See also: Education journals | History journals | South African journals | African newspapers
Additional journals may be in the countries or topics sections

AAI Online (Africa-American Institute, New York)
Quarterly newsletter with short full text articles online (the Bush Administration and Africa, Namibia education, etc.)

Accord: An International Review of Peace Initiatives (London)
Published by Conciliation Resources, London. Has the full text of special issues:

  • "Accord 9 ? "Paying the price. The Sierra Leone Process" [2000]
  • "The Mozambican Peace Process in Perspective" [1998]
  • "The Liberian Peace Process 1990-1996" [1996]

ACP-EU Courier
Full text articles in Adobe pdf format from the print journal of the European Commission on relations with Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific countries of the Lom? Convention. "Each issue of The Courier contains two principal features: 'Country Reports' which deal with the current economic and political outlook in specific ACP states, and the 'Dossier' which generally covers a sector or theme of particular interest to developing countries.

Actualités de la recherche au Mali
In French. Research bulletin of the Institut de recherche pour le développement in Mali. No. 19, mars 2004 has statistics on higher education research in Mali. [KF]

Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian Studies (Hamburg, Germany)
Published by the Institut f?r Afrikanistik and ?thiopistik, Universit?t Hamburg. Issue #1 is 1998 and #2 is 1999. Most articles are in English.

Africa (International African Institute and Edinburgh Univ. Press)
Their "editorial policy encourages an interdisciplinary approach, involving the social sciences, history, the environment and life sciences." Has the table of contents for the last few years. Libraries pay $580-$725 which includes the annual Africa Bibliography. See also Edinburgh UP site:

Africa Analysis (London)
Has sample articles. Subscribers can access the full text of the latest issue online. Subscribers also have access to past issues online. Has an academic rate.

Africa-Asia Confidential (London)
Brochure page only, short snippets of articles on Africa's relations with China, India, Japan, etc. No full text on-line articles. From the publishers of Africa Confidential.

Africa Confidential
Short excerpts only from the latest issue and past issues of the well-known London political newsletter established in 1960. Access to articles is by Subscription only.

África Debate (Lisboa, Portugal)
In Portuguese and French. Published by Associação Académica África Debate. Has the table of contents. Its editorial board includes Kunle Amwuo, Carlos Cardoso, Patrick Chabal, João Cravinho, José C. Curto, and others.

Africa Development / Afrique et D?veloppement (Dakar, Senegal)
In English and French. "the quarterly bilingual journal of CODESRIA." The CODESRIA site has subscription information. [KF]

Africa Film & TV Magazine (Winchester, Hants, U.K.)
"...covers TV broadcasting, production of the moving image and cinema in the four broad sections: business, broadcasting, production, and technology." Full text issues are online.

Africa e Mediterraneo (Roma : Istituto sindacale per la cooperazione allo sviluppo)
In Italian. A quarterly magazine about African culture and society. Has the table of contents. Topics covered: literature and theatre, music and dance, visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography), cinema, immigration. Owned by Lai-momo, a non-profit co-operative. Contact: [KF]

Africa Economic Analysis (Bridgnorth, Shropshire, U.K)
eJournal on political, social and economic issues affecting development in Africa.
Contents include:

  • Positioning Africa's Economies in an Era of Opportunity: Jude Uzonwanne
  • The Way Forward for Africa, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi
  • Africa's Crisis of Governance, Tunde Obadina
  • Single or Multi-Party System: What Option for Africa?, Sola Akinrinade

Africa Energy & Mining(Indigo Publications, Paris)
Table of contents only. Subscriptions are $720 per year.

Africa Film & TV
A magazine and annual directory on the African TV, film, and video industry. Site is mainly to promote the publications but includes information on film news, film festivals, news on satellite TV in Africa and TV production.  From Z Promotions Pvt. Ltd., Harare, Zimbabwe.

Africa Focus
"...a free independent electronic publication providing reposted commentary and analysis on African issues, with a particular focus on U.S. and international policies. AfricaFocus Bulletin is edited by William Minter.

Africa Geoscience Review (Pretoria, South Africa)
Published by the Council for Geoscience (Pretoria), "an organization established by Act of Parliament with a responsibilty to acquire and store geoscience information on South Africa..." "the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa." Has the table of contents/abstracts. [KF]

Africa Health (Cambridge, U.K.)
"All aspects of health for health providers in Africa" Table of contents. Full text special reports online. Published by FSG Communications Ltd. Cambridge, U.K. Bryan Pearson (editor/publisher)

Africa Hoje: Política, Economia e Cultura (Lisboa)
In Portuguese. Has older selected articles online.Their Anuario provides basic facts on African countries, in Portuguese.

Africa Insight (Pretoria)
Has the table of contents from Vol 27 No 1, 1997 to date plus an index of authors and subjects. Published by the Africa Institute, Pretoria. The journal was formed from a merger of the South African Journal of African Affairs and AI Bulletin. [KF]

Africa Intelligence
Publishes a number of expensive newsletters on current politics and economics - The Indian Ocean Newsletter, Africa Energy & Mining, La Lettre du Continent, Maghreb Confidentiel and biographies of African leaders. Published by Indigo Publications, Paris. A one year subscription (47 issues) to the Indian Ocean Newsletter is over $900. Subscriptions to individual Country Channels are $300 each.

Africa International (Paris)
In French. The monthly print magazine on Francophone Africa has a couple of articles from the November 1997 issue.

Africa Journal (Washington, D.C.)
Published by the Corporate Council on Africa. Full text issues online on business and investment in Africa.

Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology (Machakos, Kenya)
Has the table of contents and selected online articles. "published twice a year by the academic staff of Scott Theological College, a chartered private university in Kenya offering quality academic programmes accredited by Kenya's Commission for Higher Education and ACTEA."

?frica Lusofona (Lisbon)

Africa Policy E-Journal (Washington, D.C.)
Free email newsletter, "an information service provided by AFRICA ACTION (incorporating the Africa Policy Information Center, The Africa Fund, and the American Committee on Africa). The eJournal continues the Africa Policy Electronic Distribution List, which was started in 1995..." The Editor is William Minter.

Africa Policy Journal (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Published by graduate students at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Launched April 26, 2006. Affiliated with the Kennedy School Africa Caucus, founded by former Kennedy School student Sam Unom.
Articles such as:

  • Reviewing Global Leadership: Overcoming the Scourges of Africa by Robert Rotberg
  • Archimedes Entrepreneurs: The Key to Africa’s Prosperity by Eric Kacou, Interview with Wangari Maathai

Africa Positive (Dortmund, Germany)
In German. Site for the print magazine. Articles on Africa and the African diaspora in German-speaking Europe. Table of contents, some full text articles & interviews. Africa events in Europe. [KF]

Africa Renewal (formerly Africa Recovery) (New York, NY)
Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information, with support from UNDP and UNICEF. "analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today."

The Africa Report (Paris, France)
Published by Groupe Jeune Afrique. Sample articles online.

Africa Research Bulletin
Has the table of contents online:


Africa Review (New Delhi, India)
Published by the African Studies Association of India, New Delhi. Biannual interdisciplinary journal. Table of contents online. ISSN: 0974-4053 (Print). ISSN: 0974-4061 (Online).

Africa Review of Books (Dakar)
Published by CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. A multidisciplinary journal to be published twice yearly in English and French. Began publication with Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2004. Editorial production by the Forum for Social Studies (FSS), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the active support of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique et Technique en Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle (CRASC), in Oran, Algeria. The Sept. 2005 issue and the Dec. 2005 issue have full text articles online. (ISSN 0851-7592)

Africa Spectrum (Hamburg, Germany)
Full text articles online. "first published in 1966 by the GIGA Institute of African Affairs....." Focus on "current issues in political, social and economic life; culture; and development..."

Africa Today(Bloomington, IN)
Has the theme title of each issue. Articles cover political, economic, social issues and the humanities. Published by Indiana University Press; formerly published in Denver, Colorado.

Africa Today (London)
Access by subscription only. Online version of the print monthly magazine.

Africa Update (New Britain, CT)
Newsletter of Central Connecticut State's African Studies Program. Includes articles on female circumcision, on Cameroon on Congo-Kinshasa and many more subjects. http://www.CCSU.EDU/AFSTUDY/archive.html

Africa Week (London)
Requires a subscription for access to the on-line articles. Offers a 14 days free trial. Successor to West Africa, the weekly magazine. Published by TransAfrica Publishing Ltd. "We are back with a new and exciting media project for Africa – Africa Week. We have been forced to make this move because the owners of West Africa magazine have managed to achieve what the apartheid regime could not achieve in the 1970s – that is, shut down the operations of the 85-year-old magazine."

African Administrative Studies (Tangier, Morocco)
In English and French. Published by African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, CAFRAD. The web site has a bibliographic database of citations to articles in African Administrative Studies.
See also: CAFRAD Web News Letter (Tangier, Morocco). In English and French. Published by the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, CAFRAD. Full text issues online.

African Affairs
Journal of the Royal African Society (London). One can search the tables of contents of issues from 1996 and following. Libraries pay US$566-596 per yr.

African and Asian Studies (Leiden, Netherlands)
Published by Brill Academic Publishers. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002 is free online. ISSN 1569-2094. Brill parted company with the editor of the Journal of Asian & African Studies, Shivu Ishwaran. Brill owns the editorial copyright of the issues published through 2001 and has them on their website. Issue No. 1, 2002 of African and Asia Studies has two free full text articles:

  • Modeling Ethnic Protest: The Case of the Middle East and Central Asia by Emile Sahliyeh; Sangeeta Sinha; Vijayan Pillai
  • Anchoring Democracy in Indigenous African Institutions by Daniel Ayan.

African Anthropology: Journal of the Pan African Anthropological Association (Yaounde, Cameroon)
Has the table of contents and abstracts of articles. One can order photocopies of articles; $20 for up to two articles. Pay by cheque or money order in ?sterling or US$. Libraries pay $70 per year for subscriptions. [KF]

African Arts Magazine (Los Angeles)
The University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA's quarterly on the arts of Africa & its diaspora. Subscription information. Has the tables of contents with photos of the covers.
An index to the contents of Volumes 1 through 30, (1967/68 through 1997) is on the H-Afrarts website. Use the Search form for African Arts. The index is over 60 pages long.

African Business (London)
News, selected articles. Table of contents. Requires subscription for full access. [Some universities subscribe. Stanford users see Ejournals - ProQuest and Gale have the most recent issue.]

African Business Unleashed @ ChairmanKing
Online magazine. Current business news and commentary. Find news by country. Video reports. Much Nigeria news.

African Century
E-magazine with full text articles such as "Unfinished Business: Confronting the Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism in Africa" by Professor J. F. Ade Ajayi. Managing editor of the e-magazine is Dapo Ladimeji. "Dapo Ladimeji was educated at Cambridge University and holds an MBA with distinction from Insead, Fontainebleau. He works as a chartered accountant and is currently International Tax Partner in a major City firm in London)."

African Crop Science Journal (Kampala, Uganda)
Published by the African Crop Science Society, Kampala. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of articles. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London).

African Currents
Published by the Centre for African Studies, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India. Has the table of contents.

African Development Review (Oxford: Blackwell)
Has the table of contents / abstracts from the latest issue only. Libraries pay $75 per annum.

African Diaspora Newsletter (Toronto, Canada)
Full text online, published by the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora, York University. The Centre "focuses on the history of the African diaspora and the movement of Africans to various parts of the world, particularly the Americas and the Islamic lands of North Africa and the Middle East."

African E-Journals Project - African Journals Directory
Directory of over 1900 journals published in or about Africa in all disciplines. "The directory is searchable by journal title and country or language(s) of publication." Browse by subjects. "A project of the Michigan State University African Studies Center, MSU Libraries, and MATRIX."

African Economic History (Madison, Wisconsin)
Published by the African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Has the table of contents. Libraries pay $42 per year.

African Education Symposium: A Journal of Educational Research on Africa
Online journal of African educational research published by the African Educational Research Network. Full text articles, including past issues.

African Environment / Environnement africain (Dakar, Senegal)
Environmental Studies and Regional Planning Bulletin. Published by ENDA-Editions. Has the table of contents. Photocopies may be ordered. The ENDA web site has some contact information (page down near the bottom). [KF]

African Geographical Review
Published by the Africa Specialty Group within the Association of American Geographers. Formerly the East African Geographical Review founded in 1963 at Makerere University. Has the table of contents. Includes a tribute to co-founder the late Prof. Bryan W. Langlands (12 p. in PDF).

African Geopolitics (Paris)
In English and French (Géopolitique Africaine). Quarterly journal, launched Nov. 2000. Full text articles on-line. Interviews with African Presidents and other foreign policy figures. Articles grouped by issues (conflict prevention, democracy, terrorism, African armies, etc.) Andre Soussan is the publisher and editor-in-chief. [KF]

African Health Sciences (Kampala, Uganda)
Published by the Makerere University Medical School. Table of contents and abstracts for issues.

African Identities
" for the examination of African and diasporic expressions, representations and identities." "With an emphasis on gender, class, nation, marginalisation, "otherness" and difference, the journal will explore how African identities, either by force of expediency or contingency, create layered terrains of (ex)change, decentre dominant meanings, paradigms and certainties. Important questions about the meanings of Africanness, "post-coloniality" and syncreticisms, for example, will provide conceptual frameworks within which to situate the critical analysis of African cultural production and axis of engagement with popular culture." Libraries pay $228 p.a. Pub. by Taylor and Francis Group.

African Invertebrates. A journal of biodiversity (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
Published by the Council of the Natal Museum. "peer-reviewed..... covers the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, biology, ecology, conservation and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates..." Table of contents/abstracts online. Subscription required to read articles. History of the journal (10 p. in PDF).

African Issues
Published by the African Studies Association, U.S. Formerly Issue: A Journal of Opinion, is "a multi-disciplinary biannual journal that publishes short articles analyzing and criticizing contemporary policies toward Africa, in Africa and involving the Africanist community. African Issues is co-edited by Jo Ellen Fair of the University of Wisconsin and Cyril Daddieh of Providence College."

African Journal Archive
Selected full text journal articles online. Journals from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe. Topics include archaeology, biology, botany, classics, economics, education, geology, history, law, medicine, poetry, wildlife. From SABINET the South African library service. or

African Journal of AIDS Research (Grahamstown, South Africa)
Published by the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE), Rhodes University. Journal on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS in African contexts. Abstracts are online. Purchase articles thru African Journals Online. NISC provides full text articles through subscribers using Ingenta. [KF] and

African Journal of Biomedical Research (Ibadan)
Full text abstract and articles on-line. Published three times a year for the Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group. Hosted by Bioline International. Based at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. [KF]

African Journal of Biotechnology (Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria)
Full text and abstracts available online. In html and Adobe pdf. Peer-reviewed journal on all areas of applied biochemistry, industrial microbiology, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, food and agricultural technologies, and metabolic engineering. [KF]

African Journal of Business and Law
Published by the Makerere University Business School, Faculty of Commerce. Vol. 1, No. 1, November 2007 is on-line (108 p. in PDF) - articles on African business schools, Uganda's oil and gas revenues, intellectual property rights, diasporas and remittances, BRICs and Africa's fragile states.

African Journal on Conflict Resolution (Mount Edgecombe, South Africa)
Published by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, ACCORD. Full text is free online. Abstracts are online at the African Journals Online.

African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies
Official organ of the African Criminology and Justice Association. Includes Book Reviews. Published by the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland. Full text articles. Also Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 2005. http://www.umes.EDU/AJCJS

  • Criminology as Lovemaking: An African-Centered Theory of Justice, by Biko Agozino - in PDF
  • Obstacles to Effective Policing in Nigeria, by Emmanuel C. Onyeozili - in PDF
  • Pre-colonial Criminal Justice in Africa, by David Dagleish - in PDF

African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management
"...focuses exclusively on environmental issues in Africa." Has abstracts of articles. From Volume 5 Number 1, articles will be available free online in Word format to readers who provide their email address. The editors are based in Accra, Baltimore, and Montreal.

African Journal of Finance and Management (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Published by the The Institute of Finance Management, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Has the table of contents and abstracts.

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (Nairobi)
Published by the Published by Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.

African Journal of Information and Communication (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Published by the University of the Witwatersrand, Learning Information Networking and Knowledge (LINK) Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management. Articles on academic research, copyright, digital divide, open access publishing, etc.
Articles include - "Access to Africa’s knowledge: Publishing development research and measuring value" - Eve Gray. About how the citation databases exclude African scholars' articles as their journals are not indexed by Western databases.

African Journal of International Affairs (Dakar, Senegal)
A bi-annual publication of CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. 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).

African Journal of International Affairs and Development(Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by College Press Ltd. Has the table of contents and abstracts of articles. One can order photocopies of articles; $20 for up to two articles. Pay by cheque or money order in ?sterling or US$. Libraries pay $40 per year for subscriptions. [KF]

African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Edinburgh, U.K.)
Published by Edinburgh University Press. "articles on public or private international law, either in English or French" Libraries pay from $207-$317. Free online access to many African countries.

African Journal of Legal Studies (Ottawa, Canada)
Published by the Africa Law Institute, "a legal and social science think tank that harnesses the expertise of the African legal, academic and policy communities on the continent and in the diaspora to engage in policy-oriented research that promotes good governance, democracy and the rule of law." Web site in Washington, D.C. Institute based in Ottawa, Canada. [KF]

African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science
Has the table of contents and abstracts. Editorial offices in Gaborone, Botswana and Ibadan, Nigeria.

African Journal of Neurological Sciences
In French or English. Full text articles. (Some full text articles from 1995-2002 from Bioline.) Published by the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences.

African Journal of Oral Health (Ile Ife, Nigeria)
Official organ of the International Association for Dental Research (Nigerian Division). Published at the Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. Oral and dental health research. Full text abstracts online. Full text articles for members only or pay £7.50 (approximately $14) per article from African Journals Online.

African Journal of Political Science (Pretoria, South Africa)
Published by the African Association of Political Science. Has table of contents and abstracts. Articles can be purchased and received by fax or postal mail. [KF]

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Open access journal, full text on-line. Articles on Nigeria, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Uganda, etc.

African Journal of Reproductive Health (Benin City, Nigeria)
Published by the Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria. Full text free online from Bioline International. Older issues also in JSTOR for subscribers. [KF]

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, AJTCAM
Abstracts of latest issue online. Access to full text older articles upon free registration. Topics - Applied Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicines, Complementary Alternative Medicines, Food and Agricultural Technologies, and Promotion of Healthy use of Medicinal Products. Based at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

African Journal for Transformational Scholarship (Potchefstroom)
Official publication of the Centre for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education in Africa (CPCHEA). Articles by Christian scholars and scientists that provide insights grounded in the Gospel that address issues relevant to contemporary African life and development. "The online version is free, but you are required to register as an online user." The Centre has a directory of people involved in Christian higher education in Africa. Based in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

African Journals On-Line
Tables of contents and abstracts of articles from up to 314 journals from 24 African countries. Many full text articles are on-line. Topics cover arts, culture, language, literature, agricultural sciences, science and technology, health and social sciences. A keyword Search covers all journals. Sign up to receive an automatic email every time a new issue is published in any selected title. Began as a pilot project of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London), now an independent non profit, based in South Africa.  [KF]

African Mining (Roosevelt Park, South Africa)
Bimonthly begun Jan. 1996 by Resource Publications. Covers the continent, has the recent tables of contents.

African Music, Journal of the International Library of African Music
Articles are open access (free online) except for the most recent two years. Browse by issue, author, or title. "established in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, founder of the International Library of African Music."

African Nebula
Pubished by Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria, College of Humanities and Culture. Full text is online. Vol. 1, No.1, appeared February 2010. Articles on history, literature, film, etc. Many on Nigeria.

African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Has the full text of articles published from 1995 to date. Published by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (Helsinki).

African Perspective
An electronic-only news magazine. Reprints a few articles [from The Militant (New York) and the Economist, etc.] Publishers and co-founders are Simba Kamunono and John Munoru. Based in Canada.

African Philosophy
E-journal sponsored by the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS) and published by Africa Resource Center, Inc. Articles include: Language, Culture, Science, Technology and Philosophy - Art and 'Art' in Africa: Conceptual Clarification, Confusion or Colonization? - Race and Racism in the Works of David Hume.

African Population Studies (Dakar, Senegal)
Also in French. Abstracts of articlesfrom the journal of the Union of African Population Studies, Dakar, Senegal. Topics include breastfeeding in Kenya, family planning in Kenya, contraception in Lesotho, factors predisposing Accra youth to HIV/AIDS infection, etc.

African Publishing Review (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Published by the African Publishers Network, APNET, a Panafrican non-profit association "formed in 1992 to promote indigenous publishing in Africa."

African Research and Documentation
Journal of SCOLMA, Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa. SCOLMA is a forum for librarians and others interested in "the provision of materials for African studies in libraries in the United Kingdom. Has the table of contents of recent issues.

African Review of Books
Reviews of African books, publishing and book news, book fairs, information relating to Africa's publishing industry and African scholarship. Will cover all books (fiction, children's, non-fiction, coffee-table books), has a free e-newsletter. Details of Africa's 100 best books with excerpts from the books. Founded by Raks Seakhoa and Richard Bartlett. Based in Salisbury, U.K. with a Johannesburg office.

African Security
Published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

African Security Review (Pretoria)
Quarterly journal of the Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria, South Africa. Has the table of contents for recent issues and some full text articles from older issues.

African Soccer (London, England)
Soccer magazine, has selected full text articles from the latest issue. On the Sportscheduler web site. .

African Sociological Review (Dakar, Senegal / Grahamstown, South Africa)
In English and French. A bi-annual publication of CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. Has the table of contents.

African Studies
Originally from Witwatersrand University Press, covers history, sociology, politics.  Began in 1921 as Bantu Studies. Has the tables of contents. Now published by Taylor and Francis in the UK. Cost is $307.00 for libraries.

African Studies Abstracts Online (Leiden, Netherlands)
Excellent annotated index of articles from periodicals, chapters from edited works and collective volumes on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities. To be published four times a year. "Each issue also contains a geographical index, a subject index, an author index, and a list of journals and edited works abstracted in that issue." The first issue is No. 1, 2003, 115 pages, in Adobe pdf. Online version of African Studies Abstracts, compiled by the Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, Netherlands.

African Studies Journals - Wikipedia
A select listing of African studies journals. Readers are invited to add content. Listing began with contributions by African studies librarians in Uppsala, Leiden, Frankfurt and the African Studies Association (U.K.). For an expanded, more complete list of over 1,000 journals, see the Frankfurt University List.

African Studies Quarterly
An interdisciplinary, refereed e-journal from the Center for African Studies, University of Florida (Gainesville). Includes Book Reviews. The journal is indexed by PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) and by the Gale Group.

African Studies Review (African Studies Association, USA)
Official journal of the ASA U.S. Editorial offices are at the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts.

African Study Monographs, Kyoto University, Center for African Area Studies
Has the table of contents.

African Voices: A Newsletter on Democracy and Governance in Africa
Has the full text of articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format from 1995 to date. Topics include civil/political rights, promoting civic awareness, civic education, human rights in Nigeria, Liberia's democratic transition, local government in South Africa, constitution making in Eritrea, etc. Published by USAID Bureau for Africa (Washington, D.C.)

Africana Libraries Newsletter (Bloomington, Indiana)
This newsletter "supports the work of the Africana Librarians Council of the African Studies Association (U.S.)." Has the full text of recent issues online. Editor: Dr. Marion Frank-Wilson. Published by the Office of the Librarian for African Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Older issues are at Michigan State's web site.

Africana Studia, Revista Internacional de Estudos Africanos (Porto)
In Portuguese. Published by the Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Requires registration for access.

In French. "l'Institut Panos Paris publie Africentr@lemedias, une lettre d'information mensuelle sur l'actualité du pluralisme des médias en Afrique centrale. Elle est réalisée par des journalistes de 9 pays de la région (Burundi, Cameroun, Centrafrique, Congo, Gabon, Guinée équatoriale, République démocratique du Congo, Rwanda et Tchad) avec l'appui de la Communauté européenne et de Cordaid." Announces new magazines and newspapers. [KF]

Afriche (Societa delle Missioni Africane, SMA)
In Italian. Has the table of contents. Based in Italy, has an office in New Jersey.

Afriche e Orienti (Bologna)
In Italian and English. Quarterly journal published by AIEP Editore for the Associazione Afriche e Orienti, an academic association. Has the table of contents.

Africultures, le mensuel des cultures africaines (Les Pilles, Nyons, France)
Mainly in French. Site for the print journal. Covers, arts, literature, cinema, music, theater, etc. All articles, except those from the most recent four issues, are free online. "...offers a French-language listings diary and information service updated every day, and a condensed monthly version in English."

Afrika Spectrum (Hamburg, Germany)
Published by the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien, Hamburg, Germany. Has the table of contents and article summaries.

Afrika Zamani (Dakar)
In French. Published by CODESRIA for the Association of African Historians. Annual. Full text articles in English, Arabic, French and Portuguese.

Afrikanistik online
"...a multilingual peer-review e-journal that represents African Studies in the sense of Diedrich Westermann" Full text articles are free on-line. Based at the Department of African Studies, University of Cologne, Germany / Institut für Afrikanistik der Universität zu Köln.

In French. "...une revue electronique consacree e l'analyse des droits et des institutions d'Afrique." Full text articles are in Adobe PDF. Has annotated bibliographies, legal links. Topics include labor law, administrative law, etc. "Elle est produite en partenariat par : le Centre d'etudes et de recherches sur le droit africain et le developpement institutionnel (CERDRADI) de l'Universite Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV (France) -le Centre d'etude d'Afrique Noire (CEAN), IEP de Bordeaux (Universite Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV) - la Faculte des sciences juridiques et politiques de Dakar - l'UFR de sciences juridiques, administratives et politiques d'Abidjan."

Afrique & Histoire
In French. Published by Editions Verdier. Has the table of contents, selectons from some articles. Founded by Pierre BOILLEY, Jean-Pierre CHRETIEN, François-Xavier FAUVELLE-AYMAR, Bertrand HIRSCH. See also:

Afrique Contemporaine (Paris)
In French. Published by La Documentation française, Paris. Has the table of contents. Covers "événements les plus importants dans l'évolution politique, économique, sociale et culturelle de l'Afrique au sud du Sahara, de Madagascar et des îles de l'océan Indien."

Afrique & Histoire
In French. Has the table of contents. Founded by Pierre BOILLEY, Jean-Pierre CHRETIEN, François-Xavier FAUVELLE-AYMAR, Bertrand HIRSCH.

Afrique Express (Paris)
In French. "bimensuel ?dit? ? Paris par la soci?t? d'?dition LB Presse." Table of contents. Many older articles online, arranged by country and topic.

Afrique Horizon Magazine
"...a bi-monthly printed magazine covering all aspects of African music, politics, culture and society - in French." Maintained by Nick Beddow.

Afriques (Paris)
In French and English. E-journal published by Centre d’études des mondes africains, Paris, France. "une revue internationale d’histoire des mondes africains, qui privilégie les époques antérieures au XIXe siècle" Issue No. 1, Printemps 2010 has the theme Les chemins de l’identité en Afrique du XVe au XXe siècle. Indexes - author, keyword, geographic entity.

Afro-Asia (Salvador, Brazil)
In Portuguese. Published by the Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais, Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador, Brasil). On African-Brazilian issues and Africa-related issues. Full text articles on-line. Created in 1965.

Afronet (Lusaka, Zambia) and The Monitor
Afronet is the Inter-African Network for Human Rights and Development. Has full text of their 1998 Zambia Human Rights Report, The Dilemma of Local Courts in Zambia, The Zambia Human Rights Report 1997, Inter-Party Dialogue in Zambia (May/June 1996 Report), reports on Malawi and Swaziland. They publish a weekly Monitor, and host the Southern African Human  Rights NGO Network. They have an excellent directory of  Southern African human rights organizations.

Articles, mainly on South African, economy, arts, music. For the affluent South African. Affiliated with Kaya FM. Based in South Africa.

Afrotech E-Magazine
Subscription only monthly e-newsletter on the internet and computing. Per year - ?35 in Britain and $60 in the United States. "Subscriptions to the E-mail light cost $45 - with this, links are followed to where the files reside on our site."

Agenda (Glenwood, South Africa)
Quarterly South African feminist journal established in 1987. Has the table of contents of recent issues. Subscription required for on-line access. One can receive, by email, a fact sheet on workshops, conferences, web sites, print publications, etc.

Ahfad Journal (Omdurman, Sudan)
Published by the Ahfad University for Women.

AIDS Analysis Africa Online
Free full text articles from 2004 April-May to date."bi-monthly electronic newsletter focusing on the wide-ranging impact of HIV and AIDS on Africa." You can subscribe for free. Published by Metropolitan Holdings. Based in South Africa.
See also some issues for 1999-2001.

AIDS Weekly Plus
Full text online of over a million articles published from 1981 to date. Published by The AIDS Education Global information System ( AEGIS, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, educational corporation. Founded by Sister Mary Elizabeth, of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. or

Alem Mar (Lisbon, Portugal)
In Portuguese. Monthly magazine of the Catholic Missionários Combonianos do Coração de Jesus (Comboni Missionaries) and their work in Africa and elsewhere. Recent articles require a subscription to read on-line. Some older articles free on-line. Based in Lisbon, Portugal.

American Historical Review
Journal of the American Historical Association, the main scholarly association for U.S. historians (including Africanists). Has tables of contents of the latest issue and past issues. Has the full text of articles and book reviews for those at institutions which subscribe to JSTOR.

Amina, le magazine de la femme (Paris)
In French. Popular magazine, has the table of contents.

Newsletter of the African Mathematical Union's Comission on the History of Mathematics in Africa. The newsletter includes bibliographies, book reviews, web sites, meetings, research reports, addresses of scholars. Part of Mathematicians of the African Diaspora. Both sites are maintained by Professor Scott W. Williams, Mathematics Dept., State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. [KF]

Anansi: fiction of the African diaspora(New York, NY)
A literary journal for original short fiction & poetry by writers of African descent. Began publication Feb. 1999. Brief information only on the web site of the African American Literature Book Club.

Angola Peace Monitor (London)
Monthly newsletter produced by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA), successor to the British Anti-Apartheid Movement. The back issues from Vol. 1, No. 1, April 3, 1995 and issues following are online.

Ankh, Revue d'?gyptologie et des civilisations africaines
In French and English. Has the table of contents. "Elle est dirig?e par le professeur Th?ophile Obenga, ?gyptologue et linguiste r?put?, et ses collaborateurs sont des universitaires de divers pays." Published by the Association KHEPERA, France. On the Ankh web site.

Annales Aequatoria (Mbandaka)
In French and English. Published by the Centre ?quatoria, Centre de Recherches Culturelles Africanistes, near Mbandaka, Dem. Rep. of the Congo (Kinshasa). There is an index (by subjects and dates) covering 1937-1962 and an index (subjects, authors, book reviews, maps, illustrations, dates) covering 1980 and following issues. [KF]

Annales africaines de Médecine (Kinshasa)
In French. Published by Université de Kinshasa, Faculté de Médecine, Kinshasa, R.D. Congo. Full text articles online.

Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine (Ibadan)
Biannual journal of the Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital Chapter. Some full text articles. Other full text articles on-line at African Index Medicus site.

Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
Journal of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Access by subscription only. Covers medical parasitology, veterinary parasitology, entomology. Often has Africa-related articles. Tables of contents of recent issues. Libraries pay $ 734.00.

Annals of Tropical Paediatrics (London)
Quarterly published for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Access by subscription. On the "problems and achievements in child health and paediatrics in the tropics and subtropics." Table of contents of recent issues. Libraries pay $ 615.00.

Arab World Geographer (Toronto)
Table of contents and abstracts of articles. Includes articles on the Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Ghazi Falah, Centre for Urban & Community Studies, University of Toronto (Canada). To find articles for ex. from do a keyword search.

Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions (Paris)
In French. Has full text articles on Afro-Latin American religions. Journal "fondée en 1956 sous l’égide du CNRS." Published by Éditions de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales / Éditions de l’EHESS. Its purpose is "promouvoir une perspective comparative, élargie à toutes les religions, et à toutes les aires culturelles."

ARHNE Newsletter (Oslo, Norway: Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo)
Full text articles in Adobe PDF format. Newsletter of the Adolescent Reproductive Health Network (ARHNe): Health System and Health Promotion Research in Eastern and Southern Africa. The program targets adolescent reproductive health and risk behaviors.

Arid Lands Newsletter
Published by the Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona (Tucson). The 1994-1996 issues are online. No. 40 (Fall 1996) features "The Convention to Combat Desertification, Part 1: Africa and the Mediterranean." It includes articles on Kenya and Mali and linkes to web resources on desertification.

Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) Newsletter
Full text on-line. See the Publications section.

Asien Afrika Latinamerika
Ceased publication. Website says "On Wednesday, January 01, 2003 this publication was discontinued." The last volume was Vol. 30, No. 6, 2002. Was on the societies and history of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The journal took a multi-disciplinary approach with contributions from political science, sociology, economics, philosophy, religion, law, linguistics and literature. Was published by Carfax, part of the Taylor & Francis Group.

Association of African Universities / Association des Universités Africaines Newsletter
The AAU is "an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa..." The Secretariat is in Accra.

Association of American University Presses
Has ordering information for univ. press journals such as the Journal of African Economies, Journal of Democracy. Titles can be found by title, subject, individual press.

Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, ACAS. Bulletin
The full text of most issues from No. 44/45, Winter/Spring 1995 are online. "ACAS is an organization of scholars and students engaged in critical research and analysis of Africa and U.S. government policy;............"

Australasian Review of African Studies, ARAS (Perth, Australia)
Published by the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) twice a year in June and December. Refereed inter-disciplinary journal. Has the table of contents for some issues. Formerly the African Studies Review & Newsletter.

Autrepart (Bondy, France)
In French. Published by l’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) et les Éditions de l’Aube. Has the table of contents, frequent articles on African topics. Theme issues were published on Afrique noire et monde arabe, Afrique : les identités contre la démocratie, Echanges transfrontaliers et intégration régionale en Afrique Subsaharienne.

Awaaz (Nairobi, Kenya)
Kenyan journal devoted to South Asians and East Africans in history, arts and politics. "...record the history, and establish linkages with the Indian subcontinent and the South Asian Diaspora in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom." Full text articles - on Pio Gama Pinto, Asian-African relations, The role of minorities in business E.Asia and E.Africa compared, by Prof. Michael Chege, Wangari Maathai Africa’s wonder woman, by Jonathan Kariara, book reviews, etc. Based in Nairobi, Kenya.

AWEPA Bulletin
Published by European Parliamentarians for Africa, AWEPA International, Amsterdam The Netherlands Has full text of issues in Adobe PDF format; see the Publications section. Articles include topics on HIV/AIDS, health, Mozambique floods, Zimbabwe elections 2000.

Azania: Journal of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
"The Institute promotes research into the archaeology, pre-colonial history and related studies of eastern Africa, broadly defined (roughly between the Zambezi and the Nile basins)." Has the table of contents.

Balancing Act. News Update
A free e-newsletter covering African telecoms, internet and computing. The Editor is Russell Southwood. The latest issue and all previous issues are on the web site providing a historical record of the internet and telecom in Africa. To subscribe to the e-newsletter write: Also publishes reports on the African internet market and ICT entrepreneurship. Edited by Russell Southwood.

Bamako Culture
In French. E-magazine. News of cultural events, theatre, dance, film, art, music, literature, photography, new books, directory of links to Mali cultural web sites. Part of the Afribone Mali company. Based in Bamako, Mali. [KF]

Batik, Bulletin d'Analyse sur les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (Dakar)
In French. Full text. Monthly e-newsletter published by OSIRIS (Observatoire sur les Systemes d'Information, les Reseaux et les Inforoutes au Senegal (Dakar) on information technology in Senegal. One can receive the newsletter by email.

Belgian Association of Africanists (BVA-ABA). e-Forum
In Dutch and French. Electronic newsletter of the Association.

Bioline International
"Access to the full text and graphics of all material on the Bioline International website is now free of charge." Titles include African Crop Science Journal (Uganda), African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Food and Nutritional Security, the African Journal of Neurological Sicences (Kenya), African Population Studies, Journal of Food Technology in Africa, Ichthyological Bulletin, and others. Search across all journals for articles.

Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford, CA)
Published by the Stanford University Committee on Black Performing Arts. Short stories, poetry, art from the Diaspora and Africa.

Black Camera
Published by Indiana University Press. Journal "devoted to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience" Essays, book reviews, film reviews, film archives news. Full text access requires a subscription. [KF]

Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (New York City)
Published by Africana Studies Program, New York University.
See also information about the journal from the African-American Literature Book Club. [KF]

BMC International Health and Human Rights (London)
Peer-reviewed online journal. Original research articles on health care in developing and transitional countries, and on health and human rights. Free articles include - Policy mapping for establishing a national emergency health policy for Nigeria, Paediatric referrals in rural Tanzania: the Kilombero District Study – a case series, High-tech and low-tech orthopaedic surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa, Evaluating Niger's experience in strengthening supervision, improving availability of child survival drugs..., Cross-sectional study of morbidity, morbidity-associated factors and cost of treatment in Ngaoundere, Cameroon..., A step too far? Making health equity interventions in Namibia more sufficient, Health and economic impact of HIV/AIDS on South African households: a cohort study, Survey of the knowledge, attitude and practice of Nigerian surgery trainees to HIV-infected persons and AIDS patients, Research that influences policy and practice – characteristics of operational research to improve malaria control in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Published by BioMed Central Ltd., London. (ISSN 1472-698X) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed.

Boletin Africanista (Évora)
In Portuguese. Editado pelo Núcleo de Estudos Sobre África, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades (CIDEHUS), Universidade de Évora (UE), Évora, Portugal. African studies news from the university.

Botswana Notes and Records (Gaborone, Botswana)
Published by the Botswana Society (Gaborone). Has the table of contents.

Bulletin d'AMADES [Anthropologie médicale appliquée au développement et à la santé] (Aix-en-Provence, France)
In French. Includes descriptions of Africa-related research. Published by l'Association AMADES, Anthropologie médicale appliquée au développement et à la santé. "L'association AMADES a été créée en 1988 par des médecins et des anthropologues soucieux d'une meilleure prise en compte des faits de société et de culture dans les actions de santé."

Bulletin de l’APAD
In French and English. Published by the Association euro-africaine pour l’anthropologie du changement social et du développement. Full text articles online, such as Jean Nzisabira, «Les organisations populaires du Rwanda : leur émergence, leur nature et leur évolution. Based at the Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden, Netherlands.

Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Biannual journal. The Chemical Society of Ethiopia was founded in 1983. Full text only available through payment for an article or annual subscription.

Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London
Has the table of contents. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Business in Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Has the table of contents of the latest issue and selected full text articles online. Began publication in 1993 as SAFARA Magazine, became Business in Africa in 1996. Based in Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cadernos de Estudos Africanos (Lisboa)
Published by Centro de Estudos Africanos, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal.

CAF News (Cairo, Egypt)
Published by the African Football Confederation - Confederation africain de football. "The African Football Confederation....consists of all African National Football Associations which are members of FIFA...." Full text issues online in Adobe PDF. E-mail:

CAFRAD Web News Letter (Tangier, Morocco)
In English and French. Published by the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development, CAFRAD. Full text issues online.

Cahiers d'etudes africaines (Paris)
Has the tables of contents of issues and subscription information. The entire contents of recent issues are indexed by (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Marseille, France)

Cahiers d'outre-mer (Université de Bordeaux 3, France)
In French. Academic journal published at Université de Bordeaux 3, France. "une revue trimestrielle de géographie orientée vers la diffusion de l'approche géographique française et francophone des connaissances sur le domaine tropical." Tables of contents and abstracts are on-line.
Examples of articles - Coopération internationale et exploitation des ressources halieutiques au Gabon; La dynamique urbaine à Mayotte : l’étalement de Mamoudzou et la « périphérisation » des centres petits-terriens; Nuages, vents et pluies : scruter le « visage du firmament » en Imerina; Tourisme et réserves d’espaces pour les pratiques locales sur les littoraux de l’île Maurice; Les variations spatiales du financement des politiques publiques sportives des communes de la Réunion

Cahiers Secheresse (Romainville, France)
In French. Academic journal with full text articles on Agroforesterie, Climatologie, D?sertification, Drainage, Eau, ?nergieForesterie, Gestion de l'eau, Homme et climat, Hydrologie, Hydrog?ologie, Hydraulique, Irrigation, M?t?orologie, Production v?g?tale, T?l?d?tection and other topics. Covers North, West, Central Africa. Pub. by l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)andJohn Libbey - Eurotext.

Callaloo: a Journal of African-American and Africans Arts and Letters
Table of contents only unless your institution is a subscriber. In the latter case, one can get the full text of articles. Publishes original works by and critical studies of black writers worldwide. The Summer 1995 issue was a Special on Maryse Cond?. 

Cameroon Academy of Sciences. Journal (Buea, Cameroon)
"...a multi-disciplinary publication devoted to all aspects of fundamental and applied research.... publishes topical reviews on science and technology in development, arts, humanities and culture." Abstracts on-line. Full text articles are $16.00 (for high income countries); pay by credit card.

Canadian Journal of African Studies (Toronto, Canada)
In English and French (abstracts). Journal of the Canadian Association of African Studies/Association Canadienne des Etudes Afriaines. "a multi- and sometimes interdisciplinary journal... articles and book reviews from the fields of history, political science, anthropology, sociology and African literature." Abstracts are free online.

Cass [Frank] Journals
Tables of contents only.

Centre d'?tude d'Afrique noire, Institut d'?tudes politiques de Bordeaux
Please see: Lettre de CEAN (Centre d'étude d'afrique noire, Institut d'?tudes politiques de Bordeaux) and Travaux et documents (Centre d'?tude d'Afrique noire, Institut d'?tudes politiques de Bordeaux).

Chieftain: the Journal for Traditional Governance (Calgary, Canada)
Online journal of TAARN (Traditional Authority Applied Research Network). Full text articles such as "Queen Mothers and Social Workers: A Potential collaboration between traditional authority and social work in Ghana." [KF]

Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Athens, Ohio)
"Official Online Journal of The Institute for the African Child" "the only open access, peer reviewed journal specifically focused on issues and topics related to children in Africa" Full text articles online. Based at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Chimera (Tallahassee, Florida)
Quarterly print and e-journal published by the USA / Africa Institute, based in Tallahassee, Florida. Full text articles in Adobe pdf are online. Articles include "Americanizing Africa and Democratizing the World? By Dr. Ali A. Mazrui. "We invite authors to contribute thought provoking discussion on various issues dealing with United States and African initiatives."

Chimurenga Library
Includes the history and background of selected African magazines

China Monitor (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
Monthly publication of the Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Full text articles on-line in PDF. No. 21, August 2007 is on The Chinese Community in South Africa (27 p. in PDF). No. 17, April 2007 is on China's involvement in African Infrastructure (20 p. in PDF).

In French and Chinese. Site for the magazine on China's relations with Africa. From the publishers of the Beijing Review, a Chinese government magazine. [KF]

Christian Science Monitor
Has the full text of the latest issue. One can search all previous articles published from Jan. 1980 to the present but access to past issues is by payment.

CIIR News (London)
Newsletter of the Catholic Institute for International Relations, London. Has full text articles on development work / human rights work, events in Zimbabwe, Somaliland, Burundi and other African countries.

Clio en Afrique
In French. No. 1, printemps 1997, of an electronic journal from the Groupe de recherche (GDR) 1118 du CNRS, "Histoire de l'Afrique: M?moires et Identit?s (XVII?me-XX?me si?cles)". Based at the Universit? de Provence.  
The first issue includes:

  • "L'Afrique du sud a la recherche de son passe. Une enquete historiographique"
  • a selective list of French doctoral theses from 1995-janv.1997
  • African history titles, in French, published 1995-1997
  • the table of contents of Islam et soci?t?s au sud du sahara, no. 10, d?c. 1996
  • summaries of two theses
  • conferences held

Club du  Sahel. Bulletin (Paris)
In English and French. Has some full text issues in Adobe .pdf format. Select the Publications section. The Club du Sahel is an informal network of some OECD and West African countries, based in Paris.

CODESRIA Bulletin (Dakar, Senegal)
"The aim of CODESRIA quarterly Bulletin is to stimulate discussion, exchange information and encourage research cooperation among African researchers." The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa / Conseil pour le Developpement de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales en Afrique is a Pan-African NGO estab. in 1973. Some full text issues online.

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (CSSAAME)
The tables of contents. Full text for Vol. XXII | Nos. 1& 2 (2002). Index for Vols. 1-19, 1981-1999. Libraries pay $45. Editorial office: Department of History, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Publisher: Duke University Press Journals Division, Durham, NC. [KF]

Computing and Communications Africa
Published by African IT Exhibitions & Conferences (AITEC). Offers free subscriptions to computer professionals. Based in the U.K.

Conflict Trends (Durban, South Africa)
Full text articles online. Published by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). Issues have focused on democracy, Nigeria, water issues, mercenaries in Africa, Southern Africa, conflict resolution. [KF]

Congo Debout (Brussels)
In French. Published by the Independent Media Center, "a collective of independent media ogranizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of major protests." Commentary on DRC political events. Has, in Adobe PDF format, Congo Debout, No. 1, juillet 2000, pub. in Brussels.

Congo-Meuse (Bruxelles, Belgium)
In French. Annual "publication du Centre d'Études des Littératures belge et congolaise de Langue française (CELIBECO), réalisée en coopération avec les Archives et Musée de la Littérature (AML),..." Has the table of contents.

Corporate Africa (London)
Online edition of the print quarterly, has the table of contents and selected full text articles such as a profile of Tito Mboweni, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, West Africa Oil and Gas, AIDS in Africa, Worldspace's satellite radio, etc. Published by Times Publications Ltd. The Times Publs. Ltd. web site also has a political risk section.

Covert Action Quarterly (Washington, D.C.)
Has the tables of contents and a few full-text articles.

Critical African Studies
Sponsored by the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Full text articles and abstracts are on-line. "seeks to return Africanist scholarship to the heart of theoretical innovation within each of its constituent disciplines."

Critical Arts (Durban, South Africa)
Published by Culture, Communication and Media Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Table of contents. Full text of 1981-1992 issues is online, from Michigan State University.

Current Bibliography on African Affairs (Amityville, New York)
A quarterly bibliography forAfrican Studies and related subjects. Published by Baywood Publishing Co.

Dans les Media Demain (Antananarivo)
In French. "L'hebdomadaire économique malgache d'information et d'analyse." Weekly news magazine.

Democracy Watch: A bulletin of the Transition Monitoring Group (Lagos)
Published by Media Rights Agenda ".an 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. [KF]

Démocratie et Développement (Cotonou, Benin)
In French and English. Journal of GERDDES- Afrique, Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Démocratie et le Développement Economique et Social, an independent Pan-african NGO created in 1990 by African intellectuals. Has the table of contents.

Development Issues (The Hague, Netherlands)
Has the full text, in Adobe PDF, of the magazine. Published by the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, Netherlands).

Development Southern Africa (Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sandton, South Africa)
Has the table of contents. Libraries pay US$380 per year. Published by Routledge, part of Taylor & Francis.

La Diaspora
In Spanish. "Informaci?n Bimensual para la Comunidad Guineo-Ecuatoriana en el extranjero." This is the web presence of the print journal for Eq. Guineans in exile.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Find full text articles by keyword. Some Africa-related titles listed are African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management, African Journal of Neurological Sciences, African Population Studies. "We define open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access." Based at Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden. Hosted by Lund University Libraries (Lund, Sweden) and supported by the Open Society Institute (Budapest, Hungary) and SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Washington, DC).

Discovery and Innovation (Nairobi)
"...journal of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)." Has tables of contents. Libraries outside Africa pay $90.
See also:

Drillbits & Tailings
Electronic newsletter of Project Underground, which supports communities threatened by the mining & oil industries. Carries news on protests against oil companies in Nigeria. Based in Berkeley, California.

Droit et Lois (Cotonou, Benin)
In French. Legal journal. Table of contents and some full text articles on-line. Published from 2004. "a pour objectif principal de faire connaître le droit positif béninois, à savoir les textes législatifs et réglementaires, mais également l’état de la doctrine et de la jurisprudence."

eAfrica. Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation (Johannesburg)
Published by the South African Institute of International Affairs, Nepad and Governance project. Full text issues are online. Vol. 1, May 2003 in Adobe pdf. Receive issues by email.

East African Journal of Human Rights and Democracy (Nairobi)
Published by the East African Human Rights Institute, an independent Non Governmental Organization.

Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities & Sciences (Nairobi, Kenya)
Full text articles. Published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Department of Research, Nairobi, Kenya. [KF]

Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Published by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa. An interdisciplinary journal on the economy, politics, society of Eastern and Southern Africa. Free sample issue and abstracts. Full text access to Project Muse members. Edited by Bahru Zewde and M.A. Mohamed Salih. and

Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Has the table of contents and abstracts. Bi-annual journal published by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa (OSSREA).

Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Has the table of contents / abstracts. Published by the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, OSSREA. OSSREA also publishes the OSSREA News Letter.

L'Echo des Frontieres, Bulletin Régional de suivi des échanges transfrontaliers
Academic bulletin, in French, on trade, economic relations between Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Has the full text. "...r?dig? ? Cotonou par le LARES. "Ce site fait partie du r?seau Refer mis en place par l'AUPELF-UREF."

Echos du SITRASS
In French. Bulletin on "les analyses et nouvelles du secteur des transports en Afrique sub-saharienne." Some full text issues. Published by SITRASS, Solidarite Internationale sur les Transports et la Recherche en Afrique Sub-Saharienne of the Laboratoire d'economie des transports (Lyon, France).

Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (Stellenbosch and Madison, WI)
African media studies and journalism. Published by the University of Wisconsin Press in cooperation with the Institute for Media Analysis in South Africa (iMasa) and the Department of Journalism, Stellenbosch University.

ELDIS Joint Serials Database - Development/Environment
Retrieve lists of journals in the areas of development and the environment. Information is provided on which European library has the journal, subscription information, and specific features of the journals. The Electronic Development and Environment Information System (ELDIS) is sponsored by DANIDA and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography
Refereed online journal from the University of Iowa Libraries. Issue No. 1 (Nov. 1996) is "Guides, Collections, & Ancillary Materials to African Archival Resources in the United States" by John Bruce Howell and Yvette Scheven. This Guide includes lists of inventories, finding lists, annual reports, etc. [KF]

Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries (Sarawak, Malaysia)
Has full text papers in Adobe PDF format. "A Champion in Our Midst: Lessons Learned from the Impacts of NGO's Use of the Internet" by Scott McConnell (in Vol. 2) cites examples from Uganda. A joint publication of the Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak City; University of Hong Kong, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands; Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Electronic Journals by Subscription
Many universities pay for access to electronic journals which are therefore available only to members of the university community. Please check with your librarian about electronic journals at your institution. For example, Stanford users may find e-journals at:

Emotion. Magazine du Showbiz et de la Femme (Cotonou, Benin)
In French. Online site for the print magazine. Has information on Director and Editor, ?ric Huannou.

ENAS - Electronic Technology Group, African Studies Association (U.S.)
ENAS is a newsletter for the exchange of information on the uses, developments and critiques of new electronic media. The 1996-1997 issues are online. Edited by Brian M. Murphy.

English in Africa
"...founded in 1974 to provide a forum for the study of African literature in English.... published twice a year (in May and October) by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa." Index of authors and subjects, table of contents of recent issues. Libraries pay $22 per year for subscriptions. [KF]

Eritrea Profile
E-journal from the Eritrean Network Information Center (ENIC). Maintained by Abubaker Beshir.

Eritrea Profile
Published by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice, PFDJ. On the Shaebia web site.

Estudios de Asia y ?frica
In Spanish. Published by El Colegio de México, Mexico. Full text articles online.

Ethiopian Journal of Health Development (Addis Ababa)
Official journal of the Ethiopian Public Health Association. Full text articles. Published by the Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University.

Ethiopian Journal of Religious Studies
First issue to be published September 2011. "a Tsehai Publishers publication Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 3012, Los Angeles, CA 90045"

Fafunwa Foundation Internet Journal of Education (Lagos, Nigeria)
"The main objectives of this journal is to make the works of Nigerian scholars in the field of Education more visible to the rest of the world." "The criteria for selection will be the quality of the articles and the depth of their contribution to educational research or educational policy and practice not only in Nigeria but in other parts of the world." Full text articles [see links at the top] include "Languages And The National Policy On Education." [KF]

Le Fait Missionnaire (Lausanne, Switzerland)
In English and French. Has the table of contents for this print journal on missionary history in Africa. A selection of articles are online in Adobe pdf. Includes conference announcements, a directory of sites on Religion in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, and Namibia, and links to related sites. [KF].
Full text online:

The Farmer (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Weekly "African Farming News Magazine" for farmers anywhere in Africa. Mainly Zimbabwe news. Has an e-mail subscription to the magazine for U.S.$32.00.

Feminist Africa
An ejournal "forum for progressive, cutting-edge gender research and feminist dialogue focused on the continent." Full text articles online. Produced by the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town and its Strengthening Gender & Women's Studies for Africa's Transformation (GWS Africa) Project.

FESPACO Newsletter
In French and English. Published by ESPACO,  Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou. Has some full text articles and photographs online.

Findings and Best Practices Infobriefs
The articles in Findings (No. 1, 1992 to date) describe work by the World Bank and member governments in Africa on environmental issues, education, agricultural research, food security, health, urban services, women's issues, transport, finance for development, etc.  Published by the World Bank.

The Fool's Cap, (Foolscap), the African Court of Humour Rights
E-magazine "dedicated to monitoring humorous activities throughout Africa, with particular attention to Nigeria." Published by Foolscap Media. "Our weapons are loads of cartoons, humour, satire, parody, witty short paragraphs and common sense." The editor is Bisi Ogunbadejo, "one-time editorial cartoonist/group art editor of the respected Guardian Newspapers (Nigeria), and editor of its Lagos Life weekly." Features the work of other African cartoonists (Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria). One can subscribe to the "Sychophant Noiseletter." Based in London. [KF]

Footsteps (Peterborough, NH)
Print magazine on African & African American history for middle school children (ages 10-14). Has a full text article on Africans in the United States, by Harvard Prof. J. Lorand Matory. Each issue of the magazine focuses on a different theme. Has teachers' guides for its Liberia issue by Jo Sullivan, for the Mansa Musa: King of Mali issue. Published by Cobblestone Publishing, Peterborough, NH.

Forced Migration Review
Has full text articles. Published by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

Foreign Affairs
Has a list of Africa-related articles published in the well-known journal of the Council on Foreign Relations and from related journals. There is an author index.

Foreign Affairs Bulletin - Kenya. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Nairobi)
Has the full text in Adobe PDF format of recent issues.

Fortune and Class Weekly (Lagos, Nigeria)
Blog to publicize the print business weekly magazine. Published by Fortune and Class Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

Gazette du MALD
In French. Monthly e-newsletter of the Laboratoire Mutations Africaines dans la Longue Durée (unité mixte de recherche CNRS-Université Paris-I). Le MALD (directeur Pierre Boilley) réunit trois centres : le Centre d'Études Juridiques et Politiques du Monde Africain (CEJPMA), le Centre de Recherches Africaines (CRA) et le Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Juridique de Paris (LAJP). Older issues are online. Includes lists of theses.

GEFAME, Journal of African Studies (Ann Arbor)
Published by the University of Michigan Library and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan. A peer reviewed journal. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004 is A Tribute to Professor Lemuel Johnson [Sierra Leonean literature professor and poet]. Has an Events in Africa section. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Articles include:

[Géopolitique Africaine] African Geopolitics (Paris)
In English and French (Géopolitique Africaine). Quarterly journal, launched Nov. 2000. Full text articles on-line. Interviews with African Presidents and other foreign policy figures. Articles grouped by issues (conflict prevention, democracy, terrorism, African armies, etc.) Andre Soussan is the publisher and editor-in-chief. [KF]

Ghana Journal of Development Studies (Navrongo, Ghana)
Published by the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana. Articles abstracts online. Full articles require payment.

Ghana Review (London)
Online and print magazine published by Micromedia Consultants Ltd. News, sports, business news, news from Parliament, an Election 2000 page, court news, arts & culture, education, health. Includes links to Ghana-related pages.

Ghana Studies (College Station, TX)
Journal of the Ghana Studies Council. Has the table of contents, editorial board. The Ghana Studies Council is "an associate organization of the African Studies Association (ASA) of the USA."

Ghana Studies Council. Newsletter
Full text issues on-line. "The Ghana Studies Council (GSC) is an organization of scholars based in Africa, the United States, Europe, and Asia..."

Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts (Lagos, Nigeria)
Full text articles for older issues. Published by Glendora International (Nigeria) Ltd. See also Glendora Books Supplement.

Global Review of Ethnopolitics (Bath, England)
Peer-reviewed online journal which receives additional support from the Specialist Group on Ethnic Politics of the Political Studies Association of the UK. Topics include Kristin Henrard's "Post-Apartheid South Africa's Democratic Transformation Process: Redress of the Past, Reconciliation and 'Unity in Diversity" (in Adobe pdf), and I. William Zartman's "The Timing of Peace Initiatives: Hurting Stalemates and Ripe Moments" (in Adobe pdf). Based at the Department of European Studies, University of Bath, Bath, England. [KF]

Global South
E-magazine. Full text articles online. Articles such as "Patterns of Corruption in Institutions of Higher Learning in Zimbabwe", "Same-sex Marriage is African".

Google Magazines
Full text online issues of selected magazines. Scanned by Google.

Harvard Africa Policy Journal
Annual published by Kennedy School graduate students at the John F. Kennedey School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Includes articles on Somali pirates, Tanzania inflation, aid effectiveness, AFRICOM, Turkey's trade with Africa, agricultural policies, corruption, Johannesburg city, interviews with Chinua Achebe, Desmond Tutu, Stephen Lewis, Tony Leon.

History in Africa
Edited by Dr. David Henige, University of Wisconsin. "focuses on historiographical and methodological concerns and publishes textual analysis and criticism, historiographical essays, bibliographical essays, archival reports and articles on the role of theory and non-historical data in historical investigation....Published Annually."

Horn of Africa Bulletin (Uppsala, Sweden)
Published by the Life and Peace Institute. "monthly newsletter compiling analyses, news and resources on issues related to conflict and peacebuilding in the Horn of Africa region." Full text on-line from 2008. Covers Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan, etc.

Human Rights Dialogue (New York)
Published by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. Has the table of contents. The Winter 2000 issue has the full text online and includes "Why More Africans Don't Use Human Rights Language" by Chidi Anselm Odinkalu.

Humanities Review Journal (Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by the Humanities Research Forum, at the Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Article abstracts are on-line. Articles are free to developing countries. There is a charge for others. Topics: Theatre Arts, Philosophy, English Language, Literature in English, History, Music, Communication Arts, Anthropology, Library Studies, Information Science, Cultural Studies, Sociology and other relevant disciplines.

ICAAP/Sociosite Journals Database and Distribution Centre
Find full text articles in quality scholarly journals. Most are free access. Categories are Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Biology, Mathematics, Medicine. From the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP) in association with Sociosite, affiliated with Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada.

Identity, Culture and Politics (Colombo and Dakar)
"A biannual publication of International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research....., Dakar, Senegal. It aims at dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas and projections amongst African and Asian scholars and activists." Some full text articles.,%20Culture%20and%20Politics.htm

Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World
Vol. 1, No. 1, March 30, 2000 + Ijele is a refereed electronic journal on "modern and contemporary art and photography, iconography, symbolism, and aesthetics of Africa and of African artists around the world." Published three times a year by Africa Resource Center.

Impumelelo - Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport (Athens, Ohio)
"...a fully refereed online journal that is published semiannually. The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sport seeks papers that analyze African sport from political, communication, sociological, anthropological, historical, and sports science perspectives." Based at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. [KF]

Indian Ocean Newsletter (Paris)
Requires payment to read the articles. Published by Indigo Publications, Paris. Eur 860 p.a.

Indian Ocean Review (Perth, Australia)
Ceased after 2000? Published by the Indian Ocean Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Table of contents.

Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
Published by New Dawn Publishers, Pietermaritzburg. Full text abstracts free. Full text articles require subscription. Libraries pay $30 for 2 issues per year. See also the African Journals Online site.

Insight on Africa (New Delhi, India)
Published by the African Studies Association of India, New Delhi. Bi-annual journal "covering contemporary African affairs, both from academics and policy perspectives." "it focuses on though not confined to, foreign policies and development issues of African countries and Afro-Asian relations." Table of contents online. ISSN: 0975-0878 (Print).

L'Intelligent d'Abidjan
In French. Print and online magazine. Published by SOCEF-NTIC, Société de Communication, d’Edition, de Finances et des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication.

International Journal of African Historical Studies (Boston)
Published by the African Studies Center, Boston University.

International Journal of Ethiopian Studies (Los Angeles, California)
Published by Tsehai Publishers. "an interdisciplinary, refereed journal dedicated to scholarly research relevant to or informed by the Ethiopian experience. IJES publishes two issues a year of original work in English and/or Amharic...." Based at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.

International Journal of Humanistic Studies (Manzini, Swaziland)
"...annual peer-reviewed Journal....Contributions are accepted from the fields of Philosophy, English Language, Literature, History, Theatre Arts, Music, Communication Arts, Anthropology, Library Studies, Information Science, Cultural Studies, Sociology and other relevant disciplines." Editor based at the Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland.

Interventions: the International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Has the table of contents. Focuses on the following aspects of postcolonial research, theory and politics: "The histories of imperialism and colonialism, The role of culture (academic, literary and popular) in the operation of imperialism and in the formations of national resistance, The role of religion and culture in new nationalisms, The contemporary politics of identity; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality, The economics of neo-colonialism, Diaspora and migrancy, etc. Published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis group).

Ìrìnkèrindò: a journal of African Migration (New York City)
"...devoted to the study of African migration and immigration to other parts of the world." E-journal with full text articles such as:

  • The Antinomies of Globalization: Causes of Contemporary African Immigration to the United States of America
  • Searching for Fortune: The Geographical Process of Nigerian Migration to Dublin, Ireland
  • Nigerian Physical Therapists’ Job Satisfaction: A Nigeria – U.S.A. Comparison
  • (In)Visibility and Duality of the Civil Rights and Yoruba Movements: 1950s-1990s
  • and other topics

Editors are Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Bertrade Ngo Ngijol-Banoum. [KF]

Islam in Africa Newsletter
Published by PRISM, Project for the Research of Islamist Movements. "analyzes information, political, religious, and social developments, events, or documents on Radical Islam and Islamic movements in Africa." See Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2006. Based at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel.

Islamic Africa (Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa, Northwestern University)
Subscription access journal. Thru Brill, limited access thru JSTOR, Project Muse. Incorporates Sudanic Africa. Pub. by Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois. [Stanford users see Searchworks]

Issue: a Journal of Opinion
Published by the African Studies Association (US). Has the tables of contents of all issues from Vol. 1, 1971.

Itinerario, European Journal of Overseas History (Leiden)
Quarterly journal of the Institute for the History of European Expansion, Leiden University. Has the table of contents of past issues.

IWALEWA Forum, Working Papers in African Art and Culture
Table of contents only. Published by R?diger K?ppe Verlag, Koln, Germany.

 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 bymJohannes Fabian and Vincent de Rooij of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Journal of Lusophone Studies
Official journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association. Free online articles. Vol 1, No 1 (2016) is a Special Issue on Lusophone Africa. Based at Stanford University, Dept. of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.

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. Online articles, primary sources, book reviews.

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 online.

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 withfull 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 D?veloppement de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales en Afrique.

Kisangani Medical (University of Kisangani, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy)
In French. Online open access peer reviewed medical journal.

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
Online 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.
Examples of articles:


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 R?diger K?ppe Verlag K?ln, 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'?tudes 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-G?o, journal des sciences de la terre (Antananarivo)
In French. Has full text articles. Publi? par l'Institut et Observatoire de G?ophysique - 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
Online 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'?ternit? by Dr. Fran?oise 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)
" 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 fran?aise, CLEF. CLEF was "...fond?e en 1963 par le Minist?re fran?ais de la Coop?ration, est aujourd?hui le relais du Minist?re des Affaires ?trang?res (Coop?ration 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-R?my-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 theAfrican 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 End?mies 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:

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:

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 : ?ditions 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 Sup?rieur P?dagogique, Kikwit, DRC)
In French. Has full text articles from Volume 12, Num?ro 3, 1997.

The Platform : for law, justice and society (Nairobi)
Monthly magazine. Commentary, opinion pieces, essays on governance, human rights in Kenya. The Publisher is human rights lawyer Gitobu Imanyara.  [KF]  Facebook Page.

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,..." Email: [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 Ci?ncias 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)
" 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)
" 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 Mah?, 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:

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)
The newsletter has closed. 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:|

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)
Website 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.D?velopp? par ENDA-SYNFEV (Synergie Genre et D?veloppement, 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'?tude d'Afrique noire, Institut d'?tudes 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 f?r 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 email with links to the original sources, esp. on human rights, democracy & development. From the Liberia Institute of Journalism. Based in Monrovia, Liberia.
Subscribe and unsubscribe by writing to with the command subscribe wan-l or unsubscribe wan-l in the body of your message.

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.
Main page: 

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.