, France.

World History: Africa as a whole
URL: http://www.hartford-hwp.com
Summary: A repository for documents for teaching and understanding contemporary world history and the struggle for social progress. These archives are associated with Gateway to World History- a collection of resources for the study of world history, and with Images of World History- a pre-modern image archive. It includes resources on Egypt and the Maghrib, The Horn, Western Africa, Centeral Africa, Eastern Africa, and Southern Africa.


URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/map.html
Summary: Websites with information on Maps of selected African countries

Clickable map of Africa
URL: http://www.osu.edu/org/awognet/
Summary: African Women Global Network (AWOGNet) is a global organization that networks all men and women, organizations, institutions and indigenous national organizations within Africa, whose activities are targeted towards the improvement of the living conditions of women and children in Africa. Click on a country for further links and information.

URL: http://www.city.net/regions/africa/maps/impafh.html
Summary: Imperialism—Africa

Maps of Africa
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indiv/area/Africa/maps.html
Summary: List of Maps of African Countries.


URL: http://www.gold.itu.int/TELECOM/aft98/index.html
Summary: AFRICA TELECOM 98 was the fourth regional telecommunications Exhibition and Forum for the Africa region to be organized by the ITU as part of its programme of regional TELECOM events, following AFRICA TELECOM 86, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, AFRICA TELECOM 90, which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe and AFRICA TELECOM 94, which was held in Cairo, Egypt.

African Telecommunication Observatory
URL: http://www.telecom-plus.sn/observatoire
Summary: Reports on information-technology related activities in Africa. (in French)

African Telecommunication Infrasturctures for Information Access
URL: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/VI/5/op/udtop5/udtop7.htm
Summary: This paper reviews the telecommunication networks in the Africa region (i.e. 25 countries bounded by Sudan in the North, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, South Africa in the South, and the Island nations in the East) and proposes a way forward to the new millennium.

Information Technologies in Africa
URL: http://www.regards.cnrs.fr/africanti/edefault.html
Summary: The Developpment of the new technologies of information and communication is a fact in the african countries too. This website offers a comprehensive vision of this evolution in the african continent in order to show the implication in spatial organization

Internet Connectivity in Africa
URL: http://www.telecom-plus.sn/observatoire/essai.htm
Summary: Information on internet connectivity in mainly Franco-phone Africa. (in French)


Travel and Entertainment
Summary: Information about travel-related facilities in African countries.

URL: http://www.city.net/regions/africa/
Summary: Cities/Regions and Travel in Africa

URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/travel.html
Summary: General Information on travel and travel facilities available in different African countries.

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Addis Live: Ethiopian Music Internet Radio

Ethiopian music and radio. To listen requires a high-speed internet connection. "contemporary, popular, and traditional Ethiopian music .............. features traditional Ethiopian songs such as Tizita, Bati, and Ambassel played by modern and traditional musical instruments....... includes hundreds of popular and contemporary songs by famous Ethiopian artists such as Tilahun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayehu Eshete, Aster Aweke, Gigi, Neway Debebe, Ephrem Tamiru and more." News, photographs. Artist interviews, short stories (in Amharic). Links to artists' sites. [KF] http://www.addislive.com/


News about African musicians, a page about Drum magazine, South African pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim, plus "Through a large database of music and artists we offer advertising and production units advice and service in placing African music in their productions." Has an events mailing list for South Africans. Maintained by Struan Douglas. [KF] http://home.worldonline.co.za/~afribeat/

Africa 05

"the biggest celebration of African culture ever organised in Britain, including visual arts, cinema, literature, history, music, craft, and performing arts." Has photograph exhibits. Africa 05 is a partnership of the Arts Council, the British Museum and the South Bank Centre. Site by the British Broadcasting Corp. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcafrica/africa05/

Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria Concert

African Music superstars joined forces to roll back Malaria in a March 12-13, 2005 concert in Dakar, Senegal. A blog has artist profiles. http://www.africalive-festival.com/

African Australian Music

"African Australian music is defined broadly as music created by musicians of African origin living in Australia or New Zealand (either permanently or temporarily), irrespective of ethnic background, as long as the musical style has a strong African, Caribbean, or African-American influence." http://www.acslink.aone.net.au/christo/african.htm

African Channel

"independent cable network showcasing soaps, films, music, reality TV and news shows......" "set to launch on Cox Communications cable systems.....in September [2005]. " Based in North Hollywood, California; office in Johannesburg. http://www.theafricachannel.com/

African Gospel Rhythms

Founded by Pezzy Kudakwashe, from Zambia, now living in the U.S. Audio clips of music. Site maintained by Richard deCosta and Pezzy Kudakwashe. "African Gospel Rhythms are committed and dedicated to be true worshipers of Christ by uniting people from different nations, tribes, races and denominations through multi-lingual prayer, praise, worship and the skillful use of musical instruments." http://www.AfricanGospelRhythms.org

African Hip Hop

Formerly Rumba-Kali. Covers hip hop groups from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zaire, Zimbabwe. Listen to the Rumba-Kali radio (African hip hop around the clock; you'll need a sound card, speakers, and Real Player). Hosts a number of African music discussion forums. Site by Rahh Records of Leiden, Holland. http://www.africanhiphop.com/

African Music

Discussion forum. "For lovers of music from Africa and the African Diaspora." "This is the original mailing list begun way back in the early days of the internet in January 1995 and is sponsored by the African Music Encyclopedia at http://africanmusic.org." http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/AfricanMusic/

African Music Encyclopedia

Music from Africa and the African Diaspora. Has photographs and biographies of musicians, a glossary of African styles of music, a directory of distributors and places to buy music. By Janet Planet. http://africanmusic.org/

African Music Home Page - Toshiya Endo

Discographies on musicians from Nigeria and Senegal. Maintained by Toshiya Endo, a professor of biochemistry. http://biochem.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~endo/africa.html

African Music Pages - Alisdair MacRae Birch

"Featuring West African Highlife, Palm Wine and Central and East African Soukous." Information on kinds of music styles with links to Amazon.com cd pages, some audio clips. Site by Alisdair "Chirps" MacRae Birch, a jazz guitarist / composer. http://www.notz.com/african_pages.htm

African Music Source

The site of Inner Spirit Records and three San Francisco Bay Area African bands, Kotoja (Afrobeat big band), West African Highlife Band (all-star African music masters), and the Nigerian Brothers led by Baba Ken Okulolo (folk and palm-wine acoustic village music). Concert schedule, CDs, sound clips. http://AfricanMusicSource.com

African Musicians Profiles

"Each musician has a profile, and there are pages on news of recent and future events, special features, recommended CDs, relevant reading (biographies, reference books and magazines) and photos. You can buy many of the featured African music CDs and books through this site." http://www.africanmusiciansprofiles.com/


A "public community radio program, arts and cultural web site, an international musical archive to Africa and the Diaspora." Helps "emerging musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America cross over the barriers of the conventional music business and take advantage of the emerging digital marketplace for global music." Sells cds through Amazon.com. Produced by Krowand Group Inc, a multi-media organization based in Woodbridge, New Jersey. [KF] http://www.Africanspice.com

Africultures, le mensuel des cultures africaines (Les Pilles, Nyons, France)

Mainly in French. Site for the print journal. Covers, arts, literature, cinema, music, theater, etc. Has selected full text articles. "...offers a French-language listings diary and information service updated every day, and a condensed monthly version in English." http://www.africultures.com


Afrique Horizon Magazine

"a bi-monthly printed magazine covering all aspects of African music, politics, culture and society - in French." Maintained by Nick Beddow. http://mendota.english.wisc.edu/~danky/diaspora/afddatabase.html


Has music tour schedules, workshops in dance and percussion, organizations, a discussion group, articles, race & identity in Cuba, films, photos, etc.   Based in Arlington, MA.  http://afrocubaweb.com

Afromix - Music

Promotes Afro-Caribbean music. Discographies of music by Artists, Countries, Styles, Instruments, Labels, Years. Announcements of music festivals, concerts. Links to related sites and sites selling CDs and videos. Site owned by Fabrice Gaillard of Paris, France. [KF] http://www.afromix.org/html/musique/index.fr.html

Afropop Worldwide

Radio program by Georges Collinet of music from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Has the program schedules, discographies, how to access African radio stations with links to African radio web sites, biographies of African recording artists, a glossary of African musical terms, an annotated bibliography of books and magazines, tour information, and African recipes! http://www.afropop.org/

Afro Sounds FM

"Afro-Sounds FM is a radio station based in the United Kingdom, London.The station was established in 2004 and is owned by TZ International Limited a registered company in the UK. We aim to entertain and inform Zimbabweans, South Africans and African music lovers in the whole world through the world wide web." http://www.afrosoundsfm.com/


Ama Ofosu-Barko, rock-soul singer-songwriter, from Ghana. Audio clips, performance schedule. http://hearama.com/


Describes the Nakibembe Xylophone Group, how to teach African music on xylophones. Supplies musical instruments, manuals, cassettes, and CDs of traditional Ugandan music. Has audio clips (need sound card, speakers). http://www.amadinda.fsnet.co.uk/

Amaize, Odekhiren

"Odekhiren Amaize, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Nigeria.... He was a Fellow at Opera Music Theater International, performing and studying under Jerome Hines, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow. ... the bass-baritone has performed internationally in recitals of art songs." He is seeking "African Art Songs composed in African or "foreign" languages from various parts of the continent (including works by male and female composers) in the Western Classical Tradition of 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries." Audio file samples of African-American, Russian art songs, Shakespeare sonnets. Use the Search to locate recordings by Amaize on the MSR Classics site. [KF] http://www.msrcd.com/1101Ode/1101Ode.html


Antwi, Kojo

Official site. "Kojo's music- Afro Pop is a well-tasty, magical blend of West Africa's Hi Life and Soukous,..." Discography, photographs, awards. Won Best Male Artist - West Africa, Kora Awards 2003. [KF] http://www.kojoantwi.com/


"the website of ComMattersKenya Limited, a Nairobi-based arts, culture, communications and media firm......covers fine art, books, music & dance, film, video & television, fashion & beauty, puppetry, storytelling & theatre, entertainment, leisure and lifestyle in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,..." Web magazine founded by Ogova Ondego. Articles on copyright in Kenya, homosexuality, festivals, etc. [KF] http://www.artmatters.info/

Les Ballets Africains, National Dance Company of the Rep. of Guinea

Official site. "formed in Paris in 1952 by distinguished Guinean choreographer, Keita Fodeba,..." History, photographs, information on musical instruments, sample video / audio clips. The company is managed by World Music Productions Inc., Wisconsin. [KF] http://www.lesballetsafricains.com/index.php

Banque audiovisuelle francophone, BAF

In French. Videos of life in Abidjan, African music and theatre, "Léopold Sédar Senghor, De la négriture à l'Universel," rap music in Senegal.  Includes some audio and video clips. http://www.espace-francophone.org/


Brother Ayouba

Reggae musician, band leader, songwriter from the Ivory Coast. Biography, audio clips of his music, photographs. He is based in California. http://www.Ayouba.com

the national anthem, and more. [KF] http://www.vungotela.page.vu/

Choice FM

Select 107.1 for live African popular music from Ghanaian DJ Uncle Sam of Africa and others. Based in London. http://www.choicefm.com/

Congo Rhythms

Congolese dance and drum related information, from dance classes, drum classes, workshops, to Congo Camp in California, Maui,and Paris; upcoming performances; biographies of master teachers (Malonga Casquelourd, Borrina Mapaka, Massengo Constant, Thomas Boukaka, Yelessa Antoinette and others), links to related sites. Malonga Casquelourd tragically died in an automobile accident June 15, 2003. Based in Oakland, California. [KF] http://www.congorhythms.org/

Dagara Music

About a video of Bernard Woma, head xylophonist and master drummer of the Ghana National Theatre, and his award winning ensemble, the Dagara Bewaa Culture Group, performed ancient music and dance. Has a slide show and video clips (requires sound card). http://www.dagaramusic.com/

 [Diop]Mamadou Diop and the Jolole Band

"The band performs original music composed and performed by Mamadou Diop of Sénégal, with Mamadou on vocals, rhythm guitar and hand drums; master drummer Ibrahima Camara from Sénégal on djembe, sabar and tama (talking) hand drums; Pavel Jirka from the Czech Republic on lead guitar; John Pfister of New York on bass guitar; Ted Sillars of Salem, MA on drum set, and Adam Zampino of Marblehead, MA on keyboards." Has audio clips. Based in Massachusetts. http://www.mp3.com/mamadou

Djembe African Drums

Sells drums made in Ghana, books, furniture, home decor crafts. "Trevor R. Getz, PhD, is our procurement expert. He is an Assistant Professor of African History at San Francisco State University." Has an FAQ, sells to wholesellers. [KF] http://www.djembe.biz


East African Popular Music - Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire

Page by Dr. Douglas Paterson (an anthropologist) with articles on Kenya, Tanzania popular music, annotated discographies by Paterson on Kenya and Tanzania music prepared for The Rough Guide to World Music, includes some audio clips. Information on Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga (Zaire) and other Zaire and Congo-B music and on CDs and LPs produced by Paterson. http://members.aol.com/dpaterson/eamusic.htm

Echos of Africa

FM radio music program (Cupertino, Calif. 91.5 FM - KKUP) featuring music from Africa and African inspired music. Produced by Emmanuel Nado. http://www.kkup.com/nado.html

Fly - Global Music Culture

World music. Articles on African musicians, African music festivals, events in the U.K. http://www.fly.co.uk/

France. Bibliotheque nationale. Voyages en Afrique - Music

In French. "900 volumes de textes, 30 titres de revues, 80 cartes venant des collections imprimées de la BnF, 20 heures d'enregistrements sonores des fonds du Musée de la parole et du geste et 6500 photographies issues des fonds de la Société de géographie." Access documents by type (books, journals, maps, photographs), geographic area, era. Part of the French national library's Gallica site. http://gallica.bnf.fr/VoyagesEnAfrique/

Contents include:
A Bibliography, a Chronology, and audio files of songs, music from the 1930s and earlier (see L'Afrique vue depuis la France).

Gateway of Africa

List of the African Top 10. New releases. Musician profiles with discographies of recent music and links to musician's web sites, if any. No audio files. http://www.gatewayofafrica.com/index.html

Ghana Music.com

Ghanaian music industry news, discussion forum, online polls. Some areas require registration. Has ads. Based in Accra, Ghana. http://www.ghanamusic.com

Gichuki, Sam

"Sam Gichuki was born in central Kenya.He was brought up in a Christian background." "MOLA AWE NASI" (God be with us) is an album that is more to gospel and in reggae rhythm,..." On the CD Baby web site for independent musicians. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gichuki

Graviton, African Arts Network

"a management and production company. Each year we work with a select group of artists from Africa to promote their activities on an international basis." Artists include King Sunny Ade. Their InterAfrican Publishing division offers copyright services. Based in Seattle, Washington. [KF] http://www.graviton.net/


Indiana University. Archives of Traditional Music

"the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States. Its holdings...include commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts." It has recordings made by Melville Herskovits, and Harold Courlander, the Lee Nichols Collection of interviews with African authors, and the Dennis Duerden Collection (lectures, interviews and readings by black poets and playwrights). http://www.indiana.edu/~libarchm/

International Centre for African Music and Dance (ICAMD) - U.S. Secretariat

"The International Centre for African Music and Dance (ICAMD) was established at the University of Ghana, Legon, during the 1992-93 academic year." The US Secretariat was established at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997. http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/icamd/

International Library of African Music 

"preserves historical recordings going back to 1929, all of Hugh Tracey's recordings and many from other researchers,..." One can search its database for music to purchase. Will offer MP3 music for purchase. Has lists by language and country of its Sound of Africa recordings. Their Music of Africa series is for those with a general interest in African music. Has the table of contents of its journal, African Music and the earlier African Music Society Newsletter and lists of its books, videos, symposia papers. Includes a feature on the xylophone music of the Chopi people of southern Mozambique and photos of musical instruments from several countries. Based at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. http://ilam.ru.ac.za

Jay Lou Ava

Progressive Afro-Jazz by guitarist composer arranger Jay Lou Ava."Born in Cameroon, Africa, guitarist Jay Lou first emerged with a spiritual, gospel-influenced sound that was partially inspired by his upbringing." "Jay Lou's style is a real fusion between jazz and modern African melodies, what he calls himself “Progressive Afro Jazz” Sample audio files (mp3). http://www.jaylou-ava.com


Kamanga, Alain

Musician, web site designer from Kinshasa, DRC. Audio clips, examples of his web portfolio. http://www.alainkamanga.com

Katamanto High Life Orchestra

A Danish-African orchestra. Site has audio files, photographs of the group. Maintained by Frank Bøgestrøm who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://frank.boegestroem.mobilixnet.dk/katamanto.html


[Koite] Habib Koite & Bamada

Malian guitarist Habib Koite and his band Bamada. Biography, audio clips, tour dates, press quotes. On the site of Putumayo World Music, Koite's recording label. http://www.putumayo.com/cd_artists/habib_koite_baro.html

Kongoi Productions

"Artists promotion, musicians management, booking and publishing company based in Oslo, Norway. Also offers African music, art and crafts." http://www.kongoi.com

Kora Awards

In French and English. All Africa Music Awards. "Kora was founded in 1994 by Ernest ADJOVI who now serves as Executive Producer. Kora was first broadcast in 1996 to 45 countries, and in 2002 Kora was broadcast in 78 countries." http://www.koraawards.co.za/


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tour schedule, discography, reviews, audio clips, photographs, some Zulu words and phrases. "The traditional music sung by Ladysmith Black Mambazo is called ISICATHAMIYA (Is-Cot-A-Me-Ya). It was born in the mines of South Africa....In 1993, at Nelson Mandela's request, Black Mambazo accompanied the future President,....to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway." [KF] http://www.mambazo.com/

Ladzekpo, C. K. - African Music and Dance

Page of the California-based musician/dancer/teacher, director of the African Music And Dance Esemble. Photos of Ewe rituals, audio clips, preview of a forthcoming cd-rom. http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/~ladzekpo/index.html

Lems-Dworkin, Carol - African Music Bibliographies

Information on the essay/bibliography, Africa in Scott Joplin's Music (1991),  on African Music: A Pan-African Annotated Bibliography (1991), and on Videos of African and African-Related Performance: an Annotated Bibliography (1996) which includes music and musician videos relating to Africa and the African diaspora. Ms. Lems-Dworkin is President of the World Music Center, Evanston, IL.  http://members.aol.com/lemsdworkn/index.htm

Lucky Dube

"Lucky Dube began his musical career in 1979 as a singer of Zulu "mbaqanga" music. In 1984, after a number of successful gold albums, Dube made the monumental transition to "Reggae..." http://imusic.com/showcase/contemporary/luckydube.html

Interview on the Jammin Reggae Archives website: http://niceup.com/interviews/lucky_dube

Audio clip from The Reggae Source site: http://www.reggaesource.com/cgi-bin/reviews/artist.cgi?searchstring=lucky+dube


Record company site, artist biographies, discographies, artist tour schedules. Cesaria Evora's label, her biography and discography. http://www.lusafrica.com

Lutaaya, Philly

Site honoring the Uganda musician who courageously acknowledged his illness from AIDS to save other Ugandans. Includes an audio clip from Philly Bongole Lutaaya's "Voices are Crying." Maintained by the the Open Vision Youth Club of Entebbe. [KF] http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=PHILLY

Madagascar Music on CD

List by Ian Anderson of Malagasy music on CD. http://www.frootsmag.com/content/madagascar/cdography/

Madunia African Music

"non-profit NGO, based in the Netherlands...founded to promote African music and support local initiatives of African musicians." Has audio clips, an essay on African pop music, video and audio clips of Mister II, a popular Tanzania rap musician. Site from the Netherlands. http://www.madunia.nl

Mapaka, Borrina

In French and English. Congolese musician, choreographer. Discography, tour schedule, photographs. http://membres.lycos.fr/borrinamapaka/

Mapfumo, Thomas

AnonymousWeb.com: Zimbabwe musician, fighter for social justice. Discography with photos of album tracks, biography, tour schedule, photos of former performers with Mapfumo. The company distributes his CDs. http://www.anonymousweb.com/thomas_mapfumo.html

Thomas Mapfumo received an honorary doctorate in music from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) 2001. Article. Photograph. http://www.ohiou.edu/toguna/


In French. African xylophones, marimbas, and the balafon. Includes database of artists, bibliography of books / articles, many audio clips of the music, reports and studies (in MS Word) on the balafon, discussion forum, discography, filmography, database by ethnic group / with photographs. Purchase CDs at the site. Website based in the Netherlands. http://www.marimbalafon.com

Mathis, Kane - Kora Music

Information and photographs on the making and playing of the Kora, a West African "harp" and the history of Jelis or griots. Mathis, based in Barrington, Illinois, studied with Jeli Ba Malamin Jobarteh and his family in The Gambia. Includes audio clips of Kora music (for those with sound cards/speakers) and African proverbs collected by Mathis. http://www.kairarecords.com/kane

[Mbassi] Coco Mbassi

Cameroon singer / composer, now based in Europe. "Winner of the 1996 Radio France Internationale Decouvertes 'prize in the African music category." Discography, reviews. [KF] http://www.coco-mbassi.com/


"...a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public regarding traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe, including mbira music, and to develop a library of recordings to preserve that music." Information on Mbira performers, their recordings The Director, Erica Azim, teaches mbira workshop groups and mbira camps. Based in Berkeley, California. http://www.mbira.org/


Mtukudzi, Oliver "Tuku"

Zimbabwe musician. Biography, discography, tour dates, mailing list. Maintained by "Taigiseadh." The non-profit site, Kubatana has an audio clip and information about his album, Tuli Bamuchaala - We are the oprhans, made with orphans from AIDS. http://www.taigiseadh.com/olivermtukudzi.html

Muna, Bachot

"Born in Cameroon, with no formal training, Bachot Muna is author, composer and pianist singer, covering a great variety of musical trends : Jazz, Funk, Classical and Soul Makossa." "Bachot won the awards of "best singer" and "best clip" of 1998 in Cameroon." Biography, audio files. http://www.bachotmuna.com

Music and Musicians in Namibia

On Ngatukondje Nganjone. Artist profile, photographs, audio samples, Maintained by software developer Uwe Thiem. [KF] http://www.uwix.iway.na/music/music.html

Music Uganda.com

"owned by Music Uganda Ltd which is an organization that deals with promotion of Ugandan music, artists and culture. The website project is being run by young and enthusiastic people, most of whom are musicians in their own ways." Has a page of free music downloads, musicians and their biographies / photographs arranged under Groups, Individual Artists, Traditional music, Choirs, lyrics, videos, has links to other Uganda music sites worldwide. Offers free ringtones, deejay biographies (radio, TV, club), event photos, professional music services, information on traditional instruments. Hosts the Uganda Hip Hop Foundation. [KF] http://www.musicuganda.com/

Musiques Afro-Caribéennes

In French. Information by artist, country, styles, labels, instruments. Has an article, in French, on African music in France, links to other music sites. Non-commerical site by Fabrice Gaillard. http://www.mediaport.net/Music/

Nairobi City Syndicate

Hosts Mtaa FM online radio - East African Hip Hop and R&B. Discussion forums, sells Kenyan CDs. Web site based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.nairobicity.net

Nam Music.com - 'Home of the Namibian Stars'

Artist biographies, photographs. Requires registration (free) to listen to music online. http://www.nammusic.com

N'dour, Youssou

In French and English. Official site. "singer, songwriter, and composer, Youssou's mix of traditional Senegalese m'balax with eclectic influences ranging from Cuban samba to hip hop, jazz, and soul has won him an international fan base of millions." Discography, photographs, his projects (Joko internet project, AIDS education, etc.), lyrics, etc. http://www.youssou.com/


Nii Tettey Tetteh

About a Ghanaian musician seeking to preserve traditional music which is endangered as older musicians die. Tetteh offers workshops and music tours which cover drumming, the traditional flute, gourds, dance. A biography, photos, audio samples from CDs (needs Real Player, sound card, speakers). Sells videos. http://ghanadrumschool.com/

Prince Diabate

"Master kora player and vocalist from Guinea." Biography, performance schedule, brief audio clips from his new CD, "New Life." Based in Beverly Hills, CA. http://www.princediabate.com/

Radio Afrodicia - KPFK 90.7 FM

Web site of a North Hollywood, California African music / world beat program run by DJ Nnamdi Moweta. Includes photographs, information on a local summer music festival with groups from Africa, Braziil, Cuba. Has a CD exchange. Nnamdi is founder of the Greencard music label. http://www.afrodicia.com  E-mail: afrodicia@earthlink.net

Radio do Canal Angola da Quakenet

In Portuguese. Need to download playlists. Listen to Angolan music - kizomba. (requires soundcard, speakers/headset). The Embassy of Angola U.K. site also has kizomba music. Web site based in Toronto, Canada. http://www.CanalAngola.net


Refugee All Stars

Site, with movie trailer, for a film about refugee Sierra Leone musicians. One can purchase their debut album. http://www.refugeeallstars.org/v2/index.html



Site about percussion instruments found in West Africa and the Caribbean. One can purchase drums, shakers, bells, CDs and cassettes. All instruments are designed by Joe Agu and are made in the US. Has a list of U.S. retail stores. Rhythms is based in Sunnyvale, California. [KF] http://www.Afrorhythms.com/

Saint Louis African Chorus

"To preserve and encourage the performance of choral music in African languages....among people in America and other parts of the African Diaspora." Founded and directed by Fred Onovwerosuoke. Their Newsletter (includes profiles such as for Akin Euba). Announcements of other African vocal groups' events, profiles of groups (such as Hewale). "...5-day festival of choral music, rhythms and dances of Africa will include concerts, demonstrations, interactive tutorial classes, lessons, workshops, seminars, etc..." Features Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Mor Thiam, Mariama-Ba, Anicet Mundundu, and the St. Louis African Chorus. Based in St. Louis, Missouri. http://www.africanchorus.org/

Samputu's World

In French. Site of Rwandan musician, Jean 'Paul Samputu, winner of the 2003 Kora Award for the Most Promising African Male Artist. Biography, discography. Based in Namur, Belgium. [KF] http://www.samputu.com


Skint Productions

Sells cds of Ugandan musicians. Based in London. http://www.skintpro.ndo.co.uk/

Somali Lyrics

"First website dedicated to Somali song lyrics." Search for song lyrics, request lyrics. Vote in surveys on songs, musicians. Links to related sites. Maintained by Mohamed Yuusuf. [KF] http://www.somalilyrics.com/

Tarika Roots

On Folk Roots magazine's web site. Provides the tour schedule and discography for the TARIKA roots music group. http://www.frootsmag.com/tarika/ or http://www.tarika.nu/

Tinder Records

Has Afro-Cuban albums, Toure Toure, Cape Verde music, Henri Dikongue, Fantcha, Paris Combo, Chiwoniso, etc., with MP3 audio clips. Based in San Rafael, CA. http://www.tinderrecords.com/


Voices of Africa

All women's a cappella and percussion ensemble. Director and founder is Nana Akosua Baakan Agyiriwah. "Songs from Nigeria, Ghana, Cuba, Brazil and the Americas along with Gospel and Children's Songs are performed" accompanied by traditional West African Percussion instruments. Offers workshops. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.voicesofafrica.net/


Locate African radio stations by country. If you have a sound card/speakers/RealPlayer, listen to local music and news. http://www.vtuner.com/

Wemba, Papa

In French. Biography of the Congolese (DRC) musician, audio clips (MP3), discography, filmography, photographs, message board. http://papawemba.chez.tiscali.fr/index2.html

Zimbabwean Music Festival

The largest annual gathering in North America for students, teachers, performers and fans of Zimbabwean music. Festival information, music clips, links to Zimbabwe music sources, an e-mail newsletter and more. http://www.zimfest.org

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