Monday, April 4, 2011


A former German and French colony that has only had two leaders, both from the same families for its entire existence. It is one of the largest coffee and cocoa exporters in the world and is the prime drivers of its economy.  Togo is currently going through a political transition period and the success of these transitions will determine the future of the country.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


One of the more successful African countries. Ghana has a stable democracy and is wealthier than its neighbors due to its abundance in natural resources. The country is still trying to get more people out of poverty, but has become a model for countries around it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Burkina Faso

After a month long break, I am back and continuing to blog.

Burkina Faso is a poor land locked African country. It is one of the poorest countries on earth and a majority of its citizens are sustenance farmers. It is relatively stable politically and it is a Muslim majority country.