The Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, Kenya, regularly acquires and catalogs publications from the following African countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, the Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
These activities are supported by appropriations granted to the Library of Congress by the Congress of the United States of America. Publications are acquired from a variety of sources, including commercial publishers, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
On the whole, scholarly journals have been selected. However, considerations other than the scholarly nature of a journal have been taken into account. Journals have also been selected in order to cover subject areas not found in widely-available literature (e.g. prisons), to include organizations which do not frequently circulate their publications (e.g. non-governmental organizations), and in order to represent each of the countries covered.
This indexing project closed after 2011.