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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. [according to site editor's information]
Blogger Ingrid Jones runs several blogs about African states which have undergone or still undergo crises, sometimes armed conflicts. Jones collects news, reports and other resources on these states and thei current situation. You will find blogs on the following countries: Sudan Watch, Congo Watch, Uganda Watch, Ethiopia Watch, Niger Watch, Kenya Watch. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Afrobarometer führt seit mehr als zehn Jahren Umfragen zum Thema Demokratie, Marktwirtschaft und zivile Gesellschaft in inzwischen 12 afrikanischen Ländern durch. Bis jetzt hat es vier Studien gegeben, die auch untereinander vergleichbar sind. Auf dieser Seite kann man die Studien einsehen, die Umfrage an sich, Methoden und Techniken, Working Papers und Briefing Papers (Vertiefung einzelner Aspekte der Studien) und vieles mehr. Außerdem kann man die Studien nach bestimmten Themen und Stichworten durchsuchen. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
Website of the Angolan embassy in Berlin, Germany, with information on embassy issues / government, but also with articles on culture, economy, people and more.
The website "Laenderkontakte.de" (country contacts) was created in 2004 on the basis of the publication "Handbuch für deutsch-internationale Beziehungen" (Handbook of German-International Relations), 1997. It is continuously updated and up to now has more than 40,000 entries (July 2011). The website is a directory of German and foreign agencies, liaison offices, information centres and the like in the field of politics, foreign trade, banks, cultural exchange, media, development cooperation, humanitarian aid, science and research, and tourism. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Extensive site about the music and culture of so far 12 peoples in Kenya. It is best to navigate via "tribes" or "index" in the black menu bar at the top of the site. The menu bar on the left hand side is somewhat confusing as you end up in the section for Turkana people by pressing on the "prehistory"-button under "Kenya" (instead of staying in the "Kenya general" menu). The author of this web site wrote the Rough Guides for Tanzania, Zanzibar and First Time Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the project Mountain Voices, which was led within the Oral Testimony Programm of the Organisation PANOS London. The site offers extensive information through interviews with mountain people around the world, including the African countires Lesotho, Kenya and Ethiopia. You need to register (free of charge) to have access to the transcription and / or summaries of the interviews. You can browse for topics occuring in the interviews. For every country, there are two publications that can be dowloaded for free as a pdf, one local language booklet (Southern Sotho / Sesotho, Sabaot, Amharic) and A selection of the oral testimonies. Furthermore, tehre is a glossary for every langauge conatining the most important words and their translation, extensive information about the project itself, about the regions analysed, the interviews persons etc. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"LiberiaPedia.com provides free access to several rich collections of facts and stories on Liberia. The site features four databases, with others to be added: a collection of 100+ folk tales from the 1950s; an index of actions taken by the Liberian legislature between 1847 and 1940; a glossary of Liberian slangs and idioms; and a database on 15,000+ African-Americans who emigrated to Liberia between 1820 and 1904" (this database requires registration). [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
"The World Report series is a biennial report series that reports on the state of the world in terms of freedom of access to information, freedom of expression and related issues." You will find a country-oriented map interface and a question-oriented interface. The report will give you information on the amount of libraries in a specific country, on internet users and other things.
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