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The Harragas of Algeria.

Why are so many young people leaving Algeria? Unlike Syria or Libya, Algeria is supposedly a beacon of stability in a troubled region and it enjoys vast wealth from its oil and gas resources. 454 more words


North Africa Media Roundup

Tunisia’s young democracy stumbles under terror threat

The seven men spent a week in a Tunisian prison on terrorism charges, suffering what they claim was torture under custody, before a judge released them for lack of evidence. 424 more words


IOM Trains Mauritanian Border Police, Gendarmerie on Border Management


IOM Trains Mauritanian Border Police, Gendarmerie on Border Management


GENEVA, Switzerland, August 25, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ IOM and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) are this week providing training on border management, migration and human trafficking for 18 border control officers in Kaédi, Mauritania… 186 more words


Chinguetti: the library of the desert

Chinguetti is a medieval trading centre in Mauritania.

Between the 13th and 17th centuries Sunni pilgrims en route to Mecca gathered here to trade, gossip and pray. 46 more words

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Recettes des hydrocarbures : Une chute de plus de 42%

Les recettes algériennes provenant des exportations d’hydrocarbures ont baissé, durant les sept premiers mois de 2015, de 42,08% en raison de la chute des prix du pétrole qui entraîne, depuis l’entame de l’année, un creusement du déficit commercial. 402 more words


The On Think Tank Interview: Djibéry Doucoure and Mohamed Fadel Ball, from Mauritanie Perspectives

With less than four million inhabitants, widespread illiteracy and a long history of authoritarian rule by military strongmen, Francophone Mauritania seems an unlikely breeding ground for think tanks. 1,569 more words

Think Tanks

Mauritania's new anti-slavery law

Campaigners have welcomed Mauritania’s new anti-slavery law which makes the offence a “crime against humanity”.

According to the AFP news agency, the new law, passed on Wednesday, also criminalises “10 other forms of slavery”, including forced marriage and handing a woman over to another man without her consent after the death of her husband. 84 more words

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