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- British Broadcasting Company - Ghana Timeline
Broadcasting Company - Nigeria Timeline
- Covers 1861 - April 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1067695.stm
Broadcasting Company - World Service - Africa
- Use the Search box to locate a history timeline and country profile for
African countries. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/
Broadcasting Company - The Story of Africa
- "the history of the continent from an African perspective."
"from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid"
by major African historians (Jacob Ajayi, George Abungu, Director-General
of the National Museums of Kenya and others). Includes audio of each segment
of the BBC program. (Requires sound card, speaker or headphone). Each segment
has a timeline, bibliography, useful links. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/
- In French. Official Burkina Faso government site. Chronology covers 12000
BP (BC + 2000) - 1960. http://www.primature.gov.bf/histoire/gdates.htm#Entre
Brycchan - Slavery Chronology
- A chronology of slavery, abolition, and emancipation, from the fifteenth
century to the present day with details of the main historical and cultural
events related to slavery. Dr. Carey is Lecturer in English Literature,
Kingston University, U.K. [KF] http://www.brycchancarey.com/slavery/chrono1.htm
[Central African Republic] Sangonet
- In French. Site with a large section about the CAR, news, history, politics,
society, has a chronology
of the "Présence française en Oubangui-Chari (1800-1966)."
Site based in Le Blanc Mesnil, France. http://www.sangonet.com/Centrafrique.html
References: Cabo Verde / Cape Verdean American
- Twenty page chronology of Cape Verde, 1460-1997, by Raymond A. Almeida.
Part of the Cape
Verde Page maintained by Almeida and Richard Leary. http://www.umassd.edu/specialprograms/caboverde/cvchrono.html
- Congonline - Chronology
of DRC History
- In French. 500 - 1960. From Afriq'Info a.s.b.l., Bruxelles, Belgium. http://www.congonline.com/Histoire/les.htm
Republic of Congo Assessment
- Version 4 September 1999" prepared by the U. K. Immigration &
Nationality Directorate, Home Office, Country Information and Policy Unit.
35 pages. Includes a history since independence and a chronology
(1885 to August 1999). Part of AsylumLaw.org
which helps individuals win asylum. [KF] http://www.asylumlaw.org/
- Dutch Portuguese
- Dutch in South Africa, Portuguese language heritage in Africa, European
forts in Ghana, Madagascar, Chronology
of Portuguese possessions in Africa, Chronology
of Dutch Possessions in Africa, the Dutch in Mauritius, bibliographies.
Maintained by Marco Ramerini from Firenze, Italy. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Styx/6497/
- Brief chronology from 1889 - June 2000. From the Paris newspaper, Le
Monde diplomatique. http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/en/2000/07/13ethiopiabox
- France. Bibliotheque
nationale. Voyages en Afrique - Chronology
- 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 and a Chronology.
in Africa - Kenya
- 16th century to 1963. From the Goa web site, based in Mississauga, Ontario,
- Histoire de l'Afrique
- In French. Site created by historians from West African universities. Contents
annuaire des historiens [with current research, publications, activities),
news (conferences, publications,
etc.), chronologies for
West Africa and each of the countries covered: Burkina
Faso, Togo, Niger, Mali, Sénégal.
maps from the book,
Afrique Noire. Histoire et civilisations, edited
(Paris, Hatier, 2004 - right click and open separately for a larger
map) and a bibliography on
West African history. The web site has support from the
Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.
African History Sourcebook - Paul Halsall
- Has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics. Includes
the Black Athena Debate, human origins, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, Islam in
Africa, West African kingdoms, Great Zimbabwe, religion, the slave trade,
excerpts from "Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African" (London, 1789),
David Livingstone, excerpt from Edward Morel's
Black Man's Burden, 1903, Nkrumah,
of June 23, 1956, Jomo
Kenyatta speech 1952, Arusha
Declaration, 1967, speech
by Kenneth Kaunda on African Development and Foreign Aid (1966), statements/speeches
Unilateral Declaration of Independence 1965, and more. Maintained by
Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
Jomo - Chronology
- Chronology of Jomo Kenyatta's life and thus part of Kenya's history (late
19th c. to 1978). Text is copyright by Newspread International, and is taken
from the Kenya Factbook, 15th edition, 1997-1998. http://www.rcbowen.com/kenya/government/kenyatta.html
PBS. Liberia's Civil War
- Profile of Charles Taylor, articles from 1996 to 2003, video clips, article
by Somini Sengupta, New York Times reporter. Essays and lessons for schools
(The Story of Liberia, Liberia and the U.S., economic factors and U.S. foreign
policy), a historical
chronology, From PBS, the public television organization. [KF] http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/liberia/index.html
- Mariners Museum,
Virginia - Age of Exploration
- Exhibit designed for K-12. Timeline of exploration by Hanno, Ibn Battuta, Bartholemeu
Dias, Prince Henry the Navigator http://www.mariner.org/age/index.html
- Metropolitan Museum of Art. Timeline of Art History
- The African Art section covers different regions (Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Guinea Coast, Southern Africa, Western & Central Sudan, Archaeology & Rock Art). Maps, bibliographies, timeline for the continent. Explanations of features in the works depicted. Covers pre-colonial African empires & kingdoms, Islam in Africa, Christianity in Ethiopia and the Kongo Kingdom, African leadership, women, Trade among European and African precolonial nations, etc. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm
- Minorities at Risk
- See the Sub-Saharan
Africa table. Click on the ethnic group name to find a chronology. Dates
vary. The project is based at the Center for International Development and
Conflict Management, University of Maryland. [KF] http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/inscr/mar/
- 300 A.D. to 1993. Site by Natalina Teixeira Monteiro, a CapeVerdian Ph.D.
student at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ). Part of her "Mozambique,
Women in the Informal Economy." http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~nm5/Chronology.html
Chronology - Centre d'étude d'Afrique noire, Institut d'Etudes
Politiques de Bordeaux (Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV)
- In French. 1959 - to date. http://www.cean.u-bordeaux.fr/etat/chronologie/senegal.html
- Senegal Online
- History Chronology
- Select History, then Key Dates. 2nd century to 2000. Site based in France.
- [Sierra Leone] Accord
- "Paying the Price. The Sierra Leone Peace Process"
- Full text of the Accord Special issue, No. 9. Includes documents
(The Abidjan Agreement, Conakry Peace Plan, Lome Agreement), a Chronology,
1787-June 2000, profiles of key figures/organizations, maps, a bibliography
with web sites. Published by Conciliation Resources, London, U.K. [KF] http://www.c-r.org/accord/accord9/index.htm
- Smithsonian National
Museum of Natural History - African Voices
- Select History. Then each section has a timeline at the bottom of the
screen. Covers human origins to the present. http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/
- [Somalia] Chronology
of Digil & Mirifle History of Somalia
- Part of ArlaadiNet created by Somali Inter-Riverine Community Assoc.,
Bankstown, Australia. [KF] http://arlaadinet.com/D&MHistory/chronology_of_digil.htm
of South Africa: A Chronology
- 200 A.D. to 1998. Part of the site for Post
Imperial and Post Colonial Literature in English, by Sean O'Toole,
a South African who studied English literature at the University of Witwatersrand
between 1987-89. Based at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). http://landow.stg.brown.edu/post/sa/sachron.html
- [South Africa] Luckhardt,
Ken and Brenda Wall - "Organize or Starve: the History of the South
African Congress of Trade Unions"
- Full text of the print publication, (London : Lawrence and Wishart, 1980.
520 pp.) Includes a trade union chronology
African History Online - Chronology
- An NGO, people's history online, based in Sunnyside, South Africa. Has
a History of Film in South Africa (including a chronology),
a history classroom section, This Day in History, a chronology of South
African history, topics (African independence, Black Consciousness,
Black education, Gandhi, Paul Kruger, Umkhonto we Sizwe, passive resistance,
the United Nations and apartheid, apartheid legislation, Nelson Mandela,
HIV AIDS in South Africa, etc.). [KF] http://www.sahistory.org.za/
The Online Wall of Remembrance has biographies
/ photographs of anti-apartheid leaders, a list of banned
people. "We are inviting you to help us with biographical details,
letters, diaries, articles, photographs and reminiscences on those South
Africans, people in your family communities people who played a leading
role in the struggle."
- Womens' Struggle in South Africa has a women's chronology, biographies
/ photographs, historical account from 1828, profiles of women's organizations,
women's issues, sources.
East India Company, Vereenigde Landsche Ge-Oktroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie,
VOC History: http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/voc/voc.htm
Great Trek: http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/great-trek/great-trek1.htm
Histories. The African National Congress, United Democratic Front
Rand Rebellion of 1922: http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/randrevolt/rand-revolt.htm
21 March 1960: includes classroom topics. http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/sharpevill/menu.htm
16 - Youth Day, the Soweto Uprising: http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/june16/june16-frameset.htm
African Wars: http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/anglo-boer-wars/anglo-boer-war1.htm
Trial, 1956-1961: with brief biographies of the defendants. http://sahistory.org.za/pages/specialprojects/treasonTrial/menu.htm
- [Sudan] Lobban, Richard
- Chronolgy of Ancient Nubia
- Covers from 3-1.5 Million BP to 1504 AD. From the book, Historical
Dictionary of Ancient Nubia, Scarecrow Press. To be pub. 2002. One can
contact Dr. Lobban at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Togo - Union
des forces de changement, UFC
- In French. 15th century to 1963 and 1963 to 1991. From an opposition Togolese
party based in France. http://www.ufc-togo.com/analyse/t_historique.htm
University. Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and
- 15th to 19th century timeline of slavery in the U.S. Part of the Lesson
Plan for the Amistad
Case from the Center. http://www.yale.edu/glc/curriculum/amistad/abolitionism.html
Author: Kalley, Jacqueline A. (Jacqueline Audrey)
Title: Southern African political history : a chronology of key
political events from independence to mid-1997 / compiled by Jacqueline
A. Kalley, Elna Schoeman, and L.E. Andor ; assisted by Abdul Samed Bemath,
Claire Kruger, and Beth Strachan ; foreword by Peter Vale.
Imprint: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Physical Description: xvii, 904 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Covers Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia,
South Africa (1961 + ), Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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