From the Google arts and culture website. This site was produced in association with UNESCO. It provides free access to thousands of high quality digitised manuscript pages from Timbuktu, religious building images and more. It includes teacher lesson plans which celebrate the culture of the region and its intellectual and artistic history.
She Stands for Peace is a new site created by The UN Office to the African Union (UNOAU) with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Sweden. It provides information and access to resources on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in relation to Africa. One of the key follow-ups […]
Survey findings: Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, how is Africa’s higher education sector faring? Latest research from the Africa portal where you can find more papers and reports from African universities. There is a specialist research library for COVID related materials.
A new official gateway to explore data at country, sub-regional and regional levels on SDGs, Agenda 2063 and key socio-economic indicators for Africa. Explore by country or thematic profiles including health and energy.
Launched recently by the Afrobarometer public opinion polls, the scorecard series allows African citizens in individual nations to score their own country on how well they think it is doing in terms of sustainable development goals. These can then be compared with the official progress reports on the UN website.
Bangani, S. (2021) ‘The Fake News Wave: Academic Libraries’ Battle Against Misinformation During COVID-19′, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(5). From Stellenbosch University Library & Information Service, South Africa, this inspiring example considers the extent of fake news and misinformation in African contexts and the ways libraries have been helping to combat it.
Mozambique Conflict Observatory- Cabo Ligado — or ‘connected cape’. A new website from ACLED in association with Zitamar News and Mediafax which aims to monitor levels and trends of political violence in Mozambique and to provide weekly updates of data and visualisations. There is a dashboard with mapping and descriptions of events.
The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
A new report from think tank Rand describes the building of the database which has links to useful sources for researchers on detecting spam, codes, credibility scoring, disinformation tracking, verification and education. Also released this week a report from Fullfact.org and Africa Check which includes information resources and an excellent report entitled: Media and information […]
Latest Afrobarometer finding on opinion polls conducted in 34 African nations 2016-18. It also covers attitudes towards household decision making. Download the facts and methodology from the website. Assests include mobile phones, computers, bank accounts, transport and TVs.