The Programme Mali-North was created in 1993 with the financial support of different German institutions concerned with development cooperation. Its aim is to support the reconstruction of the Northern region of Mali which got destroyed during the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990ies. The website offers a lot of material concerning the different projects (reports, pictures, maps). Furthermore, you will find a blog by the sociologue Rocksloh-Papendieck (belonging to the management) presenting the life and culture of the project region. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Very extensive site about the Fula / Fulani. You will find information about their culture, society, history, etc. The "education" category offers you grammar, word lists, a glossary and audio samples for the Fulfulde language. Furthermore you can find video files about society and culture. [editors ilissAfrica]
A very nice site about the Fouta Djallon region in Guinea. You will find articles about different topics and a lot of fulltext documents. Furthermore, you will find some interesting links. [editors ilissAfrica]
Website of a French Anthropologist working in Niger, Chad and Tanzania. You will find her dissertation and some articles as fulltext documents. Furthermore, you will find a complete list of her publications. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Saharan Studies Association was founded in 1992 and has a focus on the Saharan and Sahel Region. You will find a pdf-Newsletter from 1993-2006. From then on, information on conferences, publications etc. is presented on the website in different categories. [editors ilissAfrica]
Many full text documents by Prof. Binsbergen about ethnicity, identity and politics in Africa. First, the books from which the articles were extracted get presented. Then you will find alist of articles classed by topic. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Sahel Opera Project, with information about the project itself, about the opera, about performances, reviews, photographs. Participants come from the follwing countries of the Sahel: Mauritania, Cape Verde, Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. [editors ilissAfrica]
Exploration of sound and music in West Africa, particularly in the Sahel region of Mauritania, Mali, and Niger.Sahel Sounds began as a blog in 2009 to share field recordings and has evolved into a record label. The blog continues as a documentation of recordings, as well as a platform to explore arts and music of the region through nontraditional ethnographic fieldwork. ... [according to site editor's information]
Attached to the OECD as a semi-autonomous body and financed essentially through voluntary contributions from OECD members, the SWAC (originally "Club du Sahel") supports, together with governments, regional institutions and civil society/private sector organisations, the development and implementation of action-oriented policies and investments. Its main objectives are to:
* help identify strategic questions related to medium- and long-term development in West Africa;
* contribute to mobilising and strengthening African capacities within a network approach;
* support initiatives and efforts by West Africans to promote medium- and long-term development in the region;
* facilitate exchanges between regional actors and OECD member countries;
* promote constructive debates that lead to innovative decisions within and outside the region aimed at building a better future for the region.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; Redaktion ilissAfrica]
CEN-SAD is to be a framework for integration and complementarity. Its objectives are
* establishment of a comprehensive economic union based on a strategy implemented in accordance with a developmental plan that would be integrated in the national development plans of the member states.
* elimination of all obstacles impeding the unity of its member states (free movement, freedom of residence, improvement of transportation etc.).
* coordination of pedagogical and educational systems at the various educational levels, and in the cultural, scientific and technical fields.
Members are Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo and Tunisia. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]