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African Newspapers

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Listing of African Newspapers on Microfilm

Country Title Holdings Lacking
Not published in Africa African Mail        Sept 1904 – Jan 1917
Angola Diário de Luanda Jan 64 – Nov 1976 Jan 1974-August 1974; Dec 1774 – Feb 1976
Benin Ehuzu Oct 1975 – Dec 1981
Botswana Daily News
(aka Gaborone Daily News)
May 1973 – Dec 1981
Cameroon Cameroon Tribune Dec 10, 1981 – Aug 1984
Chad Journal Officiel

1959 – 1965

Côte d’Ivoire Fraternité Matin Lacking box
Congo Please see Zaire below
Ethiopia Ethiopian Herald Jun 1956 – Dec 2010 Lacking : July 2000 – Sept 2000; July 2009 – Sept 2009
New Times and Ethiopian News May 1936 – May 1956
Voice of Ethiopia
1937-1939 
reel currently missing
Gambia Gambia Echo 1964 – 1966
The Gambia News Bulletin Oct 1971 – Dec 1974
Ghana Ghanaian Times Jan, 1962 – Dec 1996 Lacking : Jan 1964 – April 1964
Ashanti Pioneer Nov 1939 – Oct 1962
New Ashanti Times Feb 5, 1966 – July 29, 1967 Oct 1962 
Pioneer May 1968 – Dec 1994 Jan 1975 – Sept 1975; Jun 1983 -Jan 1987; Mar 1987 – May 1988
Guine La Guinee Libre* Nov. 29, 1973 -- June 27, 1974   
Kenya East African Standard Jan 1960 – Sept 2004 Lacking : Jan 1998 – Aug 2001; Jan 2003 – May 2004
Lesotho Lesotho Weekly May 1977 – Dec 1983
Basutoland Times 1963 – 1964
Daily Listener 1965: Vol.16, no. 272, 275,335, 342 (Feb. 26, Mar. 2, Apr. 24, May 3) N.46, 65, 166 (spec ed.) July 8, 31, Nov. 27, 29) 1966: v.16 no. 183 (Feb. 17)
Liberia Liberian Age Jan 1956 – Dec 1978
Liberian Star Jun 1964 – Jun 1970
New Liberian Jan – Dec 1982
Malawi Malawi News (Blantyre) Jan 1965 – April 2004 Lacking : Jan 1968 – Dec 1969; Jan 1971 – Dec 1972; Jan 1994 – Dec 2003
Malawi News (Limbe) May 1961 – Dec 1972 Lacking : Jan 1965 – Dec 1967; Jan 1970 – Dec 1970
Mali Afrique Nouvelle Jan, 1959 – Dec, 1961
Barakela Feb – Aug, 1964; Jan – Feb, April – July, Nov – Dec, 1965; Jan – Dec, 1966; May – Jun, Nov, Dec, 1967; Jan -Sept, 1968
Morocco L’Avant Garde Vol. 2-3 Jan 28, 1961 – Dec 30,1962; Jan 6-27,1962
Tangier Gazette and Morocco Mail* 1946 No.4075 April 5; 1946 No.4121 Feb. 25, 1947 No.4121-65 Jan-Dec; 1948 No.4166-4209 Jan-Nov; 1949 No.4219-4269 Jan-Dec; 1950 No.4270-4286 Jan-April
Mozambique Diário de Moçambique (Beira) Jan 1964 – Jun 2002 Lacking : April 1971 – Aug 1981; Jan 1989 – 1991; Jan 1995 – 2001
Diário (Maputo) Jan 1963 – Dec 1971
Notícias Jan, 1972 – Aug 1998 Lacking : Jan – Feb, 1978; Jan – Dec 1993; July – Sept 1996
Nigeria Daily Service Jan 1960 – Sept 1960
Daily Express Sept 1960 – Feb 1975 Lacking : Dec, 1965 – Aug, 1972
Daily Sketch Jan 1965 – Dec 1969
Daily Times Jan 1956 – Dec 1994
Morning Post Oct 1961 – Dec 1969
New Nigerian Jan 1966 – April 1983
Nigerian Outlook Jan 1965 – Dec 1966
West African Pilot Jan – May 1956; 1959 – Dec 1977
Rwanda Kinyamateka Jan 1968 – Dec 1982
Senegal Afrique Nouvelle Jan 1962 – Dec 1977
Le Soleil May 1970 – April 1977
L’Unite Africaine Aug 1960 – Aug 1968
Paris-Dakar 1933 – 1936
Sierra Leone Daily Mail Jan 1973 – Dec 1973
The People Jun, 1972 – April, 1973
We Yone Jan – Dec, 1973
Somalia Dalka 1965 – 1967
Somali News Mar 1961 – Oct 1969
October Star Oct 1969 – Feb 1970 Nos. 1-6, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20-21. In Italian: Vol. i, No. 19; Vol.ii No. 191
Dawn 1970 – 1973
II Corriere della Somalia Jan 1964 – Dec 1968
War Somali Sidihi Nov 1956 – Nov 1958
South Africa Cape Times July 1938 – May 1986 Lacking : Feb, 1986
Daily News & Sunday Tribune Feb 1974 – May 1983
Post (Late Reef Edition) May 1965 – Dec 1969
The Standard & Diggers News Oct 1899 – May 1900
Mail and Guardian Oct 1989 – Dec 1999 Lacking 1-5
The New Age Vol 4 – April 3 – Oct 16, 1958; Vol 5 – Oct 23, 1958 – Oct 15, 1959; Vol 6 – Oct 22, 1959 – Nov 3, 1960; Vol 7 – Oct 20, 1960 – Oct 12, 1961; Vol 8 – Oct 19, 1961 – Oct 11, 1962; Vol 9 – Oct 18, 1962 – Nov 29, 1962
 
The World Jan 1971 – Dec 1972
Tanzania Daily News April 1972 – Dec 1998
Nationalist April 1964 – April 1972 No. 1 – 260
Maarifa 1963 – 1964
The Standard & Sunday News (formally Tanganyika Standard) Jan 1962 – April 1972
Deutsch-Ostafrikanische Zeitung Aug, 1914 – Jun, 1916
Togo Togo-Presse* Dec. 1- 30, 1967; vol. 6, nos. 1620 - 1644  
Uganda Uganda Argus Jan 1964 – Dec 1972
Voice of Uganda Dec 1972 – Mar 1979
Zaire Le Courrier d’Afrique*


Reel 1: April 5 - Oct. 5 1966; vol. 37, Serie 2 (no.1363 -  1513)  
Reel 2: Aug. 23 -- Nov. 19, 1966  (no. 1476 -- no. 1551)

 

Note: Reel 1 includes Togo Presse
Reel 2 lacking: nos. 1498, 1506
Elima* Dec 1973 – Dec 1977 Lacking : Jan – Feb, 1976; July – Aug 1976
L’Essor du Katanga*

Nov. 26, 1965 (no. 1416 - single issue)
 

L’Essor du Zaire* Jan. 5 - March 2, 1972 (no. 3085 - 3132)
Le Martyr Aug 23 – Nov 22, 1964
Le Progres
Mwana Shaba 1965 – 1969 (1968 no.159, 160, & 1969 no.161, Jan and Mar 1969)
Salongo Mar 1972 – Dec 1996 Lacking : Nov, 1989 – July, 1990; Mar – Jun 1991
  Taifa* March 6, 1972 -- Sept. 30, 1974 (nos. 1 - 335)  
  Newspaper Clippings; Collection of the CEP at the IRES* Articles on microfiche; cover the 1960's up to and including 1966.  
Zambia Central African Post Jan 1959 – Feb 1964
Northern News Jan 1963 – April 1965
Times of Zambia Jan 1967 – Sept 1994 Lacking : April – Dec, 1974; April – Jun 1974; July 1988 – Mar 1989; July – Sept 1990; July – Sept 1991; April 1992 – Mar 1993
Zambia mail Aug 1965 – Dec 1971
Zambia News Mar 1965 – Dec 1967
Zimbabwe The Citizen* 
(Rhodesia)

May 14 - Dec. 31, 1971 (no. 937-70; includes: 937,942,947, 949, 952, 957, 960, 962-5, 967-70)

1972 (no.971-90; includes: 971, 974, 976-81, 984, 987-990)

missing some numbers
  Herald Jan 1956 – Jun 1997 Lacking : April, 1996; May 1996; Jun 1996
Moto 1971 – Vol 13; 1972 – Vol 14; 1973 – Vol 15.
1974 – Vol 16.
 

* Microfilm reels in processing

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