That's my life ...

Africa, Guru Geri's second love

Clear, Europe is my home continent and my first love, but Africa is second, particularly south of the Sahara. After I have been first time in Africa, 1983 in Egypt, I felt at home and enjoyed the strange environment and culture as well as challenges. Already as secondary school pupil, 16 years old,  I was working in a Brot für die Welt youth group in East Frisia on the topic if "Hunger in Africa - the case of Oromoland in Ethiopia". It was to heavy for me, I left the group. After 40 years I went to Ethiopia as GIZ expert to solve hunger problem, as part of the BMZ special initiative "OneWorld - NoHunger". I saw the continent is crashing and close to the collapse. But I like and love it. The people, the wilderness, the culture, the history and at least my personal experiences. If I would have been born 200 years ago, I would have been a colonialist in Namibia or South Africa, a good one.

  • Africa
  • Africa countries
  • Africa statue

My travel stories of African countries are found here:

  1. Algeria
  2. Angola
  3. Benin
  4. Botswana
  5. Burkina Faso
  6. Burundi
  7. Cabo Verde
  8. Cameroon
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Congo Republic
  13. Côte d'Ivoire
  14. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  15. Djibouti
  16. Egypt
  17. Equatorial Guinea
  18. Eritrea
  19. Eswatini
  20. Ethiopia
  21. Gabon
  22. Gambia
  23. Ghana
  24. Guinea
  25. Guinea-Bissau
  26. Kenya
  27. Lesotho
  28. Liberia
  29. Libya
  30. Madagascar
  31. Malawi
  32. Mali
  33. Mauritania
  34. Mauritius
  35. Morocco
  36. Mozambique
  37. Namibia
  38. Niger
  39. Nigeria
  40. Rwanda
  41. São Tomé and Príncipe
  42. Senegal
  43. Seychelles
  44. Sierra Leone
  45. Somalia
  46. South Africa
  47. South Sudan
  48. Sudan
  49. Togo
  50. Tunisia
  51. Uganda
  52. United Republic of Tanzania
  53. Westsahara
  54. Zambia
  55. Zimbabwe