Category Archives: West Africa

Ivory Coast Cinematography

CINEMATOGRAPHY Unlike in other African countries, in Ivory Coast d’A. (French colony since 1893, independent since 1960) cinema has not been able to count on state aid: governments (strongly authoritarian) have always followed a liberal economic policy, making the country a kind of ‘showcase’ of African capitalism. Cinema suffered from competition with Radiodiffusion télévision ivoirienne,… Read More »

Economy of Nigeria

According to businesscarriers, Nigeria is an agricultural country with a developed oil industry. Despite significant natural and human resources, the lack of political stability, corruption, and an extremely low level of management at the macroeconomic level led to a long period of stagnation of the national economy. The dynamics of the country’s economic development during… Read More »

Economy of Mauritania

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) US$5.4 billion; per capita $2,000 (2002). Share of industry in GDP 31%; agriculture – 25%; services – 44%. The economically active population is 750 thousand people, 53% of which is employed in agriculture. The mining industry is the backbone of the economy. The manufacturing industry is poorly developed and is represented… Read More »

Economy of Ivory Coast

A distinctive feature of the development of the economy of Côte d’Ivoire in the 1960s and 70s. its growth rates were high: the average annual GDP growth rate (in real terms) was 11%; in 1970-80s. – 6-7%. GDP per capita increased from $150 to $1,000. In con. 1970s there was a slight decline, and in… Read More »

Nigeria in the 21st Century

At the turn of the first decade of the 21st century, Nigeria continued to face a series of serious problems: the phenomenon of corruption and patronage, environmental pollution and endemic conflict in the Delta regions, social inequalities, the fragility of civil society and above all the growth of the Islamic fundamentalist movement of the Boko… Read More »

Sightseeing in Ghana

A trip to Ghana takes you to the part of West Africa that was once known as the Gold Coast. The country has much more to offer than natural resources, because in no other part of Africa is there so much original, magical and mystical, exotic, history and scenic diversity as in its west and… Read More »

Sightseeing in Ivory Coast

The Republic of Ivory Coast is one of the still little known or seldom discovered countries in the world for tourism. This southwestern piece of Africa has a lot to offer that are worth discovering… both in terms of landscape and culture. You will find idyllic, palm-fringed beaches with fine sand along with 25-35 °… Read More »

Senegal Culture and Religion

According to COMPUTERGEES, Senegal is a republic located in West Africa. Its official name is République du Senegal, Republic of Senegal. It is bordered to the north by Mauritania, to the east by Mali, to the south by the Republic of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia, a small and very narrow country, which stretches along the Gambia River,… Read More »

Senegal Economy

Senegal’s gross domestic product (according to World Bank estimates for 2006) was $ 9,186 million, which was equivalent to a per capita income of $ 760.90. Although the predominant activity in the country is still agriculture, the industrial sector is experiencing growth that places it among the first in West Africa. However, the economy continues to be overly dependent… Read More »

Senegal History

In Senegalese territory, archaeologists have found remains of civilizations dating back to the Neolithic and Palaeolithic periods. Around the year 500 the Wolof (or Uolof) and Serer from the northeast settled in the country. In the 9th century, the Tukolor settled in the Senegal River Valley and their powerful Tekrur state dominated eastern Senegal between the 11th and 14th centuries. During… Read More »