Africa

Photo: NASA Goddard Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent (the first being Asia). Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Countries Cameroon Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt Kenya Madagascar Mali Mauritania Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Seychelles South Africa Tanzania Uganda Features Captive Lion Breeding and Canned …

Wild Africa

Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Africa? Headlines https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/canned-lion-hunting-damaging-brand-sa-11564974 http://www.traveller24.com/Explore/Green/family-horrified-by-glen-garriff-visit-but-sanctuary-says-its-not-what-it-seems-20171114 http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/Green/or-tambo-to-remove-cub-petting-images-that-give-tourists-the-wrong-message-20170112 http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2016/12/20/Now-you-cedar-it%E2%80%9A-now-you-dont-How-an-iconic-South-African-tree-is-dying-out http://traveller24.news24.com/Explore/sanparks-open-access-week-is-off-to-a-golden-start-20160912 http://www.flauna.co.za/sa-conservation-projects – https://twitter.com/flauna_za Is-the-vilification-of-wildlife-sightings-apps-justified Let’s keep wildlife wild The commodification of South Africa’s wildlife – Andreas Wilson-Späth Ecotourism and protected areas in Southern Africa – @SueSnyman @iucn http://www.travelstart.co.za/blog/11-unesco-world-heritage-sites-on-south-africas-doorstep http://www.countrylife.co.za/knowyournationalparks-garden-route-np http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Two-Knysna-Forest-hiking-trails-awarded-Green-Flag-status-20150520 http://www.dw.de/how-a-dog-is-helping-conservation-efforts-in-south-africa/a-18247365 Hack out …

South Africa

Photo: Martin Heigan, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Hello, Rainbow Nation. South Africa is bordered to the north lie namibia, Botswana and zimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; while Lesotho is an independent country wholly surrounded by South African territory. Annual Events September is Tourism Month in South Africa July 18 Nelson Mandela Cities …

Xhosa

Indigenous Peoples Xhosa is a Nguni Bantu language with click consonants and is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Xhosa is spoken as a first language by 8.2 million people and by 11 million as a second language in South Africa, mostly in Eastern Cape Province. Video Headlines black-panther-wakandas-language-is-isixhosa-of-south-africa Elsewhere on …

Africa Links

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains Links related to Africa presented in somewhat random order: Headlines The things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa – Adventure.com https://qz.com/1201975/african-universities-should-use-african-languages-not-just-english-french-and-portuguese/ https://projekte.sueddeutsche.de/paradisepapers/politik/kofi-annan-on-corruption-in-africa-e783888 Youth Leadership Platform: Rewriting the African Narrative with Gilmore Tee #PodcastOfTheWeek Does the African narrative need to be rewritten? @GilmoreTee & @SLR_Goncalves on …

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 Majorelle The Jardin Majorelle is one of the most visited sites …

Egypt

Photo: NASA Goddard, Egypt Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. 2018 Events Egypt hosts the 14th Biodiversity COP, hashtag #COP14, November 11-29. Happening Now: Biodiversity #EgyptCOP14 Questions What …

Libya

Photo: Abdulsalam – Ptolemais Libya is a country in North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. Photos Wikipedia Libya Libyan Desert Planeta.com Africa

Ethiopia

Photo: Jim, Roija Ethiopia is bordered by Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the east and Kenya to the south. National Parks Abijatta-Shalla National Park Tourism Portals http://tourismethiopia.org Elsewhere on the web http://www.ethiopianembassy.org Headlines https://qz.com/1109739/ethiopia-is-one-of-the-fastest-growing-economies-in-the-world http://qz.com/732429/ethiopia-doesnt-have-beaches-but-tourism-is-booming-for-its-13th-century-churches impromptu-trip-to-ethiopias-south-omo-valley – @cynthiaord to-live-or-die-in-the-danakil how-ethiopia-went-famine-crisis-green-revolution ethiopias-economic-miracle-is-running-out-of-steam-east-africa ethiopia – Transitions Abroad Tours fanosethiopiatours.com – …