Set up in 2010, Dynamic Africa is a rich content-driven creative space with a Pan-African outlook established as an expressive platform for African experiences, African culture and African stories.

Dynamic Africa is a diverse multimedia platform, which curates global ideas, memes, attitudes and other phenomena that shape popular culture, with both a local and global African perspective.

CONTACT: dynamicafricablog@gmail.com

all submissions via email only


Recent Tweets @DynamicAfrica

Located in the Horn of Africa and expanding over the area known as the Afar Triangle - spanning across Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, lies a salty terrain known as the Danakil Desert.

Despite extremely high temperatures - the highest recorded temperature being 64.4°C/148°F - the region is home to the Afar People who have lived in the area for centuries. Afar People are highly skilled at mining the salt in the area by hand, aided with the use of specially crafted tools.

The Danakil Depression, which forms part of the Afar Triangle, hosts the lowest point in Africa - Lake Asal which lies at 155 metres or 509 feet below sea level.

Many volcanoes also exist in the region, including Erta Ale and the Dabbahu Volcano. In recent years, the Erta Ale volcano has erupted three times - in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The most recently recorded eruption of the Dabbahu volcano was on September 26, 2005.

Within the Erta Ale range lies the Dallol volcanic crater which was formed by a combination of the intrusion of basaltic magma in Miocene salt deposits and subsequent hydrothermal activity. The green liquid, which can be seen above, that surrounds the crater are discharged from hot springs in the area that release brine and acidic liquid. The term Dallol was coined by the Afar people and means dissolution or disintegration describing a landscape made up of green acid ponds (pH-values less than 1) iron oxide, sulfur and salt desert plains.

  1. estayaya reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  2. inthedrft reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  3. octoberchan reblogged this from invictascientia
  4. royaldragon5 reblogged this from radicalmuscle
  5. lukeybabee reblogged this from radicalmuscle
  6. radicalmuscle reblogged this from dynastylnoire and added:
  7. rainpoureddown reblogged this from turtletot43
  8. turtletot43 reblogged this from cocksuckerjoe
  9. norwegianlicorice reblogged this from launcelotdulac
  10. rayathezig reblogged this from launcelotdulac
  11. superheroes-and-fairytales reblogged this from launcelotdulac
  12. launcelotdulac reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  13. cocksuckerjoe reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  14. aldoalmeida reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  15. auctor1881 reblogged this from invictascientia
  16. richestwarlord reblogged this from invictascientia
  17. invictascientia reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  18. pierrebennu reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  19. shesophisticated reblogged this from my-opossum-is-awesome
  20. my-opossum-is-awesome reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  21. ericac27 reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  22. awissah-bobissa reblogged this from thefrostingandcherryontop
  23. laysgetmelaid reblogged this from loranuss
  24. loranuss reblogged this from estayaya
  25. dihuang reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  26. sydaustralia reblogged this from dynamicafrica
  27. robintheghost reblogged this from dynamicafrica