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Who Calls the Shots?: Boko Haram and the Legacy of Military Leadership in Nigeria

When Boko Haram operatives attacked a Nigerian military outpost near the village where I lived in northern Cameroon in 2011, locals condemned the assault. But they admitted that something had to be done about soldiers who, they said, regularly apprehended people and held them for ransom. 599 more words


The Friday photo - My four camels in the Sahara

To finish every week travel-inspired, I tell you every Friday about one of the photos of my blog’s header.

This week, I’ve selected a photo taken in December 2007 in Mauritania. 172 more words


Flash! Friday: Vol 3 - 12

Welcome back! Always a pleasure seeing you here. Flash fiction madness, you know, isn’t limited to writers; I can’t count the number of Fridays I’ve spent refreshing my screen after 12:01am, eager to read your stories. 410 more words

Flash Fiction


Timbuktu (Drama); Elenco: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki; Diretor: Abderrahmane Sissako; Mauritânia/França, 2014. 97 Min.

O cinema africano é o filho caçula na História do cinema mundial. 1,026 more words

Resenha Cinematográfica

Special Guest Post by Christopher Hemmig on Land Tenure and Social Activism in Mauritania

On November 11th of last year, several Mauritanian anti-slavery activists were arrested near the southern border town of Rosso , the last stop on a caravan tour they were conducting through communities in the… 1,425 more words

West Africa

Hello Nouackchott!

After been stuck in a woody-patch for close to eight hours, we finally got the vehicle fixed and sped out of that ‘God-forsaken’ terrain. I arrived in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania at dawn and then checked into a khaima, a spacious and breezy low-hanging Ghadafi-modelled tent used by nomads and camel herders, often featuring a mat-covered floor and cushions spread about inside. 167 more words

Creative Writing

Epic journey on board the iron-ore train in Mauritania

An epic, fundamentally unpleasant, yet unforgettable adventure. 24 hours of physical and emotional challenge. The kind of travel experience I am glad I once was young and crazy enough to do, and know very well that I will not repeat. 1,792 more words