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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of Central African States
ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Global Music Archive
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource centre for traditional and popular song, music and dance of Africa and the Americas. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American ...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
2009-06-30
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
FAJ says African journalists face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes
2009-04-26
Human Rights Defenders
Journalists and media workers in Africa face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes, monopolies, bad labour practices and unfair competition.
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
2010-01-03
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa has launched a new handbook for reporters to support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence beyond 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
Sources welcomes Omar Ha-Redeye
2009-01-30
Omar Ha-Redeye
Sources welcomes a new member: Omar Ha-Redeye. Omar Ha-Redeye is frequently interviewed by the media on subjects relating to health, security, law, politics, social media, disasters, minority rights a...
Sources welcomes Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
2009-01-23
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) is a Canadian-based institution dedicated to making international peace operations more effective through research, education and training, and capacity developme...
Soutien Apport aux Pays Africains Francophones
2010-02-18
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
Le Centre Pearson pour le maintien de la paix (CPMP) a obtenu un appui financier de prs de 3,5 millions de dollars du Ministre des Affaires trangres et du Commerce international (MAECI) du Canada afi...
Support for Africa's French-Speaking Countries
2010-02-18
Pearson Peacekeeping Centre
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre has received close to $3.5 million from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada (DFAIT) to execute a project, in collaboration with the Fran...
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
2009-05-02
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...

Sources Select Resources

Africa: Cultural Appropriation - When 'Borrowing' Becomes Exploitation
Arewa, Olufunmilayo
Article
2016
All Africa
The idea of "cultural appropriation" has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which African cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and be...
Africa Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to Africa in the Sources directory for the media.
African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions (Book Review)
Fogel, Ben
Article
2012
Insurgent Notes
This book sets out to place the host of new movements arising across the continent in a singular socio-political context.
African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Content Magazine - Number 89
September/ October 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Death Sentence For Africa
The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables
Article
2011
Medialens
Carbon emissions, already at their peak, will continue to increase for at least the next eight years, pushing humanity closer to the brink of climate collapse. Rather than address the madness of a glo...
FAJ says African journalists face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Human Rights Defenders
Journalists and media workers in Africa face series of threats ranging from safety and security, repressive laws, oppressive regimes, monopolies, bad labour practices and unfair competition.
Fighting the poachers on Africa's thin green line
Smith, David
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Underpaid, ill-equipped and outnumbered, park rangers fight a one-sided war against vicious gangs of poachers. Hundreds have been murdered in the defence of endangered wildlife, and their deaths leave...
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa has launched a new handbook for reporters to support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence beyond 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
Turse, Nick
Article
2016
TomDispatch.com
One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pul...
Line in the sand: Africa's 'green wall' aims to stop desert's growth
Villagers will help establish 15km-wide swath of trees as a nature reserve
Caramel, Laurence
Article
2011
The Guardian
The Great Green Wall is a pan-African plan to halt desertification through reforestation.
Live News Africa
A Survival Guide for Journalists
Article
2007
International News Safety Institute, International Federation of Journalist
Provides practical information for journalists who plan to travel to Africa for on site work including circumstances of danger specific to the country and then possible consequences a journalist may...
A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
Media Alert West Africa
2006-2007: Annual State of the Media Report
Book
2008
Media Foundation for West Africa
An annual publication on the poltiical, economic and social conditions of the media in West Africa published by the Media Foundation for West Africa.
Slavery in modern Africa
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Slavery in Africa continues today. Slavery existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans - as did a slave trade that exported millions of Africans to North Africa, the Middle East, and the Persian...
Why we must stop this gay witch-hunt now
Makori, Henry
Article
2014
Pambazuka
President Yoweri Museveni has done it. Against widespread expectation raised by his earlier pledge, the Ugandan leader turned around this week and signed into law the contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bi...
World Press Freedom Day: Statement from the Media Foundation for West Africa
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Media Foundation for West Africa
The theme for this year's celebration of World Press Freedom Day, Media, Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, could not have been more appropriate in any other year than this one, particularly for count...

Sources Bookshelf

Content Magazine - Number 89
September/ October 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Mass Communications and American Empire
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1971
An in-depth look at international and domestic media, and the effect of capitalism on mass communications.
Media Alert West Africa
2006-2007: Annual State of the Media Report
Book
2008
An annual publication on the poltiical, economic and social conditions of the media in West Africa published by the Media Foundation for West Africa.

Media

Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
Labour, Capital and Society
An interdisciplinary, bilingual, refereed journal on labour issues concerning the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Caribbean and Middle East.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
Foreign Affairs And International Trade Canada
Media Relations Office The Media Relations Office maintains an ongoing working relationship with Canadian and foreign journalists in Canada. It is the departmental contact point for requests coming f...


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