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African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

ACCORD is an institute committed to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in Africa. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments across the continent by encouraging conflict resolution and dialogue as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict.
The website publishes news and hosts two ACCORD’s publications:
Conflict Trends, which focuses on reporting on and analysing trends in current and emerging conflicts on the continent of Africa. In all, 28 issues had been produced in march 2006, some of them in partnership with UN agencies. All the issues are available on the site; articles are available as free downloads in PDF format.
The African Journal on Conflict Resolution, an academic journal focusing on conflict transformation in Africa. Articles are longer and more in depth than those found in Conflict Trends, and of an overtly academic nature. However, readership is not limited to academic institutions, and literary style has deliberately been kept accessible and straightforward. Copies of all articles from all editions of the journal can be downloaded from the site.

African Centre for Technology Studies

The ACTS is a Nairobi-based international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach.
Its website holds various documents regarding Biodiversity and Environmental Governance, Energy and Water Security, Agriculture and Food Security, Human Health, Science & Technology Literacy, but also on Ecological Sources of African Conflicts, Transboundary Natural Resources Management, and Cross-Border Biodiversity.

African Affairs

African Affairs is published by the Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal African Society. It publishes articles on recent political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries. Also included are historical studies that illuminate current events in the continent.
Abstracts and full articles from 2000 are available online.


AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. It gathers information from more than 125 african medias and more than 200 other sources of news and information.

Africa Action

Created in 1953, Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Their mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis and mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission.
Their website provides a range of resources on African affairs, Africa policy, and U.S. relations with Africa.


Panos London was established in 1986 as a UK registered charity. Since 1996, Panos London has set up a network of regional offices in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and South Asia. Panos aims to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalised) are included within decision-making and that decisions are subject to their scrutiny and debate. Panos’ job is to make the immensely complex issues facing developing countries accessible and understandable, to provide information that people can trust, and to open up opportunities for different perspectives to be heard.
The website holds case studies, daily news bulletins, journalist briefs, reports and lists of publications.

Southern African Regional Poverty Network

The Southern African Regional Poverty Network is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa (SADC). SARPN works through widening participation, by bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice. SARPN was originally established as a project of the Human Sciences Research Council in 2001. In 2004 it became an independent regional entity, supported by a board of 20 regional policy makers, academics and civil society members. The organization is run through a secretariat based on Pretoria and drawn from the SADC region.
The website has a country analysis section, a regional themes covering topics such as health, governance and migration, a poverty indicators section as well as sections on the MDG and food security.


The site, online from 1999, consists of two bibliographic databases covering African periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women’s literature (African Women’s Database). There is also a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography).


AfricaFiles was launched in 2002 and is a network of volunteers committed to the promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. The group produces the online mazine At Issue Ezine, which aims to publish well-researched, provocative and insightful original articles on important current themes in sub-Saharan Africa, such as AIDS, ecology, economic justice, etc.
AfricaFiles offers an email news service sourced from writers based in Africa and the site holds an archive of articles which can be searched by topic or region as well as an extensive links page.

African Digital Library on Line

An online library with full texts on education and development available free to anyone who is resident in Africa. Registration with the site is necessary to access resources.

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