TITLE: Africa News Online

ACCESS: http://www.africanews.org

Through a partnership with Africa's leading news agencies, newspapers and magazines, Africa News Service produces Africa News Online. Africa News Service is a non profit U. S. news agency that started in 1973. This agency boasts as being "directly or indirectly responsible for a significant percentage of U. S. media coverage of Africa". Africa News Online is the online version of the widely read news periodical Africa News which has been an exclusively electronic publication since 1993.

The homepage contains an abundance of links for contemporary news in politics, entertainment, sports, business, science and health. The "Resources Cuisine" link provides access to special reports, interviews, profiles and even a link for ordering an african cookbook. "Internet Gateway" links to websites for news topics such as United Nations & Africa, United States & Africa and Africa's Great Lakes Region. Links can also be found to websites for African news organizations, newspapers and news agencies. For daily, full text articles from the largest news gathering agency in Africa, there's the "PANA News" link which includes searchable archives. Additional current articles from news magazines and newspapers can be accessed by clicking on the "News Central" link. Included are links to news reports from and about various regions and countries in Africa. It offers searchable archives that is in the testing stage.

African News Online fills an information gap for faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of African studies, government and international affairs. Although the link for information resources is labeled "Resources Cuisine", a user will find navigating through this website is easy. This internet resource opens up Africa to the rest of the world.

Nancy Allen
Reference Librarian
USF at Sarasota/New College

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