African newspapers

Current Newspapers


  1.  In Searchworks, from the left hand Menu, select Resource / Newspaper   
    In the top search box, enter the country name. Example: Senegal
  2. Stanford has real African newspapers printed and published on the continent.

Stanford pays for access to the AllAfrica Advanced Search which goes back to 1996.
Select the eJournal Subscription.

 Access World News (2000 - )

 Stanford has a license for access.

 African Newspapers on the Web

Online African newspapers and news sources.

 Africa Intelligence

Licensed for Stanford users. Current business, political news from all countries.

BBC Africa News

Nexis Uni

Used to be Lexis Nexis. News from various sources.

SA Media

Full text searchable news articles online from South Africa.


Historical Newspapers


  1. In Searchworks, from the left hand Menu, select Resource type Newspaper
  2. In the top search box, enter the country name.
  3. Example: Senegal


African Newspapers 1800-1925 – from Readex, Newsbank (Series 1 and 2)

Selected early African newspapers online.


Center for Research Libraries

Large collection of older African newspapers.

  2. Click on Browse Catalog (top right)
  3. Click on Newspapers
  4. Look for a title, or Browse Newspaper by Country
  5. Stanford users can borrow Center for Research Libraries material on Interlibrary Loan.


Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports [electronic resource] / Readex/Newsbank

Access for Stanford users only. Includes news and radio reports on Africa from 1941-1974.


Foreign Broadcast Inforation Service,  FBIS. Daily Reports. 1974-1980 (Readex/Newsbank)

Access for Stanford users only. Older news and Transcripts of radio broadcasts.



AFRINUL is a selective database listing print and microfilmed African newspapers held by CRL/CAMP members. It has not been updated recently. Researchers need to contact each library for access to the newspapers.