Useful Links

The following web resources are excellent sources to find information on contemporary issues across the African continent.


Outgoing AUC chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, mingles with AU heads of state in 2013. Credit: GCIS
Outgoing AUC chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, mingles with AU heads of state in 2013. Credit: GCIS

African Arguments is a comment and analysis site. They publish high quality analysis of African current affairs and politics from inside the continent and through our global network of writers. It is hosted by the Royal African Society and run in partnership with The World Peace Foundation, the International Africa Institute and ECA-CREAC (Expertise on Central Africa).




The Royal African Society is Britain’s prime Africa organisation.

Our goal is to promote Africa in business, politics, culture and academia. We are a membership society that works to foster better understanding and strong relationships between Britain, Africa and the world.





The Nordic Africa Institute is a center for research, documentation and information on contemporary Africa in the Nordic region.

Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa in the Nordic countries and to strengthen the co-operation between African and Nordic researchers.  As a hub and a meeting place in the Nordic region for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The Institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries.




The International African Institute (IAI) aims to promote the scholarly study of Africa, its history, societies, cultures, and political systems.

The institute realizes its aims primarily by means of scholarly publishing.

The institute is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, managed by a group of trustees. Additionally, an academic council, drawing members from the international African studies community meets annually.





The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).





Africa Confidential is one of the longest-established specialist publications on Africa, with a considerable reputation for being first with in-depth news and analysis on significant political, economic and security developments across the continent.




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AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing 1,200 news and information items daily from over 140 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.



The Africa Policy Institute (API)


The Africa Policy Institute (API) is an independent, not-for-profit pan-African think tank that conducts policy-relevant research to develop solutions to public policy challenges to help create a peaceful, secure and prosperous Africa – and the world.

Over the last ten years, the Institute has provided technical and advisory support to governments, civil society, regional and international organizations such as the African Union and the United Nations in a spectrum of policy process on governance, democracy, constitution-making, foreign policy, peace-building, counter-terrorism and regional integration.

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