Above: a contortionist performs at the Calabar Carnival in Cross River State of Nigeria, 2018.

APE ACTION AFRICA contributed the video "Nona's Story". They are doing outstanding work saving and rehabilitating gorillas, chimpanzees and baboons in Cameroon.

DMITRI DANSOU lives in Savalou, Benin and reports on culture and other news. He recorded the "Revenants dance" track on our Dispatches page. Dmitri films and records dances and ceremonies in Benin. Here's one:

DYNAST AMIR (at far left) is a Pan-Africanist, American businessman and Prince of Ororuwo, Nigeria.

MATEJ AND ZUZANA DOLINAY created LIVING ZOOLOGY film studio. They produce wildlife documentary films focused on zoological research, the lives of wild animals and ecological problems. Many projects show reptiles and amphibians, because Matej is a herpetologist.

JEAN-MICHEL CLAJOT is a well-known Belgian filmmaker and photographer. His work has been published in Le Monde, CNN.com, National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Grands Reportages, China News.

He contributed the film "Scarification in Benin" and his photos of tribal scarring.

NABIL ZORKOT is a professional publisher and photographer living in Ivory Coast. He contributes photos of festivals as well as aerial views of the region.

DON AND CHERRY MARSHALL produce videos about their multicultural marriage and visits to Africa. Don is Scottish, Cherry is from Sierra Leone in West Africa. Watch for more videos from them in the future.

CAMERON KARSTEN is a multi-talented Seattle-based photographer. His article "Vodou Footprints" was recently published in GEO magazine. [See Power and Magic page.] 

Above: the Obong of Calabar is greeted and seated among his Efik people of southern Nigeria.

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KUMAKONDA AFRICAN EXPEDITIONS in Madrid, Spain specializes in adventure travel in West Africa. Their videos of overland travel in West Africa can be seen on our site's Home page.

Above: a female figurine of the Bwa people, also known as the Bobo-Wule, of Burkina Faso and Mali.

AMED MACKIE is a Sierra Leone businessman who documents West Africa. He contributed "A teenage girl's life in Freetown".


SOULEYMANE MAHAMAN is a well-known director from Agadez in Niger. He has made many outstanding films about the Ténéré desert, its traditions and celebrations. He contributed "Roumdji".

[Souleyman Mahaman est réalisateur de la télévision nationale au Niger et directeur de Tal TV. Il est né à Dosso et a grandi à Agadés.]

JOHN R. PLATT  is an American journalist and editor specializing in wildlife and environmental issues. He writes for Scientific American, TakePart, Vice and other publications. He has published six thousand articles.

GLENN SCHERER is an American contributing editor at Mongabay.org. His environmental writing also appears on ScientificAmerican.com, Salon.com, DailyClimate.org, Grist.org and in more than 150 U.S. newspapers. 

DENNIS VAN VLIERBERGHE of Antwerp, Belgium contributed his knowledge of West African spiders. His website is a tremendous resource for naturalists and collectors.