A once-prized coffee species, rediscovered in West Africa decades after it was thought to have disappeared, is just as tasty as high-end Arabica and more resilient to climate change, scientists said, adding that the forgotten bean could help future-proof quality coffee france24.com/en/live-news…
[SportsCenter] After he was drafted by the Colts, Kwity Paye said his mom was "done working and she's retired." From West Africa to the NFL, this is the story of how @OfficialKwity honors his mother for all the sacrifices she made so her children could have a better life. twitter.com/sportscenter/…
A poster representing 7 soldiers in the uniforms of the British Empire from: West-Africa, India, Canada, New-Zealand, Australia and two from Great Britain, 1939.
I am a noble in a South Nigerian kingdom in the mid-19th century (a few decades before colonization). I have never left my kingdom but I am quite well-off by local standards. What are the living conditions like? How much do I know about the wider world outside West Africa?
I’m in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and saw this building on the west side of Africa. It’s labeled “Harambe House”. Anyone know what it is? Just curious. (possibly NSFM)
26 M, no friends, PhD student, unemployed, living a sad life in West Africa, Roast me, do your worst mothersuckers
South Africa is farther East, West, North and South than Lesotho
Medieval city wall of Kano, modern-day Nigeria, West Africa. Majority of it is gone due to population increase, erosion and insufficient conservation efforts. reddit.com/gallery/mq39sb
Did anyone from West Africa, I.e Songhai, Mali etc attempt to sail west across the Atlantic before the discovery of the Americas by Columbus? What did West Africans think was beyond the ocean?
West Africa teaser (more info in comments)
United Nations reports highest levels of hunger in West and Central Africa in the last decade - over 31 million people will be affected by skyrocketing food prices and shortages driven by conflict in the next few months news.un.org/en/story/2021…
The war on cocoa: Hershey Co. accused of not upholding sustainability efforts in West Africa | Critics charge Hershey has become more secretive about how it obtains its cocoa beans. nbcnews.com/business/busi…
Yemaya, orisha and patron spirit of rivers and oceans in the Yoruba religion. Worshipped in both West Africa and the Americas (Brazil and Cuba).
In 2012, a man named Spencer West, who was born without legs, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. He did it for charity, raising $750,000 to bring sustainable water to drought-ridden regions in East Africa.
TIL that a 14th century Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta went as far as modern Indonesia, China, India, Russia, Central Asia, Balkans, Spain, Tanzania, West Africa and Maldives, and was by far the most well-travelled human before the modern era. He wrote an account of his travels, known as The Rihlah. britannica.com/biography/…
French state backed company owns almost every major port in west Africa but western media is more concerned about China’s debt on African sovereignty
Scientists Rediscover a Rare, Wild Species That Could Save Coffee From Climate Change.The plant is stenophylla coffee or Coffea stenophylla, a wild & relatively rare species found in Upper West Africa. Compared with the more commonly used coffee plants, it's better equipped to handle climate shifts. sciencealert.com/a-rare-w…
Lion Mountains, West Africa representing 🇸🇱 #sorrynotsorry Where you from?!
Critical situation in west africa, here is a report from a recent poaching spree in senegal, some of the few leopards remaining in west africa have been killed by skin traffickers, this was seized recently. (https://www.eagle-enforcement.org/news/2-traffickers-arrested-with-4-leopard-skins-A651/)
This guy is playing the Kashakas, a percussion from West Africa, which consists of 2 small gourds filled with beans attached with a string. v.redd.it/vxhjax18s1861
Others complain about Greenland being hard, I have trouble with west Africa...
'British troops from invading columns refresh themselves at a waterfall', West Africa - 1915 (c)
south africa is farther east, west, north and south than lesotho
My wife and I went hiking yesterday at Castle Gorge in Magaliesburg. North West province, South Africa. reddit.com/gallery/n0le2i
South Africa is farther east, west, north and south than Lesotho
What have West Africans historically had to say about Back-to-Africa movements? Have they supported it, or did they find it silly? Or worse, insulting?
Alternate phrasing: have West Africans ever agitated for or supported the return of freed slaves or their descendants to West Africa? Or has Back-to-Africa sentiment only been present in Black American and white abolitionist communities?
I hope the use of "West Africans" isn't too broad — I'm trying to avoid falling into the portrayal of Africa as a single monolith, but, because European slave traders were active all across the West African coast, I feel this is the best I can do in this context.
I also want to say, I'm aware of Ghana's recent Year of Return 2019 and Right of Return policy, but for one, that's well on the near side of the 20 year rule, and for another, I want to know more about the rhetorical history in addition to the political, I suppose.
New scripts of West Africa
EEZ borders between Portugal, Spain and Morocco in West Africa
OGIRI OKPEI. Ogiri is a food flavoring produced from fermented oil seeds such as egusi seeds. It has a very strong aromatic smell that sets the whole house on a high pitch once the ogiri jumps into the soup pot. It originated from West Africa, precisely Igbo part of Nigeria and it is dark-brown i
Just posting some of my stuff I never show. Me and my mate goofing around in West Africa on a break
Back in 2018, I drove a 2006 Toyota Avensis from Hereford to Benin in West Africa through 13 countries. Here’s the video if anyone’s interested, feel free to ask questions youtu.be/KmrHGErmE7E
Africa West Area Presidency. Does anybody see what I see?
This guy is playing the Kashakas, an instrument from west Africa, which consists of two small gourds filled with rocks or beans. (if anyone is interested I put a link to buy them in comments) v.redd.it/u2n0hk7s6de61
🔥 Settlement on Lake Nokoué. Benin (West Africa) © Laurent Nilles
Smiling Caterpillar in West Africa
Anyone with experiences in West Africa?
I’m forming a plan for a future trip to essentially travel from Morocco to South Africa hugging the Atlantic coast of Africa. I have a few questions about some specifics.
I will be doing the trip by bicycle so it would involve lots of wild camping, I understand that always carries risks but are there any specific risks to that region which I wouldn’t have encountered in Europe/Asia/South America? I speak good French and English so there shouldn’t be an issue with languages for the most part until Angola
Given the nature of the trip it would be very hard to organise all my visas in advance, are there any countries where it would be impossible for a European to obtain a visa from an embassy in a neighbouring country?
The only country I would avoid completely is the DRC, and I would instead take a boat around it by entering Angola on its border with the republic of the Congo. The only other countries I have some concerns about are Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Cameroon is pretty unavoidable but I could easily skip Liberia and Sierra Leone if they are too dangerous. Has anyone had any experiences in these countries?
Thanks for reading!
TIL about the Voulet–Chanoine Mission, it was a French military expedition sent out from Senegal in 1898 to unify all French territories in West Africa. The expedition is remembered for its descent into depravity and extreme violence, actions which today would legally be considered war crimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vou…
[Serious] Redditors who live in Africa, what are your thoughts to how Africa is depicted in the west (poor and underdeveloped)?
In Africa, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West.
1606 map of West Africa [6736 x 4784]
Found on the tree outside my window (Jakkalsfontein Nature Reserve, West Coast, South Africa)