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African Newspapers Online

African News Resources on the Internet

African Newspapers held at Yale

Guides to Newspapers and Periodicals

African News Resources on the Internet General News

  • AFRICA NEWS on the World Wide Web - news from more than 80 different sources, including 40 top African news organizations. Individual country news available. Continuously updated. Good resource.
  • Africa Intelligence - there is a charge for articles and archives. Free e-mail alert on articles of interest.
  • Africa Online - covers eight countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia.
  • African News Online - links to newspapers, news agencies, online newsradio and television, and news-by-email subscriptions.
  • African Perspective - weekly publication of news and analysis.
  • BBC World Service: Africa - news compiled by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • CNN.com - Inside Africa - weekly program on economic, social and cultural affairs and trends in Africa.
  • FACTIVA (formerly Dow Jones Interactive) (Access by Yale IP recognition) - from the home page, select Publications Library, click on Change Publications, and choose from the following options:
    A. Region ---> from pulldown menu choose Africa: All publications
    B. Title ---> from pulldown menu choose BBC Monitoring - Daily news service covering more than 140 countries in more than 70 languages. News bulletin are monitored live and translated into English.
  • Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) - seeks to cover the full range of humanitarian issues from the abuse of human rights to the environment.
  • LexisNexis Academic (Access by Yale IP recognition) - a full-text news and information service that provides access to newspapers, magazines, transcripts, business and legal information.
  • OneWorldAfrica - emphasis on development, environmental and human rights activities.
  • PANAPRESS Africa Wire - news from national radios, daily newspapers, and press agencies.
  • World News Connection (Dialog) (Access by Yale IP recognition) - provides the latest two years worth of full text and summaries of newspaper articles, speeches, conference proceedings, television & radio broadcasts, books, and reports which have been collected and translated by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service.

News Resources by Country

Angola Benin Botswana
Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad
Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Djibouti Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethtiopia Gabon
Gambia Ghana Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Madagascar Malawi
Mali Mauritania Mauritius
Mozambique Namibia Niger
Nigeria Réunion Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe Senegal Seychelles
Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa
St. Helena Sudan Swaziland
Tanzania Togo Uganda
Zambia Zimbabwe  

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African Newspapers Received at Yale

Below is a list of African newspapers to which Yale has subscriptions. Newspapers are generally kept for 6-12 months in the Newspaper Room of Sterling Memorial Library until the microfilm editions arrive. Links are provided to the Internet versions of the newspapers if available.


  • Botswana Guardian - web -- Keep for 1 year


  • The Post - web -- Keep for 6 months

Congo, Democratic Republic of

  • Elima (Kinshasa) -- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator
  • Forum des as -- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator
  • Le Potentiel (Kinshasa) - web -- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator
  • Salongo -- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator


  • Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa) -- Keep for 1 year


  • The Ghanaian Times - web -- Keep for 1 year


  • The Standard (Nairobi) - web -- Keep for 1 year
  • Sunday Nation (Nairobi) -- Keep for 1 year
  • Taifa Leo (Nairobi) - web -- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator


  • Lesotho Today (Maseru)-- Keep for 6 months
  • Mololi (Maseru)-- Keep for 2 years and send to African Curator


  • Daily Independent - web -- Keep for 6 months
  • The Guardian (Lagos) - web -- Keep for 6 months
  • This Day (Lagos) - web -- Keep for 6 months


  • Les Soleil - web -- Keep for 6 months
  • Wal Fadjri - web -- Keep for 6 months

South Africa

  • Die Afrikaner (Pretoria) -- Keep for 1 year
  • City Press (Johannesburg) - web -- Keep for 6 months
  • Ilanga (Durban) - web -- Keep for 6 months
  • Sunday Times (Johannesburg) - web -- Keep for 1 year


  • Sunday News (Dar-es-Salaam) - web -- Keep for 2 years
  • Uhuru (Dar-es-Salaam) -- Keep for 2 years


  • Sunday Vision (Kampala) - web -- Keep for 6 months


  • The Sunday Mail (Harare) - web -- Keep for 1 year
  • Zimbabwean - web -- Keep for 2 years

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Blake, David. Periodicals from Africa: a bibliography and union list of periodicals published in Africa. First supplement. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1984.
SML Reference Z3503 +T73 Suppl. (LC)
Supplements earlier work by Carole Travis.
Newspapers in microform. Foreign countries. Ed. by the Catalog Publication Division, Library of Congress]. Washington: Library of Congress, 1948/72-
SML Reference Z6945 +U555 (LC)
Travis, Carole. Periodicals from Africa: a bibliography and union list of periodicals published in Africa. Boston: G. K. Hall, c1977.
SML Reference Z3503 +T73 (LC)
U.S. Library of Congress. African Section. Sub-Saharan Africa: A guide to serials. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1970.
A bibliography of some 4000 journals relating to Africa south of the Sahara published in Western languages or in African languages that use the Roman alphabet. Listing is alphabetical, with title, language and place of publication, date of first issue, frequency, and Library of Congress holdings noted for each entry. Does not include newspapers.
The Cooperative African Newspapers Project has a more current guide to specific newspapers in US libraries and is constructing a database of US holdings of African titles.
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