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The Brides of Mopti

The Niger River runs 4000 kilometers through Western Africa. Its existence was known to the Romans, although few people were aware of its source. Mungo Park explored the Mali interior finding death beyond the relative safety of Timbucktoo. It was a common end for most European seeking the shrink the expanse of ‘terra incognita’ on […]

Bamako On The Strong Brown God

Bamako is the fast-growing capitol of Mali. The word ‘Bamako’ means crocodile in the Bambara language and the ancient town has served as a market town since Empire of Ghana dominated the region. The city of 2 million inhabitants straddles the Niger River. Three bridges span the wide river. During the dry season two causeways […]

From Here To Timbucktu