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‘How long will you stay in Nouadhibou?’
‘I think just one night.’
‘Do you know where you’ll be staying?
‘Not yet, there’re a few options in the Lonely Planet that seem okay…’ 2,221 more words


Mauritania celebrates Ramadan

By Bakari Gueye in Nouakchott for Magharebia


At the mid-point of Ramadan, Mauritanians are heeding advice to advocate moderate discourse.

“Our genuine Islamic values require us to display solidarity and brotherhood at all times, and especially during this blessed month of transcendence and kindness among Muslims, despite all hardships,” President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on June 28th. 412 more words

Islamic History

Alcohol Use Around The World - In Colorful Pie Charts

Good luck finding a beer in Mauritania.

If you enjoy a drink now and then, and find pleasure in the collation of data, then you’re gonna love this: 137 more words

News You Really Need To See: "François Hollande’s African Adventures"

“François Hollande’s African Adventures”

The Economist, July 19-25, 2014, p.45


“France’s president, François Hollande, took office in 2012 knowing little of Africa. … Yet Africa has a way of intruding on French politics. 217 more words

News You Really Need To See


Educational options in Mauritania

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Classical Educational Institutions

Big is So Beautiful in Mauritania that they're Force-Feeding Girls as Young as Five

According to a study conducted in 2008 by the Mauritanian Minister of Social Affairs, about 20% of Mauritanian women either voluntarily participate, or are forced to participate in the practice of force-feeding. 571 more words


Justice Is Done – Oumar Moussa Ba


Oumar Ba (1921-1998) was a Mauritanian poet among the most prominent from his country. I chose him for review after visiting Mauritania a couple of months back. 711 more words