Erik Hersman, who grew up in Kenya and Sudan, is the White African, and his blog is a great read.
This week he posts 15 tips for traveling to Africa. His suggestions are great, but be sure to read the comments as they are just as useful.
You should also trek on over to his other (group) blog, AfriGadget. The blog describes itself this way:
AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent. The stories of innovation are inspiring. It is a testament to Africans bending the little they have to their will, using creativity to overcome lifes challenges.
For example, with old clothes, a plastic bag, condoms, and some rope you can make a football (soccer ball)!
Or this repurposed Blockbuster Drop Box that is now an oven!