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The Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) Initiative is under the Public Information & Knowledge Managment Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. It defines a framework for bringing together scientific and socio-economic information for the African community, including scientists, researchers, academics, students, economists and, policy-makers, over an interactive online portal acting as a one-stop shop to such knowledge and associated information from/on Africa. The overall goal of the initiative is to strengthen knowledge discovery and access by tapping into global scientific and socio-economic knowledge on and from Africa. [according to site editor's information] ASKIA offers a federated search portal mainly for academic and socio-economic information on Africa from e.g. institutional repositories, Open Access databases. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Fulltexts of theses written at the Université de Limoges, France. Under "Mots-clés/Keywords"you will find theses on the following topics: Africa, african drama, african literature, Black Africa/ Afrique, Afrique noire, littérature africaine, théâtre africain. Among others, you will also find the thesis of the Chadic writer Koulsky Lamko.
Repository / digital library of the Universidade Estadual, Brasil. You will find a lot of fulltext on former Portuguese colonies in Africa. Nevertheless, you will also find fulltexts on other African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]
Dokumentenserver der Universität Cadiz, Spanien, mit vielen kostenlosen wissenschaftlichen Volltexten (Zeitschriftenartikel, Abschlussarbeiten usw.) [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
IDEP document server and library catalogue with some documents on Open Access [editors ilissAfrica].
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), in partnership with Knoema, has launched an Open Data for Africa platform aimed at significantly increasing access to quality data necessary for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including the MDGs. The platform will also serve as a knowledge center for collecting, accessing, and sharing data and data-driven content. Users can visualize socioeconomic indicators over a period of time, utilize presentation-ready graphics or create their own, perform comprehensive analysis at country and regional levels, blog, and share their views and work with others, thereby creating an informed community of users. ... [according to site editor's information]
The author of the site, Ken Banks is the creator of FrontlineSMS, a mobile messaging application used by grassroots non-profit communities worldwide. Among others, the website offers a database which contains projects wordlwide using mobile phones for development project and the like. The site and its blog moreover offer a lot of articles and information connecting new technologies to anthropology, conservation and development. Ken Banks is computer scientist and later on studied at SOAS. Since the early 1990s he travelled a lot around different African countries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Development Policy Review Network is a network of development experts and policymakers in the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to reduce the gap between science, policy, development practice and the corporate sector." DPRN offers a whole range of online fulltext publications as well as two databases with access to fulltexts (see table of contents)....
A list of “Guides to resources for African Studies research”. The guides are offered by African Studies Institutions or libraries worldwide.
Data base about the press, radio and television in West Africa. You can search for a titel, type of media, country, status (commercial, religious, ...) or periodicity. The data base gives information about the address, phone number, homepage and possibly the history (present director, date of foundation, ...) of the respective institution. ... [editors ilissAfrica]