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U.S. - SubSaharan Africa Relations

This Guide is intended primarily for BU students who will be researching on topics related to relations between United States and African countries in Sub-Saharan Region.

Featured Primary Source Sites

Some of these resources may require authentication for access, especially for remote access. In that case, use BU kerberos log-in & password. Some of the resources provide alphabetical  list of countries, including African countries. Select the African country/ies individually you are seeking information on.

Executive Branch Documents

American Presidency Project (home)
Presidential Libraries (many libraries now include audiovisual materials such as speeches)
Public papers of the presidents of the United States

(GPO Access) partial set online

book iconComplete print set (1931-1932/33, 1945-2002 v.2+) at Mugar Library J80 .F57

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 1993+ online

Published every Monday – “the official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary”.

book iconA compilation of the messages and papers of the presidents…v.1-20
(1897-22) J81 .E97

Washington Notes on Africa

 Archived newsletter from African Activist Archive. Items appear in chronological order. Use Advanced Search to select a smaller group of results.



Legislative Branch

  • Congressional Record via GPO Access 1994+
  • GPO Access
  • Lexis Nexis Congressional BU-px This is a selective database. 
    Mugar Library and/or the Law Library have a full range of CIS documents on microfiche, with access through the web catalog (search: 'your term' and cis ). The microfiche are arranged by CIS Microfiche Accession Numbers in the NOTES field of the catalog record. Full text links are provided where available. The CIS index to publications of the United States Congress [Mugar Reference X Z 1249 F70] abstracts all congressional hearings and prints, arranged by committees; yearly bound volumes index publications by subject, document numbers, bill title, and names of persons involved.
  • Thomas
  • see also Finding Legislative Information