Category Archives: West Africa

Western Sahara Country Data

According to softwareleverage, Western Sahara is a disputed territory located in North Africa. It is bordered by Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, with a population of about 590,000 people as of 2020. The majority of the population is comprised of Sahrawi Arabs and Berbers.… Read More »

How to Get to the Gambia

There are no direct flights from Russian cities to the Gambia, you will have to get there with a transfer. Very few flights from European capitals arrive at the capital’s Banjul airport, so two transfers are likely to be required. Among the most convenient and cheap options are a flight via Paris and Dakar on… Read More »

Saly, Senegal

Saly Portudal, or Saly for short, is an African beach paradise with a European level of service, a rapidly gaining popularity in the resort area of ​​Petit-Cote on the coast of Senegal. In European guidebooks, Saly is usually referred to as the “pearl of West Africa”, and there is every reason for such a pompous… Read More »

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 »