Africa Action: www.africaaction.org.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: www.irinnews.org.
Three excellent free news services offer the busy Africanist up-to-date information and links to fuller coverage of particular topics. The United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks provide subscribers daily or weekly e-mails on subjects of their choice. Users may request information by country, region, or topic (economy, health, peace, politics, gender, food, refugees, etc.). Pambazuka News, a weekly service begun in 2001 and growing fast through user participation, emphasizes social justice issues and is organized by topic, including rights and democracy, conflicts and crises, corruption, health, education, gender, environment, refugees, racism, media, and development. Additional sections feature technology, e-newsletters, fundraising, conferences and courses, jobs, books, and advocacy resources. Finally, the information arm of Africa Action, which incorporates the American Committee on Africa, the Africa Fund, and the Africa Policy Information Center, focuses on American policy, emphasizing the advancement of development and human rights, with special stress on health issues.