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Traveling In Enigmatic Cote d’Ivoire

Traveling In Enigmatic Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire gained recognition as an economic phenomenon of Africa, and was once looked upon as a role-model for sustaining stability on the African continent. This land never broke from its colonial masters, its post-independence leaders persuaded French capital to create contemporary infrastructure and add up significant developments in Cote d’Ivoire. The first president Houphouët-Boigny was a charismatic personality who encouraged a fusion of practical western capitalism and African values. However, his dream didn’t turn into reality as the society he directed was far away from being liberal and all his efforts went in vain after his death. Subsequently, followed line-up of coups and rebellions which shattered the country adversely and eventually the Northern-led insurgency in  [...]

Blend Of Rich Culture And History, Benin

Blend Of Rich Culture And History, Benin

If you are on a lookout for an exceptional location in West Africa that should a treasure of fun, culture and history, then Benin should not be missed out. Hailing from a rich legendary background, Benin is distinctly club-shaped country and lies on the western fringes of Nigeria. Once this country was seen with tremendous amount of respect and formidable fear as it was reputed to be strongest Empires in Africa- the Dahomey Kingdom. Tourists can catch sights of the esteemed ancient Dahomeyan’s Palaces and temples in Abomey, where the remnants have been preserved. Visit to Ouidah is heartrending and acquaints of the treasures accumulation which came from slave trade. Slaves were constrained to move to Brazil and Caribbean through the Route d’Esclaves path in Ouidah, moving from here onwards  [...]