Saharan Desert in Morocco
Off-roading in the Morroccan part of the Sahara heading for Mhammid. This was the only moment that day, that the sun broke through the layer of sand blown up by strong winds.
Dried lake east of the dunes of Erg Chegaga.
Acacia at the edge of the oasis Sacrèe west of M'hamid in southern Morocco
In the middle of nowhere of the northern Sahara three dromedaries look for some food in the desert la...
Sunrise on top of the great dunes of Erg Chigaga in Southern Moroc
Sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chigaga in the northern Sahara
Sunrise in the dunes of Erg Chigaga in the Northern Sahara
Bivouac under the stars at M'Hamid - Morocco That night was full moon, what a good opportunity to sho...
A very nice sunset in the desert of Morocco.
Nomad house on top of a hill. The rainshower just passed us overhead.
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.