Street market and the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali, which was designated a world heritage site by Unesco in 1988. During the pandemic, the town was hard hit by illegal excavations and looting.
The Covid-19 pandemic will long be remembered for the lockdowns it imposed and the millions of lives it stole. A recent Unesco report reveals that it has also took a large toll on world heritage sites.
Tottenham Hotspur play Arsenal in a Premier League match in 2023, kit heavily branded.
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Many feel the money could be better spent developing local sport.
The Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Baluarte is just one of the attractions on Mozambique Island.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
A lifesize replica of a slave ship graces Project Marina.
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A grand new memorial park walks a fine line - between teaching about slavery and becoming a tourist trap.
A family of African elephants walk through the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.
Political and social instability in the country, as seen in frequent mass protests and xenophobia, threaten the flow of African tourists.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
Lydia Balidawa poses for a photo with a rehabilitated grey crowned crane at Uganda’s Pian Upe Game Reserve.
The reduction of foreign tourism is an opportunity for Africans to experience many of the continent’s premier parks at a discount.
Jimmy Kisembo, a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger looks up at a lion on his daily monitoring patrol in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
Africa’s public and private protected areas took a massive blow from the collapse in tourism because of the pandemic. Tourism is a key source of funding for managing protected areas.
Young Ghanaians in Europe visit home for different reasons.
Trips to their home countries by migrant youth help them create and update their relationship with the countries their families come from.
Tourists pose for pictures at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.
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In a rare series of interviews, the late Ghanaian leader spoke of how the country’s slave trade was revisited as a vehicle for economic development.
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The economic, social and conservation reasons why hunting remains relevant in southern Africa.
Arsenal FC’s new sponsor is Rwanda.
Political ethics and sports don’t match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Ghana’s Elmina Castle was has been declared a World Heritage Site and renovated as a tourism destination.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become marketable commodities.
Scuba diving must be done in a sustainable manner to preserve the industry.
Africa has a number of excellent scuba diving sites, but these must be maintained sustainably to keep attracting different divers.
Mauritius has used its natural beauty to draw tourists and develop its tourism industry. Other island nations could learn from this.
Mauritius’ experience proves that making more entertainment offerings available is key to driving tourism for island destinations.
Africa is the go-to destination for tourists seeking animal safari trips.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Hunting for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in South Africa.
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn’t stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa’s wide array of wild animals.
The Simien National Park in Ethiopia is home to globally threatened species.
There are several relatively unknown eco-friendly locations in Africa that adventure-seeking tourists would find delightful.
Anse Source d'Argent beach, La Digue island, Seychelles is one of Africa’s finest beaches.
Africa has some wonderful beaches. A serious traveller should visit at least one of them once in a lifetime.