Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, al Dar al-Bayda) is the biggest city in Morocco as well as its main port. The city covers 324 sq km (125.1 sq mi) and has a population of 2.9 million people (2011 estimate) within a metropolitan area of 3.6 million. The city is the economic and business hub for Morocco. […]


Algeria is a major country on the African continent. Covering 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the second biggest country in Africa – after Sudan – and the biggest facing the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the 11th biggest in the world. For such a big country, its population is quite low, around […]


Senegal is a country in western Africa. It covers 196,723 sq km (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of 13.7 million people. The capital and biggest city is Dakar. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the south. It completely surrounds The […]

Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Keetmanshoop is a small city in southern Namibia. Located in the Karas region, it has a population of 16,000 people (2011 estimate). The name is Afrikaans for “Keetman’s hope”. It was also known before the colonial era by the indigenous name of ǂNuǂgoaes, which means “black marsh”. More on Keetmanshoop The first European to arrive […]


Gambia is a small country in West Africa. Commonly called The Gambia, it is in fact the smallest country on mainland Africa, covering just 10,380 sq km (4,007 sq mi). It has a population of 1.7 million people (2011 estimate) and is one of the few countries in West Africa where English is the official […]