Website of the library of the Centro de Estudos Africo-Orientais at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil, founded in 1959. Among others, the library offers an online database of about 20,000 national and international newspaper cuttings from the 1960ies until today. These newspaper cuttings were digitized and are available online for free. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site was created within the framework of the ThinkQuest Competition, in which students from all over the world can participate and build up a website for a topic they chose. This particular site was built up by students from Lesotho High School, Maseru, who were 19 years old or younger. The site mainly deals with Kwame Nkrumah, but in general is not very comprehensive. The site is interesting, though, cause it gives a small idea of the thoughts of these Lesotho students. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site offers speeches by Nkrumah as audio files including transcripts. Maybe the most interesting audio file is Nkrumah's speech delivered at the United Nations on 23rd Sept 1960. Many other resources are onyl accessible after registration (free of charge). The site obviously was last updated around 2001, but since the author of the site is a lecturer at Lincoln University, you can contact him there too. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
A project by the British Library which aims at documenting endangered archives worldwide. You will get information about the archives having received funding so far, and about the progress they have made in securing their holdings, mostly by digitizing and making copies for other archives. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the National Archives of Madagascar, including information on the history and the holdings of the archives. There are also some digitized holdings, but which are not freely accessible online. Nevertheless, you have access to the bibliographic data of these holdings. [editors ilissAfrica]
"This online portal was created as part of the research project on 'The History of Federal German Anthropology from 1945 to 1990' (...)." The website offers videos with interviews of important German anthropologists. New videos are to be put online continuously. "(..) [t]he major historical trends and constitutents (subject matter, research questions, methodology) of German anthropology were traced out in terms of the history of ideas, social networks and milieus, and socio-political influences.Apart from closing a significant research gap, the project's innovation potential lies in the recovery of hitherto unaccounted for particulars of the development of anthropology in Federal Germany." [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
This website was created by Tim Spalding, the inventor of LibraryThing. It offers a broad collection of links to online resources on Soundiata Keita, Mansa Musa, the Kingdom of Mali and other historical data from this region. You will further find some material on the controversy around this topic, as well as some material for teachers.
In 1964, UNESCO launched the elaboration of the General History of Africa with a view to remedy the general ignorance on Africa’s history. The challenge consisted of reconstructing Africa’s history, freeing it from racial prejudices ensuing from slave trade and colonization, and promoting an African perspective. The result was the elaboration of the General History of Africa into eight volumes - available on the website for free [according to the site editor's infomration, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....