Central Africa

Countries in Central Africa include:
Central African Republic
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa DRC)
Equatorial Guinea
Sao Tome & Principe

Graham (Billy) Center Archives, Wheaton College, IL
The Center's collections are from, mainly, North American Protestant missionaries and some African churche and organizations. Most records are 20th century; 75% concern east or central Africa. Has a list of "Collections with information about missions to Africa". Also search their database by country or see the Subject Headings List to locate collections on African countries.

Holdings include -Africa Inland Mission Records, the diaries of Bernard Litchman, a health officer in Zaire from 1917 to 1961, the diaries of Elwood Davis, a physician, in Kenya 1910 to 1949, the collection of John R. Wells and the Africa Inland Mission, interviews with Burt and Ruth Long who spent 34 years with the Sudan Interior Mission in Niger and other countries, the text of an interview with Paul P. Stough, a missionary with the Africa Inland Mission in Zaire (from 1928 to the early 1960s) during Belgian colonial rule which offers insights into relations with the Zairois, Belgian officials, the Catholic missions, etc. Issues of the newsletter, Witness, are online. http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/archhp1.html

Great Lakes Region - Environmental Aspects of the African Great Lakes Region
From the United Nations Environment Programme, Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID). Has landsat maps of the Lac Kivu area showing population centers of refugees, maps illustrating land cover, elevation, human population growth, vegetation, etc. and related Great Lakes and gorilla conservation web sites. https://na.unep.net/siouxfalls/greatlakes/

INCORE Guides to Sources on Conflict and Ethnicity
The Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), is a joint initiative of the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and the United Nations University. INCORE has annotated guides to internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Burundi, Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda. http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/cds/countries/index.html

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Medford, MA)
E-journal which "promotes the exchange of new ideas, previously unpublished research, and the critical write-up of field experience by field workers and researchers in humanitarian assistance". B ased at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). Formerly at University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K. Full text articles on Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,etc. http://www.jha.ac/

Lemarchand (Rene) Collection
A detailed list of the contents of the Rene Lemarchand Collection on Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, at the University of Florida Africana Library, prepared by Dr. Dan Reboussin. [Additional print material on the three countries is in the Rene Lemarchand Collection, Hoover Archives, Stanford University.] http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/lemarchand.htm

Refugees International
This organization seeks to serve as an advocate for refugees, was founded in 1979. Conducts emergency missions, is privately funded. Information on Burundi, Rwanda, food shortages in Central Africa. Includes the 1995 issues of Rwandan Repatriation Report. http://www.refintl.org

Uganda, an extensive collection of newspaper articles, newswire stories, UN reports, etc. Maintained by the U.N. Dept. of Humanitarian Affairs. http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf

United Nations, High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld
Use the Search form to locate articles and maps on countries. The State of the World's Refugees 2000 report has a section on Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region. http://www.unhcr.ch/