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Africa Power & Politics
A collaboration between research centers in the U.S., Africa and Europe funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project publishes discussion and working papers that are available for download.

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
This open source peer-reviewed journal is published monthly.

African Journals Online: Political Science and Law
Search across a variety of journals including many that are open access.

African Leadership Transitions Tracker
A web project of the Brookings Institution that tracks leadership changes on the continent.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems tracks current and upcoming elections in the region as well as providing data on past elections.

Ghana Center for Democratic Development
A nonprofit research organization based in Accra. The Center publishes research papers and election reports on their website.

Governance Matters IV: World Governance Indicators, 1996-2004
A World Bank project. The website provides a searchable database of indicators plus country data reports.

The Ibrahim Index
The Index measures governance quality in African nations. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation partners with London's School of Oriental and African Studies to discuss governance challenges.

International Parliamentary Union
The IPU provides information on parliamentary government. The PARLINE database gives an overview of parliaments in over 180 countries. The Women in Parliaments Database is a searchable database of publications. The IPU also publishes reports and surveys.

Nigeria Elections Coalition
Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, this website posts voter information, polling, mapping and analysis of the 2011 elections in Nigeria.

Political Handbook of the World 
*Available to current students, faculty and staff only
Published biannually, Political Handbook of the World profiles the political structure of every nation in the world with background on current political history, political parties and current leadership.

Transparency International
Transparency International's Global Corruption Index is an annual measurement of political corruption.