Foreign Government Information: Africa

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We house a major research collection of official publications for the study of Africa. This collection has been actively developed since 1970 and has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Extensive coverage is given to documentation from:

1. Countries which were former British colonies

Examples: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

2. Countries with an interest in Africa


  • CIA Research Reports: Africa, 1946-1976.
  • Great Britain. Colonial Office. Colonial Reports.
  • O.S.S./ State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, Pt. 13: Africa 1941-1961.
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
  • United States. Dept. of State.
  • University Publications of America, Inc. Africa : Special Studies 1962-1980

3. Intergovernmental organizations

Examples: Commonwealth, East African Community, Southern African Development Coordination Conference, and the United Nations.

We also collect selected documents from other African countries and regional governmental organizations. 

To do a broader search, use Google Custom Search Engines. For online government information, select Africa from the drop down menu or use the annotated list of online maps and mapping sites for links to online maps.

Content last updated: February 28, 2019