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“Timbuktu” Offers African Perspective on Islamic Jihad

Film Review/ “Timbuktu,” opens January 30 at Sundance Kabuki, SF

Arriving at an auspicious time—after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in France and reports of a Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria have raised global concerns over militant jihadists—Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissoko’s sixth film,   909 more words

2000 Seasons

Serializing us

One of them hit me hard across the face, and quickly put the goggles on my eyes, earmuffs on my ears, and a small bag over my head. 1,056 more words

Editorial And Opinion

Still Having Desert Adventures; Part 8

Several people have started following my blog recently, and I wanted to say hello and welcome. Also, I love comments! And now, back to our regularly scheduled overly-long story… 1,208 more words


Drive north 100kms and turn left at the tyres.

These were pretty much the instructions for my fishing trip, Get onto the Nouadibhou road going north, after 100 kms you will see three tyres on the left hand side, turn left there, follow the track until you’re about to drive into the sea. 406 more words


The faithful.

In the centre of Nouakchott, in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Sunday sees the gatherings of the small but nonetheless not insignificant Christian population.

There are no problems in the city, I’ve been here 18 months and the two different religions live happily alongside each other. 76 more words


DROI Chair Elena Valenciano condemns the imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid (Mauritania)


DROI Chair Elena Valenciano condemns the imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid (Mauritania)


STRASBOURG, France, January 20, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the two-year imprisonment sentence of Mr Biram Dah Abeid, Brahim Biala Ramdhane and Djiby Sow (he was released under judicial control in November 2014) issued on 15 January by a Mauritanian Court, the Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament declared the following: 211 more words


Mauritania and the Iron Ore Tracks

After a couple of great days in Dakhla, watching the kite surfers and enjoying some red wine with our new German friends Ellen & Perry, we left for Mauritania. 2,084 more words