Category Archives: Books on North Africa

The Road to Tombouctou (or Timbuctoo)

In case you didn’t know–the French Foreign Legion is again engaged in military operations in the Saharan Desert–primarily in northern Mali.  On 11 January, the French, with some NATO allies playing a supporting role, launched several lighting quick military operations … Continue reading

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Books on North Africa 5: Across the Great Deserts

The following is an excerpt from a book called “Across the Great Deserts” written by P. T. Etherton (Colonel Percy Thomas Etherton).  It comes from Part One of the book that covers the Saharan Desert (the other parts cover the Kalahari … Continue reading

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