Monthly Archives: January 2012

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  • A beautiful view of the djenne in Mali, Africa

A Six-Part Photographic Essay Through Mali: Living Heritage in Djenne

(This is the third of a six-part photo essay on traveling through Mali. Previous posts: Part I, Part II) Majestically overlooking the quaint commune of Djenné is the largest mud-built (or adobe) structure in the [...]

  • Woman in a Posho Mill-Africa

From the IRD: From Bucket to Supermarket Milling

(Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the website of International Relief and Development. For more Africa-related business and finance news, check out our newly revamped finance page). Roger Taurayi Makonde, a small-scale miller in [...]

  • The Mopti on the ocean in Mali, Africa

A Six-Part Photographic Essay Through Mali: The Venice of Mali, Mopti

(This is the second of a six-part photo essay on traveling through Mali. Previous posts: Part I. Subsequent posts: Part III) Mopti, Mali, Africa (Photo by Andrea Papitto) Affectionately known as the “Venice [...]

  • A candle lit setting at the kwandwe private game reserve in South Africa, Africa

My Dream Come True: A Safari Extravaganza

(Editor’s Note: Ashley Michelle Williams, a news associate at NBC, is penning a series of blog posts about a recent trip to South Africa. Previous posts: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part [...]

  • A beautiful view of the table Mountain range in South Africa, Africa

South Africa: A Trip in the Making

I left for South Africa just over a month ago, flying from Denver to Frankfurt to Cape Town, for a three-week stay. The trip was the zenith of a 10-month journey into the subject of [...]

  • A Manuscript on display in Timbuktu, Mali, Africa

A Six-Part Photographic Essay Through Mali: First Stop, Timbuktu

(This is the first of a six-part photo essay on traveling through Mali. Subsequent posts: Part II, Part III) Venturing southward from its vast deserts in the north to its bustling capital, Bamako, in the [...]

  • tony elumelu

The Changing Face of Africa

What a change a decade makes. Africa has come a long way since the Economist headline (now described as “regrettable”) of May 11, 2000 which referred to Africa as “The Hopeless Continent”.We are seeing a noticeable [...]

  • Food is served in M'hand guest house Morocco, Afirca

M’hand Invites You Home

(This is a six-part series on rural tourism in Southern Morocco, told through members of the newly formed rural tourism association, Réseau de Développement Touristique Rural (RDTR), located in the Souss Massa Draa Region in [...]

  • A view of the swimming pool in the Hotel des Cascades in Immouzer Morocco, Africa

Paradise Found at Hotel des Cascades in Immouzer

(This is a six-part series on rural tourism in Southern Morocco, told through members of the newly formed rural tourism association, Réseau de Développement Touristique Rural (RDTR), located in the Souss Massa Draa Region in [...]