Eastern Africa Region

  • AfricaRice: Africa Rice Center = Centre du Riz pour l'Afrique (Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire)
    In September 2009, the West Africa Rice Development Association was renamed "Africa Rice Center".
    [The Center]...is a leading pan-African research organization with a mission to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa through research, development and partnership activities. It is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)...created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 24 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions..."
    --Bibliography of AfricaRice publications, 1991-2015 ; Current news (2017) ; News Briefs (2013)  
  • Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere: Swahili forum. (Online). -- Mainz, Germany: Universität Johannes Gutenburg, 1994-.
  • Aksum: an African civilisation of late antiquity. By Stuart Munro-Hay. (1991): Excerpts, Chapters 1-3 -- Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 1991. Plain text in HTML format. (via African Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems, via Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut)
  • ALIN: Arid Lands Information Network -- Eastern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • "ALIN--Eastern Africa is a network of Community Development Workers who are involved in drylands development...ALIN members are drawn from government departments, non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations."
      The site includes a few newsletters and information about community center programs.
  • All Africa.Com: Recent News Summaries on East Africa (AllAfrica Global Media, Washington, DC)
    News summaries in English based on reports from the Pan African News Agency (PANA), East African newspapers and news agencies, and other sources. See also individual country sections..
  • CBOLD: Comparative Bantu Online Dictionary (2002) (Department of Linguistics and the Institute of Cognitive Studies, University of California, Berkeley ; via L'Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon, France)
    • The site offers descriptions of the project and its components, with tools for linguistic analysis, a selection of dictionaries and word lists, and related links. "The CBOLD project was started in 1994 by Larry Hyman and John Lowe to produce in Berkeley a lexicographic database to support and enhance the theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguistic study of the languages in the important Bantu family."
  • Centre for Conflict Resolution (Cape Town, South Africa):
    "Security & Governance in the Great Lakes Region." (August 2015)
    CCR Seminar Report; 71 pages in PDF format.
    --See also: CCR Home Page
  • CIPESA: ICT Policy Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa (Kampala, Uganda)
    "Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) is one of two centres established under the Catalysing Access to Information and Communications Technologies in Africa (CATIA) initiative, which was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID)."
    -- CIPESA publications and other resources
  • Columbia University--The Earth Institute in Eastern Africa
    • Center for Sustainable Urban Development--Nairobi Project (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • The MDG Centre--East and Southern Africa (2014)
      As of 2014, the Centre conducts research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. "...In 2006, the Centre initially focused on policy support at the national level to selected pilot countries of the UN Millennium Project (Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal and Ghana). With the successful completion of the UNMP in late 2006, the Centre broadened its scope of work to include advisory services and support to the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) and to scale up MDG-related interventions to district and national levels in East and Southern Africa."
  • COMESA--Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia)
    • This site includes provides information on banking, online trade directories for some countries, and many other links with an emphasis on business and economic information. "COMESA exists 'as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. ...with its 19 member states."
    • COMSTAT Data Hub--Resource Center  (includes annual investment reports, export and import tables, etc.)
    • CBT Desk: Cross Border Trade Desk at COMESA
      News and business information: "this website is a 'resource' to help cross border traders in Eastern and Southern Africa to find an association near to them, to voice their opinions and explain what COMESA is doing in improving conditions for small cross border traders."
  • "The contribution of soil and water conservation to sustainable livelihoods in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa" (Online). Edited by Charlotte Boyd and Cathryn Turton. -- London : Agricultural Research and Extension Network, Overseas Development Institute, 2000.
    PDF file : case studies on Tanzania and Uganda.
  • CORDIO--Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (Mombasa, Kenya)
    "...initiated in 1999 as a response to the El-Niño related mass bleaching and mortality of corals in the Indian Ocean in 1998. It is a non-profit research organization."
    --See especially: Outputs and Results (Publications)
  • DIASPEACE Working Papers: Diasporas for Peace--Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-Distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)
    Research on Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian diasporas. "...a multi-disciplinary research project that seeks to generate evidence-based and policy-relevant knowledge about the ways in which diasporas play into the dynamics of conflict and peace in their countries of origin."
    -- See also: PRIO--Peace Research Institute Oslo: Diasporas for Peace (DIASPEACE) Project (Norway)
  • Djibnet.Com (France)
    Un portail bilingue (français et anglais) avec beaucoup des informations concernant la Corne de l'Afrique (Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea), y compris les actualités brèves, les arts, les économies, et les pages personnelles.
  • East African, The. (Online) -- Nairobi, Kenya: Nation Media Group, Ltd., 2006-
    The electronic version of a weekly newspaper covering news mostly for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, sometimes for neighboring countries. Several weeks of reports are readily available on the web site.
  • East African Book Development Association (Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya)
  • East African Bribery Index 2017 -- Nairobi, Kenya: Transparency International Kenya, In PDF format
    --See also: EAB Index 2009-2014
  • East African business week. (Online) -- Kampala, Uganda: East African Business Week Ltd., 2005-
    The electronic version of a weekly newspaper covering business news mostly for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, sometimes for neighboring countries. Several weeks of reports are readily available on the web site; use "search" feature to find reports from back issues since October 2005.
  • East African Educational Publishers, Ltd. (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • East African Communications Organisation (Kigali, Rwanda)
    "...EACO was established in 2012, as a regional autonomous organization with international legal personality...brings together national ICT regulators, operators, services providers (in the telecommunication, broadcasting and postal sub-sectors), ICT training institutions and other stakeholders in the communication sector within Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda."
  • East African Community = Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki (Arusha, Tanzania)
    • This is the official website of the regional intergovernmental organization (encompassing Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) which was (re)established in 1999 by treaty (see "Documents & Publications"). The site includes information about the EAC, current news, and related links.
  • East African Development Library -- Paris, France: UNESCO Direction de l'Information et de l'Informatique, 1999. --via New Zealand Digital Library, University of Waikato, New Zeland.
    A small archive of digitized documents furnished by the World Bank, FAO, UNDP, and other UN agencies on East African development.
  • East African Internet Association: 1996 announcement (via University of Pennsylvania)
  • East African Music (Douglas B. Paterson, Seattle, Washington)
    Articles and discographies on the popular music of Kenya, Tanzania, and the Congo. The author of this site is a cultural anthropologist, who also has a radio program in the Seattle area.
  • Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank -- Trade and Development Bank  (Nairobi, Kenya)
    Established in 1985, TDB since 2017
  • ELDIS: Electronic Development and Environment Information System (Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
    • An indexing service provided by IDS. Papers are selected from all over the Internet based on topics in African, Asian, and Latin American studies. Note: Some documents listed in the search are only accessible at the IDS library, University of Sussex.

  • Election management bodies in East Africa : a comparative study of the contribution of electoral commissions to the strengthening of democracy ; a review by AfriMAP and the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa. [Compiled by] Alexander B. Makulilo ...[et al.]. (New York, NY ; Cape Town, South Africa : African Minds, 2016)

  • African Elephants -- East Africa
    • African Elephant Specialist Group (International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland ; Nairobi, Kenya)
      "This site provides technical resources for elephant conservation and management, developed by the AfESG and partner organizations." See especially:
      -- African Elephant Database (2012)
      "(AED) provides the most complete source of information on the numbers and distribution of the African elephant at the site, national, regional and continental levels."
      -- African elephant status report 2007. -- Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, The World Conservation Union, 2007. PDF format
    • Big Life Foundation (Ridgefield, Washington, USA; Caledon, Ontario, Canada; Surrey, UK)
      "Big Life was co-founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt, award-winning conservationist Richard Bonham, and entrepreneur Tom Hill...Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers—with more than 40 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 vehicles, tracker dogs, and aerial surveillance—protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa."
    • Great Elephant Census (Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA)
      "The Great Elephant Census is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date data about the number and distribution of African elephants by using standardized aerial surveys of tens of hundreds of thousands of square miles. Dozens of researchers flying in small planes will capture comprehensive observational data of elephants and elephant carcasses."
      --Final report: "Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants." PeerJ  August 31, 2016
    • Save the Elephants --- Projects (Nairobi, Kenya)
      "[A UK registered charity, headquartered in Nairobi]...works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. To battle the current surge in ivory poaching, the STE/WCN Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective global partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers and end demand for ivory. Leaders in elephant science, STE also provides cutting-edge scientific insights into elephant behavior, intelligence, and long-distance movement and applies them to the long-term challenges of elephant conservation.
      --See especially: Research Publications
  • Enough: The Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity -- Reports on The Sudan, Chad, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, etc. (Washington, DC)
    -- See also: Sudan Peace Watch
  • XXI Bi-Annual ESARBICA General Conference, 6-10 June 2011, Maputo, Mozambique (Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch, International Council on Archives, Paris, France)
    • This site offers very basic information on the organization and the programme of the forthcoming conference. "ESARBICA established in 1969 in Kenya, ESARBICA brings together individuals and institutions concerned with the creation, use, preservation and management of recorded information in Eastern and Southern Africa."
  • Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    [Launched in March 1999] "FECCLAHA...is a regional ecumenical organization seeking to provide a platform for sharing perspectives on issues of common concern, particularly regarding peace building and conflict transformation in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region."
    --See especially: FECCLAHA Reports
  • Food and Agriculture Organization - Global Information and Early Warning System: Eastern Africa (Rome)
    Country profiles on crop situation and food consumption.
  • Global Water Partnership on Eastern Africa (In association with the IUCN--The World Conservation Union; Entebbe, Uganda)
    The website features news and reports from various projects and major conferences on water resource management in the four major regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. "The Global Water Partnership [headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden] is a working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles."
  • La Grande Muraille Verte = The Great Green Wall
  • H-Horn Web Page (H-Net--Humanities & Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
    H-Horn is a discussion list and a WWW site which focus on the history and culture of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region.
  • Hirondelle Foundation = Fondation Hirondelle: Media for Peace and Human Dignity (Lausanne, Switzerland; Arusha, Tanzania)
    This website offers information --in French, English, German, & Italian-- about the activities of an international media support organization and includes special reports and links to news agencies in so-called crisis areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in the Great African Lakes region."
    -- See for example: Hirondelle News Agency: information, documentation and training agency covering Rwandan genocide trials, Arusha, Tanzania...in English, French, Kinyarwanda or Swahili
  • Kezira : Music in the Horn of Africa (Professor Andreas Wetter, Department of African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
    A blog site --in German and in English-- offering commentary, web links, and a selection of audio files of contemporary music from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan, with brief descriptions, a bibliography on the literature about music from the Horn of Africa.
  • Horn of Africa bulletin. (Online) -- Uppsala, Sweden: Life & Peace Institute, 2007--
    The newsletter of the Institute, whose parent body is The Christian Council of Sweden. The Institute "runs conflict transformation programmes in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions in partnership with local civil society organisations and universities in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and the DRC."
    --See also: Horn of Africa Bulletin, 1994-1995 Archive -- via University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • HANND: Horn of Africa NGO Network for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; via InterAfrica Group)
    This site offers general and contact information about the network and its participants. '[Established in 1997] HANND is a collaboration of some 40 indigenous organizations and civil society leaders in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda'.
  • The Hornet: the Horn of Africa's electronic information exchange (PADIS; via University of Pennslyvania)
    This site provides links to a variety of sources on the Horn of Africa and the "Great Lakes" region. "The Hornet, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is a free computer networking service established in early 1994 to promote the exchange of information in and on the Horn of Africa using electronic communications."
  • H-Swahili Discussion Network (H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
    A forum for scholars -- in English and in Swahili, with the archive of e-mail discussions and information on how to subscribe.
  • ICT4 Democracy in East Africa Network (2011-2016) (Kampala, Uganda)
    "...a partnership of organisations which are actively involved in enhancing civic empowerment for improved governance, accountability and engagement with leadership. Founded in 2011, with seed funding from the Swedish Program for ICTs in Developing Regions (Spider)...In 2013, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) provided support to further the work of the network during 2014 and 2015."
    --See especially: Downloads: presentations and reports
  • Images of Colonial Africa (circa 1900-1914) by Laura Neva Collins of the Africa Inland Mission (Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois)
    "The images displayed here are one woman's view, mostly of Kenya, at the beginning of the twentieth century, probably before 1914. They depict the country's society, customs, economics, and geography, as well as its growing Christian church, the missionary community assisting in that endeavor, and Collins herself. Also included are some photographs from Cameroon, the Belgian Congo and Uganda."
  • Independent, The. (Online) -- Kampala, Uganda: The Independent, 2008-
    The electronic version of a weekly news magazine for Uganda, East Africa, and the world, with back issue articles since December 2008.
  • Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
    "[Founded in 2007] ...to offer quality education and capacity-enhancement training in the specialised field of peace and security to students and other clients in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa, and across Africa."
    --Plus:  All IPSS Publications
  • IGAD--Intergovernmental Authority on Development = Autorité intergouvernementale pour le développement (via Djibouti)
  • International Conference on the Great Lakes Region = Conférence international sur la région des Grands Lacs (Bujumbura, Burundi)
    • "In November 2004, the eleven Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes region (IC/GLR) unanimously adopted the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Peace, Security and Development in the Great Lakes region in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." Since then, the conference has met in 2006 and 2007.
  • International Crisis Group on the Horn of Africa (including Kenya and Uganda) (Washington, DC;
    New York; Brussels, Belgium)
    ***Warning: As of late July 2016, the ICG web site is under re-construction.  "The ICG is a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to understand and respond to impending crises. ICG's approach is grounded in field research ... and advocacy."
  • IFPRI--International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, DC)
  • International Organization for Migration: East Africa -- Migration Issues (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • International Peace Institute on East Africa (New York)
  • International Refugee Rights Initiative (New York ; Kampala)
    ***Select: Focus on Africa...Great Lakes Region
    • "Since its inception in 2004...IRRI aims to contribute to the improvement and creation of models of law and practice which best guarantee human rights in conflict and displacement. We engage in legal and field-based research in order to better understand how policy affects conflict affected communities and we bring our findings to the attention of policy makers in national, regional and international debates."
  • IPS Inter Press Service News on East Africa = News in Swahili(Johannesburg, South Africa)
    An "alternative news agency" providing current reports for the region and Africa in general, with selected news stories in Swahili.
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (Kampala, Uganda)
    [Founded in 1980 and incorporated in 2009 into the East African Community operational framework] the IUCEA has many goals; among the most important are to: enhance university support systems by developing, promoting and supporting student and staff exchange programmes; enhance curriculum development strategies and university leadership skills and competences; mainstream ICT into institutional core functions and general support operations; strengthen research support to universities; strengthen higher education quality assurance processes; and, establish a regional education research repository..."
  • IRIN: Integrated Regional Information Network on East Africa
    See below.
  • IslHornAfr : Islam in the Horn of Africa, A Comparative Literary Approach (Prof. Alessandro Gori and others, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
    "...with the aim of producing a critical and comprehensive picture of the Islamic literary history of the Horn of Africa. The project has been funded by the European Research Council."
    --See especially: Beta Version of the Database: "...allows the users to make a general search in both Arabic and Latin script. Results will be displayed according to the three main entities of the database: Texts, People and Manuscripts."
  • Justice Africa (London, UK)
    • The website of this umbrella organization includes reports on Sudan, Eritrea, and Rwanda. 'Since 1999, Justice Africa works with a network organisations based in different countries in Africa and supports civil society activities for human rights, democracy and peace.'
    • Sudan Civil Project
    • Eritrea Project
    • Citizen's Forum in Rwanda Project
    • HIV/AIDS and Governance Project
  • Kamusi GOLD--The Global Online Living Dictionary (Switzerland)
    This site includes the word list from "Kamusi Project: Online English-Swahili/Swahili-English Dictionary," formerly at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Kanga Writings -- Pictures -- History (Hassan Ali, Ottawa, Canada) A chart of Swahili sayings that often appear on the cotton cloth commonly worn by women in East Africa, especially in Tanzania or coastal Kenya. The chart also includes literal English translation and the deeper meanings.
  • Kituo Cha Katiba -- East African Centre for Constitutional Development (Faculty of Law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda)
    • The site provides general information about the centre's programmes, as well as an archive of legal documents and instruments, a list of cases pending in Uganda, a list of holdings in the centre's library, maps, other related information.
    • National laws -and- Constitutions of eastern Africa
  • Livingstone Online: illuminating imperial exploration (University of Maryland, College Park; University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
    "...a digital museum and library that allows users to encounter the written, visual, and material legacies of the famous Victorian explorer David Livingstone (1813-73). The site draws on recent scholarship and international collaboration...an academic resource for the study of African history, the British Empire, nineteenth-century intercultural encounters, and digital humanities practice."
    --See especially: Resources, including: In His Own Words -and- David Livingstone: A Bibliography (2017)
  • Maa (Maasai) Language Project (Doris L. Payne et al., Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon)
    The web site offers a description of the project in Kenya and a set of texts on the history and major features of the Maa language spoken in both Kenya and Tanzania.
  • East African Muslims after 9/11. by Rüdiger Seesemann (2005) Bayreuth African Studies working papers; no. 3. (July 2005) -- Bayreuth, Germany: Universität Bayreuth, 2005.
  • Netsite for the Music in the Horn of Africa (Andreas Wetter, Universität Mainz, Germany)
    A selection of audio files of contemporary music from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan, with brief descriptions, a bibliography on the literature about music from the Horn of Africa, and links to other sites.
  • National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
  • Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere
  • The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) (NBI Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda)
    General information about the programme and its committees. "[Launched in Dar es Salaam in February 1999] ... The NBI is a regional partnership within which countries of the Nile basin have united in common pursuit of the sustainable development and management of Nile waters. ... supersedes the disbanded 'Technical Co-operation Committee for the Promotion of the Development & Environmental Protection of the Nile Basin.'" See also, The Nile River Basin -- Maps Nile Basin Water Resources Management)
  • Nilo-Saharan Newsletter = Informations nilo-sahariennes (via CNRS-LLACAN, Villejuif, France)
  • Northwestern University, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies:
    The Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960
    (Evanston, Illinois)
    An inventory and description of the collection of 7,610 photographs and sample images.
  • Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research -- Eastern Africa (Oslo, Norway)
  • US President Barack Obama's Visit to Eastern Africa, July 24-28, 2015 -- News & Commentary
  • ODINAFRICA: Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization--UNESCO, Paris, France)
    This website outlines various programs of the ODINAFRICA--a project involving about 20 African countries. The site includes current and recent news, conference information, and other data about Africa's oceanic resources.
  • Organization of African Unity: International Panel of Eminent Personalities to Investigate the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and the Surrounding Events, July 7, 2000 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
    See also, the African Union Home Page.
  • Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
    • General information about the organization and its activities and publications. "OSSREA was established in April 1980, held its Firsct Congress in June 1983, and celebrated its Tenth Anniversary, in conjunction with its Third Congress, in Kampala, Uganda, in May 1990...Its current membership is drawn from 11 countries, but its constitution opens membership to social scientists in 18 countries ... and institutional membership is open to all institutions, within or outside the region."
    • OSSREA Publications--Books and Periodicals
      This section offers information about publications and selected online versions, including:
      -- OSSREA bulletin. (Online), since 2007 (Sample issues from 2014-2015 only)
  • PANOS Global South Network--Panos London Archives: At the Desert's Edge: Oral Histories from the Sahel Edited by Nigel Cross and Rhiannon Barker. (London, UK)
    An e-book version of the 1992 book of translated interviews from Sahelian inhabitants across West and Eastern Africa during the 1980s.
  • Project Elgon (Mount Elgon, Uganda-Kenya Border) (University of Leeds, UK)
    Students and faculty from the U.K. and Uganda, assisted by staff from Makerere University, Mount Elgon National Park, and local people, carried out studies in 1996 in and around Mt. Elgon. This website is a compilation of basic information on the people, the wildlife, and the environment of the region, online papers from the project team, images, and useful links.
  • PTA Bank: Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Regional Centre on Small Arms (Nairobi, Kenya)
    The web site includes current news and publications, such as RECSA Bulletin, RECSA annual reports, and related documents. "RECSA is an institutional framework arising from the Nairobi Declaration [2000] to coordinate the joint effort by National Focal Points in Member States to prevent, combat and eradicate stockpiling and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes Region and Horn of Africa."
    --See especially: "Baseline Summary" [Research notes; no. 33 (August 2013)]
  • Research ICT Africa: Publications on ICT Policy, Access, and Usage in Africa (2005-2012) (LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
    The countries covered by surveys and reports include Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Rift Valley Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • "...an independent association based in Kenya and the United Kingdom. The Institute was established in 2001 to support research, publishing and educational initiatives in the African Rift Valley region. Fellows of the Institute include academic specialists from Africa, Europe and the Americas and local and international practitioners in the fields of aid, development, environmental conservation and human rights."
    • Sudan Abduction & Slavery Project, 1983-2003
    • See also: Sudan Open Archive
  • SAFLII--Southern African Legal Information Institute (Braamfontein, South Africa)
    This searchable database offers free access to full plain text versions of selected high court judgements and legal case reports. "...includes superior court judgments from Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, --Tanzania, Uganda-- Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our recent additions include a full consolidated collection of --Uganda legislation-- and Lesotho caselaw. Currently in preparation: Lesotho, Zambia, Namibia and Uganda judgments, as well as Uganda subsidiary legislation."
  • Sahel atlas of changing landscapes: tracing trends and variations in vegetation cover and soil condition. (2012)  -- Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Program, 2012. 106 pages in PDF format
  • Sahel weather and crop situation. (Online). -- Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization, Global Information and Early Warning System, 1995-
    SWCS is issued by the FAO/GIEWS every month throughout the growing season (June to October). The report 'describes weather conditions, pest infestations and crop prospects in the Sahel, a drought-prone zone'. Current and back issues.
  • SEATINI--Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute SEATINI Uganda (Kampala, Uganda)
    SEATINI Uganda serves as the East African regional coordinating office. The website includes annual reports, policy briefs, and legal documents on selected Ugandan and regional East African trade issues, commentaries, workshop and conference reports, etc.
  • Shikanda Portal -- Works by Wim van Binsbergen (Wim van Binsbergen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
    The website by this major European scholar whose fieldwork and publications span three decades on religion, social anthropology, history, and philosophy in and about Africa---esp. east-central and southern Africa.
  • Social Science Research Council -- Crisis in the Horn of Africa (SSRC Africa Program, New York)
    SSRC news analysis forum on Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Sudan.
    -- See also: Making Sense of Darfur
  • Bibliography of the South Asian diaspora and East Africa: an annotated bibliography (2002) Anthroglobe. (Dr. Andrew Mickleburgh, International Culture Studies Department, Gyosie International College, Reading, UK; via Coomsweb, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
  • SCECSAL--Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (via South Africa)
    General information on the organization, member contact information, resolutions, call for conference papers, and links to conference proceedings.
    --SCECSAL XXIV Conference--"Inclusive Lbraries and Information Services Toward Achieving Prosperity for Sustainable Development in Africa," April 20-24, 2020, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Speaking with vampires: rumor and history in colonial Africa. (Online) by Luise White. Studies on the history of society and culture. -- Berkeley, CA: University of California Press Electronic Editions and The University of Californa Library, 2000.
    The full text of the online version of this book. "Luise White presents and interprets vampire stories from East and Central Africa as a way of understanding the world as the storytellers did. Using gossip and rumor as historical sources in their own right, she assesses the place of such evidence, oral and written, in historical reconstruction."
  • The Sudanese travels of Theodoro Krump (1700-1702) -- Excerpts from: Hoher und Fruchtbarer Palm-Baum des Heiligen Evangelij. English. (Prof. Jay Spalding, Dept. of History, Kean University, Union, New Jersey)
    "Offered here is an English translation of the Sudan portion of Theodoro Krump's book (Augsburg: Georg Schulter & Martin Happach, 1710). The present version is adapted with minor modifications from the Hambata edition of 1979, in turn derived from the copyrighted text of 1974."
  • Swahili Language Resources on the Internet. (via Columbia University)
  • Tanzania Studies Association (via Tony Waters, California State University, Auburn, California)
    • General information about the organization and its activities. TSA is an associate organization of the African Studies Association of the United States. The site has useful links for scholars and students of Tanzania and East African history; including two bibliographies and other documents.
    • Swahili studies bibliography, compiled by Kelly M. Askew.
    • Tanzania studies bibliography, compiled by Shobana Shankar.
  • Twaweza (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
    [Since 2009] "...It is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa...works to provide practical information to everyone, to foster quality independent media and citizen monitoring services."
    --See especially: Publications -and- Videos.
  • UNEP--United Nations Environment Programme: Nairobi Convention (Amended 2010) (UNEP Regional Seas Programme, Nairobi, Kenya)
    Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern Africa Region: "[First signed in 1985, entered into force in 1996]...a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, working towards a prosperous Western Indian Ocean Region with healthy rivers, coasts and oceans."
    --See also: Nairobi Convention COP Decisions (June 2015)
  • UNEP-GRID: UN Environment Programme/Global Resource Information Database (In association with the US Geological Survey/EROS Data Center and with the National Aeronautics & Space Administration; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)
  • UNESCO--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -- Eastern Africa (Paris, France)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Eastern and Southern Africa At a glance. (New York)
    Basic information, statistics, maps, & indicators.

  • UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (Formerly UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs)
    • OCHA Home Page (General)
    • ReliefWeb
      • Search by country: links to current or breaking news stories on the situation in Rwanda, Burundi, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The reports are compiled and archived by the UN OCHA Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) and other news services.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Eastern Africa (Washington, DC)
    • USAID Regional Mission in East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    • USAID--Famine Early Warning System Network
      Information on the Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, and the Sahel--West Africa.
    • FEWS NET East Africa Center
      Current news and analysis of the food security situation on the countries of East Africa (inc. the Horn of Africa) -- read online or download as a PDF files; plus links to other FEWS NET resources.
    • Africa Data Portal
      "...provides access to spatial data, satellite imagery, and other data and graphic products in support of the FEWS NET project.
    • USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (General)
      Search the entire USAID database for downloadable (in PDF) reports on projects and studies on the countries of the Horn.
  • United States Energy Information Administration: Emerging East Africa Energy, May 2013 (Washington, DC) 22 pages in PDF format
    --See also: EIA Country Profiles (via Columbia University Libraries)
  • United States Geological Survey Earthshots (USGS, Earth Resources Observation Systems Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
    • Satellite photographs of environmental change in Africa and elsewhere; explanatory notes and useful links to other information sites.
    • Lake Turkana, East Africa
    • Table of contents (General)
  • Universiteit Antwerpen, Centrum voor de studie van het gebied van de grote meren in Afrika = Centre d'étude de la région des grands lacs d'Afrique: Publications (Antwerp, Belgium)
    • Voici une inventaire des publications du centre -- y compris les textes intégrals des vieux numéros de l'Annuaire des Grands Lacs et les tables des matières du numéro plus récent. Le site est disponible en néerlandais, en français, ou en anglais.
  • University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (London, UK)
    Baraza Swahili Conference, October 29, 2016 -- "Call for Papers"
    NOTE: The deadline for proposals is September 1, 2016!
  • University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies Library: Swahili Manuscripts Project (London, UK)
    • A digitized selection from the SOAS archives. "The collection includes about 450 manuscripts dating from 1790 to the late 20th century. The SOAS manuscripts originate from the Swahili coast and island archipelagos, in particular from Kilwa, Lamu, Mombasa, Pate, Siu and Zanzibar. The earliest manuscripts were collected in 19th century Mombasa by the scholar and member of the Church Missionary Society William Taylor and subsequently by scholars, editors and academics (including JWT Allen, William Hitchen, Jan Knappert, Alice Werner, Wilfred Whiteley, and Sheikh Yahya Ali Omar). SOAS Library acquired its first Swahili manuscript in 1920 and has continued to acquire manuscripts whenever possible since."
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison: "Early Maritime Cultures on the East African Coast," October 23-24, 2015 African Studies Program
    Call for Papers--The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2015.
  • World Agroforestry Centre: Eastern and Southern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
    Research and project news, with links to open access journal articles and reports. "...to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment."
  • The World Bank: Groundswell : preparing for internal climate migration. (March 2018) By Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Alex de Sherbinin, Bryan Jones ..[et al.] -- Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2018. --via Open Knowledge Repository ; 256 pages in PDF format
    [Focus on Ethiopia and East Africa ; Bangladesh and South Asia ; Mexico and Central America]
  • World Wildlife Fund for Nature: Reviving the Western Indian Ocean Economy: Actions for a Sustainable Future. (January 2017) [Produced by The Boston Consulting Group for the WWF.] -- Gland, Switzerland: WWF, 2017. 64 pages in PDF format
    --See also: Summary page
  • 16th Edition Sauti za Busara Zanzibar, 7-10 February 2019 (Busara Promotions, Zanzibar,Tanzania)
    "...bringing together diverse artists and audiences and building appreciation for East African music...The 16th edition will take place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 7th -- 10th February 2019...According to festival director Yusuf Mahmoud the theme for this year’s edition targets to fight corruption because they believe artists can use their voices to fight this vice as they celebrate the wealth and diversity of African music."
  • 21st Annual Zanzibar International Film Festival -- "Speak Up and Be Heard = Sema na Usikike" July 7-15, 2018 (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
    General information on a wide variety of events and links to related websites. Plus, information from the 2017 festival and earlier. "ZIFF is a non-profit organisation based in Zanzibar [founded in 1997] which aims to promote film, music and arts from the Dhow Countries (African Continent, Gulf States, Iran, India, Pakistan and the islands of the Indian Ocean). The organisation is working throughout the year and seeks to include people from all sectors of society, with special programmes for women, children and people in rural areas."


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