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 […]

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 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. […]