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1. Posted by Elnaz (Inactive 296 posts) 9y

Hello
I request you, if you traveled to Africa please speak about this continent
Is there any modern country in this continent?
How does people live there?
Is there enough food for them?

Mr Micheal , i saw most of your photos are of Africa, so
i will be glad if you speak about my question too.

Thanks of all
Regards

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Most countries are underdeveloped, but there are some countries, like most north african countries and in the sout (south africa, namibia) who have good infrastructures and some relatively safe and modern cities (well, apart from Johannesburg which is not safe anywhere I guess).
I was pleasantly surprised of Namibia and Tanzania, with nice and friendly people and some great wildlife.
Roads were pretty good even the gravel roads in Namibia. Namibia has german influences, it was a german and later a south african colony.
Actually, most people have enough food to keep them alive, but lots of people in certain areas (like darfur for example) have not. It's mainly the areas which are in (civil) ware that don't have enough food and die.
Also, now and then there are floods or droughts, with bad road connectoins meaning people don't have food either. This was the case in Ethiopia and Niger recently.
It's a great continent, where rich and poor live close to eachother, great beaches and wildlife, but criminality is part of life as well.

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Elnaz, do you know what a fruit loop is?

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Elnaz

I was in Egypt, Kenya and Uganda.
Africa is a varied continent and people behave differently, in each country. There are also a number of different religions. For example Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria are predominantly muslim. I am not sure which religion most people have, in the other countries.

A lot of countries in Africa, are riddled with corruption, so many people, except those in the governments, and those the governments favour remain very poor. Because their governments are corrupt, these countries are unhealthy trading partners for more developed countries. This means, that if the European Union or the US trade with them, it will not increase the wealth of the ordinary people, in these countries.

Not all countries have enough food for their poeple. Also, basic education in these countries costs more, than many parents can afford, for their children.

There are a lot of wars, and political unrest, which is another thing which contributes to the poverty, of many African countries. Although many would say, that it is the poverty, which causes the wars, in the first place.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 1:58 AM by Mel. ]

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Find everything about Africa on google.com

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

In addition,
Some african countries are coming up again in positive ways. Sierra Leone for example was in a civil war for about a decade, but the last couple of years the tourists find their way again to the unspoilt beaches, friendly people and relatively safe conditions.
Some countries in Africa are best avoided condidering safety for travels:
Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Tchad and Sudan (although partly), Somalia (for sure totally!), Congo and Burundi.
Africa is so vast, you have the nomadic people like Touareg in the Sahara to the San people with the klicking language in the southern desert of the Kalahari.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Find everything about Africa on google.com

Censorship!!!!
If people from certain countries google they may not find the same information as we do.
The internet is a thorn in the side, of dictatorship governments, and they are doing their best, to control it. Luckily this is very difficult, for them.
In Iran, the government are currently collecting their own web masters, to make sites, which they want Iranian people to see, which will give their own version, of what is going on, in the world. They hope to block all access to sites they dont want people to see.They are only having limited success with this, as u can see. We can talk about any information here, that we want, and everybody who is a member of this site can read it. ;)

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 8:58 AM by Mel. ]

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Find everything about Africa on google.com

Google.com? Who is this one and how do I contact him?

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Google.com? Who is this one and how do I contact him?

write him a letter with your feminine touch, James:):

Mr.Google Google
Google street 13
Google city 13331
Google island nr. 13
Googlonia

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting james

Google.com? Who is this one and how do I contact him?

write him a letter with your feminine touch, James:):

Mr.Google Google
Google street 13
Google city 13331
Google island nr. 13
Googlonia

I know him, he is living at the googriver with is wife goggles

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 12:26 PM by Utrecht ]