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These links go to other Web sites.  Sites are grouped into categories: Organizations & News and Countries (Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe).  E-mail me to suggest other links.


Organizations & News


Action for Southern Africa

This is the successor organization to the British Anti-Apartheid Movement.


Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA)

ADNA is a progressive non-partisan network of more than 200 US-based organizations. Under the name of the Southern Africa Working Group (SAWG), this network was founded to share information and mobilize action in solidarity with the anti-Apartheid and grassroots liberation movements of the Southern African countries still remaining under white minority rule. With the successes of those movements during the late 80s and early 90s, SAWG needed to rename itself and define a new agenda. Adopting the new name - The Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA) - it took up the task of addressing a broad spectrum of US/Africa foreign policy issues, with an expanded focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and some attention to the northern African countries.


Africa Action

The American Committee on Africa (founded in 1953), The Africa Fund (founded in 1966) and the Africa Policy Information Center (founded in 1978) are merging into Africa Action.  Africa Action is a key organization working on U.S. policy toward Africa.  The most comprehensive of these web sites is that of the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC).  On the APIC page you can join a list serve that provides regular updates on Africa from progressive organizations.


Africa Cafe



This website features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent. The heart of the website consists of issues of the AfricaFocus Bulletin, produced and distributed one to three times a week to over 3,200 e-mail addresses.

The index on Africa by the Norwegian Council for Africa


Africa South of the Sahara


African Studies at Columbia University


African Studies Center  at Michigan State University


African Studies Center at University of Pennsylvania


Africa Faith and Justice Network

This Catholic-based organization stresses human rights and social justice issues.


Africa Recovery

Published by the United Nations, this publication provides extensive information on Africa economic and development issues.


African Rights (London)

African Rights is an organization dedicated to working on issues off grave human rights abuses, conflict, famine and civil reconstruction in Africa.  Director: Rakiya Omaar.

This is a news site.



This new non-governmental organization set up by Bernard Rivers provides fundraising assistance for developing-country AIDS projects.

A comprehensive source of information on Africa updated all day from 70 African news partners including the Pan Africa News Agency.  Information organized both by current news and by country.


Amnesty International

Well known international organization working to protect human rights worldwide.


Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA)

ANSA is a non-profit organization founded and supported by artists, activists and other dedicated to funding democracy and equality in South Africa and civil rights in the U.S.  Originally called Artists for a Free South Africa, it was founded in 1989 by Alfre Woodward, Blair Underwood, Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, CCH Pounder, Robert Guillaume and other artists.


Association of Concerned African Scholars

Founded in 1977, the Association of Concerned African Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa who are dedicated to formulation alternative analysis of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United states, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical current issues related to Africa.


Center for Constitutional Rights

Founded in 1966, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  CCR paved the way for victims of human rights violations to obtain judgments through the U.S. courts for the atrocities committed against them.




Doctors Without Borders / Medecins San Frontieres (MSF)

Formed in 1971, MSF delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.  Through advocacy campaigns, such as its Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, brings witness to human rights issues.  MSF is very active in Africa and on H.I.V./AIDS.


European Network for Information and Action for Southern Africa (ENIASA)

ENIASA is a coordinating structure working within the European Union to promote international solidarity with Southern Africa.


Global AIDS Alliance

Global AIDS Alliance is an advocacy group with offices in Washington DC and Malawi.


Hague Appeal for Peace

The Hague Appeal for Peace is working to create conditions in which the primary aim of the UN, "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war," can be realized.


Human Rights Internet (HRI)

Founded in 1976, HRI is a leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community.  HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations.


Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.


IGC Internet

Connecting people who are working to change the world.  It is divided into PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet and Anti-RacismNet.


Institute for Democracy Studies

Founded in 1999, the Institute for Democracy Studies is a nonprofit research and educational center devoted to defending mainstream democratic values such as an independent judiciary, the separation of church and state, and reproductive freedom.


Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

ICCR is a coalition of 275 Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish institutional investors including denominations, religious communities, pension funds, healthcare corporations, foundations and dioceses with combined portfolios worth an estimated $100 billion.  The file shareholder resolutions and have campaigns on issues including corporate governance & executive compensation, environment, equality issues, global corporate accountability, global finance, international health & tobacco, and militarism.


Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

IRIN is published by the UN Office for the Coordination on Humanitarian Affairs in partnership with ReliefWeb.  The site includes updates on conflicts and news on numerous African countries.


International Campaign to Ban Landmines


Justice Africa

Founded in London in 1999, Justice Africa directors, include Dr. Alex de Waal, have many years of experience in the issues of democracy, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.  Justice Africa focuses on the Greater Horn and has programs that relate to Sudan, the Great Lakes region and HIV/AIDS. 


Jubilee USA Network

This is the successor organization to Jubilee 2000/USA.  Dedicated to cancellation of the debt burden of poor countries, most of which are in Africa.  A list serve is available.


Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Committee's major objective is to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity.


Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

MISA is a non-governmental organization with member organizations in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community countries. MISA seeks ways in which to promote the free flow of information and cooperation between media workers, as a principal means of nurturing human rights and democracy in Africa.


Multinational Monitor


The Namibian

A Namibian newspaper.


The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act.  They have an extensive collection of documents regarding South Africa and U.S. policy from 1962 through 1989.


One World

Hosts and has links to many difference progressive organizations.


Oxfam International


Oxfam America


Oxfam UK


Partnership for Indigenous Peoples Environment


Save Darfur Coalition 

The Save Darfur Coalition's mission is to raise public awareness about the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to mobilize a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of two million people in the Darfur region.


South African Partners

Building links between Massachusetts and South Africa


Stop Global Aids

This site was launched in April 2002 by groups by groups urging urgent actions to stop global AIDS.  Initiated by the Global AIDS Alliance (see separate link above).


Southern Africa Committee

Supporting African freedom and economic justice


TransAfrica Forum

Established in 1981, TransAfrica Forum (1) provides substantive commentary and scholarship on policy issues related to Africa and the Caribbean and (2) educates Americans, in general, and African Americans, in particular, on such topics as human rights, democracy, and global economic policy.



The union UNITE is actively involved in the Stop Sweatshops Campaign.


United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (Nairobi)

Updates on conflicts and news


Washington Office on Africa (WOA)

WOA is a church-sponsored not-for-profit advocacy organization that articulates and promotes a just American policy toward Africa.


Working Assets

Working Assets has a credit card and offers long distance phone service.  Each year Working Assets selects between 55 and 60 progressive organizations to which it makes donations.  Each time you use the Working Assets credit card, 10 cents goes into the donation pool.  One percent of long distance charges go into the pool.






Civil Liberties Organization

Founded in 1987, the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) is one of the foremost human rights organizations in Nigeria.


Constitutional Rights Project

The Constitutional Rights Project works to ensure that Nigeria's legislation conforms to international human rights standards.  CRP monitors and reports on the human rights situation in Nigeria and provides legal assistance to victims of abuse.


Kudirat Institute for Nigerian Democracy (KIND)

KIND seeks to empower and enable development in Africa by strengthening organizations and initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women and youth.




Christian Council of Mozambique

CCM is a church body that has provided extensive assistance including to victims of the floods.


Mozambique Government

This is the English version of the government’s web site.


Mozambique News Agency - AIM Reports

AIM provides extremely useful reports on Mozambique including on the floods that have hit Mozambique in the last two years.



South Africa


African National Congress

The African National Congress of South Africa has an extensive Web site with current information.  It also has links to numerous other Web sites including those of the South African government.


African Nation Congress – Historical Documents

This is a section of the ANC’s web page has historical information on the ANC and the international campaigns against apartheid.  It also has a number of useful links.


Aids Law Project

They are a key actor in the Treatment Action Campaign.


Community Video Education Trust

The Community Video Education Trust (CVET) in Cape Town is building a digital archive of videos taken in South Africa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The raw footage available on this website documents anti-apartheid demonstrations, speeches, mass funerals, celebrations, and interviews with activists. Videos capture the activism of trade unions, students and political organizations, including the activities of the United Democratic Front.


Congress of South African Trade Unions

COSATU is the leading South African trade union federation.  Since its founding in 1985, COSATU has been in the forefront of the struggle for democracy and workers' rights.  COSATU campaigns on issues such as poverty reduction and pharmaceutical company profiteering on HIV/AIDS drugs.


Daily Mail & Guardian

A useful newspaper


Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR South Africa)


Institute for Healing of Memories

Founded in 1988, the Institute grew out of the Healing of Memories Chaplaincy Project of the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture. 


National Labour & Economic Development Institute (NALEDI)

NALEDI conducts policy-relevant research aimed at building the capacity of the labor movement to effective engage with the challenges of the new South Africa.  Founded in 1993, NALEDI is an initiative of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).


South African Council of Churches

SACC is a national ecumenical body with a wide fellowship of churches.  The Council is an ecumenical enabler and coordinator of interchurch debate and action.  Well known for its role in the struggle against apartheid.


South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET)

SADET's mission is to examine and analyze events leading to the negotiated settlement and democracy in South Africa with a focus on: the events leading to the banning of the liberation movements; the various strategies and tactics adopted in pursuit of the democratic struggle; the events leading to the adoption of the negotiation strategy; and the dynamics underpinning the negotiations process between 1990 and 1994. The study will result in, among others, the publication of 5 volumes of research covering the successive decades in the run up to the first democratic elections, including an overview volume. The Road to Democracy project is a chronological analysis of four decades - 1960-1970, 1970-1980, 1980-1990, 1990-1994. The site includes downloadable version of the Road to Democracy volumes as they become available.



The South Africa Exchange Program on Environmental Justice

SAEPEJ is a Boston-based non-profit organization which focuses on the effects of toxics and the deteriorating environment on the health and daily lives of communities in South Africa, and aims to bridge communities in the US with their counterparts in South Africa around environmental justice.


South African Government Online


South African Missions in New York City

The web sites of the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and the South African Consulate General in New York.


Shared Interest

A U.S. not for profit social investment fund guaranteeing South African bank loans to community development financial institutions engaged in South Africa's reconstruction process.  Shared Interest and its Swiss associate RAFAD have established the Thambani International Guarantee Fund in South Africa, which strengthens grassroots organizations and enables them to provide affordable credit for small business and social housing in South Africa's low income communities.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Set up by the first democratic government to deal with what happened under apartheid.


Western Sahara


Sahara-update • News from and about Western Sahara

Moderated by the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, this Yahoo group provides up-to-date news articles, analysis and notifications of major campaign events in favor of a free and fair referendum in Western Sahara to end the illegal occupation by Morocco.


Western Sahara Online

A USA-based web page that supports the Polisario Front.


Western Sahara Referendum Support Association

ARSO (Association de soutien a un referendum libre et regulier au Sahara Occidental) or Western Sahara Referendum Support Association.  This site is in English and French.  Includes current and historical information on the struggle for self-determination and is an excellent source of numerous UN documents.


Western Sahara Resource Watch

The WSRW is an international network of organizations and activists researching and campaigning the companies working for Moroccan interests in occupied Western Sahara.




Amani Trust

Community-based care of the survivors of torture and organized violence.


Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum (also known as the “Human Rights Forum”) has been in existence since January 1998.  The Forum assists victims of organized violence.  It operates a legal unit and a research unit.  It consists of eleven core organizations and one associate member.  Includes information on political violence during the 2002 election.


Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights)

This is the web page for the Bulawayo office of Zimrights.