Chad

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Spotlight: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennedi_Plateau http://www.kuriositas.com/2013/10/the-ennedi-plateau-secret-stones-of.html http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/09/towering-rocks-of-ennedi-desert-in-chad.html http://www.naturalarches.org/gallery-ChadPortfolio.htm Elsewhere on the Web http://www.envodev.org Wikipedia …

Nigeria

Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. Planeta.com Nigeria Links Africa

Burkina Faso

Photo: CIFOR, Granaries (Sindri) Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in west Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d’Ivoire to the southwest. The capital is Ouagadougou. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it …

Virunga National Park

Photo: Ludovic Herlimann, Gorillas Virunga National Park is Africa’s oldest national park and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The 78,00 square kilometer World Heritage Site lies on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Key Links Virunga.org http://virunga.org https://www.youtube.com/user/gorillacd https://www.facebook.com/virunga https://twitter.com/gorillacd #42WHC Intense debates on the conservation of Virunga …

Mali

Photo: World Bank, Road Mali is bordered by Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the southwest and Senegal and Mauritania on the west. The capital is Bamako. Headlines Travel and Ritual with a Tuareg Nomadic Tribe in Mali – @TransAbroad @agingexplorer Festival on …

Nubia

Nubia is a region along the Nile river located in what is today northern Sudan and southern Egypt. It was one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Northeastern Africa. Twitter @NubiaInitiative Wikipedia Nubia Planeta.com Africa

Benin

Photo Benin borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. Recommended Listening Treasures of Benin – Benin is a rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program puts Afropop’s spotlight on Benin for the first time, starting with the country’s favorite daughter. International star …

Gabon

Photo Gabon shares borders with the Gulf of Guinea to the west, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, and Cameroon to the north, with the Republic of the Congo curving around the east and south. The capital and largest city is Libreville. elsewhere on the web Visiting Africa’s Eden http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293792-Gabon-Vacations.html Gabon: Surfing hippos, lacking tourists …

Central African Republic

Photo The Central African Republic borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. FYI: Central Africa is a core region of the African continent which includes Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the …

Ghana

Photo: Flow Comm, Textiles Ghana is located in West Africa and borders Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King.” Headlines http://citifmonline.com/2016/11/14/ghana-renews-tourism-ad-deal-with-cnn mobsters-ran-a-fake-u-s-embassy-in-ghana-for-10-years-flying-the-flag-and-issuing-visas-for-6000 http://ntikumahsjourney.blogspot.com/2014/06/wa-photo-essay.html – @ntikumah_gh Tourism Portals Touring Ghana elsewhere on the …