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News sources

This database provides access to the full text of newspapers worldwide. It includes a number of newspapers published in African nations. Nexis also holds a significant amount of economic and investment related information. They have in-depth credit reports on companies registered in a wide range of African countries and investment titles providing news comment and analysis.To see coverage, choose the browse sources option and select the name of the country.

With one of the strongest economies in Africa, a key political player in the African league and a major area of interest for LSE staff and students coverage of South Africa is important. Nexis includes the major  South African dailies as well as some weeklies which focus more on analysis and investigative reporting.

Also has extensive English language and foreign coverage. Emphasis upon business and trade news. No news alerts. Note the LSE is trailling this service and only has 5 concurrent log ins. If you see a log in box on the right handside of the screen you are not properly logged in. Try again later! 

Largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide It aggregates  the reporting of more than 130 media organizations. Current news stories on the site (up to 1 year old) are free. A subscription is required to access the complete archive from 1996 onwards.SOAS library has full access|. LSE staff and students may visit to use the resource

IRIN - Integrated Regional Information Network|
Produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs. While it covers the whole world, it often has excellent news on humanitarian issues effecting the African continent.


Topical sites

Egypt elections watch| by Jadaliyya| and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) are monitoring and analysing the elections during 2011/2012. Read weekly updates and interviews.

On the Elections in the News| Blog The Library has also highlighted key civil society and human rights organisations monitoring elections in Egypt.

There is further information on the Arab Spring and how it has been reported in the media on the Elections in the News| Blog.