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Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, was one of the first countries in the 1990s to successfully effect the transition from dictatorship to a pluralistic...
Known as the land of 1,000 hills, this country couldn't be further from the cliched African image of arid deserts and dry bush. Winding roads hug verd...
While referring to Cameroon as 'Africa in miniature' has become a bit of a cliché, this statement certainly rings true: everything you would expect f...
With its giant mud-built mosques, villages carved into cliff-sides and massive camel caravans traversing the desert, Mali makes for a stunningly surre...
During Medieval times, the region that is now the Ivory Coast was at the centre of several major African trade routes, linking the empires which then ...
The Gambia may be mainland Africa's smallest nation, but it punches way above its weight in terms of attractions. With its glorious low-key beaches, b...
While its famous white sand beaches and luxurious hotels are its top attractions, Mauritius offers far more to do than most tropical islands, with sup...
Bordered to the East by the vast Congo River, the Republic of Congo is often confused with its bigger and more notorious sibling, the DRC, on the othe...

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Immortalised through the eponymous Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman movie and forever associated with honorary citizen Sir Winston Churchill, Casabl...
Fes
Bordered by the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and located on the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, Fès is one of the world’s best pr...
As beacons of tourism since the dawn of history, both Egypt and its capital possess an enduring appeal that hardly needs explaining.
The safari capital of the world, Nairobi is the gateway to the Africa everyone imagines - wildebeest roaming across the plains and Maasai villages at ...
It was once home to the battling people of Carthage, but for the populace of Libya’s capital Tripoli, war is today less a source of pride and more a...
Snake charmers, magic potions and hidden palaces: Marrakech brings the most outlandish travellers' tales to life.
Cape Town is a city that proves you really can have it all, whether you want vast sandy beaches, top notch vineyards, waterfront restaurants or magnif...
Dar es Salaam offers attractive colonial architecture, labyrinthine streets, reasonable restaurants and lively markets.
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