Newspapers of Africa on Microfilm at Columbia University Libraries


For each country below, we list the title of the newspaper, city of publication, library location, call number, and the holdings in terms of years and months.  An asterisk (*) indicates that there are missing issues in the time range.

Many of the films must be requested from off-site (1 day waiting period); a few are accessible from the Periodicals and Microforms Reading Room in the Nicholas Murray Butler Library for History and the Humanities.

Some African newspapers on film NOT at Columbia University may be found in New York City at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. Other titles may be available within the United States through interlibrary loan from The Center for Research Libraries or elsewhere (AFRINUL).

See also: Current Newspapers at Columbia and Elsewhere-- or -- Electronic Newspapers of Africa.

Countries


NOTE: * An asterisk indicates there are missing issues in the time range.

Algeria

Echo D'Alger (Algiers)
OFFSITE FN 4642
1956-1961

Cameroon

Presse du Cameroun (Douala)
OFFSITE FN 466
Jan 1962-June 1962; 1963-1964

Côte d'Ivoire

Fraternité (Abidjan)
OFFSITE FN 262
Apr 1959-Dec 1966

Egypt

Al-Ahram (Cairo)
OFFSITE FN 233
1940-1994

Egyptian Gazette (Cairo)
OFFSITE FN 434
1952-1966

Ghana

Ghana Daily Graphic (Accra)
OFFSITE FN 502
1956-1967; 1968*

Ghana Evening News (Accra)
OFFSITE FN 235
1960-1968

Ghanaian Times (Accra)
OFFSITE FN 431
1962-1981; 1984-1996*

Gold Coast Independent (Accra)
Butler FN 4663
Dec 1895-Feb 1898

Gold Coast Leader (Accra)
Butler FN 239
June 1902-Aug 1929*

The Pioneer (Ashanti Pioneer) (Kumasi)
OFFSITE FN 237
1939-1962
OFFSITE FN 757
May 1968-Dec 1981

Kenya

East African Standard (Nairobi)
OFFSITE FN 1147
1995-1997; Sept 2001-Dec 2002; June 2004-Sept 2005
OFFSITE FN 433
1954-1957; 1960-1968; Jan 1970-Sept 1978

The Standard (Nairobi)
OFFSITE FN 1147
1976-1991; Apr 1992-Dec 1997

Lesotho

Lesotho News (Roma)
OFFSITE FN 2060
1967-1970

Malawi

Malawi News (Blantyre)
OFFSITE FN 490
May 1961-1979

Mali

L'Essor (Bamako)
Butler FN 4003
1961-1979

Morocco

Maroc presse (Casablanca)
OFFSITE FN 4641
Jan 1956-Apr 1956

Maroc soir (Casablanca)
OFFSITE FN 3003
1982-1992

L'Opinion (Rabat)
OFFSITE FN 3007
July 1966-Dec 1966; Jan 1969-Apr 1969; Sept 1970-March 1991

La vigie marocaine (Casablanca)
OFFSITE FN 437
1957-1970; Jan 1971-Aug 1971

Namibia (South West Africa)

Windhoek Advertiser (Windhoek)
OFFSITE FN 1957
July 1919-Dec 1979

Nigeria

Daily Express (Lagos)
OFFSITE FN 236
1960-1965; 1972-1975*

Daily Times (Lagos)
OFFSITE FN 494
1956-1982; Jan 1991-June 1991; Jan 1992-Apr 1994;
July 1994-Dec 1994

Eastern States Express (Aba)
OFFSITE FN 2035
1963-1965

Nigerian Morning Post (Lagos)
OFFSITE FN 422
1961-1967

Nigerian Observer (Benin City)
OFFSITE FN 2169
1971-1981*

Nigerian Outlook (Enugu)
OFFSITE FN 1907
1962-1966

West African Pilot (Yaba)
OFFSITE FN 238
1937-1977*

Senegal

Dakar-Matin. (Dakar)
Butler FN 4005
[1959]-1970 (includes Paris-Dakar, 1959-1961)

Sofaa. (Dakar)
In Wolof and Pulaar
Butler FN 3707
Sept 1988-March 1997

Xal wi : journal du mouvement ouvrier et populaire. (Dakar)
Butler FN 3707
1992-1997

Sierra Leone

Daily Mail (Freetown)
OFFSITE FN 470
Sept 1962-Apr 1964; Jan 1965-Dec 1966

South Africa

Bantu World (The World) (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 312
Apr 1932-Apr 1986

Die Burger (Cape Town)
OFFSITE FN 363
1957-1962

Cape Times (Cape Town)
OFFSITE FN 493
1938-1968

Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 2259
May 1995-Sept 2000; Apr 2001-Jan 2002; Jan 2003-Jan. 2005

Natal Witness (Pietermaritzburg)
OFFSITE FN 427
May 1962-Dec 1963; May 1965-Dec 1965; 1966-1968

The Post (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 423
1965-1967

Rand Daily Mail (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 1848
Feb 1912-Apr 1985

The Star (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN397
Dec 1929-1950; Dec 1959-Sept 1983; Nov 1983

Weekly Mail (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 2259
1985-1993

Weekly Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg)
OFFSITE FN 2259
1993-1995

Tanzania (Tanganyika)

The Daily News (Dar es Salaam)
OFFSITE FN 1744
Apr 1972-Dec 1980

Zaïre/D.R.C. (Belgian Congo)

Jua (Bukavu)
OFFSITE FN 2007
1972-1976

Katanga (Elizabethville)
OFFSITE FN 420
1960-1963

Le Progrès (Kinshasa)
OFFSITE FN 2008
1962-1969

Salongo (Kinshasa)
OFFSITE FN 2013
March 6, 1972-Aug 1976; Nov 1977-Jan 1, 1979; July 1979-Oct 1979;
May 1980-June 1980; Sept 1980-Jan 1981

Zambia

The Northern News (Ndola)
Butler FN 3077
Nov 1952-Jan 1954
OFFSITE FN 392
1956-1959

The Times of Zambia (Ndola; Lusaka)
OFFSITE FN 769
July 1965-March 1974; Jan 1975-March 1975; July-Sept 1975; Jan 1976-June 1977;
Jan 1978-Dec 1982; July 1984-June 1985; Oct 1985-Dec 1985; Apr 1986-June 1988;
Apr 1989-June 1990; Oct 1990-June 1991; Oct 1991-March 1992;
Apr 1993-June 1993; Apr 1994-Sept 1994.

Zimbabwe (Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia)

Bulawayo Chronicle (The Chronicle) (Bulawayo)
OFFSITE FN 436
June 1950-Dec 1980

Moto (Salisbury)
OFFSITE FN 2148
Jan 1970-Dec 1975