The African Studies Library has a wide range of newspapers from across the continents. They exist in a variety of formats and span many years.
Tip: Newspapers can provide a window on events or issues, but it is important to know a little bit about the newspaper. Is a political party behind it? Is it independently run? Is it a tabloid?
A Selection of Newspapers Databases
Historical Newspaper Databases
The internet and social media can also be a great source for opinion, currents events, trends, and debate. Here is a small selection of blogs to get started: