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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: AFRICA
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/africa/
Learn more about Africa at National Geographic's site for the AFRICA series. Check out photo galleries on topics ranging from rainforest dwellers to Southern Africa's Bushmen. Get the latest news from hot spots throughout the continent. Then, browse through a wealth of AFRICA-related products, including maps, screensavers and more.

AFRICAM
http://www.africam.com
Watch wild animals in national parks and game reserves throughout Africa via Africam's live camera connection. Images are updated every 15 seconds. For more information on the animals featured, check out the site's Field Guide; the Camguide will give you information on African regions and additional wildlife resources.

ALL AFRICA
http://allafrica.com
All Africa is the Web's leading news service for Africa, providing up-to-the-minute stories each day from over 70 news organizations throughout Africa.

AFRICA RESOURCE CENTER
http://www.africaresource.com/index.htm
Read e-journals on African art, women's issues, immigration policies, poetry and philosophy. Also includes a well-organized listing of resources on topics ranging from economic development to orisha,

Masai arm band AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/guide.html
A one-stop shop for online African resources from Stanford University.

AFRICA'S DIAMOND WARS
http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/africa/040600africa-diamonds.html
Find out how diamonds are fueling wars across Africa in this in-depth special report from The New York Times.

AFRICAN VOICES
http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices
Read about Africa's past, learn how to carve a Yoruba wood statue, or find out how the Kongo of central Africa commune with their ancestors in this exhibit from the Smithsonian.

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
http://www.amnh.org/
One of the United States' premier natural history museums, located in New York City, houses a vast collection of African objects. Both the museum and the Web site are places of research and cultural exploration for the young and old alike.

HOPES ON THE HORIZON
http://www.pbs.org/hopes/index.html
This PBS site takes a look at forces for democratic change in six African countries: Benin, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Mozambique and South Africa.

THE STORY OF AFRICA
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/
Drawing on the perspective of African historians, this BBC site explores events, people, and cultures that have shaped African history from ancient times to the de-colonization campaigns of the 1960s.

WONDERS OF THE AFRICAN WORLD WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/index.html
From the mosques of Mali to the pyramids of Egypt, join Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates as he explores Africa in this online companion to the 1999 PBS TV series.

Photo credit: Marc Ginzberg, "African Forms"
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