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Compass: Africa

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.”               –Ernest Hemingway

Explore the colorful continent of Africa, the world’s second largest and second most populace land mass. The continent hosts a broad diversity of 3,000 ethnic groups and cultural heritages that compose 2,000 different languages. The earliest evidence of homo sapiens is found in Africa and that is why the continent is often referred to as the “cradle of civilization”.There are 54 sovereign countries on the African continent. The borders of some countries shift slightly because of armed conflict between ethnic groups, but most of the borders were drawn during the time of European colonialism. The 54 countries within the African continent include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa , South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


A look through the lens of a humanitarian photographer
A letter to my favourite country: We need to talk
From lockdown to isolation: My COVID-19-fuelled journey home
How travel has changed my definition of ‘home’


Peace in Burundi
Why Rwanda is a great destination for solo female travelers
A Visit to the Marrakech Medina
Trophy Hunting in Zimbabwe
Why You Might Want to Visit Zimbabwe Sooner Rather than Later
Why Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in Africa


Queen of Mantas – One Woman’s Fight For a Threatened Species
Human Trafficking in Kenya: A Nonprofit Takes Aim
Keeping Whale Shark Tourism Sustainable in Madagascar
A Burundian Lesson in Hospitality
Want to visit Africa? Uganda is everything and more
Mombasa: A different side of ancient Kenya
Biking Windhoek’s Bustling Township of Katutura


The future of elephant conservation in Kenya
Welcome to Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley
A Trip to Burundi


On Freedom’s Trail in South Africa: A Personal Journey to Places Shaping the Rainbow Nation
The 5 Most Breathtaking Attractions in Morocco
Essaouira, Morocco – More than just a Jimi Hendrix haven
Exploring Botswana’s wonderful wilderness
Mozambique: Navigating this new travel hotspot


Corporate Global Citizenship – Aligning Business with Social Impact
A day out amongst the white lions of Johannesburg


The Glory of Marrakesh
First person: The reverse (other) culture shock


When Travel Goes Bad: Death in Africa
Youssou N’Dour: Answering a Familiar Call


In Step with Fela! Yeah-yeah!

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