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Jahrbuch fur europaische Uberseegeschichte
(Wiesbaden, Germany)
Annual, in German, published by der Forschungsstiftung für vergleichende europäische Überseegeschichte. (Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz.) Has the table of contents.

Examples of articles (Paul Jenkins: Sources of Unexpected Light. Experiences with Old Mission Photographs in Research on Overseas History) and book reviews (Johannes Leo der Afrikaner und seine Beschreibung des Raumes zwischen Nil und Niger nach dem Urtext; Prinzessin Salme von Oman und Sansibar: Leben im Sultanspalast; Grundbesitz, Landkonflikte und kolonialer Wandel. Duala 1880 bis 1960). [KF]
Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
Full text articles from the e-journal, from Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001. Published by Africa Resource Center, Inc., Endicott, New York. Edited by Nkiru Nzegwu. Includes a Topical Issues section (ex. Female Genital Mutilation, other issues). or
Jeune Afrique l'Intelligent (Paris)
In French. Selection of full text articles from the print weekly magazine which began publication in 1960 as Jeune Afrique. Has an extensive online backfile of older articles (will eventually go back to Jan. 1996). Published by Groupe Jeune Afrique.
Journal des Africanistes (Paris)
In French. Journal of the Société des Africanistes. Has the table of contents and abstracts, some full text articles, a keyword index. Formerly Journal de la Societe des Africanistes.
Journal of African Archaeology (Frankfurt)
In English and French. Published by Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt. Editorial office at J.-W. Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Began publication 2003; published twice a year.
Journal of African Business (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Quarterly journal on business and policy issues in reference to doing business in Africa. Edited by Dr. Sam C. Okoroafo, Professor of Marketing & International Business, University of Toledo, Ohio. Published by Haworth Press, Binghamton, N.Y.
Journal of African Cinemas
Full text issues are online. Began publication 2009, 2 issues per volume.,id=158/
Journal of African Cultural Studies
Has information on submitting articles.  (Formerly African Languages and Cultures). On the Taylor and Francis Group web site.
Journal of African Economies
Has the Table of Contents. Full text access (1999 + ) is available to subscribers. Produced by the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and published by Oxford Univ. Press. Libraries pay US$379-422 per year (4 issues).
Journal of African Elections (Johannesburg)
Published by the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. "an interdisciplinary biannual publication of research and writing in the human sciences, which seeks to promote scholarly understanding of electoral developments and democratic change in Africa."
Journal of African Finance & Economic Development (New York, NY)
Published by the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), a non-profit professional organization for academicians and practitioners. Based in the U.S.
Journal of African History
Major African history journal. Published by Cambridge University Press. Many universities offer their members full text access online.
Journal of African Law (Cambridge, U.K.)
Has a list of recent articles. Published for the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK by Cambridge University Press.
Journal of African Media Studies, JAMS (Bristol, UK)
Published by Intellect Ltd, Bristol, U.K. Interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal on the African media, culture and society. Covers broadcasting, the press, internet, and new media. One free issue is online.
Journal of African Policy Studies
Published by the Institute on African Affairs, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on African public policy issues. Has the table of contents, subscription information. The Editor is Dr. Moses K. Tesi. Libraries pay $78.00.
Journal of African Studies (Kyoto, Japan)
Bi-annual journal published by the Japan Association for African Studies (Kyoto). Has the table of contents. The Association promotes "studies and field research on nature, society, and humanities of the continent of Africa, and its nearby islands." It also publishes a newsletter, Nihon Africa Gakkai Kaiho. [KF]
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.
Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa (Harare)
Published by University of Zimbabwe Publications. Has the table of contents. Began publication with Vol. 1, no. 1 (1995). Copies of articles may be ordered from International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). Some U.S. and South African libraries subscribe.
Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Full text articles are on-line. "research findings and occasional interpretative reviews on the toxic effects in plants, animals or humans of natural or synthetic chemical occurring in the human environment." Based at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Journal of Asian and African Studies (Willowdale, Canada)
Founded 1965. Founding Editor is K. Ishwaran, Department of Sociology, York University, Canada. Published by Sage. Has the table of contents.
Journal of Asian and African Studies (Tokyo, Japan)
From the Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa(ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. "...publishes the result of academic research contributing to the understanding of language, culture and history in Asia and Africa."
Journal of Black Studies (Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California)
A full text journal for those at universities which subscribe to the Jstor journals online. It's Dec. 1990 issue features Afrocentricity.
Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Table of contents only of the latest issue. " interdisciplinary journal of research and writing in the human sciences - economics, political science, international affairs, military strategy, modern history, law, sociology, education, industrial relations, urban studies, demography, social anthropology, literature, development studies and related fields - which seeks to promote a scholarly understanding of developments and change in Africa." Libraries pay US$916-$964 per year (2 issues). For a less expensive journal, there is African Affairs US$566-596 per year, 4 issues per year..
Journal of Cultural Studies (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)
Published by the Nigerian Group for the Study of African Cultures (NIGSAC), a non-profit organisation which focuses on cultural and development issues in Africa. Based in the Department of English, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of article. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London).

For subscriptions outside Africa, see the Univ. of Wisconsin site.
Journal of Dagaare Studies (Hong Kong)
Publishes on the "arts and sciences that bear on the language, culture and society of the Dagaaba of West Africa." "Dagaare is the language of the Dagaaba (plural of Dagao), a predominantly agricultural community of approximately one million people located in north-western Ghana...called the Upper-West Region, and in south-western Burkina-Faso.... Has links to related sites such as an "on-line dictionary or lexical resource base of the basic vocabulary items in Dagaare with Cantonese and English equivalents." Based at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. [KF]
Journal of Democracy
For those whose institutions subscribe to the Project Muse online journals (Stanford, etc.), you can access the full-text of articles on democracy, elections, politics in African countries. Has an Election Watch from 1990 + Published by the National Endowment for Democracy and the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Journal of Development Studies
Has the table of contents. Founded in 1964 and published by the Taylor & Francis Group,, United Kingdom. Libraries pay $490 a year.
Journal of Eastern African Studies
Journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Published by Routledge. Articles in the humanities and social sciences, especially archaeology, history, linguistics and anthropology of Eastern Africa. Encourages interdisciplinary analysis.
Journal of Food Technology in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
"...launched in September 1996... after the first Africa-wide exhibition on the Food Processing Technologies at the K.I.C.C, Nairobi, Kenya, organised by the Research and Development Forum for Science Led Development in Africa (RANDFORUM)."  Has subscription and contributor information. Libraries pay $85 a year. Some full text articles are available from Bioline International.
Journal of Higher Education in Africa (Boston)
"a joint initiative between the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar, Senegal." Will maintain an African perspective. Free to educators and policy makers in Africa. Subscription required for those outside Africa. and
Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Medford, MA)
E-journal which "promotes the exchange of new ideas, previously unpublished research, and the critical write-up of field experience by field workers and researchers in humanitarian assistance". B ased at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). Formerly at University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K .Full text articles on Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,etc.
Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History
Has the table of contents.  A "forum for the...discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences..."  Published by Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom. Libraries pay $285 per year.
Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies (East Lansing, MI)
Journal has been suspended. An interdisciplinary publication sponsored by graduate students at Michigan State University and Rutgers University. Had the program for its inaugural conference February 12-14, 1999 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Libraries pay $40.00.
Journal of Language and Popular Culture in Africa (Amsterdam)
Full text articles. Published by Language and Popular Culture in Africa, an internet project set up by
Johannes Fabian and Vincent de Rooij of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Journal of Modern African Studies
"a quarterly survey of developments in modern African politics and society." Has the table of contents for current and past issues. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
Journal of Namibian Studies (Essen, Germany)
Published by Otjivanda Presse, Essen, Germany. An interdisciplinary journal covering the humanities and the social sciences. Abstracts of articles are on online.
Journal of Nigerian Studies (Durham, NH)
Online inter-disciplinary journal of the Nigerian Studies Association. Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.
Journal of Pan African Studies (Los Angeles)
"A scholary journal devoted to African world community studies, published four times a year." Maintained by Amen-Ra Community Assembly of California. The Editor is Itibari M. Zulu.

Articles include - Critical Indigenous African Education and Knowledge, by Itibari M. Zulu; The South Africa-Mali Timbuktu Project: Utilizing Skills and Talents to Advance the African Renaissanceby, by President Thabo M. Mbeki ; Pan African Dissertation Abstracts (in PDF)
Journal of Peace Conflict and Military Studies (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Published by the University of Zimbabwe. Centre for Defence Studies. Some full text articles from Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, 2000. Topics include: Pre-colonial Fortified Settlements in Northern Zimbabwe, 1550-1750 AD, the History of Umkhonto We Sizwe Between 1961–2000, The Malawi Army and the Disarming of the Malawi Young Pioneers, The Making of South Africa’s Defence Policy, 1990-99, Critical Assessment of Zimbabwe’s Demobilization and Reintegration Programmes, 1980-2000.
Journal of Peasant Studies
Has the table of contents.  Articles on "the political economy of agrarian change" and "the role of peasants in political, economic and social transformation." Has a "focus on considering peasants within the broader systems and historical situations in which they exist,..."  Published by Frank Cass, United Kingdom.
Journal of Psychology in Africa (Enugu, Nigeria & Sovenga, South Africa)
Has the table of contents. "Published biannually for the Working Group for African Psychology, the Journal of Psychology in Africa provides a forum for findings from psychological research in African and related regions..." "Special emphasis is placed on the consideration of African, Caribbean and Afro-Latin American realities and problems."
Journal of Raw Materials Research (Abuja, Nigeria)
Published by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, "an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria vested with the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials." Abstracts are on-line.
Journal of Religion in Africa
"...founded in 1967 by Andrew Walls. In 1985 the editorship was taken over by Adrian Hastings, who retired in 1999. It is interested in all religious traditions and all their forms, in every part of Africa,..." Libraries pay $172 a year. Published by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.
Journal of Religious History
Table of contents only. Volume 23, Number 1, February 1999 was a Special Issue: Africans Meeting Missionaries, edited by Jean Landau and Derek Peterson, with papers presented at a conference at the University of Minnesota in 1997. Pub. by Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, U.K.
Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (Pinelands, South Africa)
Published by the South African Medical Association Health and Medical Publishing Group, Pinelands, South Africa. In print and on the web (full text articles, in PDF). Part of the Sahara Resource Network. [KF]
Journal of Social Development in Africa (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Based at the School of Social Work, Harare, Zimbabwe. Has the table of contents and abstracts.
Journal of Southern African Studies
Information on submitting articles, subscribing, editorial board members and their affiliations. The tables of contents for current and past issues. Charges for libraries - US $465.00 ! per year (4 issues).

Has a discussion list:
Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
" (JSDA) is the official journal of the Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa. The journal was established as part of the function of the African Studies Program and the Institute for Sustainable Development of Kalamazoo College." Published twice a year.
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
"peer reviewed journal hosted by the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town in collaboration with the Unversity of Pretoria, aiming to combine ethnomusicological, musicological, music educational and performance-based research in a unique way to promote the musical arts on the African continent." Table of contents. Full text articles requires a subscription (U.S. $16 for individuals; $30 institutions).
Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (Braamfontein)
Published by the South African Council of Churches. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of articles for past issues.
Journal of West African Languages (Dallas, Texas)
"founded in 1964 by the West African Linguistic Society." Tables of contents available online.
Journal of World Systems Research (Baltimore, Maryland)
Published by the Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. Has full text articles in Adobe PDF. Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2000 is a Special Festschrift for Emmanual Wallerstein, Part 1 with full text articles, in Adobe PDF, including:
"Wallerstein: L’Afrique et le monde: une vision provocante au carrefour de l’histoire et de la sociologie" by B. Verhaegen. (145k).
Jouvert, a Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Published by the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University. Full text articles on literature, African film, religious art, the experience of teaching the Theory of Education at a teachers' College in Zimbabwe in 1991, a conversation with Abdul R. JanMohamed, reviews of African art exhibits, films, etc.
JSTOR, Journal Storage
Search for full text articles from academic journals, thru subscription only. Higher education members are listed at:
The latest issue of journals is not online. Includes journals in the fields of ecology, economics, education, history, political science, population studies, sociology. A important resource for subscribers. Use the PAGE menu item to advance. The entire article can be printed in Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Main Page:
Juluka (Palos Verdes, CA)
Print newsletter "for those interested in South Africa." "read about South African recipes, products, gossip, travel, politics and the rainbow cultcha in every issue." Index of past issues. No table of contents or online issues. Published in Palos Verdes, California. [KF]
Kabissa-Fahamu Newsletter
Weekly e-newsletter on development, human rights, women's issues, media, etc. "an advocacy tool for social justice. The Newsletter is open to any organisation committed to this goal. You can use this Newsletter to tell others about your work, events, publications, and concerns." To subscribe, send an e-mail to with only the word 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' in the subject or body. Kabissa is based in Washington, D.C. and Fahamu in Oxford, U.K. [KF]
Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine : the authentic African cartoon magazine
Read the cartoons online. Join the community. Began in 2012? Based in Almere, The Netherlands.
Kenyan Netwatch (Nairobi)
Online edition of the print magazine. Published by Raytom Information Services, Nairobi. News on the internet in Kenya, feature articles such as "How the web has changed Kenya," directory of Kenyan internet service providers, articles on useful Kenyan web sites, links to Kenyan sites.
Kenyan Socialist
Published by the Kenya Socialist Democratic Alliance,  "a revolutionary socialist Alliance fighting for Socialism in Kenya and the world." Editor: Okoth Osewe.
Kibaru (CODESRIA, Dakar)
Quarterly Newsletter of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa / Conseil pour le Développement de la Recherche en
Sciences Sociales en Afrique.
Kiswahili Story Database
Quarterly journal. Requires a subscription by individuals or institutions. "folktales and stories in Kiswahili with no English translation. This is done intentionally to preserve the cultural nuances that often get lost in formal language instruction." "curated by Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja, professor of Africana Studies, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Women's Studies at James Madison University, and David B. Otiende, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at The Cooperative College of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya." Published by Africa Resource Center, Inc. [KF]
Kitu Kizuri - Voice of the African Woman
On-line and print mgazine especially for African women in North America. Profiles of women. You must subscribe to read the articles on-line. Based in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. [KF]
Kwani? (Nakuru, Kenya)
Online literary magazine from Kenya. New writers, literary criticism, news on Kenya cultural events. The first issue appeared Sept. 2002; a print edition will be published Sept. 2003. Has the full text of, The Weight of Whispers, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, winner of the 2003 Caine Prize. Founded by Kenyan writers including Binyavanga Wainaina (2002 winner of the Caine Prize). Based in Nakuru, Kenya.
Kweli Magazine. "Le magazine des Comores" (Marseille, France)
In French. Selected articles online.
Kyoto University. Center for African Area Studies. African Study Monographs and Supplementary Issues
Abstracts and full text articles are online. Based in Kyoto, Japan.


Labour, Capital and Society (Montreal)
Published by the Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Has subject and author indexes.
Lagos Business School Management Review (Lagos, Nigeria)
Published by the Lagos Business School, Lagos. Has the tables of contents. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London).
Lagos Historical Review
Based at the Department of History & Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. Table of contents and abstracts.
Law in Africa (Köln)
Journal of the Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht - African Law Association - Société de Droit Africain. ISSN 1435 – 0963. Has the table of contents. Published by Rüdiger Köppe Verlag Köln, Germany. See also:
Legacy (Fremont, California)
Has some full text articles online in Adobe pdf format. Has an events, conferences section. The Editor-in-Chief is San A. Kwadjovie. Published by Novisi Group, Inc. http//
Legalbrief Africa (Durban, South Africa)
Free weekly with legal and constitutional news from the continent. Sponsored by the International Bar Association. There are two related subscription based e-newsletters Legal Brief Today (news of the legal profession in South Africa) and eLaw & Management, on technology and the law. Has links to legal sites. Based in Durban, South Africa. [KF]
Lettre de CEAN (Centre d'étude d'afrique noire, Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux)
In French and English. The full text is available in Adobe pdf and in text rtf formats. Includes theses completed, seminars, publications, etc. The CEAN is part of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux.
Lettre de la CADE (Paris)
In French. Published by la Coordination pour l'Afrique de Demain (CADE), Paris, France. Has full text articles on the economy, African art, North-South relations, Nigeria, South Africa, and other topics.
Liberian Post
The Liberian Post, an internet magazine, "is an independent and non political Dutch initiative..." Has a report of a trade mission by three Dutch citizens to Liberia (1998, by Willem Tijssen), many photographs, investment incentives, facts about Liberia, etc.
Liberian Studies Journal
Published by the Liberian Studies Association, a non-profit, scholarly organization. Has the table of contents from Vol. 1, No. 1, produced at the University of Pennsylvania. Headquarters of the LSA is at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC. [KF]
Liberty (Lagos, Nigeria)
Quarterly journal of the Civil Liberties Organisation (Nigeria) A selection of full-text articles. Hosted on the web site of the National Endowment for Democracy (Wash. D.C.).
Lumiere, Bulletin of l'Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme (O. C. D. H.) / Congolese Observatory of Human Rights (C. O. H. R.)
Articles from the OCDH print bulletin, Lumiere.  The OCDH is based in Pointe-Noire, Republique du Congo.
Lusófono (Lisbon)
In Portuguese. Site for the print publication.
Lusotopie (Paris)
From the Association des chercheurs de la revue Lusotopie. Pub. by Editions Karthala, Paris. Abstracts in French, Portuguese, English. Full text articles on-line. Annual academic journal first published in 1994. Political analysis of Portuguese-speaking countries. Search by keyword across all issues in English, Portuguese, and French.

Articles include: Pour une bibliographie des immigrations africaines au Portugal. In PDF
Mabayla Review
"A Sierra Leone Literary & Social Journal" Short stories, poetry, literary essays. Founded 2006. The owner / editor is E. Gbanabom Hallowell.
Mada-Géo, journal des sciences de la terre (Antananarivo)
In French. Has full text articles. Publié par l'Institut et Observatoire de Géophysique - Ambohidempona (IOGA).
Makerere Political Science Review
Site is gone. Published by the Department of Political Science and Public Adminsitration of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Has full-text articles online. Indexed by Africabib.
Malaria and Infectious Diseases in Africa
In English and French. A half-yearly publication edited by SmithKline Beecham. Has abstracts of the articles and links to information and discussion lists on malaria, tropical diseases and health in Africa. It is part of the Tropical Diseases Web Ring which has related sites on Africa.
Malawi Update
Malawi Update is an electronic newsletter produced by the Scottish Malawi Network and compiled by Jack Thompson from reports from Malawian contacts. A hard copy edition is also available. It covers political, economic, cultural events. Email subscriptions are free, write to Peggy Owens:
Mande Studies (Madison, Wisconsin)
Journal of the Mande Studies Association (MANSA), a multidisplinary group with interests in the Mande region of West Africa. Has the table of contents. MANSA also publishes a print newsletter.
Marabout (Ouagadougou)
Satirical print publication, began October 2001. Published by Association RALI, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Marches Tropicaux et Mediterraneens
Tables of contents only for the latest and four previous issues of this long established weekly on African economies.
Market Intelligence, the Business and Finance Journal (Nairobi)
Online edition of the monthly print business magazine. Has some full text articles. Published by Economic Intelligence Limited, Nairobi.
Maroodi Jeex, A Somaliland Alternative Newsletter
"...a quarterly journal specially written for those who are serious about protecting their freedoms, their privacy and their person against Big Brother..." Has many articles from 1996 to date.
Matatu; Journal for African Culture and Society (Amsterdam)
Has the table of contents for issues. "on African literatures and societies dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogue between literary and cultural studies, historiography, the social sciences and cultural anthropology." Published by Rodopi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Mauritius Newsletter (Port Louis)
Port Louis, Mauritius : Ministry of Information. Published twice a month. Full text of the latest issue is online.
Media in the Global South (Durban, South Africa)
"on-line journal dedicated to increasing the flow of media studies information, research and ideas between Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, as well as between the global South and North." Hosted at the website of the Graduate Programme in Cultural and Media Studies (CMS), University of Natal Durban.
Media Rights Monitor (Lagos)
"Monthly newsletter that tracks media law, reportorial bias, attacks on journalists..." published by Media Rights Agenda " independent, non-governmental organisation established for the purpose of promoting and protecting press freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria."  Site hosted by Internews Network.
Migration News
Newsletter - economic and political news from the SADCC countries. Published by Southern African Migration Project, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. "SAMP is an international partnership network linking organizations in Canada and six Southern African states.....funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)." Online issues from 1997. [KF]
Mila (Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi)
A Journal of the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Annual.
Mimi Magazine
On-line life style magazine for young African women. Advice for living, new books, music, relationships, discussion forums. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [KF]
Monday Developments
Newsletter of InterAction, a coalition of over 150 U.S. NGOS working on humanitarian and development projects. Based in Washington, D.C.
Mots Pluriels
An electronic journal for "literary minded scholars anxious to share their point of view on important contemporary world issues." Vol 1, No. 1 includes: Le temps: point de vue d'un philosophe africain by Dr Daniel Tchapda Piameu, Le temps dans la culture Ibo ou comment prendre sa place au sein de l'éternité by Dr. Françoise Ugochukwu, L'Accident Une nouvelle de Mme Myriam Warner-Vieyra, Lire "l'Accident" de M. Warner Vieyra et reconstruire le temps by Dr Jean-Marie Volet. Future issues will cover African literature survival outside the realm of large world publishers: illusion or reality?, AIDS literature in Africa and elsewhere. Eited by Dr. Jean-Marie Volet, Univ. of Western Australia.
Mozambique Inview
Subscription information, tables of contents for the electronic edition of the twice a month Maputo publication.
Mozambique Political Process Bulletin (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Published by AWEPA, the European Parliamentarians for Southern Africa. Formerly called Mozambique Peace Process Bulletin. Edited by Joseph Hanlon. Bulletin 28, 2002 is the latest issue as of Feb. 2003. Issues are in Adobe pdf format.
Nos. 26, 27, 28 in English at:
Mundo Negro (Madrid)
In Spanish. Monthly magazine, published by the Misioneros Combonianos del Corazón de Jesús (MCCJ). News and articles on Africa; some are online. [KF]
Musow, le magazine (Bamako)
In French. Magazine for women. Interviews with prominent women, the law and women in Mali, health, recipes, fashion, photographs, letters, personals and penpals section. Part of the Afribone Mali company. [KF]
Namibia Bibliographical Update (Basel, Switzerland)
Compiled by Dag Henrichsen. Very fine source for new monographs, journal articles, theses, etc. on Namibia. Each citation is annotated. Published by the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB), Namibia Resource Centre - Southern Africa Library, Basel, Switzerland.
Namibia Development Journal (Windhoek)
E-journal published by the University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia. Access to articles requires (free) registration. On national development in Namibia. Vol. 1, No. 1 appeared 2007 (June).
Natou Magazine (Conakry?)
In French. "Mensuel Guinéen de découvertes." Selected articles online such as "Proverbes Peulhs."
New African (London)
Popular monthly print news magazine. Has selected articles from the latest issue and past issues.
New Black Orpheus
Announcement about New Black Orpheus.
New Magazine (Antananarivo, Madagascar)
In French. Bi-monthly Madagascar magazine.
New People (Nairobi)
Published by New People Media Centre, Comboni Missionaries, Nairobi. "a bi-monthly international Catholic magazine of missionary awareness..." Includes selected articles on the 2002 Kenya election, cartoons, etc.
New York Times Book Reviews
Search for past book reviews from 1980 to date from the New York Times Book Review section by author, title, subject. Seaching on an African country generally pulls up one or more titles.
News Africa (London)
Fortnightly news magazine. Covers politics, economics, commerce, social issues, tourism and culture. Selected articles online. Columnists include Cameron Duodo, Patrick Wilmot. Based in London, U.K.
News From Africa (Nairobi)
In English and Italian. The Koinonia Media Centre, Nairobi, Kenya provides this monthly e-magazine with news, commentary, analysis. The Centre fosters "justice, peace making and peace keeping, reconciliation, emancipation of women, Child rights, ecology,..." Hosted by Peacelink, an Italian-based network of organizations working in peace and conflict management.
Newswatch (Lagos)
The well known print news magazine has full text articles, per subscription only. Cost for one year is c. U.S.$59 or £40. Pay online via credit card. Published by Newswatch Communications Limited. Based in Lagos and Middlesex, U.K. Its online bookstore sells selected books on Nigerian politics, military and the economy.
Nigerian Affairs Newsletter (East Orange, NJ)
E-newsletter with articles on Nigerian politics. Maintained by Ndiribe A. A. Ndiribe of Strategies International Ltd. in East Orange, NJ.
Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science (Ibadan)
Journal of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON) established in 1977 for the promotion of Horticultural Science in Nigeria. Based at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Has the table of contents and abstracts. Copies of articles may be ordered from International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).
Nigrizia (Verona, Italy)
Web edition of the long established monthly by the Missionari Comboniani. Has the full-text (in Italian) of selected articles from past iissues. The Comboni Missionaries are very active in Africa.
Nka, Journal of Contemporary African Art (Ithaca, New York)
Founding publisher: Okwui Enwezor. Editors: Okwui Enwezor, Salah Hassan, Olu Oguibe. Has the table of contents and a blog.
Nokoko (Ottawa, Canada)
"an open-access journal promoting dialogue, discourse and debate on Pan-Africanism, Africa, and Africana" Full text is free online. Hosted by the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Nordic Journal of African Studies
Published by the Nordic Association of African Studies. "a refereed journal of African Studies, appearing three times per year. Has appeared as a printed version since 1992, but since 2004 only digitally. Full text articles since 1992 are on-line." Search online issues by keyword.
Northeast African Studies (East Lansing, MI)
Journal on the Horn of Africa, published by Michigan State University Press and sponsored by the African Studies Center’s Northeast African Studies Committee. [Project Muse subscribers can access some full text issues online.]
Northwestern University. PAS News and Events (Evanston, IL)
Full text in Adobe PDF of the newsletter of Northwestern University's Program of African Studies.
Notre Librairie: revue des littératures du Sud (Paris)
In French. Has full text articles (in Adobe pdf) from recent issues, an online index of articles (by writers, country, authors of articles). First published by le Club des lecteurs d'expression française, CLEF. CLEF was "...fondée en 1963 par le Ministère français de la Coopération, est aujourd’hui le relais du Ministère des Affaires étrangères (Coopération et Francophonie)." [KF]
Le Nouvel Afrique Asie
Selected articles, in French, from the print edition of the Paris monthly news magazine.  or
Les Nouvelles d'Addis
In French. News on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Has its origin in a print magazine, Les Nouvelles d'Addis. Based in Saint-Rémy-de-la-vanne, France. [KF] or
Nsi, Liaison bulletin of the archaeologists from the bantu area
In English and French. Full text issues. Focuses on Gabon and Central African archaeology. Hosted on the Anthropology site of Bernard Clist.
Nsibidi (Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain)
In Spanish. Revista de Estudios de Sociedad Historia, Economía y Cultura africanos de la Muunganiko wa Masomo ya Kiafrika na Uafrika, Asociación de Estudios Africanos y Panafricanismo. Full text articles. Based in Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain.
Ntama, Journal of African Music and Popular Culture (Mainz, Germany)
Full text articles (African hip hop, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, etc), reviews, events in Germany. Published by the Institut für Ethnologie und Afrika-Studien, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität, Mainz
Nyame Akuma (Edmonton, Canada)
Published by the Society of Africanist Archaeologists. Has the table of contents from No. 1, 1972, information on their conferences, etc.

Old Africa: Stories from East Africa's Past (Kijabe, Kenya)
Kijabe, Kenya : Kifaru Educational and Editorial Consultants. On-line edition of the print magazine. "publishes stories, personal memories, and vintage photographs to recapture East Africa's recent history" up to the mid1960's. Selected stories on-line. Historic photo contest for each issue. [KF]
On the Wire
In English and French. Published by the African Women's Media Center (Dakar, Senegal). Has some full text articles. The Center's goal is to provide "African women journalists the training, resources and tools they need to compete equally with their male colleagues." The Center is a project of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).
Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale (OCEAC)
In French. Publishes a Bulletin which carries abstracts of research. Based in Yaounde.
Outliers: Perspectives on Sexualities in Africa
E-journal. Published by the International Resource Network, IRN, which "connect researchers from both academic and community bases in areas related to diverse sexualities and genders." Vol. 2, 2009 articles.
Pambazuka Newsletter
An e-newsletter, "is an advocacy tool for social justice, open to any organisation committed to this goal." Full text issues are on the web site. Topics covered: Conflict, Emergencies, and Crises; Rights and Democracy;
Corruption; Health; Education and Social Welfare; Women and Gender; Refugees and Forced Migration; Racism and Xenophobia; Environment; Media; Development; Internet and Technology, etc. A joint production by Kabissa (Washington), Fahamu (Oxford) and SANGONeT (Johannesburg).
Partners in African Publishing
Ceased publication at the end of 2000. Issues no longer online. University libraries have holdings. The publisher, CODE Europe, based in Oxford, Eng., seeks to strengthen library resources in rural areas and develop publishing in Africa and the Caribbean. Issues had news of interest to African book publishers, writers, librarians. Former URL:
Passages: A Chronicle of the African Humanities (Ann Arbor)
E-journal from the University of Michigan Library and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan. No. 1, 2004, new series contains:
Lem Johnson's Electronic Criticism
[Lemuel Johnson's comments via e-mail];
The Keyes-Obama Debates: Africans and African Americans [interviews with George Stephanopoulos (ABC) during the U.S. Senate campaign between Alan Keyes and Barack Obama]
Africa's "Brain Gain": Whose Shibboleth?[by Prof. Atieno Odhiambo]
Ngugi's Night of Terror

Yebo Gogo: Visibility and Culture in the New South Africa [about Professor of Drama, Kole Omotoso]
"a site for documentation, commentary, discussion, and  experimental and provisional writings."
Peace, Conflict and Development (Bradford, U.K.)
An interdisciplinary electronic journal based at the Department of Peace Studies, University of
Bradford, UK. The journal aims to publish "high-quality work by doctoral students and others working in the field of Conflict and Peace Studies." Articles include, in Issue One, June 2002 -

Democracy, Governance and Conflict in Burundi, by Rockfeler P. Herisse and
Educating For Peace: Politics and Human Rights in Botswana, by Connie Scanlon. [KF]
In French. Full text articles online from academic journals. From Aliacom and l'université Lumière Lyon 2 with the French Ministère de l'éducation nationale, de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche
Examples of articles:

Les dynamiques paradoxales de l'intégration en Afrique subsaharienne : le mythe du hors-jeu
[Article] by Daniel C. Bach  from Revue française de science politique 

La règle et le nombre : les systèmes d'âge et de génération d'Afrique orientale
[Article] by Anne-Marie Peatrik from L'Homme

La privatisation des services publics en Afrique subsaharienne. Enjeux et incertitudes. [Article] by Patrick Plane  in Revue économique 

Santé et population sous l'effet de la colonisation en Afrique équatoriale. [Article] by Robert Debusman in Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps

La colonisation portugaise en Afrique. Aperçus sur quelques mythes et certaines réalités. [Article] by René Pélissier  in Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps
The Perspective (Atlanta, Georgia)
Electronic and print journal on Liberia's political future. Many full text articles, commentaries. Published by the Liberian Democratic Future (LDF), "a group of Liberians from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, religious beliefs and political persuasions who are dedicated to pluralistic , democratic Liberia."
Perspective Afrique
In French. E-journal. "un espace de discussions et d'échanges sur les grands enjeux de politiques publiques, économiques et sociales auxquels font face les pays africains en général et le Bénin en particulier." Web site based in Canada.

The first issue, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Mai 2005), includes articles such as
Usages politiques du droit de la presse au Cameroun

Une analyse d'impacts de la libéralisation de la filière arachide au Sénégal: un modèle d'équilibre général calculable multi-ménage

Des limites de l'État aux vertus du marché: effets de la privatisation sur la performance des entreprises publiques - une étude de cas multiples au Bénin
Petroleum Training Journal (Benin City)
Bi-annual journal. Promotes "the understanding of training/learning and development in the petroleum sector." Published by the Petroleum & Energy Publishers Ltd. Benin City in assoc. with the Forum of PTI Management & Training Managers in the Nigerian petroleum sector. [KF]
Peuples Noirs - Peuples Africains (Paris)
In French. Paris : Éditions des Peuples noirs, 1978-1991. Full text issues. The political / social journal was published by Mongo Beti (writer from Cameroon) and his wife Odile Tobner. Articles include - MONGO BETI. - De la violence de l'impérialisme au chaos rampant, NGUINZA AKAMGBI KODRO. - Où en sont les droits de l'homme et de la femme en Centrafrique?, MONGO BETI. - « La ruine presque cocasse d'un polichinelle » (roman), J.-B. NDI. - Répression contre le mouvement étudiant camerounais : l'interdiction de l'Union Nationale des Etudiants du Kamerün (UNEK) en France, Dulaye DANYOKO. - Les langues et l'éducation au Mali, Emmanuel Boundzéki DONGALA. - Coucou, revoilà les tirailleurs sénégalais. Has a biography of Mongo Beti.
Philosophia Africana (Chicago)
"Africans and Blacks have always had their own philosophical perspectives on the world. But only in the last two decades have these perspectives coalesced into a full-fledged movement: Africana Philosophy." Edited by Dr. Emmanuel Eze, DePaul University. Formerly called, African Philosophy. Libraries pay $150 p.a.
Pistes et recherche, Revue Scientifique (Institut Supérieur Pédagogique, Kikwit, DRC)
In French. Has full text articles from Volume 12, Numéro 3, 1997.
Polis (Yaounde)
Political science journal, published by the Groupe de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales in Yaounde, Cameroun. Has the tables of contents and selected full text articles. Mainly in French, some articles are in English. [KF]
Politique africaine (Paris)
In French. Published for l'Association des chercheurs de Politique Africaine by Éditions Karthala in Paris, France. Has the table of contents and abstracts in French and English, some full text articles online. Full text book reviews. "une revue pluridisciplinaire. Crée au début des années 1980 au Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) de Paris, par une équipe dirigée par Jean-François Bayart,..." E-mail: [KF]
Portuguese Studies Review (Peterborough, Canada)
"publishes articles, review essays, book reviews, and other material focussing on Portugal, Brazil, and all the countries and territories that share a Lusitanian heritage..." Has the table of contents. Editor Emeritus is Prof. Douglas Wheeler. Editorial Office is at Otonabee College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Postamble (Cape Town, South Africa)
"a multi-disciplinary journal of African studies" "peer-reviewed graduate student journal based in the University of Cape Town's Centre for African Studies" Volume 6.2: South Africa and the FIFA World Cup. Vol. 6:1 has several articles on African studies. Vol 4:1 articles on science & technology. [KF]
Profile Magazine (Nairobi)
Selected articles online. Profiles of individuals, etc.
Project Muse
Full text articles from recent issues only, for subscribers only, to titles such as Callaloo, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Northeast African Studies, World Politics. Has a Search thru all journals or selected ones only. A important resource for subscribers. From Johns Hopkins University Press.
Psychopathologie africaine (Dakar, Senegal)
In French. "Launched in 1965 by the Société de Psychopathologie et d’Hygiène mentale de Dakar, Psychopathologie africaine seeks to collect and make known works related to psychiatry, psychopathology and mental health in Africa." Table of contents. Full text of a bibliography, Vingt ans de travaux a la clinique psychiatrique de Fann-Dakar, by René COLLIGNON. (161 p. in PDF). Information on mental health conferences held in Dakar and the text of mental health legislation. [KF]
Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies (Gaborone)
University of  Botswana journal. Has the table of contents and area / subject indexes. See also PULA with tables of contents to 2004. On the web site of the University of Botswana. History Department.
Quest, an African Journal of Philosophy (Leiden, Netherlands)
Site for the print journal. Full text articles are online. Quest was founded in 1987 at the Department of Philosophy, University of Zambia.
Radio-Actions, Bulletin for Radio Pluralism in West Africa
On radio and telecom news, freedom of the press issues, etc. Published by Panos Institute (Paris).
Renaissance, A Review of Democracy and Governance in Southern Africa (Harare)
Published by SARDC, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre.. Has some full text articles.
Subscription information:
Main site:
Research in African Literatures
Published by Indiana University Press. Edited by John Conteh-Morgan. Has the tables of contents for 1994, Vol. 25 and following.
Reserve Bank of Malawi. Monthly Economic Review (Lilongwe)
Journal for the central bank of Malawi. text of the Monthly Economic Review, Based in Lilongwe.
Review of African Political Economy
Has table of contents for the 1996 + issues.  This quarterly attempts to "provide radical analysis and commentary on trends and issues in Africa. It has paid particular attention to class and gender analysis, and to marxist interpretations of change in Africa." Published by Carfax, United Kingdom. Library subscriptions are US$420.00 per yr.
See also Review of African Political Economy
Has a Database of abstracts of all articles (find articles by country, city, etc.) and an acronym identifier.
Review of Nigerian Affairs (London)
Access requires registration. "quarterly online journal of Nigerian politics and society" "It is also limited, mostly to articles previously published on various Nigerian news websites, or submitted to our own free news website, Holler Africa! (" Published by Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.
Review of Southern African Studies (Roma, Lesotho)
Published by the Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of article. Photocopies of articles can be ordered; pay by check or money order through African Journals Online. AJOL is a not-for-profit company based in South Africa and managed in association with NISC (
Revista Afro-Asia (Salvador, Brazil)
In Portuguese and English. Published by Universidade Federal da Bahia, Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, Salvador, Brazil. "publishes articles on issues related to African and Asian populations and their descendants in Brazil and elsewhere..." Table of contents is online.
Revista Internacional de Estudos Africanos (Lisbon)
In Portuguese. Published by the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal. Has the table of contents from Vol. 1, 1973 to Nos. 16-17, 1992-1994.
Revista Lusófona de Ciência das Religiões (Lisbon)
In Portuguese, French, or English. Published by Edicões Universitárias Lusófonas. Full text articles such as on the Inquisição em África.
Revue africaine de gestion (Dakar)
In French. "une revue scientifique de référence, ouverte à d'autres partenaires du Nord et du Sud pour favoriser la promotion des enseignants-chercheurs et contribuer au développement et à la diffusion des connaissances en gestion." Full text articles are in Adobe pdf. Published by le Centre de Recherche Economiques Appliquées (CREA) - Dakar (Sénégal), en partenariat avec : la Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar (Sénégal) avec le soutien de : l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie.
Revue d'Economie Theorique et Appliquee (Benin)
In French. Published by the Theoretical and Applied Economic Association, Benin from 2011. Table of contents is online. Subscription required to read articles. Secretariat is based at the Universite d'Abomey-Calavi.
Revue de l'Ocean Indien (Antananarivo)
Monthly news magazine. Has the table of contents, selected articles from the latest issue only.
Revue Noire, African Contemporary Art (Paris)
Online site of the magazine. The table of contents of the magazine, in English or French, with a small sample of articles. Each issue focuses on art, photography, cinema, dance, theatre, or a geographic area.
Revue Sénégalaise d’Histoire (Dakar)
In French Published by the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Département d'Histoire. Full text articles online.
Sable LitMag (London)
"international publication, for writers of colour, produced by S.A.K.S. Media." Table of contents online. S.A.K.S. Media offers courses and workshops for writers, sponsors a literary festival.
SADC Barometer (Johannesburg)
Published by the South African Institute of International Affairs. Full text issues on-line. Topics covered include trade, transport, regional integration, HIV / AIDS, the food crisis, women's empowerment in Southern Africa. Includes maps, charts. Receive issues by email.
SADC Today (Harare)
Full text articles on economic, political and sporting event in Southern Africa. Published by SARDC, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre on behalf of the SADC Secratariat in Gaborone, Botswana.
SAfAIDS News (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Full text issues. Published by Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service. A few issues of their newsletter Southern Africa Aids Action, are online. SAfAIDS is an NGO established in 1994 whose "main role is promoting policy, research, planning and programme development around HIV/AIDS in the southern Africa region." [KF]
SAFERE: Southern African Feminist Review (Harare, Zimbabwe)
An academic journal which "provides women with a writing platform which is feminist in content and orientation..." Published bi-annually by the Southern African Institute for Policy Studies of the SAPES Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe. Has the table of contents.
Safundi (Scottsdale, Arizona)
"an online journal of American and South African comparative studies. This website intends to provide a forum of discussion for scholars and an intellectual public on both American and South African cultures, literature, media, and politics." Full text articles on South African politics, culture, education. One can post comments. Maintained by Andrew Offenburger. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona. [Stanford users, please use this Safundi link.] [KF]
Sahara, Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS (Cape Town)
Published by the SAMA Health and Medical Publishing Group. Full text abstracts online.
Saharan Studies Association Newsletter (Menlo Park, California)
In English and French. The full text of the Newsletters from Vol. 1, No. 1, 1993 to date are online, in Adobe pdf. The Saharan Studies Association are an international group of scholars associated with the African Studies Assoc. of the U.S. Topics include archaeology, Arabic manuscripts, slavery, Muslims and colonial rule. The Newsletter editor is David Gutelius.
Sankofa: Revista de História da África e de Estudos da Diáspora Africana (São Paulo, Brazil)
In Portuguese. Published by NEACP - Núcleo de Estudos de África, Colonialidade e Cultura Política Departamento de História, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Full text articles on-line.
Sauti. Stanford Journal of African Studies (Palo Alto, CA)
Student initiated print and online journal. Articles on cellphone use in Africa, science & math education for girls, elections in the DRC, a refugee camp in Zambia, and more. Based at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Science in Africa
Popular science E-journal with full text articles. Lists conferences, funding sources. Based in Grahamstown, South Africa. [KF]

Articles in the first issue, January 2000 - Construction begins on SALT: South African Large Telescope, African cattle with natural resistance to trypanosomiasis, coelacanth find off the Kwazulu Natal coast, Sunsat: Africa's first Satellite, the biopesticide, called Green Muscle, provides a safe, natural alternative to chemical insecticides, polluting streams with alien fish species threatens aquatic biodiversity, genetically modified foods for Africa?, the state of South African penguins.
SD Abstracts (U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Sustainable Development, Washington, D.C.)
Issues are in Adobe pdf format. Has abstracts of USAID funded reports on Africa. Most of the actual reports, in Adobe pdf, can be found at the Development Experience Clearinghouse: Topics cover the environment, health, economics, agriculture, education.
Seychelles Medical and Dental Journal (Mahé)
Has full text articles. Editorial office: Victoria Hospital Mahé, Seychelles.
Seychelles Review (Mahé, Seychelles)
Magazine founded in 1994. News of Indian Ocean countries, tourism, the economy. Published by James R. Mancham, Seychelles' first President.
Shaan (E-zine on Gender and Human Rights)
Electronic magazine published by Inter Press Service (IPS), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Personal accounts of how AIDS affects women, profiles of women activists. (UNIFEM
Sidama Concern
"The Sidama people are one of the Cushitic speaking people living in the North Eastern Africa [southern Ethiopia]. The population is over four million." Has the table of contents and selected full text articles online - examples "On Oromo Nationalism". Also links to current news articles. One can join the SidamaNet mailing list.
Six Degrees (Stanford)
Produced by Stanford University students. The Winter 2004 issue, in PDF, has an article on Gender Inequality and Child Abuse in South Africa, by Maya Adam. Fall 2003, in PDF, has an article on Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast, by Nicolai Lidow; an article on violence against women in Cape Verde, by Teal Pfeifer, gender based violence during political conflicts, by Lisa Ehrlich. Based in Palo Alto, California. [KF]
Al-Siyassa al-Dawliya / International Politics Journal (Cairo, Egypt)
Published by the Al-Ahram Foundation. Selected articles online include -
African Studies: an Egyptian Perspective
, by Dr. Ibrahim Nasreddin (2005)
China Rediscovers Africa, by Ambassador Ahmed Haggag (2006)
China's Economic and Political Presence in Africa, by Reda Mohammed Helal (2006)
US Policy towards Africa: Changing Visions and Tools, by Khaled Hanafi Ali (2006)
A New European Strategy in Africa, by George Tharwat Fahmi (2006)
Moroccan-Algerian Relations and the Western Sahara Issue, by Khaled Al-Sergani (2006)
The External Role in Sudan's Crisis, by Dr Amani Al-Tawil (2006)
Slavery and Abolition (Abingdon, U.K.)
Table of contents online; full text access requires a subscription which some universities have. Has an annual bibliography on slavery. "journal devoted in its entirety to a discussion of the demographic, socio-economic, historical and psychological aspects of human bondage from the ancient period to the present. It is also concerned with the dismantling of the slave systems and with the legacy of slavery." Published by Taylor & Francis, U. K.
Small Arms Proliferation and Africa (Pretoria)
Ceased publication. A newsletter of the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa. 1997-2000 issues are online.
SOAS Literary Review (London)
"OAS Literary Review is a journal of postgraduate research. It seeks to provide an international forum for research students working on the literatures of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. We welcome contributions on all aspects of postgraduate literary research including articles, translations, fieldwork commentaries , and book and media reviews." From the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Has full text articles.
SORAC Journal of African Studies (Upper Montclair, NJ)
An annual journal published by the Society of Research on African Cultures at Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Volume1 is April 2000. Has the table of contents.
Souls, a Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (Boulder, CO)
"sponsored by the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University; published by Westview Press. "Souls maps the intellectual contours of the contemporary black experience." Has the table of contents. Libraries pay $75.00.
South Africa Contact
"SACs information work aims to ensure that the Danish public is given the best possible opportunity to remain current with developments in the Southern African region." Publishes a journal, i'Afrika and e-newsletters, "Malawi News Online", "Zimbabwe News Online", "Mozambique News Online", "South Africa Land-reform Online", "Trade Unions News Online" "Tanzania News Online" and "Zambia News Online". Has sample issues. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

See also South African Journals

Southern Africa Monthly Regional Bulletin, MRB (London)
Published by SouthScan Ltd., London. Full text access only by subscription. Free sample paragraphs.
Southern Africa Political and Economic Monthly
Has the editorial, cover story, and table of contents for Vol. 8 (1994-95).
Southern Africa Report (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Access online thru Subscription Only. Site for the print and online newsletter. Political, economic news. Published by Raymond Louw.
Southern Africa Report (Toronto, Canada)
No longer published. Was a print magazine, by the editorial collective of the Toronto Committee for Links Between Southern Africa and Canada. Full text articles from July 1992 to October 2000. Find articles by author, country, subject, full text search. Analysis of events in Southern Africa and the policies of Canada and other western governments relevant to Southern African countries.
Southscan (London)
E version of the respected print bulletin of Southern African affairs. Has contents listing for recent issues and contents lisitng for issues from 1994 + Full text is only available on subscription; some universities subscribe.
SSA Newsletter
Newsletter of the Sudan Studies Association, "an independent professional society founded in the United States in 1981. Membership is open to scholars, teachers, students, and others with interest in the Sudan." Some full text issues online in Adobe pdf.
STAR Journal: Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal, STAR (Nekemete, Ethiopia)
Multidisciplinary online journal. Full text articles on agronomy, health, Oromo culture, economy, pharmacology, language, botany, literature, history, literature, computer science, education, etc. Based at Wollega University, Nekemete, Oromia, Ethiopia.
Studia (Lisbon)
In Portuguese. Published by the Centro de Estudos de História e Cartografia Antiga, Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisbon, Portugal. Has the table of contents.
Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation
Ceased publication. The Internet Archive has limited content. E-journal edited by Patrick Manning, John Saillant and Anthony Henderson-Whyte. Essays, documents, images, bibliographies and database information relevant to the history of slavery, abolition, and emancipation. Vol. 1, No. 1 is August 1996.*/
Sudan Human Rights Monitor
Published by the African Centre for Justice and Peace, a non profit, NGO based in Africa, London and New York. Monitors human rights violations in Sudan.
Sudan Human Rights Quarterly (Cairo, Egypt)
Published by the Sudan Human Rights Organization - Cairo Branch. Full text issues online.
Sudan Notes and Records
The Rift Valley Institute has put the full text of 1918-1959 online. The journal ceased publication around 1983.
Sudan Studies
Published by the Sudan Studies Society of the United Kingdom. Began publication February 1987. Issues to April 2003, No. 30. [KF]
Sudan Update (West Yorkshire, U.K.)
Newsletter of the independent, non-profit, Sudan Update.

Three issues of Sudan Update are on the Univ. of Pennsylvania site.
Vol. 10, No. 8, 5 May 1999:
Vol. 10, No. 9, 25 May 1999:
Vol. 10, No. 10, 1 June 1999:
SudLangues (Dakar)
In French. " La revue Sudlangues est destinée aux universitaires, enseignants, chercheurs et étudiants intervenant dans le secteur des sciences du langage." E-journal published by la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar (Sénégal). Full text articles.
Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire (Ivry-sur-Seine, France)
In French. Published by EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes). "La revue Systèmes de pensée en Afrique noire a pour objectif de faire connaître le résultat des recherches collectives menées par le CEMAf-Ivry sur des thèmes majeurs de l’anthropologie religieuse." Article abstracts in French and English. [KF]
Tadias (New York City)
"Ethiopian-American Lifestyle and Business Magazine." Online magazine (formerly also in print). Includes articles such as "Coming to America" by Prof. Donald Levine on immigration in the U.S., the Ethiopian community in Los Angeles, profiles of prominent Ethiopians such as artist Afewerk Tekle and Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner / executive chef of Aquavit, the premier Scandinavian restaurant in New York city. Founded 2003 in San Jose, California. Now Published by Tadias, Inc., New York city. [KF]
Tanzanet Journal
E-journal with full text articles or abstracts, from, Vol. 1, No. 1, Dec. 2000. published by members of Tanzanet. Example of articles -
TAX, S. L. The Social Consequences of Structural Adjustment Reforms in Tanzania.
NGOWI, H. P. Tax Incentives for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI): Types and Who Should/Should Not Qualify in Tanzania.
NGOWI, H. P. Attracting New Foreign Direct Investments to Tanzania.
The Tanzanet Publications Database will provide citations to "theses, dissertations, journal articles, historical documents, program transcripts, etc. that have significant research carried out on or in Tanzania." It has some full text articles. Based in Raleigh, NC. and Leverkusen, Germany.
Tanzania Zamani (Dar es Salaam)
Journal of the Historical Association of Tanzania and the Department of History, University of Dar es Salaam. Distributed by the Tanzania Studies Association.
TechKnowLogia (Oakton, Virginia)
"International Online Journal of Technologies for the Advancement of Knowledge and Learning." Pub. by Knowledge Enterprise, Inc., in collaboration with UNESCO, OECD and Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC). Free registration. 1st issue includes "Ghana: Networking for Local Development...." on telecenters in Ghana.
Tell Magazine (Ikeja, Nigeria)
Web site for the weekly print independent news magazine. Pub. by TELL Communications Limited, Ikeja, Nigeria.
Terra Viva Africa (Rome, Italy)
Published by Inter Press Service. "a [free] weekly PDF journal providing critical and in-depth reporting on Africa's top stories and coverage of policy and high-level negotiations by key African players directly affecting Africa and its peoples."
Terroirs, Revue africaine de sciences sociales et de philosophie (Yaounde, Cameroun)
Published by Academia Africana, Centre de Recherches et de Culture Afrricaines. Table of contents are on-line. The journal is also associated with the academic imprint, Éditions Terroirs. The publication director is Fabien EBOUSSI BOULAGA. Based in Yaounde, Cameroun.
Third Text, Third World Perspectives on the Arts (London)
Provides an author index to past articles.
Third World Quarterly, Journal of Emerging Areas (London)
Has the table of contents. Published by Carfax Publishing Ltd.UK., Taylor and Francis Group.
Time Out (Maputo)
E edition of the print tourism magazine published as a supplement to Economia magazine. In English and Portuguese. The Dec. 98-June 99 issue features Monuments in Mozambique. Lists hotels, entertainment, public holidays, has information for the major cities. Files take a while to load.
Tinabantu: Journal of African National Affairs (Cape Town, South Africa)
Based at the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), a Pan-African centre for creating research networks in Africa and its Diaspora. Table of contents.
Toguna, African Studies Newsletter, Ohio University (Athens)
Full text articles, including audio interviews (such as one with Zimbabwe musician, Thomas Mapfumo when he received an honorary doctorate in music from Ohio Univ.)
La Toile d'elles (Dakar, Senegal)
In French.  Electronic journal published by Famafrique for Francophone African women. Développé par ENDA-SYNFEV (Synergie Genre et Développement, Environnement et Developpement du Tiers-Monde, Dakar)."  Issues include directories of women's organizations.
Transition (New York)
Published by Soft Skull Press, New York city and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Table of contents, article abstracts. "The original Transition got its start in Kampala, Uganda in 1961. The brainchild of a twenty-one-year-old writer of Indian descent named Rajat Neogy, it quickly became Africa’s leading intellectual magazine..."
Travaux et documents (Centre d'étude d'Afrique noire, Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux)
In French and English. Has abstracts of some issues. The CEAN is part of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Université Montesquieu, Bordeaux.
Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (Benin City, Nigeria)
Official Journal of Pharmacotherpy Group. Published by the Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Full text access by subscription only. "publishes articles and reviews in pharmaceutical sciences and related disciplines (including biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, medical and other life sciences, and related engineering fields." Abstracts and the table of contents are available on the African Journals Online site (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications, Oxford, U.K.)
"Independent Newsletter on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda."
UDC Newsletter (Langley Park, Maryland)
Latest issue and articles from the newsletter of the Uganda Democratic Coalition (UDC) whose slogan is, "The Voice of the People in Opposition to One Party Rule."   The UDC opposes the govt. of  Pres. Yoweri Museveni. It's President is Remigius Kintu.
Ufahamu, A Journal of African Studies
Published at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Issues from Vol. 35, 2009 are online. Established in 1970.
Uganda Journalism Review (Kampala, Uganda)
Published by the National Institute of Journalists of Uganda in conjunction with the Department of Mass Communications, Makerere University. Has a selection of full text articles on the media and journalism in Uganda. Site has a directory of journalists. [KF]
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Database of journal and newspaper titles. Find titles by country and topic. Users can create saved lists of journals, find facts such as circulation. Requires a subscription.
UNAIDS Ethiopia Newsletter (Addis Ababa)
From the UNAIDS Ethiopia program.
UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology
"a publication of the Faculties of Agriculture, Health Sciences and Science of the University of Swaziland. It publishes results of original research." Table of contents online. Articles may be purchased from African Journals Online for $15 per article (cost to high-income countries). Users from many African countries may receive free three articles per month.
Univeristy of Florida - African Writers Page
Biographical information on African writers prepared by Dan Reboussin, University of Florida, George Smathers Libraries. Links to biographical information on Francophone African poets, by Richard Marcus, with translated excerpts from their works.
UNU Africa Research Observer (Tokyo, Japan)
Full text articles. "This tri-annual email newsletter brings you the latest United Nations University (UNU) research on human security and development in Africa. It contains short abstracts with links to detailed reports on the UNU "Priority Africa" website."
Urban Forum
Published by Transaction (New Jersey, USA). Table of contents. Subscribers can access full text online. Formerly pub. in South Africa. Editorial board based in South Africa. [KF]
USAID in Africa (Washington, D.C.)
U.S. Agency for International Development newsletter Full text articles such as - USAID Supports the Global Polio Fight; Fighting One of Africa’s Biggest Killers (on malaria),
Vienna Journal of African Studies / Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien
In English and German. Full text articles are online. Published at the Institut für Afrikanistik der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.
The Voice (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"African News Magazine in the Netherlands" Monthly news magazine Published in the Netherlands.
Voices, Wisconsin Review of African Literatures
Published by the graduate students of the Department of African Languages & Literature, University of  Wisconsin, Madison. The first issue is May/June 1999. Katrina Daly Thompson is the Editor.
La Voix du Peuple
In French. Mensuel d'informations politiques. Political news, political commentary, a readers' poll. From the Mouvement pour la Democratie et le developpement, MDD. Is opposed to the present Chad government. Based in Reims, France.
Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies
Online journal, several Africa-related articles - En-gendering Critical Spatial Literacy: Migrant Asante Women and the Politics of Urban Space, by Epifania Amoo-Adare; When Male Becomes Female and Female Becomes Male in Mande, by Kassim Kone; Mariama Bâ's Fictional World, by Siga Fatima Jagne. Based at SUNY at Cortland.
Wajibu, Journal of Social and Religious Concern
Nairobi quarterly journal. Has the full text of some articles. Topics include Using Theatre to Involve the Public in Aids Education; AIDS in Kenya (1998), "Hekima College-An Experience in Intercultural Living, crime, the handicapped, older people, refugees, etc. Earlier issues at
West Africa (London)
Well known weekly magazine published since 1917 in the U.K. Sample articles only.
West Africa Newsletter
Receive news summaries by e-mail with links to the original sources, esp. on human rights, democracy & development. From the Liberia Institute of Journalism. Based in Monrovia, Liberia.

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West Africa Review
A peer reviewed electronic journal published by the Africa Resource Centre founded by Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu. The first issue contains Olusegun Obasanjo's Presidential Inaugural speech, the "Federal Quest" by Wole Soyinka. Other articles include "Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPS) in Ghana: Interrogating NDC's Implementation" by Kwame Boafo-Arthur", State and Civil Society in Nigeria in the Era of Structural Adjustment Program, 1986-93" by Mojubaolu Olufunke, "Nationalism in a Virtual Space: Immigrant Nigerians on the Internet," by Misty L. Bastian. Articles are indexed in Based in Endicott, NY, supported by the Department of Africana Studies, Binghamton University (SUNY). [KF]
World Bank Economic Review (Philadelphia, PA)
Has the table of contents and article abstracts. "A professional journal published three times a year to disseminate World Bank-sponsored research that emphasizes empirical applications."
World Politics
Has abstracts of articles with brief comments from web site visitors. Includes for ex. "Clarifying the foreign aid puzzle: a comparison of American Japanese, French, and Swedish Aid Flows" By Peter J. Schraeder, Steven W. Hook, and Bruce Taylor. The full-text is available for subscribers to Project Muse; many universities subscribe. Journal from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.
World Press Review
A few paragraphs describing featured articles in the latest issue. Covers Africa.
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Zambia Health Information Digest (Lusaka, Zambia)
Published by University of Zambia Medical Library. Has full text articles. Provides abstracts of journal articles prepared by the UNZA Medical Library and by Medline.
Ziff Journal
Historical / cultural journal. The full text of one issue is on-line - No. 3, 2006 (116 p. in PDF). The journal is edited by Professor Abdul Sheriff and connected with the Zanzibar Interntional Film Festival / Festival of the Dhow Countries
Zimbabwe Science News (Harare)
Published by the Zimbabwe Scientific Association, from 1967 to date. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of article. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London). Association members also receive the Transactions of the Zimbabwe Scientific Association.
Zimbabwean Review
The Review (also in print form) was to cease publication at the end of 1998. Has the tables of contents, selected items from the magazine which covers society, the arts, literature, history, the media, education, gender issues, language, architecture.
Zongo Giwa (Accra, Ghana)
Published by the Media Foundation for West Africa, a press freedom / free expression organisation. "named after the murdered Burkinabe and Nigerian journalists (Norbert Zongo and Dele Giwa),...." Based in Accra.
Zvakwana Newsletter (Harare, Zimbabwe)
"Zvakwana/Sokwanele is a non-partisan, non-profit group of passionate people – volunteers and visionaries – working to keep Zimbabweans informed about breaking news, including civic campaigns and public meetings and events. We have an activist wing that engages in non-violent civic actions." "This organisation intends to create space for freedom of movement and expression in Zimbabwe through acts that defy the repressive regime." Activist tips, full text of their Zvakwana Newsletter. Based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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