African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 was released in 2012 as the second collection module of the World Newspaper Archive, produced by CRL in partnership with Readex, a division of NewsBank. This collection provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspaper titles, published between 1800 and 1922. African Newspapers features titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Languages include English, German, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and others.
Titles were recommended by WNA Charter Participants, faculty members, and subject experts from the Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP). The final material was selected for its breadth of coverage, diversity of viewpoints, and historical significance. Titles include such key publications as:
- East African Standard, Mombasa Times and Uganda Argus (Kenya)
- Leselinyana la Lesutho (Lesotho)
- O Africano (Mozambique)
- Lagos Standard (Nigeria)
- Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser (South Africa)
- Ilanga Lase Natal (South Africa)
- Buluwayo Chronicle (Zimbabwe)
A complete list of titles can be found on Readex's site.
The titles are cross-searchable with other modules of the World Newspaper Archive, as well as with other Readex products such as America’s Historical Newspapers.