Morocco Links

Morocco Flag What would locals like others know about Morocco? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesTrekking in Morocco’s Magical Sahara DesertMoroccan Musician Samir LanGus — (Another) Ambassador of Peace Recommended ListeningMorocco’s Sufi trance masters – Discover hypnotic rhythms, trance dancing, and Sufi ritual with the Fez Hamadacha, one Morocco’s important Sufi Brotherhoods …

Niger

Photo: NASA Goddard, Fresh Water (Some rights reserved) Niger is a land-locked country bordering Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. The capital is Niamey The Niger River is far more famous than the country as it winds …

Zimbabwe

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Ethiopia

Photo: Jim, Roija (Some rights reserved) Ethiopia is bordered by Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia, to the east and Kenya to the south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/iawYy8URuoSS1uuaA National Parks Planeta.com a

Nairobi

Photo: Francisco Anzola, Ambassadeur Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to “cold water.” Main street: Kenyatta Avenue! Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/7AukawSVHJiMQTBA6 In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black …

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 …

Mauritania

Photo: Evgeni Zotov, Sunset in the Sahara (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Zambia

Photo: Flowcomm (Some rights reserved) Zambia is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka. Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/Hfjue1f7FQFQHkuf8 Elsewhere on the webinternational-womens-day-museum-of-womens-history-in-zambiaZambia Takes the Keys Away from …

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 …