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African Acronyms - Review
of African Political Economy
- Africa - related acronyms provided by the academic journal, Review
of African Political Economy. Examples of the acronyms use in articles
are given. http://www.roape.org/acronym1.html
- See also
- Acronym Finder.
Not bad at finding Africa-related acronyms, though it does not include many
African political parties. "It can be searched using wildcards for
both acronyms and within meanings, and Boolean keywords within meanings."
- In English and Dutch. An artistically oriented directory to web sites
and information on Africa. Features African
virtual art exhibitions, examples - Antognoni Brunhoso (Angola), Gaba Meschac (Benin), Hama
Goro (Mali), Dominic Tshabangu (South Africa). Covers Africa related
events in the Netherlands, news for African artists Has a directory
of Dutch organizations focusing on Africa. Its Africans in
Holland is a directory to "locate African expertise and African
entrepreneurs in the Netherlands." They also design web sites. Contact:
- 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.
- Atlapedia Online
- Basic information for African countries (collected from a number of printed
sources). Includes a brief history for each country but it only covers up
to 1993. They publish a more extensive print version. Read the Legal Notice.
Excerpts: "you may print one copy or download one copy
of the materials or portion thereof to a single computer for your NON-COMMERCIAL,
PERSONAL HOME OR SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY, PROVIDED THAT any copy of
the materials or portion thereof must include a copyright and trademark
notice." From Latimer Clarke Corp, Queensland, Australia.
- Has a Currency Museum with photographs of banknotes from Africa. For South Africa has currency as old as 1896, from 1909 for Angola, British West Africa from 1918, from the Belgian Congo 1914, from French West Africa 1929, from Germa East Africa 1905, from the BCEAO "Banknotes of West African States" 1959, Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1956 and more. Site from Asheville, North Carolina. [KF] http://www.banknotes.com/ See also World Paper Money Collection by Ron Wise.
Broadcasting Company - Africa Across the Continent
- Daily life, profiles of kids, quizzes, a clickable
map leading to country facts and audio files of the national anthem
(requires sound card, speakers or headset). [KF] http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/find_out/specials/newsround_extra/africa/html/default.stm
- Contemporary Africa Database
- "information concerning prominent Africans, African organisations,
and dates in the African calendar." Find People, Organizations, information
by Countries. From the Africa Centre, London. http://www.africaexpert.org/
- Convert gallons to ounces, gallons to liters, pounds to kilograms,
acres to hectares, kilometers to miles, etc. Also temperature conversions (Fahrenheit - Celsius). Maintained by Sergey
- [Cost of Living - Cities] Mercer Human Resource Consulting - Cost of Living and Quality of Living 2006
- Ranks the top 50 cities in the Mercer 2006 Cost of Living Survey and the top 50 cities in
Quality of Living. http://www.mercerhr.com/knowledgecenter/reportsummary.jhtml/dynamic/idContent/1095320
The Most Expensive African Cities are (most expensive at the top):
No. 27 - Douala, Cameroon (was No. 22 in 2005)
No. 31 - Lagos, Nigeria (was No. 96 in 2005)
No. 41 - Lusaka, Zambia (No. 123 in 2005)
No. 45 - Abidjan (No. 26 in 2005)
No. 46 - Dakar (No. 36 in 2005)
- Earth Calendar
- Holidays events world wide. http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Now subscription only for full text. For Africa covers
history, economy, land, major cities, people, government, cultural life,
has maps, flags. Includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. [Stanford
users go to the Databases
- Encyclopedia of the
- An internet only encyclopedia. Articles on countries and topics.
Encyclopedia created by Tore Kjeilen.
- Sells international flags in sizes 3' x 5', 4' x 6', and 5' x 8'. Information on African historical flags. Based in Warminster, PA. http://www.flagdom.com/international-flags
- Sells small and large African and other flags. http://www.flagline.com/
- Flags of the World
- Extensive information, historical flags. Connected with the Flags of the World discussion
- Flags of the World - CIA World Factbook
- Flag image plus description of the flag. No historical backgrouond. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/flagsoftheworld.html
3D Animated Flags
- "All 3D Flags and GIF Animations in our gallery are free to be used
on your home page when you link to 3DFlags.com." http://www.3dflags.com/
Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- Put in the name of a place and the database provides country, longitude,
latitude. From the Getty Information Institute, Los Angeles, California.
Population Distribution Database
- "This project has provided a population database depicting the worldwide
distribution of population in a 1X1 latitude/longitude grid system. The
database is unique, firstly, in that it makes use of the most recent data
available (1990). Secondly, it offers true apportionment for each grid cell....."
The database, by Yi-Fan Li, consists of 3 datasets compiled in dBase IV
format. It was prepared for the UN Environment Programme. Table with population
by country: http://grid2.cr.usgs.gov/globalpop/1-degree/results.html
- Human Flower Project
- "an international newsgroup, photo album and
discussion of how people live through flowers." Use the Search box to
find references to flowers and Africa, such as the Kenya flower industry.
Julie Ardery, a writer in Austin, Texas. http://www.humanflowerproject.com
See also Kenya Flower Council. http://www.kenyaflowers.co.ke/
- A free general reference site using The Columbia Encyclopedia.
Has African country facts, a dictionary, information on sports, entertainment.
Produced by the company which publishes the print Information Please Almanacs.
Site may generate pop-up ads. http://www.infoplease.com/index.html
- International Phone / Country Dialling Codes
- American Computer Resources.
Arranged by country and by numerical code. http://www.the-acr.com/codes/cntrycd.htm
Country Code.org. Find phone country codes, by country.
International Country Calling Codes. Country and city codes. Time of day. http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/
- Internet Library - Sub-Saharan Africa
- In German, English, French. Search the combined Africa-related library catalogs of the Frankfurt University Library, the Africa Library of the GIGA Hamburg Information Centre, the African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands and World Affairs Online. Includes journal articles, conference papers, internet resources and a Database (in German) of German Junior Researchers in African Studies. http://www.ilissafrica.de/en/
- Librarians' Index
to the Internet
- Extensive annotated guide to internet resources for all subjects. Includes
the Middle East. Has a search facility. Maintained by Carole Leita. http://lii.org/
- Library of Congress Authorities
- A place to check the correct name spelling and birth year of prominent
people and authors. Also find the main entry used by U.S. libraries for
government bodies and the form used by most U.S. libraries for subjects.
- Library of
Congress Country/Area Studies Handbooks
- Has the full-text of the "Army Area Handbooks" long used as
basic reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics,
national security of each country. Covers Angola, Chad, Comoros,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Indian Ocean, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zaire. One can search
across all countries or any combination of countries and browse the table
of contents for a specific country. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
- Photos and explanations about African automobile license plates . http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/world/AF.html
- Limb, Peter,
"An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet"
- An extensive list of internet resources for African Studies by Univ. of
Western Australia librarian, Peter Limb. Originally produced in June 1995.
- National Anthems
of African Countries
- Go to the bottom of the page for Country Profiles. Select the country;
there will be a link to an audio file of the national anthem. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/
- Norwegian Council
for Africa - Index on Africa
- Web resources arranged by country and subject. Was the Norwegian Council
for Southern Africa. Now covers Sub-Saharan Africa. http://www.afrika.no/index/index.html
- One World - Nations Online
- Online encyclopedia, myriad facts on all African countries. "Made to improve cross-cultural understanding and global awareness." Maintained by Klaus Kästle. http://www.nationsonline.org/
- Qlock - World Clock
- Find the time in any African country. Add the time to your own web site. http://www.qlock.com/time/gmaps?map=1
- Sunrise - Sunset Times in African Countries - GAISMA
- "sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk times for the whole year" Also as a graph. Latitude,
Longitude, Time zone. Maintained by
Matti Tukiainen. Based in Finland. http://www.gaisma.com/
- Surface Distance Between Two Points of Latitude and Longitude
- Find the distance (in kilometer and miles) between two places / cities, if you know the latitude and longitude. You can find the latitude and longitude at Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can also find the latitude and longitude by placing your cursor over the location. Site maintained by John A. Byers. http://www.chemical-ecology.net/java/lat-long.htm
- [Thesaurus] Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary and
- Has lots of ads on the site. http://www.m-w.com
- Time and Date.com
- Find the time in African cities, sunrise, sunset, dialling codes and how to make a phone call to the city, geographic coordinates. http://www.timeanddate.com/
For the time in any U.S. city see TimeTemperature.com
- Today's Date
- Douglas Zongker
- Gives today's date in multiple world calendars, Islamic, Ethiopic, etc.
- UNICEF - Progress of Nations
- Comparisons of access to sanitation, nutrition, health, education, women
in government, a comparison of aid by industrialized countries, statistical
tables comparing population, births, mortality, GNP, primary school
enrolment, and more. Ceased publication after 2000. Also see UNICEF Statistics
by country and topic.
- U.S. Central
Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members
- Provides for all countries from Angola to Zimbabwe a list of the President,
Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador
to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/index.html
States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
- Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation,
communication, defense. Prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
- U.S. Department of State.
Background Notes on Africa
- Geography, people, government, economy, history, government and political
conditions, principal government officials, foreign relations, defense,
U.S. relations with each country, U.S. diplomats, travel and business information.
- University of Pennsylvania
African Studies Site
- Extensive internet resource for African studies. Has many full-text publications
and a search engine for the site. Includes gif
files for all African flags. http://www.africa.upenn.edu/
- "The purpose of this website is to provide Africa related products
and information to users..." Has job postings and a directory of links
to Africa-related sites. Based in Madison, Wisconsin. [KF] http://www.africansnetwork.com/
- Weather Bonk
- Find the weather and amount of rainfall by month in African cities. Enter the city name in the Search box. http://www.weatherbonk.com/
- Who's Who of Southern Africa
- Covers mainly South African individuals but also people from Southern Africa. http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/
- In Italian and English. "a project designed to Africanize Wikipedia through networks, research projects, publications, and events." In conjunction with the 2007 Festivaletteratura of Mantua, the lettera27 Foundation organized a series of workshops to contribute new African entries to Wikipedia. http://www.wikiafrica.it/
- World Flag Database
- Has gifs images of small and large flags. "The flags include the
national and state flags, ensigns, and sub-national flags. Where countries
have changed their flags in the last few years the old flag is also shown."
The flags come from the Flag
Institute. Site maintained by Graham Bartram . http://www.flags.net/
- World Gazetteer
- Provides current population figures for cities, towns and places of all
countries, largest cities of the world, images
of national flags, clickable maps showing the most important cities.
Has links to population statistics, maps, geocoordinates. http://www.world-gazetteer.com/
- World Port Source
- Find African ports, facts about them and a satellite image of the port. http://www.worldportsource.com/
- Provides the current time of day, sunrise, and sunset for 550
cities worldwide. Notes if there is a holiday that day. An interactive globe
shows daylight, twilight, and night. From HAB Software, Hamburg, Germany.
- World Timer Server
- Find the current time in any African country. http://www.worldtimeserver.com/
- Zell, Hans - Using
Google for African Studies Research: A Guide to Effective Web SEarching
- An extensive report on using Google for African studies research. 119
pages total. Zell is head of Hans Zell Publishing based in Scotland. http://www.hanszell.co.uk/google/
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