Newspaper Source Provides full text for select U.S. and international newspapers. Television and radio news transcripts included. Coverage varies.
Both The New York Times (1851-2010) and The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996) can be searched for the entire history of the newspaper, offering excellent coverage of historical activities not covered in the other databases described above.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offers a site specifically designed to address African issues.
The All-Africa News Group offers numerous reports on hot topics and current events across the continent.
Africa Confidential provides news and special reports on issues throughout Africa, allowing research in specific nations or regions as well as issues.