The Nordic Africa Institute’s link collection, A Guide to Africa on the Internet, has been developed in order to meet the need for a structured way of compiling information resources on Africa available on the Internet.
The contents are directed towards research with many of the links acting as guides to the respective subject areas. Some of the links, however, have a broader focus. The division into subject related and country specific headings is an attempt to cater to a diversity of users’ needs. Only freely available websites are added, providing links to on-line resources, selected and evaluated according to: Who? (author/originator), What? (type of information), When? (currency), and Why? (purpose).
The updating of the link collection is carried out with certain regularity. Links to new websites are added and inactive ones removed little by little.
The language is primarily English, i.e. the titles and the annotations. The websites, which are linked to, however consist of a diversity of languages such as French, Portuguese, the Nordic languages, Arabic and a number of African languages.
The links to selected web resources are arranged by subjects, region/countries, information sources in Swedish, and links to other guides and directories. Information can be found through browsing or by searching, using the search function of the website.
Sorted by region/country
: Country or regional specific information resources. Links to basic information about a region or country, to sites with special content concerning the region or country, newspapers, bank reports, statistics and government publications.
Sorted by subjects
: Subject related information resources, with links to sites within the arts and culture, books and publishing, environment, human rights, linguistics, maps, news and media, politics and government, and refugees, disasters & humanitarian relief, labour, research institutes and universities, organizations with an interest in development issues in Africa and Internet connectivity in Africa.
Sources in Swedish
: Information resources on Africa primarily in Swedish to meet the need of our Swedish users, especially school children.
Other guides and directories
of information sources on Africa. Access to data on Africa can be gained via link collections located on those websites belonging to libraries and organizations with an African focus as well as search engines' directories.
For reports of broken links, suggestions or for questions and comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.