The African Online Digital Library is a collaborative project between MATRIX, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, the African Studies Center, and universities and cultural heritage organizations in Africa. It is a portal to multimedia collections about Africa. It provides a single site access to 16 collections of high quality electronic materials covering African history, […]
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.
Geonet is a new project from the Oxford Internet Institute. It is mapping ICT developments and analysing their potential for economic and social development.
According to Oxfam in research timed for the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, in 2014, the richest 1% owned 48% of global wealth. Joseph Rowntree Foundation released a report showing that the proportion of people living in UK households with an income below minimum standards had risen since 2008 Use the World […]
Kenya’s new constitution and cultural rights Based at the Open University, the Katiba project is exploring how new rights given by the 2010 constitution are effecting attitudes towards indigenous knowledge and cultural heritage.
The economic impact of the 2014 Ebola epidemic with short and medium term estimates for West Africa from the World Bank. Also useful: WHO factsheets, situation updates and data Free access to Oxford University Press resources. Pubmed references to climnical articles.
Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa Useful searchable site created by Holzinger, Kern, and Kromrey in 2013. Includes recent and historic versions in full text. Includes links to official websites where available.
Criminal Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations Useful chart produced in February 2014 by the Law Library of the Library of Congress which summarizes the treatment of homosexuality in the criminal laws of forty-nine African nations. For further research on this topic try: ILGA The website of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and […]
Africa open data Useful initiative of the Open Africa Platform which is part of the Ujuzi Initiative and created and funded by the Africa Media Initiative (AMI), the World Bank Institute (WBI) and Google. It aims to become the largest central repository for Government, Civil Society, Corporate and Donor Agency Data. There are currently over […]
Great free open data portal just launched by the African Development Bank. Covers over 50 nations providing recent data. This include millennium development goals and socio-economic data on fragile states from the African development bank. Also accessible are country files.