Just over the border from Nigeria is the region of Central Africa. Located just above and below the equator, this area is wet and steamy! Rainforests dominate the southern landscape, and it rains all year long. As you move north of the equator, the land dries and turns to grassland. In Chad, the grasslands turn into the hot Sahel region.
Let's visit Cameroon, a country with more than 200 different ethnic groups, one of the richest mixes of peoples in Africa. Though Cameroon has had its difficulties, it has prospered from its production of oil and used that money to rebuild the country. Its landscape includes mountains to the west, grasslands to the north, and tropical plains to the south. Similar to many of the other countries we've visited, most of the people in Cameroon are farmers or herders and live in villages or small towns. Some of these people move into the larger urban areas to find better work.
In West Africa, history is passed on through stories and music. In Senegal, storytellers called griots go from village to village passing on stories, poems, and songs.