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African Business & Economic Resources

Online Resources and Databases

This list includes both freely accessible databases and those the Library subscribes to that can be used for researching African economy and business. Some are specific to business while others like newspaper databases can be used for general research, as well as for researching business people, companies, industry developments, etc. In addition, many of the news sources contain advertising which is searchable as well and can be valuable for company research.

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

These are links to official websites of select international organizations.

These are links to the official websites of think tanks that research the African economy. 

This is a list of current websites related to international and foreign trade with countries in Africa.

The following links are useful general websites related to African business and economies.