the Western, Desert

The Western Desert of Egypt is a vast expense of barren wilderness covering close to 3 million square kilometers of the country. It stretches westward from the Nile Valley into Libya in the west and Sudan in the south. Although the Western Desert occupies two thirds of Egypt, it is practically uninhabited, save for a […]


Libya is a huge country on the central part of North Africa. Covering 1,759,541 sq km (679,359 sq mi), it is the fourth largest country in Africa. The country is however sparsely populated, with only a population of 6.4 million people (2011 estimate). The capital and biggest city is Tripoli. Libya is bordered by Egypt to the east,Sudan […]

Mutare, Zimbabwe

Mutare is a city in the province of Manicaland, on the eastern part of Zimbabwe. With a population of 170,000 people (2012 estimate), it is today the fourth largest city in the country. More on Mutare Established in 1897, Mutare was originally called Umtali. It was granted city status in 1971 and renamed Mutare in […]

Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Masvingo is the capital of Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. It is located on the south-central part of the country. More on Masvingo Masvingo was founded in 1890 and was one of the earliest colonial settlements in the country. It was originally called Fort Victoria until 1982, when it was renamed Nyanda. However the name did not […]


Cameroon is a country on the west coast of central Africa. It covers 475,442 sq km (183,568 sq mi) and has a population of about 19.2 million people (2011 estimate). Its capital is Yaoundé while its largest city is Douala. More on Cameroon Cameroon is bordered by Equitorial Guinea, Gobon and the Republic of the […]