DEMOKRASHNIKOV - a summary of West Africa 2006 October 1st 2006 Eight full months it has taken us to traverse this huge region (the size of the contiguous U.S. without Texas.). From entering Mauritania on the first of February, to leaving Cameroon on the last of September.
A region of strong religious belief, poverty and corruption. But also a region of great happiness, striking colours and wonderful music.
West Africa has some of the worst governments in th ... read more
Africa » Togo French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, continued to rule well into the 21st century. Despite the facade of multiparty elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government continued to be ... ... read more