Africa Links

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains What would locals like others know about Africa? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random order: HeadlinesAfrica’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings – BBCThe things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa – Adventure.comhttps://qz.com/1201975/african-universities-should-use-african-languages-not-just-english-french-and-portuguese/https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/paradisepapers/politik/kofi-annan-on-corruption-in-africa-e783888Youth Leadership Platform: Rewriting the African Narrative with Gilmore Tee#PodcastOfTheWeek Does the African …

Marrakech

Photo: Carlos ZGZ, Marjorelle Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh) is located 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir. Jardin MajorelleThe Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sites in …

Zimbabwe

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/oJrKMBxz9hC1WtqY9 Recommended ListeningAkashinga: ‘the brave ones’ protecting Africa’s iconic animals – In the north of Zimbabwe, a group of local women rangers are changing the game when it comes …

Ghana

Photo: Flow Communications, Textiles Ghana is located in West Africa and borders Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King.” Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/fa7QW5KqgfjZp4939 HeadlinesGhana is being heralded as the next big tourist destination. Here’s …

Mauritania

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara (controlled by Morocco) in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast and by Senegal in the southwest. HeadlinesThe blue men of the Sahara Elsewhere on the WebFondation Internationale …

Mali

Photo: World Bank, Road Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the southwest and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The capital is Bamako. HeadlinesMali’s president resigns and dissolves parliamentTravel and Ritual with a Tuareg Nomadic Tribe in Mali – …

Côte d’Ivoire

Photo: United Nations Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) borders Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea. Recommended ListeningIvory Coast – In Ivory Coast, the world’s major source of cocoa, there are two men claiming to be president. But only one of them won the recent presidential election …

Serengeti

Photo: Marc Veraart Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Tanzania and Kenya. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai (Masai) Mara. It is famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and …

Chad

Photo: Valerian Guillot, Pictoglyphs in Ennedi Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. HeadlinesWhat does President Idriss Déby’s death mean for Chad? Spotlight: Ennedi …