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Delectable food in Liberia

14. September 2010

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Delectable food in Liberia
Liberian food is almost like a weakness to most people who know what this place and its food is all about. You will get to experience delectable dishes like a pungent mix of palm oil, smoked fish, crawfish, roasted beef and bitter leaf. You might find yourself dipping your finger into the bowl of stew. Right after that you could also treat yourself to a shot of espresso. The food here is made with many spices and these flavors are influenced by the many immigrants and settlers who have made this tiny coastal country home. This place incorporates the best of African cooking infuse with a tasteful infusion of South American tradition. As this was the place from where the African slaves had brought heir recipes from, and then further refined then and then once again took these recipes back to  [...]

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Music awakening in Senegal

2. September 2010

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Music awakening in Senegal
While you walk the streets of Senegal, you will be able to find the West African breeze rustling through the palm trees and then it stirs up the dirt into what looks like a tiny tornado right in the parking lot. No, No, it definitely is not as bad as it seems. You could hire a SUV to take you around and while you go past the nocturnal crowds that keep streaking in and pout of the nightclubs here. Or if you are arriving on foot, car, scooter or even by a battered and beaten up black and yellow taxi cab. Get a chance to witness Mr. N’Dour in person who is Africa’s biggest music star.  Over here the city comes completely alive to the sound of music especially at night. N’Dour has just arrived into Dakar which happens to be the capital of the beautiful country of Senegal. He was at a Gala  [...]

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Dakar: Africa’s best in the west

17. August 2010

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Dakar: Africa’s best in the west
Dakar is one of the undiscovered pearls of West Africa, although you might know it best for the annual rally that it lends its name to. And just as the Paris-Dakar Rally is not just any conventional rally you might be used to following, Dakar is unlike any African experience you might have undertaken. Exuberant and vivacious, Dakar has burst into life ever since it cast off three centuries of French colonialism in 1960 and it is almost as if the city has been racing against time itself to make up for every lost moment it had to endure. Dakar is dragging Senegal screaming and dancing by the scruff of its neck into a brighter future. A crucible of noise, Dakar is a swirling cacophony that’s a little bit of everything. By day, the beats of music waft over the air while mingling with the hustle  [...]

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The Eye of Africa

29. June 2010

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The Eye of Africa
If an astronaut were to take a pause and may be look at the Sahara Desert of Mauritania, he or she would sure see a mysterious depression that could very well be mistaken for a very big eye! If you were to look at pictures or zoom in with Google earth, you would then see that the surrounding cliffs; make up the rest of the eye shape. This strange phenomenon is actually a Richat structure (a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert that resembles; most conspicuously; a bulls eye). It is all the more noticeable as the remaining expanse of desert is rather featureless. This structure was formed due to symmetrical uplifting of 'underlying geology'. Hence, due to the thousands of years of erosion, this is visible now. However, this explanation is not accepted all over by the scientific community,  [...]

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Things To Do in Mauritania

4. June 2010

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Things To Do in Mauritania
The most popular thing to do in Mauritania is exploring its coastline, which is 800km long and is merely a sandy beach. The coastline hardly has any vegetation. However, it supports an astonishingly varied and huge population of birds. When it comes to inland, this landscape is nothing, but an empty desert. Discover Nouâdhibou,the centre of the fishing industry and the port. It was situated on the peninsula at the northernmost end of the Bay of Levrier. Since the waters here are rich in the fish content, few of the coastal stretches are always inhabited by the locals, inspite of the fact that there is a scarcity of fresh water. If it is possible, take some time out and meet the tribal people, who have survived all through a symbiotic relationship with the wild dolphins, in the middle of  [...]

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Mauritania - most dramatic country in Africa

27. May 2010

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Mauritania – most dramatic country in Africa
Mauritania is known as the most dramatic country all over Africa. It was officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and is located on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Mauritania is bordered by Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara, and Algeria. It is named after the very old Berber kingdom, and has a rough and long history that is full of sufferance – numerous have tried to win over it, however succeeded merely for a small span of time. Mauritania was declared as an independent state in the year 1960 and even today doesn't guarantee peaceful, idyllic life. With poorly developed road and rail network, Mauritania is surprisingly one of the few most modern countries in the continent of Africa. A trip to Mauritania offers extraordinary experience of the typical medieval lifestyle. Mauritania  [...]

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Explore The Untouched Shorelines Of Liberia

7. January 2010

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Explore The Untouched Shorelines Of Liberia
Liberia is formally acknowledged as the Republic of Liberia. It is a nation located on the western coast of Africa. The country is surrounded by Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, also the Atlantic Ocean. Since the year 2008 Census, the total population of the country is approximately 3,476,608 people, whereas the land area of the country is around 43,000 sq miles. The capital of Liberia is Monrovia. The country has a scorching equatorial type of weather with the majority precipitation taking place in the summer season with cruel harmattan storms in the arid season. The uttermost populated Pepper Coastline of Liberia is poised of regularly mangrove wooded areas at the same time as the thinly occupied inland is afforested, afterward notching drier grassland’s plateau. The times gone by  [...]

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Tuareg Caravans of Niger

28. December 2009

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Tuareg Caravans of Niger
Every winter Tuareg groups traverse the Niger's Tenere desert to get a hold of salt which is available from the Bilma oasis and exchange millet for the dates. Salt is necessary for Sahelian domestic animals as well as it are in short supply also it is a restricted deposit collective with weighty consumption ensuring money-making markets. In the earlier period, for security, caravans used to form groups and used to travel together. They were attended by a spokesperson of the Agadez Sultanate, who bargained protected passageway as well as single-minded the prices of the salt. Normally more than 20,000 camels participated. This arrangement has lengthy fragmented and also at the present time, contestants includes the friends as well as families who guild together under the leadership of a headman  [...]

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Winter Migrants At Djoudj Sanctuary

7. December 2009

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Common Info Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary is located in the extreme north-western part of Senegal in west Africa, near the Mauritania border and in the delta of River Senegal. It is 60 kilometres north-east to Saint Louis. It is a wetland habitat that supports a wide range of migratory avifauna including those across the Sahara. Set up in 1962, the area was declared a national bird sanctuary in 1971. In 1977, it was designated as the Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. The sanctuary has been designated as a World Heritage Site in 2001. It was also added to the World Heritage Site in Danger in 2006 but was later de-tagged in 2006. The local Wolof, Halpulaar, Haratin and Sarakolé people live in human settlements in Ddoudj National Bird Sanctuary. Country Info Senegal  [...]

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The Great Mud Brick Mosque Of Djenne

2. December 2009

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This mosque is the Sudano Sahelian architectural masterpiece and largest mud structure in the world. Djenne is known to be the oldest city sub Saharan Africa, founded by merchants around AD. The mosque apart from greatest landmark in Africa it is the centre of community of Djenne. Build from local materials like mud and palm tree sticks, expresses its elegant connection to local environment. During middle ages it was one of the most important Islamic study centers in Africa, thousands of students came to study Quran in Djenne’s madrassas. Built in 1907 and designated as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 the first mosque at this place was built in 13th century. Location Situated on the floodland of Niger and Bani river, 354km southwest of Timbuktu. Down the pages Tarikh al-sudan is the  [...]

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