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Africa (General)

AEGIS - African Studies in Europe
AEGIS is a research network of European African studies centres, and aims to facilitate dialogue between all those with an interest in Africa.

Africa Centre
Based in Covent Garden, the Africa Centre is the centre in London for the culture of Africa and the African diaspora.

African Development Bank (ADB)
Includes details on projects and publications and selected statistics (full-text).

African Economic Outlook
Online gateway to African economies providing comprehensive and comparable data and analysis of 53 African economies.

African Law Association
Based in Germany, the African Law Association website provides links to documents and research on African legal systems.

African Gender Institute
Based at the University of Cape Town the AGI provides extensive information about gender in Africa.

African Studies Association (ASA)
Brings together scholars and professionals with an interest in Africa and also provides information to the Africanist community.

ASTI
Full-text country briefs and quantitative data from Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators

Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford
The CSAE aims to improve economic and social conditions in Africa. Site has full-text working papers and reports.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy
Monitors and evaluates failed and fragile states, and assesses policies intended to address the challenges they represent.

Directory of development organizations: Volume I: Africa
Directory of development organizations for Africa. Available via PDF file.

Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa
Full-text articles and information on electoral and other relevant issues for the SADC region

International Crisis Group
Site holds full-text reports on conflicts in all parts of the world.

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
Extensive humanitarian news and analysis service

The Kimberley Process
The Kimberley Process is a joint government, international diamond industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. Site includes full text documents and links to resources about the diamond industry.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation 
Considers governance and leadership in Africa and includes the Ibrahim Index of African Governance which provides an annual assessment of governance performance in Africa. 

ReliefWeb - Africa
ReliefWeb is a specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs providing reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis.

Saharan Studies Association
Scholarly association concerning the Sahara-Sahel region of Africa.

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Information on aspects of African development, including gender. The website hosts a number of publications, including the annual Economic Report on Africa.