- Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries and its contributing members
- Online access to more than 40 African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries
- Unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples
This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.
A glimpse into African life across two centuries
Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices, this unique collection chronicles the evolution of cultures and countries across Sub-Saharan Africa during a time of drastic change. From repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints on diverse cultures.
African Newspapers, 1800-1922 includes such key publications as the East African Standard, Mombasa Times & Uganda Argus (Kenya), Leselinyana la Lesutho (Lesotho), Central African Times (Malawi), Beira Post (Mozambique), Lagos Standard (Nigeria), Mafeking Mail and Protectorate Guardian (South Africa), Sierra Leone Weekly News (Sierra Leone), Uganda Herald (Uganda), Buluwayo Chronicle (Zimbabwe) and nearly two dozen others.
An integral part of the World Newspaper Archive
Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries—one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories—African Newspapers, 1800-1922 is a core collection in the World Newspaper Archive. Advancing research and offering opportunities for fresh insights across wide-ranging academic disciplines, the World Newspaper Archive includes historical newspapers published in Africa, East Europe, Latin America, South Asia and other regions. The Center for Research Libraries and its partners are committed to providing sustainable access to a rich and diverse set of international scholarly resources.
Ideal for students, teachers and scholars around the globe, this uniquely comprehensive online resource can be cross-searched with America’s Historical Newspapers for unprecedented coverage of events that have shaped world history.