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III. USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS There are valuable sources of information for students of African Politics. Such sources include but are not limited to major newspapers and editorials, radios. Fortunately, the internet brings all these sources to the student as they research and follow current events in their country cases. Helpful internet sites include:

http:www.afrobarometer.org a comparative series of national public attitude surveys on democracy, markets and civil society in Africa.

  • http://allafrica.com a compendium of African news sources, covering every country in

Africa

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/default.stm BBC web articles on Africa

See also links on the webpage to informative radio news programs on Africa:

    • BBC Focus on Africa

    • BBC World ServiceAfrican News

    • BBC Network Africa

  • http://www.irinnews.org United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks produce well-informed articles on politics, democracy, economics, war, peace, HIV/AIDS and other important topics on almost all African countries.

  • Lexis-Nexis: available through the University of Maryland’s Library home page (www.lib.umd.edu)

Such resources are also available through many other academic institutions including: The University of Pennsylvania’s African Studies Center, which maintains Country Pages for African countries, could be particularly useful for your country reports. http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Home_Page/Country.html

Stanford has a variety of valuable sources of information and internet links. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa provides information on every African country http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/current2.html provides direct link to on-line editions of major African newspapers and news sources

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