UF users have access to several excellent current and back file newspaper databases by subscription, in addition to all current African newspapers available free to the public on the open web. For more specialized journalism resources, see the Journalism Guide (note also Newspaper Resources links from the guides to French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Portuguese Studies, and Spanish Studies). The Journalism Guide includes links to professional journalism organizations, some of which promote press rights, free speech rights, human rights and the interests of jailed or persecuted journalists around the world (David Shedden at the Poynter Institute provides a more complete listing on his Resource Center page). These may be important sources of research information.
Several individual African newspapers are available in microfilm format only: Daily Nation (Nairobi), Taifa Leo (Nairobi), Sunday Nation (Nairobi), Taifa Jumapili (Nairobi), Kenya Times (Nairobi), The Herald (Harare; Sunday issues only), South Africa Times UK (weekly), The East African (Dar es Salaam; also available via LexisNexis), Sunday News (Dar es Salaam), The Standard (Nairobi), The Monitor (Kampala), The New Vision (Kampala).
Check the library catalog for details. A more complete index of African newspapers available on microfilm in US academic libraries is maintained by the Cooperative Africana Materials Project at the Center for Research Libraries (AFRINUL).
For regions and publications without indexes to local and regional or national newspapers, especially where events are not covered by international sources, specialist news digests can assist research by providing access to specific dates, places and actors relating to the events of interest.