African newspapers

African newspapers at Stanford University

Current print African newspapers are in Green Library's Information Center, first floor. There are TWO sections for current African print newspapers.

  1. A few titles are in front of the Magazine Racks.
  2. Most of the African newspapers are Behind the Magazine Racks.

Some African newspapers are treated like Magazines / Journals (for example Namibia Economist) and current issues will be in the Current Periodicals section, Information Center, first floor, Green Library.

For older issues, check the below:

  1. In Searchworks (online catalog). select Resource type Newspaper. In the search box, enter the country name. 
  2. The Hoover Newspaper Catalog (in Hoover Tower) may have titles not found through Searchworks. Some newspapers on film may only be listed in the Hoover Newspaper Catalog. (Hoover is Open M-F, 8-5.)

Titles not listed as Air Mail come by Sea Mail and may be 3-6 months old.

Titles designated Microfilm Only are only on microfilm and will be several months/years old.

For newspapers on the web, see Africa South of the Sahara - Newspapers by Country.

Newspapers through interlibrary loan

See the CAMP/CRL catalog and AFRINUL. (Click on the link African Newspapers Union List. AFRINUL holdings are not complete however.)

To request subscriptions to new titles, please contact Karen Fung, African Collection, Green Library.

Current African print newspapers


Nation (daily), Cotonou 1980: May 2- Air Mail (formerly EHUZU)


Botswana Guardian, 1986 -
Daily News, Gaborone 1974: Jan-
(The only daily, govt.-owned.)


Cameroun Tribune, Yaounde
Post, Buea

Cote D'ivoire

Islam Info (weekly), Abidjan


Nation Djibouti (weekly), Djibouti 1980: Jun- AIR MAIL


Ethiopian Herald (daily), Addis Ababa 1965: May 5-


Daily Graphic, Accra. 1982: Dec 31 -
Ghanaian Voice, Accra


Lance, Conakry
Lynx , Conakry


Daily Nation, Nairobi
East African, Nairobi [pub. by The Nation]
Sunday Nation, Nairobi


Daily Times, Blantyre 1973: Jan 1-
Malawi News, Blantyre 1960: Nov 26-
The Nation, Blantyre 2002: Feb 16 -


Mauritius News, London


Namibia Economist, Windhoek
New Era, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Windhoek 1991: Jul 11-


Guardian, Lagos

Nigerian Diaspora

Nigerian Canadian News, Toronto, Canada


New Times, Kigali


Soleil, Dakar
Temoin, Dakar
Wal Fadjri /L’aurore, Dakar


Le Nouveau Seychelles Weekly, on order
The People, Victoria, Mahe (in Current Periodicals)

South Africa

Afrikaner (weekly), Herstigte Nasionale Party, Pretoria
In Afrikaans 1976: Mar 19-
City Press (weekly), Johannesburg 1983: Sept 25-
Mail & Guardian (weekly), Johannesburg AIR MAIL 1985: Jun 14-

South Sudan

Juba Post


Khartoum Monitor
Sudan Mirror (Nairobi, Kenya)
Sudan Vision


Mzalendo (weekly), Dar es Salaam 1972: Apr 30 - In Swahili


Daily Monitor, Kampala (former Monitor)
New Vision (daily), Kampala 1986: Apr 9-
Sunday Vision, Kampala [see New Vision]


Post, Lusaka 1993: Jan 15-
Sunday Times Of Zambia 1987: Jan 4-
Times Of Zambia, Ndola 1967 Feb. -


Newsday (Harare)
Sunday Mail, Harare
Zimbabwean (weekly), Southampton, U.K. 2005

Current and older news

  • Africa Intelligence - current news from all countries. Stanford users only.
  • Access World News (from Newsbank, Stanford users only). Selection of African newspaper articles dating from 2000; dates available are limited.
  • African Newspapers - World Newspaper Archive 1800-1922 (Readex, Newsbank)
    Stanford users only. Selected newspaper issues dating from 1800 to 1922.
  • 1996 to date. Stanford subscribes to the Premium Search Engine. Put in your keyword search. On the next page, click on Premium Search Engine.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1946-1996 (from Newsbank, Stanford users only). Transcripts of radio broadcasts. Selection of articles from African news sources.
  • LexisNexis (Stanford users only). Full text articles. Has news articles from three South African newspapers (Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times),, Agence France Presse.

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

African Newspapers Held by U.S. Libraries

Newspaper Indexes

Mail and Guardian Print Index
There is an older print index for the South African newspaper, Weekly Mail and Guardian (or Mail and Guardian) covering 1992-2004. It's in Green Library's Information Center (behind the Reference Desk). Call No. A13.W44