News

African Newspapers in the Classroom – African Media

  • Africa.com
  • African Arguments
  • African Center for Strategic Studies
  • Africa is a Country – a site of media criticism, analysis, and new writing
  • All Africa.com (formally Africa News). All Africa.com carries regularly updated news stories, primarily from African presses
  • Daily Maverick
  • Mail & Guardian
  • News Directory -Lists by country all African newspapers which have websites.
  • Pambazuka
  • Teaching About African Crisis in the K-12 Classroom -Most of the news stories featured in the U.S. and western press focus on crises in Africa . At Exploring Africa we are dedicated to helping educators and students obtain a more balanced perspective on Africa . However, we do not suggest that educators and students ignore crises in Africa , but that they address these crises through a more thorough, balanced, and nuanced investigation than the western press normally offers its readers and viewers. We offer the following suggestions for investigating and addressing African crises in your classrooms.
  • American Media:
  • Other Media on Africa
    • BBC
      The BBC Africa Desk offers print versions of stories carried by the British Broadcasting Service about Africa (updated several times a day).
    • Le Monde
    • IRIN
      Integrated Regional Information Network of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This news service provides daily up-dates from all regions in Africa.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Africa: The Fate of Africa's Lake Tanganyika Lies in the Balance - AllAfrica News: Latest
    [The Conversation Africa] Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it's easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Africa: Why Brutalising Food Vendors Hits Africa's Growing Cities Where It Hurts - AllAfrica News: Latest
    [The Conversation Africa] In January this year, the Harare City Council in Zimbabwe accused informal food vendors of spreading typhoid. The council then attempted to confiscate, and destroy, all perishable food items that were being hawked in the central business district. Many vendors fought back, resulting in deadly clashes over a series of days in the opposition run capital city.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates - BBC News - Africa
    Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: South Africa: South Africa's National Minimum Wage Could Hurt Small Firms and Rural Workers - AllAfrica News: Latest
    [The Conversation Africa] Stellenbosch University and Marlies Piek -South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker's Day next year. There are questions as to whether this is enough to be termed a victory for the country's working poor? If historical trends continue, our research shows that this might be beneficial for some workers. Others, especially those in small firms and rural areas, may not be so fortunate.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: South Africa: More Than an Oppressor's Language - Reclaiming the Hidden History of Afrikaans - AllAfrica News: Latest
    [The Conversation Africa] University of Pretoria -The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the fore again. Should it be in Afrikaans, English, a combination, or a hybrid which will include other South African languages?