Following are lists whose coverage is continent-wide. For lists which only concern one country, see the Countries section of this guide and lists like Yahoo Groups and Topica.
The sites in the first section below locate older e-mail discussion lists by keyword.
This site allows one to search for all discussion lists, open to the public, which use the LISTSERV software program (thus excludes lists running on Majordomo, etc.). If the list has an archive of past discussions, this site links to it. http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html
Find discussion groups on Africa. http://groups.google.com/
Has many listed groups relating to Africa but some of them have few members and few messages. Use the Search to locate discussion lists on Africa. http://groups.yahoo.com/
No longer active. Discussion forum on African film, the film industry. http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/AfricanCinemaConf/?yguid=132133628
Afri-Phil - Philosophy of African Society
"A forum for the exchange of views, experiences, techniques, and professional information pertaining to the teaching and study of the philosophical thought of African and African-diaspora cultures." The listowners are: Emmanuel Eze, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Bruce B. Janz, Augustana University College, Alberta, Canada; Frank Wilson, Bucknell University. http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/%7Ejanzb/afphil/afri-phil
Moderated discussion group for the study of African history and humanities. New African history job openings, Tables of Contents of academic journals, book reviews, etc. Hosted by Michigan State University. https://networks.h-net.org/h-africa
A discussion forum, web site for those interested in the study of African expressive culture. A collaboration between the H-Net: Humanities-on-Line network and the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). https://networks.h-net.org/h-afrarts
A moderated discussion list for African American Studies "(also called Afrocentricity, Africology, Africana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, and Pan-African Studies)." H-AFRO-AM is owned by H-Net. https://networks.h-net.org/h-afro-am
Discussion on teaching about Africa. For teachers at all levels. https://networks.h-net.org/h-afrteach
"...a [moderated] discussion list [in English and Portuguese] for people interested in the Portuguese-speaking African countries (Mozambique, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, and Sao Tome)." " The list was initiated by the Lusophone African Studies Organization (LASO). LASO [affiliated with the African Studies Assoc. (U.S.)] is an independent professional society established in the United States that is open to all scholars with an interest in Lusophone Africa." https://networks.h-net.org/h-luso-africa