Websites I like
To check the news, AllAfrica covers many countries that get overlooked by the global wires. Africa Confidential provides interesting insider-ish information, primarily on English-speaking countries. For news on French-speaking Africa, I go to Jeune Afrique and RFI Afrique. On Niger, there is Niger Diaspora and TamTam Info.
My favorite blog is This Week in Africa: sign up to receive the newsletter every Friday. I am also a fan of Sex/Gender in the Narrative and learn a lot from Rahmane Idrissa's, Halimatou Hima's and Kendi Borona's posts.