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General Africa Web Sites

The Africa Guide
http://www.africaguide.com/culture/index.htm

The Story of Africa| BBC World Service


Ancient Kingdoms and Tribes


Society: Dogon
http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7840

Dogon Religion and Expressive Culture



Kikuyu
African Tribes - Kikuyu Culture - Kenya
http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/kikuyu.htm

Kikuyu introduction - Traditional Music & Cultures of Kenya
http://www.bluegecko.org/kenya/tribes/kikuyu/index.htm




Ancient Kingdoms

Exploring Africa: Africa’s Kingdoms and Empires
http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/students/curriculum/m7a/activity3.php

Diffusion and other Problems in the History of African States
http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/history/giblinstate.html

The Story of Africa: West African Kingdoms
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section4.shtml

Early African Empires and their Global Connections
http://www.globaled.org/nyworld/materials/african2.html

African Prehistory
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/legacy/africa/africa.html

Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
http://webusers.xula.edu/jrotondo/Kingdoms/welcome.html

Civilizations in Africa: The Swahili Kingdoms
http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAFRCA/SWAHILI.HTM

The Kingdom of Aksum
http://archaeology.about.com/cs/africa/a/aksum.htm

Civilizations in Africa: The Forest Kingdoms
http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAFRCA/FOREST.HTM

Map of Ancient Africa
http://www.freemaninstitute.com/Gallery/afmap.htm


Apartheid

Apartheid in South Africa
http://www.rebirth.co.za/apartheid.htm

The History of Apartheid in South Africa
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html

Apartheid
http://www.africanaencyclopedia.com/apartheid/apartheid.html



Art

African Art Museum: Major Collection of Tribal Masks, Statues, Sculptures and Bronzes
http://www.zyama.com/

African Art
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/A/african.html

History of African Art
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=aa39

Michael C. Carlos Museum: Permanent Collection: Sub-Saharan African Art
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/COLLECTION/AFRICA/

Pre-history Africa & the Badarian Culture
http://wysinger.homestead.com/badarians.html



Beadwork And Jewelry
National Museum of African Art | Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography


Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds | Conflict Diamonds
http://geology.com/articles/blood-diamonds.shtml

Sierra Leone History
http://www.professionaljeweler.com/archives/hottop...

Liberia History
http://www.professionaljeweler.com/archives/hottop...

Conflict Diamonds
http://www.worldbank.org/afr/wps/wp13.pdf



Bushmen

African Tribes – Bushmen - San People
http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/bushmen.htm

The San Bushmen (Basarwa: Kalahari Desert, Namibia and Botswana
http://goafrica.about.com/library/bl.san.htm

Art of Afica: Who are the Bushmen
http://www.theartofafrica.co.za/serv/bushmen.jsp

Kalahari Bushmen: Khoisan, Bushman and San Information
http://www.kalahari-san.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


Diseases

The Natural History of Ebola Virus in Africa

Brief Ebola General History
Ebola Fact Sheet
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC Special Pathogens Branch
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Distribution Map | CDC Special Pathogens Branch
HIV and AIDS in Africa

AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

AIDS in Africa



Explorers


David Livingstone

BBC - History - David Livingstone (1813 - 1873)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/livingstone_david.shtml

Livingstone Discovers Victoria Falls, 1855
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/livingstone.htm

Dr. David Livingstone - Exploring Africa and Searching for the Source of the Nile
http://crawfurd.dk/africa/livingstone.htm



Henry Morton Stanley


Fabric


Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity
http://www.nmafa.si.edu/exhibits/kente/top.htm



Great Zimbabwe


Griots

West African Griot
http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2004/279.html

The Griots of Africa
portal.unesco.org/ci/ev.php?URL_ID=9626&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1052230817 - 18k



Masks

African Masks




Poaching

Is African Wildlife Headed for Extinction?
http://environment.about.com/od/biodiversityconser...

In the Shadows of the Congo Basin Forest, Elephants Fall to the Illegal Ivory Trade
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcg...

Confronting Central Africa's Poaching Crisis
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story...

BBC NEWS | Africa | Elephant Poaching 'rife in Central Africa
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2353865.stm
Rhino Poaching in South Africa Reaches Highest Ever Levels in 2010
Rhino Poaching in South Africa Reaches All-Time High

Kenya: Eye on Wildlife Poaching

Can Africa’s Elephants be Saved?

Wildlife Extinction Statistics

Serengeti Patrols Cut Poaching Of Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinos


Rites of Passage

The Five Major African Initiation Rites

The Story of Africa: Rites of Passage
Odyssey Online: Africa


Shaka Zulu

Shaka
http://blackhistorypages.net/pages/shaka.php

Shaka: Zulu Chieftain
http://www.historynet.com/shaka-zulu-chieftain.htm

South Africa - Shaka and the Rise of the Zulu State
http://countrystudies.us/south-africa/9.htm

Shaka Zulu and the Zulu Kingdom - Brief History of South Africa
http://www.southafrica-travel.net/history/eh_zulu....


Storytelling
Traditional Storytelling in Africa
African Storytelling and Mythology

Four Traits of African Storytelling


Wildlife

African Wildlife

African Wildlife Foundation

African Animals
African Savanna: Animals
Endangered Species of Africa