This bibliography records publications on Africa of interest to students of Africa, principally in the social and environmental sciences, development studies, humanities and arts. Some items from the medical, biological and natural sciences are included. The criterion used is potential relevance to a reader from a social sciences/arts background. The whole continent and associated islands are covered, with selective coverage of the diaspora. This edition aims to cover material published in 2016 together with items from earlier years not previously listed. The editor is always very glad to hear of any items omitted so that they may be included in future volumes. She would be particularly pleased to receive notification of new periodicals, print or online. African government publications and works of creative literature are not normally listed.