Africa south of the Sahara.
London, Routledge / Europa Publications
1971-2023 Very good print reference source. Has extensive Country sections, essays such as China in Africa, France - African Relations. In the Reference / Information Center. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/349957
Africa contemporary record; annual survey and documents
1968/69 – 2001/2002 Good print source for historical background.
Africa Research Bulletin 1964 -
Economic, financial, and technical series
Political, social, and cultural series
Helps you find the dates of events, a year’s facts about a country. Search by country. Summarizes current news. Has annual indexes
Online (from 1997) and print (from 1964) editions.
Africa Yearbook Online (Brill). 2004-2020
Covers politics, foreign affairs, socio-economic developments.
Politics, economics, military,business,history, social life, etc.
Encyclopedia of Africa / editors, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Encyclopedia of South Africa 
Krista Johnson and Sean Jacobs, editors.
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2011.
Online edition. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/12970063
Print edition. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9371824
General history of Africa (UNESCO)
Abridged ed. London : J. Currey ; Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press ; Paris : Unesco, c1990-1999. 8 v.
Green Library. Information Center DT20 .G452 1990
New encyclopedia of Africa / John Middleton, editor in chief ; Joseph C. Miller, editor.
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, c2008. 5 v.
Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Some countries have online editions. Each African country has its own volume. Examples – Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (name changes, maps, chronology, history, land & people, Historical Dictionary of Eritrea, Historical Dictionary of Namibia.
Oxford bibliographies. African studies
Essays and annotated bibliographies by experts on African topics. Has British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa, French Colonial Rule, German Colonial Rule, Belgian Colonial Rule, etc. http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10267401
Oxford Handbook of Modern African History
Signed articles by scholars. Topics include -
Has Christian History and Historiography, by Joel Cabrita.
Selections from the Oxford Research Encyclopedias - African History were published as the Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources , edited by Thomas Spear. 2 vols.
Contents of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia African History include -
Culture and Customs of.......................... A series of books on African countries. Example - Culture and Customs of Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.