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Indian Ocean Islands

Countries part of the Indian Ocean Islands includ:
Comoro Islands

Africa Intelligence
Subscription only. Political and economic news on 16 countries in East and Southern Africa, in English and French.  Sells access to articles from the The Indian Ocean Newsletter, and other publications. Published by Indigo Publications, Paris. A one year subscription (47 issues) to the Indian Ocean Newsletter, by email, is $750.00. Has an email service notifying subscribers of updated articles.

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) etc. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

« île en île »
"...un site pour valoriser les ressources informatives et culturelles du monde insulaire francophone." See l'Océan Indien: Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, Mayotte, Réunion, Seychelles with links to information on cuisine, arts, language, music, travel, portals, associations, education, the media, publishers, etc.

Also a section on l'Océan Indien: Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, Mayotte, Réunion, Seychelles littératures. Author profiles, bibliography of their works, extracts from works, and links to related sites. The web site celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2008 with an interview of founder Prof. Spear. Maintained by Professor Thomas Spear and others.

Indian Ocean Books, Maps, and Prints
P. O. Box 232, Storrs, CT 06268-0232, U.S.A.
Offers rare and antiquarian books, maps, and prints on the entire Indian Ocean region. The proprietor, Dr. Larry W. Bowman, actively seeks and offers materials both through catalogues and on the website.

Indian Ocean Review (Perth, Australia)
Ceased after 2000? Published by the Indian Ocean Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Table of contents.

Indian Ocean World Centre (McGill University)
Promotes the "study of the history, economy and cultures of the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean World (IOW) - from China to Southeast and South Asia, the Middle East and Africa." Lists student research papers, primary sources for studying the area, fellowships, conferences / events, related links. Based in Montréal, Quebec, Canda.

Interdisciplinary discussion list on Indian Ocean Studies. "This list is primarily aimed at those involved in Indian Ocean Studies in the humanities and the social sciences. This does not exclude researchers from other discplines,...and all with an interest in the Indian Ocean are welcome to join."

Library of Congress Country/Area Studies - Indian Ocean, Five Island Countries
Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives. Published 1995. 407 pages.

Roskilde University - Indian Ocean as a Visionary Area Post-Multiculturalist Approaches to Culture and Globalisation
"...project develop collaboration between researchers in Denmark, India and South Africa – as well as Nordic and European colleagues – engaged in studies of transnationalism and cultural exchanges around the Indian Ocean." Bibliography, Map, mailing list. Based at the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark.

Summer Institute for College Teachers, 2002 July 8-August 2, University of Pennsylvania, "The Indian Ocean: Cradle of Globalization,"
Application deadline is March 22, 2002.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Indian Ocean
Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and a map.

Universite de la Reunion
Includes the Library.

Univ. of Pennsylvania African Country Pages and Search Engine
Maps, an embassy directory, travel, language information, etc. for each African country, created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility for their very large web site.