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Most leaders shun Arab League summit

Only seven of 22 heads of state attended the conference, held in Mauritania for the first time. The lack of leaders led to the event being cut to just one day. 451 more words


Militants Seize Mali Army Base, 12 Killed

At least 12 soldiers have been killed, and a further 27 wounded, after militants attacked and captured an army base, in central Mali. 93 more words


Toronto mining firm gives Canada a bad name

The ‘Ugly Canadian’ strikes again.

Toronto-based Kinross Gold recently suspended work at its Tasiast mine to protest an order from Mauritania’s government that unpermitted ‘expatriates’ stop working on the massive project. 643 more words

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Travel theme: a fennec in Mauritania

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Close.

Fennecs are little wild foxes that live in the Sahara desert; they are not the most approachable animals, and the closest I could come to one was in a hostel in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. 48 more words


Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Brief description

Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. 74 more words


Banc d'Arguin National Park

Brief description

Fringing the Atlantic coast, the park comprises sand-dunes, coastal swamps, small islands and shallow coastal waters. The contrast between the harsh desert environment and the biodiversity of the marine zone has resulted in a land- and seascape of outstanding natural significance. 53 more words


Average Weekend in #Mauritania

No Political Prisoners
Yesterday, I read (and shared) an interview with Mauritania’s Aziz, in which he boasted that there are no political prisoners in Mauritania – he was only able to do that because of the very recent… 275 more words