Lovely hand painted pots and bowls to buy in Essaouira
Nice hand painted pots and ashtrays, great souveniers from Essaouira.
Beautiful fresh fish from this local market in Essaouira. Tip: dont buy the day after a windy day as ...
Very narrow alley with souvenirs galore.
A Jewellery shop along Sidi Mohamend Ben Abdallah.
Another panorama from alleyway I have coinde as 'rug alley' very impressive colored rugs for sale.
Beautiful alley way with lots of colorful rugs on display
Um - if you want to buy a bag and are in Essaouira you could buy here, no problem - just say 'What i...
Traditaional style Moroccan riad, my eyes have been opened to this style of design. This riad has 3 f...
Inherited through the ages, and transmitted from father to son, woodworking is one of the most attrac...
Outside an attractive pottery shop along Rue Laalouj
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.