Online Resources for African Politics
Mo Ibrahim Foundation - Includes links to the Ibrahim Governance Index, including complete datasets, and the lucrative Ibrahim Prize for retired African heads of state. If you have not heard of Mo Ibrahim, you are not doing African politics. If you ever have a chance to hear him speak, as I did back in 2003, take it. Even Bono recently admitted that Ibrahim had an impact on his overall views on assisting Africa.
Retired American Ambassador David Shinn's official blog includes vast arrays of information, insights, and reports on topical subjects including China in Africa, recent elections and noteworthy political developments, US foreign policy in Africa, terrorism, etc.
Stanford University Library and Academic Information Services African Politics and Government page is a ridiculously rich treasure trove of resource links for researchers of African politics and related advocacy groups in the USA.
Resources for Canadian Foreign Policy
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development
Canadian International Development Agency
Embassy Magazine - Published in Ottawa by the same people that publish The Hill Times, this weekly newspaper and online publication covers all aspects of Canadian foreign, defence, and trade policy including diplomatic appointments and opinion pieces from politicians, practitioners, and scholars.
Canadian Foreign Policy - This established peer reviewed journal, published by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa since 1993, covers all topics and thereotical perspectives related to CFP.
Canadian International Council - RIM's Jim Ballsille spearheaded the launch of CIC in 2007 by cajolling other Canadian business leaders to join him in creating a broad-based, internationally oriented think tank to properly fund the study of Canada's role in the world. CIC took over an ailing CIIA organization (originally est. in 1928) and announced its first fellowships for scholars in 2008. You can join a local branch and/or a thematic study group; the Africa Study Group is very active in Ottawa.
Canadian Council on Africa- Established in 2002 immediately prior to the G8 Kananaskis Summit, CCAfrica is Canada's private sector association linking businesses, universities, and NGOs with an interest in economic development, trade, and investment in Africa. The CCAfrica website includes information on upcoming and past events, newsletters, reports, and membership.
Canadian Council for International Co-operation - Established the same year, 1968, that the External Aid Office changed its name to CIDA, CCIC monitors and advises on Canadian foreign policy issues mostly related to the global south. It represents about 100 Canadian NGOs/VSOs from across the country.
Vanguard Magazine - This Ottawa-based policy and industry publication covers the defence and security field broadly defined, so includes foreign and development policy issues. Contributions from senior officers, scholars, government officials, and industry representatives provide considerable insight beyond what might be overlooked as simply a "trade" publication.