Detail of Africa on a 1967 Globe in the D.G. Ivey Library, New College.

This search engine searches through 255 news sources from Africa south-of-the-Sahara. A list of the sources included is listed below. This search engine only searches news sources that are freely available on the internet and is most useful for news published in the last 10 years. University of Toronto students looking for news from Africa from the late 19th and early 20th centuries can use African Newspapers from the World Newspaper Archive to search more than sixty newspapers published between 1800 and 1922.


Search tips

1. Use quotation marks for phrases and multi-word terms

Searching for United Nations and "United Nations" will bring back two different sets of results. If you are looking for articles about the United Nations you will get more on-topic results if you place the term/phrase in quotation marks.

If you are searching for a specific phrase you can add asterisks if you are unsure which word is likely to be used at a certain point in the phrase. For example ""Zimbabwe's" * policy" will find a three word phrase that starts with Zimbabwe’s’ and ends with policy. This allows you to find all of the articles that discuss Zimbabwe’s education policy, defence policy, health policy, etc. in one search.

2. Use a tilde (~) to search for similar terms

Nigeria ~oil will find articles that contain words that Google considers to be similar to the word oil such as petroleum, drilling, energy, gas, etc.

3. Place terms in parentheses and use the operator OR to search for alternate terms

("World Bank" OR "International Monetary Fund") "debt relief" will give you more results than searching for World Bank or International Monetary Fund by themselves.

4. Help Google identify the right country

Looking for information on the Republic of Congo and your results keep coming up with results from the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Try using the minus sign to remove pages that contain the word “democratic,”for example: "republic of the congo" -Democratic. You can also improve the precision of the results for articles about South Sudan, South Africa and Central African Republic by placing the names of these countries in quotation marks. For example: "South Sudan"

Sources searched

Pan-African Sources

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

The Central African Republic

Chad

The Comoros

The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Côte d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

  • Addis Tribune: http://www.addisfortune.net/
  • Capital Ethiopia: http://www.capitalethiopia.com/
  • Ethiopian Reporter: http://www.ethiopianreporter.com/
  • Ethiopian Observer: http://www.ethioobserver.net/
  • Sub-Saharan Informer: http://www.ssinformer.com/
  • ENA: http://www.ena.gov.et/
  • Walta Information Center: http://www.waltainfo.com/
  • Gabon

    Gambia

    Ghana

    Guinea

    Guinea-Bissau

    Kenya

    Lesotho

    Liberia

    Madagascar

    Malawi

    Mali

    Mauretania

    Mauritius

    5-Plus Dimanche: http://www.5plusltd.com/
    * Business Magazine: http://www.businessmag.mu/
    * Défi Plus, Le: http://www.defimedia.info/
    * Express, L’: http://www.lexpress.mu/
    * Matinal, Le: http://www.lematinal.com/
    * Mauricien, Le: http://www.lemauricien.com/
    * Star: http://www.mauriweb.com/star/
    * Sunday Vani: http://sundayvani.intnet.mu/
    * Week-end: http://www.lemauricien.com/topics/Week-End

    Mozambique

    Namibia

    Niger

    Nigeria

    Rwanda

    São Tomé and Príncipe

    Senegal

    Seychelles

    Sierra Leone

    Somalia

    South Africa

    South Sudan

    Sudan

    Swaziland

    Tanzania

    Togo

    Uganda

    Zambia

    Zimbabwe