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Last updated March 5th 2012

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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ECA is the regional arm of the United Nations, mandated to support the economic and social development of its 53 member States, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. Excellent and very rich site. The section on publications, watch programs and the Library section with its E-Resources are particularly interesting. Do not miss the reports «Economic Report on Africa 2011» and «African Economic Outlook 2011»

allAfrica.com
Claiming to be the one-stop source for up-to-date information on all of Africa, with reports from Africa's leading newspapers, magazines and news agencies, this site provides news bulletins and information including special sections on business & finance and economic development.

MBendi Information Services
MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned Internet business publishing company founded in 1995 and based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company uses the Internet to to assist companies and business people around the world to do business in and with Africa. The site provides mostly business news and informations on business opportunities.

Africa Action
Africa Action is a national organization that works for political, economic and social justice in Africa. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis combined with the mobilization of public pressure they work to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa. Very interesting and informative a solid First site.

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MBendi - Stock Exchanges in Africa
A key resource on Africa's Stock Exchanges. Includes 14 operative stock exchanges in Africa. Apparently updated monthly. Somewhat general in nature but the only one of its sort for Africa.

Norwegian Council for Africa
The Norwegian Council for Africa seeks to promote a nuanced analysis that demonstates the positive aspects of the situation in Africa without ignoring existing hindrances and challenges.

Mbolo.com, le guide du web africain
Mbolo.com, the African web guide is a generalist portal with more than 1700 sites in the index. The section on "enterprises and services" is interesting. However the "news" section leads to french rather than african events.

Centre for the Study of African Economies
The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University is one of the largest concentrations of academic economists and social scientists working on Africa outside the continent itself. It produces the Journal of African Economies as well as its Working Paper Series.

African Studies Center
The African Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania presents a very good list of on-line resources on Africa, although mostly non business specific.

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