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Geotag Icon Through The Gambia: “We have peanuts, so we have peace”

Blog posted by on Oct 22nd, 2009

Two weeks in The Gambia; from Barra’s brothels and Banjul’s bumsters to red roads and rural rivers.



Geotag Icon Baobabs and toubabs in northern Senegal

Blog posted by on Oct 5th, 2009

After the end of Ramadan in St Louis, we set off for a slow, eight day cycle through rural Senegal’s backroads, passing through savannah and peanut farms, villages and holy cities, towards the Gambian border.



Geotag Icon A short(ish) history of St Louis

Blog posted by on Sep 18th, 2009

One way or another, we’ve spent quite a bit of time in St Louis, a tiny island in the north of Senegal. As the end of Ramadan approaches, Bex looks at the city past and present.



Geotag Icon Spotlight: all about argan

Blog posted by on Jun 22nd, 2009

The first in a series of “spotlights” on people, projects and ideas that we find inspiring. This one’s on the argan tree, the women’s cooperatives who extract oil from it, and the tree’s importance in preventing desertification.



Geotag Icon Thoughts from Sidi Ifni: tourism, climate change and roadside encounters

Blog posted by on Jun 7th, 2009

We’re now in a small town overlooking the sea at the edge of the desert where the electric lights flicker and goat meat sizzling on charcoal sends drifts of smoke across the streets at night.



Geotag Icon Cycling through a changing country

Blog posted by on May 27th, 2009

A cliff-top tree near the surfer hideaway of Immessouane, Morocco. © Listen to Africa

I’m writing this on the balcony of a small apartment in Agadir, southern Morocco. I have geraniums around me and palm trees in front of me and, just inside, there’s a cool, breezy apartment – with a bath! And a fridge!