The African Information Centre was founded in 2005 by the African-Czech civic association Humanitas Afrika. It provides information on the African continent through library services and a variety of educational and cultural events for the general public. The centre is also a meeting point for the cultural dialogue between the Czechs and the Africans living in the Czech Republic.
AIC houses a growing collection of books, magazines, and audio-visual material about African countries dealing with a wide range of subjects; a majority of them written in English, with some publications also in Czech, French, and others in some African languages as well. The library currently contains around 1000 items.
The project of establishing the AIC would not have been possible without the kind support from the grant programme of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs for NGOs (The Czech Development Cooperation).