Times are tough… Even for camels

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

BBC News ids doing a series on how shoppers and traders are fairing in marketplaces around the world during this global recession. Most recently, they reported on the Birqash Camel Market in northern Cairo, Egypt.

What is Chad’s secret?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Deep in the Ennedi Massif in northeastern Chad lies The Sahara’s Secret Garden.

Driven by the instincts of an explorer

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

John Hare’s Shadows Across the Sahara is an amazing read, recreating Hanns Vischer’s 1906 journey along the old trade route from Tripoli to Lake Chad.