Africa Portal: an online resource for policy-related issues on Africa with an online library collection, opinion and analysis, experts directory, international events calendar and mobile technology. A joint project from the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Makerere University and the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Monthly reports from the Institute for Security Studies, a think tank based in South Africa who aim to provide empirical research and contextual analysis of human security issues throughout Africa.

African Human Rights Resource Center: many links, including a bibliography.
African Human Rights Resouce Center  "AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide." This service provides continent-wide coverage to the press in Africa that is updated on a continuous basis. An annual subscription giving full access to AllAfrica's's archive of over 900,000 documents costs US$95/year and are well worth the price for those working on Africa.

Dilemmas of Regional Peacemaking: The Dynamics of the AU’s Response to Darfur

Burundi Page. In addition to country information, contains a map.
African Studies Center | Burundi Page

Côte d'Ivoire

Darfur: Useful Links

Democratic Republic of the Congo

IRIN News: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Lead Stories for Africa and Asia
United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks | OCHA IRIN

Two senior members of Ethiopia's former military government have been sentenced to death after an 11-year trial. (11 August 2005)

"The Prosecution of War Crimes and Respect for Human Rights: Ethiopia's Balancing Act."  by Julie V. Mayfield.   This article examines the recent history of Ethiopia, focusing mainly on the abuses of the Mengistu regime; the transition to the Transitional Government of Ethiopia; and the creation, mandate, jurisdiction, and current work of the Special Prosecutor's Office (SPO), established in August 1992 to prosecute these cases. Briefly discusses the debate over the use of international law or domestic law and the duty to prosecute with some focus on current and potential human rights concerns.
Ethiopia's Balancing Act, Julie Mayfield
Notes for Julies Mayfield's article

Frontline Online web site for the PBS Documentary Ambush in Mogadishu discussing the October 1993 gunfight between US Army Rangers and Delta Force and Somali men, women and children armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.  Includes descriptions of the famine and civil war gripping Somalia during this period, the escalating hostilities between US/UN forces and Mohammed Farah Aidid, and a discussion of the impact of  US actions in Somalia on US military policy.
Frontline: ambush in mogadishu: synopsis

Links to other WWW resources relating to Africa: has over 60 links to useful sites.
African Human Rights Resource Center

Pambazuka News: Pambazuka News (Pambazuka means arise or awaken in Kiswahili) is a tool for progressive social change in Africa. Pambazuka News offers a comprehensive weekly round-up of news on human rights, conflict, health, environment, social welfare, development, the internet, literature and arts in Africa.
Pambazuka News

Rwanda Information Exchange. "This is a forum and a network for the exchange of information...."
Rwanda Info Exchange

"Breaking the Silence, Building True Peace: A Report on the Disturbances in Matabeleland and the Midlands, 1980-1988." Produced the by Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe and the Legal Resources Foundation in April 1999, this report summary prevents evidence about the reign of terror promulgated by 5 Brigade, other elements of Zimbabwe's security network, and ZANU-PF Youth against civilians, especially in the years 1982-1987. The report is a short version of a longer book written by the same organizations, published in 1997, but now out of print.


Montreal Institute For Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University
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