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Peace Corps Visit to Africa

A recent ad in my International Travel News magazine caught my eye—one huge advertiser was advertising trips to Mauritania with the slogan “New.” I settled in for a memory trip as I paged through the article, wishing I’d written it. 1,753 more words

Travel

The Owner Who Saved Himself

When the Titanic sank in 1912, most of the blame for the disaster centered on White Star Line’s chairman and managing director, J. Bruce Ismay. After all, it was his ship that caused more than 1500 deaths on its maiden voyage. 430 more words

Titanic

The Endless Journey

I gave up on mainstream news and network television almost twenty years ago.  After several trips overseas and an opportunity to look in on the U.S. 2,714 more words

Mauritania condemns "riots" against Saudi Arabia Embassy in Iran

Mauritania has condemned violence witnessed at the Saudi Arabia Embassy in Iran following the execution of a Shiite cleric by Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia, a source from Mauritania’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. 76 more words

Africa

Regional security through police reform

This bulletin from the U.S. Institute of Peace considers regional insecurity in North and West Africa, and points to police reform as a key step forward. 14 more words

Africa

Mauritania: No Country for Old Refugees

By Jacob Lindelöw Berntson

When most people hear the word ‘Mauritania’, they probably wonder: ‘where is that?’ Some may, perhaps, think of slavery. The country’s deep-rooted problems with slavery have caught the eyes of the outside world in recent years. 1,097 more words

Refugees