Sierra, Leone

Sierra Leone is a small republic in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea, which surrounds it on the northern and eastern side, and Liberia to the southeast. Sierra Leone has a coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It covers 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq mi) and has a population of 6.2 million […]

Mauritania

Mauritania is a country in West Africa. It is one of the Maghreb countries, which include Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Mauritania covers 1,030,700 sq km (397,954 sq mi), and is bordered by Western Sahara to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and south, and Senegal to the southwest. […]

Cotonou, Benin

Cotonou is the largest city as well as commercial capital of Benin. It is located on the southeastern edge of the country, between the coast of Atlantic Ocean and Lake NokouĂ©. The city has a population of around one million people (2012 estimate). More on Cotonou Although the official capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, Cotonou […]

Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura is the capital, largest city and main port of Burundi. It is located on the western part of the country, on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Situated at 774 m (2,539 ft) above sea level, Bujumbura covers 86.54 sq km (33.41 sq mi) and has a population of over 800,000 people (2012 estimate). […]

Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali is the capital and biggest city in Rwanda. Located at the geographical heart of the country, at an elevation of 1,567 m (5,141 ft), Kigali covers 720 sq km (280 sq mi) and has a population of approximately one million people (2012 estimate). More on Kigali Kigali was founded in 1907, when Rwanda was […]