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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.


United Nations Subregions of Africa

Other country subdivsions include those arranged by the African Development Bank Group and the African Union.

Maps and Atlases

The following are websites that provide access to maps of the Middle East and North Africa.

African Country Research

Africa is the world's second largest continent in area.  The countries differ immensely geographically, politically, socially, economically, and culturally.

The UN has subdivided the African continent into five regions:  Northern Africa , Central or Middle Africa , Southern AfricaEast African , and  Western Africa

This guide includes general resources focused by subject matter and country resources of external web links.  Individual country pages include links to history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites. 

Click on the country's name link above to access the individual country pages.