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ID 116: Africa Today

The guide provides research tips as well as selected listing of resources useful for research in topics covered by the course.


Visit our Guide to African Newspapers at Boston University

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

Blogs & Online magazines

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:


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African Studies Library
6th floor,
Mugar Memorial Library
Mon-Fri 9am - 5 pm
Subjects: African Studies