Ivory Coast Culture
West Africa

Ivory Coast Culture and Literature

The civil wars that still at the beginning of the century. XXI tear the country largely blocked relations with the rest of the world and the further development of a modern ‘culture’ as it is commonly understood. Fortunately, the artisanal and artistic productions, which have always been extraordinary, remain among the best in this part […]

Guinea-Bissau Travel Overview
West Africa

Guinea-Bissau Travel Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Capital Bissau. Geography According to a2zgov, Guinea-Bissau borders on Senegal in the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest and the Republic of Guinea in the east. The Arquipélago dos Bijagós and the island of Bolama also belong to Guinea-Bissau. The country is mostly flat, the […]

Liberia Travel Overview
West Africa

Liberia Travel Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Liberia. Capital Monrovia. Geography According to a2zgov, Liberia borders the Republic of Guinea to the north, Côte d’Ivoire to the east and Sierra Leone to the northwest. The Atlantic coast in the southwest is 560 km long and consists of over 50% sandy beaches. Three different landscape […]

Benin Wildlife
West Africa

Benin Wildlife and Economy

Animals and Plants What is growing in Benin? A wide variety of landscapes stretch across Benin. Coconut, palmyra and oil palms grow on the coast in the south. There is no dense rainforest in Benin. But trees grow on the banks of the rivers, the gallery forests. The liver sausage tree is also native there. […]

Benin Everyday Life
West Africa

Benin Everyday Life

Everyday life in Benin – at home The population of Benin is growing rapidly. The families are big. There are many children and often other relatives or even children of friends live in the house. Every woman in Benin has almost five children on average. Overall, there are many more children and young people than […]

BOA VISTA
West Africa

Boa Vista Travel Guide

White beaches, clear waters, a pleasant climate and friendly locals make Boa Vista one of Cape Verde’s most popular destinations. The island of Boa Vista, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is part of the Cape Verde archipelago. The exotic and always sunny destination attracts holidaymakers with its white sandy beaches and great […]

SAL
West Africa

SAL Travel Guide

Sal is a barren beautiful beach destination. Cape Verde’s most popular island, Sal, is an always sunny holiday destination whose charm is based on miles of sandy beaches and a peaceful way of life. A paradise for a peace-loving holidaymaker The Cape Verde archipelago is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 kilometers […]

Camel market in the Agadès area
West Africa

Niger

Niger, Republic of the Inland of West Africa. The country is without a coastline and borders Mali in the west, Algeria and Libya in the north, Chad in the east, Nigeria and Benin in the south and Burkina Faso in the southwest. Much of the country is desert and sparsely populated, most of the country’s […]

Characteristic Village Begging
West Africa

History of Niger

Archaeological material shows that a large part of the Sahara was inhabited in prehistoric times by communities that operated with cattle keeping. The period between 7500 and 3000 before our time is often called Sahara’s “green period”. This is the same period when Egyptian civilization occurred. But after a long drought some 4000 years ago, […]

Lake Chad December 2016
West Africa

Geography of Niger

The Niger bedrock consists mostly of sedimentary rocks from chalk and tertiary, interrupted by granite and basalt plateaus in Aïr (Idoukal-en-Taghès, 2022 masl). Against the Chad Sea, quaternary deposits dominate. The landscape is very flat over large stretches. The Niger River crosses the country in a creek furthest to the west. In the north there […]