The country is Mali. Situated in West Africa, the country served as a crossroads to ancient trading routes thousands of years ago. The salt trade started in the north and ended in Timbuktu. The Niger River which crisscrosses the country is a source of food and vitality for its people. The Dogun Country can be explored where villages which are several thousand years old can still be seen as if they have not changed. Mali is one of the countries which tourism has bypassed but has an interesting history and worth a visit.
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